Friday, August 15, 2014

Laundry


It had been a month since I've posted anything on this blog. Sorry for my prolonged absence. Why, you ask, that I haven't posted for a month? Well, this summer kept me busy with lots of summer assignments for my classes this upcoming school year. I'm still not done yet! So closed though. Just some more reading to do. They've been keeping me away from the Internet world for a while, which is good in a way. All this time I usually spend online is not healthy. 
Today, out of sheer boredom, I decided to pick out my pencil and doodle something to pass time. The result was a lot better than I expected it to be. The drawing pays massive inspiration to Paper Fashion. Her watercolor drawings are absolutely pleasing to the eye. When I stumbled across her Instagram, where I first discovered her, I spent countless hours scrolling though each of her pictures and staring in awe at her fashion paintings. I really loved how she adds little pieces of bedazzlement to her artwork so I decided to try out this myself with random objects I had lying around. 


Dress with silver studs.


Pressed flower skirt. 


Peter pan collared dress with bow earring piece.


Dress with blue embroidery thread.



Equipment: #2 pencil, Sharpie pen in black, Crayola colored pencils in gray, mauve, sky blue, gold, and maroon, mini wooden clothespins, fine tooth paper. Rest of material listed above.



Thursday, July 24, 2014

To 626

Last Friday and Saturday, I went to the 626 Night Market, a nighttime festival celebrating Asian culture in the Southern California region. On day 1, I went with my friends and day two, with my cousins. Besides roaming the market, I also visited the mall next door on both days but ended up buying nothing, unfortunately. I truly regret not buying that leather pinafore I saw in one of the shops. Also, a vintage store opened up at last at my local mall! Once again, unfortunately I have not gotten the chance to visit it. Back onto topic, the 626 Night Market provided lots of shops, entertainment and (good) food. I must say, the food was my favorite part of it (especially the ice cream macaron sandwich)! There were some Youtubers that came to perform though I recognized none of them. On night two, the festival hosted their first fashion show with some local designers. Being the short person I am, it was hard for me to see from where I was sitting. My cousins and I came late to the show due to our prolonged time indulging in good food and not to mention the long lines to get everywhere, I came home from the market both nights with a happy tummy and a lovely flower crown, which I'm still trying to find the perfect outfit to pair it up with. Needless to say, I kicked off my summer vacation the best way possible, with friends and family, my favorite people.



Fluff Ice! Call me a chocoholic.















Thursday, July 17, 2014

Clockwork

Hello blog. Sorry I have neglected you for so long. Summer vacation finally starts for me today! So happy. Five weeks of (somewhat) free time before senior year. Now I could spend my summer procrastinating on my summer assignments for AP Gov, APES, and maybe AP Psych. In honor of this being my official last day as a junior, my friend and I went out to have lunch. I'm overly bloated right now but mocha is always a yes. To kick off my summer, I'm heading to the mall and the 626 Night Market with my friends to meet up with an old friend I haven't seen in ages. There'll most likely be a post on that sometime later considering I'm bringing my camera for pictures and vlogging. 
Because of the gloomy weather earlier today (so shocking for SoCal!), I decided to go for a colorless outfit. Weather always have an effect on what I wear. Because of all the clouds, I went with a basic palette of white, gray, and navy, what you would typically call neutral colors. Though the colors were bland, I tried jazzing up my outfit with bird prints and lace-trimmed pieces, such as the white blouse I was wearing. To tie off my entire look, I added this beautiful watch necklace one of my friends gave me for my birthday. This necklace instantly became one of my favorite pieces the moment I received it. I've been wanting this since forever. Thank you, Stephanie!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wallflower

A quick little outfit post for you all. Independence day is coming up soon. Got to get into that red, white, and blue! More lengthy blog posts will come soon!

“[S]He's a wallflower. You see things. You keep quiet about them. And you understand.” ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower






Thursday, June 19, 2014

Once Upon A Dream

The other day, I was digging through my closet when I came across this lovely sheer black dress with a blue floral overlay. I completely forgot the existence of this dress. You see, I was digging through my closet in hopes of finding my poofy cherry printed dress which I was planning to wear to a nice outdoor occasion such as a picnic. Before I found my cherry dress, I found this one neatly folded on top of it. At first, when I held up the dress, it honestly looked like a nightie with it's black lace trimming and sheer fabric. 
However, I was still intrigued by the pretty little number and was determined to make this dress presentable for the outside world. When I first threw on the dress, it ran a little too big on me. The front sagged down quite a lot due to the fact that I have no chest. To solve this problem, I wore a white collared blouse underneath. Peter Pan collars are my solution to everything. They make all outfits look instantly adorable! My outfit with the blouse underneath still wasn't enough. There was no silhouette to the dress; the dress was just a shapeless blob that flowed over everything, hence making it look like a night gown. So, I grabbed my skinny black belt to define some signs of a waist. I tugged some of the fabric over the belt to make the outfit look a little more carefree (because that's the way I like things!) instead of stiffly put together. 
And voila! My night gown-looking dress instantly became a cute outfit (at least to my eyes) with the help of a blouse and a belt. Sometimes, pieces do not look instantly beautiful until you accessorize them. Oh, what would the world be with no accessories? This outfit made it onto my list of all-time favorites.
Sorry about the blurry pictures. I don't know why my camera was so out of focus.





The World of Science

Earlier this month, I went on a little trip with my school's Science Club to the California Science Center. It was our end-of-the-year trip to tie up the end of our school year together. Though we had a short stay, the trip was still fun and enjoyable. I do wish I could go back again because there is still so much I haven't yet explored. Maybe next time.


Walking into the science center.



Just look at that gorgeous roof!



The Endeavour. 



Spaceshippy things.



Snap, snap, snap!





Aquatic life.


The family room is so colorful!






I think this wall was my favorite part.



Have a lovely day!