Sep 4, 2016

Summer bardot

Bardot or "off the shoulder" tops were everywhere this summer. I had a love-hate relationship with them. On one hand, I never had to wear a bra - it was the most comfortable thing ever - because that flap (which isn't on all bardot tops) covered my chest really well. On the other hand, I felt kind of naked because I'm a t-shirt and leggings kind of gal and with off the shoulder tops, so much skin is exposed! One gust of wind and oops, a stranger might have seen too much. A friend of mine also noted that she felt like they wouldn't stay up (for smaller chested women).  
What's your opinion?

3 Days in Philly

My boyfriend and I went to Philly with another couple for three days. We took wayy too many photos at Elfreth's Alley, a picturesque residential street from colonial times, and at the Philly Magic Gardens. Our poor boyfriends are blessed to have us. I think we took pictures for 3 hours in total LOL. Besides that, Philly was a small, very walkable city - a nice change from the fast pace city of NYC. 
On another note - those Adidas classics sneakers are everywhere this summer. As a kid, I had a friend who always wore them. I thought they were hideous. Now, I think they are so cute! But too basic. Luckily, I randomly found these slip on Adidas classic-esque sneakers. They are a fun play on the classics and I've only seen two other people wear these. They have a black/white version too - my cousin said it looks better,
What do you think?

Feb 21, 2016

To warmer days ahead

Hello! Its been a while. In the time I've been not blogging, it has been excruciatingly cold in New York City, just in time for fashion week. Now that it has heated back up to an abnormally warm February, I felt inspired to start doing fashion posts again and doing things for ME, not for other people. My style has evolved a lot since I've last posted about fashion. I like to think I've matured and taken on a more minimalistic approach.

I have been so out of the swing of blogging and fashion photography that I forgot to show the shoes!! AH, you'll just have to wait until the next post :)

Coat - a little shop in the underground malls of Guangzhou, China
Striped shirt - the mens' section of Bershka
Bag - the Philip Lim x Target collaboration

Nov 16, 2015

Oh Parie

Oh Parie, you provided me with the most memorable experiences. From pickpocketing to coughing until I couldn't talk, you sure have pretty buildings to sugarcoat all my bad luck.
Amist the terror of what happened in Paris on Friday, my heart goes out to those who have lost a beloved.

May 13, 2015

Spain Adventures

After not blogging for more than half a year, I think its time to get back in the groove. For the past 5 months, I've been traveling Europe, "studying" abroad, and getting little to no sleep. It's been an adventure of a lifetime and I definitely learned more about myself along the way, matured and evolved as a young adult. Here are some photos from my first leg of the journey in Spain.
 I believe this city was called Aracena. It was built over underground limestone caves which were really cool but we weren't allowed to take photos.
 Spain is known for tapas, which are essentially American appetizers except much cheaper. They are a small portion for people to just snack on or taste while people are getting together to chat or hang out. We went to this Michelin recommended tapas restaurant with THE BEST spanish food I've had in Spain. The picture above won an award.. which is cool.. but I wasn't too fond of it. It was mushroom cake with wine reduction sauce and egg yolk on top. Sure - its pretty! But I'm not the biggest fan of egg yolk and it just tasted too fancy haha. I much prefer street food.
 On the other hand, this same restaurant (called Eslava if you are ever in Seville, Spain) had THE BEST scallops. My friend said she had the best scallops in her life here.
 There are A LOT of Plaza de Espanas in Spain, and above is one of yet many Plaza de Espanas. This one in particular was the one in Seville, my city of residence for 5 weeks.
 A couple of my friends and I took a weekend trip to Barcelonaa *imagine it in a sexy Spanish accent*. Reflecting back on it, it wasn't the best idea visiting in the dead of winter. Sure, we had fun times, but I also had some uncomfortable situations.
 When I was younger, I had a strange obsession with poop. and toilets. Now, at 19 years old.. I still have a strong fascination in poop, and toilets - no shame. This poop, BY FAR, is THE MOST upright, cartoon-like fecal matter I have seen in my life. If you had seen this in real life, you would have been like WOW! Its like the emoji in real life.
 We also took a weekend trip to Lisbon, Portugal. It was a cool city. Some of my other friends who also visited there said that it was a very hip city and I agree. My only dislike was that all the tourist attractions were so far away so I felt like I didn't get to take in the full vibe of the city because as soon as you leave one district and go to another part of town, its a totally new vibe.
 Of course we had to get Portugese egg tarts from Pastries of Belem!
 Since Lisbon is a coastal town, they have amazingly fresh seafood to the point where if they did not catch the fish that day, they would not serve that dish on their menu.
 I went on a short weekend trip to Granada, Spain with a large group of friends. It is a beautifulll city known for its castle and quaint streets. Unfortunately, we went on a cold and rainy weekend so as we were walking up and down the castle (which was huge and beautiful) my feet were soaking wet and freezing.
Overall, Spain was a really cheap country to travel around in. Food, hostels, attractions and transportation were fairly priced and on the inexpensive end. I had a great time, more so because I took Spanish in high school so I had an easier time communicating and understanding street signs and culture. On the other hand, a lot of Spanish food - in day to day non-touristy life - was deep fried and they didn't eat much vegetables. Being Chinese, we like veggies. I had digestion problems to say the least. Lastly, ladies, Spanish men were good looking. If you like bearded, brown hair brown eyed men, you will hit the jackpot. I don't think I will visit Spain again because I feel like I've covered the country but who knows! Maybe I'll come back to visit Barcelona in the summer!