Friday, August 1, 2014

big city dreaming: week i

Hello folks!

For (about) the past two weeks, I have been roaming around New York City. Okay, not exactly roaming the whole time, but I was at digital media camp. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had, hands down, and being that it was my first time in the city, I tried to soak in as much as I could.

The view from the Empire State building.

The first seven days were dedicated to learning more about the world of digital media and the basics of broadcasting, filmmaking, and cinematography. The program was held at Fordham University, which wasn't too shabby.

Fordham's campus and inside the dorm.

The week was a whirlwind of early starts, late night, coffee, cereal, writing, and filming. It was a great experience and I learned a lot. I met so many amazing, amazing people and I am very grateful and fortunate for the opportunity.

My roommates and I in our best profesh. // My faculty advisor and I in my most casual.

Quick trips to Times Square // Shots during a newscast on the subway.

Of course, I had to put a compilation of the weeks outfits here. Here are some, um, attempts, at business casual.
From left to right: F21 Dress + NATURALIZER Sandals // AMERICAN APPAREL Shirt + H&M Skirt + GAP Cardigan + MOSSIMO Wedges // H&M Jersey Top + KIMCHI BLUE Embroidered Skirt // THRIFTED Top + FRANCESCA'S Skirt 

Afterwards, I was able to explore the big city for about another week. Check that out in the next post!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

how I style: hawaiian shirts

Hey everyone,

I have come with, finally, another video on our channel! Inspired by a recent trip to the Big Island, I styled three of my Hawaiian shirts in a couple different ways each. I hope you like it!


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

color the world

Hey y'all,

This past weekend was Pride Weekend, a time to support and embrace the LGBTQ community, and San Francisco was packed with people celebrating.

The Pride Parade was on Sunday, but I went on Saturday so I unfortunately was unable to see the parade, but I had a great time, nonetheless! There were tons of people wearing crazy outfits and it was all very eccentric, but I loved it. I love that this weekend was a time where folks weren't afraid to let their freak flags fly-- cute, creatively decorated bras, tutus, crazy open-ended suspender tight things. People were wearing every color under the sun. It was completely and absolutely crazy and fun and definitely a sight to see.

Here is my Pride outfit! Not as colorful as a lot of others, but I guess it's more colorful than anything I usually? I don't know.

FOREVER 21 top and necklace // GAP shorts // H&M jacket and shoes // HAND-ME-DOWN bag // STREET VENDOR lei


*Sorry about the shine*
NYX BRAND eyeshadow // STILA liquid liner

Unfortunately, I didn't get a lot of pictures of Pride but here are a couple taken there.

Overpriced food trucks are my jam. (There were a lot.)

Of course, amidst all the fun and celebration, we can't forget what Pride supports and fights for. LGBT rights and equality are still a major issue in the US. Same-sex marriage is legal in 19 states, but there is still work to do in order to make it legal nationwide. As a country, we have begun to become more accepting, but there is still a lot prejudice, unfortunately. There is hope for equality, and events like Pride are really great for getting people to have fun and come together!

Catch you all later,

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

suburban summers

FOREVER 21 top, shorts, sunglasses, hat, and bag // NINE WEST sandals // GIFTED flannel


Hello, hello!

I finally went out today after two weeks of being stuck in the house. Needless to say, it was a much-needed day. Of course all I did was eat, walk, and repeat.

I love summers because I always want to go out and do something, not that I actually do, but it's nice to have that energy after the mundane months of school and deadlines. Whether it's going somewhere really adventurous or just staying local, I still like taking pictures and I don't mind using all of my film on days like this.

Anyways, this is my quick little outfit of the day. Sorry that the posts have been coming slow, but it comes with a slow start to summer. More to come soon!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

what's in my bag?: beach/poolside edition

Motel Pool
H&M tank // WASTELAND shorts (hidden) // J. CREW hat // KITSON bag

Hello there! 
Today I felt extra inspired to make a post on the blog so I decided to do a "What's in my beach bag?" segment. Maybe we can do more things like this? I don't know, but let us know if you like, or dislike it! Okay, here we go!

So what do I bring on a trip to the pool/beach? 

A bathing suit and a pair of flip flops is always a given when going for a swim. I usually wear mine to wherever I'm heading, so that it isn't a hassle later. I picked up this bathing suit at Pacsun and I really like the bottoms a lot because I'm a sucker for florals and the pink accents make it less plain. The flip flops are actually from a nail salon, but I don't really care about them which makes them perfect for the beach because I can get them as dirty and sandy as I want.

I like bringing my Forever 21 kimono as a sort of cover up for afterwards. It doesn't do much as one, but I like to wrap it around myself when I'm just lying down. I think the hat is super cute and it protects my face from the sun pretty well which is why I carry it around.

