Saturday, March 26, 2011

to bob or not to bob?

Arizona Muse: owner of THE most amazing bob...

As a Danish prince knows, that is the question. But before I get ahead of myself, are you guys noticing the revamp? I like that the design is cleaner than before. I had to get rid of the cool background image because I couldn't get it to be static... what? Okay fine I'm incompetent aka lazy so now you guys get a simpler design. And for those of you who use bloglovin, the link is on the side!

Appealing to my nerd sensitivities.....

And speaking of revamping, now that it is spring (even if the weather would like to protest otherwise), I'm feeling for a haircut, a la welcoming the new spring with the end of winter. I need a haircut anyway - before the split ends start creeping in. The question is whether or not I'm willing to try something new this time... One of my new favorite models, Arizona Muse, has probably one of the coolest bobs ever. So much so it's tempted me to possibly consider getting a similar haircut. But my hair is stick straight (typical Asian hair), which would require me to perm my hair... I've had stick straight, long-ish hair all of my life it's so hard for me to picture myself in any other hair. I love how Muse's hair is so naturally wavy in all the right spots to give the bob a more refreshing, young feel (and NOT Anna Wintour bob-y)...

Maybe the question should be, "Do you want to look cool or not?"

So should I? To bob or not to bob (Arizona Muse style, of course), that is the question... ugh she looks so cool with that haircut!!!!

Photo Credits: Arizona Muse for Dazed & Confused; Arizona Muse for Madewell (x2)

Friday, March 25, 2011

forever "it"

The Bag To Rule Them All.....

First of all, apologies for being MIA for so so long... once the new semester starts, everything starts catching up and I had little time to update. Although it was probably for the better that I did not update as I've been lacking inspiration these days - as it is spring break and I'm being unsocial, I'm lounging around at home in my slouchy sweaters. But I will try my best with updating from now on! This blog will not be a fad... (and I need to be better about photographing)... Anyway....

Chanel, a classic beauty I will never admit to owning a knock-off of

One of the dilemmas of being a poor college student is not knowing when to invest in a great bag. I have a love-hate relationship with the so-called "it-bags." On one hand, I'm totally smitten, but on the other hand, I know it will inevitably cause a dent in my wallet. Dilemma. That's why I turn to "perennial-bags." These are bags that stay "it" all the time and you won't have to worry about buying yet another bag for next season.

The PS 1 - Forever "It" aka the perfect satchel bag, ever.

Signs of a "perennial-bag":
1. Minimalistic - a simple design with nothing that really stands out in particular. The real beauty of these bags come from their simplicity as a whole
2. They literally go with everything. (Note: everything does not really mean everything. If someone catches you in ugly slouchy sweatpants, ugly sneakers, and a high school team t-shirt, not even that Chanel bag will save you. Am I speaking from personal experience?....... Maybe.)
3. Versatile - you can wear them for different occasions, when you want to look professional, or when you want to be simple and casual
4. Great quality - it's gotta last a long time if you plan on wearing it for years on, right?

The Michael Kors Hamilton tote... another favorite I wish I had...

Speaking of great quality and long-lasting finds, I always hear stories about people discovering great vintage finds in their mom's closet. I think I'll always be thinking about what I'd want my daughter to find in my closet (I know, it's early, but it's still fun to think about), stuff I'd like her to steal from my closet then proclaim to her friends she found it in her (tres tres fashionable) mother's closet.... which means I need to get rid of that knock-off asap but there is no way I'm gonna be able to afford that bag in the near future....

Photo Credits: Jak&Jil Blog, the rest all courtesy Google Images