December 25, 2011


It seems as though everyone is going home for the holidays, but being me, of course I would be doing the complete opposite. I am writing this post from the airport, impatiently awaiting my 12:20 PM boarding time to Seoul, Korea. This trip is totally out of character for me; usually a crazily calculated and cautious person, I bought my plane ticket on an impulsive whim. The most impressive part? I'm actually going through with it.

When my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas this year, I was at a loss for words (which never ever happens). I've just lived through the most beautiful year of my life; one full of memories and experiences that have helped shaped me, my dreams and desires. I have seen myself grown and adjust the way I am towards the way I hope to be. While I am constantly lusting for clothes and material possessions, I am honestly at such a comfortable, good and pleasant state in life, I'm actually scared to ask for more

This is why I love the holidays. Besides the glitz, glam and christmas lights, I always get sentimental and appreciative for all that I have. Thank goodness for the holidays, it keeps us humble and moving forward. Merry Christmas and happy holidays my lovelies! Thank you all SO much everything you've done. While it may not seem like much, I am so so so thankful that you've decided to take an interest in what I have to say and what I like to wear. Honestly, you have no idea how much I love each and every one of you and this blog. Through it, I have found the courage and drive to pursue my dreams, and for that, I am eternally grateful to you <3
December 22, 2011


{thrifted lace tee, thrifted plaid shirt, thrifted Gap denim jacket, 
thrifted red suede skirt, thrifted Coach satchel, black tights, Ecote lace ups}

The last three weekends of my December have been spent in the comfort of the Free Gold Watch studio for Storefront, DNA (designers+artists)'s one-stop holiday pop-up shop. From the sponsored Argo Tea (which, in my opinion, one-up Peet's Hibiscus tea) the vintage frocks, to the handmade goodness; it was a fun event enjoyed by many. If you had a chance to stop by, gratzi, if not, you've missed out! Until next time!

Merry Christmas Eve folks! Have a good one spending it with the ones you love.

P.S. Don't forget to enter the Jewelmint Giveaway before you ring in the New Years!
December 21, 2011


For those procrastinators out there, I included, who have not yet finished, or even started, their holiday shopping, I have great news for you. Stylemint and Jewelmint have e-gift cards now, perfect for those last minute presents because:
A. No need to worry about shipping because email > snail mail, and they are delivered immediately.
B. It gives your recipient the freedom to chose ANY item they wish! Bye bye gift receipts!

As if the Olsen-approved tees and "as seen on Kate Bosworth" jewelry aren't enough to persuade you to send these gift cards to everyone you know, the more YOU gift, the more YOU get as well! HOW? From now until the 24th, every gift card you give will earn you credits and enter you into winning some sweet prizes like a Kindle, a year's worth of Stylemint and/or a year's worth of Jewelmint. It's a win-win situation, the good, and only, kind of situation I can dig!

Because it is the season of giving, Jewelmint and I have teamed up to bring you the first giveaway on ze blog! One lucky reader will be able to get their hands on a great arm candy addition.

I introduce to you the Arabian Nights Bracelet. Simplistic and dainty in design yet undeniably eye-catching, it adds just the right amount of glitzy glam to ANY outfit! Sneakily sexy and sultry, The Arabian Nights Bracelet, inspired by traditional Indian jewelry design, practically embodies Jasmine's aura in a wrist ornament. This is the one piece I'm currently head-over-heels coveting right now.

To enter:
1. Follow through GFC and/or Bloglovin (+1 if you do both)
2. Follow me on Twitter: @Yandseamless
3. Comment below with your email

For extra entries (+1 for each):
1. Tweet about the giveaway, an example can be: "Just entered the @yandseamless & @jewelmint giveaway! Enter before 12/31!"
2. Like Jewelmint on FB
3. Like Stylemint on FB

Giveaway will run until December 31st, 11:59 p.m. PST! A great way to end the holiday cheer and start your 2012 with a new friend for your wrist!

