Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Minus 7 inches

It will grow back

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Found a funny old polaroid of my sister & I with Saint Nick

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Side-Draped Skirt

I've been waiting since October for this skirt to hit the shelves in Forever21 Stores and I've finally got a hold of one!!
The side-draped skirt was also featured in Lucky magazine's 2008 December issue. It looks like I'm ahead of the game. :)

Monday, December 22, 2008


So this is the reason why I've been missing in action lately. Life feels great..not like it didn't before, but I just thought we should give it a try and see where this goes. No pressure. We're still young so why not have fun? :)

By the way, if you're reading this..
I just wanted to let you know that you're wonderful and I..

Can't wait to see you when you get back!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2008 Christmas Wish List

It's that time of the year again! I enjoy making a wish list of things I like and could afford realistically. This list is probably more for me than anyone else, it helps serve as a reminder of things I need to buy for myself. But if you'd like to help me complete my list then that is fine with me too. :)

1. Magazine subscription to Harper's Bazaar & Elle

2. Dresses : size small or 3/4

Monday, December 8, 2008

Fall 2008 : Complete

School is done for me and now I finally have time for myself.

What to do?

1.) Look for a job
2.) Catch up with all my friends
3.) Play more games
4.) Read a book
5.) Watch some movies
6.) Play the piano
7.) CLEAN MY ROOM. The past few weeks have been so hectic and it's so hard to maintain a clean room when there is no more space for clothes.
8.) Resubscribe to Lucky magazine and I was also thinking about subscribing to Elle & Harper's Bazaar.

But most importantly,

I need to prepare myself for next semester. It is going to be so hectic! >.<

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Chignon ("Sheen-yon")

This is a good time to wear my hair in a chignon because the wind keeps messing it up. A chignon is a popular type of bun style and it comes from the French phrase "chignon du cou," which mean nape of the neck. It's meant to be worn on special occasions like formals & weddings. But a basic chignon can be worn for everyday casual wear.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

To be a star

you must shine your own light,
follow your own path,
and don't worry about the darkness,
for that is when the stars shine brightest.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Stand out

Saturday, November 15, 2008

With each sunrise, we start anew

Life is Precious.
It's crazy how things can happen all at once in a blink of an eye.

November 15th, 2008

Sunrises are special to me because it reminds me of a particular time of my life. So I'm glad I got to capture this moment because I'm rarely awake early enough to watch one. There's just something about the morning air that makes life seem refreshing.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Très Chic

I'm looking for a dress that has a low back. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

M Series

A friend showed me some of Ryuichi Ogino's work today and I was simply amazed when I researched more of his work online. I like these pieces particularly because it breaks the stereotypes of how Japanese females are portrayed. I've also always admire the casual style of how the younger Japanese woman dress over there, maybe we can learn a thing or two from the people who live across the seas.

Ogi's work sort of reminds me of the stuff Stell Im Hultberg does except her work is a little bit more subtle and ethereal. I don't know but I've always had a thing for simple portrait illustrations.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Teach me how to be cool like you

I think the best kind of style is the one you feel most comfortable or challenge yourself to be in. It's not always about matching or caring about what others think. The most important critic is yourself and that is all that matters. I admire the users on lookbook.nu because this website has real people with real style.

Morning glow

It would be nice to wake up looking as beautifully & glamorously as Sarah Jessica Parker in SATC. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to have a team of stylists around me at all times.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sew elegant~

I want to start learning how to use the sewing machine so that I can make my own clothes...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I believe in you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Early Christmas Shopping

Would anyone like to buy this cute embroidered satin dress for me as an early Christmas present? Thank you! :)

$27.80 Forever21 Dress in Grey

It's your life..

Don't count the days,
make the days count.

Monday, November 3, 2008

A handful of everything

Today would a nice day to sit outside on the grass next to a pond and munch on A Handful of Everything. This jar contains a mixture of raisins, almonds, chocolate drops, peanuts, cashews, coconut & dried fruit.

Even though I'm sick, I am in such a great mood today. I am ready for anything! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fighting evil by moonlight

I hope everyone had a happy&spooky halloween! Mine was kind of hectic..and you know how I get when I feel rushed throughout the entire day...I get cranky! Well anyway, there was a Halloween party on Friday and the theme was school girls & nerds. Don't you think it's kind of odd to throw a themed party when Halloween should already be a theme by itself? Oh well, the party turned out fun!

My best friend somehow convinced me the week before to be a sailor scout with her and at first I thought the idea was SUPER EMBARRASSING. But when do I ever feel embarrassed about anything?? It took a lot of motivation but I ended up finishing my outfit right before the party and I was very satisfied with how it turned out! Fabric at Joann's only costed $8 and the bows probably amount up to $2. Halloween costumes should always be this cheap! Now that I feel more confident about sewing, maybe I will start making my own outfits from now on instead of wasting money at the mall.

I feel...inspired.

Sailor Venus!You can never be too old to have fun.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


This reminds me of my room. :)

Which is almost done, by the way! I still have a lot more things to tweak it up. Like buying the pillows I want for the futon, finding a decorative bowl & decorative clock, preferably the black silhouette cuckoo clock that is ONLY $17 at target! This is such a rare find because most silhouette clocks run for about $100+. I also saw one on Wal-Mart's website selling for $14.99, but just like Target, all the clocks were sold out. Boo...

Friday, October 24, 2008

1950s fashion

I've been having the urge to dress vintage lately (minus the girdle).

The trends to know: high heels, pencil or swing skirt, shape & volume.

day time

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Don't sweat the small stuff

Life would be simpler if we didn't waste our breath and time sweating about unnecessary things. This motto took me awhile to learn and once I finally understood it, I felt much more satisfied with myself. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Orlando vs. Memphis

Wow, I haven't been to a basketball game in a while. I used to go all the time with my dad when I was younger. It doesn't seem as it exciting anymore as it used to be. But I still had a fun night nonetheless! Orlando Magic won, yay!

Thai food + good game = happy Krystle

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

At last

After weeks of trying to save money, I finally went shopping today with my best friend. We spent about 2 hours in the new Forever21 store at Prime Outlets and we felt a little spontaneous..so we decided to go the Forever21 at Millenia Mall just to make sure we bought everything we needed. It would of been nice to catch up with her for dinner afterwards but we both had an appointment at 6PM that we couldn't be late to.

I love those days where you can catch up on all of your errands and have a time left over to treat yourself to whatever you like. I wish I had more of those days..

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Life is beautiful

Today is such a lovely day.

The weather is perfect and I really appreciate these flowers that someone gave me this morning.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Intense weekend

I haven't had time to rest or sleep in the past 24 hours. It's not like I haven't done it before, but I felt really bad for being in a such a cranky mood during the Breast Cancer walk this morning. I have work again at 6PM so hopefully I can get some sort of sleep because last night my friends & I got out of work at 3:30AM & then we stayed up to go to community service at 6AM. Tomorrow also looks like it's going to be a long day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I want it now!

While I was finishing up my daily routine of checking the Forever21 website for new items, I came across a picture with an outfit that was featured in one of the categories. I absolutely adore this look and more importantly, I want the skirt that she's is wearing. And I want it now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Rollerskating = Best work out ever.

I haven't gone rollerskating in such a long time..and tonight, it felt so good. I was on the rollerskating rink for almost 2 hours! There were times were I felt tired and my legs were starting to get sore but I was having such a good time that I couldn't force myself to leave. The music was right, the people were friendly, and I felt free.

Don't be scared to fall down, because you can always pick yourself back up. Let your wheels guide you and leave all your troubles behind. And these words are what I try to live my life by.