Monday, May 20, 2013


Credits to E. Chen Photography
Note: I cropped out friends to protect their identities, then compiled them into this one image.

Some of the many narcissistic photos of the night. More to come soon!

Attempted to dress according to the 1920s/Great Gatsby-esque theme.


Top: Old Navy || Blazer: local flea market || Shorts: gift || Watch: Fossil || Gladiator sandals: Nordstrom Rack

May 17, 2013 - Outfit inspired by the blazer. Wanted to finally wear my blazer, since I would be wearing it later that night at a banquet, but wanted to keep the look casual for the school day. Kept it simple with a basic color statement tee and scalloped lace shorts. 

Played around with a hairstyle for that night's banquet. The night before, tested out "baby wipes" curls and tried creating an elegant bun to keep with the 1920s/Great Gatsby theme for the banquet. Honestly, I just stuck bobby pins in random places to try to keep my hair up. After biking all day, it somehow kept up, but I did end up with major frizziness. But what can you do, I biked all day.

Lab Coat

Top: Old Navy || Jeggings: Pac Sun || Boots: Madden Girl || Hair bow: DIY || Jewelry: Philippines 

May 16, 2013 - Felt business casual for my internship. 

French Braid

Top: H&M || Shorts: American Eagle Outfitters || Watch: Fossil || Gladiator sandals: Nordstrom Rack

May 15, 2013 - Tested out different heatless curl methods. The day before, I had my hair in a single french braid while my hair was almost dry (so still slightly damp from showering). 

Spring School Day

Top: Cotton On || Boyfriend jeans: Levi's || Gladiator sandals: Nordstrom Rack || Watch: Fossil

May 13, 2013 - Spring school day outfit.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mother Appreciation

Top: vintage || Pants: Levi's || Gladiator sandals: Nordstrom Rack || Watch: Fossil

Warning: spam posts will be coming at ya'll, after being M.I.A. due to my busy college life. 

My super late post on what I wore on the Mother's Day mass at church. Coincidentally, I wore my mom's blouse on this day (just realized this right now, I am just so observant...).

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Pre-Mothers' Day

Top: Charlotte Russe || Overalls: Forever 21 || Tights: American Eagle Outfitters || Purse: Urban Outfitters || High top sneakers: Cotton On (borrowed from sister)

Pre-Mothers' Day Celebration with the parents. Felt classy and fancy eating brunch at such a well-designed restaurant. Of course, I just had to order some smoked salmon. Bagel + cream cheese + smoked salmon = heaven in my mouth.

Parents shared some pizza.

 Dropped off Mom at work, so the night was spent with Dad and Sister. Sis did my hair, since she is a pro at braiding and just hates how my hair is getting longer but I leave it as a mop on my head.

Went out for dinner. Planned on going to a burger place, but saw the line going out the door, and decided to go healthy and eat at the vegan restaurant right next door. Ordered a "crab" cake burger.

Sister had a portobello mushroom burger. She was so surprised that the mushroom WAS the patty.

Dad had a "chicken" wrap.

For dessert, Dad wanted to use his coupon for a free greek yogurt. I could only handle a bite from the sample size (darn my intolerance to lactose), and it was so delicious but I had to savor that one bite or else I would regret it the whole night.

Going home this weekend for Mothers' Day was great. Got to update myself on what's been happening at home and eat out with family. Hope everyone's Mothers' Day was well spent!

Simply Layered and Basic

Top: Ross || Shorts: Cotton On || Cardigan: Old Navy || Gladiator sandals: Nordstrom Rack

Simply layered and basic for a Friday at school.

Layering Textures

Top: Banana Republic || Vest: flea market || Jeggings: Pac Sun

 Played around with textures in this outfit. Crocheted patterns on top of velvety lace. Shall I call this Bohemian-esque?

Classy, Schnazzy, and All That Jazz-y

Top: flea market || Jeggings: Pac Sun || Watch: Target || Boots: Madden Girl || Purse: thrifted 

A statement top like this had to be neutralized with simple pieces like classic skinny jeans and my trusty combat boots. 

Excuse my wannabe hipster pose. Played around with the mirror effect on Photo Booth and as you can see, I had a little too much fun with it.