Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Suede sandals from Roger Vivier (1325$)
And this is me, trying to pretend I have a bottomless bank account or a finance analyst husband.

- Ane

Sunday, April 17, 2016

OOTD: When You Go South, Wear Lilly

While Chicago was cold, my first trip to the South was nice and warm! It was also humid and we had downpours (hence the crazy hair and in some of the pics) but still nothing better than some nice sun and warmth for the soul with all the country music. Yes, I finally visited Nashville! And let me tell you, it was awesome! I loved the ambiance, the colors, the music, the food and the history! Since I was venturing below the Mason Dixon line, where Lilly abounds, I decided to rock my new Colie top in Multi Stems. I absolutely LOVE this top. It's a white v-neck (my go to), it has pink, the print is bold and fun and it's Lilly. 

Cardigan: JC Penney (ancient, similar here) // Top: Lilly Pulitzer // Jeans: Uniqlo // Sneakers: Converse // Vest: GAP (similar here) // Sunglasses: BP. // Bag: Tory Burch (old style, similar here) // Bracelet: J. Crew (similar here) // Watch: Fossil (similar here)

 It truly was the simplest outfit, but it felt so right. I felt bold as a flamingo yet composed and elegant, particularly with my other eBay find my Tory Burch Amanda logo bag, and with my new sunglasses I got in Nordstrom. When trying sunglasses on, I honestly asked my mom: "Which makes me look like a femme-fatale boss-ass bitch?" and then I bought them. I should have taken a resting bitch-face pic for you all to see but oh well, I was TOO HAPPY to be in Nashville with my loved ones! :)

So now tell me, what is your go to outfit for visiting the South? And if you are from there, how prevalent (or not) is Lilly? Let me know!

- Ane

Thursday, April 14, 2016

OOTD: Baby It's Cold Outside


How is the weather so bad and cold? UGH why is winter back? At least I wish I were in Chicago with my family. Like I said some weeks ago, my family came to visit for Spring Break! While I will recap the trip another day, let me share my cold day outfit that I wore in Chicago! :)

Coat: Zara (old) // Jeans: Uniqlo // Shoes: Converse // Bag: Lefties (old, similar here, which I actually ended up getting!) // Scarf: Tory Burch (old, similar here) // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban // Bracelet: J. Crew (old, similar here)

When I'm out and about in the cold, particularly in a big city, I like to steer away from puffer coats and wear more structured pieces, like this coat from Zara. It was love at first sight, and let me tell you, I didn't buy it at first and I almost lost my chance when we couldn't find it anywhere, but a store in my area (one of 5) *might* have had it in my size, and praise the lord they did! For walking, I also choose comfy footwear (aka my beaten up white Converse) and the best jeans in the world! Finally, I usually wear an oversized scarf, and what a great opportunity it was to show my great eBay score from Tory Burch! :)

What do you wear for cold days in the city? Let me know in the comments!

- Ane

Sunday, April 3, 2016

*Artsy* or how I recreated a Pinterest project

Kaixo everyone!

I have been wanting to share my first craft from Pinterest *cue the excitement* that I completed during the weekend after Valentine's Day. All my friends left for Chicago so I had the apartment all for myself. I took that weekend off to watch movies and be creative, so I took up this Pinterest project and made it mine!


You will need the following materials:
- Mason Jars
- Acrylic paint tubes of the color of your choice
- A painting brush
- Flowers

I got all of this at Hobby Lobby except for the brush, which I got in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The instructions were pretty simple in the original blog I read it, but I gotta say, it was not as easy as I would have thought!

The tube colors I chose were pink, yellow and green, which go perfectly well with the new wall decorations we have in our living room. The first thing I did was to squirt a third of the tubes into the mason jars. Once this was done, I put back the lids and shook the jars like shake weights. This way, instead of painting the outside, the paint goes inside for a nicer, glossier finish.

I thought that a third would be more than enough, but it turned out not to. There were many spots unpainted, so I decided to get the brush and start applying more paint.

With the brush and squeezing a little more paint inside the jars, I got to cover all the surface of the glass from the inside. The next step then, was to put the mason jars upside down to dry without the lids. I put many layers of paper that came with the mason jars for the excess paint to fall on them.

The original craft mentioned that the paint inside would be dry overnight, but alas! It took one week to dry, which I think is because I basically ended up using the entire tube for perfect coverage of the jars. So lastly, I bend the long stem of the flowers (which are fake) and put them inside the jars, and ta-da!

The project turned out to be very cute and inexpensive, and now graces our poor grad student living room! I chose not to get real flowers because that would mean getting a setting spray for the paint not to dissolve with water, and that could happen regardless of the use of the spray!

I am honestly very proud of this small craft. I decided to take some time for myself and doing it, and it was an awesome experience. I may take up crafting in the future! ;)

Now you tell me! Do you like arts and crafts? Have you done any particular crafts that you are proud of? Let me know!

- Ane