MY LIFE IS FAST, MY HEART IS SLOW

August 25, 2011

{Word's We're Wailing-hitRECord collaboration}
handmade 'greece' tank via Purrr Remake, boyfriend jeans via Pacsun, 
Dolce Vita harness booties, H&M belt

I'm officially a second year student at Cal and it's kind of a wake up call. Freshmen year was a blast; from the friendships I've made to the parties we don't remember to the dining hall food, I loved every second of it. But now it's time to grow up, start doing something with my life, and experience more. I'm loving this new mindset and I have the lovely Joseph Gordon-Levitt to thank for that.

I went to his A Night at the Movies in SF last night and it literally brought me to tears. Regardless of how beautiful this man is and how lovely his speaking and singing voices are (which let me tell you, is beyond amazing, especially in person), I fell in love with his passion. His eyes glowed with pride whenever he started talking about his open collaboration project, hitRECord. It really resonated with me and something happened to me the moment I walked out of the theater. 

It's easy to fall into a pattern with life; to do the same thing day after day and be okay with it, and this is what college was for me. Something I've become fairly comfortable with, something that no longer excited me but I was neither happy nor sad about. I realize now that I want more, I long to find that one thing that'll make my heart flutter with pride, with love, with excitement. Something that'll give me the same glow in my eyes. Determined and willing, I'm going to spend the rest of this year dedicated to trying new things out, to pushing my boundaries, to hopefully find it. And if not, well hell, I'll surely have experienced a couple more interesting things and have a few more fun memories to fall back on.

Didn't want to fall into the category of "trying too hard" or "not trying at all," I settled for a relaxed and happy medium of "just right." I found this handmade tank top at the Melrose Trading Post down in LA and fell in love with everything about it; from the simple, easygoing cut to the beautiful print of Greece, it was meant to be framed and properly displayed. But I'm far too greedy and way too in love with it to do that. Since mornings in Berkeley are always a little bit chilly, I decided to wear my newly acquired boyfriend jeans that are just the right amount of baggy which make them ridiculously comfortable. These are the first pair of jeans I've worn in over a year as I can never find ones that fit my lower half correctly and I'm loving them! To combat the rolled up jeans, which I was scared would cut my height even more so, I put on my favorite Dolce Vita harness booties that I just want to wear with everything in my closet! A little rugged, a little badass, and a lot of awesome. And that's that. Here's to another year, GO BEARS!

37 comments:

Sofie said...

you look so adorable! great look, I'm in love with your cute top! ♥

Peiyinn said...

Like your singlet so much! <3

Pramudita Puspita said...

I love your outfit!! you look so cool!!!

NRC♥ said...

The boots are fantastic!

NRC ♥

michelle_ said...

im in love with your distressed jeansss !!

www.glistersandblisters.com

Closet Hound said...

Man I can never wear boyfriend jeans without looking like a scrub! But you look so cuteee. Congrats on making it thru your first year ;) You're not a hot, stylish sophomore!

I'm SO jealous you got to see JGL. Seriously, wtf is my husband doing in the Bay Area if he's not going to pay me a visit. Bleh

xo Sherrie

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i think this outfit is totally just right. that top is awesome!

Katie said...

You look fantastic, love those jeans! xo

Analisa said...

Your top is adorable! I love the Melrose Trading Post!

Deanna Wagner said...

i love this look! the DV boots look amazing on you!
and yes, let's go to LF!

maggie said...

love the shirt! it is so pretty -- and truly does deserve to be framed! ^^ i had heard that jgl was going to be in SF, i just wish i had been able to go! sounded like it totally helped you reach an epiphany.

btw, thank you for all the comments on my blog!:D
xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Closet Hound said...

Congratulations on making it past your first year! Cherish every single moment!!! Honestly, each year seems to fly by and before you know it you'll be graduating!

And omg, you're totally wearing the hell outta those jeans, damn.

- Sharon

Mia's Little Corner said...

Wow, cool boots!! Really like them:D

xxx

Mia's Little Corner

Silkybow said...

woah those boots are amazing!
They look so versatile and I can already think of a few pieces in my wardrobe that could go with it... haha love your version of it too.

Chococcuro said...

You are so in the 'just right' zone ;D I'm loving those shoes!!

Kat said...

i love that top!! it is soo pretty :)

katslovefashion.blogspot.com

Sara said...

love your jeans! i want a pair like that!

- lamodequivole.blogspot.com

Bree said...

Great post! Good luck at school.
Love your top:)

xx
me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

Laura Scott said...

Totally badass!! Love your jeans.

Fashion Dawgs

Hayley said...

i love these boots! so edgy!! gorgeous outfit.. i wish i could just pop down to LA one day you lucky thing.. loving your blog & now following =)

http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

Hayley said...

i love these boots! so edgy!! gorgeous outfit.. i wish i could just pop down to LA one day you lucky thing.. loving your blog & now following =)

http://hayleyhour.blogspot.com/

Sue Lyn said...

woots! you're really stunning u know that anisa! (: i like that crop top! the watercolour painting design is love x

The PvdH Journal said...

Oh I am a huge fan always of 'boyfriend' jeans! You look great! I am now your 9th follower on bloglovin :)

PvdH

www.ThePvdHJournal.com

Kimberly said...

Hey !
That shirt is so awesome, I'm totally in love with that print

Xoxo

Emily C. said...

beautiful post! Joseph Gordon-Levitt is amazingggggggggg! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Love the top and bracelets!

Nostalgic Style said...

I love how you out this together. Boyfriend jeans are lovely! <3
- Flo

Antonia said...

Your boots are really fab!
Love how they look on you! :))
Nice pics.


xoxo
Antonia

FASHION IMPERATIVE

Kel said...

I think we're all constantly searching for the "it" no matter what stage we are in our lives. Needless to say, I'm also on the hunt. I hope you have a great journey looking for it and before you know, you would have found it already without realising it.

I didn't know JGL was such an inspiration. I'd only seen him in films and of course, 3rd Rock back in the day. Really shows you there's so much more to people than meets the eye...


Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

being a nerdy hipster

Natalie Leung said...

very cute outfit :) i hope you have fun as a second year student! i'm so old now (24), can't remember what highschool was like. hahah

natalie
http://lucyandtherunaways.blogspot.com

Florence said...

your writing is touching. I agree that 2nd year changes much. freshman year was just bleh but 2nd year is time to think and reflect.

Thanks for coming over to my blog before, lots of love!

www.fantailflo.com

Victoria said...

I love your writing style! It is so important to try new things and foster inspiration! I think (in life) we all must hold on to the holy s#%t handles and enjoy the ride ;) Your commitment to this is commendable.

Love the look and the vibe!

xo Victoria
www.thriftjuice.com

Kariyah said...

Love your look!! Perfect for the end of summer! Have fun in school! I've found that it only gets better with time:)

http://kariyah.blogspot.com/

Taj Acosta said...

I love those jeans, you look super fab! xx

Jennyboo said...

The minute I saw these pictures, I knew you were in Berkeley. I am a CAL graduate myself! I lived in Unit 2 during Freshman year and later lived on Channing. Good luck with school! Loving the whole look, especialyl those perfectly worn jeans. xx

Flow Disruption said...

Oh my God, I love your shirt! It looks great with torn up denim. ;) Have fun this year at school. Live it up! ;)

FASHION ICE said...

those boots are awesome!!! and what a cool top

Ninja said...

i love the photographs in your blog :D This is just a super outfit! I love the boyfriend jeans and the relaxed top with those lovely shoes :)

xxx irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)