You Know I Dream in Color - Hapa Time

You Know I Dream in Color

Sunday, February 05, 2012

One of my favorite things to do, that has nothing to do with my title or outfit, is to drive with the windows down and the heater on full blast with some great music. It is an amazing feeling, to have the fresh air in your face and the heat from your heater keeping you warm. Try it :) I would like to add, using the heater doesn't waste gas.
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new cardigan - Forever 21, tank - Wet Seal, shorts - Forever 21, shoes - Aldo, bracelet - Mom, purse - Aldo, necklace - Forever 21


I love color. I know I don't always wear a lot of color, and if anything, one color at a time, but when it comes to art, my paintings are rich with color. Portraits drawn in pencil and charcoal, not so much (speaking of which I have some portraits in the works and will show you them soon!). I took an animation class a few years ago, just to dabble in the concept of changing my college major of Advertising to Illustration, and alas, that was the end of that. We weren't allowed to use ANY color for 4.5 months, (it was semester system) and I just about died. This is supposedly how beginners practice animation, but that on top of drawing the same thing over and over and over, no way Jose, not for me! 

I was drawn to this cardigan because of the beautiful greenish turquoise. Just stunning, even under the fluorescent lights of the Forever 21 store. The shorts are a bit big, as I bought them back when I weighed 10 lbs more, but I love the buttons and bow detailing :)  

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62 comments

  1. I prefer the sunny photos :)
    I've never tried the heater/cool air effect before...aha, sounds interesting!
    Also, sooo jealous of your warm weather...I'm sooo ready to break out my shorts!
    You look gorgeous in that teal color cardigan. Adore that lace detail on it <3
    Great necklace too!

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  2. I prefer the sunny photos too! They came out really well.. :)
    I love the lace cardi! The color is so pretty..! You look great!

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  3. Another beautiful outfit! YOU LOOK STUNNING!
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  4. Its sadly freezing in Europe..:/ so driving down with open windows is impossible..:D

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  5. Great outfit! Love the colours together!

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  6. I know I repeat myself a lot, but you are seriously so gorgeous! I adore your lace cardigan it's amazing!
    xoxo

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  7. both looks grt but the sunny ones are more better..love ur look

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  8. I love all of your outfits ♥

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  9. It's so cold in Europe that it hurts a little to look at these sunny pictures.. But You look great and your cardigan is adorable :)

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  10. i love your lace cardigan !!!!!
    the cardigan make it perfect with the color ;)

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  11. i'll try to do what you explain when the weather will be better¡¡¡

    nice outfit and beautiful necklace

    i'm very enthusiast waiting you show your own paintings, i like to paint too, specially with a lot of colours too¡¡¡

    kisses from spain

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  12. Requeteguapa,sobre todo los zapatos y los shorts me han encantado!!

    kissss!!

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  13. Cute jacket!
    I wish I could wear shorts, but it's very cold right now!
    Looking great, dear! <3

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  14. Jesss, why are you so gorgeous?! :D
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  15. love your cardi!

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  16. You look gorgeous, it looks so beautiful there and I love your sweet lace cardigan

    xo Gillie

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  17. hiii
    you look gorgeous
    Blue is a very beautiful color was great to you in
    was beautiful photos
    sabrina
    : D
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  18. Very pretty! I love the lace top and your shoes so much!!

    I will have to try out the heater/windows down. I didn't know that doesn't waste gas!

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  19. I prefer the sunny photos with nice background in comparison to a white plain wall! HAHA =p

    Awesome outfit as always =)

    & I casted a vote for you already for your dad's dream trip!

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    I love your blog, you got style and you are such a pretty girl.
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  21. Aww that lace cardigan looks lovely on you pretty girl! Xo

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  22. love your outfits and you are so pretty :)

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  23. love the outfit
    n u look gorgeouss!
    wanna fan each other? :)

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  24. wow amazing look
    love your cardi so much :)

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  25. ure so sexy and stunning!!
    so glad i came across ur blog! following u nw hun xoxox

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  26. you are so beautiful and you also have a great body! :o:*

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  27. very nice look, you are so pretty!!

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  28. I prefer the pictures in the sun, but you are beautiful at all.
    The jacket I entanta. I think this is one of my favorite outfits!
    :) kisses

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  29. Hi, really nice blog! :) you’re so stylish!
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  30. Great blog. You look so trendy. I am your newest follower. I'd be glad if you follow me back at http://beauty-hive.blogspot.com. Tnx!

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  31. Hey Jess, thank you for commenting on my blog about the MMU but for some reason, the comment's not there now! LOL

    But anyways, I think it's good for oily skin too if you apply primer and finishing powder. You can always drop by a MN studio to do a makeover first.

    & another vote for your dad's trip as I really hope he can go too! ;)

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  32. thanks for visiting in my blog :)

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  33. great color mix with the turquoise lace paired with the gold bracelet and golden/beige shorts! great artistic eye! ;)

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    1. thanks Nieszka! and hey I think you're the only one that doesn't have a blog for me to comment back on haha :)

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  34. I love the color of the lace cardigan! And your shorts are super cute.

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  35. Love the cover up!! You are so pretty :) Im following you now!

    Thank you for the birthday greeting by the way! Really appreciated it <3

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  37. I also like the sunny photos :) sunshine..miss it!

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    1. me too! today was so gloomy!! plus its supposed to rain soon :(

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  38. you look amazingly beautiful.. and i love your header btw..what exactly is HAPATIME?

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  39. I do love your lace cardigan. It's so cute! I don't own anything in that color yet, I guess.

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  40. i love you style is so chic!!! i stay here!! if you want check my blog, i will love if you decide join it! xoxo

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  41. You're always so pretty and i love all your outfits :)

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  42. Love the short, I need a similar one. I preferred the sunny pics instead the pics on the white wall :)

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  43. Gorgeous! Love this teal color on you!

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  44. You look so beautiful, those shorts look amazing on you!

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  45. hi Jess already receiving and reading your respond.. :D
    i hv 2 blogs anyway.. my personal blog and the other is my family project ( about food )

    and you wrote that at my 2 blogs.. thank u.. :D

    hv a good day.. Greeting from Indonesia!

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  46. i love the lace cardigan and shorts <3

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  47. Hello Jess <3
    Also my daughter said you are so beautiful <3<3<3
    We love you both <3
    Your´s Kingha

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  48. Love the color scheme.. Love the heels! :)


    Xo,
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  49. you look super gorgeous!! i really love your shorts too!


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  50. dear, i really love your style! following you!
    check out my blog whenever you can!

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    xx, i.

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  51. oh girl you hair looks so much better when curled, i mean curvy wavy hair looks fab on you i even put it under "PPL hair category" (Pretty little liars hair-dahhh i love their hairstyles). and your make upppppppp killing me. i need a make up tutorial i've said it before.

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  52. oh by the way i am off to vote for your dad, if i can still vote! i think he deserves it

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  53. I used to drive around Beltway 8 in Houston with high speed and music blasting in my Honda Accord. Now that I'm back in INdonesia, cannot do that anymore, traffic jam all the time!
    Btw, the cardigan is gorgeous with its unusual color.

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  54. i love that you mentioned heat on, windows down, wind blowing in your face, music blasting car fun. i love doing that and haven't heard anyone else mention it :]

    jen
    www.fauxtreschic.blogspot.com

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