Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanks and Giving

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, and it feels so weird to be back in school. The weather is so much nicer down in South Florida, compared to the frigid cold in Gainesville. Over the 5 day holiday weekend, I decided to wear my DIY  highwaisted shorts (click here for tutorial) paired with this awesome crop top I purchased at Charlotte Russe just a few days ago. And then I found this amazing blue statement necklace at Forever 21. When I first saw it, I feel in love. The blues are the perfect hue and the colors are so bright. 
   Do you have a favorite statement necklace?


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A weekend in Chicago

This weekend was amazing, I went to Chicago for a fencing tournament with my team. Even though we experienced loads of bad luck, like missing our flight, and me spraining my foot and having to forfeit my bouts for a day.... over all we had the time of our life. Even better, I stumbled upon a recycled fashion store called Crossroads Trading Co. and snagged an awesome Marc Jacobs sweater for only $25! Here are some photos of my weekend:


Sunday, November 11, 2012

DIY: high-waisted shorts!

   So here is a quick DIY high-waisted shorts I did the other day and some pictures of the outcome when I wore it out today! This DIY is supeeeer easy and it just takes finding the right fitting mom jeans. All you need are a pair of mom jeans, scissors, good fitting shorts (as a guide), and a needle and thread! 
   I've been roaming about trying to find the perfect fitting high waisted jeans for this DIY for centuries. Finally, my prayers have been answered this weekend as my friend Mo and I went on a thrifting spree. As we stepped into the Salvation Army, he ran straight for the VHSs' and I, dived straight into the rack of jeans. And to the fortuitous circumstances beheld , I found these pair of LEE jeans for only $2.50! So I scurried my little behind home, snatched a pair of scissors and started cutting right away. 
    Here are some good tips for finding the right kind of jeans:
          1. The jeans should NOT be stretchy, it is best when it is stiff   and rigid, and falls right in place.
          2. They should fit just perfectly, not too tight at the waist so that you can't breathe with a snugly fit at the thighs.
          3. The high-waisted part should reach above or just on your belly button, if it's below, then it's not high-waisted.

Here are some step by step instructions:

STEP 1: Grab a pair of scissors, and a ruler (if you like).
 STEP 2: Take out a pair of shorts in which you like the fit and use it as a guide to show how short the new shorts will be. Align them at the crotch area. You can use a ruler and trace them as a guide for the cutting.
STEP 3: Cut straight across.
STEP 4: The outcome should look like this. I cut them giving a lot of space from the crotch area because I wanted to cuff them and for them not to be toooo short.

STEP 5: Roll up the hem to a cuff that you like the most.

STEP 6: Sew the cuff in place so that when you wash it or wear it, it does not its change shape.

Well after the long 4 day weekend, my best friends and I decided to go out for a little fun and bubble tea today :). And I was able to wear my awesome new DIY shorts since the weather was nice and warm~



Friday, November 9, 2012

Expression: AKM month fashion show 2012

      I apologize for being a ghost and wandering on and off the face of the earth, it's just been superrrr busy for me. Well here was a fashion show a while ago for University of Florida's Asian Kaleidoscope Month.  And sorry for the crappy photos, I just got a new camera (YAY) but I have yet to learn its modes (-.-).
   Here's a little blurb about the show: 
"Expression - (noun/ik-spresh-uhn/):
1. An indication of feeling, spirit, character, etc., as on the face, in the voice, or in artistic execution.
2. A manifestation of an emotion, feeling, etc, without words:

In this year’s AKM Fashion Show, our main goal for our audience to become inspired, to find their personal way of expressing themselves, and for them to illuminate their passion and creativity, whether it be in fashion or art. We will be showcasing many different pieces from talented Asian American designers all around the nation as well as a meet and greet social at the end of the show so that the audience will have the opportunity to connect with the fashion designers to learn their insight on the fashion industry. This year’s show will surely be one of a kind with up and coming fashion designers and performers sharing their love and passion to the University of Florida and Gainesville Community!:

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