(A Very Late) B'Day Outfit // Liebster Award

Hi everyone!
I was wearing this outfit on my birthday, which is actually held on November 18th last month. Sadly I had no time to post this outfit that day, so I have to postpone this birthday outfit until today. I must say that this is one of my favorite outfit. I found this abstract-painting-look alike skirt from my grandma's treasury & I modified this skirt at a tailor to cut down the size. I was mesmerize with the pattern & color as well, and this skirt is that typical item which isn't easily mixed with other item. The most safe mixture is black, but I refuse to wear black. One day, I tried this skirt with this magenta top - and the color mix turned out to be so interesting.

Top: Vintage
Skirt: Vintage (My grandma's)
Necklace: (X)S.M.L

Btw, today I got notified by Yunita that I'm nominated for Liebster Award in her blogpost. Thanks a lot!! I feel honored :)
For those who doesn't know, Liebster Award is dedicated for bloggers whose follower is below 200 & this award aimed to find new blogs around the world which is worth to watch.
This award require me to post 11 random facts about myself, so this is it.

1) I'm a dualistic person. Combination of sanguinic & melancholic. Easily laugh yet easily depressed.
2) I'm a DVD fetish. I like to collect so many DVDs yet sometimes have no time to watch them.
3) I'm a highly religious person & also philosophical. I love discussing about "heavy" stuffs.
4) I have a bad manner. I burp carelessly, I put my left leg on the chair while eating. Perhaps I need to be trained in John Robert Power School.
5) I'm a hearty-eater. I eat rice a lot - like boys.
6) I'm a perfectionist, especially about aesthetic & music. If you play a song on piano/guitar & your chord is wrong, I will spontaneously correct you.
7) I have a strong bonding with my mom. We exchange clothes, we giggles, we're bitching about other person, we do all things together.
8) I (almost) always have an awkward behavior when meeting my crush. I'm a bumbling person.
9) I don't easily socialize. I am picky.
10) To be honest, I have a cynical view toward elite socialites - the bourgeois.
11) I have a weird laugh. A laughable laugh.

Yunita also gave 11 list of questions for me & other nominees.
My answer from the list of questions:
1) What is your favorite book?
My favorite book is Momo written by Michael Ende. I also love Sophie's World by Jostein Gaardner eventhough I haven't finished reading it haha.
2) What movie that makes you cry?
The very first movie that made me cry was Titanic. I know, very cliche. Basically I always cry when the leading role tragically die: Cold Mountain, The Painted Veil, etc. I also cried when seeing injustice such as in My Name is Khan & North Country.

3) Describe yourself in three words
Describe-it-yourself. I sometime confuse with myself, how can I describe such a confusing being?
4) Have you ever googled yourself and been surprised at what you've found?
Yes I have. I was surprised once because I found another person who has the same name as myself (Izzaura). I thought I was the only one HAHA.
5) Favorite designer?
Haider Ackermman: very distinguishable. Karl Lagerfeld: a legend. Alexander McQueen: a genius who is totally out-of-this-world. (and Sarah Burton too).
Oh, and I love other British designers such as Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pillotto, & Christopher Kane.
6) What is your favorite TV shows?
None. I rarely watch TV.

7) What is your all time favorite movie?
Oh man, this is tough. LOTR, Shawshank Redemption, King Speech, Inception, ah so many! Couldn't pick one!!
8) Favorite Quote?
"An unexamined life is not worth living" - Socrates
"Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him." - St. Augustine
"Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards." - Vernon Law
9) If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Perhaps in Scandinavia, who have the welfare-state system. Countries around Denmark, Finland, Norway, or Sweden. Clean government, great natural scenery, peaceful country, at least that is what I heard.
10) When do you start blogging?
September, 29th 2011.
11) What is your favourite brand (clothes/shoes/jewelry)?
Unbranded. I don't attach myself to one brand because in fashion I'm a "free-thinker". I never put any kinds of brand as my "religion" and stick to it. I prefer a cheap, thrifted, unplanned shopping. 

Actually I have to make my own nominees for another 11 bloggers who is worth for Liebster Award. But unfortunately I can't do it today, since I have some papers to do. But I WILL make them in my next post, including the 11 list of questions for the nominees!



Casual // Minty Snoopy and Coral Pants

It's been 20 days since my last post. Yup, life is getting crazier each day whether it's from the campus or from the church. Beside papers and more papers, I've been occupied with Christmas preparation at my church. And the other crazy thing is, we have entered rainy season. Why it is crazy? Because in Jakarta, rain means a curse. Rain equals to A HELL-ISH TRAFFIC JAM & flood. Where in other place rain is a blessing, in Jakarta (and also Depok) RAIN IS A CURSE.

Since it is a rainy season which create a chill and cold temperature, it seems to be the best time to wear SWEATERS (or jumper, whatever you like to call it)! I bought this vivid mint (or turquoise? Up to you) Snoopy jumper at Passer Baroe for IDR 30000, a thrifted one of course. I match this mint jumper with my Forever 21 Coral Pants - a color combination that I have worn in my previous post. And I put the peterpan-collar tosca blouse underneath. Finally, I can wear a layered pieces without suffering from heat! Rainy season isn't always a curse anyway :)

Anyway, actually last Sunday (November 18th) was my 21st birthday but since life was so hectic, I have no time to post any birthday outfit or even to celebrate it. I'll post some birthday outfit next week!

