Friday, 10 December 2010

{Winter Loves}

1. Self-drawn Notebook Cover. The notebook itself is from Muji for 100 NT
2. Bath Sugar in Snowy Sky from Muji (40 NT, reduced from 50 NT). The bath sugar smells like coconuts and they're a mix of white, pink, and blue sugar crystals.
3. Miss Dior Cherie Eau de Parfum. A birthday present from my parents!
4. Marina and the Diamonds CD. An early Christmas present from my parents. Ordered from Amazon with #5, below.
5. Classy by Derek Blasberg. A witty, fun guide of "exceptional advice for the extremely modern lady." Also an early Christmas present from the parents.

Happy Early Christmas! I will be in Osaka for five days, leaving on the 22nd of December. Finals have been a drag, and I still have three tests left. Let's go everyone! It will be soon that we can say 5 down, 0 to go!


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

{Marie Antoinette}

My current favorite movies are all directed by Sofia Coppola. Both The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette, my two current raves, star Kirsten Dunst as the main character. I love the costumes, the locations, and the indie soundtrack.


Wednesday, 17 November 2010

{Birthday Wishes}

Credits: My Dad, a wonderful photographer!
My birthday was yesterday, and it was perhaps the best birthday in a while. Thank you all for the birthday wishes on Facebook, Twitter, and everywhere else. Another year older, yet I really don't feel a thing different!


Thursday, 4 November 2010


Credits: We Heart It

I've decided to write a blog post dedicated each month when they roll around the corner. I guess I'm sort of inspired by my friend, Julia, who is posting a blog post for every day of November (now that's real love). Since it's November, here's the top 5 reasons of L-O-V-E:

1. My birthday: My birthday is November 16, which is next next week. In fact, a lot of my friends and family have November birthdays. I don't know what I'm getting for my birthday, and I don't even know what I want in general in terms of presents. I'm turning 15, which isn't exciting, but in a way... I am beyond excited.

2. Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: The Golden Horse Film Festival started yesterday, November 4th, and I'm going to go watch the film adaption of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" today! On the note of movies, Harry Potter 7, Part 1 (gimmick of money?) is coming out on the 19th!

3. The weather: Taipei gets especially cold at the beginning of November, and to me, it seems like it's freezing this year. I love cold temperatures, cozying up with hot chocolate, a good novel, and fuzzy socks.

4. Thanksgiving: This reason isn't really valid since I don't live in the US. We do, however, get a long weekend for Thanksgiving, which allows for a fabulous-to-come family vacation somewhere in western Taiwan.

5. Good books: It seems like this is more of a favorite of the month, rather than a reason why I love November. My current favorites are Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson.

Happy November!


Friday, 29 October 2010

{Newly Minted.}

This is the first time I used this polish. It's Revlon's Nail Enamel in Minted. I love a nice minty green shade, even though I think that they should be reserved for spring or summer at the majority of times. It's alright, I still love it nevertheless!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

{Across the Universe.}

Across the Universe is the story of Jude and Lucy (yes, from the Beatles reference Hey Jude and Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds). Set amidst the Vietnam War, this movie has a substantial amount of 70's references and Beatles songs to make anyone want to watch it. This is my favorite movie of ALL TIME and I suggest everyone to watch soon!

(All images via We Heart It)


Thursday, 21 October 2010

Blast to the Past

Hi everyone!

Did you all read my post from yesterday? If not, it was basically an explanation of my blogging absence. In short, I guess my main reason would be a mix of stress, homework, and just plain not knowing on what to write about .

Yesterday, I wore a very fun and colorful skirt made out of a sort of light, cotton material. I love the pattern even though it is a tad bit childish (but we'll get to all that later). Amazingly enough, I've had this skirt since third grade! Yes! You didn't just read that wrong! The picture below is third grade me (with my cousin, fittingly eating Krispy Kreme Doughnuts) and current me, wearing the skirt in both images. Not that you all don't believe me. I just wanted to show you how cut of a child I was (:

(Do you like my eye squiggle?)

I wore these coral colored Juicy Couture flats that I bought at Lane Crawford (on sale!) when I went to Hong Kong Last summer. I love the ribbon detailing, and since it was a wet day, my flats got a little bit muddy...

Alas, the skirt itself. I love this skirt so much. I even recall the day that I begged my mom to buy it for me at the Children's Place. It's a children's size 8. Believe me, I am by far not that size (not even close!) so I do believe that the elastic band has stretched to fit my size today. Any how, it still fits wonderfully, and the colors are still as vibrant as the day I bought it!

