Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Spotted this bad ass bag adorned with hanging chains at Zara couple of weeks ago. I really need to make it mine. Sorry for the bad pic, was sans camera and had to snap it with the cell.

Tie Dye

(Target blazer, Salvation Army tiedye shirt, Goodwill studded belt, AE shorts, Ebay boots)

6 inchers

(cobrasnake, topshop)

If you've read my tire shoe entry, you know by now that when it comes to shoes I'm pretty much game for any kind of ridiculousness. Since we're talking about ridiculousness, I've really been hankering for some really obscene, juicy 6 inch shoes (and i use the term "6inch" quite loosely to mean "6 inches or more"). I've been kicking myself since I was totally oblivious when these were born. But I attribute it to the fact I didn't enter the blogging world until after the fact.

The topshop shoes seem to be a good option since they fit the requirement (6.4 inches to be exact) but I'm still undecided about that T-strap. Inevitably, a "6 inch" search will yield websites for strippers, because apparently such heights are only reserved for such a profession. But I must argue my case that although stripper heels do require extreme caution when attempting to incorporate it into your wardrobe, it can and IS being done by those who know how. That being said, I'm REALLY feeling those chrome heels.

(Pleaser boots)

(Karla's closet)

She is the only fashionista I know with the balls to wear them.

(Pleaser boots, Basousa)

I definitely would NOT be able to wear these around my parents. 6 inchers would inevitably put me around 6'2" and they already give me fuss when I wearing anything short (or should i say tall?) of flats. And add to the fact their stripper heels? Don't mention it. If anybody else comes across 6 inchers, point me in the right direction!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Tip of the Day

(Ralph Lauren sweater, Ross jeans, Cole Haan shoes, f21+Ebay+Puerto rico accessories)

Tip of the Day: I've found that if you are ever in the situation where the shoes you are wearing are about to give you blisters on the back of your heels (as in these really stiff Cole Haans I was wearing), put some masking tape (shipping tape preferred over duck tape) on the back of your heels and that will stop the friction. and wah-lah! probably solved.

Friday, March 27, 2009


I'm seriously craving a studio space with tons of natural lightings, a striking combination of eclectic and vintage furniture, hardwood floors, and floor to ceiling mirrors.

(A. Wang studio via Fashionindie)

Peace x John Lennon


I don't know why I've been inadvertently attracted to the likes of John Lennon. I already have 2 shirts referencing him. Blame it on consumerism. Anyhow, during my search for the perfect John Lennon sunglasses I happened upon this great photo of him and Yoko Ono. Something about this photo is so peaceful, and no, I'm not talking about the giant 'peace' words in the background.

And of course, the oh so memorable Rolling Stone cover shot by Annie Leibovitz. I would LOVE to know the story behind this photographic concept...

P.s. There's something about mixed couples that always gets me curious. It's a no brainer if you see 2 Asian people or 2 Caucasian people. But when I see a German with an African American, I'm like 'WTF? How the hell did those 2 get together?' Gotta love it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


(Me/UO tights, AE frayed shorts, The Boy/Heritage 1981 vest with FourEyedFun personalized patch)

Spent my first weekend in Austin after a year since I left it. It is, and will always continue to be...Best City That Ever Lived. I got back from almost a week of not checking email and had 200 emails from Bloglovin. Good god. I love the fashion blogging world but not THAT much so I decided to downgrade my blogging list. Pretty much I got rid of any blog that did nothing for me. I'm not here to peep into people's pretty lives. I'm here to learn, possibly inspire, and definitely BE inspired. Probably consider my top 2 to be:

Karla's Closet: her outfits are the only inspiration I need

BleachBlack: an all around blog with fashion and music, and great DIY ideas.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


These caught my eye when I was checking out at salvation army. They vaguely reminded me of these...except 1/3 as cool. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to wear them with gold shoelaces. But instead of running around town looking to find a store that sells them, I headed straight to my local fabric store and looked for some ribbon. There were so many great choices. I found that I prefer the ones with wire because it's easier to mold and your bow stays put. Although I'm not religious, those cross shoelaces certainly makes me wish i were. I'm itching to spray the heels gold also.


Their way:

My way:

(Salvation Army blazer, Target blouse, McQ for target shorts, Ebay harness, gifted cutout boots)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tire Shoe

I have no idea how i came across this listing during my search for a necklace. But these are an AMAZING piece of work and if these were a tad bit smaller, I WOULD actually be crazy enough to buy them. One unique shoe for a lucky person with a size 9-10 foot.

Materials: laminated cardboard, tire tread soles, bicycle tire inner tubing, washer.

source:courtneyscastle via etsy

Friday, March 13, 2009

Art imitates life

Anatomy and Biology at it's best. This collection is filled with art imitating life (because what is more beautiful than life?) and this couldn't be more suitable to my field of study at this very moment. Amazing structure and even their tank tops are a piece of work. You need to go check out their site, if none other than to watch their animated thumbnails of the current collection.
And FYI, the girl in the first photo happens to be in the anatomical position. Coincidence?



I decided long ago that the radio is dead. They all play the same damn songs over and over, and they're not even that good. Which wouldn't matter if it weren't for the fact the CD player in my car is broken. This song came on the radio today. I haven't felt this way about a song on the radio in a long time. This life's not living,baby, living ain't free.

All in your face

i'm wondering where i can get one of these shirts. this is the epitome of the in-your-face-you-get-to-look-at-it-even-if-you-hate-it fashion world that i love so much. but then again, who wouldn't be able to appreciate a nice pair of tatas.


Thursday, March 12, 2009


(Dolce Vita boots, A. Wang skirt)

Monday, March 9, 2009


Emanuel Ungaro via FashionToast

Free People

I got my Free People catalog in the mail today and was enamored with these studded tights, which can be worn in the front or the back. I love the idea that anything is pretty much fair game for studding nowadays. What could possibly be next? Studded underwear? hmm...i wonder if that's already been done.

McQueen x Target

McQueen for Target

I went to Target the other day to scout out a particular pair of tights, and decided to try to take a look see at the new McQueen for Target collection that recently came out. There were (count em) 2 pieces left in the store. One of them being these shorts, which happened to be in my size. Sold. Wow. It's no indie Austin, chic New York, or glamorous LA. But I guess people in Houston do seem to know their fashion afterall.

I figure it wasn't too much of a loss with the lack of McQueen selection, since there's a general consensus that the collection was disappointing. The shorts look a tad bit better in person than they do in the photo, which is incredibly horribly by the way and makes me shudder just looking at it. It's all in the styling people and hopefully I'll do a better job than they did.