Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wherever the Wind Blows


Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I last wrote (two years to be exact). I hope that you've been doing well since the last time you've read my content. If you're currently in school, I hope that you're doing well in you academics. If you have a job, I hope that you're growing in experience and feeling challenged in your skills (but not to the point where you feel stressed). I also hope that you're overall at a good place in life.

Since the last time I wrote, I've learned a lot through the adventures I've been so blessed to go on as well as the challenges I've faced. I became a resident assistant, then I studied abroad the next semester. I left the United States for the first time after immigrating here from China and saw the world along with all the beautiful things that it has to offer. I feel humbled to even have the privilege to have experienced such an amazing thing.

Throughout these experiences and changes, I've realized that the only thing that's constant is change. In this journey of discovering myself, I sometimes can't tell if I'm losing myself or discovering parts of myself that I've never noticed before. Some days I feel like I've come a long way, and other days I question why I can't do better. Regardless, it's with the support of my friends (who are like my family) that I feel stable and centered.

Okay, that's enough of me reflecting upon life and being sentimental- let's move onto the outfit! 




This outfit to me gives off a chic, urban, and grungy vibe <- basically my go-to styles. The neon orange beanie and fishnets are fun and spunky while the structured jacket, gold detailed belt, black booties, and turtleneck cleans up the look and makes it look more polished. 



This scarf along with the fishnets gives this outfit some texture as well as added warmth. 



If you ever have the opportunity to visit Brussels, I definitely recommend visiting a thrift shop called Melting Pot Kilo, they charge all their items by weight. I purchased a bunch of stylish pieces (including this fire jacket) for about 30+ euros! It was amazinggg. Shoutout to my girl Susan for taking us there. You really blessed us. :')

Photographed by Bryan Sison

Beanie & belt: H&M
Jacket: thrifted from Melting Pot Kilo (Brussels, Belgium) 
Turtleneck: Hollister
Mom jeans: Pacsun
Booties: Zara
Scarf: Express


Thank you for reading! Love you guys! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Noir


In my group of friends, I am notoriously known for wearing black all the time. Whether it be for a celebration, a formal event, dance practice, or just a casual day of hanging out. Black is my go to, it's the color I feel most comfortable and confident in, which is why I wear it excessively. I usually end up wearing black from head to toe... like literally head to toe because my hair is black too. I know that an all black outfit could look lazy or like it wasn't carefully put together, but wearing all black doesn't have to look boring or like effort was not put into it. When it comes to putting together an all black outfit, the key is to focus on texture. I will demonstrate and explain how I put together the all black outfit for this post and hopefully it will be of some use to you guys!

  

For the outfit I am wearing, both the polka dotted stockings and the sleeves of my top give off a soft and dainty vibe because they're thin & see-through. Nylon and lace always make my outfits a bit more girly, which is nice to wear on occasion, but if you know me, you know that I'm not much of a dainty person. I prefer to toughen up the look and to do so in this case, I added additional layers by putting on a pair of shorts from Zara that are very thick and structured. Lastly, I threw on my suede vest as a cherry on top. 


If you prefer a softer look, you could replace the shorts and wear a skirt made mostly of cotton that hugs your body just right. Also, instead of wearing pleather booties with a thick heel, try suede booties with a thinner heel for a more sophisticated look.


To accessorize this look, I put on a pair of black and gold earrings (that you can't really see in these photos), my every day watch, a gold friendship bracelet from my bestie, then I stepped right into my heeled booties.


Photographed by Cecille Weinstein

Charlotte Russe: Top | Zara: Shorts | Topshop: Booties | Kate Spade: Bracelet | Cross Roads: Vest | Casio: Watch

Hope you're all having a lovely New Year! 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Denim x Denim


A winter inevitability: messy, tangled hair that looks like a it's been through a tornado. Most of it should be wrapped around a scarf and as the day goes on, clusters of strands gradually fall out of the loosely worn garment.


Everything I'm wearing here are staples to my closet. It's nothing fancy, but it says a lot about my preferred style this winter (straight up raggedy and lazy).



I recently got this scarf because I wanted to add some color into my wardrobe and I loved the extent of its saturation. Hopefully it won't fade away after a few washes cause it definitely won't feel the same without the richness of its color.



I pretty much wear these booties everyday, everywhere, to every occasion.



This watch too.



It grasped my attention because it was gender neutral according to Amazon. It's perfect for a girl who doesn't always dress feminine.



 Photographed by Ariel Leung (IG)

Who A.U: Sherpa Lined Denim Jacket & Scarf | Uniqlo: Denim Legging Pants | Casio: Watch | Old Navy: Moto Ankle Boot

Love you guys, please stay warm. 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

COMME BALDE x NYDIA


As a girl who finds so much joy and hope in fashion, it is always an inspiration to watch how others demonstrate their love for fashion as well. My friend Thierno is among one the people who have amazed me throughout the times we've interacted. The mere observation of his hard work and dedication is enough to motivate even the laziest person. He's a student from my college who hit me up on Instagram to discuss a collaboration (this shoot is it!), and I've been keeping updated with his collections ever since. He started his own fashion line at the age of 17 after working his first job at SoHo. Since then, he's been creating pieces that gears towards millennials. Watching him strive for success motivates me to keep on going and to try harder everything I do.


I can't stress it enough how his patchwork game is sooo point. Now, this crew neck is from his Spring 2015 collection. Check out his updated lookbook to see what's new. 
Thierno, I am really proud of  everything you've accomplished throughout the years. You've worked hard to get to where you are now, and you deserve the recognition. Keep doin' you!

Photographed by Thierno Baldé
Top: Comme BaldéSkirt: H&M | Booties: Steve Madden

Friday, November 6, 2015

Faux Foliage


As soon as Phil and I found time to shoot, I immediately grabbed the newest, flashiest item from my tiny little dorm sized closet. When will I ever get to wear it if I don't wear it now?
I felt so luxurious in this vest, but it's definitely not something a college student could wear on a daily basis. Imagine walking into class with a faux fur vest, a gold chain, and heeled booties. Oh boy. My mom would yell "are you in college to get an education or to dress up?!"


I softened the look up with a white sweater and a flared pleather skirt.





I know, I know.. I always wear this bag. I would've preferred to wear another one with this look but there aren't many options for me to choose from, so this did the job!

Photographed by Philip Warp (IG)
Faux Fur Vest: H&M | White Sweater: H&M (similar) | Pleather Skirt: H&M (similar) | Chain: H&M | Boots: Steve Madden | Thigh-high Socks: GoJane | Handbag: Forever 21

You know you're a broke college student when everything you own is either from H&M or Forever 21. It's okay though- being financially limited gives you more opportunities to be more creative with your outfits. ;)