Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kisses Make Me Happy.

I am currently reading "Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell and this outfit is a bit of a tribute to its awesomeness: the feelings of first kisses that you don't want to end, the great music of the 80's, and the old schoolness of walkmans and boomboxes. I hope you like it. :)

fuzzy black sweater with kiss marks from Rose Gal / grey animal print pants from Forever 21 / suede sneaker wedges from Promod

Honestly speaking, there are very few things in this world that make me grinning-to-my-ears-until-I-look-stupid happy: Family Mart green tea twirls, witnessing Josue fanboy over NBA players, hearing Syrena mindlessly singing Incubus songs, having genuinely geeky conversations, and kissing. Boy, do I love kissing!

I would instantly give up green tea twirls, Starbucks and all of my shoes if it meant getting a really good kiss every day. Seriously.

Bring a tight hug into the mix and BOOM. I melt.

purple contact lenses from Dull to Doll / dinosaur claw ring and boom box ring from Bangkok

One of the best things that I love about "Eleanor & Park" is how much I can relate to the music in the book, the struggles of running out of batteries in a walkman and the cute yet cannibalistic feelings that Eleanor feels whenever she sees Park.

Here's one of my favorite snippets from the book:

Don't bite his face, Eleanor told herself. It's disturbing and needy and never happens on situation comedies or movies that end with big kisses.
I'm sorry about yesterday, she said.
He hung onto his straps and shrugged. "Yesterday happens."
God, it's like he wanted her to eat his face clean off.

Although I haven't finished reading the book yet, it's safe to say that I am loving it so far. I love how simple it is yet has the power to make me feel giddy, happy and understood at the same time, what with its quotable quotes and music and movie references - things that a lot of people, especially young adults in this generation, might not full understand or appreciate without a brief pop culture history lesson anyway. Lol.

Overall, if "Eleanor & Park" were a guy, it would be the perfect boyfriend for me. On that note, I really hope I like the ending. It's one thing not to have relationships work out; but to have books not work out? That's even worse.