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

Saturday, February 1, 2014

girl that is totally rad

***Hello, everyone! So I know that we have been ghosts lately, with infrequent posts and long hiatuses, but since it is a new year (okay I'm a month late but you get the point) we are going to try to post more (keyword: try) but we do apologize for our absences. Now onto today's post: It is the type of fashion that makes your parents say, “I can’t believe that’s back in!” Well, they better believe it, because 1990s fashion has made a comeback. From crop tops to skater skirts and knee socks to the ever-present pair of high-waisted shorts, styles and fads from the ‘90s have become increasingly popular in the past few years.

Bloggers Hayden Noel and Evelina Barry, and celebrity Alexa Chung
The era of 1990s grunge was inspired by grunge/punk bands and consisted of oversized flannels, denim jackets, cropped graphic tees, chunky creeper shoes, and acid-washed jeans. I definitely get inspiration from the grunge scene myself, as my go-to sunny day outfit is the printed crop top, bleached high-waisted shorts and flannel combination with my Cherry Red Doc Martens. It is an easy outfit to put together and is, arguably, a street fashion staple.
Band tee: $16, Forever 21; flannels: $10, etsy; shorts: $60, Topshop; boots: $120, Dr. Martens

(Of course if you're not into the whole paying-$60-for-shorts thing, you can always thrift a pair of high-waisted jeans from places like Goodwill for cheap and cut them into your own bangin' pair of shorts.)
Pieces from Wildfox's Kids in America Collection, Alicia Silverstone as Cher Horowitz in Clueless

While grunge fashion may not be for everyone, there are other preppy, Clueless-esque apparel that girls also turn to. Cardigans, long socks, and skater skirts are actually the reason for my existence. Although they aren't always the type of plaid, pleated skirt commonly seen during the time, modern, solid skater skirts paired with a bold, printed tops can be just as stylish, and could put even Cher Horowitz to shame (which is hard to do, because c'mon she is fabulous.)
Cardigan: $13, H&M; top: $46, Topshop; skirt: $15, Forever 21; socks: $13, Pacsun; Mary Jane heels: $150, Jeffrey Campbell

Whether you are into the whole grunge scene, love the preppy skirts, or prefer to dress to the beat of your own drum, I think we can all agree that 1990s fads are going to be here again for awhile, and if people try telling you that your ‘90s style outfits are lame, just say one thing-- ugh, as if!