The best word to explain where I am (career-wise) is limbo. I am currently finishing up my last subject before I graduate but my class is only once a week for 3 hours leaving me with more free time than I would like. So I've been trying to hunt for a part-time or even full-time job but it's slim pickings without a diploma.
Anyway I wore this outfit to a final interview with an ad agency. My brother advised me to look corporate with a hint of creativity so I let my red suede shoes speak for themselves. It's a bit frustrating to be so excited at every new opportunity only to be terribly let down but I know that's the breaks. In any case, a new wave of opportunities has presented itself so I'll be busy working on that for now. Cross your fingers for me, friends!
Anyway I will use the rest of this post to answer questions you guys left awhile back! Readers are always confusing Arianne and I (hint: I have long hair and she has short) so we thought it might help to share a bit more about us, individually. A will post her answers in her post this week.
Melai asked: Was your style different before you started blogging?
I would say that my style actually changed when I started reading blogs (long before I started my own). I used to be into really street and punk looks. I had a big thing for skulls, if you can believe that. It was only when I started reading Liebemarlene that I came to love simple, feminine and vintage-inspired style. But friends sometimes still give me skull patterned clothes. And I realize, wow! I have changed so much!
Sanam: What inspires your outfits?
Well, I am definitely influenced by the ladies listed under B Navigates in our side bar. All of them have such distinct and lovely personal style. I also have a small collection of Japanese magazines (mostly Vivi) that I constantly flip though because their styling is always so cute. I also regularly check up on Zooey Deschanel and Alexa Chung.
Christy: What do you enjoy most about blogging?
I love contributing to the community, firstly. I used to just lurk and read blogs and often wished I could go to pretty places in pretty dresses too! When A and I decided to make one, I was so psyched! It's so amazing to have my own little corner of the web where I can share ideas and outfits that (hopefully) inspire others too. Secondly, I really love the community. I feel silly saying it but it's like I've made all these new friends!
Ashley: Since you are both vintage lovers-what do you think about trends?
I like looking at it on others but I don't actually wear much vintage. They look so costume-y on me, sadly. I don't mind trends but I try my best to only go for the ones that fit in my style. Even when gladiator sandals were literally the only sandals available for months-I never allowed myself to buy a pair. So not me!
Lloyda: What is your most prized possession in your closet?
Hands down, this Topshop dress! I bought it a few Christmases ago and have kind of worn it every holiday since. My mom said I would regret it because it looked like a nightgown but I never did. I think I've worn it for two Christmases in a row already (maybe even New Year!) but I can imagine still wearing it this year. It's perfect.
And the winner of the Lavander Love Give-Away is Chi Qast! Congratulations, girl! We'll be in touch soon.
B wears striped dress and high-waisted skirt both from Promod and red suede pumps from Zara