Thursday, December 27, 2007

Pahk the Cah in Hahvahd Yahd.

Yesterday my family went into Harvard Square with my friend. We went shopping at Newbury Comics (for CDs), Urban Outfitters, and American Apparel. While I only got a few things, I am proud of my purchases (and the fact I only spent $54). At Urbans (my friend hates it when I call it that) they had some pretty good sales, but most of the stuff was still on the expensive side and I didn't like anything enough to buy it... until I saw these:

And they were on sale for just $40! They had a size 9, so I tried them on, they fit perfectly, and I had to get them. My friend liked them but kept telling me they would be cooler if they were thrifted, though. I punched her in the face. Just kidding, of course. They're also online, but for $80! I don't know why they had them for so cheap. Not that I'm complaining...

Also, the stylish cashier asked me where I had gotten my t-shirt and I told her about Uniqlo. She wrote the name of it down, and I loved my shirt more than ever.

We went into American Apparel and immediately grabbed handfuls of lamé things to try on. Most of it looked like crap (tube dress+days of stuffing my face=not good) but we both decided, on an impulse, to buy the lamé bras. I got silver and she got gold, and we're still trying to figure out how to wear them under clothes (obviously we aren't going to walk around in just the bra thingy). I also tried on this mens striped t-shirt. It looked so slouchy and cool, and then I looked at the price tag. $28! For a plain t-shirt! Haha, no.

On a side note, the AA store is a bit sketchy. I mean, the changing rooms are right out in the open and the curtain doesn't close all the way. If you wanted to, you could see right in. My friend and I took turns holding it shut while we tried things on. But then again, what do you expect from American Apparel. Good thing the clothes are (mostly) really cute!

p.s. No one really has a Boston accent like that.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I Got the Goods

This Christmas was pretty good, but no surprises. I finally got my silver lamé American Apparel leggings (and of course ElleGirl says they'll be out in 2008.... but whatever), my Minnetonka lace-up moccasin boots, and my checkered Vans. Other clothes I got included a slightly too big brown v-neck sweater by Arizona (it's cozy anyway... I'm wearing it now!), a brown lace-trim cami, also a bit too big but perfect for summer (all this brown! Seriously, I went through my brown clothing phase in 7th grade! But I guess it's a color that looks good on me...), and a shirt that, honestly, is much more my mom's taste than mine. I should regift it to her :P. But hey, it's the thought that counts. Despite my constant complaints of the sub-40 minute battery life of my iPod, there was no replacement. However, we did get the Wii my brother was practically begging for. Hmm...

Joking, of course. That iPod Touch cost twice as much as the Wii....

Later this week I'm going shopping in Harvard Square with my friend. We'll probably go to Urban Outfitters for clothes and Newbury Comics for CDs. Hopefully I'll get some more stuff!

I managed to get myself a 20% discount on the American Apparel online store, so I just made a rather big purchase there.

But what am I going to wear under this dress? It is very low-cut in the back.

I've been in love with this dress for a while. It's a great way to do/fake the super-high-waisted look.

And I've though of quite a few outfits to go with these leggings! The problem with the silver is I have no idea how to wear them. I'd love to wear them alone but that might be kind of eh... plus they seemed rather, um, saggy. But I'll work it out!

Oh yes, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, just enjoy the break.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Twelve By Twelve... Because It's 21 Backwards?

Some of you may have heard about Forever 21's new sister store, Twelve By Twelve. Currently the stores are nowhere near me, but the collection is up online. It consists of slightly more expensive, sophisticated and (presumably) better quality clothes that its fast-fashion counterpart. As I heard about it early on, it didn't sound too great, and F21's other division, Heritage1981 which is a bit bland for my taste, didn't set a high bar. But I went onto the website, and to my surprise there were some cool photographs with nice-looking clothes. I checked it out, and, despite the slightly weird collection names ("Medieval" wait... what? But the birds' nest on the model's head is beyond cool) some of the clothes had really nice design. My favorites:

"Chiffon Couture Dress", $29. Cute and reasonable priced. It reminds me of Erin Fetherson for Target. It would be better sans buttons, though. (You can't really make out the buttons in this picture. They're on the black part.)

"Belted Tier Skirt", $39. I love this, though I would probably wear it without the belt. But $40 is pushing it a bit!

"Divine Satin Pleat Skirt", $29. The design on this is quite nice, but the material may or may not appear cheap in person.

