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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Denim for Days

I am starting to notice so many old school trends come back to life recently, and it's only making me realize once again that fashion inevitably repeats itself. It is a cycle that is constantly evolving and progressing and I am just so fascinated by it all. How awesome is it that you can expect something that is considered atrocious now in the fashion industry could make a comeback years from now? For example, the whole New Balance/ Adidas shoes trend is back and it is fire. Everyone has gotten their hands on some Adidas Superstar shoes and it is so interesting because I remember having them in middle school/ high school and throwing them away because they became out of style. Now I wish I still had them because that vintage, retro trend is really in right now. In fact, I just ordered myself a new pair on Urban Outfitters, so check these out if you are also looking for some cool sneakers/ tennis shoes. Super stoked for these to come in the mail because I have so many ideas in my head on how I will be styling them.

Another trend that's been coming back stronger than ever is dungarees, aka a fancier term for overalls. Over the summer, I came across a pair of dope overalls at the thrift store when I was shopping in downtown Santa Barbara, CA. They were actually pants when I bought them, but I decided to cut them into shorts so I could wear them for the summer. I would recommend going to thrift stores for overalls rather than paying $80+ at a retail store because it's not worth it. It's a trend, a fad, a style that is temporarily trendy and will eventually go out of style. For timeless and classic pieces, I will pay more money to invest in something that will last me a long time. However, for trend pieces that I know I won't be wearing a few months from now, I choose to go for a cheaper alternative.

On another note, I am actually a style guru on CollegeFashionista now and will be posting many of my looks on there so make sure to check out my page! Here is a little preview of my denim dungarees look for my style guru bio post:

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Follow me on Instagram @believeinyourselfies for more outfit details! Hopefully I can get back on that blogging grind and post on here regularly again.

Love Always,

Monday, June 22, 2015

In a nutshell

Better late than never right?! I've been neglecting this blog and tbh it is kind of weird to be back, BUT I'M BACK! I miss just vomiting out random thoughts and writing out my feelings that don't make sense. Really trying to divert this blog from purely style to more of a personal diary, and document my growth as an individual. So much, and I mean so much, has happened since I last posted on here.

Here are some of the big moments that happened in the meantime:
1. Joined a fraternity.
2. Celebrated my birthday, Christmas, and New Years with my best friend and family in Taiwan.
3. Went to Philly for the first time and had a philly cheese steak while I was there.
4. Saw Kygo in concert.
5. Saw Chance the Rapper perform.
6. Saw Lana in concert.
7. Started my first official internship, two actually, IN NYC!
8. Went to the Sesame Street set for the first time and met Elmo and Cookie Monster in person.
9. Went to my first Mermaid Parade in Coney Island.
10. Met someone that I really really like hehe.

There you go! Some updates in my life and so far, life is good! I am living in New York City for the summer for two internships that I am doing, and it is everything I've dreamed of. I have been dreaming about living in the big apple since I was little, and now I am finally here. It's kind of depressing actually living in the city because at the end of the night, you are alone in your apartment eating shitty Chinese takeout watching some romantic chick flick (literally sipping wine watching The Good Guy atm). But you know what, I feel accomplished, alive, and a grownup. Waking up every morning and going to work makes me feel like I am doing something with my life and that I am working toward my goals. There are so many things I want to do with my life and so many places I want to go. Hopefully I can document all of that with this blog and keep asking myself the question: "When was the last time you did something for the first time?" I think it is extremely important to ask questions like this constantly because you can only further yourself by trying new things.

UC Santa Barbara

Pismo Beach, CA

West Village, Downtown Manhattan

Coney Island, Brooklyn

Sesame Street Internship

Love Always,