Sorry for the absence over the couple of days...it's been such a hectic first week at school. I started my internship at the UCI Children's Center. I'm there Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings, so I haven't been able to wake up early enough to take outfit photos during those days. But I've just been repeating past outfits this week anyway. The internship is going well! I adore the kids, but it's so tiring trying to keep up with all their energy. I hope next week I will be better adjusted and have time to take pictures, because my 50mm lens arrived yesterday!
(All headbands except for the red sequined one [from Kaitlyn] are from Forever 21; and all bow hair clips are from H&M)
Since I don't have much to update you on...I thought I'd do a post on my bow collection, since I've become quite notorious for them now--on Chictopia and in real life. Bows, to me, add the final touch to any and every outfit. It's that little pop of color in a monochromatic outfit, or the perfect accessory to go with a flouncy skirt. My obsession began with the purchase of the green bow. I was shopping with a friend, and on a whim I tried it on and it was love from then on.
I'm always on the hunt for bows nowadays--currently for a white and another red one. I think my style was forever changed by that green little bow. I used to be a major tomboy as a kid--I loathed shopping, hated pink, etc. Even now, I still am sort of one: I don't own a pair of heels or boots, and I don't wear make up. But bows definitely catered to my girly side, and now I find myself wearing a lot more feminine pieces (ie. ruffles, skirts, lace, etc.). They're also the childhood I never had: I always wished my mom would brush my hair and fix it up all pretty, but she never had the time. I need to learn how to make my own bows...that would save lots of money.
Hehe you get to see what I looked like on Prom. I wore my friend's white flats, and a white cream dress, with a gorgeous back, that I got from Wet Seal for $9! My accessories were from Forever 21. I think my whole prom look was like $15! And I did my own hair, and of course no make-up. Robert and I didn't even really go to prom: we just dressed up, took photos with friends, and ate dinner with them. We went to the beach instead, and then watched Spider Man 3. Wow, we look so much younger then...Ah high school.
(Blue Plaid Blouse -- Urban Outfitters; Red Headband -- Forever 21; Oxfords -- Urban Outfitters)
This is what I wore yesterday--I know so simple and boring yes? I was feeling a bit preppy yesterday after browsing through pictures of Alexa Chung, and I feel like my oxfords just make everything a little preppier!
I am currently obsessed with the song, "Drive" by Incubus. If you haven't listened to it yet, you should especially if you're feeling a sense of uncertainty as I am right now. Well I'm off to grab some coffee and then to class at 3:30! Later today, I'm going to the gym (it's slowly becoming part of my routine!) and probably get started on my weekly readings so I don't fall behind.
I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I will try to post tomorrow.
Until next post,
PS. Thanks to Jen and Jasna for giving me blogger awards, I will do them soon! You two are always so sweet, and stylish of course!