Polkadots
Who doesn’t like polkadot designs? I can’t get enough of polkadots. Long story short, my husband and I always tease each other about being a slow biker. We always have an excuse as to why when we’re slow. Here are my top four best excuses we always come up with:

  1. the weather is too hot
  2. I’m hungry
  3. I have low blood sugar
  4. We should pump our tires

Speaking of being slow, the other day we went biking and I tried to pedal my bike but it seemed so difficult. I kept trying but my bike seemed like it was running in place. For a while I had this doubt in my head and thought maybe I was indeed a slow biker. After about 10 minutes of trying to pedal really hard, I finally figured out my back tire was flat. No wonder my bike didn’t move. That’s a totally embarrassing three stooges moment for me.

I wore :
Old Navy Skirt
(thrifted), BDG for Urban Outfitter Polkadot Tank (thrifted), Steinmart Cardigans, Christian Siriano for Payless Shoes

Polkadots

Speaking of the three stooges (have you seen the new movie?), every time I wear polkadot clothing I always think… clown. I don’t know, why my mind always thinks clown whenever we talk about polkadots. I guess because I always see a clown who always wears baggy clothes with a polkadot design in it.

Polkadots

I tried to Google the history of polkadots and clown is no where to be found in that entire history.
A little bit of information: the polka dot design first became common in clothing in the late nineteenth century in the United Kingdom. The “polka” itself is a Central European dance and a genre of dance music.

Please don’t ask me what the connection between polka dance and polkadots are. I guess, when you sing or dance you use this sound  da… da… da… (sounds like dot).

Polkadots

Polkadots

This particular photo reminds me of this case of  Chinese Government Photoshop Disaster (hahahahah) – Even though I didn’t do anything to my photo. I didn’t doctor/Photoshop my pic (except to crop it and adjust the color balance) like those photos of Chinese Government guys.

Polkadots

Ps:  if you see I have a lot of black spots on my legs, that’s because I fall down on  my bike regularly :).

Red Skirt and Platform Pump

I Got this pair of shoes from PayLess. Love em love em love em. Believe it or not, this is the first pair of platform pumps I’ve ever bought. Never had a chunky pair of shoes before.

My mom always told me to wear classic pumps with skinny heels to balance my big calves. I tried platform pumps before, but since I have small feet I looked more like stilt walker in a circus…  For some reason this pair of shoes don’t look too bad on me, apparently since the platforms and the skinny heels balance my calves perfectly. Suddenly I feel really tall.

These platform pumps are not easy to walk on though. I’m wondering how those celebrities can walk with these kinds of shoes all the time. I wore high heel shoes since I was young and I got pretty bad calluses. I can’t walk too long with high heel shoes without getting too much pressure on the bottoms of my feet. Besides that, I don’t want to ruin my knees for fashion’s sake. In the long term, I don’t think wearing very high heeled shoes all the time is good for your knees.

My husband loves these shoes on me but he said he missed his old petite, shorty wife. I think he’s not used to seeing me taller (heheh).


Outfit Detail:
— Top (thrifted)
— Skirt (thrifted)
Belt (thrifted)
— Payless Shoes Source Floral Pump
— Old Navy Necklace
— Forever 21 Bangles


Red Skirt and Platform Pump

Red Skirt and Platform Pump

Red Skirt and Platform Pump

Red Skirt and Platform Pump

Boyfriend Cardigan And Green Scarf

Outfit Details:

– Victoria Secret Sweater/Cardigan: $12
– Old Navy Pants – thrifted: $4.94
– Old Navy Scarf – thrifted : $2.60
– belt – thrifted: $4.94
– Nine West Boots – thrifted: $ 4.94
– D&G Handbag – thrifted: $4.94
– Kohl’s – Candies Bracelet : $5

I got this “Boyfriend Cardigan” from Victoria’s Secret on sale. After all the gift card and coupons deals, I ended up paying $12 for it.  When I received it, it looked more like ”Grandma Cardigan” on me rather than “Boyfriend Cardigan.”  I loved the color but the shape was way too big . I wanted to return it but It cost me $5 for shipping. With all the work I had to do, I didn’t think it was worth returning it.  I was upset and decided to donate it to Goodwill.

I put this grandma cardigan with her other friends in the hallway in the box called “donate.” Every time I passed  the area, the grandma cardigan looked at me, as if begging and asking me to give her another chance.  Several time I refused. I refused to even looked at her.  No. No. No! I said to myself.  It’s too bulky and it would short make you look short if you wear it.

One day I stumbled upon another fashion blogger and got an idea. Of course, it was as simple as a “belt.” I arrived home from work, I dug through the donate pile and pulled the “grandma” out of it. She looked so thrilled.  I tried it on… voila… she actually look cute on me.

Out from donate pile and into in treasure pile she went. I convinced her from this day forward that I will be more creative with her and will put her to many uses in the future. Sorry “grandma” for misjudging you. Glad to give you another chance.

Boyfriend Cardigan And Green Scarf

Look at this bag. isn’t that darling? I’m so glad to get it. I can’t be happier because I only paid $4.94 for it.

Dolce and Gabana Handbag