TUNEAGE: LET'S GET CLOSER (9th Annual Valentine's Day Playlist)

Here it is! The 9th Annual Valentine's Day Playlist!! YAY! i'm not going to lie, this almost didn't happen--mostly because i was feeling a little unmotivated and because my internet is literally a piece of shit. Guess who's going to yell at time warner on Tuesday? Yea.

This year's theme is all about the dance moves--i'm sorry (not sorry) but mostly all of what i listened to last year and the beginning of this year has been nothing but dance and funk tracks--disco here, italo-disco there, nu-disco everywhere. There is nothing wrong with disco! My personal life motto is I DISCO IN THE MORNING AND I ROCK N ROLL AT NIGHT. Give it a try, i bet you won't be disappointed. Oh and don't worry, i threw in a few familiar newbies for ya ;)

I preferably would like you guys to listen to this on 8tracks as there are two songs that are not on Spotify which i feel really complete and add to the playlist. However, if you're on the go, or at work, feel free to listen to the spotify version--it's still good!

Tracklist:  LET'S GET CLOSER

  1. I Feel Love // Donna Summer
  2. Catch Me Tiger // Arabesque (only avail on 8tracks)
  3. Come On Closer // Pineapples (only avail on 8tracks)
  4. I Want Your Love // Chromatics
  5. Strawberry Letter 23 // The Brothers Johnson
  6. Voulez-Vous // ABBA
  7. We Are Explorers // Cut Copy
  8. Feeling Without Touching // Glass Candy
  9. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight // Sylvester
  10. Falling // Welcome Back Sailors
  11. The Greatest // KING
  12. Ring My Bell // Anita Ward
  13. Hands All Over Me // Tamaryn
  14. Rock Your Baby // George McCrae
  15. Desert Rose (War Prayer) // INC.
  16. Lost Souls/Eelings // Trust
  17. Blue Honey // Pop Levi
  18. How Deep Is Your Love // Bee Gees
  19. Share The Night // The Clientele
  20. The Moment // Tame Impala

i'm out. until next year. lol.



TUNEAGE: SONGS FOR PAST LOVES (8th Annual Valentine's Day Playlist)

Happy Valentine’s Day friends! I know i have taken what you may call an online sabbatical, but you really didn’t think i was going to miss out on my annual playlist did you?

This year’s playlist almost didn’t happen. I didn’t have a theme and time was running out until i had a very enlightening conversation last night that led me to this theme about Past Loves. It doesn’t matter if we no longer speak to these people, or if we even hate them, or whatever, it’s all about the fact that they were there and what you felt for them happened. Because no matter what, these people, these experiences have helped shape who we are today whether we like it or not. I have learned over the years to no longer hold any rancor for anyone whom i believed to have had a great romantic impact on my life because at that moment in time, i truly did love them. I learned at least one thing from each and every boy i ever fell in love with, even if with some, it was more of an unrequited love. Each track can be equated to a certain boy—sometimes two tracks! Every time i hear that particular song, it always ties back to a memory of that person. Why should we be slaves to our past and let it have a negative connotation? If it weren’t for a lot of the heartbreak or sorrow i have experienced i would not be the person i am today. Everything is an experience we can learn from, whether good or bad. This playlist is dedicated to the boys of my past, as a thanks for being part of my life. 

I encourage YOU now, to embrace your past, your great loves, including your “mistakes”, and take a moment to think about how they have shaped who you are today. Make a playlist following the same rules and share them with me! Only rules are, the songs have to be in chronological order (last track is where you are now), the song has to always remind you of this person—don’t choose a song that you think is fitting, it just has to be a song that your brain equates with a certain person, and even if you hate that certain song….it must be used. It’s part of the history after all!

Have a fabulous day my loves. 

Tracklist & Spotify playlist linked below. I might do an upload and 8tracks if there’s enough interest. 

8th Annual Valentine’s Day Playlist: 

Songs for Past Loves
  1. Hands Down // Dashboard Confessional
  2. Everlong (acoustic version) // Foo Fighters
  3. Shooting Stars // Ozma
  4. Rest of My Life // Rilo Kiley
  5. Nothing Better // The Postal Service
  6. I Want You to Want Me // Cheap Trick
  7. Uber Legitimate // Mates of State
  8. A Man Like Me // Beulah
  9. Life Effect // Stars
  10. If She Wants Me // Belle & Sebastian
  11. Broken Social Scene // Swimmers
  12. With Arms Outstretched // Rilo Kiley
  13. Digital Love // Daft Punk
  14. Far Away // Cut Copy
  15. Let’s Call It Off // Peter Bjorn & John
  16. My Delirium // Ladyhawke
  17. After All // Sonder Lerche
  18. French Navy // Camera Obscura
  19. Come Saturday // The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  20. (Please) Don’t Break Me // Catwalk
  21. Temptation // New Order


