IF YOU'VE GOT AN IMPULSE LET IT OUT

September 7, 2011

{the sound of settling - death cab for cutie}
thrifted scarf, billowy top via mother, borrowed H&M black tank dress, gem necklace & white belt via Taiwan,
$1 black trouser socks, BDG brown lace ups, Ecote burnt orange canvas backpack

Even though NYFW is well on its way and I can only salivate at the orgasmic fall fashion that is about to strut down the runway, here in Berkeley, the sun has finally decided to stay. Great. What to wear on a sunny day when I'd like nothing more than to throw on some plaid and a big comfy sweater? Apparently, this. Being chronically tired and half asleep, even though we've only been in class for a week and a half, I'm already running through the motions of my morning routine: slam on the alarm clocks (2 of them!), shower half asleep, make breakfast half asleep, chug coffee half asleep, then put clothes on half asleep. Notice a trend?

On this day, I decided to give the routine a big, fat, middle finger and it screwed me up, down, inside and out. Between running to class and working a five hour shift immediately after, I just wanted something easy, simple and breezy. Heels were the first thing to go as I settled into my trusty brown BDG lace ups that are comfy, practical and versatile. I'm not going to lie, I skipped the shower and went straight to a vintage scarf to tie up that big ol' ball of grease. With that said, the scarf a la Nicole Richie reminded me of a traveling gypsy and I was sold on pairing it with a flimsy, see-through dress to complete the illusion. After carrying a tote for the past few years, I finally broke down and bought a backpack from Urban Outfitters and, let me tell you, I'm never going back to totes, EVER. Backpacks are the best things ever, I can fit my whole life in them without feeling like I have scoliosis, winning! Don't mind the bandaid on my forehead, I'm just trying out the whole Nelly look, is it working for me? I didn't think so.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anisa! what is that red party cup doing on the ground missy? study hard girlfriend. ahaha. oh and i love the backpack. very cute.

Closet Hound said...

Your look so cute in a turban! And I totally carry my tote bag full of books all day, and I power thru the pain, you pansy! You just gave in and got a backpack.

Hopefully I'll see you at the BARE meeting tonight :) I'll be coming in my gym clothes bahha

xo Sherrie
Closet Hound

Sara said...

cute outfit!

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Kat said...

your backpack is perfect! love it! :D

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maggie said...

I agree, backpacks ARE amazing! I can't use a bag, even though I'm only in high school, with two lockers! It's a bit sad... I love the head scarf and the shirt~ ^^
xx maggie
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Pramudita Puspita said...

I like your hair band. and minal aidzin walfaidzin :) I also went to my hometown in tasikmalaya ;)

pancakeSTACKER said...

Teach me your turban ways. That is all!

xoxo!
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Whitney said...

love the backpack anisa!

whitney
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Bad Joan said...

Great outfit! Love your sheer top!

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soldoutforever said...

love the outfit :) the shoes are amazing!!

xx

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Katie said...

I'm a new member of the backpack club and I agree it's totally the way to to go! You look great, love that dress! xo

Peiyinn said...

Like your bag and your shoes! :D

Style Diaries said...

i so love the whole look the scarf on your head is love.


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Mónica C. Welton said...

really nice headband/scarf.

Love,
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Stylishlyme said...

Cute! I have a similar bag, just got in in San Francisco.

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The PvdH Journal said...

I'm so into backpacks right now. I've seen a few lately and I think I may need to raid my mom's closet from the 80s! :) Look great darling!

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The Desert Fox said...

Ah you are so cute! I love that you are from Bezekerly too, makes fashion a bit more accessible here in the bay. And too bad the weather has gone to complete shit again
but at least you look fabulous.

xx

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Lindsay said...

I wish we had the sun here in NY. It's been miserable and rainy all week.

Agora tô pronta said...

I loved your dress.
Wow, I need one of these, it is wonderful.

Taj Acosta said...

That backpack is too fabulous!! half asleep mornings sounds pretty familiar! lol xo -Taj

Chelsea Lane said...

I LOVE those shoes! this is such a cute look girl. love the color tones of these images.

xoxo

Antonia said...

You look fantastic!
Loooooooove your dress!!^^

See ya! ;)


xoxo
Antonia

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TheMadTwins said...

Love your look! The dress looks so amazing! And Adore your bag as well!

xxx

Bree said...

Great outfit!
Backpacks are really a back pain saver. Have mine for over 5 years now and it's still working properly!
Go backpacks!:) Haha

xx
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Ninja said...

Super cute :D I definitely think that people like you are bringing backpacks back, big time! You have the sweetest smile ever.

xxx irinja (1milliondresses.blogspot.com)

Mary ♥ Mur said...


oooh. love your blog so much!!
And I love this post really.)

Can you answer on my question?

What is your favorite place on earth and why?
It s really intresting for me, becaurse I love travaling and photo.)

Allfashionblogs.com said...

You look gorgeous! I think I'm gonna feature you on Allfashionblogs.com. Would that be okay?

xoxo Ina

Kaelin said...

Amazing style hun. I love head scarves, especially bright ones against dark hair.

XXX

Label me Addict said...

hey ANISA!!!

i sure did have a blast at H&M and i went back yesterday and i have to say the line hasn't die down YET!!!

oh and your ROCKING this look in this post i can never pull that look!!! and i understand how routines can be and sometimes you feel like screwing it up and being in SINGAPORE where it is always a rat race any one here would agree on what you said but he we can hardly mess things up and i like how you found something that fits you tight scheduled day!!!good for you!!!

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Sofie said...

great outfit, you look really adorable! ♥

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yuma said...

I love outfit and shoes!!you look cute♥
thank you for your sweet comment!your blog is great:)

xx

BABI said...

I like your turban and top! They both look gorgeous!

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olivias-pizzaz said...

ahhh your outfit is amazing, love the turban and bag!! soo cool!

Sarah said...

amazing rucksack! and great photos :)

Florence said...

your backpack is aaaaawesome
looking great!

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Caroline Robianto said...

i love that backpack!!


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Emily C. said...

love the hair and backpack. the nelly look is totally working! x

Kimberly said...

Hey !
Your backpack is so fierce, plus it looks great with your dress :)

XOxo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i really love this top from your mom. and the lace up flats were the perfect choice!

annette tang said...

love the outfit! backpacks are so awesome... i love being hands free!

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Cylia said...

hey girl:) you look so pretty and relaxed.

Andrea said...

You're really cute! Your sheer shirt dress is pretty, I like it's translucency.

Whitney said...

Love your backpack!
Xoxo

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sharon lei said...

Hey hun... stumbled across your blog. You are adorably chic. Lovin' your style for sure.

Hope you're having a fab week so far!

xx Love & Aloha
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Zineb.C said...

SOOO stylish <3

yiqin; said...

great outfit and lovely smile :)

Koltunovskaya said...

Very nice outfit. I like it!