Friday, December 23, 2011

What's Black and White and Red All Over?

quirky turkey glasses peek grunge ! bling it on phoenix au lait
H&M black fitted blazer w/ red lining (Euro 4) // Rue 21 "Le Moustache" print tee (L) //
H&M black and white pleated mini skirt (Euro 4) //
Forever 21? black leggings // Wild Diva peep toe suede ankle booties w/ bow tie accent (5.5) //
Thrifted red knit beret // H&M red gems and baubles statement necklace //
Claires black faux shiny croc bag // From Taiwan black frame glasses //

Photography: JJ

WORK IT, QUIRK IT. Hello lovelies! Been off the web for a few days, spending time with family in hot-hot-hot (relatively) San Diego. Had my computer off, finished reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, started another page-turner on my Nook: Brandwashed. It reveals the psychology behind how companies fool us into buying, buying, buying and as a blogger, it's certainly pertinent. Since I started 2.5 years ago, my closet has rapidly divided and colonized my life like some unruly E.coli. The pressure to consume, to buy the newest hyped lipstick, to online-browse the incessant discount offers, to hand over that hard-earned money. There haven't been many times when I've come home and not felt guilty about purchasing something. Up until high school and even through some of college, I refrained from consuming materialistically and was all about saving. What happened? Btw Day 7 of 12 Days of Fabulous (need to catch up I do)

This was my outfit for a day of finals studying at Kayak's Coffee (12/17). I spent more time eating and enjoying my gingerbread latte than chugging through 400 pages of boring academia, books, and journal articles, but it all worked out. My never-ending obsession with all things that are magically (in my head, at least) French, including BLACK/WHITE/RED colour schemes. In fact, standing in front of my closet I meant to do an all black/white outfit but with the hint of red on my blazer cuff, the red just kept piling on in the form of accessories. Got the red beret for 50 cents I remember at a thrift shop. It gave off an aura of grandma-knitted-it and head lice, but still, it has been one of my favourite pieces conducive to playing Parisian dress-up. Black tights with ankle booties elongate the legs, a readers' favourite H&M pleated skirt that was only $10 not-on-sale, and a $6 snarky print tee that fed my moustache obsession starting all the way back in the sweltering summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Can you believe it's a large? Yeah, makes no sense. 

Right now: attracting the bewildered attention of many a neighbor as I hurdle, jump, squat, pose, laugh in front of my tripod and remote/self-timer combo as the best boyfriend-photog in the world is on the other side of Cali. Also, forcing myself to finally get that blog shop running, which will include these booties :) Last but not least, making ambitious lists and resolutions as always. You can guess what's on there: get off my butt and exercise, stop being a hermit and enjoy college, stop picking my pimples. Realistically, let's aim to do at least one, mmkay self? 

To Peace. Love. And really long blog posts. Happy Holidays !

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Readers - what's your favourite colour combo?
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Kassidy December 23, 2011 at 11:29 PM   said...

That looks so darling on you! I love it~

Elisa ♥ December 24, 2011 at 8:49 AM   said...

cute outfit :D very christmas-y

Sydney's Fashion Diary December 24, 2011 at 11:52 AM   said...

You look great with the red lipstick. That skirt is so fun. Happy holidays to you and your family, Angie. Hope to see you soon =)

Unknown December 24, 2011 at 12:09 PM   said...

You are just too cute Angie! My fave color combo- so many lately...I love pink/gray and b/w is always classic : )

Anonymous December 24, 2011 at 5:19 PM   said...

Your expression is so cute in the first photograph! Merry Christmas and I hope that you are having a really lovely weekend; love the mustache shirt and looking forward to seeing your blog shop up and running.

Anonymous December 25, 2011 at 12:12 AM   said...

I love this outfit! so cute and quirky!!

Oreleona December 31, 2011 at 12:24 AM   said...

i love love this outfit!! ive been awol from your blog too long! trying to catch up on posts hehe :)

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