allover print suit, but not in an overwhelming way. just charming! and these nikes.. im a fan. streetstyle wise, i was only at this seasons seoul fashion week on the weekend and weekday evening, so there wasn’t that much quality out there in the sea of people. just my opinion, but too many people show up trying to look like they are “someone” or try to live up to imaginary expectations that they have of fashion week. this guy on the other hand, i knew i had to shoot.
these days, my style is more about making statements in subtle ways. i’ve been having trouble with pants because they never seem to fit the way i want them to (im pretty tiny.. even by korean standards) BUT my friends brand: INÈS, fits me perfectly. she is officially my go to gal for bottoms haha. they like to call these kinds of jeans the brooke shields jeans on manrepeller – and i must say they are always great at coining these little nicknames. also, little styling tip: try tying a basic v-neck sweater in different ways.. like across the chest! catch you on the flipside, people!
particularly with women, i always hear the reoccuring “i have nothing to wear”.. even though their closet is filled, overflowing even, with wonderful pieces. ok, some people might actually have nothing to wear, but thats because they didn’t do their shopping right in the first place.
(1) wear it differently: i bought this allover print kitten blouse from zara about three or four years ago (woah, time flies!). as you can probably guess, it wasn’t my first pick of tops to wear anymore. its still a pretty chiffon blouse, so i never got rid of it. but then, it occured to me to tie it around my waist, and voila, in love again! don’t give up on a piece just because you can’t wear it conventionally anymore. try layering it under something, over something – the possibilities are endless.
(2) dress it up or dress it down: some people have a tendency to splurge on really pricey items that they wear once to a fancy event and then its doomed to forever collect dust in the corner of their closet. don’t let that happen! get your moneys worth, and try dressing down a glam top with jeans and sneakers. don’t let a beautiful dress go to waste on one wear. instead, find ways to tone it down and incorporate it into your daily looks.
(3) holey moley: the top im wearing in this outfit actually had a gaping hole in the front. was i going to throw it away? NO! i took a chunky pink string and thick needle and sewed it up. my handy dandy stitch-up job is definitely visible, but i think the thick pink thread adds a nice homey, lived in feeling to the top. get creative, before you go throwing things away!
(4) so lets say something really isn’t for you anymore.. i had a pair of plaid pants that were just tooooo loose on me. they were awesome pants, but i was never going to get away with wearing them. i gave them to my friend, and she loves them and wears them to death! last summer, my friends and i often made piles of things we were no longer into.. we would either end up giving them to eachother, or let eachother take home a big pile for a really affordable price. everyone wins!
see my post on: how to shop smart
i love when pink is done right! i think pink is such a lovely colour to wear, because it somehow makes your skin glowy and cheeky (at least for me anyway- i have a very awkward skintone). really good cut on these pants and how they land on the adidas sneakers. a very doable look for anyone. it lets you stand out without screaming for attention.
seongmin sleeping on the job hehehe
mia – hat: bershka, knit: h&m, pants: bershka, jacket: topman, shoes: vans
min – jacket: uniqlo, shirt: forever21, pants: forever21, shoes: nike
these clothes are from my japan (#fukuoka) haul! i scored big at the H&M and bershka. the sales were soooo good! as per my google search, we actually have a bershka in korea, but ive never seen it. gotta love a good striped knit. people always seem to think i spend a lot of money on clothes—- but its actually quite the opposite. from head to toe (excluding the mens jacket, including the shoes) this outfit costs: 54$!!!!. money isn’t everything pals.
this week was SOOOO HARD!!!! i was incredibly jolly in japan, but everything seemed to go downhill when i got back to seoul. my lovely little puppy, roo, suddenly passed away ;-;. she looked great and showed no signs of illness. she was just gone. just like that. seongmin and i are really heartbroken. she was a huge part of our lives. we can’t stop tearing up these days argggg its so hard.