Discovery of Romance / Finding True Love Episode 2 Review Kdrama Fashion
I admit, I didn’t have high hopes for this drama. But man, did that first episode deliver! Kang Tae Ha and Han Yeo Reum’s paths cross after their bitter break up five years ago.
Somehow, Han Yeo Reum found herself in Kang Tae Ha’s bed. She had to lie to Nam Ha Jin about her whereabouts. It’s her birthday and from the previous episode, Ha Jin wants to propose to her already.
After giving the bunny a bath and them being drenched in water, Yeo Reum doesn’t recall what happened next anymore. Kang Tae Ha doesn’t enlighten her though and tortures her with it. He doesn’t want to say anything as this might put her in a more difficult position, considering she has a boyfriend and all.
If Yeo Reum makes a habit of sleeping in other people’s homes, we’ll have to be contented with seeing her in her previous day clothes. Lol.
Having caught her lie, Nam Ha Jin was restless all throughout the preparation of Yeo Reum’s birthday. He used his phone to check Ha Jin’s whereabouts. It seems like technology is bringing out everyone’s inner stalker tendencies.
Yeo Reum made it to her birthday sans Ha Jin, who had to go to work. She told her friends where she slept and asked Joon Ho to cover for her to Ha Jin.
I’m assuming this is Yeo Reum’s dad?
Ha Jin and Joon Ho were still discussing Yeo Reum when An Ah Rim barged in. She’s mad at Joon Ho. Because of him, she’s out of a job. Joon Ho apparently has been complaining about her delivery services.
An Ah Rim is dressed casually in a slogan boxy shirt and a pair of distressed jeans.
An Ah Rim’s Shirt is from:
ZOOC Slogan Shirt
Nam Ha Jin noticed the scar on An Ah Rim’s hand. It’s the scar he has been looking for! He asked her what her name is and when she answered, he puts on a mysterious facial expression.
After her birthday, Yeo Reum and Ha Jin still haven’t talked. And with the lack of communication of Ha Jin’s part, Yeo Reum is worried he might no longer be interested. But after Do Joon Ho’s prodding, Ha Jin relented and showed up at Yeo Reum’s studio.
They went out for dinner. Ha Jin isn’t the type to let Yeo Reum get away with what happened on her birthday. So he asked again, what really happened? Yeo Reum finally told him the truth – that she switched phones with the guy at the hotel, she got drunk at her sister’s place, met the guy and ended up sleeping in his place. But nothing happened, she reiterated.
Ha Jin grits his teeth and scolds her for not calling him when she’s drunk. Yeo Reum didn’t call him because she knows Ha Jin doesn’t like it when she’s drunk. Ha Jin said it’s because she becomes agreeable when she’s drunk. Yeo Reum chews on this and says what Ha Jin has probably been thinking this whole time: that she’s easy when she’s drunk.
She walked out, as is her specialty, and Ha Jin went after her. She doesn’t want to talk, she’s still too angry about the insinuation. So Ha Jin gave her his wallet, knowing she doesn’t have enough to grab herself a taxi.
I’m actually a fan of Yeo Reum’s style. She mixes up casual shirts with dressier midi skirts effortlessly. In this outfit, for instance, the green skirt actually looked so cute with that grey shirt.
Kang Tae Ha has been taking good care of the bunny. He even took it to the vet, who said he shouldn’t give the bunny a bath.
Tae Ha’s dressed up in a basic white shirt. The outfit still looks interesting with that unisex cardigan.
KUHO Basic Fit Foil Print T-Shirt, 90,000 Won
Her bag is from Marni and her bracelet is from Francis K.
So Kang Tae Ha regaled him with a recounting of that night. After giving the bunny a bath, she passed out so he put her on the sofa (he actually put her on his bed, even covered her gently). “What happened to my clothes?”, Yeo Reum asked, “how did they dry off so quickly?”. Tae Ha said he just hung them up to dry but in reality, he ironed them carefully.
Tae Ha has been sweet to her that night but clearly doesn’t want to let Yeo Reum know.
They’re both speaking to that invisible someone again, each recounting past grievances – from chicken breasts to squid tentacles. Lol. They have so much pent-up anger from their 10 years together.