12/1: The giveaway winner is Abegail Abundo! Congrats!
December 20, 2011


{photo credit: Rosa}
{thrifted leopard coat, Roxy black crop top, BDG red high waisted jeans, black wedges, 
gifted Kimchi Blue crossbody bag, borrowed Jewelmint Pomander necklace}

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa la la la laaaa la la la la! Or, better yet, deck the halls with recycled clothing a la Crossroads, that's the kind of holiday joy I'm into. I'm just going to say it, it's completely true, there is no party quite like a Crossroads Trading Co. party! The guests are so nicely dressed, the photo ops a plenty and the entertainment, aka the clothing, is icing on the scrumptious cake! The gals (Kathleen, Sherrie, Chanda, and Rosa) and I braved the crazy winter winds and made our way over to the Crossroads Pop-Up and scored some awesome brands at Walmart prices; can't wait to share them with you lovelies once I finally give in and do my overflowing laundry. A night out with these girlies is always a great night, the amount of laughter was breathtaking, literally. Can't believe that my favvvvorite partner-in-crime, Sherrie, is going off on her Italiana adventures abroad during her very last semester. Sad. It'll never be the same without you, THAT SHIT CRAY! (just for you <3)

I wore a little bit of everything, like per use. My new high waisted pants I scored for $15 at Urban Outfitter's Black Friday frenzy, was way too good of a deal to pass up! My short legs needed some compensation and my $30 wedges from A'GACI did just the right trick. Throw on my A. BYER children's leopard coat and my Roxy crop tank, along with my Kimchi Blue bag and roomie's Jewelmint Pomander necklace, and VOILA! an outfit is born. Something kind of kooky, kind of silly, and it all sort of works.
December 12, 2011


What I Want for Christmas...

It's finals week. Amidst my stress-eating, procrastinating, and sleeping, I made this festive Polyvore set  for Santa Claus, or a rich sugar daddy, whoever can deliver. 2011 has been a great year full of moments that I can never nor will ever want to forget, I can only wish the same for 2012, with one teeny little change. I would love to increase my wardrobe by welcoming more neutrals, leather, metallics, neon and fur, more Acne, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, J. Brand, House of Harlow, and more! Ohh la la much? A girl can dream and dream and dream, can't she? For the love of Rudolph, Christmas lights and peppermint mochas, I am keeping my fingers indefinitely crossed for a Satorialist Christmas.
December 7, 2011


{photo credit: Rosa}
{blue jacket via Taiwan, borrowed oversized H&M striped shirt, 
vintage crochet shrug, Old Navy jeggings, vintage leather 'seahorse' bag, 
Dolce Vita Jamison booties, f21 dreamcatcher necklace, H&M circle scarf}

Procrastinating, as per use, I'm currently trying to deflect my studying for just a while longer. Utilizing Dead Week, to it's fullest, I am currently listening/singing along to Hold On by Wilson Phillips (Harold & Kumar, anyone?) on repeat, an obvious better use of my time than attempting to re-type and memorize 89 terms or start the 3 papers that stand between me and winter break. All I can say is, LE SIGH.

This outfit is the epitome of thrown-on, I literally piled on everything I have in my room in order to keep warm from the freakish Berkeley winds. Never prepared for the weather, I, Anisa Young, have to make do. And in doing so, I am reduced to wearing the content of my whole closet. A cross between hobo/boho/gypsy, I present to you, a whole new genre of style; gypsy a la mode, served just to your liking.

My friend, Rosa is the photographer behind this set, she is definitely one of those who would rather stay behind the cameras than be in front (don't they all?). Can you blame her? Her photos are seriously amazing! Even so, her style is always spot-on and impeccable, be sure to check out her blog!
December 1, 2011


Where in the world did November go? The first of December took me by surprise, but it's a wonderful surprise I can welcome with open arms. Why? With December, comes the promise of a new year. New years is always a day full of promise, change and hope; it's a lovely wake up from the previous year and a day for us to reevaluate what is important to us now

I l-o-v-e November. Always have and probably always will. Maybe it has to do with me being a November baby, maybe because this is when the trees start shedding their leaves, either way, I love it so. Just wanted to share a few rando (random+photos=randos) that never made it onto the blog but so should have.

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