Thursday, October 27, 2011

cascades and suede

Recently, I don't really know what else to say about my life other than school has taken over. As usual, school work, projects, and dance practices for the school competition have been filling up my days. It's been almost a week of practice and the group that I'm dancing with have gotten through the whole entire choreography! Very fun. I look forward to dance practices after school.

Other than the fact that my body is super sore from all the practicing, I really enjoy being in it. I kinda regret not joining last year. The practices really bring you closer to the other people in your graduating class. My friends all say that I have 'swagger' when I dance....and if you knew me... I have the least 'swag' in the entire world. When you think of 'swag,' I'm on the other end of the spectrum. ahahhaha. Like, if I was an animal...I would be an awkward one... hah. But, I appreciate the compliment nonetheless.  

Moving on.... This is what I wore today. 

top: Nordstrom; jacket: vintage; jeans: Forever21; lace bandeau 

I immediately was drawn to this shirt when I was looking through the racks at Nordstrom. (And when I found out at the register it was on sale for only $10, I loved it even more!) I love the flow and the cascading detail in the front. I paired it with a vintage suedette jacket that my aunt gave me. I love this jacket; it's definitely one of my favorite items in my closet. (do you see what I did with title of this post? it rhymesssss.. hahahahha. -I'm lame...hah-) 

Well, I hope you all are doing well. Good luck with school work and whatever your doing. Take care! (:


Thursday, October 13, 2011


This is what I wore today. It was super hot. The weather has been really odd lately. The past two days have been in mid-90 degrees. So, I decided to wear something light and airy.

This blouse is definitely one of my favorites. I love wearing this blouse and it makes me feel pretty when I wear it. I remember wearing this blouse for my talent show performance last year. So, I guess it has a sentimental quality to it....along with the fact that I fell in love with it in the store right away and that it's super adorable. 

I can not wait until the weekend comes. I'm volunteering with my club at school to help out at a haunted maze for a former vice-principal. I'm really looking forward to that. Well, I must get back to studying for a U.S. history and Spanish test tomorrow! .....but first....maybe I should scrummage for some food... haha.

Hope you all are doing well! Take care. (:


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

foggy morning

The weather has been acting up lately. It's foggy in the morning and warm in the afternoons. 80 something degrees in the middle of October? Insane. Well, that's bi-polar California weather for you.

This is what I wore today. I love pairing button ups over dresses. It gives it such a cool, casual feel.

dress: Forever21; button-up: H&M; scarf: gift from friend; bracelets: H&M

School is still pretty hectic. I have so many things to do every week and I've signed up for a school activity which will require me to stay from 3-5 everyday starting next week. But, I'm excited. It's an annual dance competition where we put the freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the school against each other. I can't wait.

Other than that, I haven't been doing much. It's just been school-home-homework-eat-sleep-repeat. Weekends are not taken for granted anymore!

Well, I hope you all are doing well! Take care! (:


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

artsy fartsy

School is hectic. (heh, what else is new?) But, that's alright. I've been catching up with my friend and I really do miss talking to her. All of our conversations bounce from one subject to another... from boys and the 'perfect' future husband, to school, our future jobs, clothes, and the general gossip. Today, we talked about our personalities (among other things) and the future job that would match it. I was told that I give off a very 'artsy fartsy' vibe. Now, I do like the 'artsy' stuff...but I never knew that I gave off such a strong vibe of it. hmm, I guess you learn something new everyday.

Well, this is my outfit of the day. I'm currently watching Glee and just got sucked into an emotional Noah Puckerman moment. Anywayy..

dress: Forever21; vest: vintage; bracelets: H&M

Hope you all have a wonderful day! Take care! (:


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

late starts yet long days

Today we had a late start schedule at school today, so I got one extra hour of sleep. It felt so good to sleep in just a bit. I've been busy with school work and it has only been a couple weeks into school. Things are starting to become routine again and it's a little mundane, but the funny moments in each period has kept things interesting. Waking up in the morning and hearing the alarm buzz, my first thought is always, "not again.....morning already?" From there, the day drags on in six, fifty seven minute classes. (Today, forty five...yet it felt as long as a regular day.)

