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Bloggers Rock the Colors of Christmas: Red


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dress: Meijer? :: blazer: Old Navy:: boots: JC Penney::
purse: CJ Banks:: leopard scarf: shop of worldly delights (one more left!)

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The lovely Collette from Statements in Fashion asked me (among many other beautiful ladies) to pick a holiday color to rock for today's post. I could choose between red, blue, green, silver, and white. I've been wearing a lot of blue lately, so I decided to give my much-neglected red dress a whirl while running today's errands (which explains the library photos, folks)

I also got a haircut recently, and I am quite smitten by my new layers and bang-less look. I feel much, much more grown-up. Because I'm more grown-up, I should be going to grown-up holiday parties, right? How come no one has invited me yet? Am I that unpopular?!?! I know I have chronic bitchface, but that shouldn't stop me from being loved!

I can be melodramatic when I want to be.

What colors are you rocking this holiday season? 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

These days, I always look like I'm thinking. Don't be fooled. I like to play pretend.
Hi lovies! It's been a while, I know. Thank you, all, for the beautiful words you shared in my last post. I really appreciate all the support! I have only been blogging for a few months, and I have already met a lot of wonderful people. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I am still working on a lot of writing, so I really haven't gotten dressed up. Thus, the lack of photos and blog posts the past few days. I should be caught up soon, so I'll have an update for you all!

In the meantime...

The lovely Rosie tagged me to do this 10 things post.

Rules:
1) State who gave you this award in your post
2) State 10 things that you love 
3) Give this award to 10 other bloggers, listing them at the end of the post, and notify them with a lovely comment :)

1. books 
I go weak when I come upon a well-stocked used book shop. My husband and I like to look for used book stores and spend hours perusing musty books. Romantic, I know. I love yellowed pages (as long as they're not food stains), old hardcovers, and obscure titles. 

2. cosmetics
I never wore makeup until my sophomore year in undergrad. But from then on, I was hooked. I love trying all sorts of colors and styles. Lately, I find myself drawn to different shades of bold lip color.

3. Pretty Food
Ok, so I like food, period. Well-prepared and pretty-looking food, to be exact. 

4. Cooking
I love cooking (and I'm a big fan of D.V.T too!) It's a relaxing activity that's also very rewarding for me. I rarely eat out or eat takeaway. I like to know what goes in my food and how it's made. I also feel like food tastes more delicious if I make it. 

5. Romance
No matter how tough I try to make myself look like, I am, in reality, a real softie and a true romantic. I melt when serenaded with beautiful words (in rhyme, please) and hyperbolic promises. UGH.

6. Comic Books
I spend so much time and money on comics, my love for them borders on the ridiculous. 

7. Statement Pieces
I don't have that many pieces of jewelry, but I do have a lot of huge, chunky, gaudy pieces that I wear sporadically to spice up an outfit. I am a huge lover of skull jewelry pieces as well, much to the chagrin of my mom...

8. Manga as Fashion Inspiration
My favorite series are those drawn and written by Ai Yazawa. I find myself sartorially-inspired by her crisp, long, detailed, and fashionable characters.

9. Roses
They are my favorite kind of flower. Kind of cliche, but oh well. I like antique roses the best. 

10. Water
My drink of choice is a tall, cold glass of H2O. A spritz of lemon makes it a delightful summer treat.

10 people
1. Courtney- Sartorial Sidelines
2. Steph- Minnesota Maven
5. Thomessa- Psychedelic Anemone
8. Mochi- I love Mochi
10. Vanessa- My Heart Blogged

*All photos via we heart it

  

Leather and Pearls with Flowers to Boot, oh and a Tag!

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I feel so high like I'm walking amongst the clouds with flowers on my feet and pink on my lips. The crisp air runs his fingers on my hair, tangling tendrils in semi-curly messes. I look up, and the stars seem just a little bit closer. A little more attainable.


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top: LOFT :: jeans: Old Navy :: leather jacket: Blue Rivet
purse: Hot Topic :: heels: F21 :: faux pearls: Icing




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Gimlets. What I get when gin and tonic is out to lunch.

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The lovely Courtney tagged me in this fun handwriting game. Questions I had to answer:

1. name and blog name
2. blog's URL
3. Write, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
4. Favorite quote
5. Favorite song
6. Favorite band/singers
7. Anything else you'd like to say?
8. Tag bloggers to participate



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Tuesday Blahs and Tag!

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turtleneck: F21♥ capris: JCPenney ♥ cardi: Express♥ 
kitten heels: Madden♥ belt: thrifted
So, I am kinda feeling under the weather today. My husband got sick last night, and I think I may have caught it from him. GAH! This is just not cool. Also, I know what you're thinking... Laura, why the capris? It's 40 degrees outside! I know, I know. It's still too cold to wear them, but I was frazzled getting dressed this morning and was up late writing a paper. The capris just felt right

I apologize as well for the picture-bare post. I'm saddened by it as well. However, I am totally stoked because the ever stylish Lexie from Ready in Five awarded me the Stylish Blogger Award! Excitement! You should check her out, because she is totally stylin' : )



I gots to share 7 things about myself and then pass the award on to 7 more bloggers. 

1. I am a graduate student in English Literature. My concentration is in Old English Literature which basically means I do a lot of translating. 

2. I am a comic book fan-girl. There, I said it. I started reading when I was little, stopped for a bit, but now it's an explosion of comic book madness. You can say that I live between Wednesdays sometimes. 

3. I grew up in the Philippines, but probably cannot function properly if I were to return. I can speak the language, but my slang is totally out of date. Also, for lack of practice, I am unable to utter one sentence in Filipino that isn't corrupted with either an American accent or English word. 

4. I am a Hello Kitty aficionado. People give me HK stuffs, but I only purchase directly from Sanrio. 

5. I'm not a big chocolate, pastry, or dessert eater. I do, however, lust for fruit. Give me a bucket of any kind of fruit (except durian and apples) and I'll be a happy camper. 

6. Only now am I wearing my natural hair color. I have dyed my hair ever since sophomore year of high school. It's been red, mahogany, purple, pink, and various shades of brown. 

7.  I wear bumpits every once in a while. like today. shhhhhhhhh... it's a secret

And I'm tagging the following seven in no particular order! I know some of you have gotten this award already, but you guys are my style heroes! 

Angga from Reserverade Fashion
Courtney from Sartorial Sidelines
Dee from The Merry Traveller
Emily from Resplendent Tranquility
Jo from Days Go By
Lady Selenite from Le Vaisseau Selenite
Rosie from A Pocketful of Rosie