"Colorblock Jersey Hooded Dress", $34. This dress is really cute, and the hood is an interesting touch (but maybe that's just me—I love hoods).

"Long Sleeve Tunic Sweater w/ Chunky Center Front Zip" (what a mouthful!), $49. My very favorite thing. I want it so much, it reminds me of Martin Margiela I think. (He should get an online store! I would seriously buy one of his amazing jackets for 400-something dollars.) Unfortunately, $50 is too much for this. Love the clothes, poop on the prices.

Once you get over the bizarre mannequin hands they're quite nice, I think. Plus they have size x-small, something F21 usually doesn't have, to my frequent annoyance. Now all they have to do is open near me, since I hate shopping online.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Hair

I went to my hairdresser having finally worked up the courage to ask for bangs. I wanted Irina Lazareanu-style bangs, but my hairdresser told me the same thing my parents had said: "No, no, you don't want bangs." So instead I decided to trust his judgement. He cut more layers and added some lip-length side-swept "bangs." I was speechless, and not in a necessarily good way at the final product. I though I looked like an '80s person, plus my hair wasn't flat ironed (gasp!) and it looked rather dull. But everyone else who's seen my hair likes it, apparently. My mom pointed out a bunch of people in magazines who had the same hair as me. My friend said it was "hipster", while my hairdresser preferred "Victoria's Secret model". But it will take some getting used to for me.

The bangs:

(Excuse my face. I look really bad here for some reason!)

I can always change it if I don't like it. My other worry is that once I flat iron it will probably look great... except literally every girl in my school has the same "bangs"! And that seriously annoys me. I wanted a haircut that would make me stand out. But whatever, I'll like it eventually. Probably.

Thursday, December 13, 2007


If there is one thing that scorches my retinas and makes me want to claw my eyes out, it's Ugg boots. Okay, they're not that bad really, but it's the fact that everyone in my school has been wearing them since October that annoys me. I see them everywhere (Ugg boots with sweatpants, Ugg boots with flare jeans tucked in, cuffed, and over them, Ugg boots with bare legs and denim minis, and the latest development, Ugg boots with legwarmers from Abercrombie, Hollister, or Juicy Couture. The Hollister and A&F ones are actually cute, but the Juicy ones are utterly hideous in their label-whoreness.) Ugg boots. If you live under a rock and don't know what they look like, here they are:

Gouge eyes now! These are actually the Ugg boots I would wear if I had to wear Ugg boots. I hate the lighter tan, and the black and colored ones are not good at all. So I'd say, go with brown or darker tan, if you must.

I'm Not Pregnant, So Why Are You Selling Me Maternity Tops?

Lately, on my trips into A&F and Hollister, I have been noticing something incredible annoying that has prevented me from wasting my money on countless occasions: empire-waist knits. Now, these are a godsend to the, um, curvier of the Abercrombie clones (no more über-skintight shirts!), but skinny girls and empire waists do not mix. Basically, they make you look fat. Or pregnant. I call them the gain-ten-pounds-instantly shirts. And let's not forget the worst offenders, the empire cableknit sweaters. Empire sweaters in thicker materials are so unflattering on so many levels I can't even begin to talk about. So I want to see less of this ("empire waist"):

and more of this ("classic fit"):

So I can go back to wasting my money on things from these stores that I'll never wear anyway because I'll feel like a blahhhh.

(I seriously have been fantasizing about the bottom shirt since I saw it on this thin, thin girl in 7th grade. Long sleeve shirts look soo much better on my flabby (muscular) arms. I might have to buy it, despite its $35-ness, and Abercrombie-ness, as I am trying to ban all things Abercrombie as their prevalence tends to make me puke. But I digress.)

Monday, December 3, 2007

Her Style Is So Stange!

Some models can't dress themselves without the help of a stylist. Others, such as Dutch model Iekeliene Stange, have amazing personal style. Iekeliene (pronounced Ick-uh-lee-na, according to has a crazy, fun way of dressing. While I wouldn't be able to pull some of the things she wears, I can't help but admiring her (and her sharp, sharp cheekbones).

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Beautious Shoes

Yesterday I went to Marshalls with hope of finding a winter jacket. My one from last year is slightly hideous and besides, it is nowhere close to matching my black ski pants (skiing is really the main reason for having a winter jacket now because I have a fabulous Guess military coat—I need to blog about that, too). I found a cute black Calvin Klein one for just $60, but anyway.

