Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lala's Style of the Yesterday

THEME: Keep it simple.
  • Yellow Tee with graphic in back: $1 buffalo exchange
  • Silk patterned skirt: $2 rummage sale, adjusted hem by meeee
  • Red belt: 0.25
  • Flats
  • Ribbon in hair

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lala's Friday, Saturday, Sunday

I am officially 20 years and 7 days old. I don't feel any different. I don't feel like a sudden drastic change of "o.m.g. I'm not a teen anymore!" I still feel like me. Young, stupid, and immature. But I feel my year 20 will be amazing. Not only do I have my fashion show coming up but I'm excited about summer, about developing my business plan, about going to Taiwan (finally!), and about studying abroad in a foreign country. Yes. 20 might just be my favorite year. Let's keep fingers crossed.

I have sooooo much work ahead of me that I can barely breathe. I shouldn't even be typing this as we speak but since I love having people find inspiration on this blog I will spare a few minutes of my life.

Lala's Style of Friday... you know how it rolls.

THEME: Out of Africa. I saw this girl on campus last week with a really really really cool headwrap in this wicked green and black patterned cloth. Her hair was really high up and I was totally inspired by it that I made an outfit just for it.
  • Black dress: $8 kohls
  • Scarf around hair: gift from aunt
  • Scarf pinned to dress: 0.50 local thrift
  • Yellow Belt: $2 tjmaxx
  • Necklace: Bacne!!
  • Flipflops & bracelets
So friday night was post birthday celebration. Went out for yummy pizza. I got my free birthday icecream after nagging Bacne about it. I'm shameless.

Next day was the book festival. I was pumped up to meet Julie Andrews but the heat made me want to cry. I did not meet Julie Andrews.
I saw this poor character by the stairs. He pretty much summed up how I felt by the end of the day. I even became a little red around my shoulders. I got a horrible strap tan.

I did manage to score some really really cool fashion magazines. I bought a set of these large black and white magazines that I think were from Europe. It's called "Fashion Magazine by Bruce Gilden". I googled it up and saw that it's a set that's suppose to represent the seven deadly sins of fashion. I'm missing no. 5. It's all good though. $10 well spent.

Next day was beach day. I even brought Shivers because it was a family trip. Yes, yes. I we are pathetic. But patheticism makes me happy.

Awaiting crepes....
Pier picture
Feet Picture

Overall it was a FABULOUS weekend. I managed to get a bit more sewing done although I have tons more to do.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Lala's Style of the Day and my new Baby

TODAYS THEME: Pseudo-Cowgirl?

  • Overalls: $3 TJ Maxx
  • Adidas Sports Tank: $7 Nordstrom Rack
  • Red Tights: $3.50 Buffalo exchange
  • Leather vest: 0.50 local thrift
  • Scarf: 0.50 st. vinnies
  • Leaf Belt: $1 Buffalo exchange
  • White peep wedges: $9 payless

And now, ladies and gentlemen, boys, girls, and everybody in between.....

Yep this is my new BABY. I love him so much. Look at his beady eyes, his round tummy, his chubby cheeks, his button nose, and his soft orange fur. SOOOOOO CUTE. Bacne is now his godmother and she loves him mucho as well.

I bought him yesterday at our student store's quarterly big sale. All clearance items were an additional 50% off. I walked around to pass time and suddenly, I saw Shivers among a pile of seasonal stuff animals and I knew, he was my baby to be. I have a lot of stuff animals so I didn't know if I should have bought him. But. He was only a dollar. And he was so cute. So I bought him and don't regret it at all.

When I first showed him to my friends they were wondering why he was deformed with only one leg. I told them that's the tail. Shivers is a bear ghost. He was born that way and I think he is beautiful the way he is.

Family Portrait

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lala's Style of the Day and a HAPPY EARTH (BIRTH) DAY to MEEEE

yep. It's my birthday today or shall I say yesterday because it is technically Wednesday morning but to me it feels like Tuesday night.

