Thursday, September 4, 2014

catching up

I've been so busy with work and the start of my senior year at school I haven't really been on my computer much! I'm still trying to figure out a good balance between work, school, my social life, and keeping up with my blog, but I do make time for little adventures and outfits!

The little alcove above is from one of the parks in my area, Kakiat. As close as this is to my house, I've never been to this park until last year. I've taken this trail before but just noticed this abandoned building the last time I went on a hike. I did this session alone, and had a personal thinking session. It really cleared my mind, but I'm really excited to go on more hikes through the fall. As much as I love hiking in the summer, sometimes it gets so hot it's unenjoyable.

Another thing I've been doing recently is going on drives alone. My friends and I have been driving around as something to do since we've had our licenses, but this is the first year I've just taken three hour trips by myself. I ended up in a really pretty part of the New Jersey/New York state border, and hopefully I can make it out there again before the weather gets too chilly so I can take some photos. There were marinas! Where are there marinas around me other than the Hudson?

Some other really cool things have happened in the last few weeks; my best friend Ashlyn interviewed me for a feature over at CollegeFashion. I feel like my interview is sort of cringe, but I wanted to sound as credible as a little girl in booty shorts and bra top could sound. It features one of my favourite outfits, one that I wore to my very last time out at Fabric when I was in London.

Another shot is on WeWomen, just of one of my First-Week-of-School outfits. I always love back to school time because it means I get to dress up to go to class. I didn't put them on my blog instagram, but here are some other shots of my outfits over the last couple of weeks.

wednesday addams on a wednesday

fall feels

Both dresses are available at GypsyWarrior! I want to do a post on my fall grabs. I feel like it's already too late to do a summer to fall transition post, but we'll see!

Thanks for reading! xx

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

hudson days

I know I said I would do a proper introductory post, but university starts up for me in exactly a week and I've been using the last few weeks of summer to see my friends and go on adventures. I also started working at Gypsy Warrior last week, so my time has greatly been divided between boarding and sitting back with my friends, and working and preparing for uni. The end of summer has definitely caught up to me, I saw a friend for the last time until break tonight. It's weird thinking that this might be the last year that we'll all be around to hang out and 'have a summer.' It bummed me out a little bit but the months after coming back from studying abroad had been a blessing to me and I couldn't be happier of a good majority of the last couple of months.

My friends and I always complain that there's nothing to do around where we live, but we're in such a prime location in terms of small villages and being in such close proximity to the tri-state area, and of course the City. One of the adventures that I've been on in the last few weeks was going to this small town near me called Piermont, which rests right on the Hudson River. It was super lovely that day, and even being by a body of water, we barely felt a breeze.

outfit details: headband; diy \\top; pacsun \\ skirt; american apparel \\ socks; unknown \\ sandals; kohls // belt + bag; vintage \\ anklets; misc 

I hadn't worn this mini-dress in long, and I thought today would be the perfect day to wear it out. I consider it my 'life dress,' as momentous moments have happened while I wore this dress. I've had it since I was in high school, and it's so worn out and faded and warped I should probably throw it out. It's a dress that much has happened in though, and it's still really cute, albeit worn. The back has a cute cut out detail, and it's really really short. If I were built differently, it would be a shirt or I'd at least need safety shorts for sure. I paired it with this older American Apparel chambray-like skirt, and my go-to vintage belt and bag. The kitty ears are an old DIY that has seen many drunk occasions and actually need to be fixed. I absolutely adore them though, and when I studied abroad I was heartbroken until my mom was able to send me them in the post.

I'm still trying to figure out what kind of content I should post about on each of my blogs, but until then, I posted more about this day on my joint-blog, The Lost Girls. You can read about my thoughts on film as well as a little bit more about my day here if you're interested in that. I'm getting ready for uni to start so I have a couple of ideas of posts coming up. Watch this space, thank you for reading! xx

Monday, August 11, 2014


I never know how to start a blog. If you take a look at my lifestyle blog, The Lost Girls, my introduction was weak. I'm the Asian half of the Lost Girls, if you couldn't tell ;) Call me Lexxi.

As of right now, RIPBADTIMEZ is my personal style diary. The Lost Girls will be where I talk lifestyle, reviews, etc. Ashlyn and I are still working on The Lost girls, so there will be cross overs in terms of posts, but I want to keep this one very personal and informal.

The bird up there is me. This was a couple of weeks ago, so while not a super fresh selfie, it's definitely one I like! I'll do a proper introduction post etc etc down the line.