Growing up, I remember watching a lot of basketball games with my father on our small tv and cheering with him even if I had no idea what was going on, seeing him play in his former company's league (I think he was an MVP a couple of times too? I need to verify this, though, but I'm pretty sure that despite the height disadvantage, he was a great player :) ), and in later years seeing him transition into coaching teams in my youth group, Youth For Christ. That was his other passion, aside from serving in Couples For Christ and jamming on his guitar during lazy Saturdays. Which is maybe the reason why, as "un-sporty" as I am (soccer and wall climbing being the only ones that I really like), I can tolerate watching basketball a lot more than watching football, and thus understand all the hype surrounding that particular game. The design above is a wink to my dad's love for basketball and a nod to one of my many childhood obsessions (I used to reread one particular book on Space during summer vacations). I hope you like it enough to give it a five :) And oh, an interesting tidbit: I asked my older brother to sketch it for me after describing in detail how I wanted it to look like, and he got it 100%! Awesome :D
Here's my outfit for today, in celebration of the uncannily warm weather we're having. Huzzah! I am so ready to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom on Wednesday ^_^
Button-down shirt: Halogen (similar shirt from Jones New York here)
Pants with belt: H&M (I will start collecting these, they're easily one of my dressiest and comfiest pair of pants!)
Leather bag: Cole Haan's Daisy Triangle Tote
Dressing room: Nordstrom Rack (I was returning an item that I intended to use for a contest and saw an opportunity to take an outfit picture hehehe)
Flats: Calvin Klein (my favorite pair, previously mentioned here)
Here's a closeup of the necklace, which I absolutely adore:
It's a chain of five pearl flowers, each with a rhinestone cluster in the middle - perfect for spring!
If you noticed that I often roll up my sleeves when it comes to button-downs, it's because I love how it looks! I feel like doing that helps give the outfit a more casual vibe plus it just looks so much cooler. Blame it on my always-polished and dapper (and according to other students, good-smelling haha) Speech Comm prof Niel Jamandre who loved rolling up his sleeves - it is a tropical country, after all! If you've always wondered how to roll up your sleeves neatly and have them stay that way, here's a handy tutorial from http://dappered.com:
Ooh, I forgot to mention, my entry for the MyHabit "What's Your Spring Habit" contest got posted on their facebook page this morning :) Happiness!
Mint cardigan: Nordstrom rack
Stripe top: H&M
White jacket: Ross
And as promised, a slew of music videos that I happened to come across earlier today. I lovelovelove discovering new artists to add to my growing playlist. You're welcome! lol
and for good measure, a sunny song from the beautiful boys of Hanson (can you imagine that this was released 13 years ago? *feels ancient*)