Thursday, May 31, 2012

D.I.Y. Detachable Collars

After months of neglect, the wardrobe has gotten a clean-over. Clothes that have overstayed their welcome were given away, and some are currently stored in a paper bag awaiting their alteration at yet-to-be-known tailor shop. Then there were two pieces that had collars ready for 'harvest'. Detachable collars have been all the rage since f/w last year and there are a lot of nice ones sold online or at those small carefully-curated boutiques on the sixth floor of SW, but the prices are just ridiculous. I don't get how one piece of accessory can cost around RM60? Now I can have two here. And both pieces of clothing were not even expensive.

1. Cut along the seams. The button part is needed too.

2. Snippety snip. This feels like art class all over again.

3. This is cut off from an old long sleeve school shirt. I wore it once and then they forbid us from wearing long sleeved shirts. -.- Still thinking whether I should sew faux pearls on it. Simple looks kinda nice too though. Hmm. Decisions decisions.

4. My favourite! Of all the collars available online, there's not one that is denim or studded like mine. :D This would go perfect with simple white tees or dark colour knit tops.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Peace comes at a price.

OK. Today is Wednesday so that means 4 days left until Edexcel exams. Awesome much. I am slowly but surely increasing my pace. Loads of past year papers to tackle. Sitting still to study is not exactly my forte, my mind wanders, my butt hurts, list goes on. But gotta make sure I ace all the subjects this time, so here goes. I've stayed off reading the new books I got at Kinokuniya and Popular, so here's a good sign. Also I've restrained myself from shopping? *wait actually I'm supposed to be saving up for the trip to Bangkok. OMGOMGOMG so excited* I've even minimized watching TV shows. Planning to catch up on Walking Dead, maybe watch 4400 and I don't know what else I've missed after the exam. 

But all's OK. I don't feel like I'm on the edge yet. But not so in one other issue. Should I keep my thoughts to myself and mess up my mind over all the possible reasons you think that way? Just checking if you take your information for granted, if you know clearly what your reasons and how your opinions are based upon. Sometimes people get blinded by the obvious and they may never know. Sometimes you may contradict yourself. Reminded of this musing from The Help, where the protagonist points out how ironic it is for her employers to be so cruel to black people in the neighborhood but are big on charity towards helping Africans, who share the same shade of skin. Recently I find this absurdity reflected in life around me. But pointing it out would endanger relationships. Hmm, if I could but master the art of inception.