hey, i think you're kind of cute, do you wanna be my new best friend?

I love clothes, and fashion, and dressing up for so many reasons! One of them is that it gives you the ability to manipulate your mind into thinking something. It can allow you to ignite certain feelings and attitudes, such as confidence and enthusiasm, which is really fascinating to me. Anyways, in this outfit, I basically tricked my brain into thinking that it was summer (and you know what? Minus the snow, and ice, and cold weather, and winds, and whatever else makes "winter" winter, it was practically summer!) and everything seemed so much brighter! So props bright clothes, you made the sun shine within my heart internally (cheesy overdose was intentional, just in case you were wondering if I was some radical philosophical thinker. Obviously, I could be...). This outfit is kind of like the winter version of what I was wearing here.

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Apparently when I laugh, my eyes are super small. Hail, hail to my chinky-ness (translation: Chinese-ness. I'm Asian, I'm allowed to make fun of my own eyes).
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Details: sadly, these white tights are shredding up into pieces...
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(Blazer - Value Village $7, Blue Dress - Thrifted $1, Skirt - Pacific Mall $10, Tights - H&M $5)

Oh, and I know that I don't usually post editorials/ designers' collections / etc, etc. Mostly because I'll likely find myself randomly adding fashion-y terms like, "ooh, yes, the designer's ominous view juxtaposed with the blah blah blah" and it might be a little dreadful for you all (ie WTF IS SHE TALKING ABOUT?). Okay, little intro aside, I had to post some of these works by Amy Thompson. SO AMAZING. I'll let the pictures do the talking (ha, yes, that sounds good!)...

I'd wear any of those in a heartbeat. Beautiful. More looks of hers over here.

And, finally, if any of you are die-hard Twitter followers (hail, hail!) than you may have realized some agitated tweets of mine regarding my current sewing project. Luckily, I'm practically almost done. So here's a sneak peek (because I don't know how you upload photos to Twitter. Question: how do you upload photos to Twitter?)...

I'll definitely have MUCH better photos (cough: not an-in-motion-photobooth-picture) soon, so come back soon! (Hah, I'm so sneaky, getting y'all riled up to continually visit my blog. I strategize, ladies and gents.)

Okay, sorry that this post was kind of all over the place! Um, I kind of don't have an excuse for that. Maybe my brain's not working due to the lack of school work? Hmm. Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by! :) I'll visit your blogs asap.


TiffanyAmanda said...

nice outfits ! i love your dress (;
u can go to http://tweetphoto.com/ then sign in with your tweet account after that u can upload your pics dear (;

Diane said...

It' great that you put together cheap clothes and make them look like they came out of a magazine. Wonderful!

The Amy Thompson dresses are kind of "Avatar" like:P

Very beautiful!

Love your blog!


Sarah said...

I love your outfit and I love how little it costs! That's it, I need to find a thrift store near me now.

~Sonny ///

Em x said...

Fab outfit and those tights are awesome x

Melz said...

ur outfit is fantastic :) love ur blog so much dear :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, your outfit looks like it should cost so much more than it did! You look wonderful- I wish I could put outfits together like this. Love it and I love your blog!



Posh said...

Very cute look again!

I wish you a great and healthy 2010!

ANN said...

I love your bow belt & tights! & I agree with those first couple sentences you wrote.

Rica said...

hey lexy!!

im so digging the white polka dot tights you have!! i've seen the summer version of your outfit and it is so adorable and very cute (like you). i like the idea of putting the skirt above another skirt or dress. hmm i might also do that, what do you think?

fabulous fabulous outfit as always.

happy new year,



Anonymous said...

Looove your looks! Esp those tights, they are fabulous dahlin! I hope you having a wonderful holiday season :)

Friend in Fashion said...

I can't wait to see more pics of your new skirt - looks fabulous! Loving your jacket also - dressing up in bright colours always lifts my mood as well! :)



Leah said...

Lexy, you look so festive... love the white tights and I love the colors of your outfit. Happy New Year sweetie.

Carolyn @ The Daydreamer said...

You are absolutely adorable. I am so obsessed with you and your blog. You play with color like no one I know.

Monique said...

I love your smile..I mean you are wonderful in mixing colors and they refelect your soul..colorful and happy!
It put me in a very good mood!


Ruta said...

I love love your outfit. it's very wonderful. Those tights are beautiful.

