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what’s in, what’s out {september}

2 October 2009

Alexander Wang inspiration board

what’s {IN}

Being nominated by loads of people in my grade for the senior superlative of “Best Dressed” – however shallow, I cannot help but admit that I am quite flattered that I was stopped in the hallway by random people asking for my name to nominate!

Football season! Amazing games, however cold, are entirely enjoyable to perform at! Gooooo team! Rah rah rah!

My favorite (and signature) silhouettes include: {1} mini bottom (tailored black shorts, denim cutoffs, or high waisted bandage skirts) + blouse + black patent pumps, and {2} dark wash skinnies + bodycon top + heels of some wort. I have been wearing loads of black, greys, and creams with scare bits of color here and there as of late – and I am loving it.

HALLOWEEN. I cannot and will not even bother attempting to conceal my childish excitement to dress and doll up! The proof lies in the ever cliché orange-and-black combination. It’s classic. (P.S.: Be on the look out for a Halloween post, darlings!)

Listening to loads of rap/hip hop at the highest volume possible to create a faux-hydraulics effect as I drive.

Experimenting with different makeup looks and discovering that I will forevermore love dark, smokey eyes with better-than-my-natural-lips gloss or lipstick.

Deep, plummy wine-reds & burgandy glosses and lipsticks. I am embracing the inner vampish vixen.

Covergirl’s LashBlast Mascara. Quite late on the bandwagon, I know, but alas I was able to get my pudgy little hands on a bottle of tacky fat orange-ness. Only second to my beloved Estee Lauder mascara (I forget the specifics). Simply g e n i u s .  If you darlings are still hesitant, simply search youtube for [many] detailed reviews! I would be more than happy to add my own to the plethora of LastBlast raves if you’d like…

Olive green smokey eyes. Somehow the shade works well with my eyes & skin tone and happens to be my school color. Again with the rah rah rah school spirit!

EDIT: publishing this post at exactly 11:11. Make a wish, mes chéries!

what’s {OUT}

And the stresses of senior year begin. A.k.a. college applications and all that nonsense that is determined to consume my entire being – social life AND academic life inclusive – until the last of deadlines.

I shall be honest and admit that I do have my fears of not getting into a college of my choice that haunt in my in the form of rejection letters that plague my nightmares.

Not being able to blog regularly both here and at my POP magazine blog. Blogging is still a love of mine, but when priorities call to be straightened, blogging tends to fall to the wayside. ** I apologize for any random hiatus-es or lack of responses to emails/comments – I do love you all so, so dearly, but I lack the time to dedicate myself to everything equally without sacrificing my own sanity. **

Fashion Week. I’m not quite sure as to why I haven’t bothered updating myself on the latest RTW’s of the season, but as of late I have been reminiscing over previous collections. The current fad in obsessively following trends are only slightly irritating.

What are your {in’s} and {out’s} of September 2009?

bisous, xx

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  1. Hannah permalink
    2 October 2009 11:33 pm

    My Ins: putting together my back to school wardrobe, cream tights, the off-duty ballerina look, oxfords & brogues, my annual quest for the perfect pair of boots, French braids, rosy cheeks, caramel apple cupcakes, and Rachel Berry’s style from Glee.

    My Outs: ripped jeans, neon, flat ankle boots, Blair’s new style on Gossip Girl, missing summer, flat-ironed hair

  2. Hannah permalink
    2 October 2009 11:37 pm

    I forgot my favorite “in”! I discovered these incredible studded gloves from Topshop this morning and haven’t been able to stop thinking about them! They’re not what I’d typically go for, but gosh – aren’t they amazing? http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=32051&storeId=13052&categoryId=133533&parent_category_rn=133524&productId=1385935&langId=-1

    • 2 October 2009 11:38 pm

      @Hannah: They seem so un-you but they are unbelievable edgy & so fabulous (: xx

  3. 3 October 2009 2:43 am

    Wow, how lovely that you were nominated best dressed!
    I can’t remember what I was nominated at the time… haha, it wasn’t very flattering though, I remember that much.

