Monday, July 30, 2012

Motivational Monday

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Garage Sales We Will Go!

I LOVE TO THRIFT! It's way fun, like a huge treasure hunt! 

My sis and I biked to a nearby neighborhood garage sale this morning. We had to be back before 10 AM to watch Michael Phelps swim his first race, so we left at 7:45 AM!

My outfit for the excursion:

 I don't like wearing too much jewelry when exercising 'cause the sweat makes the jewelry stick to the skin in an unflattering and uncomfortable way.

Don't worry, the creepy shadow belongs to my sis!

 Close-up of my shorts. I love the texture!

Outfit Breakdown:
Sports-bra- Target
Tank top- Old Navy
Shorts- T.J. Maxx
Havaianas- gifted from a Brazilian exchange student 

Read More for what we thrifted at the garage sales!

Friday, July 27, 2012


I, love, I love, I just, I love the Olympics.

Did anyone read that right? Let me just reiterate, I, LOVE, THE OLYMPICS.

I can't even explain why, since I myself do not pursue a professional career in sports and I myself only practice a few but.. there's just something about worldwide, top-notch athletes gathered in one place, competing with the best... 

It's just, amazing. The fact that almost every country is able to back up and support their athletes in a universal event, I think, is really something (considering Earth's history).

For the next 17 days, you can bet I'll have only two things on my mind:

The Olympics & Team U.S.A.

Oh, right, and uh... kinda really want this.
just DIY one!

Nike Team U.S.A 2012 Olympic Gear
Some posters for this year's Olympics if you Read More>>

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Hauled from the Oak Park

I took the chance to go shopping with my ever so lovely sister...


KC is a huge area for good eats, fun shopping, and all over travel; there's a lot to see! 
It's a bit sad that where I live is a small city/big town, but this trip was massive in helping me pick up pieces of clothing I've been crrrraaaving for foreeeever i.e. something lacy...

Baseball Tee: Alternative Earth via Plato's Closet//Red Shorts: Abercrombie&Fitch//White V-Lace Dress: Monteau via TJ Maxx//Blue Scarf: Christopher & Banks//Bra: Victoria's Secret//Sweater and Peter Pan Collar Dress: XXI//Foldable Flats: BCBGeneration

Completely satisfied and more than excited to wear them all!
'Cept the sweater. Looking at it makes me sweat... BUT IT'S SO PERFECT.

Cheers to ever expanding wardrobes!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Motivational Monday

Fresh out of yet another leadership camp and weekend of fun, I'm ready to just throw away my exercise schedule in favor of some out-of-this-world mint chocolate chip gelato...


Huge haul up next (and that's just from this past weekend... I need to stop spending. Really.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Review: Facial Cleanser

I received the following cleanser for free from a Korean family friend.

It was a free gift.
This is the most drying cleanser I've ever used! I expected so much from it 'cause it's from The Face Shop, and I've heard great things about the store. But this 3 in 1 cleanser dried my skin OUT so much after one use that I had to skip the toner in case it stripped my skin even more. Then I had to apply mousterizer twice afterwards at different times for my skin to feel nice and smooth again.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Motivational Monday

'Twas 99º...

... and Heat Wave #2 has just begun!

This summer has been ridiculous, not one day has the high not been in the high 90s! 

Will this ever end?!

... okay, I know it shall, but, I am enjoying the summer... 
Curse my conflicting likes.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Currently Reading...

A great part about long vacations is coming home to loads of mail! My favorite kind of mail are MAGAZINES!!!

InStyle's our favorite! Full of practical fashion in an easy-to-read format!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Zara Sale.

And not just ANY sale, mind you, a real, cut-down, around 50% SALE. Just thought I'd share since I couldn't contain myself among the really affordable and beautiful, amazing quality clothes.
Zara basics should be in every girl's closet, they're THAT good.

I picked up a few pieces, but this beautiful dress either escaped me >pretty impossible< or just wasn't in the store I had gone to. Definitely the latter.

So so so obsessed.

I need

One size left; S.

Find it, and more, here.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Busy Body Bee

Since my return to the U.S.ofA., I'm embarrassed to admit that I have yet to find enough room for all of my new buys.

Did I go overboard? Maybe I need to get rid of some old stuff? Should I get some sort of organizing... thing?

All of these questions haunt me so. So, in the meantime, I've just been tackling organization one area after another and otherwise procrastinating relaxing.

Coming Soon: Some of my haul pictures. 
Now Playing: Just what I've really been doin'; NAILS.

NYC In a Minute Quick Dry >Clear< Polish, From China, Shisem Silver

Unfortunately, the "mint" is really more sea-foam green so I'm still on my search for the perfect mint nail-polish! Not to fear though, this metallic silver turned out beautifully. 

Coming up, a DIY project I did on a whim for the last days of summer. I can't decide between classic white v-neck and color-blocking... Suppose I'll be donning both tops with black skinnies this fall!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

China Haul 2012

Below is what I hauled this summer in China!

Prices are listed in RMB= renmingbi= the Chinese yuan. About $6.32 Chinese yuan = $1 American dollar.


 Coral rain jacket in the back= 90 rmb
H&M jeans= 99 rmb

Purse= 100 rmb
Umbrella= 90 rmb

 Each pair of flats was 50 rmb

ONLY Lambskin Leather Jacket= Gift from an Aunt!
Zara dress= 399 rmb

China Trip '12 + Dior Addict

While I sit here, in the afternoon, eating Pocky from the horde I brought back from China and drinking real good, cold skim milk, I realize...

I woke up pretty early today. Just in time for lunch breakfast.

From Hong Kong's amazing four story Forever 21 to the Yellow Mountain, please forgive my out-of-order pictures.

&& MY OH MY! Be on the cover of your very own Dior Addict magazine on Facebook here; it's silly FUN!

*Don't forget to read more... there's quite a bit!*

Sunday, July 8, 2012

China '12; Outfits

The many cities that we visited were all extremely humid, despite 'weather' the sun shone or not. 
... teehee.

This made getting dressed more of a chore in the mornings than what I believe fashion is supposed to be (which would be fun, of course).

Breezy dresses were a good choice, but not always convenient seeing as how my family goes to a museum and climbs a mountain in the same day... So I lived in shorts and however short a top I could manage! Here's just a few shots I could get, sorry I was so busy..

Blue Belt: *//Salmon shorts: Roxy//White V-Neck: Hanes//Flip-Flops: Havaianas//Silver Necklace: JCP (similar one here)//Tortoise Shades: claire's//Dress: Gianni Bini via Dillard's//Skirt: thrifted//Sandals: Birkenstock

My trusty Diesel bag is a couple years old and always serves me extremely well on vacations. I had it all fixed up while in China, thank goodness.

Unfortunately, I don't know much about it... 
Just that I love it.

Have a be-you-tiful Sunday!