Thursday, September 2, 2010

more work outfits, hair update

Merona (Target brand) top
vintage waist belt
Express twill leggings

The Merona top is a medium (no smaller sizes available), but I just loved the length, look, and texture (polyester) of it! Looking forward to wearing this tucked into a high waisted skirt too!

Dunno what to call these ruffly things going down the center, but I love 'em!


Miley Cyrus (Wal-Mart line) ruffle top
Banana Republic skirt

I actually wore a different top with the skirt to work, but after taking a picture of it I realized how horrible I looked! Uggggh can't believe I walked around downtown all day looking like that T_T

Anyways.. took 2 seconds to switch to a more suitable top. Problem is, it has an elastic waistband. And the skirt is huuge (size 00P.. BR you are so inconsistent!). I bought this skirt 3-4 years ago.. either I was a chubster and it fit fine, or it was too large at the time but I didn't care.

Here's the quick fix with my trusty Forever 21 $4.80 belt! The skirt looks much better at this length in my opinion. Little bit of scrunching but I can live with it.

Update on hair for anyone who is curious... so before my hair was super long and not layered, so the weight pulled my hair down, making it really flat and lifeless. After getting it cut, the shorter layers are really light and have lift. I don't know how to style it when it's straight ~ it looks really awkward and terrible if I just flatiron. So I've been curling with my flat iron instead. And when I say curl, I'm only curling very slightly at the ends, so basically I flip my wrist when I'm almost to the bottom of the hair and it makes 1 curl per strand (does that make sense?). Because of all the layers it looks like more curls, but it's basically because of the many layers stacked on top of each other. I now have huge hair. And if you're curious, it takes somewhere b/w 3-5 minutes to curl (same amt of time it took to flatiron before.. maybe even less b/c doesn't have to be so perfect). I still wake up at 7:45 and am out the door by 8ish.

I'm really happy b/c the stylist cut off enough length so that all my dead and split ends are gone. My hair feels soooo healthy and strong! Before, after blowdrying and flatironing my hair was a tangled mess that made it a nightmare to run my fingers through. And now, I can comb my hair no problem!

Tried to smile here. My eyelids are weird. I do have lids, but one tends to disappear on one eye. And then, sometimes they both disappear altogether.




26 comments:

  1. Outfit looks so much better with the belt! And lol about the lids... I used to have the same problem! Sometimes one, sometimes the other, and sometimes both lids would disappear for days/weeks/months! So aggravating... but maybe because I'm getting older (more saggy lids) but it doesn't happen much anymore. And I learned how to fix it when it does happen - I just wear a bit of eyelid tape (shaped regular scotch tape) to re-create crease for a few hours and magically lid is restored! :)

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  2. sophia i love both outfits. the first blouse -- ruffles and pattern are super cute. I like the belt...definitely emphasizes your little waist. i like the 2nd outfit better with the wide belt.
    both outfits are sophisticated, but fun and very age appropriate...haha even with the miley cyrus blouse. ;)

    BR--even with a 40% discount emailed to me, i can't find anything i like.

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  3. Love both of your outfits Sophia. Your legs are sooo long and slim. That ruffle top is pretty and looks great with your skirt. The colors remind me that Fall is coming.

    I am so in love with your hair. I wish I could find a good stylish.

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  4. I love your outfits :) You have such skinny legs! LOL The work skirts are great! Yes, and your hair! Eek! VERY pretty!!

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  5. I really like both these outfits! And I love how they are made with super affordable tops.

    The hair still looks fantastic. I am tres impresed that you can wake up and be ready to go in 15 minutes flat. It takes me that long to drowsily brush my teeth while laying on the couch.

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  6. ^PetiteXXS~ Whoa haha didn't know this happened to other people too! I never noticed until recently..wonder if my eyelids have always been wonky. I've heard of eyelid tape! Quite an interesting invention haha!

    Ping~ thanks! Means a lot coming from you :) I swear BR used to have more good stuff... maybe they still do but the prices have sure gone up!

    Nelah~ thanks! I'm so happy Fall is coming.. I just love the colors and scents.. in fact, just bought a spiced apple cinnamon candle tonight!

    Jen~ thanks! We were fortunate to have warm weather in SF.. otherwise there's no way I would bare my legs!

    PAG~ thank you :) The Miley Cyrus top was $4.80 hehehe. I cherish my sleep time.. I hit snooze like 5 times before I wake up, and by then it's like OH CRAP! gotta hustle to get to work!!

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  7. the ruffle shirt with pencil skirt is absolutely perfect! yes all my skirts bulge terribly like that too so i always use a big fat belt to hide it :D you look so smokin' !

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  8. You look so cute in the last pic! I'm jealous of your hair cuz it looks so gorgeous & volumnized *pout* ooh I love the sleeveless ruffle tops on you, I have a couple of those as well and I love how flattering they can look on petites! I think that belt looks really good with the BR skirt, but I'm not sure how to explain why.. lol =p

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  9. I love both of your outfits especially the Miley Cyrus's top :) Your hair looks amazing even after it got washed. You definitely know how to style your hair and got an amazing hair stylist

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  10. ^Thank you ladies :)) After reading everyone's comments from my last post I was so worried my hair would be incredibly flat after I washed it, but thankfully it didn't flatten!

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  11. i need to have tim do my hair it looks gorgeous still!

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  12. you look so fragile! an your hair is gorgeous! think i prefer it more than straight hair :P

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  13. Oh man! You look FANTASTIC in absolutely anything and everything! Keep these blog posts coming!!! :)

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  14. ^Nicol ~ aw thank you :) I think YOU have perfect hair and seeing your hair makes me want to grow mine out and never cut it!

    April ~ I could say the same for you! And, you are always such a sweet<3!

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  15. your hair is stunning girll ♥

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  16. Ok its official! I want both outfits and your hair! You look freaking fantastic!!!!! Loving how you put both outfits together with the belts!

    Just got two more belts at H & M this past weekend! Hopefully I can put them together with something..heheheh

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  17. sophia! you're so cute....i love your outfits! your hair looks great too, so healthy and full! ;)

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  18. hehe thanks sophia :D university is nice because there are so many cool backgrounds to shoot. there's the downside also because people i know will squint and go "is that angie up there on a hill posing randomly? wth ..."

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  19. The first look is fabolous!


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  20. you are super stunning and im loving the outfits too <3

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  21. You look gorgeous in both outfits! I really like your hair, too. :) xoxo Chauie

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  22. Cute blog girl! Am new follower!

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  23. Both cute looks, though the skirt one might be my favorite. Just seems a little more body conscious, I guess?

    And, actually, I think I have that skirt too!

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  24. The belt from F21 is super cute and so cheap!! I can't wait until I have more money saved up to start shopping for my fall/winter clothes. It's starting to get chilly here!

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