Mint Snoopy Jumper: Thrifted
Peterpan-collar Tosca Blouse (underneath): Vintage
Coral Pants: Forever 21
Mirrored Shade: Unbranded
Silver Heels: Vintage (my mom's)


Autumnal // Vintage Brownie Floral

Ah, I can finally breath a little while & blogging again.
I have just finished with the super-sucks Mid-Term Test (which is actually haven't really finished yet, there are still more papers to come, ergh). Well, everybody needs some "me-time" right? Apparently blogging is one of my favorite thing to do for "me-time" activity - beside watching movies & eating some good food. 

After a more "gloomy" & futuristic style from the previous look, the mood switched to a more vintage preppy look. Yup I like changing my style but there's only one thing that doesn't change: I (almost) always wear thrifted stuff.
Back again with some autumnal outfit! Like I said before, we can create the autumnal atmosphere here. I think autumn is the most interesting season from all for its warm, earthly color tones. Burgundy, camel, & brown: autumn enough, don't they? (Anyway, I prefer using "autumn" than "fall" - I don't have any particular reason, I just love the word)

By the way about the floral brownie shirt, it is thrifted and I feel so delightful for finding this vintage floral shirt. Usually, floral pattern is much more likely to be associated with spring/summer season. But this? A very autumnal floral, we can say - and I love it. To complete the vintage preppy look, I added this vintage brown bag that I bought in Bugis Market, Singapore last year. And perhaps some of you are familiar with this camel blazer I'm wearing? Yes, I already wear this blazer in my previous outfit and I still adore this blazer a lot. It has perfect length to cover up my big butt & thigh. I have this major problem every time I wear this burgundy pants: since it is so tight, my butt & thigh looks sooo fat. Thanks to this long blazer, they got cover up.

Oh, I just realized we're already in November! (Time flies too fast, eh?) My favorite month, indeed :D


Dystopia // Army Bomber Jacket

Hello guys!
This time I'm in the mood for a more boyish yet a futuristic style.
I bought this army bomber jacket (thrifted) a long time ago and I almost never wear it - I simply have no idea how should I mix this jacket with. So I take a look inside my closet and then found this Hardware abstract legging (which I already wore in my previous post) - here comes the idea of mix & match. At last I mix this army bomber jacket & the abstract legging to create a boyish, anti-beauty, & futuristic style. I'm so aware that this style is far from the word "pretty, gorgeous, chic, cute" or whatsoever. In fact, this outfit & the photo overall show a more murky and bleak mood with a stark contrasts. This entire mood composition reminds me of a concept: "dystopia".

What is dystopia? Dystopia is the opposite of utopia: a society which is characterized by human misery, over-crowd population, oppression, disease, and other bad stuff. Sometimes, I always wondering what will this earth and our society looks like in the future? There are two stand regarding this: the optimists and the pessimist. Which one are you? In my opinion, if we as a citizen of this world don't care about our nature, if we don't have a will to change the society, if we keep construct buildings instead of preserving the naturals, if we keep wasting the source energy (such as fuel and electricity), if we keep doing what we are doing right now: I believe the future will be more likely to be a dystopia. Because our lifestyle right now will determine what our life will be in the future. Of course we don't want to leave this earth in a horrible condition for the next generation, right?

This post was highly influence by a dystopian-futuristic movie,"The Book of Eli" (2010), starring Denzel Washington (who wore an army jacket there) & Mila Kunis.

And here's some of army-theme inspiration from runways:
 Band of Outsiders Spring 2013

Gryphon Spring 2013


Tangerine and Royal Blue

After a vintage vibe from my previous look, now here comes a more modernist-approach style. Kinda minimalist with a touch of silvery accessories to add the futuristic mood. I'm so into color-blocking as always and now I'm combining tangerine with one of my favorite color, royal blue. I found this exquisite jacket at Magnolia Store in PIM 2 which is pretty affordable for a proletarian like. I don't visit this store so often since it doesn't represent my personal style a lot, but IDK why that day I stumbled upon this store and found this jacket - FOR SALE (yup, that's the most important thing in shopping law).

I was filled with joyous feeling after buying this jacket, yet, when I got home I just realize one thing: this jacket's fabric is so damn thick. And you don't wear thick fabric clothes a lot here in Jakarta, in this kind of weather. So I wear this jacket rarely. Thank God I have a blog so that I can manifest my desire to wear this jacket in virtual world.

To be honest, my style in the blogosphere vs. in the real world is different from each other, most of the time. Why? Because in real life I have so many constraints to show my real personal style, it can be because of lack of confidence, my mother's opinion, and the "common fashion norms" in the society (and the weather too). Therefore the presence of Blog is very beneficial for someone like me - a person who is sometime too ashamed to express her genuine personality and fashion preferences to the real world. Well, you can say that this blog is actually my alter-ego, perhaps?

And here's one of my favorite look from Pringle of Scotland Resort 2013. I mean look at that royal blue jacket. Very much covetable, no?


Autumnal // All Hail Vintage!

Greetings to you all!
Again, there has been lack of post. Please do excuse me.
My body condition has been decreasing lately, even today actually I have a lil' fever and sore throat. Furthermore, campus life is creating a time-starved lifestyle and also I've been occupied with Christmas preparation at church. Lack of sleep also contributes to this decreasing body condition.

Anyway, this is a debut post using my new SLR camera. I'm using Nikon D3000, which is good for an amateur like me. Fine quality pictures with such a low price - since I have this major budget constraint.

About the outfit.
I titled this post "All Hail Vintage!". Why? Because I wear almost anything vintage here: the vintage pattern blazer, the white detailed collar shirt, & thrifted denim shorts. And why autumnal? Because the color & the pattern of this vintage blazer characterize autumnal atmosphere. Well, there's no autumn season here in Indonesia obviously. But at least we can create the "atmosphere" right? 

Err, too much color saturation here.

I personally love the detail on the collar.