Saturday, December 5, 2009


For photography, I had to take pictures of myself. Here's a few. Yeah, I'm pretty amateur, but enjoy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Greetings. I've missed my blog and have been neglecting it, as if it were a small child (joke!). As of Monday I have been in Atlanta, Georgia and relaxing like no other. So, I realized I haven't done a fashion post in a while really-- here you go!

My Christmas list will be a long list of different types of scarves from Urban Outfitters and t-shirts from Junk Food. Junk Food Tees are so awesome. They have all kind of t-shirts featuring vintage logos, bands, comic book characters on them. They're a little bit overpriced I think, for usually $25 per t-shirt, but they're so cool!

Lately, I have been wearing a scarf Well, almost everyday. I seriously am getting to the point where I feel naked if I'm not wearing one. Urban has the best ones around in my opinion.

Ta-ta for now!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Things that have happened since my last post:

1. Been dumped and had a rough time in my love life.
2. Taken up an interest in photography.
3. Discovered that next summer my brother and I will be going to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
4. Realized that junior year truly is the hardest year, by far.
5. Fallen in love with the Kooks and Kings of Leon. I feel like their songs narrate my life.
That's pretty much it. Here are some pictures that I have recently taken. Enjoy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


This morning, I called my school counselor to get a few questions about dual-credit and college junk. I hung up the phone feeling relieved that I had finally gotten it over with and that my mom would possibly be out of my hair. All of the sudden it hit me like a tanker truck-- WOAH. I am actually growing up... and fast.

You know, sometimes I feel guilty of doing so. This might be because my parents are always reminiscing about the "good ol' days" when my brother and I "was like peas and carrots" and life was simple and dreadfully cute. So, what did I do? I whipped out the three wallpaper-covered shoe boxes full of old pictures out of the basement closet and looked at every single picture. The black-and-whites, the funny ones, the embarrassing ones, the useless ones, the happy ones.

I really don't know what I want to express by writing this post, but I don't really have to. Just enjoy the pictures with me.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye to the King of Pop...

R.I.P. Michael Jackson. Like my friend said first, "I will always remember where I was when I heard Michael Jackson died, just like 9/11." However, I don't like to think of MJ in the strange state he was in when he died, I would like to remember him as the young, talented little boy who amazed America with his music in the Jackson 5. About a year ago, I watched a documentary on his life and learned so many things about him that I didn't know before-- he is basically a revolutionary legend. He was the first made it acceptable for a black musicians to be on MTV and his albums and music videos broke so many records and won so many awards that is is highly unlikely anyone will ever do it again.

On a more personal level, my family and I will never forget any of his songs and the feeling of joy we were left with after listening to them.

May you find more peace on the other side than you ever did here...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

June 18, 2009.

About a week ago, I was peacefully sitting with some fellow co-workers at my mom's store until the new girl sitting across from me mumbles, "Man, my shoes are killing me." Naturally, I looked under the table and Italicsaw these monstrous things in white.
As I held back my gag, I smiled and said, "At least they're cute." While the new girl was visually satisfied that I had complemented her new shoes, my mind was thoroughly disturbed. WHY? WHY?! Uggs are bad enough in the winter when they look like a person has little cub feet instead of their own human ones. Get this, there is even still a layer of fur on the inside. I think I speak for many people when I say, "Who on earth would want fur on their feet in the hot summer?"
Dear Uggs,
Go ruin someone else's eye sight. I would prefer to keep mine in

Thursday, May 21, 2009


My 16th birthday was a while back (April 18 to be exact), and I didn't want a car, as odd as that might sound, or a big sweet sixteen bash. All I wanted was a bike. Seems as I name everything Sophie, I named her Sophie. Sophie's a smooth peaceful ride and she is the ideal pick me up when I have a crappy day. Not to mention, I am getting some needed exercise.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ave Maria

After admiring the styles of Vanessa Hudgens (yes, the Disney star) and Mary-Kate Olsen, I finally made a necklace that resembles a rosary. It looks quite nice, nonetheless. But for some reason, the thought of wearing a rosary-resembling necklace solely for fashion seems strangely wrong to me. I am no super-Catholic or anything, but the purpose of a rosary is to pray to God and people like me are wearing them to look cool.
Perhaps, I am being paranoid. Hmm...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Black Eyes

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
--Langston Hughes

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

25 Feb 2009

Yesterday, I returned very late from a family vacation to Mexico. I had a wonderful time. I spent all my time beaching, eating, and practicing my Spanish-speaking skills (which are quite good, might I add!)-- it was so relaxing. I also got another mask! For those who don't know, I collect masks from various places I have traveled across the world (but only from places that have a real traditional mask-making culture...if that makes any sense. As in, not one that simply says,"Made in _____." on the tag), so far I have a mask from Italy, New Orleans, Costa Rica, and now Mexico. Although, my collection is limited now, I hope it will soon be marvellous. I also bought a Vogue Mexico and have been trying to read and understand as much as I can. It's pretty interesting to see what fashion is all about in other countries. Okay, I have spoken enough. Picture time.

