what not to pack
a friend asked why i always wear leggings and not jeans. well, it’s not that i don’t like wearing jeans. i usually wear leggings and tights because i only brought a pair of jeans with me when i came back to taiwan. i never pack jeans for my trips. they are heavy, take too long to dry, and take up too much space in your suitcase. leggings are comparably lighter, compact, and fast-drying. especially when you’re backpacking, or planning on doing a lot of hiking or trekking, you’ll regret bringing denim. i usually wear my jeans on the plane if i do decide to bring a pair with me, and i always opt for dark denim because it can be both casual and dressy.
here is another creation of mine, a crochet headband! i made it with my leftover yarn last winter back in vancouver. when i wore it out i got mixed reviews. i’m not too sure of it myself, but i’m still proud of it because i made it myself =) leave me a message and let me know whether you like it or not.
(photos by rc)
apt. 9 babydoll sweater
dress (nightgown) was a gift
vintage bucket bag
urban outfitters scarf
selfmade crochet headband
November 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
哇!!你今天可以穿那麼少啊! 我已經把我TNA外套搬出來穿了耶!!還是新竹比較冷呢!!! 哇!!自己編的頭套很可愛一邊還有一朵花!簡單又帶一點特別!!
November 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm
Claire: 我整個回台灣就很不怕冷, 反而很想念溫哥華的天氣! 不過台中的確沒有新竹或台北冷 =)
I found your site today and I really enjoy most of your outfits 🙂 I agree with you that leggins are better than jeans when you travel. Recently I prefer tights than jeans because I am bored with jeans. What is better in tights than leggings? I don’t have to wear socks ;)))) I am from Poland and there is a late autumn so days are quite cold.
Headband looks very nice – I like the colour, it looks perfect with colour of your sweater 🙂 well done Annie! Couple years ago I asked my grandmom to teach me needle-crafting because I wanted to make an outfit for my guinea pig but now I completely forgot how to use crochet-hook.
I also enjoy the songs you put in your posts, especially “The Do”. May I ask what player do you use to put this song on your site and how do you do this??
Very nice to meet you Annie 🙂
November 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm
thank you for your lovely words Anna! i really appreciate it =) aren’t tights the most awesome things for winter? i’m totally with you on the not wearing socks part!
i use radio blog club player on the site, it’s very useful and you just copy and paste the code! you can find tons of songs on the site, but they don’t always have the indie stuff. here’s the link -> http://www.radioblogclub.com/
it’s really nice to meet you too Anna! i hope you could tell me more about Poland, i’ve always wanted to go but never been =( i met a few polish guys when i was staying in england, they were really cool!
put some smile on that pretty face ~~
November 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
WH: i’m trying look cool here!
But I only bring one pair of jean when I’m backpacking. That and one pair of underwear. -)
November 19th, 2009 at 1:34 pm
CanCan: serious? one pair of underwear? ewwwwww!! VOMIT!! and no shirt?
I REALLy adore radio.blog.club – mp3 player looks awesome to me and it takes less space than a google player that I use and also putting a song in my blog is much more complicated, so thank you very much Annie 🙂
As it’s November days can be cold and warm as well, f.ex. today we had 11 degrees Celcius (maybe you prefer to use Fharenheit? 11 C = 51,8 F ) and it’s warm day.
I must confess that I have never been a girly girl who wears skirts, dresses tights, sweet blouses and sweaters – I have always been more a sports type – I had prefered simple jeans and nice t-shirts untill I started to notice that I want to look like a woman so my style has been changing for some time and a blogs like yours inspire me a lot 🙂
I’m happy to hear that you would like to know something more about my country – there are many people who don’t know where it is. England is a paradise for Poles – many young (20-30 years old) people travel abroad to earn more money, learn language, etc, and especially London is very opened to immigrants. I’m glad to hear that some Polish men made you a good impression 🙂
From Taipei to Vancouver…? It’s great! Why Vancouver? What are you doing there? 🙂 In future I would like to visit many more or less exotic countries to know better other culturies – everything is so amazing and fascinating to me.
November 30th, 2009 at 12:36 pm
11 degrees celsius for a warm day? that’s crazy! well i grew up in canada so i’m used to the cold weather, i actually kind of enjoys the cold =) i didn’t really pick vancouver, my family moved there when i was younger… but i’m back in asia for a bit, still deciding where my next destination will be.
i’ve heard lots of great things about poland, the scenary, the life there… also, a polish guy, vojtech, told me that in poland you get really really cheap alcohol, woop! haha
i’m glad to hear that you find my blog helpful! i wasn’t always girly either, but it’s impossible to be around so many chic girls and not see your own style morph. it’s a good thing! xxx
the headband looks great on you! lights up your pretty face.
I also love leggings…cant live without them, seriously!
I am an expat here in Dubai running an online shop that sells ladies dresses…and I constantly visit your site to get inspiration for our photo shoots!!!
I love your style, girl!
keep it up!
November 30th, 2009 at 12:46 pm
gee for dramamode.com:
thanks! i wasn’t sure if the headband was a hit or a miss… but i’m really glad that you like it =) i visited your site! you’ve done a great job, it looks awesome! and you’ve got some really cute pieces in your shop! what’s dubai like? x
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January 18th, 2010 at 12:55 am
DN: 我當初也是覺得顏色有點重, 所以後來也做了一個白色的 hahaha! 不過後來看來看去還是比較喜歡這一個 =)
what does annie wear???
April 14th, 2010 at 2:40 am
angel: 謝謝妳的留言, 是給我很好的鼓勵! 很高興妳喜歡我的搭配, 我知道有很多人會覺得有點奇怪 =P
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i love it! i can’t believe you made it, you’re so talented 🙂
and i never wear jeans either, but usually because i can never find ones that fit right 😛
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