One Shirt, Two Looks

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I practically live in button downs like these all year round, and I am always looking for new ways to wear them. I’ve always wanted to do one of these kind of posts, and here I am!

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The first look is more of a cool, cute outfit – perfect for just casual summer days and just hanging out with friends. The mint polka dots on the shorts complement the lime green of the shirt, and although you wouldn’t think of pairing gingham and polka dots, I really like how quirky this combination is.

Top: Loft

Shorts: Target

Belt: Forever 21 (from a dress)

Earrings: Banana Republic

Watch: Fossil

Shoes: Bandolino

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For the second look, I was aiming for a more polished look than the first. These linen pants are light and breathable – ideal for those hot summer nights. I just adore how classy this outfit looks and how unbelievably comfortable it is. I would definitely wear this out to a nice lunch or dinner with my family.

Top: Loft

Pants: J.Crew

Necklace: Mother’s

Earrings: Forever 21

Bracelet: Jewelmint

Shoes: Bandolino

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Subtly Nautical

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After a few weeks of summer, I finally reunited with my friends, Juliet, Leah, Alex, and Spoorthi (well, actually, I see Spoorthi nearly every week ’cause she loves me so much. LOL). We ate too much. We talked about everything (including kpop, I’m obsessed again). We laughed. We cried. We ate some more.  I didn’t get any pictures really of us because we were having too much fun, but trust me, it was a great time complete with singing the classic Disney songs.

Favorite quote of the night: “Kind of gay, but that’s okay. We can’t touch them anyway.” -Juliet (referring to the clothes that kpop guys wear)

Juliet is obviously the most poetic of us all.

This sweater is one of my staple pieces for the summer. It’s so nice to wear out in the heat because of the crochet (?) holes letting air through, so I stay cool all day. The combination of navy and cream is one of my favorite color combinations probably because it’s so easy and neutral. Those black Banana Republic shorts have the coolest white piping. I love the contrast of black and white, and it complements the sweater nicely.

Sweater: Loft

Shorts: Banana Republic

Bag: Banana Republic

Shoes: Bandolino

Earrings: Charming Charlie

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Ode to Ombre

 
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I am not one to wear color all that much, but this sweater is just too cute to pass up. I have been loving the ombre trend recently (have you seen my ombre nails?), and although I won’t go so far to dye my hair ombre, I am embracing this fun trend with this sweater. The coral color pairs well with the khaki of my shorts, and just to tone down all the colors, I wore a dark necklace from Banana Republic. It’s been so hot lately, but this outfit is surprisingly cool and breathes will even in the sweltering summer heat.

Sweater: jcpenney

Shorts: Banana Republic

Necklace: Banana Republic

Earrings: Forever 21

Shoes: Nine West

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Sunshine for Days

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It’s getting to that point in summer where it’s too hot to go out for long periods of time. I all but dragged my brother out of the house to take these pictures for me, and his whining throughout the entire shoot was incessant. We managed to take some pictures before heading back into the house and watching more Netflix streaming (it’s been our favorite past time for the past few days). The next few weeks will be busy, so my posts won’t be as regular as I have been doing. However, please be patient! I will try my best!

I will forever love tucking my shirts. Whether it be the entire shirt or just the front, I love how tailored and clean it looks. This top from Papaya is awkwardly short on me, so tucking it in was a necessity. The combination of the blue of the top with my yellow shorts from Banana Republic is so visually appealing to me, and the little bow earrings from Forever 21 matches the look perfectly.

Top: Papaya

Shorts: Banana Republic

Bag; H&M

Hat: Forever 21

Earrings: Forever 21

Shoes: Bandolino

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He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

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Can you believe that that dress was only $10? Well, believe it. After my shopping adventures with Spoorthi and Grace, I came home with this beauty from Urban Outfitters. The print reminded me of fall because of the darker tones of the flowers (and the stark difference between this and the neon floral prints that everyone and their mother has), but with a few gold accessories and a bright red belt, I think I made it look more summer appropriate. I love this dress, and I can’t wait to style it for the fall as well!

Recently, I’ve been reading, a feat I couldn’t even fathom doing leisurely during the school year. However, I ventured into the public library, scolded my brother to read more, and picked a handful of books that I’ve been slowly indulging in. #nerd I have also been catching up with some shows that my friends, Kevin and Avira, had been pestering me to watch throughout the school year. I ended up finishing Suits (couple of weeks ago) and White Collar (yesterday), and I’m starting to pick up Pretty Little Liars again with the jumpstart of the fourth season. Oh my goodness, Troian Bellisario (actress playing Spencer Hastings) is perfect. I love her and her acting. Perfection. I feel you, gurl. Aria’s new boy toy is cute. Hanna’s mom is sketchy. Ooh, I love this show (even with its seemingly disjointed and sporadic storyline).