THEME: Metamorphosis: Young Girl to Woman...
  • Dress inspired by Rochas (RIP): made by me
  • st. john belt: gift
  • Heels: $4 thrift
  • peter pan hat!: $3.50 thrift
  • necklaces.
  • coat: $1 buffalo exchange sale!! I love it so much.

I felt so 40's glamour. All I needed were a pair of satin gloves and some red lipstick.

The day was rather dull for a birthday but it was wonderful nonetheless. Thank you Bacne for the spiffalicious scavenger hunt!

Although I feel so stressed and burdened right now, I am super happy. Must sleep. Gotta go flyer tomorrow morning. Ick.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Weekend Extravaganza: Materialism for a good Cause

Before I tell the tale of my lovely pre-birthday weekend (I cannot believe that I will be 20% of a century old. That is unfrickin believable) I will as usual post what I wore because it's just so darn interesting.

Photos thanks to lil pee, who has decided by the way to go to the same college as me!!! YAY! She just could not stay away from my coolness.

My tee basically sums up my crazy materialistic weekend.

WARNING, there will be lots of pictures ahead. For the picture inducing headache prone people, I recommend not to proceed. But cool pics of me vastly outweigh headaches yeah?

  • I <3>
  • Jeans: back in my mall rat days, wetseal
  • flipflops
  • headband: $1
  • Chanel red bag, most definitely a faker.
  • Leftover cuban food.
So this weekend I came back home. Barbie picked me up Friday and I went a lil fabric shopping. We did an our-family-celebration on Sunday which consisted of Buffalo Exchange madness and good ole Cuban food, Old Towne adventure.


An ENORMOUS MOUND of food. No wonder Americans get fat.

My $4.50 birthday cake that I shared with my sister. It was a delicious 2 minute experience.

There was a car show going on.

But basically the coolness of my weekend consisted of going to the Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Sale on both Saturday and Sunday. I told you I was crazy. Prepare for a long long list of the goodies. I went on Saturday just with my dad to the one in downtown of my favorite city in the world. After noticing the swarm of hipsters and crazy families I knew I needed reinforcement and called my dad to come watch my pile. I basically grabbed, sifted, and grabbed. I ended up with a $30 box.

Coming off my high I wanted to go again on Sunday at another buffalo exchange located in a different city. My whole family came this time. I never knew Lil Pee was this feisty when it came to grabbing clothes. Even my mom was pleasantly surprised at the not so thrift store-esque surrounding. Maybe I've finally convinced her! There were so many new clothes left and right.

First Loot.

Second Loot

First Loot pictures of like almost everything. A lot of these look way better in person.

Tee Shirt // Custo Barcelona LS tee for sister

Plaid Dress with gold trim // Silk floral dress (excuse fug face)

Vintage Floral Dress

Diesel Jeans // Denim Jumper missing a button

Little house on the prairie dress/ Habitual white jeans

Vtg Spantastic patterned polyester dress// Sisley floral dress

Vtg Floral mod dress// Authentic one of those Austrian traditional corset dresses

Le Tigre skirt (luv the colorfulness) // Nolita highwaisted trousers. WAY TOO LONG

Volumnous jacket, semi-tulip skirt // dress

Satin blazer // Gold BCBG silk skirt

Mexican dress// Vtg Dress with awesome bow design

St. John Cardi // Blazer


Leaf Belt // Etnies new flat wedges
The other three items not shown included a hot pink flowly night gown that I don't know why I bought, a dress for lil pee and a jumper that didn't fit also for lil pee.
The next day I went again with the whole LalaLiu family. This time $34 was spent and we even got free plastic bags. This sale was even crazier because they kept refilling the piles and people would grab like insane psychos. I became an insane psycho. The are was so nice with trees and all other Earth Day filled events. I saw a guy with dreads carrying around a marijuana plant. It was lovely. I didn't take pictures of everything this time. No more vanity for me.

Perfect condition DOC MARTEN shoes!! // Penny Kenny wedges too big

See by Chloe skirt // jeans like a lot

And then i bought a lot of clearance tights from Target
School now. Getting ready to leave my teenage years. Barf me now.