Monday, October 21, 2013

Parkas are for Apple Picking

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ASOS biker parka jacket in Khaki (c/o) // Forever 21 ivory lace dress // 
H&M faux leather waxed leggings // Target suede black ankle booties //
Chicwish gold spike chain necklace // H&M apple ring //
Lancome red lipstick in Rouge Baroque // 

Photography: Kristin P, tripod & remote

Casual Friday Snow White picking poison apples? Almost. The girls and I went apple picking Friday morning to savour the chilly beginning that signifies true fall, wearing jackets for a total of 2 days before clinging onto our winter coats with our chattering teeth. It was Fuji day and we totally sneaked a few juicy munches in the midst of the orchard (tee hee). Upon entering Trader Joe's to pick up some groceries afterwards, I discovered my sincere addiction for everything pumpkin, and had to run away before I carted every box of pumpkin pie, cheesecake, and macarons I saw.

You can imagine how ecstatic I was when ASOS contacted me for a collaboration! Best thing about this parka is the utilitarian satisfaction of having a zillion pockets with zippers, a hood, and drawstring to cinch in the waistline. I ordered a size UK 4 since that's what the sizing guide recommended, but probably need a UK 2 since it's quite long and boxy on me (see the petite version on Sydney). I paired this boyfriend-fit, tomboyish outerwear piece with a girly lace frock and waxed leggings to keep warm. Even though my package was stolen off my doorstep, the ASOS Facebook support team sorted everything out and had a replacement package sent to me in a week (works better than emailing support if your package ever gets lost en route from the UK).

So, where the heck have I been? Well ... skydiving, paragliding, running my first 5k, white water rafting on class V rapids, classy-venue a cappella gigs, learning to do front flips and pelvic exams. Though second year is busy and challenging, it's still possible to live unapologetically in between the madness :) It was also really nice to meet up with my friend Jenny, whom I haven't seen for a good two years, and chat about the good ole days over bubble tea. JJ was here to visit and we ate our fill of bibimbap, fancy comfort food brunch, and curry burritos, went to a local pumpkin festival (so much pumpkin everything - fudge, sloppy joes, pizza, and a 14-foot diameter pie!?) to cure my newfound addiction once and for all, and watched the original Carrie and other scary movies to celebrate the Halloween mood. Happy Monday!

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Sydney's Fashion Diary October 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM   said...

Hi Angie! cute outfit for apple picking. Sadly, I didn't have a chance to go this year. So many things to do, so little time. The jacket looks pretty long on you. I don't think it's the same jacket I wore on my blog though. Mine has a belt instead of a string. Do you think you can exchange for the petite version. Mine fits really well. Have a great Monday!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} October 21, 2013 at 11:31 AM   said...

I love your parka! I like that it toughens up your lace dress! Your apple picking pictures made me smile! Love the ones with the apple on your head! Cute!
Sincerely, Sara

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