On my customary sweep through the size 9 shoe section, I spotted a pair of the most fabulous (favorite word today or what?) shoes ever seen in Marshalls: black patent leather high heel lace up oxfords by Steve Madden! Naturally I put them on and went to show (shock?) my mother. She commented on how stupid people look walking in high heels and how they reminded her of Chinese foot binding (they did make me feet look tiny—but that's a good thing in my book), and went to check out. The shoes were $50, so I knew there was no way I could get her to buy them for me, so I regretfully placed them back on the shelf and left the store in resignation.

BUT then I couldn't stop thinking about them. Later in the afternoon my dad was going to make a quick grocery store run, and I jumped at the opportunity to tag along, as Marshalls is right next to the grocery store. I grabbed $50 in cash out of my increasingly small savings, and dashed in their to buy those shoes! Thankfully, they were still their, and I made a quick purchase. I can't wait to wear them!

The only problem is that they are too tight, especially on my considerable larger right foot, when I wear them with sweatsocks, so I'll probably have to wear them with stockings or thinner socks. Less squished feet, but more blisters. Oh well... I can suffer for beautiful shoes! ;P

Back To School Fashion Lab Report, Pt. 1.825

I am proud to say that my style has—not settled, no—but hovered around somewhere above safe. Some day I'll get off my lazy butt and write a whole big post about it, but it feels good to dress how I want.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

A School Week of Outfits

First of all, let me say that I am a horrible blogger! It was been well over a month since I have last updated and I haven't even been that busy. But then again, I write this blog for myself and no one really reads it. So oh well!

Last weekend I went to the mall and also to Target and got some great new clothes. So my outfits this week were rather inspired. Here they are:


H&M sweatshirt (new). Gap cutoff shorts. Hue pink tights (new). Target gray knee-highs.

Erin Fetherson for Target cardigan and t-shirt. Old Navy leggings.

I have always (inexplicably) wanted to wear leggings as pants, and now I can say I have done it! It's not like no one at my school does it, but it felt a bit awkward for me, like I was walking around in my underwear. And it inspired one friend to fashion me a paper mini skirt during math class!


Merona jacket (new). Uniqlo t-shirt. Urban Outfitters scarf. Tripp NYC skinny pants.

These pants. They are just awesome. But... they really, um, stand out. More than any other item I own, these get whistled at, whispered about, hated, recognized ("are you the girl who was wearing those bright blue pants?") commented ("your pants are very BRIGHT"), and, yes, complimented. I'd be lying if I said I hated the attention.

This jacket was a great find for $22 at Target. There were a million of them on sale and I've been searching for a blazer forever so I was like, what the heck. I'll try it on. And to my surprise it fit perfectly. In this outfit, I tried to make a jacket clearly meant for job interviews and the like casual with the pants, t-shirt, and scarf. The scarf was added as I ran out the door so I wouldn't freeze at the bus stop, but I liked the way it looked and decided to keep it on.


J. Crew scarf and capris (both new). Mossimo long-sleeve tee (new).

This outfit was kind of fun and slightly sailor-esque, but a bit less in-your-face than my other outfits. Unfortunately, the "tissue tee" was completely see-through and I didn't really realize until I got to school....

So that's my school week of outfits! But what about Friday? Um, my Friday outfit wasn't really that great. But today I had some fun creating my outfit. First I starting by trying to knock off strawberry milkshakes's outfit.

Alice Temperly for Target blouse. Old Navy denim shorts.
Unfortunately my shorts weren't high enough, so I had to untuck the blouse.

Then I realized it wasn't supposed to go above freezing all day and I added some black tights.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A (Halloween) Dream Deferred

Halloween is coming up, and that includes my school's Halloween dance on Friday! So I was brainstorming costume ideas...

#1: Irina Lazareanu and Pete Doherty
You will need:
-brown wig w/ heavy bangs
-a menswear-inspired outfit
-a vacant stare
-Pete Doherty (this can be a guy pal or a even a blow-up doll/cardboard cut-out! Get creative)
-fake cigarettes/drugs/alcoholic drinks optional

#2: Rachel Zoe
You will need:
-long blond wig
-orange face paint
-liquid eyeliner to paint on wrinkles
-colorful paisley/Pucci minidress
-skeleton leggings. (I'm not sure if they make these, but if they do, it would be perfect to represent Zoe's general skeletalness...)

