Saturday, January 29, 2011

Well, I wore this.






Cardigan, scarf - Target; Top - J. Crew; Jeans - American Eagle; Boots - Arturo Chiang

I took these photos about a week ago but didn't get around to posting them because I was really unhappy with how they turned out. I'm mad at myself for not learning more about my camera and spending more time improving my shots, experimenting with the manual settings, etc. (Although it is hard to be motivated to fiddle with the camera nonstop when it is freeeeezing out and you're losing feeling in your fingers.) But anyways, I ordered a how-to book on my camera this week, so I'm hoping that will help/motivate me. If anyone knows of any good guides online for DSLRs (especially Canons) I'd love to see those too!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some news I forgot. And some advice I need.

Guess where I'm going on spring break?

All images via weheartit

Yep, I'm NYC bound for the first time ever. I'm doing undergraduate research on Japanese kimonos and heading to all the museums to check out Japanese exhibits. But I'll have lots of time to check out other stuff as well...since I've never been before, I'd love advice from any of you who are familiar with the city! Good places to see/eat/stay/shop or any other hints. Plus I will probably be flying for the first time too so if you have any flying tips that'd be helpful too! And if any of you are NYC residents or happen to be going at the same time let me know and perhaps we could meet.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Blog!

all images via weheartit

Well, my blog is one year old today! I don't have much to say as I really didn't blog the whole year...but thanks to everyone who takes the time to visit, comment, etc. I am so glad I started blogging because of the wonderful connections I've made with so many genuine, smart, funny girls who share my interests. This year, I learned that life is too busy for blogging to be my number one priority and probably always will be. I learned that I don't want to focus on whether or not my blog is "successful" but rather on making connections with people through blogging and sharing my life and personal style (whenever it's convenient for me). I'm happy with what my blog has become and where it is now, and I look forward to another year of blogging and getting to know all of you better!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Good Intentions

I had good intentions for this day. And this outfit. And this post. But nothing turned out as I planned. I was going to be really productive today. I was going to clean my apartment and run all sorts of errands. I was going to wear a cute outfit which involved a skirt and a lacy floral top and my new knee high boots. I was going to spend lots of time messing around with the manual settings on my camera and take really great photos for my blog. But none of this happened. I woke up and saw that it was dreary and grey outside. And for the third day in a row, some sort of cold/allergy/sinus monster continued to inhabit my head, leaving me all stuffy with a headache and a sore throat. I did my best, but I couldn't resist the urge to wear jeans and put my hair up. (And I definitely didn't clean my apartment.)






Cardigan - Old Navy; Shirt - Urban Outfitters; Jeans - American Eagle; Boots - Arturo Chiang

In other news, my mom and I went to the thrift store this evening and I found SEVEN amazing sweaters. Super exciting, as I actually don't have many sweaters in my wardrobe. Hooray for warmth on a budget.

P.S. You can't really tell, but my earrings are little gold owls. In case you were wondering...

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