Ps. I've linked you :)

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

actually, this post was really charming in its non-sequitor-ness (kind of the way everyone is feeling in the days between christmas and new year's, don't you think?).
love the skirt, too!

dotie said...

really enjoyed reading your post..it's really entertaining! and I love how you play with colors..well done :)

Jen said...

can't believe that dress was only a dollar! love how paired it with the skirt over and belted :) what a lovely summer-in-winter outfit!

and that dress looks great so far, can't wait to see it when it's completed :)

cameraholic said...

Oh how I wish I knew how to sew!! Can't wait to see what you did. =)
Love the outfit btw, you really have some great finds there!!
Looking forward for more of your posts!! And thanks for dropping by my blog =)



Anonymous said...

I love outfit !:) The tights are so cute !!

Have a happy new year !!

the style crusader said...

i am so impressed by your thrifty finds! you look amazing! i love the layered skirts and tights! xx

The Owl Diary said...

could your outfit be any cuter?! love the colors!
happy new year.

beckyxoxo said...

Aww Lexy I super love this outfit ! How playful and lovely :) I think I adore the whole outfit . <3 That Amy Thompson outfits are so cool ! I've followed your twitter @beckyregina . Happy new year to you !

The F Word Online said...

you always have the cutest outfits - bows, frills, contrast of colours - i love it. i dont think i could ever pull it off. i think i see it now, you really are quirky : )

xx lue

Jen said...

You always look so natural and comfortable in your photos. I love it!

Those tights are so awesome - I hope you find another pair when they're completely ruined! :)

Happy New Year!

Erika said...

When I laugh my eyes get really small, as well - and my mouth looks really big. Tres weird!! :)

Love the bow belt, and your white polka dot tights - your use of color is fabulous!

Happy, Happy New Year my love!! :)

Elaine said...

I LOVE this!!! The bright colors definitely fooled me into thinking you were having summer too! I absolutely love the prices of the items too....you barganista!


FASHIONconfectionairy said...

That new skirt you are making looks divine and soo cool! Can't wait to see it finished!

Andie said...

still forever in love with that blazer! and haha go ahead and make fun of your chinky eyes, thats really random, but okay?


Penny said...

Amazing outfit. The tights and the belt are too cute. Thanks so much for continuing to visit my blog! Happy new year! :)

Gizelle said...

my puppy is okay..he had some diarrhea but has already recovered..in fact, right now, he's being loud and obnoxious again..and i love him! :D

you're ingenuity is amazing!
keep that up and you'll go places!

happy new year! :D

Joanne Faith said...

The skirt is looking really awesome, I love that blue...my fave colour. :)

Happy new year!


emily said...

love the tights, hope you have a fabulous new year!

fhen said...

love the tights! me wannt :D
hope you have a great holiday ahead
happy 2010
by the way, i have just followed and linked you
mind to follow me back? :)


Mads said...

Hi Lexy! thanks for your comment..=) love your blue skirt, that shade of electric blue is my fave.. I, too trick my brain into thinking that it's winter here in Manila! I always wear blazers and tights here hehe..

BTW, enjoyed your interview over at Michelle's blog..=) I'll be following you, hope we can exchange links.. putting you on my list now..



Lilee said...

luuure your skirt!

lilylove said...

totally love your DIY blue skirt!
and I just love how you use colors in your daily look :)

XO, lily

Melissa~ said...

I love th e colors of your outfit, so bright, amazing.
And you look so cute smiling.
Thanks for your comment!!

English Rose ♥ said...

Such great photos - you look adorable as always

Thanks so much for the lovely comment - sorry for the late reply

Happy New Year Darling!
All the very best for 2010 =]

Stay safe and chic
English Rose x

Naka said...

loving the tights and skirts :3

The Owl's Closet said...

just found ur blog today and u are adorable:) i love all the colors and patterns u mix together:) i love the last skirt!


Jessica said...

love that skirt! it came out well.


Valencia Lia said...

You are always such an imspiration to me girl!!

I love love your red matched with the blue and those tights are just the most adorable ones I've seen.

Its so beautiful with the brooch you got too. I have a ring similar to yours as well and I love it to death.

Can't wait to see when you're done with your sewing project!!

Gabby said...

u're too cute n i love ur patterned tights!
i have to say u really can pull the colours together so well (: n ur style has inspired me to try more than mere 2 matching colors in my outfit (:

Patty Ann said...

great outfit! i love that jacket and the tights!!! i need to get some tights like that!


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