17 February 2016

back to my roots

IMG_5490 january 2016. i went back to the motherland. it was quite incredible and no words can describe how much fun and humbling it was. this experience was the best thing that even happened to me. IMG_5492

13 July 2015

memory lane

IMG_5410 i have had too much time recently to go down memory lane... back to old animes... dramas... social media profiles. time has gone by too fast and i have changed so much. it's quite amusing, as well as exhilarating to have tangible portrayal of me over 5 years ago. i'm trying to hold on to 2007 like a thread that's going to fly away in the air from a sweater, but it's slipping. i'm looking for a brake somewhere to stop this whirlwind of time by holding onto things i did in the past, but it is not working. letting go and plunging forward into adulthood is harder than I want it to be.

26 May 2015

self portrait: a college student

2nd year of college came and went. this past semester has been quite rough and has been filled with first times-- both good and bad.  first semester in nursing. first breakdown. first patient. first failed test. first time almost losing my ideal gpa. first time being so disappointed. first time being chill about finals. first time talking to the homeless-- and first time loving it. first time getting an internship. first time being asked for a contact. first time saying "i'm sorry, no." first time studying from morning till the next early morning. first time being incredibly exhausted. and first time feeling like a real adult.

25 November 2014



this semester is coming to an end. some quick highlights:
I never knew I can actually draw the figure. or even have the opportunity to draw nudes.
I am now more aware of social issues.

07 July 2014

#GIRLBOSS ' in my way through life

reading #Girlboss has been clearly entertaining because all the stuff that Sophia Amoruso says are clearly what I have been doing in my life... well kind of... except I'm not yet a CEO... hahahha
no really though. 
you'll know what I mean when you read it. 
Regardless, I really think that it's a very empowering book and every high school girl and college girl should read it, in order to inspire greatness in them.
really, one of biggest improvement in her life was the fact that she outgrew her teenage beliefs and (kind of) extremist philosophies... 
so this is my #girlboss inspired outfit. Dress for yourself and not for anyone else. 
thrifted skirt, thrifted blouse, Nordstrom: chronograph watch, Urban Outfitters: clear sunglasses

30 June 2014

DIY: recycling old clothes - trumpet skirt

this lovely leather skirt is a very quintessential find from thrift stores. so obviously i had to revamp it.
i have been seeing pencil skirts with ruffled hems = aka trumpet skirts. the one above is the Lanvin Floral Lace trumpet Skirt. It is a very classic silhouette that I have adopted in my wardrobe recently because of this DIY.
I like to think that I have been exhibiting signs that I am growing up in my style for I have an unusual attraction with pencil/ midi skirts, paired with pointy-toed stilettos.
also, I really just winged it when I created this skirt. i did not use any patterns, just common sense so evidently it is not in the condition of perfect.
hopefully this has inspired you to do some sewing spontaneously!
1. cut it to your desired length-- just the back. then cut the front part shorter-- to where you want the ruffles to start.
 (this skirt only has ruffled hems in the front-- so party in the front, business in the back)
2. make sure to keep all your trimmings!!!
3. cut your trimmings to the length x. (x is the difference between the length of the back and the length of the front.
4. sew the ruffles on...have fun!