Monday, August 29, 2011

she's just a girl who thinks that i am the one

we went to a giants game on saturday, and i didn't have time to set up the tripod before we had to go, so i took some quick "self portraits" instead. mainly because i thought my outfit looked pretty bad ass and i wanted to share. it, however, was really not good for the SF weather. i was freezing. thankgawd for panda hats! :) and that we actually won a game? :X

i recently started shooting in raw, which means... its taking me a bit longer to sort through pics. this is probably the last batch of outfit pics that will be in jpeg. just bare with me >.< i do like all the different elements i can bring out now though. i spent an hour on thursday just trying to figure out how the hell do i even open the files on my computer, let alone edit them. and then an hour ooo-ing and ahh-ing at all the different functions available to me, before i even sat down to adjust one picture. i think i've done a total of two since, and i have like 3 outfits backed up? oops. a new store opened up at oakridge mall a few months back called cotton on. its originally an AU company from what i gather, and i'm totally in <3 with it. its got the cutest items, all reasonably priced, and so far, very comfortable! the great mall opened up an outlet store there already too! right across from the huge forever 21 and AE /faints. i've seen several, several items that i want to buy already. i just need a bigger wallet! oh! also, if you notice in the last photo, my hand looks a bit.. well.. grimy. and that is because i tried water marble for my nails for the first time, and its messy! and i took these photos before remembering to clean up my hands. priorities? i know. they turned out OK, but the black turned to a chocolate brown, probably due to the nude colored base i used. many toothpicks died in my attempt to figure out how to do this properly. i wanted to do it in honor of the giants, using orange, black and white.. >.< but it just didn't come out that way.

oh wells. trial number two will be on wednesday or thursday!

p.s. today's title is in honor of michael jackson, who would've turned 53 today, if you didn't know ;)

taken by me
cotton on t-shirt, american eagle skinny jeans, H&M belt, Tilly's necklace, Charlotte Russe ring

Thursday, August 25, 2011

cover your eyes.. this may get inappropriate

to tell you the truth, these didn't really turn out as well as i wanted them to. i was a bit out of my comfort zone (which is funny since i was with my family), and with people who aren't use to my photo obsession. i didn't really have the patience or time to mess with the settings as much as i'd like, and unfortunately my computer is really starting to just lose it, so correcting some of the exposures in photoshop has become very frustrating and time consuming.

sigh. but its okay! the food still looks pretty damn amazing i think. my photography sucks, and i'm sorry you have to endure it right now. but i'll get better. i promise.

the above photos were taken at my parents house. my mom made pad kee mao, which is one of my favorite dishes. i blame my noodle obsession on my mom. but its a delicious obsession to have. the photos below are taken at a resturant in Los Angeles called Prael. they make amazing "salad" kind of thai dishes. we ate everything family style, which means we ordered TONS. TONS. i got yelled at at one point to put the camera down and eat. so there aren't as many pictures, minus the breaks i took because my mouth was on firreeeee.

som tum (papaya salad)

om nom nom thai tea

fried nam (which is some sort of thai sausage :P)

condiments - thai standard!! a thai restaurant without this isn't a real thai restaurant!

um. crispy rice salad? i don't know the thai name >.<

taken by me

Monday, August 22, 2011

sometimes i wish i could go back to college (part 2)

i've always loved the little shops in santa cruz, even though i can't afford 90% of them. before everyone arrived to the beach house, we had a mini girls day, got fat off of taqueria and then went shopping! :) unfortunately i couldn't use some of the pictures because i'm horrible at remember to check/change my ISO before taking a picture >.< i really need to be better about it. the bottom two pics here are adorable, but too grainy for my taste:

taken by me


Sunday, August 21, 2011

she looked a lil too sweet.. so i had to rough her up a bit

its late. i just got back from LA a couple of hours ago. lots of food porn to share. and a baby bump (my friend's, not mine). wanted to get this up really quick, since i took these right before we left. will post more later.


photos taken by me
american eagle long cardian, abercrombie shirt, h&m shorts & socks, chinese laundry wedges, random bracelets from i don't remember

Friday, August 19, 2011

sometimes i wish i could go back to college (part 1)

this past weekend my friends and i packed up our bags (and puppies) and headed down to santa cruz for the weekend. we rented this awesome lil beach house within walking distance pleasure point, which is the best place to go if you're just learning how to surf. the waves are pretty mellow, easy breaks to get through, and a lot of white water to practice on. there's also tons and tons of kelp that you constantly get stuck in while trying to paddle. this was my second time out, and even though i didn't stand up this time, i caught a few waves body surfing and riding them all the way to the end!

i highly recommend this place if you're ever looking to do something down there. the house had everything we could need or think of. the owners were super nice and let us check in early and check out late. location is just amazing. <3 i really can't wait to do it again! on another note, i'm finding with my pictures that for the most part, i'm very happy with my composures. i haven't had to crop a single one (minus the self portraits), but oh boy is the exposure horrible in like 90% of them. but that is where practice makes perfect right? i'll be in LA this weekend, visiting the parents and going to a baby shower. plenty of photo opportunities! (and to be mocked by my family i'm sure).


Thursday, August 18, 2011

adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them

while i was on vacation, i saw a girl from germany wearing a pair of overalls. and i'm not the biggest fan of overalls for adults, but this one she had on was particularly very kute, and i knew i had to own it. unfortunately, since she was from germany, the chances of that were probably more on the slim side.

flash forward a couple of months, and i'm doing my weekly browse around target, and what do i see? but a pair of overalls in front of me! okay, thanks dr. seuss, thats enough outta you. i'm not entirely sure if this is the exact same pair i saw, but if they're not, they're pretty damn close. and i'm totally in love with them.

in other news, i'm attempting to full embrace this blogger thing, and i just joined and i hope i don't end up embarrassing myself. or realizing that my fashion sense is complete sh*t and no one actually likes it but me. then again, i think thats how it already is anyways!

photos taken by me
xhilaration overalls, marc by marc jacobs sunglasses, express lacy bandeau, poof! tank, steve madden oxford wedge boots

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

the world is better with cupcakes in it

don't those just look delicious? like amazing, water in your mouth, wish you could have one now delicious? cos they were. and i ate like 10 of them over the weekend. no joke. i had my very own birthday cupcake

and just for good measure. the beautiful baker.. you can find her delicious blog here.

and me! the fatty consumer. see the awesome nails? they match the cupcake liner quite well.

photos taken by me