Saturday, August 7, 2010

Nope, not askin' for directions.

I've been feeling pretty inspired lately due to the fact that I pretty much have been staying at home and sewing and playing music. As suffocating as it can be at times, being housebound isn't all bad when you dedicate your time to your favorite hobbies. And for me, it's making dresses and playing around with all of my quirky instruments I've recently added a pair of spoons to my collection and have been annoying the hell out of everyone with them). Having discovered the silver lining of my joblessness I'm starting to feel somewhat lucky for the fact that I have all the time in the world to do the things I love. And this blessing in disguise may have just presented itself as a new possibly for I have been contemplating about going into fashion design. Of course, I wouldn't just rashly commit to something as big as a career change. Because ever since high school, I thought my true calling was in psychiatry. However, I slowly discovered that I'm really not cut out for the grueling process of graduate school and medical school. So I guess what the moral of the story is that I can never really know or prepare for what's to come. Who know, maybe it's time for something different...completely different?

These thrifted Banana Republic pants are so incredibly comfortable. They used to have flare bottoms and fitted a little awkwardly due to the disproportionate length. But after I altered them into slim trousers, they're much more flattering and stylish.

I've been working with and wearing lace a lot just because it is the the single best material since cotton and this AA raglan is the best of the both worlds.

5 comments:

Isabel said...

Yay, we are so totally on the grandpa pants wavelength together!

pigtails and blushing cheeks said...

First off, your outfit has convinced me that brown and black are a good match. Secondly, I can totally relate to your post, I used to be sure about where I was heading in the future, but now not so much! It is predicted that people of our generation will go through up to four career changes...

Love your blog :)

♥ M i m i said...

OMFG

FASHION DESIGN

ARGHH YOU STOLE MY DREAM.

jks.

I'm so happy for you!!!! Awwe Xu. I can definitely see you going into the industry. I mean, you already make clothes and blog about fashion in your spare time. Why not make it your career?!!!

When you're a famous designer, you BETTER email me/call me up or something! And give me front row seats to your show!!! YOU BETTER

Woah, okay, i'm calming down...

How did you slim those flares down? I've got a pair of flared out pants and I kinda want to make them slim too. If you can post a DIY i'd very much appreciate it. I'm not good with sewing or cutting tho so... make it easy? haha.

YES the vid will be on le blog! on the 12th :D gaaah can't wait to make a fool out of myself lol.

Angelica said...

I love that AA sweater so much! I've been meaning to get one but for some reason I never did.

It really sucks that you had to graduate into this crappy economy, but at least you're making the most of it and at least some good may come of it if exploring creative stuff makes you go into a career that's better for you. My mom was a psychology major but none of the jobs she had had anything to do with her major. Actually she ended up being a park ranger for like 15 years which was way closer to what she actually wanted to do. So don't worry about it being too late to change that kind of stuff. :)

Sumo said...

i like the outfit
very laidback