Polyester Crinkle Jacket with Leopard Cuffs: from Japan
Earrings: thin silver hoops with star detail from Japan
Cotton Top: Love Stitch
Rings: handmade studded ring, rhinestone knuckle ring from Forever21, (similar here)
silver and rhinestone twig ring from Icing by Claire’s
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind L.A. Ginger in Los Angeles Dark Rinse
Shoes: Metro7 black suede wedge boots
Studded Flap Bag: from Japan [XOXO brand]

What I wore last Saturday to that networking event I was so psyched about.  (one of these days I’ll actually post an outfit on the day I wore it.  Won’t that be something?!!)


The daffodils I planted last fall are about to bloom. They are supposed to be white, with a pink ruffled center. [They aren’t, as I found out once they did actually bloom. The centers are orangey-salmon, and the outer petals are cream. Pretty, but. Grrr.]


Hub says my runner’s watch is supremely unfashionable. Just the excuse I need to go shopping for a new one, he he!


This Love Stitch top is so unusual.  It’s a sleeveless tunic top with a crochet faux outer layer at the neckline and upper back, and the front can be tied with a thin tie.  It has flaps at the bust with button-detailing, and ruched sides anchored by more buttons.


It’s totally wrinkled from a long day of sitting and walking around…but it definitely looked nicer earlier in the day.:-)

Normally I don’t go for the more boho vibe most of Love Stitch’s stuff has, but I thought the detailing was superb (which made its $29 pricetag on Ideeli a real steal! Making all those flaps, sewing all those buttons…blech. Not something I want to invest my time in, so thus, Totally Worth The Money – TWTM for short haha!)  BTW, if you’re not an Ideeli member, feel free to use my invite here…they have some great sales on the way, like Tarina Tarantino accessories, paper denim & cloth jeans, Indulgems jewelry, Elements5 hair tools, Tommy Hilfiger shoes, BCBG Generation handbags, French Connection separates, and Voom by Joy Han dresses, all coming up in the next 2 weeks.  Whew!)

Some more photos:



My favorite studded-flap bag from Japan.


I got out of the event what I wanted to: met some cool people, got more of a grip on the local industry scene here, got some decent advice etc.  No full-time job leads just yet – pretty much everyone said “just show up at the companies you want to work at and pitch them!”  Just gotta work up the cojones (and portfolio of course!) to do that.  I got some MAJOR drawing ahead of me, I suppose.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


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