Thursday, April 5, 2018

A Breath of Fresh Air / How to Pair an All White Outfit

I'm not sure about you guys, but the weather here in New York has been so inconsistent these days. One day, it would feel warm and temperate, and the next day, I would wake up to a blanket of snow covering everything outside of my dorm room windows. For the most part, I dress like a fluffy marshmallow to keep warm during the very brisk days, but I've been taking advantage of the few days where it actually felt like Spring by wearing some light, breathable, outfits- free of the restriction of not being able to move swiftly from my thick winter coats.

When paring this white netted tank top from Urban Outfitters with my sweats from Uniqlo (on sale for $14.90 rn!), I made sure to check that the shades of the whites matched. When making an all white outfit, make sure to check that both items are a similar (if not the same) shade of white. When in doubt, ask yourself if the shade of white looks more like yellow/cream or blue. The last thing you want is to pair a creamy, off-white color with a white that resembles more closely to the actual white shade that is #FFFFFF. I put a reference picture of some shades of white so you could see for yourself that there are many shades of it! The differences between them are small, but the impact it makes on your all white outfit will be easily noticeable. 

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I personally really like that the top is tight because it gives me the shape that the sweats take away. Pairing a baggy top with baggy bottom is also a look, but it just wasn't what I was going for that day.

I paired the rest of this look with my sock heels from Aerosoles and a denim jacket from Levis. I've been loving this sporty-chic look and find that it gives me the perfect balance between that "Classy Manhattan Girl" and "Cool Urban Tomboy" style I like. I also can't believe I just made up those two categories of style haha, it was the best way I could possibly put it!

To accessorize this look, I wore the gold necklace I wear every other day from Most Jewelry, and put on my hoop earrings I got from the Bershka store in Prague (from when I studied abroad!)

Photographed by Bryan Sison
Netted tank top: Urban Outfitters (similar here)
Sweatpants: Uniqlo
Necklace: Most Jewelry
Sock boots: Aerosoles (similar here)

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

90s Baby

What's up everyone! A few weeks ago, I went to an event hosted by the Black Student Union on campus. It was in celebration of Black History Month and had a 90s dress code. We were all sooo excited to dress up for the event since most of us are 90s babies, and this blog post is dedicated to the outfit I put together with what I had in my closet! 

First, I scanned my closet for a statement 90s piece and pulled out these overalls from Zara. Nothing shouts 90s like overalls, a lot of denim, or a combination both! Next, I brainstormed some looks from the 90s that I liked- here's a gist of what I was thinking:
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Aaliyah the QUEEN, I love her!

The white bra is a classic, I gravitated towards it as soon as I picked out the overalls. 

Then I threw on a denim jacket to go with my denim overalls- go big or go home.

I accessorized with a crystal choker and gold hoop earrings because they were 90s essentials. Since I'm on the shorter side and the overalls are extra long on me, I put on my go-to black booties to add some length to the look. It also helps to modernize the look a bit and makes it more wearable on a day to day basis. If you want to go all out, I'd say to wear a pair of white sneakers- the Adidas Originals are a good fit for the look (see below)

For a more sporty look:
Adidas Superstars
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Photographed by Dionaris Henriquez, edited by me.
Overalls: Zara
Halter bra: Pacsun
Booties: Zara
Denim jacket: Levi's (gifted from the bestie Susan)
Hoop earrings: Bershka

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Rainy Day Blues

Hey everyone! The weather on the east coast has been absolutely wild. It would snow, rain, and feel like a hot summer day all in the same week! A couple of days ago, it rained pretty hard at New Paltz, so I took the opportunity to shoot some rainy day pictures with my friend Bryan. 

When I put together outfits for rainy days, my usual first step is to grab a cap to match the gloomy mood, which is just what I did for this look. On top of this cap I got from the SF airport, I put on a navy blue wind breaker to protect my clothes from getting wet, as well as to minimize the damage from the unforgiving wind. Lastly, I stepped into a basic pair of rain boots because... you know... to obviously prevent my feet from getting soaked haha. This look isn't anything special- just what I wore on a regular degular day where it was pouring outside. 

