wardrobe remix // summer blues.

wardrobe remix // summer blues.
wardrobe remix // summer blues.
wardrobe remix // summer blues.
wardrobe remix // summer blues.

F21 bustier // F21 floral kimono // UO shorts // Target sandals // F21 pink sunglasses. 

Summer 2014 has been a weird one so far in Central Tejas. It's not freakin' uber hot like it typically is around this time of year. Just, you know, freakin' hot. (I'd knew you rain gods would come around eventually!) But, nevertheless, it's hot. It's June. And you know what that means. Oh yes, another summer strong of high-waistedness, top cropness, and floral kimononess. Old faves remixed into a new outfit. Thrown together for the commonality of being different, comfortable, and blue. So why not get together and make new summer remix memories?

besos ... jin.

wardrobe remix // girl meets rocker.

wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.
wardrobe remix // girly meets rocker.

Target denim vest // UO sweater // F21 red tribal print dress // H&M necklace // F21 booties.

One of the possible seasonal outfits I have lined up for the upcoming holiday festivities, as well as quickly becoming my fave transitional ensemble of the season thus far. And with the Texas weather being this insanely nice in November, I'm really liking it's chances in making those holiday party cameos! Everything about this outfit has been heavily remixed. Except that dress. It's new and red and tribal print. And I'm totally remix crushin' on it. I foresee it's beeyootiful remix future with other clothing items in ze wardrobe. Oh yes. Me and my remixing layers! Best thing about Fall! Besides the various autumn hues and gourds galore!

By the way, a little bit of girly, a little bit of a rocker's edge. Need more proof that opposites really do attract?

besos ... jin.

wardrobe remix // summer slowdown.

lookbook // summer slowdown.
lookbook // summer slowdown.
lookbook // summer slowdown.
lookbook // summer slowdown.
lookbook // summer slowdown.
lookbook // summer slowdown.

UO tank top // UO skirt // F21 sandals // H&M sunnies // F21 mustache necklace // UO canvas bag.

Threw this Labor Day outfit together a couple of weeks ago before heading out to Seattle / Vancouver for a week. Yeah, you've read it right. That's a Labor Day outfit. I know, I know. Everything about this outfit probably, okay, most likely, broke every rule about Fall dressing. But we're in Texas. Summer sticks around for a really, really long time around here. Despite it already being September. Heh. That's Fall in Texas for ya! Or supposedly Fall. I'm not sure if we even get Fall in Texas. Anywho, with the Texas heat still in the triple digits, looks like I'll be wearing this ensemble a few more times before tucking it away for next summer. Sorry, Fall, we're not quite ready for ya just yet!

besos ... jin.

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lookbook // dabble in red.

lookbook // dabble in red.
lookbook // dabble in red.
lookbook // dabble in red.
lookbook // dabble in red.

F21 jean top // F21 skirt // F21 necklaces and rings // F21 sunnies // Target sandals // BaoStudio NYC vintage rolleiflex canvas bag.

Been getting a lot of compliments for the red skirt but I haven't been able to figure out how to remix it with other pieces for an updated, edgy look. The jean crop top, on the other hand, has been easily remixed with other skirts in an attempt to get as much wear out of it as possible. Got this nagging feeling this crop top thing may not stick around next summer, even though I've picked up another one in a mint color and have been eyeing a multi-colored tribal inspired one for quite sometime. Arg. Must. Restrain. Myself. Although I must admit, I'm losing this internal struggle very badly. I may just break down and get it! It's that cute! Anyhoo, if I could wear this look everyday, I would. One of my fave summer outfits of 2013 and perfect for this Texas heat! 

besos ... jin.

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lookbook // 1993 or 2013?

lookbook: 1993 or 2013?
lookbook: 1993 or 2013?
lookbook: 1993 or 2013?

UO trucker jacket // F21 tank top // UO skirt // F21 sandals // F21 necklace // F21 rings

So it's Austin Kite Festival time, eh? Mid-70s, no clouds in sight, birds a chirpin'? I'm on it! Nothing screams Spring and 'Professional Kite Flyer' like neon yellow mixed with florals. And while I'm at it, channeling my inner early-90s badass self. Def looks like something my sister and I wore back in the day! Oh, Fashion. Funny how it recycles itself every decade or two!

besos ... jin.

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lookbook // rockin' menswear like a lady.

lookbook: rockin' menswear like a lady.
lookbook: rockin' menswear like a lady.
lookbook: rockin' menswear like a lady.

UO blazer // F21 shirt // UO jean shorts // Gap stockings // F21 boots // F21 scarf // Target necklace.

