Sunday, April 21, 2013

Chucks and a Blazer

blazer, denim vest, red pepper dress (tucked in), skinny jeans, skinny belt, low-top converses, owl necklace, printed handbag

I put tons of outfits together in my head. This was NOT one of them.
My problem with making up outfits in my head is: When I imagine the outfit, it's super cute, but when I actually put the outfit on, it's like "...eww". My whole closet ends up being emptied out onto my bed every morning because I have no idea what to wear.
Amazingly, I was able to pull this outfit from the big mess I call my "wardrobe", and I did it just in time to catch the school bus (it was raining that morning too, but I still managed to look "pulled together"). Not too bad, right?

A Little Update: I bought a Nikon D3100 and a moto zip crop jacket from Nasty Gal (which I recently spiked; there's a video on that coming soon).

I also have some more clothes on the way which need unboxing videos. I need to film and upload some more OOTD videos, and I plan on making a "How to Style a Denim Shirt" video, etc.
So many videos, so little time!

Taken with a Nikon D3100

Taken with a Nikon D3100

-Diane <3

How to Style a Bodycon Dress

One of my viewers requested this video, and I gladly accepted to do it. I kept my hat on for most of the video and pictures because my braids need help.

DIY bleached crop top, bodycon dress, backpack, low-top converse

knit hat, plaid button-down, spike necklace, bodycon dress, Vera Bradley messenger bag, lace-up boots

knit hat, varsity/letterman jacket, bodycon dress, Vera Bradley messenger bag, low-top converses

I also included a picture and video clip of how I'd style a knee-length bodycon skirt because another one of my viewers requested that. So I started the "How to Style a Bodycon dress" video with the outfit I wore to school that day featuring my bodycon skirt.

knit hat, white longline cardigan, floral tank top, owl necklace, knee-length bodycon skirt, Vera Bradley messenger bag, black flats

-Diane <3

9.13.12 - Weekly Inspiration

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Song of the Week: Rihanna - You Da One

-Diane <3

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Update - Videos Galore!

Hey everyone!
I have a few YouTube videos to catch you-all up on, so I decided to just put them all into one big update post.

It has been a month since I got my long, small, individual/single braids done. I've never had my hair like this before, so it has really been an adjustment. I like my braids a lot though; I think it was a good thing that I stepped a little bit out of my comfort zone. I was thinking about eventually doing this style again, but I wanted to do it with burgundy hair next time (I could do all burgundy, black with burgundy highlights, or the top half black and the bottom half burgundy or vice versa). What do you think?

(For information about my braids, watch the video above. If your question is not answered in the video, visit the video's page on youtube, and read the description box. If your question is not answered in the video's description box, submit your question in the comment box located below this blog post.)

School was out from October 8, 2012 - October 12, 2012 (Fall Break!!). I did some shopping, of course. In the video above, I show and talk about the things I bought from Forever 21 last week.

I also ordered a pair of jeggings from American Eagle. I love them! They're very flattering. I've worn them twice so far, and the only problems I have with them are: they ride really low, so you must wear a belt. They are not as light of a blue as pictured, and they are a bit tight when you first get them. They aren't "super stretch", but they do stretch out a little bit in the waist as you wear them. I'm 5'7, and I got an x-long. They are a bit too long, but I just cuff/roll them up an inch or two. Overall, they're the best-fitting jeggings I own.

This is just a video of me and my little sister talking about nothing. By the way, I changed my intro because it got annoying. I might change it again soon, but I don't know yet. I look so tired in this video because...I was!

Just wondering, which video quality do you-all think is better? The quality of my "Update - Random Stuff " video (watch in 720 HD), or the quality of the other videos in this post?

Well, that's all for now! Time for me to stop talking.
Until my next post,
-Diane <3

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Life of a Slacker

I waste so much time! I didn't do anything productive on Sunday (except for chores, I guess).
I should have sewed, sketched, and written the rough draft of this blog post.
Instead, I stayed in bed until 11:40am.
I should have read the driver's manual for my permit, so I can have a license by this time next year.
Instead, I watched funny YouTube videos.
I should have finished making that "How to Wear a Bodycon Dress" video that one of my viewers requested.
Instead, I looked at YouTube videos of people wearing expensive (at least for my wallet) virgin Brazilian weave  that I want so bad.
Procrastination will be the death of me. I need to get my life together.
Do you feel my pain?


Oh my gosh!! I was in class yesterday and one of my friends told me that she was looking at the Teen Vogue website with one of her friends, and they saw my picture. As soon as I got home, I hopped on the computer, and sure enough, there was my picture for the reader look/best style of the day (for September 6, 2012, I believe).
Earlier today, when I walked into one of the school's bathrooms, a girl said to me "Are you Diane? I saw your picture on Teen Vogue's website!" (maybe she was my friend's friend). What she said really made my day though.
I'm so happy and proud of myself. I can't believe my photo submission actually won best-dressed. I could (almost) cry! :')
I just want to tell everybody that I'm on I want to shout it from the rooftops (not literally). I want everyone to know, but I don't want to seem arrogant. So, I'll just tell my close friends and family and then shut up about it.

-Diane <3

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9.5.12 - Weekly Inspiration

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Song of the Week: Janelle MonĂ¡e - Tightrope

-Diane <3

Monday, September 3, 2012

9.3.12 - Update

What's up everybody? It's been a while since I last wrote an update post. I think that's because my life has been pretty uneventful lately. My attitude has been pretty nonchalant. I'm just trying to get back into the habit of blogging, vlogging, sewing, etc. and I'm trying to get settled in school as soon as possible. I've gotten a new class schedule three times in the past four-five weeks, so I'm falling behind in the classes I joined recently.
When I don't like how my life is going, I usually just drown myself in activities that will prove to be beneficial in the future (more blogging, vlogging, sewing, sketching, etc.), so that's what I've been doing lately. I've also been doing a lot of online shopping (I'm just waiting for my parents to start complaining about all the packages that have been coming in). It's easier for me to shop online because there are more options and better deals. I learned, from a disappointing trip to the mall last Friday, that stores lack options for people with long legs and long arms. So, even though I like trying on clothes before I buy them, and even though I hate paying for shipping, I think I'm going to stick with online shopping when I'm looking for specific things.
Well, let me stop talking before I put you-all to sleep.
Until my next post,
-Diane <3

Surprisingly, everything fits/looks/works really nice.