New sounds

I'd like to think this outfit is Alexa Chung / Madewell inspired, see I even have the faux Alexa bag. Though I should probably swap sandals to brogues to get a better effect.

So music-wise, my iTunes is having an overhaul. First I have a massive LSS to When I Dream by Ra Ra Riot. It sounds like something Justin Timberlake would sing but then it's not R&B. The music is hard to categorize - the strings and falsetto makes it so dreamy-sad addicting. Also addicting? Vampire Weekend's Horchata, but in the opposite spectrum with its light and festive beats. Then there's Settle by Two Door Cinema Club. Actually their whole album Beacon is in heavy rotation. It's a more subdued record compared to the first but still upbeat and fun. What can I say, it feels great to get excited by music again.

top - F21 ; shorts - Bayo ; sandals - Payless ; bag - tiangge from Korea


Summer denim

C and I got a pair of boyfriend... jeans that is. Hehe. We each splurged on a pair from Zara and are seriously excited with its outfit possibilities - with loose shirts or button downs or blazers or heels, etc. It's really about time boyfriend jeans arrived in stores - or perhaps I just missed it before. I've been wanting a pair since ... after searching blog archive... it's since this post. And yes my excitement is evidenced at the photo below - taken after we got back from the mall. Photos above are pre-mall.

on C - sweater - F21 ; shorts - Mango ; flats - Payless 
on me - top - from C ; shorts - tiangge ; cover up - ?



Totally not connected to the outfit: I just learned Before Midnight (Before Sunset's sequel) premiered in a film festival and reviews are good - glowing even! Fears allayed! I'm so so excited. May couldn't come sooner.

Update: I just found out J will be watching this movie tomorrow night at a Berlin film festival. Whuut?

dress - Promod (mom's); clutch - Charles & Keith ; shoes - Landmark