I like to bring water in this really weird cup that I stole from my brother (oops) but since the cup is really small I usually bring another bottle or two just in case. I cannot stress the importance of hydration during this time of year, guys. Drink a lot of water especially at the beach or pool, it's hot, you're sweaty, you may be swimming, and you're losing a lot of water. Sunscreen is also an important thing, of course, to protect your skin, so I use this Neutrogena SPF 45 for myself. Finally, I bring my wallet because I bring my wallet everywhere and you never know what you forgot or need to get.

Lastly, I bring my basic makeup necessities. I bring my Lancôme Dual Finish Powder Foundation and my Estēe Lauder Pure Color Eyeshadow Palette. I use the palette's Lavish Mink shadow to fill in my brows, put on the foundation and that's basically it. I also bring my Forever 21 cat-eye sunnies to shade my eyes from the sun.

So that's it for this "What's In My Bag?" I hope you guys liked it and I'll catch you all later.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

sunday best

Hello folks!

Today was a beautiful Sunday-- the sun was shining, it wasn't too hot, and it was an ideal day to take some photos.

Sunday Finest
AMERICAN APPAREL shirt // FRANCESCA'S skirt // FOREVER 21 sunnies and belt // MOSSIMO wedges // NORDSTROM bag

Also, I finally bought a couple new things for my wardrobe.

God bless.

I have not gone shopping or gotten any new clothing items in about three months. If you know me, you know that is a very long time without new clothes. A wardrobe, no matter how versatile, cannot withstand such a long period of time without new things. There are only so many different combinations you can make, people. Not that two items makes a huge difference, but I'm still content.

Forever 21 White High Waisted Shorts + Black Fitted Quilted Skirt


Catch you on the flipsies.

Friday, April 25, 2014

literal goddesses

We took a trip to the city today to meet Jenn Im and Stephanie Villa at their meet-and-greet. Needless to say, they are literal goddesses.

Jenn and Steph have been HUGE fashion inspirations for us personally, and Jenn's videos were a part of our inspiration to start this blog. Whether or not we have the readership, her style vlogs threw us deeper into the urban fashion scene and helped us develop our own personal tastes to share with you all.

HAND-ME-DOWN denim jacket & leggings // PAPAYA crop top // Forever 21 belt // TARGET x MOSSIMO booties // COTTON ON bag // TARGET necklace (hidden under my shirt also borrowed from the bae Christin)

21MEN denim jacket // NORDSTROM cardigan, skirt, & boots // UNIQLO shirt // PACSUN necklace

"Why." -Daysia

"A literal goddess is touching me." -Dana

"I'm cheesing hella hard and I'm also still internally crying!!!!!" -Daysia

"Steph being supes flawless while me and Angelene try not to freak out." -Daysia

We spent the week stressing over what to wear, because what do you wear when you meet your fashion muse? Finally, we settled on these beauts.

They were also extremely nice, despite our tongue-tiedness, and they were so down-to-earth and just simply amazing. Of course, they were both dressed perfectly. They both wore minimal black and white ensembles, Jenn wearing a black pleather tee over a white button down and a white skater skirt and Stephanie wearing black pants and a black mesh top with a white blazer. I (Daysia) saw both of them and just looked at Dana, mouth-agape, and did like a weird, wheezy whisper-scream (I have no idea.)

Highlights of the night include: 

  • Jenn telling me she'd wear my outfit (actual life goal met)
  • Hugging Steph and Jenn and taking selfies with them
  • Steph being super cool despite my inability to press the button on my phone camera
  • Giving both of them lil pastry things with notes from me and Angelene
  • ANGELENE SAYING "I'M LITERALLY SH*TTING MYSELF RIGHT NOW" TO JENN AND JENN SAYING "I'LL GET YOU SOME TOILET PAPER." Also Jenn laughed and called herself awkward and I just stood there like "same."
  • MEETING MY STYLE ICONS. They were so genuine, nice, and gorgeous. After seeing them I got a newfound motivation to run this blog better, and to continue to develop my own sense of fashion.
  • Jenn complimenting my cardigan! (In actuality, I thought of her when I bought it.)
  • Jenn telling me to "keep working at it" when I told her that she inspired me to start a fashion blog.
  • Stephanie saying "Thanks for coming," and me replying "You too!" (I swear, I'm not always a dork.)
  • The staff passing out these delicious chips and orange juice. (I offered some to Jenn and she said no because she was chewing gum.)
  • As Daysia said, meeting my style icons! It's so motivating to meet the people who inspire you and remember that they, too, are human beings (despite being literal goddesses) and were probably awkward teenagers at some point, too.
Dana & Daysia