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I wouldn’t call myself a sneakerhead because (THANKFULLY) I don’t have the uncontrollable impulse to buy new shoe releases on Saturdays. This is also aided by the fact that the female sneakerhead shoe game is much less prolific, and I’m not into boy shoes lol. Yes, I have a bit of a problem because I keep buying Jordans even though I have accumulated an unpractically large sneaker collection. Yes, I hate to admit that I have a pair of UNWORN AJ1’s very similar in color to this pair… but they are completely different materials, so it’s OK. I am running out of closet space though (made worse by the fact that I HAVE to keep my shoe boxes too)…

I’m not sure if it’s better or worse that I wear my shoes; it’s like I’m not a collector so I buy less and wait for sales… and yet at the same time, since I wear them, I can’t re-sell either. Anyway, here some pictures of my new AJ1s that just came in the mail. I got them on sale from Karmaloop - scoreeeeee.

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Ugh. I love them so much. Honestly, the only reason why I don’t wear my sneakers as much as I want is because I get lazy about putting on socks. Like, really. I guess when you’re used to wearing flip flops all the time, you notice the extra effort LOL.

Random side note, I can’t wait for summer and next year when I finally get to bring my car up to school (living in LA really BLOWS when you don’t have a car).

Reason #1 is for food - I can finally drive out of the Westwood area to go eat at all the places I’ve been meaning to try. I also want to be able to drive down to OC for Vietnamese food - I’m having serious withdrawals here in west LA :(

Reason #2 is for shopping - when I was at Berkeley for undergrad, I used to just hop on BART all the time to go shopping in SF on Powell St. and Union Square (where they have a 3-story Forever 21, 2-story H&M, and a Sanrio store. GAH I MISS THE BAY). Like a true Hello Kitty head, I really miss going to the Sanrio store… LOL. I just really want to to drive down to Japantown, where I can eat ramen, mochi, and shop at Mitsuwa and the Sanrio store ^_^ hehe. There are also some really dope sneaker stores in LA that I’ve been wanting to check out. So far, the best place I’ve been to was Blends in OC (read my Yelp review here), and I think they have a DTLA location.

Anyway, I guess that’s it for now! I’m still in the middle of my comprehensive exams :( but I’m just ten days away from FREEDOM! :D

So here are some pictures of the manicure I just did; I really like it :) I got the idea from Lauren Conrad’s beauty blog (LOL I know…I read about it on a different blog, okay).

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Ombre nails using (from L-R): Sephora by OPI “Ms. Can’t Be Wrong”; Sephora by OPI “Access 24/7″; Hello Kitty for Mac “Something About Pink”; Sephora by OPI “Techno Girl”; and Essie “Adore-A-Ball” (bottle shown)

I got all of the Sephora by OPI nail polishes in a holiday set my sister gave me for Christmas! It’s actually pretty difficult to find a good gradient of polishes in the same color family AND with the same tone, i.e. warm vs. cool. Pinks are probably the easiest to find; next I want to try purples or maybe grays.

By the way, I also just got China Glaze “For Audrey” and I LOVE IT. It is such a cute color for summer, and if you can guess by the name - a perfect Tiffany’s blue. I have it on my toes right now; it kind of photographs weird so I’ll just include a promotional photo:

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I loveeee it! I got mine off of Amazon; I’m not sure if they still carry the color in beauty supply stores but it wasn’t too expensive online. Random side note, next beauty purchase I’m planning is electric blue mascara. I’m either going to get Femme Couture’s electric blue mascara or just pay extra for the DiorShow in Azure Blue. I want it sooo badly right now, but I can’t afford to pay for shipping, so I just have to wait until next time I am home with my car or at a Sephora store. Ayy! I need money!! :(

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What: Plaid dress from Nordstrom
Where: Econometrics final

Next up… Hello Kitty Vans!

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Cute shoe box
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Too excited to lace them up
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What: Lanvin x HM scarf, Barbara Hulanicki for Top Shop shirt, American Apparel leggings, and of course… my new Hello Kitty Vans!
Where: sushi restaurant for dinner with my parents!

Lastly, wanted to share my new Nike purchase that should be coming in the mail any minute now…

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Nike Air Jordan 1 Anodized GS in Voltage Cherry

Cheee! Way excited to get these :)

Ahhh, I am seriously such a sucker for anything with Hello Kitty on it!! I want everything in almost every collaboration Sanrio does, and I will shell out the $$$$$ (ugh, what I would do for an iPad so I could get this). Case in point: I almost considered buying Hello Kitty Doc Martens, even though that’s not even my style. I also found myself wanting a Hello Kitty humidifier… I haven’t EVER used a humidifier (but maybe it’s time to start using one…it’s Hello Kitty! No?)

It’s a sickness. A horrible, cute sickness. So anyway, I had found out about the Hello Kitty x Vans collection a while ago and I even put it in my calendar that the collection was launching in June. I actually like Vans, well more than Doc Martens (and btw, if Hello Kitty ever does an official collaboration with Nike, it is OVER, I am buying the entire collection).

I happened to browse the website last night and found the collection had already launched (yes, I browse Sanrio.com sometimes… don’t judge me). Those sneaky people over at Vans and Sanrio knew that many adult Hello Kitty fans are petite ladies with small feet… and so they only carry girls sizing up to size 4 (just shy of my 5.5!). Thus, I had to pay $15 extra dollars for my shoes :(

But anyway! Here are some pictures of the style I picked out - pink Hello Kitty print lace-ups, $50. I’ll post more pictures once I receive them!

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(All pictures are from Sanrio.com, where you can buy the shoes). I got mine from the Vans website here, since shipping is a few bucks cheaper.

So, on a different note… I have no money!! I can’t believe I just spent $50 I don’t have!! So I thought I’d also try to publicize this item I’m trying to sell on eBay… if you or someone you know would be interested in purchasing a sold-out, rare Lanvin x HM dress, please take a look here! (If you go back in my blog, this is the capsule collection I camped out overnight for. I bought an extra for a friend who didn’t end up needing it, so I am selling it on eBay)

Here are some pictures of the dress I’m selling:

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The actual dress I’m selling, size 6 (EU 36)
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This is the dress that I own (same style)
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