Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DIY Tutorial: Pocket Tees with Matching Sleeves

Hello, hello!
If you didn't know, we have a channel on YouTube that we haven't updated since August. So, over the weekend I decided to make a tutorial video for a pocket t-shirt! It's my first one ever, so bear with me. Anyways, I hope you guys like it! Here is a preview of what the shirt looks like:

And here is the video:


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

enchantment passing through

This past week has been exhausting/exciting/stressful/sleep-depriving with our school's production of Aida (which Dana was in, being kawaii as heck, while I ran around backstage also being okay as heck), but it was all worth it. The cast, crew, and orchestra did an amazing job and every single person was so unbelievably amazing I cried, forealsies. 

Anyways, even with all the busy work that went on this week, I had, at least, this outfit to present to you guys. This is actually a perfect example of my love for knee socks and skater skirts:

(Why am I always looking towards that side?)
BUFFALO EXCHANGE thrifted shirt // COTTON ON skirt // CHINESE LAUNDRY knee socks // MERONA wedges // FOREVER 21 kimono // TARGET X PHILLIP LIM bag

These were taken by my friend Christin before the show on Saturday. We had actually missed two trains that morning (story of our lives basically) and so she was gracious enough to take these for me.

I could write a 10,000 word review about how much I loved the musical this weekend but it would not show you how amazing it really was. I WANT TO SHOUT ABOUT IT TO EVERYONE. (But in all seriousness, my friends were all cute and I screamed a lot. Especially during "Dance of the Robe", "Gods Love Nubia" and "Easy as Life". And everything else. HELP ME OKAY I'LL SHUT UP NOW.)


Friday, March 14, 2014

from up on capitol hill

I've been having severe Berkeley MUN withdrawals lately, and my half-awake mind pulled together this business casual outfit in a subconscious attempt to relive my experiences representing Canada in the G-20. (For those of you who've never heard of MUN, or Model United Nations, it's exactly what it sounds like.) 

FOREVER 21 blouse // ZARA blazer // BANANA REPUBLIC cords // FERRAGAMO flats

As I've mentioned before, I'm a huge purporter of juxtaposition, be it of textures, colors, fiscal policies... (Aha, another withdrawal symptom.) The contrast between a black blazer and a colorful pant is classically chic, and I am in love with the blazer's structured shoulders yet generally loose fit. Better yet, this look is ridiculously versatile--I can't think of a single occasion for which this outfit wouldn't be suitable. Or perhaps Model UN has skewed my view of fashion forever, limiting me to the pinstripes and grayscale of Western Business Attire. 

Is it terrible that I don't mind?

Session adjourned, delegates.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

nosebleeds, palm trees, and tumbleweeds rustling

Hello hello!
Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warmer weather, allergies, and more sunlight. I know it is still technically winter, but sunny days have come to California early, and I am seizing every opportunity I can to wear my spring/summer clothes.

(I don't know what's going on here)

FOREVER 21 kimono // URBAN OUTFITTERS shorts // H&M tee // CONVERSE shoes 

I have become quite fond of kimonos lately and with spring quickly approaching, I am quite sure I'm going to be stocking up.  I think I have three right now (oops) but they really are the perfect thing to wear on a day that isn't too cold or too hot. The light fabric allows a breeze to cool you down on the warmer days, and although it probably shouldn't be your first choice as an alternative to a jacket on those colder days, it blocks a little bit of wind still. 

Today I paired one of my kimonos with a pair of shorts that I was very excited to wear today. What can I say, I have a thing for high waisted shorts and I haven't worn any in months.

Yeah, yeah, I know what you're thinking: "But sweater weather is better weather!!!!1111!!!1!" Well, to be honest, my undying love for shorts (and skirts) will always trump comfy sweaters. Sorry 'bout it.

Anyways, sorry this is a really short post, but hopefully we'll post something longer soon! (But hey at least we're posting more right? It's a start)

besitos xx, 

Monday, February 24, 2014


Greetings, old friends; it's me, Dana. It's been quite a while since my last post, but alas! You'll be seeing a lot more of me in the near future.

