Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Hii! I just got back from a wonderfully relaxing week-long hiatus down in Florida. I spent almost every day laying out by the pool and walking on the beach and just basking in the warmth of their 80-degree winter. On one side of the room I had the water that was so clear and cold but so refreshing on the hottest days and on the other I had the gorgeous sunset every night. But don't think that just because I haven't posted in a while that I forgot about you! In fact, the situation is quite the opposite- I took many an outfit picture to show you. Here, I just threw an oversize sheer white button down shirt from H&M on over my floral print bikini that I got from Target to lounge around on the beach.


Monday, January 23, 2012

OOTD 1/23/11

(Flannel: Uniqlo,  jacket: Urban Outfitters, leggings: Topshop, shorts: H&M, 
scarf: Uniqlo, boots: Mineetonka, friendship bracelets)

Look at me trying to be playful with the camera! Obvs me trying to be Leetal.

Sooo, anyone missed me?
Of course not, I posted yesterday! And you're not going to get to miss me, because due to technical difficulties it is unlikely Leetal is going to be able to post whilst on vacation in the deep tropics of Florida.
See you tomorrow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Round-Up

As you would probably assume, we haven't been spending much time on the computer since vacation started (hence the missed post yesterday, and the foretold unfortold posts we'll probably miss later in the week...), so I took time today to check my email, catch up on some refinery29 reading, find new music, play with picnik because all the features are officially free-ninety-nine, and the like.
Realized I missed freeze tag on Wall Street yesterday, which is upsetting, so I worked out some future planning... Miike Snow in April, Foster the People and the Kooks in May,  and Water Fight Festival in June.

Song of the day:
So slick.


Friday, January 20, 2012

Warehouse Sale


From the top: The Tres Weirdos- doing our thang, lessons in layering, getting upskirted, and quintessential me layering things that should not (cannot) be layered just so that I can wear my green jacket.

(Jacket: Urban Outfitters, flannel: Uniqlo, red sweater: The Garment District rummage pile, 
dress (underneath): H&M, leggings: Topshop, socks: Target, 
boots: Minnetonka, scarf: Uniqlo, crossbody: Vintage)

A few pictures from my second day of vacation at the American Apparel warehouse sale.
Honestly, I was a little disappointed when I got there a half hour after it opened and the place was empty. I had spent the whole night before strategizing with the other dos weirdos how we were going to find clothes (pounce, elbow, scream, and grab anything and everything in our size), what we would do if someone took something we wanted (yank her/his weave), and how we were going to change without dressing rooms (human curtain), but all of our planning was for naught! Everything was nicely put on hangers, most things were available in every size, and the four other people there were for some reason not interested in tricot dresses and leather skirts...
If you were interested in going, I definitely advise you get there before it's over (31st of January). Some things are still pretty expensive, but I left with 7 things all for less than $20 each if you averaged how much I spent; so really you've got nothing to lose and clothing to gain!

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Spotted: Big Bird en Vogue. 

In short, the coat is a sure-fire conversation starter.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Been catching up on some Jak & Jil and the pictures that really stood out to me were the ones with the mixed prints and fabrics. I love how unconventional you would think these materials are together, but when put together on shoes or on a jacket the result is just...right. These are some of my favorites.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

When Stripes Happen

I cannot get enough of this bag.

(shirt: Forever 21; jeans: Forever 21; boots: Forever 21; satchel: Cambridge Satchel Company)

Really don't know how I ended up with an outfit that is entirely from one store but you know, shit happens when you have 3 minutes to get ready and run out the door.

Photo creds to my friend, Rhonda

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

False Impressions

(Jacket:  Urban Outfitters, shirt: Brandy  Melville, jeans: BDG, 
scarf: Pashmina, wedges: Alexander Wang Constance, crossbody bag: vintage)

Lies. These pictures are just a cover-up for my not-so-pleasant reality.

I am not, in fact, out in an urban landscape on a somewhat sunny day, staring admirably at my Wangs, but actually at home moaning about how I am dying and probably in the greatest state of misery that I've been in since the last time I was sick,
3 months ago.
My basement smells like doody, my dehumidifier smells like rot, I picked up my old habit of watching Korean shows on Hulu, and I'm also whining even though I said I wouldn't do that once vacation started. 
I'm also saying "I" and "me" a lot, and there isn't any of that in The Duds.
These pictures are from my birthday weekend, a time of happy things such as green jackets, Constance wedges, and free cupcakes. 
Gotta go, it's hard to read subtitles while writing a post and I'm not nearly as fluent in Korean as I'd like to be.
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Recognize this mural?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Horse Rider

As I promised you, here is an outfit post although I know it is not much. Things have been hectic in school with vacation coming up and I'm so tired I am having trouble staying awake as we speak. I had to of course sneak in my favorite pose, the look-down-at-your-shoes pose, which came in handy in trying to hide my under-eye bags from you. Today was one of the coldest winter days yet and I was not prepared, as we have been very spoiled with fifty degree weather until this week. I posted the same top half of this outfit a while ago (shh don't tell) but just added my beat up boots to stay warm. I kind of felt like a preppy horse rider in this outfit, something I've always dreamed of doing but never got the chance to do. Maybe I'll get to take a horse-ride along the shore when I down to Florida in 6 DAYS!


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Color Me NEON

With winter break coming up on Wednesday, my head is already on the beach in Florida laying out in the sun...in neon. Being in the sun, warm weather, sand, bright blue ocean, and drinking piƱa coladas by the pool makes me happy and I'm going to use this break as a chance to express my cheeriness through my accessories. I've hardly had a chance to wear my Cambridge Satchel that I am in love with so I thought, what better way to wear it than to pair it with this bra or bikini top? bikini top or bra? that I snagged at Victoria's Secret last night (for THIRTEEN dollars) at the beach?

P.S. This past week has been too hectic for outfit posts but they're coming, promise!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Week of the Green Jacket: Days 4, 5, and pictures galore!

 (Hand on the hip means I can totally take charge in ruining your business endeavors.)

(First outfit- jacket: Urban Outfitters, shirt: Urban Outfitters, skirt: Hardtail, 
boots: Asos, bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Handback)

(Second outfit- dress: H&M, boots: Minnetonka)

(Banging my head against the keyboard because the sizes and resolution of all of these pictures are drastically different).

Spontaneous camera attack in the library, crashing after a ridiculously long day slash typical yawning picture, 15 (ok maybe 20) minute bell bangles, tears of frustration slash sleep deprivation slash slavery, and then some more of the same.
The past two days consisted of a lot of screaming at people (in my head), stabbing myself with needles, consoling hugs, bitter remarks, snarky remarks, shut up's, heart-attack prompting take-out, snarky comments, stealing, calling people putzes (in my head), calling people putzes (to their faces), and all around good cheer!

Vacation for us is so close I can almost taste the morning breath I'm going to get upon awaking from a comatose state after the first day. I promise posts will be more regular and there will be less verbal abuse once school's out.


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Gonna go take some Advil now from my head-to-keyboard-banging induced headache now.

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I promise I'm not conceited, I just thought it would be best to put all of these pictures into one post... and I think I'm the cats meow.