Tuesday, January 29, 2013

USA2012: The Journeys In Between

So far I've been going on about places I've been to and what I think of them, but I don't think I've mentioned all the random moments of the trip. So here goes.

Day 1, Lunch
I'm blogging about this cos my mum LOVES their wings... and the food there is actually pretty good.
I'm sure you can find them all over the United States, so if you're heading over, why not give it a try?
Buffalo Wild Wings has this sports bar/restaurant feel to it and if you love basketball, football or hockey, you're going to love this place with their screens all over the restaurant/bar featuring various sports. If you're a sports enthusiast, this would be the perfect place for you to hang out with your friends! Otherwise, this is still an awesome place to hang out!

 Starter Platter with wings! I love the Nachos! YUMM!

 The wings we all love~ (it's good to choose how spicy you want it! and pick popular flavors!)

Starter Platter #2 with boneless wings!

Day IDK, Lunch (OTW to Vegas)
Yes, MORE FOOD! I have no idea why Americans can make food so supremely delicious! When it comes to fast food, some reckon that In N' Out Burger is one of the best places to go, and I've got to tell you, I can see where they're coming from. 

 They fry their buns! I swear, frying the buns takes burgers to a whole new level. It makes the burgers so much more delicious to the point I don't crave for burgers in Singapore anymore!

 Fries! Who doesn't love fries?

Disney California Adventure Park - CARS Ride
I know I raved about this in another post, so I won't go on about the ride here, but here are some extra pictures snapped from my iPod during the ride!

(While in the 90min long queue)

Hollywood Dreaming
Some selcas from Hollywood/Universal Studios!

The ideal record company.

San Francisco - Sheraton Hotel
I was complaining about Starbucks until we reached our hotel in San Francisco. Located a little out of the city, Sheraton Hotel provides guests with Starbucks coffee for you in your hotel rooms! Not to mention the Starbucks coffee and cookies they place in the lobby at night. (The cookies are super yummy!)
 Trip to San Francisco was a no makeup/contacts day so... (But by then I already had my eyeliner done. Still, my small irises! T^T )


 Want a change of bedsheets and towels? Just leave this on your bed before you head out the next day!

 There's a mall just across the street that has stores like macy's, JC Penneys, and many others! The hotel puts you in a convenient place to shop for all the shopaholics out there!

And everywhere else in between!
 A random day's breakfast
View from my hotel room.

 In the helicopter at the Grand Canyon!
 Hard Rick Cafe! Rock will never die!
 hehehe. Oh, one fine shopping day.
 On the bus after Yosemite I presume.
 Isn't the sky pretty?

 that's the end of my US adventures! For now...


Sunday, January 27, 2013

New York Spring 2013: Everything Else (Part 4)

Obviously, I haven't covered everything there is in New York Fashion Week featuring Spring 2013's designs. Thus the need for this last post. I'm giving my two cents into the remaining designs that have caught my eye but I've yet to mention in the previous parts.

Carolina Herrara

Derek Lam

Jason Wu

Jason Wu
Michael Kors

Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta
Ralph Lauren

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Marc by Marc Jacobs
Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone

I sorted the above based on designers, and there are so many other styles that have been showcased on the runways that I have not put up, so here's a breakdown for some other styles you may want to note for Spring 2013 Fashion:

My personal favorite material (with me being grunge most of the time) has been around since 2012, and looks like it's still here to stay for Spring 2013. With leather skirts and jackets strutted down the runway in an entourage of colors, from bright ones like neon green to black, it looks like it's still safe for all of us to keep our leather pieces from the previous seasons and alter them to fit this Spring's styles.

Stripes! I was contemplating if it should get it's own part, but apparently decided against it. if there's one thing you HAVE TO NOTE for Spring 2013, it would definitely be the presence of stripes. From the above pictures and the rest I've posted, you'd have noticed that stripes are monopolizing the runway this Spring with stripes of all kinds, colors and combinations are shown off by the various designers. If you haven't gotten anything with stripes for your Spring wardrobe, I'd suggest you get one, especially because this pattern has won its place in the spots of Spring 2013 styles and fashion.

The Jacket
While spring usually holds sleeveless outfits, it seems like jackets are still very much in fashion this Spring. All over New York Fashion Week, you'll find motor jackets and blazers (just to name a few) making their entrances from numerous designers. For those looking to save some cash, maybe you can look into your Autumn/Winter clothes to find some you can don on this Spring. For Blazer lovers like me, it seems like we're in luck with blazers and suits strutting the runway from a multitude of designers.
Another point you'll notice about these jackets would be the size. Most jackets this Spring seem to be of the 'oversize' design. Maybe this can help you in your jacket hunting/buying decisions when putting the coordinates of Spring 2013 in mind.

Although I didn't get the opportunity to be at New York Fashion Week in time for Spring 2013, I must say that I'm loving all the coordinates and designs from all the brands present.
Fashion is something that will always be around. You don't need a completely new wardrobe for each season. You just need the know-how of turning something from another season to fit it into the next season. I'm definitely doing a stock taking of what I have before I embark on my Spring 2013 shopping, but in the meantime, stay fashionable!

xoxo pamela