This cool off thing is also taking its toll on Nam Ha Jin.
How cute is Yeo Reum’s boxy top?
Get Han Yeo Reum’s Shirt:
KUHO Basic Fit Embo Print T-Shirt, 90,000 Won
During his recounting of their past, Tae Ha opens up a wooden box. It’s full of the polaroids they took when they were still together. He showed the camera the first photo he took of Yeo Reum.
Kang Tae Ha’s Sweater is from:
System Homme Stripe Sweater
It was taken at the train where they first met. He accidentally snapped a photo of her. Turned out Tae Ha’s seat was right next to her. She warned him about the couple they are seated right across with who are fighting. They’re none other than Joon Ho and Yoon Sol.
They talked in the snack corner of the train instead. They seem to have a lot of things in common. They’re both into building things. They seem to have a shared love for woodwork. Right then and there, Yeo Reum fell in love.
Get Han Yeo Reum’s Cardigan:
Oilily Cardigan, 181,480 Won
Her smock dress is from Eight Seconds but I think it’s sold out already.
Fast forward ten years later, their relationship has simmered down a bit. What really happened during their last trip together was this: Yeo Reum was trying to engage Tae Ha in a conversation but the latter seems to be occupied. And from Yeo Reum’s reaction, he seems to be occupied a lot as of late.
It’s the indifference that hurt Yeo Reum, prompting her to issue a break up to Tae Ha.
We also see that Tae Ha did try to stop the break up. He went after Yeo Reum and pleaded with her to cut him some slack. Surely, their relationship should be slowing down by now, he said.
Yeo Reum also tried to get back with him. After the train incident, she tried calling him multiple times but to no avail. She regretted the break up and told Tae Ha as much in her voice messages.
Tae Ha, on the other hand, was caught up with work and had very little time for everything else. He didn’t bother to reply to Yeo Reum’s messages though, which explains her antagonism towards him.
Get Han Yeo Reum’s Bag:
Razz Mazz Denim Pattern Bag, 40,000 Won
I love this drop-waisted yellow dress! Wearing it with that green bag and gold-accented shoes is also an inspired thing.
Despite telling Ha Jin not to contact her yet, Yeo Rim still went to his apartment to clean his place up. The place is definitely in dire need of cleaning up.
Her dress is from a brand called Essential.
When Ha Jin got back from work, the place has been righted. He found Yeo Reum hiding in his closet. They patched things up.
That brought Yeo Reum’s high spirit back. Joon Ho commented on how dating can make a fool out of a girl, especially someone he knows (Yoon Sol). Yoon Sol said she’s no longer that girl ever since she met this guy.
But this guy, who she thought she’s been dating all this time, actually just considers her a friend. Just a friend.
So Yoon Sol cries her heart out while Yeo Reum and Joon Ho look on.
Yeo Reum’s sporting matching shirt and shorts.
Gen Han Yeo Reum’s Shirt:
Lucky Chouette Pierrot Star Jacquard Pullover, 248,000 Won
Lucky Chouette Pierrot Star Jacquard Shorts, 198,000 Won
Tae Ha’s holding a meeting for an upcoming project but he isn’t at all pleased with what his team came up with. His mood changes when he sees a proposed wood artisan for the project – it’s Yeo Reum’s furniture shop! Without further ado, he approves, his good mood restored.
Perhaps because they’re into building and art that I can’t quite put Yeo Reum and Tae Ha’s styles into a niche. Just when I was expecting Tae Ha to be all button down tops and slacks, he comes to Yeo Reum’s shop in a bomber jacket. lol.
They didn’t waste time proposing the project. Yoon Sol wanted to go with it. They needed the money. Yeo Reum is also in desperate need of the money. But she disagreed, for obvious reasons. So Yoon Sol took Jung Mok aside so Yeo Reum and Tae Ha can talk.
Tae Ha asked Yeo Reum to sit. She wasted no time telling him why she can’t go with the project. She still gets upset when she sees him. He pulls her seat towards him and corners her. “Will you choose me if I tell you to break up with him?”.
Kyaa! I bet Yeo Reum would be hard-pressed not to say yes to that!
Han Yeo Reum’s shirt is from H: Connect, by the way.