April 16, 2014

OFF DUTY

Dark Red Lipstick c/o Missguided, Hooded Faux Leather Coat c/o Missguided, Faux Leather Bodysuit c/o Missguided, Faux Leather Asymmetrical Skirt c/o Missguided, White Sneakers from H&M

Photos by Micaiah Carter

Just a quick runt through of he highlights of my March and the beginning of April: I found an apartment for next year, got a summer internship at one of my favorite magazines, and got to go home for a couple days during Spring Break! (Although, sadly, I did not seize the opportunity to have In-N-Out burger). Coming back from Spring Break, there was of course a lot of homework to catch up on, but it is shocking to think that my foundation year at Parsons will be over in 4 weeks, and that we will be registering for our fashion design courses in one more week!

I have a new fondness for all things black (faux) leather now, and a general greater appreciation for basic pieces for their versatility and timelessness. Parsons has taught me a lot about sustainability in fashion, especially the value of clothing pieces that are not tossed aside after only one or two wears because they quickly go out of style. The lipstick, coat, bodysuit (which I've worn as a top), and skirt in this look are all from the store Missguided. Be sure to check out their store as they have a lot of versatile pieces! I'd also like to thank Micaiah for taking these awesome outfit photos for me; he was actually one of the bloggers that Tumblr send to NYFW this past Spring so definitely take the time to check out his blog here as well!

March 13, 2014

A NEW YORK MINUTE

Supermodel Snapback c/o NYLON Shop, Open Back Top from Forever 21,  Draped Jersey Skirt from Forever 21, 
Chunky Gladiator Heels c/o MIA Shoes

Photos by Zhi Wei

This past weekend, Zhi and I headed to Tompkins Square Park for a photoshoot before going to the Fusion Fashion Show, a competition between the top 15 freshman and sophomore designers from both Parsons and FIT. Although I did not apply for the show this year, I'm planning to apply during my sophomore year and hope I will have the chance to be a part of the show! It was really inspiring seeing all the student work and it made me even more motivated for my fashion design studies next year.

The Supermodel snapback I'm wearing in this look was actually gifted to me by Nylon as they are launching their new online shop, which is stocked full of fun and edgy pieces. I love the bit of attitude this snapback has, and it looks great when matched with red lips. Both the top and draped skirt I am wearing are from Forever 21, and the gladiator heels are from MIA Shoes! 

There's one more week before Spring Break, and I can't wait to finally go home again and see my friends and family there (and also fulfill my long withstanding craving for In-N-Out burger)!

February 28, 2014

XO


Mesh Beanie c/o Choies, NYX Fuchsia Lipstick c/o Lulu*s, Bodycon Dress with Slit c/o Lulu*s,
Black Crossbody Bag c/o Lulu*s, Black Stockings c/o Romwe, Lace Up Wedges (Similar) from White Mountain

Photos by Zhi Wei


Moving to New York has taught me a lot about dressing in a way that's not only stylish, but also practical and comfortable. Back home in California, it was easy to just throw on whatever I pleased because of the year round mild weather and the fact that I didn't walk to and back from school each day. Now I've learned that it's not just about looking good, but feeling good too. Nobody wants to show up to class being cold and in a state of physical discomfort, that's for sure.

This outfit not only kept me warm and comfortable, but was also edgy enough for my taste! My bodycon dress, crossbody bag, and fuchsia lipstick are all pieces from Lulu*s I got recently. This dress will certainly become a staple in my wardrobe as it's black, easy to style, and has a surprise twist with the cutout at the bottom. The bag is a great size for carrying my folders and supplies to class, and the lipstick is sure to brighten up any morning as I rush to get ready for class! I was also very excited to sport my mesh beanie from Choies––it adds such a romantic element to a normally grungy piece.

I'm also running an Instagram giveaway with Kendall from Galore Beneath the Stars where one of our followers will win a $100 giftcard to Lulu*s! It is open internationally and ends in 10 days on March 8th. I hope you all will check it out here and enter! :)