[ ♡ ] Outfit of the Day & A 3 Hour long Graduation – 05/14/11 Spring Graduation

My sister’s graduation was Saturday and it was Rainy and cold. Luckily, the graduation was inside. Here’s what I wore:

• Blazer from H&M
• Dress from Roem in Korea
• Belt from F21


• Stila smokey eye classic eye palette
• Skinfood gel liner in black
• Loreal colorstay blush in peach
• MAC lipstick in crosswires

It was so weird because the doors opened at 11:30 but the ceremony didn’t start until 1:30 so if you wanted a good seat you can come early and wait 2 hours but here’s the catch: the ceremony itself lasted 3 hours so you’d be there for a total of 5 hours! Oh my gosh it was crazy. We decided to go around 12:45 and of course ended up sitting near the back. Here’s our view:

It was in their field house so everyone was sitting on flat ground instead of stadium seating so basically you can’t see anything! There were tons of graduates and tons of families as well so it took a long time. Some note worthy moments did occur though. Their main commencement speaker was some lady who works for human rights in the government and instead of saying encouraging words to the graduates, she spent most of the speech compelling them to use this as their platform to help the less fortunate and describing her adventures in Kenya and how it was hard for childbirth over there! I would be so mad if that was my commencement speaker. It was like this was her moment to shine light on her cause instead of the do what she was there to do, which is to speak to the graduates. Also, during the actual degree handout, one guy came up and appearnetly cartwheeled off the stage, ending up in a huge bang! I couldn’t see but my sister told me what happened afterward. It’s unfortunate for him because there were three cameras filming the whole thing. The chior sang a few times and there was this lady to my left that sang like an opera professional right along with them! The ceremony seriously lasted so long though. I fell asleep twice before my sister was called up.

Here is a picture after with the family:

If my kid brother’s face wasn’t blurred, you’d see the bored-i’m-too-cool-for-this look on his face.

We went to eat out with the whole family afterwards and then my other sister and I went back to Mai’s apartment to keep her company because that was her last night there and my mom just did not want her to be there alone. It was a long day, I missed two parties because of the graduation and plans changing but oh well, it is what it is.

♡ PaNhia

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[ ♡ ] Spring 2011 Wishlist

The recent influx of warmer days have been making me itch to spring shop. We usually take seasonal fashion shopping quite serioiusly, planning out special days to go shopping with the whole group. Since we’ve graduated though, it has become more causual and more spontaneous and more of a go with the flow type of thing.

Everywhere I go, I have to hold back from buying heels because I don’t know when I’ll be able to wear them. I think I still have shoes that have never been worn around the house. The weather hasn’t stopped me from building a mental list of what I need for spring though and I thought I’d virtually visualize that list here.


Left to right, top to bottom: Wildfox Couture t-shirt, Alexander Wang tank, D-Squared tweed jacket, Zara top, Zara top, Zara top, Zara top, Roksanda ilincic dress, jeans, Zara pants, Cynthia Rowley feathered tutu, F21 skirt, F21 skirt, F21 skirt, Gotham city ring, F21 gladiaters, F21 combat boots, F21 brown pumps, F21 wedges, Proenza Schouler Medium bag, Large Mulberry bag, D-Squared tote

I’ve been on the hunt for loose, thin blouses for two years now since I’ve returned from Korea where there is an abundance of cute clothes. I’ve recently acquired two, a blush tone one from H&M and a white one from F21. For spring, I want more, in all sorts of styles. I want them in coral, white, blue, red, orange and green, all colors of the spectrum.

I’ve also been into tweedy jackets recently because I like the clean boxy look of them. I’d like to get them in all sorts of odd colors which is why I really like this D-squared one.

I’m also looking for easy, thin dresses, light jeans, and a pair of structured black skinny pants to wear with heels to work. I haven’t found the perfect pair yet but I’m hunting diligently. Also for bottoms I’m looking for skirts, skirts and more skirts! I want tulip shapes, flouncy skirts, jean skirts, short skirts, knee length skirts, everything except for long. I want some in thin fabrics and some in heavier fabrics like thick cotton that can transition into fall.

This spring I want some easy to wear gladiators in a neutral like that brown one from F21. I also need a pair of easy to slip on combat boots and some neutral tone pumps and some wedges! I don’t own a single pair of wedges but I hope to start collecting this spring.

And finally, I want some brightly colored bags. I’ve been looking for a green or teal structured bag for a while now but haven’t found one I really like yet but I’m not going to give up. I’m sure I’ll come across one that I’ll like enough to buy.

♡ PaNhia