22. Our Deal // Best Coast
23. Over My Head // Fleetwood Mac
24. Magic Man // Heart


(originally posted on tumblr)

short hair - don't care

oh hi so this happened. if you're not up to date on the instagram haps, i cut off my long hair. it just needed to happen. it's getting too hot and long hair is just unmanageable. so last weekend i just decided snip snip was the solution. And honestly, so far, it has been. it's only been hard because i am dying to do cool beach waves but my straight ass asian hair won't have any of it. it just plain refuses to hold a curl! i've tried two sea salt sprays and hair spray (at the same time) and both a flat iron and a curling iron and just nothing. it doesn't help that my bathroom is a sauna so by the time i'm done styling my hair i've sweat the entire style out. if you have any tips for someone with straight asian hair on how to keep a curl, you let a sistah know.

so now to address my absence... i just don't really know what to say. i've had photos piling up for outfit posts, even a few book reviews but honestly, i just havent felt like updating. this whole time i barely even turned on my computer. i spent most of my online time either checking out instagram, lurking facebook updates, and checking my email. that's it. i haven't read a single blog. (sorry friends!). i've just been so ridiculously tired. i was working a full time schedule and it was just draining me. i think soon i'll have more time to relax and catch up on blogs when i go back to a part time schedule. if the train had wifi, i'd be golden with catchin up on blogs. lol jk. in the mornings i like to just close my eyes and listen to music in peace. 

anyway, i hope you've all been well during my absence. i still have photos from longer haired days, so i'll probably run those through since my pal Eileen, who took my photos at work got a cool job elsewhere. i missssss herrrrrr. 

also, sorry for the crappy insta photo. i haven't made use of my camera in a long time. shame on me.

dress: via threadsence (sold out but you can find it at swell too!) 

Ruche Summer Lookbook 2014 + get a 20% coupon code!

guyssssss. i KNOW you've seen the new Ruche lookbook. ISN'T IT SO AWESOME?! so many goodies in this one, guys. just in case you haven't seen it, go check it out here! also, guess what? i have a special 20% off coupon you can use at shopruche.com until July 31st. best part? no exclusions and you can use it as many times as you want! 

i'm trying to win a contest at work* and if you use my personalized code, i get a point! obvi, person with most points wins! only rule: my code cannot land on a coupon site. which explains why i'm asking you to email me instead of just posting the code for the public to see. ;) feel free to email me directly at leeda@atthisvolume.com or you can also use the contact form on here. you can also leave me your email in the comments and i'll email you, whatever! help a sistah out! ^__^

alssssooooo....let me mention that you can also use the same code over at ThreadSence.com! so what are you waiting for!? contact me! we'll all w i n! haha :)

back to the lookbook though...can i just sayyyyy....i think it's awesome they didn't use a professional model for this shoot but rather used photographers. the Kidds work on most of the Ruche lookbooks and i've admired their work for so long i'm so glad they're being featured in the Ruche summer lookbook. they're the freakin cutest and kristin has the best smile! anywayyyy, i have so many favorite items from this lookbook i know my paycheck is going to sufferrrrrr. my top faves are in the first image, but believe me, it was ridiculously hard trying to narrow that down. you should see my wishlist right now, it's a hot mess. sigh.

*if you're new here...yes, i work for Ruche, Inc. No, my posts are not sponsored by Ruche, Inc. I do love Ruche (obvi or else i wouldn't work there silly!) so any time i post any items from Ruche, Inc it's because i truly love the items!

ein hund

am i writing in two days in a row!? don't get used to it! haha. jasssss keeeedin. yesterday was cool, Jenn, Ein & i went to the chili cook-off in tustin but......we left. lol. it was not as cool as we had anticipated, although everything sure did smell amazing! i mean, i don't really know exactly w h a t  we were expecting. the booth to buy the chili tickets was ridiculously hard to find, people were hanging out in the center of the walkway making it difficult to get by and did i mention there were lots of people? i dont regret leaving at all. but i do wish i had eaten a pulled pork sandwich they were selling because damn did it look good!

anyway, we left after ten minutes and then went to get brunch at my fave local place. i promised little Ein a sprinkles cupcake, but we got side tracked by the bunny park. we had a lot of fun running and terrorizing little children. you guys, i've been bitten by the doggy bug, i really really really R E A L L Y  want a doggie. T____T. D wants to get a cardigan corgi, but they're so hard to find. all the ones we have found are all in faraway states and we both feel kind of weird about getting a doggy shipped to us. it just doesn't seem right. annnnnd i really want to adopt a doggy, but D wants a cardigan corgi puppy. i have a feeling once he gets his puppy i'll have the green light to adopt a dog. besides two doggies are better than one! :)

okay back to my monday schedule....of saturday dreamin' ;).

this should be our next easter photo hehe

love that little Ein-bear!

hat: free people | shorts: free people via macys | top: urban outfitters | boots: modern vice via threadsence | jewelry: vintage, vanessa mooney & brooke hill jewelry