Unfortunately, both these costumes are too obscure and no one in my town would get them... it would be like when I was Edie Sedgwick last year. My mom really wants me to be Paris Hilton. I guess that will work.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Inspiration Boards!

Inspiration boards are very fun to make, whether you cut and paste from magazines or use images from the internet as I did. This inspiration board highlights my current obsession with prep school uniforms. Yes, I'm planning to wear pleated plaid minis with black tights and knee-high socks. No, I'm not going crazy. I'm also going to avoid the whole weird/skanky route... I'm going to try and not make it look like I don't actually have a uniform but just incorporate it into my personal style, kind of... Anyway, I got inspiration from t.A.T.u. (yes that band which I happen to adore!), L.A.M.B.'s S/S08 collection, anime schoolgirls (am I the only person who is so envious of their clothes?) and of course Gossip Girl!

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

don't you believe?

2 major fashion weeks down, 2 to go. My nails are electric blue, homework sucks, and what else is new? Oh yes, my trip to the mall keeps getting post-poned. blah :( But I'm very excited to visit h&m to get a coat. Sorry for the lack of posts; I'm dog tired and worn to the bone.

Edit 6/14/08: Lololololololololol at myself!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Back To School Fashion Lab Report, Pt. 1.75 (Update No. 2, Epiphany Edition)

I've come to an epiphany! I don't have to dress like an Abercrombie clone ever. I can dress however I want, whenever I want, and I can't spend too much time worrying about what people think of me because there's just no point in doing that. Dress as myself, dress in what you're comfortable with, but not what's easy (i.e. Abercrombie) but what you truly like. It seems hypothesis 1 is proving to be more true than hypothesis 2. Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!! (If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click here.)

P.S. I just painted my nails white with black tips and it's poppin' except Sally Hansen nail polish is crappy (I swear! $1 NYC is better!) and the white is a bit lumpy plus the black is done freehand so it's not perfect. But yeah, I'm so proud of myself because I'm painting my nails every week now!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Back To School Fashion Lab Report, Pt. 1.5 (Update)

I've already blogged about my first-day outfit, and my second outfit was those cute plaid shorts with a gray top. Now, looking at High School Fashion, I've seen a lot more dresses, skinny jeans (yayyy!!!) and high heels (including one weird outfit of yellowish Madras shorts paired with sparkly blue pointy-toed stilettos. It looked hilarious!). Much more cool, non-repetive dressing than middle school. But you know what sucks? My grade is as full of bland, boring preps as ever. :(

Smashin' Fashion Week (lyk omg it rimezzzzz!!!)

I decide who's a hit, who's a miss, and who's... wait, why do I get to decide this?!? My thoughts on New York Fashion Week.

Apologies for the long post; I'm sure you (my imaginary reader) won't mind.

Abaete sent mainly dresses down their runway with the exception of an occasional wide-leg pant or bathing suit, all with a beachy, tropical influence and in clean colorblocks. The dresses are clearly more structured than in previous seasons. The above bathing suit (which I at first mistook for a too-short dress!) was one of my favorites, because it reminds me of an Herve Leger bandage dress, plus giant flower. The parasol is cool, but I could go without the thing (bathing cap? hat?) on her head and the unfortunate white peds on her feet.

Alexandre Herchcovitch showed tuxedo-inspired looks featuring black menswear-inspired vest-dresses and jumpsuits, shirt collar/bow tie necklaces, and the colors black, white, beige, red, and, perplexingly, neon yellow-green. The first pic shows an evening look with an exaggerated, ruffly bust and the classic, graphic combination of white and black. I'm ignoring the weirdo handcuff-ish things. My other favorite was the bottom dress which again is cinched at the waist. I'm in love with the large yet subtle bow at the neck.

Erin Fetherson's collection featured nipped in waists and subtle colors far more than I expected after seeing her collection for Target. Most of the dresses seemed breezy and loose, except for the more stuctured shirtdresses, and the pants were, of course, wide. Okay, I admit it, I'm bad. I chose the pictures above not because they were more favorite pieces but because they were my favorite pieces to laugh at. The suit-thing in the first picture isn't too bad for a lightweight, summer, well, suit, but the turban seriously makes it look like something a camel-riding tribesman in Saudi Arabia would wear (but I still want the turban). The second pic highlights the creepy eyeshadow. Okay, it just look creepy on poor Chanel Iman (who I like) but argh! It looks like googly eyes. And the dress she's wearing is drab and looks much too hot for Spring/Summer, especially as I sit here in 85 degree heat at 7 in the morning.