But, enough of my complaining. This is what I wore today. The shorts were given to me by my aunt. I just think they are the cutest thing. And the sweater my mom picked out for me in the mall. It just so happened to be the last one in my size and it was on sale for around 10 dollars! I love it when that happens. (:

sweater: apostrophe; shorts: vintage; cream oxfords

On the more fun moments of my day, I spent after school with a couple of my friends, listening to two of my guy friends jam out on guitar, and trying to get one of them to sing (for we have never heard him sing before). But, after 30 minutes of stalling and tons of laughs, we were unsuccessful. (no worries, we'll get him to sing one day. muahahha. then we'll talk him into joining the talent show later on this year, since my other guy friend and I did it last year and are planning to this year.)

Then, I went home...buried myself in homework and now I'm waiting for the premiere of X Factor and the newest episode of America's Next Top Model. Well, I've rambled enough now. I hope you all are doing well. Take care! (:


Saturday, September 17, 2011

fall wants

fall wants

These are the main things on my want list for fall. I am super excited for the cooler weather. I love fall/winter fashion and prefer it over summer fashion. I can't wait for all the thick knits, jackets, and all the layering!

I really want some more sweaters and thick knit cardigans because I feel like they are a fool proof way to look stylish and stay warm. I also want some more scarves. I can't express how much I love scarves. In my opinion, I feel like they can add a special touch to any fall/winter outfit. So, I'm definitely excited to go shop for more scarves. Boots are an essential, so those are musts. I've been wanting a denim button-up for the longest time!! I think they are a staple in any girl's closet. Last, but not least, a pair of dark brown oxford flats! I already have a cream pair and I love them, so I really want a pair in dark brown to wear with my fall outfits. (:

What's on your fall wishlist?


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

flowy tops and compliments

blouse and shorts: Forever21
This is what I wore today.

I got a ton of compliments on this blouse and I'm glad because I absolutely love it!! (My friend said, "your outfit is very boho korean girl!" thanks.....I guess.. hahah.) I absolutely love it when people compliment me on my clothes - it always brightens up my day. I do my best to compliment at least one person a day because I feel it gives that person an extra boost of confidence, and who wouldn't want that? I catch myself thinking "oh that's a really cute shirt" or "her hair looks amazing today" and never say it to the person. So, that's why I put an effort to compliment people. When you project positivity, you take in more of the positive things in life.

Geeze, why am I such a cheese ball? haha, oh well.. life is better with clich├ęs and cheesy-ness anyway. hahah Hope you all are doing well! Take care! (:


Friday, September 9, 2011

Back to School

School started for me yesterday and it was surprisingly more pleasant than I thought it would be. I came to school, not very optimistic. It didn't feel like I was starting a new year; It felt like I was going back to school after  a long weekend. But, when I went into my classes I liked all my teachers and felt like it wasn't going to be all that bad. My pre-calculus teacher is also my physics teacher and I think she's awesome! I also really like my A.P. U.S. History teacher. He reminds me of those cheery, old grandfathers in animated movies with his glasses, receding hairline and awesome mustache. haha.

This was today's outfit. I had to wear my club t-shirt on the first day of school, so that's why there's no outfit post. I was originally going to wear this outfit on the first day anyway, so yeahhh. haha. (:

dress: H&M; denim vest: DIY-ed; sandals: Sears
bracelet: H&M
Black liner (used to tightline): Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Zero; Green 'eyeliner': Urban Decay Mildew eyeshadow; Mascara: Covergirl LashBlast Volume
I wore this makeup look today and got tons of compliments. My friends would do a double-take and ask me, "Are you wearing green eyeliner?" before proceeding to say that it looks cool on me. I love wearing different colored eyeliners, especially green because it makes my eyes look super brown. (LOL, you can see the reflection in my eye.)

I'm pretty sure this year is going to be interesting. Lots more hard classes and lots of homework and effort. But, I know this year is going to teach me lots of new things, and it's definitely going to be a year of change. Good change. I realized yesterday when I was walking around on campus that I walked with a different stride and strut. A walk that was a lot more confident than the walk last year's Theresa possessed. I stood taller and straighter and I felt good about myself. It's time to kick it into full gear and start studying and getting good grades and go through a ton of self-discovery. High School definitely is a time of growth and I'm starting to see that growth. 

