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Today I woke up to survival training in the blistering heat at the outlet malls. It’s about a 45 minute drive and situated in a desert area (SoCal topography is weird – one minute it’s ocean, then the desert, then mountains) so I think I dressed a little too conservatively for the occasion. Imagine wearing a cardigan in 100 degree weather and that would put you in my sweaty shoes. Ewww I know!
Unfortunately there was nothing much to this outlet mall. I tried to follow my brother around the various surf shops but nothing quite appealed to my taste. I pined for Forever 21 in the cool air-conditioned mall silently. At Payless I scored some Fioni black cage pumps (so cute and not trashy!) for $30 and bogoho (buy one get one half off) American Eagle brown peep toe wedges for $12.50 after discount. Bing-bong! Both are size 5 and fit very well – this is why I get addicted to buying shoes. If I can find a pair that fits my dinky feet I snatch and run, not thinking twice. The nice thing is I can wear these staples over and over and over again and never get tired :D
I wore this ultra-cute Forever 21 Hello Kitty tank top I bought at the very beginning of summer. I’m really sad I haven’t featured it until now. It features Hello Kitty eating a delicious slice of watermelon, which you will see replicated by moi in pictures below. “Sweetness makes me smile” – you got that right. I remember jumping up and down trying to get this off a very tall hanger and being so desperate to catch the last Small. Tell me, why do people discriminate against shorties hmm? Have to put all the cute things in sky-high places so we have to ask for help like some damsel in distress D: I don’t really like the cutoff-ness of the straps but it’s okay. I layered a grey racerback tank underneath so that it wouldn’t show half my bra.
The black shorts are a new favourite from H&M. I normally don’t splurge on shorts, but I find that investing in a nice sturdy pair is well worth it. The quality of these are wayyy better than anything to be found at F21 and for $20 I want to wear them every day! They are Euro size 4 and pretty roomy for me. I’ll take these babies to a Chinese buffet and they won’t be any more fu fu fu :3
MAKE LIFE JUICY CONTEST ENTRY
If the watermelon I’m eating in one of my photos isn’t juicy enough, my quirky personality sure is. I really like finding the small things in life, like eating a piece of delicious summer fruit while Hello Kitty does the same on my clothing. I may be too nerdy or geeky for some, but it is something that’s a permanent part of me and even shows in my outfits. If I’m the one making punny jokes, at least I know my language style is unique. It’ll be what all the other nerds and geeks talk about, right?
Thank you for your support and love always <3,
* (^).(^) * ~ Panda