Sunday, January 25, 2015

What's In My Bag?

Have you ever wondered what goes in what bag? I sure have. 
I received 3 different styles of bags from Medusa Brand and I'm here to show you some ideas for your stash.  
Remember that you want to minimize clutter.
This might mean not leaving your receipts to die in the bottom of your purse, the same goes for loose change. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that "less is more".  Bring what you need and choose wisely. Ditch the messy, bottomless purses and grab something chic/unique. 
I've organized a few ideas of what I would [honestly] carry around in these bags.
Here goes something--

Clutches are my new current [bag] obsession. I actually used to see no point in owning one because they can be troublesome especially if you’re forgetful like me. I lose things all the time--every time I leave a restaurant, someone is running out the door, trying to hand me something I've left behind. I've learned to drop that habit and have become more aware of my surroundings. If you’re prone to leaving things behind, a clutch might not be for you. However, they are the perfect bag to minimize bulk that you’re carrying. They’re simple, minimal and you can never lose anything in them. 
They're straight to the point. 

This clutch is pretty small, but it has all the space you need for a simple night out. 
If you have a bigger bag, you can also use this clutch to store something small such as makeup.
What's inside mine: ID/Card Holder, Vape, Vape Juice 
This would be perfect for any quick get together at a cafe or maybe a night out at the club.  
This clutch is ideal if you usually don't carry around cash. Use a cardholder to carry your ID and credit card(s). If you need some cash, try a money clip. 

Clear bags have been trending for quite some time now. While they’re nice to look at, it’s hard to choose what you’d want to stash in one as it will be visible to the world. Clear bags are definitely more for show than for function, but they can be practical if you're smart about it. 
What’s in mine: Cigarettes, Cell Phone, Lip Stain, Eye Drops 
The good thing about a clear clutch is that your clutter is already minimized due to the bag being a small size. There’s not much you can fit into it, so it won’t ever look messy—not unless you try really hard. Just make sure you don’t have money spilling out inside of it or anything you don’t want people to see. 

You’re blessed if you can find a bigger sized clutch. You can fit a lot more into it while (still) minimizing clutter and bulk. The envelope clutch is a fairly large clutch. It fits the perfect amount to get me around for an entire day. 
What’s in mine: Wallet, 3DS, Phone Charger, Makeup Essentials (Eyeliner, Lipstick)
Because bigger clutches can fit more, they’re much more practical to carry around for an entire day. 
I carry around this particular clutch almost every day because it’s the perfect size and also because it is so stunning. 

If you want to go the classic route, cross body bags are probably your thing. They’re stylish classics and aren’t as much of a hassle as a handbag or clutch. They're comfortable enough to wear daily, also almost impossible to steal from. 

This bag holds a lot more than it seems which is great. It’s also comfortable on the shoulders and is made out of a soft, leather like material. You probably don’t want any loose change rolling around in it, though as it has no zipper to hold everything in. 
What’s in mine: Wallet, Makeup Bag, Hand Sanitizer, Cell Phone
Yes, all of this stuff fits in this seemingly tiny bag and that's pretty amazing. This bag is good for girls (or boys) who need a little extra space in their bag to store something else.

Backpacks are probably my favorite type of bag. They’re practical, can fit a lot even if small in size, and won’t be a hassle to lug around. I used to carry purses a lot, especially in high school. I’d get giant tote bags and try to fit all my heavy books inside. I eventually ruined my right shoulder carrying all my books on one side for so many years. This is only one of the reasons I love backpacks so much. You can carry the weight of your stuff on both shoulders without straining them, and they’re just comfortable to carry around. 

The poly backpack is like a laptop bag crossed with a satchel. It’s suited for function and style which I love, especially since I can fit my laptop in there with some extra space for some other things. 
 It would also be great for school as it will be able to fit a few textbooks in it. 
What’s in mine: Laptop, Headphones, 3DS, Games
I use this backpack for most of my electronics. It’s not too big, so it can’t get bulky. I can wear it around without looking like a hunch back. There are a few pockets inside of the bag that can hold some essentials. I usually pack eyedrops, makeup, vape, and keys inside of the hidden pockets.