I hope everyone that is in school has a great school year and good luck with all of your studies! Take care! (: 


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lazy Day Enjoyment

School starts in two days and I am not exactly what you would call ready. It's crazy how fast time goes by. This summer has been one of the more fun summers I've had in a while. I didn't exactly go anywhere for a true vacation, but I think it's the fact that I was more productive with my time which made it a lot more enjoyable.

To make the most of my last two days of summer, I decided to stay home and enjoy the last few lazy, summer days. Today, I baked some cookies and made fresh passion fruit drink for myself. My friend also came over for a couple hours before her tennis practice. That's all I plan to do today: eat cookies, drink passion fruit juice, and enjoy my air conditioned house. (I heard it's super hot outside! 93 degrees? Yikes!)


Monday, September 5, 2011

Quick Getaway

My brother, sister-in-law, nephew, mom, and I all took a trip to Pachanga: Casino and Resort. My brother won an online raffle, so we got to stay one night for free. My mom and I actually found about it last minute, so we threw the essentials for a one day, one night trip into a tote bag and a backpack an hour before we left. The hour long drive was spent trying to get my nephew to sleep. Eventually he went to sleep and we arrived to our destination.

We spent our time there laying in the fluffy, feather-filled comforters and pillows, making ourselves complementary coffee, soaking in the pool and jacuzzi, and engorged ourselves with the vast variety of delicious food at the buffet. It was a quick...uhm, vacation? If you could call it that. Nevertheless, it was nice to have a change of atmosphere and relax before school starts again on Thursday. (School already? Where did the summer go?)

Before we left this morning, I bought a dream catcher from the gift shop. I've been wanting one for a while and I just had to have it. There were two other colors that I wanted to get, but I stopped myself and only got one. These dream catchers are just beautiful, aren't they? Now it's proudly hanging above my bed, ready to catch all the bad dreams I might have.

It was a fun trip, but it's great to be back home.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011


A group of my friends and I ordered some makeup together (free shipping, whoo!) and I finally picked it up today when we were registering for our classes. The Urban Decay stuff was from the sale there were having. The palette was $10 and the cream shadow was $6! A week after we ordered the items we saw that the cream shadows went down to $3!! We all felt like we could've saved $3 but, it didn't matter because the palette wasn't in stock anymore and we all managed to grab one before they all went away! 

I also got two lipsticks from M.A.C. My first M.A.C. items that I ever bought! (My first Urban Decay items as well.) I'm very excited to use these lipsticks.

What I got: 
Urban Decay Preen eye shadow palette with mini Primer Potion and Zero 24/7 eyeliner; 
Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Whipped;
Coral lipstick (It looks darker than it is in person): M.A.C. See Sheer lipstick (lustre finish)
Pink lipstick: M.A.C. Lovelorn lipstick (lustre finish)


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good Clothes, Good Company, Good Times

Yesterday I went to the mall with a group of my friends for some shopping. I was super excited to get some more new clothes for school. I ended getting a couple things that I really love and I'm ecstatic about. I bumped into two of my old friends from junior high right when we all got out of the car. It was so nice to see them again.

We did some shopping in a few different stores, did tons of browsing, and bought some food from the food court. At one point, we all were in a store and two of my friends were acting ridiculously hyper. I was buying something and I heard one of the cashiers say to the cashier that was helping me, "Those two girls in the back are so drunken!" I couldn't help but laugh to myself! I retold the story to my friends once we were out of the store and we had a huge laugh about it. That will definitely be something to look back on. Hahah.

I fell in love with this blouse (Forever21) the moment I saw it. I'm super excited to have this in my closet!

I finally caved and got a pair of these cream oxfords. I got them from those small shoe stores in the mall. Now, I really want a dark brown pair!! 

I had a ton of fun yesterday! It was nice spending time with the girls before school started. Good times spent with good company. Perfect. (:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sweet Deal

Sometimes when I go shopping, I find the best things on sale. A while ago, I went to the mall and found these Apostrophe brand wedged, strappy sandals on sale. The original price was $29.99 and the sale price was only $11.99! Definitely a sweet deal for a great pair of sandals! A great addition to my ever growing shoe collection! 

I love scoring great deals when I go shopping. Something about the thrill of getting an item for a ridiculously lower sale price is amazing. It takes a little more searching and browsing, but it is absolutely worth the effort!