I want you all over me like L.A.M.B.! Okay, I had to feature Gwen's collection because I just love her so. And her clothes this season are like a preppy-cool dream! I would wear just about everything she sent down the runway... I totally love L.A.M.B.! But enough obsessing; the first and second pic I have up are both outfits that are TOTALLY my style! I want! But so expensive! :'( Gwen, I will love you forever if you send me free samples (okay, I'll love you forever anyway, but oh well). And of course I needed a picture of the designer herself, the fabulous Gwen Stefani in a fabulous dress with her fabulous (cute) son.

If L.A.M.B. is my favorite collection, Proenza Schouler would be second (at least of all the collections I've viewed so far. I haven't seen Ralph Lauren or Lacoste, but...). Proenza was all about cinched waists and high hemlines, and I love the military theme. The downside was the unfortunate prevalence of a bright yet somehow dusty yellow, which several outfits seriously overdosed on. In the first pic I love the belted khaki vests over a silky black dress. I also loved the gray version of these vests with an awesomely patterned shirt.

More later (possibly, supposing high school homework doesn't pile too high... :( ) <--lol it looks like a funny smiley but it's really just a frowny face.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Back-To-School Shopping!!!!!!!

Today I went to the mall with the intention of getting a tote bag to carry my books between classes, but of course I ended up getting way more because of awesome sales.

First store I went to was A&F, where I got some cute stuff on sale. I got this polo for just $16:

and these shorts for just $19:

Yay yay sales!

Next stop was Hollister to find the tote bag I had been eyeing. Unfortunately all of the bags were sold out so I had to order it online which sucks because I won't have it for school tomorrow :(. But here it is, for $35:

Then at Gap I got a 3/4 sleeve crewneck cableknit sweater in dark gray (very exciting and avant garde, I know!) on sale for $25.

Finally I went to abercrombie (kids) to where I got another, much needed *sarcasm* pair of skinny jeans. I think it's my 6th or 7th pair! Damn, girl, slow down! But anyway, they were actually the jeans on my wishlist, for $40:

and this polo for $16:

And I got classic black Converse Chuck Taylor lo-tops!

My current first day of school outfit is the abercrombie kids polo and jeans and the Converse. I'm riding to school with my friend Erika tomorrow, and I'll be ready to debut my new look! (actually the same look I developed in 8th grade but oh well)

I promise I won't turn into an Abercrombie/Hollister clone! I promise!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

NYC Nails

I went downtown yesterday, hoping to find at least one open nail salon in which I could purchase Russian Navy. But, as it was labor day, everything was closed. :( So instead I went to CVS to attempt to find a good (temporary) substitute. Many drugstore nail brands were slow catching on with navy and even deep purple colors, but to my elation I found a cool-looking polish from New York Colors, a.k.a. NYC: Long-Wearing (haha yeah right) Nail Enamel in Skin Tight Denim Creme 115A. It was a mid-to-dark, metallic blue and it was only $1, so how could I not get it? Now, I have purchased two bottles of polish from NYC previously (Black Lace Creme and Polyester Pink Creme) and was not impressed by the quality. But Skin Tight Denim Creme went on just as easily as any OPI or Essie would. Perhaps it was because I was already wearing OPI Nail Envy. Even so, I'm in love! Two or even just one coat shows up as a gorgeous deep blue that is metallic but not glittery (yay yay yay!). Much love!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Nailing Navy

Blue is one of my favorite colors, and it is very prominent in my wardrobe, as it is as my mom says, "my color." It looks good with my hair and brings out my eyes. I have loads of blue shirts, blue skirts, and don't even get me started on how many pairs of blue jeans I have. And now, one of the biggest trends for fall is navy nails! As far as painting my nails blue, the first time was in fifth grade with a super-sparkly true blue. Not a good look. It was tacky! The next time was this summer, when I bought Sephora polish in 55 (turquoise blue) which I put it on to gorgeous results. Now, I'm planning to try navy for fall. Right now, I'm biased towards OPI's Russian Navy from their Russian Collection, because I already got Siberian Nights and I absolutely love it, it's the perfect deep purple but I digress. Here's Russian Navy:

It looks rather purple-y in the picture, doesn't it? But here's how it looks on:

Also in consideration are Ink and Light My Sapphire from OPI's Night Brights collection. Light My Sapphire is a dark blue-black while Ink is somewhat lighter and is a purple-blue. Both have considerable shimmer.

