Easing into the World of Skinny Jeans

I’ve been a huge fan of boot cut jeans for the past, I’d say, 6 years. I never really got into the flared jeans and when skinny jeans because trendy, I still stayed true to my boot cuts. I finally decided to take the plunge and try some skinny jeans and jeggings. (Yes, I tried those awful legging-tight jeans that are supposed to be flattering but ended up making me feel like my knees were suffocating.)

black & white

After trying on what felt like a mountain full of jeans (I think it was something in the range of 12-14 pairs), I decided on this one black pair of Citizen of Humanity jeans. I figured my closet could use its first pair of black denim.

One thing to note is that CoH makes perfect length jeans for a gal like me! I’m taller than the average girl and I always have a hard time finding jeans that don’t hover over my ankles. Thankfully, CoH makes jeans with a 34″ inseam!

very monochromatic!

side view!

After putting my outfit together (minus the shoes), I realized that I was rocking a very monochromatic palette (what else is new?). To spice things up a bit, I took my floral Geox flats for a spin. I haven’t worn these shoes for the past month and figured my outfit could use a bit more color than just black and white.

floral flats

very comfy floral flats!

Also, if you’ve been following me on Twitter, you probably noticed a ridiculous amount of tweets about a manicure. For me, I’m not one who usually goes out of my way to get a manicure so it was a really special occasion for me to get my nails done. I got a square-tipped French manicure on Tuesday and I seem to have already chipped a nail (I decided to play some beach volleyball tonight). Look at how pretty the nails look! I’m going to be sad when I end up chipping more than just one nail (which I think will happen within the next two days haha. I’m so bad with nail polish).

french manicure

Outfit Details:Flutter sleeve tank top (Old Navy), Vest (Urban Planet), Belt (Target), Black Skinny Jeans (Citizens of Humanity), Floral flats (Geox), sunglasses (Simply Vera via Kohl’s)

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Summer Breeze

It’s been a while since I made an outfit post despite the fact these photos have been sitting on my computer for a while. Whoops!

This has got to be my favorite outfit of the summer. Not only is it super cute but it’s so flowy and breathable that I can continue with my tree climbing silliness without worrying about feeling constrained. (Honestly, I don’t think I have any other dresses in my closet that I can go tree-climbing with!)

Tree Climbing

Outfit Details: Clara Bow Dress (Postlapsaria), Oh Sailor Shoes (BC Shoes), shorts (H&M)

Giving up

This dress makes me happy on so many levels. For starters, it’s made by my favorite independent designer (and blogger), Keiko Lynn. Secondly, it has a very sailor-esque feel to it and I love all things nautical themed. Also, have you seen the bow collar on this? Need I say more?

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Rain, Rain, Go away!

I promise that hanging out at the shooting range isn’t becoming a regular habit. The weather was less than stellar on Sunday, which ended up ruining a day of photo shooting for me. My friends and I ended up in downtown Seattle, ready to snap photos when it started to pour! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised… I am in Seattle, after all.

Since our plans got ruined, we headed to the shooting range. Sundays are ladies night, which means that if you have a female sharing a lane with you, rentals are free! woo hoo! I can’t say no to a good deal.

behind the glass

The only good thing about having a very monochromatic wardrobe is the fact that I can easily match with the headphones at the range. (kidding, kidding… this wasn’t planned at all.) I was really unsure if I wanted to share the photo below considering the ultra-flattering look on my face, but it’s the only photo of my full outfit. Just bear in mind I was dealing with some very loud BANG sounds as this photo was being taken (hence the scared face).

draping vests

Outfit details: tshirt (Forever 21), draped cardigan (Marshalls), Jeans (Guess), shoes (Target), necklace (anirtak)

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Getting Personal

When I first started this blog, I intended it to be a place for me to share my photos, random musings, cooking experiments, and the occasional outfit post. Turns out, I can’t exactly stick to this plan and may end up making this a little more of a personal blog about my day-to-day life.

If there’s something you must know about me, it’s probably the fact that I wear my emotions on my sleeve– It’s definitely my biggest flaw. Sometimes I wish I was a little more self-sufficient in terms of being able to handle my emotions by myself but sometimes I let them get the best of me and right now I feel like I’m just going through a little more than I can handle…

Long story short, I feel like I’ve been having a lot of trouble trying to adjust moving from one coast to the next. As much as I love to explore new cities and living in new places, I feel really torn about having to think about my future and where I think I will end up settling. Oh life, why do you have to be so difficult? Stop throwing me curve balls so I can actually start looking forward to something!!

frolicking in the sun

Outfit details: Lace halter dress (Asian online store), half leggings (Old Navy), half sleeve cardigan (Urban Planet), knotted flats (Target), ‘diamond’ necklace (Etsy)

close up of the lace

I promised myself even before I moved out to Seattle that I would try my best to make the most of my time here. I didn’t want to be caught up in all of life’s What Ifs and I promised myself that I would focus on me and do some soul searching. So here I am, giving this soul searching thing an honest effort and trying to figure out how to be content in unfamiliar surroundings and situations.

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Hello Kitty is my Hero!

Over the weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to meet my longtime hero. I know, I realize I’m not a five year old (anymore), but I’m still a little kid at heart. I’ve always loved Hello Kitty (My friends actually nicknamed me Hello Kitty because of the fact that I have these crazy 8-bit Hello Kitty PJ pants and forced my roommates to use a Hello Kitty toaster in our apartment) and I don’t think I’ll ever stop my obsession with this cute kitty.

Hello Kitty Outfit Details: Trench coat (Dynamite), jeans (Guess), Sandals (Birkenstock)

Sadly, I always imagined her to be taller. hahaha!!

Aside from meeting a life-sized Hello Kitty in the Sanrio store, my weekend was pretty low key. Sorted photos and started to clean out my closet. It seems like I only ever blog outfits when I’m wearing the same shoes or jacket or jeans. Sigh. I promise my summer wardrobe is a little more exciting than I make it out to be.

I hope you all had a great weekend!

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