Dress: Urban Outfitters

Belt: Forever 21

Necklace: BCBG

Shoes: Elie Tahari

Earrings: Charming Charlie

Bag: Fossil

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Ladies Afternoon

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Shopping with Grace and Spoorthi consists of a whole lot of browsing and breaks for eating. After nearly getting lost, we ventured into Anthropologie, acting like little kids in a candy shop as we touched everything and anything. Leaving empty-handed, we decided to spend our money on macarons and drinks. We had too much fun roaming around Urban Outfitters, reading all the raunchy gag gifts (we’re immature, and we giggled at everything) and rummaging through the sale section. About an hour or so later, we found ourselves back at another sweet coffee shop to enjoy more macarons (they are so addicting, I swear!) before Spoorthi became the photographer for my blog. I am an awkward model, and I am not ashamed. Haha. There are some really silly shots (including one of Grace and I mimicking an advertisement for the shopping center), but they turned out really well. Thanks, Spoorthi! c: Awkward modeling aside, we wound back at a sushi place for a late lunch and then caught the afternoon showing of The Internship. If you haven’t seen it already, you should definitely watch the Internship! It’s such a cute and hilarious movie! I had a great day with these girls. c:

I decided to dress more comfortably today, showing off my fun Banana Republic plaid shorts with the “neutral” tie top from Loft. These two items were steals as I snagged them both in the sale section of their respected factory/outlet shops with extra markdowns. Sweeeeet. I am kind of obsessed with my nails, just an fyi. Grace gave the nail polish to me for a graduation gift (Thank you, Grace!), and I’m thinking about doing Nail of the Day posts in the future. My nails complement the shorts! I am obsessed.

Top: Loft

Shorts: Banana Republic

Earrings: Forever 21

Belt (came with a dress): Forever 21

Shoes: Thrift

Ring: Pandora

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Lions, Tigers, and Parties, Oh my!

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Thank you for everyone who came to my graduation party! There was so much food, sweets, and love. It’s a great moment when your friends, who have never eaten Vietnamese food before, try all the dishes and like them. A big part of my family came down to celebrate my high school graduation, and I thank you all for taking the time to celebrate with me! I had such a great time.

After my own party, I headed over to Spoorthi’s piano recital with Kevin and Grace. Spoorthi is so talented and such a great friend. So perfect. The recital itself was really fun and had delicious Indian food (Oh my goodness, I loved that food). Spoorthi, make me Indian food, please. It was divine.

Dress: Ann Taylor

Necklace: Mom’s

Earrings: Forever 21

Belt: Banana Republic

Shoes: Thrift

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“Bookmark this moment…”

 

“…and turn the page to begin a new chapter.” -Marissa Cummings

I didn’t expect that I would graduate high school so soon. I can still remember in first grade when I thought to myself, “Wow, you’re never getting out of elementary school” (I was a very optimistic child). I remember my first day of high school. The awkward introductions, the unfamiliar faces, the desire to fit in in this sea of unknown… High school was a great experience; a place where I met my best friends, strengthened friendships, and learned a whole lot more than what was presented in the classroom. I will never forget the memories I made in high school, and I thank everyone who I ever encountered in high school because each and every person, whether the encounter was positive or negative, shaped me, bettered me.

To all my dear friends, I will seriously miss you. No one from my high school will be going to my college in the fall, and part of me is really sad about the fact that I won’t be able to bother Leah in Economics, to see Grace fall asleep, to nag at Kevin about everything, to be disgusted at how cute Paul and Marissa are, or even to recite Spongebob with Abi and Ronald. However, I know that although all our paths are diverging, somehow, someday we will all meet again. It may not be next week. It may not be next year. It may not be the year after that. Somehow, someday, we will meet again.

“And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.” – an Old Irish Blessing

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Enough with my sappy feelings and on with the outfit! My mom and I are Ann Taylor addicts. We always browse that store and look at all their look book type advertisements, but we always wait until their sales. The Memorial Day sale was A+! I believe it was 60% off of their clearance section, and man, we took advantage. This dress I wore under my cap and gown was a steal, and I love all of the details. From the tweed texture to the eyelet trims, this shift dress was perfect. I paired everything with simple jewelry and my mini wedge ballet flats (did that phrase even make sense?). I didn’t want to trip on stage, and knowing me, I probably would have.

Graduation itself was pretty chill and a lot longer than I had expected, but I had fun sitting with all people in my row, clapping for my friends and laughing about how some names were butchered. After graduation, I didn’t spend too long taking pictures outside in the sweltering sun, and my family and I rushed to celebrate with my favorite food: Mexican food. Look at that salsa shot. So good.

Dress: Ann Taylor

Earrings: Mom’s

Shoes: Steve Madden Girl (really old)

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This is Ronald Pabello. He wanted to be in my fashion blog. He’s a better model than me.

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My dog, Chibi, wanted to tell you to have a nice day!

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Must Love Polka Dots

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My family and I decided to take a day trip to Fredericksburg, Texas after recommendations from friends and family. With its rustic scenery and cute, small shops, Fredericksburg was so adorable. My family and I had too much fun browsing (as you can see above, I love sales), eating at the local Italian restaurant, and enjoying ice cream (I love ice cream). Such a nice day. The drive into the city was the best part though with the breadth of bluebonnets as far as the eye can see. Of course, I thought it was a perfect photo opportunity, and (although passer-bys thought I was a little crazy,) I had fun. Haha.

All my friends always joke that my wardrobe consists of only two patterns: stripes and polka dots. Guilty, I gravitate towards the two simple prints as probably a good portion of my closet is evidence to it. This dress from Forever 21 is perfect: one of my favorite prints and is a classy silhouette. I was seriously so excited when I found this dress in the store because 1. it’s so hard to find gems in Forever 21 with all the mismatched, misplaced jumble of clothes and 2. it looked so much more expensive than it was.

Dress: Forever 21

Earrings: Forever 21

Bag: Fossil

Shoes: Target

Ring: Pandora

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