(I know I wore this shirt in my last post and I feel weird about it having another picture of it. Trust me, I don't wear this shirt 24/7.)

Monday, February 9, 2009

8:27 pm

Shirt: Mango (I cut the collar off), Bracelets: flea market find and two from (knotartWA)

Everyone needs a little black and white in such a colorful world.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Awkward Obligation?

Honestly, I log onto Blogger everyday and tell my self that I will write an amazing new post-- but I never do. I feel like this blog is an obligation and that if I don't keep posting, I'm bad. Huh? I feel bad for not writing as often as I used to and not taking the time to actually write greats posts (like now). Is this blog my last resort of things to do when I feel like my life is at a dull point? I think so. Now that I have so many other duties to do during the day and on my weekends (which sucks!), I am just so exhausted when I get home that I don't so anything. Ahh, the joys of 10th grade, the grade where you only do thing that will in some way aid you for getting into the college of your choice.

Since I feel like I am slacking, I shall provide you with a list of things currently happening in my life.

1. My mom is opening a bead/jewelry store.
2. I am preparing to go to Japan this summer.
3. My sweet little puppy died of cancer, so everything I do reminds me of him and makes me sad.
4. Debate is taking over my life.
5. Taking honors classes is Hell.
6. Learning to drape, which I LOVE, is my excuse for not doing my homework theses days.
7. Trying to stay on top of everything I have to do is as hard as licking my elbow (which apparently some people can do?--weird).

That's me in a nutshell right now. Joy.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Yes we did.

Take a look at our new presidential family. America is a different country as of now, thank God. Now, we will finally be treated with respect by other countries and even our own people. Everything is changed -- the youth is now motivated, minorities will be hopeful, the old stubborn ways of politics will disintegrate and mold into a beautiful one filled with progression and pride.
If you are as excited for the renewal of America as I am, wave your hand and say AMEN.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I'm Getting Wiser, Too.

I know that I am growing up when I can finally make plans and not ask my mom about it first. I mean, of course I have to tell details (how am I getting there/coming back/what time), but virtually I have finally control over my own schedule. Perhaps all of you reading this have had this certain freedom for years, and are thinking that I am lame to have just gotten it at 15 years old, but this is a big deal to me.

I usually don't do posts that dig into my inner psyche like this, but maybe now is a good time to start. You know, with the new year and all.

Anyways, lately I have been feeling quite good. Mentally. Well, physically, too, but that's not really the point. I feel like I have grown up with a sturdy foundation (Yes, I know, that's always what those sex ed. speakers talk about-- sturdy foundations.) and can take on anything. It is a good feeling to be growing up and to soon be becoming part of the "older teenager" denomination-- 16, 17, 18, etc. Speaking of the future, futures are exciting. For me personally, I am excited for numerous things-- going to Japan this summer, my mom opening her bead/jewelry store, going to college, traveling to Africa for my graduation present.

Usually when I tell people things like this they say, "That's easy for you to say," or "I can't do stuff like that because I don't have any money," or "My life is too boring for that." The only thing I have to say honestly is... I don't care. If people would stopping putting so many limitations on themselves and start believing that they can accomplish anything if they put their mind to it, they could do amazing things all the time. I would also suggest reading
The Secret, or watching the movie. I deem it the guidelines to living my life.
Because I lack a way to conclude this post, I will part by leaving a quote.

"Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will." --Jawaharal Nehru

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Fairy Tales

Today was a decent day filled with surprises. I love this shirt. The end.

Shirt: UO Jeans: Delia*s Boots: Famous Footwear Jewelry: NYC flea markets and gifts

Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy 2009

Okay, this post is going to have many pictures. As I promised in my last post, here first are some photos from the lazy town of Savannah, Georgia. Oh gosh! I just remembered that I haven't shown you all what I got from Santa! So, those will be the second set of pictures. The third set will be pictures from my New Years Eve. Enjoy!

Uno: Savannah

I was walking along and spotted this rather sad and beat-up looking clown. There was something so odd about it (him?). For the record, I am very afraid of clowns. It's surprising to me that I even had the guts to take this picture.

Dos: Christmas Presents

Tres: New Years Eve

These are myself (middle) with two of my good friends, KF (left) and Alaina (right) from C is for Chic, right when the ball in New York City dropped.