Monday, June 23, 2014

Summertime Simplicity

Tank: Urban Outfitters [hand-me-down from Jo]
Short: F21 [$11 but bought w/ a gift card!]
Sneakers: Pro-Keds via Costco [a gift from mi madre]

During the summer, there's usually two criteria of dressing for me. 1) Wear as little as possible without being scandalous 2) Simple is supreme, but keep things interesting. This here outfit meets my criteria pretty spot-on. I got this awesome tank top from Jo (that's Joanne Vo/ex-roommate/blogger extraordinaire/very great human-being) and it's unsubstantial, whispy, and perfect. I got a gift card from one of the jewelry editors from my past internship and bought these F21 shorts with it. They're kinda funky and tie weird at the front and are an extra small but still too big, but I thoroughly enjoy them for those very same reasons. I wore this outfit while biking around Mile Square Park with Mary (the last posted outfit was from biking around the park with Daisy the day prior) and shall probably repeat this exact same getup at least a half dozen more times this summer.
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Photos by Mary

Saturday, June 21, 2014


Shirt: Haute Hippie [intern gift]
Bandeau: F21 [$5]
Shorts: American Eagle [$4]
Sneakers: Pro-Keds via Costco [a gift from my mom]

This top isn't exactly something I'd pick out for myself, but that's also part of the fun of dressing for me. My internship boss said she saw it and thought of me and it was incredibly flattering and affirming to get the gift and realize "oh, you actually like me!" Whoop whoop! Because the back is all cool and drape-y, I decided to just wear a bandeau underneath. Nothing like dressing down fancier pieces of clothing!

If I get my posting right, it should be Saturday and my cousin Kha is getting MARRIED TOMORROW!

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Photos by the Dais

Thursday, June 19, 2014

As Normal As It Gets

Blazer: [hand-me-down from Khue]
Shirt: [from the "free pile" of internship #2]
Pants: Uniqlo [$5]
Flats: Old Navy [$3]

I wore this to work the other day and didn't think twice about it until my mom commented on how "fashion" I look. Which usually means that what I'm wearing is a bit crazier than what the average person would wear. Whoops! I actually thought my outfit was pretty normal, but then I guess my definition of normal is a bit skewed. This bright tomato/orange blazer is really fun to wear because it has some padded shoulderness going on. Also, the shirt underneath is covered in these cool reflective plastic sequins. These polka dotted legging pant things are also one of my favorites because of how easy they are to wear (Uniqlo at its finest). 

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Photos by Mary, the eldest!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Pajama Worthy

Shirt: Zara [$6]
Pants: [intern gift, I forget the brand!]
Flats: Old Navy [$3]
Necklace: Swarovski [a graduation gift]

The ever elusive and awesome pants that elicit the important question of whether or not you're wearing sleepwear! These kinds of trousers are the best: they're just so fantastically comfortable. And there's pockets! And a tapered leg! I was given a swag bag on my last day of interning (internship #2), and these pants were one of the crown jewels. Like I said before fashion internships are hard work for no money, but some of the perks are lovely!
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Photos by the littlest sister

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Back, Back, Back It Up

Dress: Erin Fetherston [a gift from one of my internships]

One downside of fashion internships is never getting paid. The upside is that you get free goods! There's different factors involved of course, but I was blessed with the opportunity to intern at a fashion production company that makes clothes for some well-known brands. After a year and a half of interning there and learning some of the ups and downs of production in the fashion industry, I got a few new dresses alongside the learning experience. SCORE. My lovely boss let me choose a dress for a fancy schmancy dance at my school, and I got this super cool Erin backless dress. Garments with interesting backs are awesome, and when I tried this beaut on, I knew it was a keeper. Other than the deep V back, I especially love the slight glitter top and the detailing at the waist. 
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I wore this to my great-aunt's 70th birthday party (and boy was it a party), ate a ton of delicious things, and shimmied on the dance floor with my little cousins. Good stuff indeed. I leave today for a road trip with my family towards Zion National Park and ending with my cousin's wedding (!!) in Flagstaff, AZ. Enjoy your Father's Day!IMG_3542 IMG_3550 IMG_3548 IMG_3544 IMG_3537 IMG_3541 IMG_3546 IMG_3549
Photos by Daisy

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Old Lady Threads

Romper: thrifted? [hand-me-down from Khue]
Belt: Target [67 cents]
Sandals: H&M [$17]

Nothing like a old school romper to get the party started! My wardrobe has grown exponentially this year, but it's not because I've been shopping more...well not mostly anyway. People always ask where I get my clothes and are always surprised when half the time I tell them that most of what I wear are hand-me-downs. Hand-me-downs are the absolute best. Other than free clothes, there's something nice in wearing something and remembering who gave it to me and at what time. It's sentimental, but I'll take it!

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Photos by Daisy

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Them Boots

Blouse: H&M [hand-me-down from Jo]
Skort: F21 [$20 *I had a giftcard!]
Boots: Target [$11]
Ring: from Mary from Tibet

The boots are back! This may actually be one of their last appearances; they're pretty shabby and sad now. These boots have served me well and traveled all throughout Orange County and New York City. Nothing like a good ankle boot to complete any and all outfits. This was a simple outfit for a simple day of watching Chuck all day on Netflix. Obsessed is putting it mildly.

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Photos by the Dais

Friday, June 6, 2014

Lavender Looks

Shirt: Urban Outfitters [$10]
Shorts: Old Navy [$12?]
Flats: H&M [$17]

I stalked this shirt on sale for maybe a month and a half before I finally found one in my size at the right price. The lavender/crochet/open backness is all sorts of fun and summery and goodness. A typical summer outfit for a typical summer day: lots of Netflix and a trip to Target. 
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Photos by the Dais