Friday, June 26, 2009

least inspiring

UO blazer, f21 shirt, zara pants, and h&m shoes

Summer is not fun. Wardrobe-wise, I have a difficult time pulling together an outfit suitable for hot weather. Today wasn’t HOT though but I’m definitely having a difficult time. To top it off, my room is a mess (getting prepared to remodel my room), so my clothes are all over the darn world.

On a more serious note (well I think I was serious to begin with), today is my Dad's birthday. We spent it having dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. Good stuff, except I wanted to grab a cocktail BUT I forgot my wallet at home. What a bummer.

♥ kat

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

san francisco 2009

san francisco, june 2009

It was great seeing you again San Francisco. I've missed you.

♥ kat


Talita's Bubble

Talita's Bubble featured one of my photos in her post about Vera Wang's style tips. Take a look and see!

♥ kat

food food food

Ike's Place

Drove up to San Francisco and grabbed a sandwich after yelping some restaurants. Delicious I might add! Anyway, did a few shopping there, shoes from H&M to be exact (black laced up booties, gray strappy platform heels, and black laced up wedges). Ate some more (what else is new). Life is pretty good.

♥ kat

in love

chloe, ready-to-wear spring 2009

High waisted trousers, blazers with exaggerated and detailed lapels, nude, pale pink, and bows. Chloe, you can never do wrong. As a matter of fact, I bought a pair of satin khaki high waisted trousers from Zara in San Francisco today. And I also bought an extremely huge khaki (more like beige) bow headband from Urban Outfitters. Excited much?

♥ kat

Sunday, June 21, 2009

i love you

18th birthday, january 2006

It's been nine months see you've been gone and I've missed you more and more each day Dad. But do know that I've gotten better, we all have. I just think of you as if you're still here for comfort and although you're not physically here, I just want you to know that I love you.

Happy Father's Day

♥ kat

Saturday, June 20, 2009

a break from it all

disneyland, june 2009

This weekend is the busiest weekend thus far. I mean I LOOOOVE my job and it's just a bit overwhelming since I've been out of work for a year. But I'm loving my job nonetheless and since dress code is pretty conservative at work, the number of outfit posts have dwindled but that's okay. I try to make it up with fashion inspirations, photography, food- you name it. But with all that aside, I have responded to a comments just awhile ago! Let me know if I've skipped any or haven't answered any thing. I've also visited a number of blogs! Let me know if you would like me to add you to my blogroll and I will be more than happy!

Rest assured though, Tuesday will come with millions of posts of a variety of things. I have plans for my blog and we'll see how that works out! I'm off till Friday so I have time to brainstorm-it out!

♥ kat

I had a very intellectual (okay I lied) conversation with my coworker. Apparently three people at my work attend the college I go to and we ALL happen to be fashion majors. Hahaha how convenient is that? Well anyway, we were talking about how we are all leaning towards merchandising since designing is pretty darn difficult. I mean I am creative and all, but I draw inspiration from some source and what if someone deems my designs as an imitation of another. You know what I mean? I don't want to design something and it turns out to be the exact copy of another. I've watched millions of Project Runway episodes (and I just saw the new one- Fashion Show I think it's called) and designing takes a lot of creativity. And with that, designing has been long gone from what I wanted to pursue in life (actually it really never was something I wanted to pursue). I'm definitely leaning towards fashion journalism and working for a publication and/or owning my own boutique in New York City (because face it, IT IS the Fashion Capitol of the World- or at least in my opinion).

it's been awhile

zara shirt, h&m tank top, vintage leather skirt, target shoes, and f21 sunglasses

And I’m retiring my shoes today. I wear them too much and it’s time for me to venture out to find new black shoes to complement my outfits. To tell you the truth, I’m just getting tired of them (not really). I think I just need variety. Anyway, sorry for the lack of updates! I’ve been busy with work and all and during my days off I like to lounge around in my pajamas and eat in the comfort of my own home.

OH! and I found this amazing high waisted leather (pleather!) skirt at my favorite thrift store two weeks ago. I went there two days ago and found even MORE amazing vintage items.