So, what have I been doing these past 3.5 months? Schoolwork. And lots of it. Did you think it's mere coincidence that the first three letters of satisfaction are SAT? Of course not. But don't think I can't look fabulous while I'm partaking in hardcore studying! In fact, I've been doing just the opposite. Outfits during my impromptu absence include:

FOREVER 21 beanie // FOREVER 21 dress // FOREIGN EXCHANGE necklace // NORDSTROM boots

I found this dress for $13 during a Black Friday Miracle. I never pictured myself as a velvet girl--besides the cupcakes, of course--but this dress has since become a staple in my wardrobe! It's ridiculously versatile, accentuates what little curves I happen to possess, and adds a hint of elegance with its velvet fabric and cranberry color. 

H&M coat // SOMEWHERE IN ASIA crop top // FOREVER 21 skirt // NORDSTROM boots // MARC JACOBS bag // MAC "Sheer Plum" lipstick

Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a huge fan of the show Gossip Girl, and this outfit was definitely inspired by "Manhattan's elite." The long coat and black leggings and boots streamline my figure and create the illusion of slenderness and height, which, as a pear-shaped 5'1" girl, I often need. For me, this outfit is perfect for strutting around the city in--which is exactly what I did.

WICKED CLOTHES shirt // NEIMAN MARCUS leggings // NORDSTROM boots // MAC "Media" lipstick

I've created a reputation at my school as "resident feminist," which is a bit ridiculous considering the fact that anyone who believes in gender equality is essentially a feminist. (Shameless plug to my HuffPost article about why everyone, including boys, need feminism. Heh.) But anyway. The shirt reads "A woman's place is in the house and the senate," and as both a feminist and a lover of politics, I am doubly in love with it. Pretend the lollipop stick is a cigarette and color me a badass.

NORDSTROM cardigan // NORDSTROM pleather skirt // NORDSTROM boots // NORDSTROM sunnies // MAC "Media" lipstick

You might have seen this outfit in Daysia's previous post about our unplanned matching. (If not, scroll down just a tad.) I love pairing monochromatic clothes with deep, vampy lip colors, and this outfit is the archetype of that. Plus, the juxtaposition in textures between the fluffy cardigan and pleather skirt is something I simply love putting in my outfits. The circle shades complete the head-to-toe look and saved me from squinting quasi-angrily against the sun. 

As you can see, my love of Nordstrom always prevails.

Love always,


Hey y'all!

Dana and I have similar tastes in clothing. When I say that, I mean similar to the point where unplanned matching has become expected on some days. Today was one of those days. 

(Crowd goes awwwww)

NORDSTROM Cardigan, Tank, Skirt, Tights, Boots, and Sunglasses

HANDED-DOWN Cardigan // NORDSTROM Tank and Oxfords // COTTON-ON Skirt // H&M Knee Socks 

I guess this is what Dana calls her inner Cruella de Ville/Oreo McFlurry look while I feel like my houndstooth print is more awkward-Sherlock. Or maybe Watson. Eh.

We can't take a good picture on the first try.

Finally, here's some outtakes from our quick photo session. It takes forever for us to take a decent picture (sorry Jacob) but whateva.


Saturday, February 22, 2014

days are going


Recently I've had what I call a mid-mid-(mid?)-life crisis. Constant thoughts include: "Oh wow I'm about halfway done with high school" and "I need to think about college apps soon" and "How am I going to function on my own?" and, "WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH MY LIFE???" Of course this is just a bout of overthinking, as I have quite a while before I graduate and I am a literal child, but I can't help it. Anticipating the near future is as exciting as it is exhausting, but if I am going to move away in a couple years, I need to appreciate the things around me now.

Views from the San Mateo Bridge.

The Meter Garden in Downtown San Mateo.

Ryder Park.

Recent events got me thinking that life can really change in an instant. Tomorrow may be completely different than today. Today was in fact quite ordinary-- I had crossed a bridge that I have become accustomed to crossing, I sat at the Meter Garden that I have passed a number of times before, and I went to a park that I have known since I was a little kid. Except today, I captured it all on my phone, the places that in a couple years would not be accessible to me. I had taken a good look at everything, and I know I'll have many more chances to do so in the next two years and later in my life, but maybe not in the same way I view it now.

RALPH LAUREN Shirt // AMERICAN EAGLE Jeans // DR. MARTEN'S Boots // FOREVER 21 Sunglasses // FOREVER 21 Jacket

Anyways, since this is our fashion blog I have to throw in my outfit of the day! I opted for a plain look because 1) I was too lazy to do anything elaborate and 2) I only went to the park. And that's about it! 

catch you on the flipsies,
Daysia x