Bought this cheap looking pearl bracelet at a booth some lower school girls set up. They were selling handmade jewelery that they had personally made and the profits went to some charity (forgot which). Anyways, since my skirt was from when I was young, I decided to wear these pearls, since my mom said they looked like the ones I had in a dress-up set when I was little. Nail polish is OPI's Suzi Says Da!, a nice chocolate brown shade.

Enjoy your weekend!


P.S: My frenchie bulldog, Bella, says hi. She's sitting pretty (for once) enough for me to snap a decent, non-blurry photo of her.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Long Time No Talk!

Hi everyone,

I guess this blog post is aimed towards the lot of people bwho have been pinning me to write a new blog post. I'm not going to make some ridiculous excuse, the real reason is a mixture of school work and blogger's block... most days that I sit myself down to blog, I really have no clue what to write about.

Hopefully most of you have many other wonderful blogs to read, but I think that I will be taking a break from blogging for a while. But don't abandon Pretty Little Things! I will definitely find time to blog sometime!

For those of you who have followed me for a long time, thank you guys (: It means it a lot to me, and I'm sorry that I haven't been writing anything AT ALL.

School is my top priority, so sorry for the lack of posts. Hope to talk to you all soon!


P.S. How are you all liking the new header??

(Credits: We Heart It )

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Week Of Inspiration: Volume Two

It's Friday! The end of another wonderful school week. Hope you all had a great one!


Saturday, 18 September 2010

VOGUE Fashion's Night Out 2010

As most of you know, I went to check out VOGUE Fashion's Night Out last weekend (Saturday, Sept. 11) at the three Sogo Department stores in downtown Taipei. It was such a great way to start off the school year (and to take a break from all the High School homework) and to spend time with amazing friends. Hope you all enjoy!

There were tons of people waiting in line at the Fashion's Night Out booth. Every year, Vogue comes out with limited edition FNO tees, and this year, Taiwan has its very own designed by Peter Som.

We then headed over to the Vogue photo booth, where we took a group photo. Loved that this year they added a makeup, hair, and jewellery bar, complements of Accesorize London. The photographer that shot our photo was also the one who shoots covers and spreads for Vogue Taiwan. Score!

Cute pointed bow shoes from Prada. They also had turquoise and navy, which look absolutely devine.

Alida, Janne, and I posing with an....EHEM...caterer outside of Prada at the invites-only Sogo Dun Hua 16th Anniversary party. The party was so exclusive and every store had their own caterers and waiters, which was so luxe. Definetly loved the ambiance and how improved the party was from last year. They served a killer diluted Midori with milk and of course, Coke and Coke Zero.

Later on that night, we all headed over to MAC, where we shopped around and bought some products. Janne and I both bought Woodwinked Eyeshadow, which is the most gorgeous shade ever.

We were all so excited for the new autumn collection from MAC (as you can tell).

After some more shopping around the downtown Taipei area, we went to Du Xia Yue, a more upscale Taiwanese cuisine restaurant. We ordered garlic-y noodles and chatted away.

Janne and me! I just love how my shoulders are pointy in this picture.

After dinner, we went to Yogurt Art, a buffet style frozen yogurt store, which was right next to Du Xiao Yue.

I LOVE frozen yogurt.

And now... what we wore, and how we wore it. Photos taken in front of the big Fashion's Night Out sign in front of Dun Hua Sogo.
Crystal: Dress: Urban Outfitters (I think!)
Janne: Tank Top: I don't know where, but you know, it's just a white tank (;
High Waisted Shorts: Night market! Janne, how the heck do you find cute floral shorts at the night market? I'm so jealous.

Alida: Tank: Target, Skirt: Topshop (I think!)
I love your outfit!

Adrienne: High Shoulders Top: Sparkle & Fade by Urban Outfitters (on sale for $9.99!)
Skirt: Forever 21 Heels: Tahari ($50 at Marshall's, what a bargain) Earrings: Clip ons from Claire's Ring: Forever 21
After we finished eating, we decided that we should shop some more, but I unfortunately didn't take any pictures. However, we did venture through the streets of Taipei to find some killer boutiques, designer thrift shops, and a whole lot of hidden treasures. Maybe one day I'll do a post on the "hidden wonders" of downtown Taipei.
It was a GREAT night, and I'm looking forward to having monthly shopping excursions with Alida, Janne, and Crystal.
Thank you to VOGUE Taiwan (and VOGUE everywhere else) for making FNO happen, thank you to my aunt and uncle for nabbing tickets and exclusive passes, and thank you Taipei for being such a wonderful and fun city (;
P.S: Watch this FNO video from Taiwan's VOGUE TV! We're featured at the end!