MIDNIGHT RAMBLINGS// On New Years

        Hello lovely internet people. It's been a while but I'm back! I don't know for how long but hopefully for good. After entering grad school and moving halfway across the world, lack of internet and lack of time has really took a turn on my blogging/vlogging life. The good news is that I'm back home in MURICA and I am very very happy to be back in a place that has (mostly) reliable wifi that I can use to my heart's content. I have very much missed reliable wifi without a cap on how much you can use every month. And I'm so glad to be back in a place where they speak English and where there are less people and more cars and Mexican food. I'm sure I'll come to miss Hong Kong soon, but until I've had one burrito too many, I think I'm going to be a little sad to be going back come the beginning of the semester.

        Currently, I am riding that productive new years high where I feel motivated to not sleep and just do everything all at once until I burn out. I'm going to try my best to not burn out this year, but I still want to do everything at once and there are so many thoughts running through my mind I don't even know where to start. To be honest I'm never excited for a new year. I never feel that renewal that seems to be abuzz and the motivation never lasts too long and sometimes I'm just faced with the reminder that I should have been doing more. I think this year I want to take it easy. I want to do what I can and be whoever I am because I know that I will grow exponentially with each coming day, whether a new year is starting or not. Every year starts with striving to be better, faster, stronger, more _______ and that is great and amazing but those New Years Resolution naysayers are right about one thing; the coming of  a new year doesn't change anything. I am done with trying to be a fundamentally different person just because the calendar now says 2015 instead of 2014. Currently I am a 22 year old lost in the confusion of work, school, society, and self and I have a blog that's not doing too hot and I am conflicted and scared and that is totally ok. I had a very mediocre countdown to the new year and I feel really mediocre right now and I am not where I want to be in any aspect of my life and that's ok too.

        In 2015, I won't stop feeling this way. I will constantly be trying to figure out my life and who I am and what I want to do in the future and I've learned that that is totally and completely fine. The future is filled with uncertainty and it's filled with change and I am coming to grips that it's the only constant that we have. In 2015 the only thing that I hope will happen is that these bombardment of experiences that is life makes me grow. I hope it stretches me a little further out of my comfort zone so that I can finally fill the shoes of the woman that I was born to be, if that mold even exists at all. That won't happen in just the coming year but if it's a successful year I will be one step closer to that person, waiting for me to become her. I've never been more ready.

        Also I should probably floss more... Regardless, I hope you're having the happiest New Year. Here's to a good one!

FAST FORWARD FRIDAY// Pattern Play



Hello Lovelies! September has been a whirlwind of a month and although it was filled with the wonderful chaos of starting from scratch, it has definitely left me a little drained. That being said, September has also left me without wifi, so posts will be a little slow on my end. I know that today isn't Friday, but I'm posting this video onto my blog anyway because I don't really know when I'll have internet access and I just wanted to share this with the world. Hopefully everything will sort itself out soon, but in the meantime, enjoy the new lookbook!

How has your September been? Let me know in the comments!

FAVORITES// August 2014


Hello Lovelies! Today I'm bringing you my very first favorites video! I'm not sure this is going to be a monthly thing, but I'm definitely thinking of making it a seasonal thing. Hope you enjoy!

What were your favorites of this month/this summer? Let me know in the comments!

FEATURED// Tragic Couturist

        Hello Lovelies! So my blog has been quite different over the last month and I want to continue to experiment with posts and just grow as a blogger. I was recently nominated for a Liebster Award by Tiffany Dillon and basically the award is used as a kind of tool to better know the blogger that was nominated and to promote other bloggers and basically strengthen the bonds of the blogging community. I think that this is a great idea, but I don't want to be limited by the set number that the award says and long story short, it's a great stepping stone but it's not exactly the type of post that I want on my blog. For one thing, the person nominated in turn nominates eleven other people, but these links often get overlooked and if I find a blog that I particularly like and want to share, I want them to be the sole focus. Also, there's just too much clutter and too much information that goes into one post so instead of doing that, I want to do a step better. This month, I want to start a new blog series that features one blog that I love, and I hope that I can continue this little series in the months to come. I expect nothing in return and I just want to spread the love and feature some really awesome people with some really awesome content! Of course, I won't be able to answer the questions that I've been given, but I'm not too interesting anyway and maybe I'll save the questions for a video or something. So without further ado...

          

          This month's feature is Tiffany Dillion of Tragic Couturist. She is such a genuine and awesome person who actually engages with your blog and all of the content in it. In this day and age where anyone and everyone can create their own blog, Tiffany is in it for the long run and she's here to contribute to the community first and foremost rather than promote herself through mindless commenting. Her photo editing is as unique as the outfits that she posts and her style is an effortless amalgamation that draws inspiration from every corner of the fashion world. Eclectic and laid back with vibe that throws back to the idle nature of royalty lounging about in their Sunday best. I was very much drawn to her black and white ensembles; a girl after my own heart, but of course her style speaks volumes more than just monochrome. There is something Je ne sais quoi about the way she dresses that just intrigues me so and I am just very very happy to introduce her to you all (granted you could have already stumbled on her blog, in which case I don't need to keep telling you about the awesomeness you've experienced firsthand).

          Don't take it from me though. Go check out her blog and see for yourself! Did I mention she also does nail art? Anyway, here's to you Tiffany! I hope you don't mind why I didn't tell you why I wanted to use your pictures.

Wild Child





Wearing: wild beanie from American Eagle, denim jacket from UNIF, long cardigan from Wet Seal, maxi dress from Pacsun, sandals from Walmart

Hello Lovelies! Can you tell I was just not feeling my face in these photos? I went bare faced to this shoot and let's just say... never again. When I was looking through the set to see which photos to put on the blog the pickings were slim to none. I'm usually totally comfortable with going out barefaced, but it doesn't photograph well. And since this blog is photo and image based, I'd rather not scare you with my substandard looks. Anyway, this is the last of the photos that I took in America and onward and upward to new locations in gorgeous Hong Kong. To be completely honest I'm very self conscious when it comes to taking photos of myself in public, and now that I'm sans photographer, setting up a tripod in the busy streets of Hong Kong sounds like a nightmare and a half. It makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it. 

Basically what I'm saying is, please excuse the crappy quality photos to come. I will bite the bullet and muster up all the courage I have to go out and snap some photos but I have never done this before so I am both inexperienced in the art of self portraiture and incredibly self conscious. All in the name for blogging right? So wish me luck? I think I'm definitely going to need it. 

Also let me know if you have any tips on self portraiture/how to get over photographing yourself in public/any other general knowledge. And do you take your own photos or do you have someone help you? I'd love to know down below!