Sunday, October 24, 2010


Okay, so this post comes in four parts.


The other day I went with my friend to Ross to get some cheap winter stuff with her 40% off employee discount (it was a special week-long thing).

P.S. The lighting is terrible, all the black things are actually darker in real life.

Thought they were unique. I'm always a fan of ruffles and suede :) 

My new favorite shoes. They are comfy overall, except on the outsides of my foot, where I now have blisters. ;_; At first I wondered if it was because I got a 7.5, but the 8 was so much larger that I didn't want to risk it. I mean, it fits snug everywhere else.  
I also got cargo pants/trousers that I'm planning to roll up (just need to get those suspenders...), a 90's-esque see-through collar blouse (in black) that reminds me of my mother's old wardrobe, 4 pairs fuzzy Betsey Johnson socks, 3 pairs regular Betsey Johnson socks, a Breakfast at Tiffany's cup, and a zebra cup with a clay zebra in the middle all for ~$55.

Yay for friends with discounts. :D It's weird shopping again, after the long hiatus. Kind of like forgetting you had a horrible addiction. XD

Oh, and this was in a package from my mother. It's a USB port shaped like a person. SO ADORABLE.


So I only took one other outfit picture from last week. I figure as long as I dress up 1~2 times a week, I won't be THAT MUCH of a lazy bum. Or, at least it keeps me trying not to be. XD This one, however, is a lazy bum one. I dressed cute on Saturday for the book sale/thrifting but forgot to take a picture. ;_;

Hair tie, SBY

Sweater, VS; shorts, UO; shoes, Tommy Hilfiger


So, in Gainesville once a year the library association does a huge warehouse book sale with prices ranging from 0.25~$3 (some of the collector's stuff is more expensive though). I spent a couple hours there, and got 12 or 13 books for $18. SO HAPPY.

Some of the stuff below is from my previous collection, and some of the other new ones are elsewhere.


So after the book sale, getting my library card, and having lunch with my roommate's parents, we went thrifting!

There's this publication on campus called Fine Print, and one of the highlights of this month's issue was a list of the best thrift stores in Gainesville. It was the evening by then, so we only went to two: Loop de Loop and Flashbacks.

I wish I had pictures of the inside (it was so cluttered/cool/the best garage sale ever-esque), but I guess that's for next time!

Here are my gets:
Loop de Loop, $8.50. The jewelry here is typically more expensive than the clothes. But I just loved this choker. >.<
Loop de Loop, $5. I've been looking for one in this design, now all I need is a cotton white one. As you can see, the buttons stop quite a bit away from where the fabric does, so you can tie it up however you please. Wish I got the black one too. ;_;

Loop de Loop, $3. 

Flashbacks, $7. Gap shorts, blacker in real life. 
Flashbacks, $8. The picture doesn't do it justice. It's slightly pleated on the bottom, and is really soft. 

Flashbacks, $8. J. Crew Men's, again it's darker in actuality, and the color's more lustrous. But it hangs nicely at the hips and is SO SOFT.

The atmosphere in the stores were great, like eclectic and weird. I just regret not buying anything "out there" at Flashbacks, they had so many weird/cool things. DX Next time, I suppose.

Until then,


P.S. Ew, now I have to study for my chemistry mid-term. ;_;

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I haven't been blogging at all, but felt this was an appropriate time to start up again. Also, I'm procrastinating in the true college way. :P

Anyway, my grandparents/uncle sent me a care package from Japan!


That's my happy face. XD

My uncle saw the new Cher 2011 calender at 7 Eleven and got it for me. The cover is removable so afterwards you can use it as a book cover. The new Cher Shore (Cher collaboration) bag came with an issue of Sweet. 

My grandmother always sends me packets of tissue even though I have enough. XD Interestingly enough, Yokohama is getting a Lumine. Too bad I'm not there ;_; 

The bare 2011-2012 calender, Cher Shore bag, and Cher catalog that came with the calender. Guess they weren't kidding when they said no more freebie eco-bags. Oh well. I already have enough bags and I've grown attached to the calender. The inside is the shade of old paper, and everything's written in Cher font with tiny red hearts. XD

W*C Mook and attached eco-bag. Was smaller than I thought, but it's really soft, not stiff like the other two I got (Cher Shore and Tsumori Chisato). 

Even the plastic it came in is cute! Kept it for crafting purposes.

Tsumori Chisato Mook. I adore her designs, so whimsical and fairytale yet adult at the same time, but they are pretty expensive for a college student. ;_; I will own some of her clothes someday though! 

Sweet magazine it came with. 

Glorious magazines and mooks will distract me from getting any work done. XD

Chill outfit for today, only had one class and met with my advisor/got my flu shot.

Cardigan and shorts, UO; under tank, VS; over tank, Gap; socks, Betsey Johnson; shoes, got at Ross with friends's 40% discount (more on that later); bag, Tsumori Chisato
Outfit from the other day of classes:

Watch, Harajuku; bracelet, Kamakura; ring, gift from my high school teacher (it says "wherever you are I will always love you" <3) [P.S. It's a girl teacher XD]

Ew, I have old lady hands D:
Broken heart ring, Etsy; snake ring, Hokaido

Shoes, UO; skirt/pants, Honey's; crop dolman sweater and sunglasses, Zara
 I'm trying to take more pictures of outfits to inspire me to dress up. It's so easy to get into the habit of being lazy, especially when no one cares if you go to class in sweats. XD

Though I have been accused my a new friend of dressing TOO MUCH like an old lady. Pfffft. No such thing. ;)

- Mana