Gosh, it is so difficult to get back into posting! And as each day goes by, I keep chalking up more peektures! :)
It was a crazy few hours getting onto the flight out of Singapore. I hereby announce my gratitude to Eric for being such an awesome friend, who not only helped me get my two massive luggage hardcases into the cab, but also came with me to the airport and stayed to make sure I was going to make it to the plane. Basically what happened was, I had an anxiety attack a coupla hours prior to leaving, which messed up my stomach and digestion, leading to indigestion and crazy nausea. I felt sooooo ill, I thought I was gonna die. What made it worse was, I was trying to keep myself hydrated because I didn’t want to fall sick with flu. So I was drinking way too much water than I should have. With all these factors combined, I was a very uncomfortable little puppy.
Miraculously, I made it. To be honest, in my past years of flying around, I have never even considered missing my flight, the way I did that Friday night. For a moment, I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to get on the plane.
I managed to rest pretty well on the plane, considering the state I was in. Or maybe because of the state I was in. I’m not sure. :D But it worked out well.
Japan Air was a pretty good airline to fly with. Service was top notch and food was quite good too. I landed in quite a decent (and coherent) state.
First home-made brekkie in Chicago was pancakes!
My regular brekkie on weekdays, the usual cornflakes and berries. So happy to be back in the land of abundant berries!
This is such an unglam peekture, but I caught my first fish at the lake right next to the house! :)
And here’s me trying on my first pair of Old Gringo boots. Check out that embroidery. The detail is just amazing.
My half of the closet. :)
My favourite Spell bags on the bedroom wall. :)
Here is my happy wall of boots in the living room. Temporary, because they will have their own shelving unit in my work room when it’s done. :)
My first pair of Old Gringo boots was a size 5.5, which felt a little big. I ordered the 5 just to try, and it turns out, I am a 5. I just love how easy it is to return stuff here. Literally within half a day of sending them back, Amazon issued me a refund.
This is the first outfit peekture I took in Chicago, after being lazy and jetlagged for several days. This is my Woodstock Maxi dress from Spell, my Balenciaga moto jacket, and Old Gringo boots in Grace. I just love how soft and comfy the Woodstock Maxi is.
And the Old Gringo boots are super comfy too. Zero break-in required! They fit like I have had them forever!
In this outfit, I got to wear my Scallop Edge Lace Crop in White from Free People. I have been looking forward to putting outfits together using Free People’s Intimates pieces. I held off until I came to Chicago… and now I am here! Absolutely loving it! The blue cami is from Abercrombie. Denim shorts from Abercrombie Kids.
And here is my host in Chicago!
Snapping a beautiful sunset from the car when we were driving back from a mall.
When I first got to Chicago, it was colder than I thought it would be for summer. Mitch says this summer has been a little weird. So we had to go shopping to get me some tights. I wanted to get some from Macy’s, but they were no longer selling warm tights. So we found some at H&M. Little white dress and lace bralette are from Hollister.
I threw on this cheap sweater I bought from Bangkok (I think it was $8) and we were off to fish again! That is my fishing bag. I bought it from ShopBop just for fishing. I wanted a cheaper, non-leather bag that I could wash easily if I needed to. And it’s roomy enough for me to throw my Sony NEX into, and extra jacket if I needed one.
There are many spiders around the house, but I only saw fat web spiders for the first few days. Just as I was wondering if I would see any of my favourite spiders, several came out to say hi one fine morning. I was so happy.
I have seen people wear this combo of the Knot a Lot Top and Lace Halter Bra from Free People all the time, and I always wanted to try it. I finally did! Khaki shorts were from Abercrombie Kids. Boots are Frye Carmen Harness Tall boots in Light Tan.
And with my Spell Voodoo Crochet Tassel bag.
Here is the arrival of my Dreamweaver bag in Cream from Spell. Loves it!
More happy combos with a Free People Lace Halter Bra. I just love this bra! I am so happy that I can wear it and it’s not too big for me. It seriously solves the problem of strapless and strappy tops and dresses, because I dislike wearing strapless bras. These are soooo comfy and so cute when visible! I now have them in five colours.
Wearing my Dreamweaver bag in Cream for the first time!
Here we are on the way to H Mart, an Asian supermarket that I have been with Vickie when I was in Boston with her. So happy that there are TWO in Chicago!
I had this Korean meal at the foodcourt of H Mart, and they gave me 13 side dishes. Thirteen!
Remember this dress I bought in Singapore from Bershka? It was a little too big for me. I had it chopped off into a tube, empire-line babydoll dress. And this is the difference. I love how it makes me look less like a chopstick now.
Some pretty socks I bought from H&M…
Sunsets are just beautiful here. Pink clouds are the norm. <3
The updated wall of happy Spell bags!
One day, there was a massive storm. I stayed at home all day and slummed around in my favourite Free People Shaggy Knit sweater. So glad I decided to bring a few of them. I was thinking I wouldn’t need them for summer. Who would have known, summer would be kinda cold?
And I was also trying out my Frye lizardskin boots here. Remember how happy I was to win them on eBay for $31? Well, the seller wasn’t honest. It turned out to be a pair of 6.5, not 5.5 like she said. The older Frye boots do run small, so they fit me like a size 6. With thick socks, they are actually okay. So I am wearing them around the house to see if I am going to keep them.
Shappo sharing a lollipop with me…
One of my home-cooked meals: Congee, eel, sweet potato leaves!
OMG. Bunnies in the back yard. I squeal every time they appear. I wish they would come by everyday!
There is an abandoned nest in the roof of the patio, and one morning, I was delighted to see a pair of finches renovating it to take over. I hope I get to see baby birds!
Here’s my host, painting my work room, where my boots and bags are going to live, with my moto.
Simple lunch/brekkie on a weekday of congee with seaweed strips and kimchi.
Love deliveries from Free People. :D There will be many, many…
Giving an old maxi dress a new lease of life with my Free People Lace Halter Bra. <3
Making brekkie on a weekend! Damn, that steel frying pan is a pain to use when frying eggs. Mitch doesn’t like non-stick pans because they are bad for you. :P This is really gonna test my skills.
We are addicted to these fruit bars. OMG they are so awesome. Pomegranate is the best flavour. They have become a staple on the grocery list.
Wearing one of my new dresses from Singapore! With one of my Free People Lace Halter Bras! Boots are Frye Carmen Harness Tall boots in Grey.
And with my Spell Dreamweaver bag in Cream.
We went out to catch a movie – Man of Steel. Yes, like everyone says, it rocks.
It was quite an experience in the cinema. The layout was like a lecture hall in school, with rows of tables and office chairs. Menus are on the table and food can be served during the movie. That part was awesome! The not-so-awesome part was, like everywhere in the US and Canada, it is free seating. Which means, it may be difficult to get good seats. We ended up sitting quite near the front.
I was happy wearing my moto in the cold, cold theatre.
That’s it for now! I have chalked up more peektures since uploading these, but I will save those for next time! I will try to post more often! :P
x o x o