Would you believe me if I said I've had those jean shorts + blue blazer for 3 years?  And that I've worn them a bajillion times since day 1? That's right! The boots, stockings and necklace were acquired over Fall 2012. The shirt - just last month. And thus far, all pieces have been in heavy rotation during this pseudo winter-spring season we've been having. Wardrobe remix, ftw!

On a side note, there's something about this outfit that makes me miss traveling full-time. Or just traveling, in general. 'Cause I could totally see myself zipping through Europe with this ensemble on! Wow. Imagine that. A whole outfit inspiring a ... Eurotrip! Must be a sign from the travel gods! Wait til I tell my husband when he gets home.

besos ... jin.

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lookbook // valentine's lunch date.

valentine's day outfit 2013.
valentine's day outfit 2013.
valentine's day outfit 2013.

F21 denim shirt, UO skirt, UO stockings, UO heels, F21 necklace.

Just something I wore for a Valentine's lunch date with the hubster. Albeit, it was spent at home over a home-cooked meal. (Hey, who doesn't dress up for that?) But I was determined to wear this ensemble out and so I waited and waited til dinner time rolled around. 7:30p. Boba at Coco's Cafe. Dinner at Ramen Tatsu-yaDrive-In Movie Theater to cap off the evening. You bet I was ready. What I wasn't ready for was the drastic drop in temperature once the sun disappeared. Accompanied by a nice breeze. All courtesy of Mother Nature. I guess she didn't get the memo that it was Valentine's day, 'cause otherwise I wouldn't have made that quick outfit change into something warmer! Yo Mother Nature, let's get it right next year, yah?

besos ... jin.

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lookbook // rockin' jean shorts in february.

shorts in january.
shorts in january.
shorts in january.
shorts in january.
shorts in january.

F21 scarf, F21 sweater, UO jean shorts, Gap stockings, Target booties, F21 and UO rings. 

Take a summer item like jean shorts, add stockings underneath for a transitional winter look aaand voila! my latest fashion obsession. Shorts-stockings combo in all it's multi-seasonal fabulousness. Along with my winter must-haves of leather jackets and various booties, I don't know how I ever lived without these! They're absolutely perfect for this wonky Texas 'winter'. Thanks to Bonnie of Flashes of Style and Dylana of Color Me Nana for the inspiration!

besos ... jin.

lookbook // january cool.

pops of blue.
pops of blue.
pops of blue.

H&M teal beanie, UO leather jacket, F21 sweater, American Eagle jeans, F21 boots.

I'm diggin' these F21 brown boots I've picked up a month ago.  And ever since then, I can't. stop. wearing them! Such a refreshing change from the ubiquitous riding boots and uggs these days! Stylish, oh-so-comfortable ... and cute to boot. Hah! Yah, I just said that! Happy hump day, homies!

besos ... jin.

lookbook // crafting comfyness.

xmas card crafting in comfyness.
xmas card crafting in comfyness.
xmas card crafting in comfyness.
xmas card crafting in comfyness.

F21 plaid flannel shirt, American Apparel gray v-neck shirt, UO high-waisted shorts, F21 glasses, UO necklace. Ikea green couch, Ikea b+w pillow, Etsy camera pillow, Dwell Studio for Target yellow pillow. 

Nothing like crafting up Christmas cards in uber comfy Spring/Summer-ish attire! Quite the oxymoron, I know. But that's Texas in December for ya! And who crafts with red lips? This gal. Sometimes just for the heck of it, sometimes when I'm in the creative, daydreamy mood. There's just something about red lips that inspires and sparks and excites life while creating. Whether it be crafting or cooking.

Anything. So with red lips, homemade Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites (to be blogged soon), London Fog tea elixir and my inspiration journal - I dove headfirst into a quite ambitious DIY Christmas card project. Also to be blogged soon.

If things turn out successful. Wish me luck, crafting homies!

besos ... jin.

{Pictures by Jin Chu Ferrer of Contradiction of Sorts.}

lookbook :: plaid + leopard combo.

lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.
lookbook: plaid + leopard.

UO jacket, Target plaid shirt, UO maxi dress, Target leopard flats, Target necklace, UO beanie, UO and F21 rings.

This was a couple of days ago. When the high was 65. Then it quickly warmed up to a nice 81 the next day.  Oh hello, Texas weather, there you are.

Again. Nevermind that it's December. But I'm getting used to these yo-yo weather patterns. I get to enjoy a warm London fog in hand one day, then gourmet ice cream at Lick the next. Which, btw, I'm currently loving their Sweet Persimmons + Sage and Roasted Beets + Fresh Mint. Addicted, really. Maybe these recurring warm weather cameos are a good thing!  If the weather pattern stays this way, I get to enjoy all my foodie favorites year 'round! Oh to the yeah!

besos ... jin.