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Monday, October 29, 2012

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The watercolor floral pattern of her coat is so gorgeous, albeit eccentric.  Not only does it show creativity and a bold fashion statement, but beautiful craftsmanship. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Lately, I've been having a dilemma with how I should dress.  I still like the same general things, but now with career fairs, presentations, or even just "investment pieces," I don't know if I'm dressing like my age.  21 isn't old, but I have to somehow prepare myself to be thrust out into the adult world and play that part.  Part of me loves blazers and pencil skirts, but most of the time I just want to have a fun bag, loose top and comfortable shoes.

I think these girls seemed like a good mix of the two.  Young, but capable.  I particularly like the loose, cuffed blazer look on the right, and the bow earrings on the left.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

 On my trip to Malaysia, I got a variety of disposable skin masks from Etude House (a Korean beauty brand).  I use them sparingly - mostly for times like this when my skin gets out of whack.

Today I tried the Red Ginseng one, because I've been having a lot of white heads.

The package reads:  "6-year old red ginseng restores skin strength after being damaged by stress, pollution, debris and weather.  It helps skin to maintain firmness and smoothness."

Looks silly, I know - you better do this when you're alone, or when other girls with you are using one too.

The Red Ginseng felt a little "spicy" at first and feels more like a clarifying mask, whereas the Aloe Vera one I tried was more moisturizing.  It had a distinct, though not unpleasant, smell.  You could tell that it was the true ginseng extract in the serum, not just a bunch of chemicals.  The mask is very "juicy" and lasts 1-2 hours if you want to let it completely dry.  If not, rub the excess on the rest of your body.

Makeup-less and tired >_<  This is the BEFORE: you can see some bumps and redness.

AFTER:  The lighting is a little different, but you can tell that the redness is toned down.  My skin also feels very clean and bright.


I'd recommend masks for nighttime use - because of how long they take to work and also having the serum applied during the time of skin rejuvenation, which is when you sleep.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Every Tuesday, the Farmer's Market comes to school and I always try to buy something from this little French stand.  Today the baker had a pretty laissez-faire look.  If you look closely, her blouse had eyelet detailing.  Her apron also said "I <3 Tarts" :)

I'll try to visit their actual shop sometime!  The Little Tart Bakeshop

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Japanese drama Rich Man, Poor Woman shows a lot of clean, young, comfortable professional clothing that I wouldn't mind wearing in daily life either.  They stay in the pastel range with lots of summery cotton.  While the outfits aren't entire personifications as in other dramas, they are all the more believable.

Sorry for the blurry images, not sure how to get good quality ones without downloading the episode somewhere.

For the most part, Natsui's outfit combination is always loose 3/4 sleeve blouse + full mid-length skirt and the same classic nude bag.  The skirts moved really nicely and the cinched belts highlighted actress Ishihara's small frame.

Close up showing the details of her blouse.

Not sure what this white collar/cuff combination is called - French cuff?  At any rate, as Hyuga matures, so does his wardrobe, which is a nice change.

Pop of custard yellow :)

 Still very soft and girly, but a nice break away from Natsui's usual office attire.  Adorable back bow detailing!

Yatsuoka is one of the more fun characters and his wardrobe reflects his 'sensitive clown' personality.  He grows a lot stronger throughout the drama while still maintaining his integrity and passion for his job.

Love this white lace top (lace, in general, is one of my favorite trends.)  I think the bottom is a subtle peplum also.

 And in the end, I'm glad that they came back together as equals.  Natsui found her courage and independence, and Hyuga found the heart for his creativity and company once more.   I'd definitely recommend this drama!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

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