I came across this Loser Machine top while I was looking around the men's section of Urban Outfitters for something comfortable and tomboy-like. I thought it was supposed to be a sarcastic/witty top, but I found out later on that it's an actual brand with a couple of dope pieces. 

I love that the wind breaker and cap are similar shades of blue. It really makes the outfit look more put together compared with if I were to wear contrasting shades of the same color.

Photographed by Bryan Sison
Hat: Airport in SF
Windbreaker: thrifted from Melting Pot Kilo (Brussels, Belgium)
Top: Loser Machine (brand) / Urban Outfitters (store)
Jeans: Pacsun
Boots: Old Navy

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wherever the Wind Blows

Hey everyone! It's been awhile since I last wrote (two years to be exact). I hope that you've been doing well since the last time you've read my content. If you're currently in school, I hope that you're doing well in your academics. If you have a job, I hope that you're growing in experience and feeling challenged in your skills (but not to the point where you feel stressed). I also hope that you're overall at a good place in life.

Since the last time I wrote, I've learned a lot through the adventures I've been so blessed to go on as well as the challenges I've faced. I became a resident assistant, then I studied abroad the next semester. I left the United States for the first time after immigrating here from China and saw the world along with all the beautiful things that it has to offer. I feel humbled to even have the privilege to have experienced such an amazing thing.

Throughout these experiences and changes, I've realized that the only thing that's constant is change. In this journey of discovering myself, I sometimes can't tell if I'm losing myself or discovering parts of myself that I've never noticed before. Some days I feel like I've come a long way, and other days I question why I can't do better. Regardless, it's with the support of my friends (who are like my family) that I feel stable and centered.

Okay, that's enough of me reflecting upon life and being sentimental- let's move onto the outfit! 

This outfit to me gives off a chic, urban, and grungy vibe <- basically my go-to styles. The neon orange beanie and fishnets are fun and spunky while the structured jacket, gold detailed belt, black booties, and turtleneck cleans up the look and makes it look more polished. 

This scarf along with the fishnets gives this outfit some texture as well as added warmth. 

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Brussels, I definitely recommend visiting a thrift shop called Melting Pot Kilo, they charge all their items by weight. I purchased a bunch of stylish pieces (including this fire jacket) for about 30+ euros! It was amazinggg. Shoutout to my girl Susan for taking us there. You really blessed us. :')

Photographed by Bryan Sison

Beanie & belt: H&M
Jacket: thrifted from Melting Pot Kilo (Brussels, Belgium) 
Turtleneck: Hollister
Mom jeans: Pacsun
Booties: Zara
Scarf: Express

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017


In my group of friends, I am notoriously known for wearing black all the time. Whether it be for a celebration, a formal event, dance practice, or just a casual day of hanging out. Black is my go to, it's the color I feel most comfortable and confident in, which is why I wear it excessively. I usually end up wearing black from head to toe... like literally head to toe because my hair is black too. I know that an all black outfit could look lazy or like it wasn't carefully put together, but wearing all black doesn't have to look boring or like effort was not put into it. When it comes to putting together an all black outfit, the key is to focus on texture. I will demonstrate and explain how I put together the all black outfit for this post and hopefully it will be of some use to you guys!


For the outfit I am wearing, both the polka dotted stockings and the sleeves of my top give off a soft and dainty vibe because they're thin & see-through. Nylon and lace always make my outfits a bit more girly, which is nice to wear on occasion, but if you know me, you know that I'm not much of a dainty person. I prefer to toughen up the look and to do so in this case, I added additional layers by putting on a pair of shorts from Zara that are very thick and structured. Lastly, I threw on my suede vest as a cherry on top. 

If you prefer a softer look, you could replace the shorts and wear a skirt made mostly of cotton that hugs your body just right. Also, instead of wearing pleather booties with a thick heel, try suede booties with a thinner heel for a more sophisticated look.

To accessorize this look, I put on a pair of black and gold earrings (that you can't really see in these photos), my every day watch, a gold friendship bracelet from my bestie, then I stepped right into my heeled booties.

Photographed by Cecille Weinstein

Charlotte Russe: Top | Zara: Shorts | Topshop: Booties | Kate Spade: Bracelet | Cross Roads: Vest | Casio: Watch

Hope you're all having a lovely New Year!