Tuesday, November 21, 2017


I love this tunic/kimono wrap I made awhile back (see post here) but I have to admit pieces like this are a bit hard to wear IMO. I find I make these items that I really adore but are kinda hard to wear, especially with the harsh weather we get here.

Do you find yourself buying/making items that are impractical but you still get them/make them anyway just coz you like them?

tunic I sewed using the Trina pattern from Victory Patterns, Uniqlo jeans, Doc Martens

Friday, November 17, 2017

"You're such a weeaboo!"

I have to admit...I am really immature, which is probably why my kids talk to me like we're the same age. The title above pretty much sums up what they say  every time I practice my Japanese and wear my Spirited Away items like the one below:D

Noun. weeaboo (plural weeaboos) (slang, derogatory) A non-Japanese person (especially one of Caucasian ancestry) who is obsessed with Japanese culture and behaves in a stereotypically Japanese manner.

But hey...I'm not Caucasian so that's ok, right ...But no...seriously....I really am more of Japanophile than anything.:P 

Have a great weekend, my peeps.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

It's on like Donkey Kong

I've had this vest for ages, but never really get the chance to wear it much. When I KonMari'd my closet, this was actually one of the things I was so confused about whether it sparked joy or not. In the end I ended up keeping it.  I'm glad I did keep it because it's such a great layering piece. Now that the colder weather is upon us, the time to start dressing up like the Michelin man is back on again, baby!
Gap vest, Saks 5th Ave turtleneck, BDG jeans, Timberland booties, old hat I knitted

Thursday, November 9, 2017

What have I been watching #2

These are the ones I have enjoyed/been enjoying lately and highly recommend:)

1) Happy Death Day
Out of the all the current horror films I've seen so far , Happy Death Day was the one I've really enjoyed the most. It's pretty much the horror version of Groundhog Day. Honestly, I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did. It was the right amount of suspense with a little touch of humour, and the cast was surprisingly good.
Honourable mentions: IT, Wish Upon, Annabelle Creation
image from hollywoodreporter.com
2) Stranger Things 2
I have been waiting for the second season for what seems like forever, and man...did it live up to the hype! I didn't read any reviews at all before watching it, and I'm glad. I think the second season did a great job of continuing the story of the Upside Down World, and the addition of Sean Astin and Paul Reiser to the cast was awesome!

I also am now in love with King Steve:D
image from strangerthings.wikia.com
image from vulture.com

After watching Stranger (Secret Forest) and really loving it, I really wanted to see another Korean drama that was more or less the same genre. I heard of Tunnel through the KDrama Reddit forum and thought I'd give it a go. So glad I did.
This was another awesome series, with a unique story line. Although it deals with time-travel, I didn't find the plot line far-fetched at all, and for a crime-drama, it had a lot of tear-jerker moments. I loved this as much as I did Secret Forest.:)

image from dramafever.com

Ok...this is just a fun anime, you guys! I've heard so much about this show's popularity in Japan, so I thought I'd give it a go. Well, what can I say? I'm a sucker for anything cute. :) This show is also just one of those things that make you feel good if you're having a not-so-good day. There's always an uplifting message at the end of each episode, and honestly, this is a show that I would recommend to little girls.
It's about a group of high school students who decided to form a school idol group to save their school from closing down.
I'm currently on Season 2, and it's just as fun as the first one:)

image from love-live.wikia.com
What have you been watching lately?

Monday, November 6, 2017

That 70's Show

There's just something so nostalgic about turtlenecks tucked in.
Uniqlo top, BDG jeans from Urban Outfitters, Vans slip ons

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017

 I hope you all had a fun spooky Halloween. If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that it's a pretty big deal for our household:D

Here are some pics below. I've included the inspiration pics for our costumes this time coz I know some of the characters we picked this year are not known to everyone.

I made my daughter's costume. My middle child's costume was the same one I did last year, but he wore it  this year with a hat we got as souvenir from Disney Epcot. I did the "prop" notebook for my eldest.

Raiden (Mortal Kombat)
image from hero.wikia.com

Edna Mode (from Disney Pixar's The Incredibles)
This was actually pretty hard to sew, you guys, because pleather....
image from disney.wikia.com

Kira (from Death Note)
He was just basically dressed regularly but with the notebook...hahaha.

image from anime-planet.com

And as for my husband and I...

Atomic Blonde
(I was just wearing my regular winter boots and a vintage coat and I've had for ages, with an old dress I sewed awhile back.)
image from rogerebert.com

(eldest went as Shrek during Trick or Treating:D)

Peace out!

How was your Halloween?

Friday, October 27, 2017

You win some. You lose some.

I would like to say that all the things I make are a "success" but that would be a BIG FAT LIE. Case in point is the latest dress I made.

Vogue 9253 dress I made worn with Vans sneakers

This is from a Vogue pattern that is supposed to look like this.

Right away, I knew this dress was not really my style because of that deep V neck, but I saw so many ladies who made this dress and they all looked great! I thought I can adjust the neckline easily enough to make it wearable. Alas, I think the neckline is still too deep.

I find it also makes me appear shorter than I am, and look... the plaid pattern is totally not aligned at the back. Eeeeek!
In progress:

To be honest, I'll still wear this because I think it would look ok under a jacket of some sort and I do like the plaid itself. I wouldn't consider this a fave for sure though.
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