Christine
15 March 2012 @ 11:44 am
I've quite obviously been neglecting my LiveJournal for months now. I swear every time I post an entry here, I say something along the lines of 'Eeek! The last time I wrote here was months/a year ago!'

A while back I mentioned that I had been working on building a domain blog. After a few months of slacking, I finally sat down and coded the whole thing in about two weeks. I wanted to wait to have posted a few entries before advertising it anywhere. I think the moment has come! So, if you are interested, please come over to my new abode, Tonight at Noon! Pretty similar to my LiveJournal in that it's still me, it's a little less intimate, but I'll try to make it interesting and worthwhile. :)

 
 
Christine
15 November 2011 @ 02:11 am

oxford shirt / cable sweater / peacoat / silk shirt / knit sweater


You'd think that with a Joe Fresh store (well store within a store) 5 minutes away from my house, I would go pretty often. Truth is I've never stepped into that section of the grocery store (yes, yes, grocery store), in fact I haven't gone to that grocery store at all since 2006. I'm quite tempted to go take a look though, as soon as I'm done with these school projects (or perhaps the next time I feel like winding down).
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Christine
04 July 2011 @ 02:19 pm
I just want to get my Bachelor's degree, is that too much to ask for? I'm constantly being rejected here and there, when all I want is the required education to have a career. :( I try my best, but my hard word is still not being recognized.

At the very least I am getting work experience. But man, I just wanna be out of school already.
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Christine
17 May 2011 @ 03:34 pm
Eeesh, last time I wrote an entry on here was close to a year ago. That's some big failure for someone who tries to blog at the very least once a month, but alas, I had other projects and things to keep myself busy with. That's not to say I didn't often want to rant on here.

The main reason I hadn't been writing though is because I've been trying to set up my own domain name blog. I love Livejournal and have been here for almost 10 years, but let's not deny that it has its limitations. I wanted to have a blog that could reach out to a wider audience and that could give me more liberties. Mostly, though, I wanted to have a better platform to express myself, and a place to evolve as a blogger. In fact, I don't really care about the number of followers and readers I would get eventually, but it would be a great way to motivate myself to write more and to write better.

The project got sidetracked due to school and work, however, and right now I only have a domain name and a server. Now that I am officially on summer vacation, I will try to spend more time on it and hopefully have it up within... a month. I give myself a month to do this!

The content would be no different from what I had been writing here though. My interests remain the same, that is, fashion, beauty, food, just about anything about everyday life. I'm not interested in trying to make my blog a fashion blog because I don't have the ropes or the content to do it. It will remain personal and will be used mainly to document my evolution as a person, or just to rant about the latest material item I've added to my wishlist. ;)
 
 
Christine
10 July 2010 @ 12:44 am







That black and grey striped dress is the one I coveted in this post. Yes, I got it! Apparently there had been a return, and my friend happened to pass by Mango and saw it hanging there, and she bought it for me. How sweet, right? I'm extremely happy! This dress suits me perfectly, I think the shape of it is very flattering for my body type.

The photos above represent my summer closet. Only in the summer do I allow myself to be so girly. When fall comes back around, I'll be back to my usual black garments.

Right now, we're having an intense heat wave. I'm speaking temperatures of 40°C and over, from morning to night, without a single cloud in the sky. Although, it did start raining today; big, strong, torrential rains, in fact. It's still very hot and extremely humid, I feel like I'm living in the tropics.
 
 
Christine
27 June 2010 @ 11:31 pm


(Look, look, I'm being whimsical oooh!)
 
 
Christine
19 June 2010 @ 02:11 am
You know when you go shopping, you find something you like, but are broke as fuck and tell yourself it wouldn't be wise to buy it?

Then you leave, go home, and regret your decision. You try to get someone that's already out to buy it for you, or go back as soon as possible, except to realize that the item is sold out at the store you visited, and that you're gonna have to run all over town to look for it at other locations.

Happens to me way. too. often. And most often I tell myself 'OK, so it wasn't meant to be, let it go.' EXCEPT I CAN'T.

URGH.

I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THAT DRESS.
 
 
Christine
14 June 2010 @ 09:31 pm

Has anybody heard of Pinterest? I just recently found out about this website from Bonnie Tsang's blog (she's a very talented photographer I admire, by the way). Those familiar with Tumblr will quickly find similarities between the two sites. Pinterest basically allows you to pin images that you find and want to keep as well as share. What's interesting about it is that you can make different pin boards, for example one for fashion, one for photography, etc., as opposed to Tumblr which displays all the pictures one after the other. Although you could tag every entry on Tumblr to oraganize your stuff, I personally like the interface of Pinterest. You can easily make mood and inspiration boards, for example! I, for one, started using it yesterday, and I already have lots of pictures pinnned. :D Board of cute things (mostly animals ♥) shown above.

With that, I decided to minimize my number of list website and social network accounts. I had so many! I got rid of The Things I Want and Shelfari (two websites where the interface didn't please me), and I will get rid of my Formspring eventually! Maybe later my Tumblr will see the boot too. I used it only for personal purposes, i.e. saving pictures I like, but if I can replace it with Pinterest, I'm fine with that too.

Because all my entries somehow end up talking about shopping and my incurable materialism (although, honestly, I'm not THAT bad), and because it's been a while since I last did one of these, I present you my recent purchases.Collapse )

These aren't all I bought in the recent months, but I got lazy taking pictures hehe. The rest isn't as interesting. My most favourite buy, however, has yet to come in the mail. It will be revealed soon! ♥
 
 
 
Christine
07 May 2010 @ 03:15 am

I did a little bit of retail therapy to celebrate the end of my first semester back to school and to congratulate myself for my good grades! I got very worried during the finals period, almost getting a panic attack over my accounting problems, but I ended doing very well in each class. I got such good grades in fact (much higher than anything I ever got when I first started university) that I am sooo motivated for what's next to come! Call me crazy, I almost wanna go back to school already. In a week's time, I'll change my mind... ;)

What I got is nothing extravagant at all (we're talking American Eagle Outfitters and Forever21 here) because my budget doesn't allow me to offer myself any luxuries, but they are cute stuff that I think will fit well into my spring closet. Like every trend whore out there (:P) I'm really into pastels right now... That Miu Miu collection? Brilliant, beautiful, gorgeous, sweet, amazing baby! I got a bit of pink for now (but not enough! NEED MOAR.) and I DO want some dusty light blues... But still staying with my monochrome palette, at the same time! I also needed some more accessories... Isn't that bunny ring the best thing ever? Thank you nilavanilla for helping me order it! ;)

I do feel a little bit down due to my intense weight gain during the semester though (I'm at a weight I've never been before), and I'm having a hard time sticking to my workout routine, which, really, isn't that hard. It's just running, stretching, situps, crunches, squats... but I haven't really done any physical exercise since my last gym class in CEGEP, which was... eeek, 4 years ago! :X If I don't do something, it's just gonna go up, up, up...

I better run, run, run, run, ruuuun!