  4. 3 October 2009 4:57 am

    Halloween is always awesome, although I’m sure americans celebrate it much cooler than here in Norway xD

    My ins:
    Clothes & Jewlery + student loan
    Possible London trip

    My outs:
    Being tired all the time
    Things I should do but don’t want to do

    • 3 October 2009 4:58 am

      @anywhere dreams: My outs are the same as yours ): But isn’t Halloween fantastic? I’m so excited; only a few more weeks!! (:

  5. 3 October 2009 5:45 am

    Ooh! Congrats on the ‘best dressed’ nomination! OOh! So you like LashBlast? I’m in need of mascara, but haven’t bought non-Shu Uemura/Estee Lauder/etc. in years….
    xx

    • 3 October 2009 5:46 am

      @Brigdeiro: Thank you love! I do! I am usually quite loyal to Estee Lauder mascaras, since they were my first, but I’m quite surprised at how amazing LashBlast is!

  6. 3 October 2009 6:34 am

    Following trends is definitely OUT… we miss your blogging la C! ❤

    • 3 October 2009 6:35 am

      @Shini: Most definitely, without a moment’s doubt! Trends are a no-go for me! And aw thank you – I miss blogging too ):

  7. 3 October 2009 12:58 pm

    Oh I too am beyond excited for halloween & your halloween post of course! And congratulations on being nominated for best dressed, you definitely deserve it. And don’t worry about slowing down in blog posts, I will always miss your constant posting, but I understand that you need to sort out your priorities, as do I.

    IN:
    – Piling on jewelry! I’ve been wearing so much lately..
    – Listening to french electric pop music. I adore it!

    OUT:
    – Wearing leggings as pants.. Of course I still wear them with shirts, but shirts that go down rather long. How do you feel about this? I know that at my school all of the abercrombie-clad girls have been wearing semi-sheer leggings with little tees. I can’t stand it.

    • 3 October 2009 12:59 pm

      @Laur: Aw thank you! (: And by golly I thought I was the only one who adored French electric pop music!! (:

      Ooph. That is horrific, I totally agree with you!!

  8. 3 October 2009 12:59 pm

    Oh I too am beyond excited for halloween & your halloween post of course! And congratulations on being nominated for best dressed, you definitely deserve it. And don’t worry about slowing down in blog posts, I will always miss your constant posting, but I understand that you need to sort out your priorities, as do I.

    IN:
    – Piling on jewelry! I’ve been wearing so much lately..
    – Listening to french electric pop music. I adore it!

    OUT:
    – Wearing leggings as pants.. Of course I still wear them with shirts, but shirts that go down rather long. How do you feel about this? I know that at my school all of the abercrombie-clad girls have been wearing semi-sheer leggings with little tees. I can’t stand it.

    – laur @ neonmango

  9. 3 October 2009 1:22 pm

    halloween for sure, though i always with several ideas for costumes, leaving me wit no choice but to dress up as two different things on each night of halloween weekend. my ins include my new obsession with pendleton and oversized grandpa cardigans, my ongoing obsession with all things americana, and planning for an epic road trip in january. oh, and my cat’s newfoud habit of crawling into bed for cuddling every morning like clockwork. outs are the usuas: classes, papers, stress, and the college senior-specific joys of job searching and thinking about the real world.

    • 3 October 2009 1:23 pm

      @roxanne: same here! i always have a plethora of ideas, so thank goodness i have various halloween events to go to this year (:

  10. 3 October 2009 1:56 pm

    Great post! 🙂

    X♥X♥

  11. 3 October 2009 2:28 pm

    ♥ So so cool for your ‘nomination’ ! I’m sure you totally deserve it, I’m proud of you ! ;D
    You’re also a sport fan ? I’m a huge fan of football but… as in soccer ! x)
    I love the description of your style !
    I can’t wait to see your Halloween post !
    ♥ Vampire make-up…. and the ‘olive green’ smokey eyes are also my school color, how funny !
    Courage for your senior year, I share the stress !!

    Paris is a lot better than the other cities btw, maybe it will cheer you up !!