♥ kat

Friday, June 19, 2009

in her bag

  • f21 sunglasses
  • minnie mouse ears from Disneyland
  • H&M work tag
  • f21 rose compact mirror
  • blue highlighter- not sure for what hahaha
  • peek-a-pooh pencil case- what my boyfriend surprised me during our occasional ramen dates
  • car and house keys
  • bath&body cucumber melon hand sanitizer
  • extra lens for my DSLR
  • bath&body moonlight path lotion- favorite scent!
  • iPhone & iPod- I can not go anywhere without my iPhone, I use the iPod to watch movies during my break
  • Disneyland Annual Pass and Fast Passes, Top of the Rock card, MetroCard from NYC, Urban Outfitters discount cards, and Hotel Union Square business card from SF
  • Roll on sunscreen
  • FOUR Softlips Chapsticks- Don't know why I have so much (two vanilla, one pearl tinted, and one tickled pink tinted)
  • Makeup bag
  • Wallet

    While at Disneyland, my boyfriend commented me on how I needed to clean out my bag since I spent a good 20 minutes looking for sunscreen. As a result of my frustrations of being out in the sun and needing to reapply sunscreen and finding my sunscreen in the most obvious places of all- in a zipper, I pulled out a few contents out of my bag today for all to see as well as some needed cleaning.

  • Thursday, June 18, 2009


    disneyland, kobe bryant, june 2009

    Nothing fashion related. Just a photo of someone I saw at Disneyland. Okay not just someone, THEEEE Kobe Bryant!

    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    cute factor

    nast magazine

    It's been years since I've worn a denim jacket. I used to own a million of them and worn them constantly in high school. But times have change and now denim jackets have evolved to something cuter and a bit fashionable than what it used to be (and definitely something I want to add to my forever-growing closet of mine). I just hope that if I do buy one, it's a timeless piece that I can wear over and over again. I'm actually in love with that denim jacket posted above in particular. Half denim jacket, half blazer, can't get any better than that.

    And I will definitely answer blog comments either tomorrow or on Tuesday. Working this weekend really worked me out. I am exhausted and sore (hey it's been awhile since I've worked or have done anything physical such as working out- need to work on that!). OH! and hopefully I'll have a post tomorrow.

    To my readers (both old and new!)- thanks for the sweet comments!

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    hiatus again

    last sewing project (vintage reconstruction), 2007

    This weekend is going to be super busy so I apologize in advance for any lack of updates. I'm working all weekend, remodeling my room (which is unpredictable since California's gloomy weather does not permit me to paint), and sewing (!). I have a couple of dresses in mind in which I'm going to make so that I can wear for my bf's birthday next month. So excited. I'll be going to the fabric store tomorrow to purchase fabric (black and cream- like always). Wish me luck as I dust my Hello Kitty sewing machine cause it has been awhile since I've sewn anything but the occasional hemming and fixing.

    The photo above is of a vintage reconstruction dress that I did awhile back (okay a long time ago!). It was an awful vintage dress in which I was drawn to it's simplistic pattern.

    ♥ kat

    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    dree hemingway and becka diamond


    Love love love both girls' outifts. From Dree's blazer to Becka's leather jacket. But I was specifically drawn to Becka's sunglasses. I own a similar pair myself from Urban Outfitters with a "snakeskin print" that everyone seems to have but I'm specifically drawn to Becka's minimalist one. So I surfed the web in hopes of finding a similar pair that will not burn a hole in my wallet and found a similar pair in 5 seconds (haha). For $5.80 I'm definitely going to buy myself a couple pairs since I tend to break my sunglasses easily:

    forever 21

    Monday, June 8, 2009


    vintage blouse, UO leather pants, target shoes, h&m shoes

    I know I know, I’ve been wearing my leather pants a bit too much. Can’t help it, they are super comfy! With all that aside, I bought my wonderful vintage blouse at a thrift store for $2. I think the color is amazing!

    ♥ kat

    black and white

    nast magazine

    Perfect amount of slouchiness. Chic and classic.


    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    interior design

    adorevintage forum

    A room that I've always had on my wishlist (or at least how I want to design my room) since December 14, 2007. Haha, but I prefer a darker shade like this:

    Ralph Lauren Paint- Vintage Masters

    My boyfriend said I should paint my room pink and said that teal was too dark for me and pink was more my color. Pink Chiffon in Ralph Lauren paint it is!


    absolutely amazing


    Enough said.

    ♥ kat

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    a girl needs to eat

    kogi bbq-to-go, june 2009

    So, my bf and I wanted to see what the "hype" is about with the Kogi BBQ tacos (a fusion between tacos and Korean BBQ I guess). I twittered them and learned they weren't too far from where I lived so we stopped by. The line was not as long as other people have experienced (two way Jose). I ordered the short rib and spicy pork tacos along with a short rib burrito. The bf ordered tofu and short rib tacos, sliders, and not sure what burrito he ordered. As soon as we got to my house and took a bite of it, it did not live up to our expectations. It's good don't get me wrong, but it's DEFINITELY not something to wait in line for. This actually proves my point when I say I don't usually enjoy food that's demed hyped. Hahaha

    ♥ kat

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    simple girl

    random beanie, urban outfitters jeans, target shoes, h&m shirt and purse

    Always in black and white.

    ♥ kat