From left: Ink, Light My Sapphire, My Private Jet (this shade is not navy!)

And here's another shot of Ink, under different lighting, showing off the purple tones.

The reason I like Russian Navy the best is it's the least sparkly and I don't really like glittery polishes that much for some reason. I'll probably get Russian Navy but I might get Ink too despite its sparkly-ness.... But the only way I'll know which one I'll get is when I get it, because I'm notorious for changing my mind at the last minute ;).

Pictures from All Laquered Up

Monday, August 20, 2007


Today will forever be known as the day I fell in love with Marc. I went into the store on Newbury Street and, as I was checking the price tag on some cute rain boots, I gasped. The boots, which said "Marc Jacobs" very clearly (I'm NOT a label-whore! I'm not!), were only $28. Instant purchase. I also found a Marc by Marc tote bag ($12!) and some black fingerless gloves ($3!). I also tried out the new Daisy perfume (it smells wonderful!). Needless to say, I left very happy.

Here are my (super-cheap) Marc purchases:

Shoppin' On Newbury Street

Today I finally went back-to-school shopping! We parked, and, dragging my whiny little brother, shopped! After eating lunch at Bostone Pizza (formerly Newbury Pizza!), our first destination was Urban Outfitters, of course. It was several blocks, and we spotted some shops to check out on the way back. As we passed LF, I saw a 60% off everything sign and darted in before my mom could stop me. However, I left emptyhanded after being unable to decide whether the high-waisted denim shorts were worth the $67.... In Urbans, I immediatly went into supershopper mode! I located most of the items on my wish list (the black skinny jeans were M.I.A. though...) and tried them on. The hoodie was cute, but it didn't match well with my hair. I love red, but red clothes and reddish hair don't go together. :( I tried on the cardigan and my mom said she liked it, but when she found out is was $54 she was like, "That's a lot!" and I didn't want to pressure her or anything (as she was paying for the stuff) so I put it back. It wasn't that great. I found a cute, supersoft striped sweater by Damsel that was a steal at $28, and then my mom told me it was time to go. I almost had a nervous breakdown at that point because the parking meter is only paid for 2 hours, and we had to go all the way back in time. But I needed more time for shopping... so I grabbed the scarf as fast as I could and my mom approved, then went downstairs to check out. But I didn't have enough things yet! So I grabbed two striped camis off the 2 for $20 shelf and ran down, just as my mom was paying. I was mostly satisfied with my purchases at this point.

We went to Newbury Comics to look for a tote bag for school, which we didn't find, due to the fact I have my heart set on a Hollister one. However, I did find some cute striped over-the-knee socks that I've been eyeing for a while. Next, we visited Second Time Around, a store that sells vintage and used designer labels. They had some interesting things, but since we visited the smaller of the two Newbury Street stores there was nothing I liked in my size/price range. Then, in hopes of purchasing an actual cupcake to eat, we went into Johnny Cupcakes (I just wanted one the of t-shirts!) and were disappointed (well, my mom and my brother were) to find that the display cases we had seen were for clothes, not cupcakes. I snatched up a blue shirt and split the $36 with my mom, and also got a cute black and white cupcake pin. We made it back to the car, but I convinced my mom that we should feed the meter some more and then continue shopping, because I wanted to go to American Apparel. After sticking band-aids on my ankles (my flats were rubbing all the skin off!), we went down the more upscale end of Newbury Street ("Boston's version of Fifth Avenue" said the tour guide on a passing duck tour). We found American Apparel, and I checked it out but didn't see anything I liked enough to buy. So we went a bit further up the street in search of a café where we could get a real cupcake, and after not finding anything for several blocks, we turned back. Then we went to Marc Jacobs, but I'll blog about that later. ;)

And here's my loot:

Forever 21 v-neck sweater. Urban Outfitters scarf. BDG skinny jeans. Unionbay flats.

Damsel striped top. Daang Goodman for Tripp NYC skinny pants.

Urban Outfitters striped camis. Hollister skinny jeans.

Forever 21 sunglasses (my true love!). Johnny Cupcake t-shirt. Gap jeans I cutoff myself. Leg Avenue striped socks. Unionbay flats.