That concludes my “What’s in my bag(s)” post! 
I’ve enjoyed going into more detail than I usually do. 
It's been fun and interesting doing something a little different.
I'm trying not to be all moody in my single paragraph writings, so here's how I'm making it up to you.
Please let me know if you enjoyed this post, and if you have any other ideas of what I can write about. 
Please comment some suggestions! I would be so grateful for your input.

I want to take a moment to praise the brand that sent me these bags.
These are some of the most beautiful bags I have ever seen, probably the best that I own.
They're high quality, sturdy and are so unique in their aesthetic.
I honestly think they're 100% worth the price. 
Be sure to check out Medusa and their unique bags. 
They ship worldwide all the way from Tel Aviv! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I'm a creep, I'm a weirdo. 
So I'm already 2 weeks into school and it's an unfamiliar feeling. 
My hands are cramping up quite a bit. 
For those who don't know, I attend an art college so it's nonstop drawing which may cause tendonitis. 
It's going to be tough keeping up with the blog and gigs while I'm in school.
I'm the type of person who can't exactly multitask. 
I hate to admit it, but that's how I work. 
I pour my heart into one thing if it's important enough to me.
I became a hermit with no social life my first year of college-- I sold my soul to art, haha.
Maybe I should pour my heart into learning how to multitask.  

Outfit details

All by Nün Bangkok

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Photos by Jae Lee

Monday, January 12, 2015

Be My Baby

Alas, some "color" in my wardrobe!
The only colors I wear are pastels and red. 
I might falter every now and then, 
 but I'm pretty happy with just the monochromatic color scheme. 

Seifukus are the cutest--they're simple yet attract so much attention.
Granted, most of the attention might be from people who..let's say "disagree" with me, 
but I would never let that stop me from being well, me. 
For my "version" (sorry for all the air quotes), I popped on a leather jacket and made the outfit look less generic cosplay and more everyday outfit. I think its important to create that discrepancy between cosplay and everyday wear. I don't usually cosplay, but when/if I do, I like to stylize it more to my taste.  I've also been keeping my eye out for a legit randoseru and finally found one. However, it's 400 bucks. I'm not really sure how that'll work out. 

Pink Seifuku by Tickled Shop 
Be My Baby Bag by Tickled Shop 
Pom Pom Earrings by Tickled Shop 
Boyle Platform by Unif 

Monday, January 5, 2015


Happy 2015!
It doesn't quite feel like a new year to me--not yet, that is. 
A new year is to be filled with new memories and pondering that thought has resulted in old memories rushing back into my head. What a year it has been! I feel both accomplished and unaccomplished. It's mostly due to the fact that I have not had time to progress my artwork. I've been a debbie downer for the past few days...this no school stress has been eating me up. I am not one to be lackadaisical, so that's affected me like a significant rip in the chest.
It's time to move forward and depend on myself just a little more.
It's also time to stop ranting on my blog--My apologies.

Outfit Details: 

Coat by Zara
Top by Miss Guided 
Harness by Deandri 
Skirt by Minty Jungle
Shoes by Unif 

Photos by Jae Lee 

Monday, December 29, 2014

나쁜 기집애

New Year's resolutions, anyone?
I honestly don't have a list, and I don't even know where to start. 
I remember when I was younger, I'd always put "get straight A's" and "eat healthier"on the list.
The latter never really worked out because I love fast food too much to quit. 
This year, I'll probably try to cut back on smoking although I have already quit ciggies and switched over to vaping.  (hurray!)
Hey, sometimes you just need a good prop for your photo and sometimes you just crave a stoge.
I guess I'll add "try to exercise" onto the list as well.
So here goes: 

My New Year's Resolutions
1. smoke less
2. try to exercise 

It's the smallest list of resolutions I've ever managed to make, 
but it's because I don't need the motivation of a new year to control my thoughts and actions anymore. 
These lists are like "traditions" we keep up--We can't bring up New Year's without it. 
2014 has been a hell of a year. Let's ditch the list and dive straight into 2015 without a care.
I've learned to live without structure for once, so I've become somewhat of a "live in the moment" kind of gal. 
Bring it on, 2015. 

Outfit Details:

"Splash of Lady" Bikini by Dar Be Dar 

"Granny" Sunglasses by Wildfox Couture

"Waterfall" Chain Harness by Element 7 Style

Photos by Gabe Oh