    Lots of love darling !
    Perhaps I’ll borrow you the ” in / out ” post idea one of this days… could I ?

    • 3 October 2009 2:29 pm

      @rossovelvet: Aw, thank you! (: I’m actually not a sports fan – well, only in football (soccer!). I’m on my school’s dance team, so we perform sidelines & halftime at the football (American fb) games! (: xx

  12. 3 October 2009 2:45 pm

    congratulations, i would be secretly pleased with a best dressed award!

  13. 3 October 2009 5:07 pm

    great post- and congrats on being nominated for “best dressed” – thats awesome!
    xoxo

  14. 4 October 2009 12:06 am

    Definitely agree with you about LashBlast; it packs a lot of punch for a drugstore mascara!

  15. 4 October 2009 2:45 am

    Awwwe, I was “best dressed” in high school too! =) That’s so fun, and such an honor (and never shallow, don’t worry). And yay for LashBlast…I actually just got into it too – before that I was totally a MAC girl, but I’ve been converted (and save so much money!).
    Don’t worry about college… you’ll figure it all out, sweetie! xo

  16. 4 October 2009 10:49 am

    Hello there. Great post as usual. I really do enjoying seeing what you will post next. I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Take care. Have a fantastic week ahead. Cheers!

  17. 4 October 2009 12:27 pm

    I’m sure you’ll get to the college of your choice. Keep us updated!

    What’s IN for me was being a finalist to a blog awards. What’s OUT was the horrible storm that hit us.

  18. 4 October 2009 4:41 pm

    Congrats on senior superlatives! Best dressed is always the most memorable.
    I agree, what’s out is school stress, if the beginning of junior year is this hard, I don’t even want to to see the end. Have you thought of colleges you’re applying to? My heart is set on NYU. That’s definitely IN!

    xoxo Mo

  19. thebaglady permalink
    4 October 2009 8:15 pm

    CONGRATS ON BEST DRESSED!! Why am I not surprised? 😉 I am quite positive you will win!!

    INS:
    – hubby surprised me with a romantic dinner date & a louis vuitton wallet I’ve wanted since forever!!
    – longer lunch hours at work
    – planning hubby & I’s Halloween couple costumes!

    OUTS:
    – you updating less!
    – swine!!
    – cold weather 😦

  20. kristine permalink
    4 October 2009 8:20 pm

    like everyone else said, congratz on the nominations!! that’s so surreal, i wish you made outfit posts!!

    my ins & outs:

    + homecoming! i’ve ordered a new dress & am having my sister do my makeup!
    + promotion at work!!
    + ate a bucket of icecream without regret!

    – feeling bloated
    – favorite nail polish is dried 😦

  21. 5 October 2009 12:04 pm

    In- Boots, boots and more boots!
    Out- Days getting shorter/darker 😦

  22. 5 October 2009 11:45 pm

    Congrats on your win, I’m sure it was an easy choice 😉

    Hmm my in’s for fall are booties, denim leggings, oversized tops and leather anything. Out’s are tie-dyed jeans, uggs, and anything Ed Hardy, as always.

  23. 6 October 2009 10:34 am

    I agree! And I’m so tired of following the shows because I haven’t seen anything of interest that I haven’t bothered to post about them at all. Maybe that’s just part of the cycle too! Hope you are well!

    xoxo

  24. 8 October 2009 12:27 pm

    Hahaha, indeed, stress is really not done

  25. Tamara permalink
    16 October 2009 2:43 am

    I love your favourite silhouettes too, totally in!!
    xo

  26. 16 October 2009 9:00 am

    the older your get, the more amazing halloween gets – last halloween was one of the best nights of my life and i’m hoping to have a similar time this year!

    lauren
    http://www.papergownfashion.com

    for me:
    in: over-the-knee boots with neon tights & sweater dresses; lots and lots of jewelry (a la glamourai); sleeping
    out: cold weather; nude, matte lips – who wants to look like a corpse??

  27. 19 October 2009 11:20 pm

    No matter how busy it gets in college, I think there is always time to blog. I think I had more social life in college than when I started work.

    -Jason

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