Thursday, October 20, 2016

The beginning of Fall!

This summer was a great thrift haul for me. It's weird that I used to be best friends with thrift stores back then. Now thinking about it, coincidentally, I stopped right after a friend of mine told me how her cousin dreamt of dead people asking to return their stuff back. This kind of story didn't really bother me since I've heard a lot, but she swore on it and claimed it just happened recently. Well, I guess Now this is a different story Lol. However, the reason for me not going to the thrift store anymore is my beloved value village near my place closed down and moved  far away. Although, there are several thrift stores nearby but there is none of them can hold my heart like value village LOL. Honestly, I'm not a person that is super scared of ghosts. If there is a  horror ghost movie, yes I will be freaked out. If there is somebody like people in the haunted house try to jump scare me, yes, I'll still be panic. But if there is real ghost appears, Nah, just sweating a little bit :))). Believe or not, I did saw ghost in front me , I even saw people who possessed by ghost ( the closest one would be my aunt) and I had lived alone for 5 years, I read reddit /nosleep or creepy/horror stories to sleep,  so no, I don't think real ghosts or any spirit would scare me in a mad way =))).

Anyway, this summer was a great thrift haul for me. Instead of throwing more money to find a good pair of jeans, I found a way back to my old love: value village. I originally came to value village for an old fashioned weigh scale. I don't know how and when, I ended up myself at clothing racks again :)). Though I didn't find any jeans that can both fit my wide and my length at women size, though. However, on the way to the cashier, I came across the kid's section. Ironically, I guess this clothing rack was born for petite people like me. So, in the end, my 4 hauls Levi's jeans are all kid jeans, 5-7$ each, fit me perfectly and are the most comfortable jeans ever. What I learned from that day was that don't ever give up, if being an adult can't suit you, you can go back to be a kid and don't be scared of clothing from death people!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

White summer

  • Lately, I've been thinking what fashion is to each person. Around 4 years ago, fashion in me is you have to wear something that is... hmm How do I put it in words? something in my viewpoint that looked good, I guess. For ex, I have a sister, her style seemed weird to me, like 2 pieces clothing shouldn't be worn together. I didn't like her style, obviously, I didn't tell her that either. If she had known what I had thought about her back then, I'd be dead by now .  The fact that her style becomes her signature look, distinctive from trending, everybody else and that they can recognize her from far away, more importantly, she doesn't give a   what I or everybody think about her style is actually amazing. Back then, I love giving fashion style advice to people,  years and years went on, I learned to understand every girl are their own fashionista, if people ask me my opinion on clothing, I usually tell them my honest thoughts but also tell them, if you love that, get it, it doesn't matter what I think or other people think. This is why I love blogging, I can clearly see how my personalities have been changing and growing into. Honestly, I first created this blog because I wanna share my personal life, travels, cooking, things around me, my photography passion. Suddenly, I caught myself up into fame, the desire of being a wanna-be famous blogger ( wth, I blame you k14 ) then in no time, my blog turned to be a fashion blog. It's pretty lame for me to admit that. The blog turned to the phrase that I called as " private mode", which was the time I didn't write that much, also the time I realized fashion wasn't something I'd like to go into it, to realize a simple thing that I'm just a fashion lover, I'm nowhere to be a fashion blogger. It's just something I have a deep passion ( maybe more passionate) and I want to share that passion on my blog, it's also great to see how my blog is growing from the time " why It was here" in the first place. 
  • I don't think I dress well in the summer. More correctly, I'm lazy to dress up in the summer. I kept wearing the same clothes over until I need to put them in the laundry. I have a bunch of summer clothes piled up, and yet, I choose sporty shorts with an oversized shirt from hb to walk out. Either these 2 pieces of clothing have some sort of magic or only gods know why these clothes make me so much confident, comfortable and happier than ever. But of course, I did have summer days that I (think) dressed nice, glamorously, look good like a fashion superstar shining bright on the sky ( according to my fashion wiki and my extraordinary illusional imagination that doesn't know when to stop) :)))))))))))))))) .
  •  I was thinking, is it better to put all summer compilation in 1 post like I have done with my previous summer post,  as usual, my annual laziness will strike again, which somehow will make me disappear for a couple months till the winter passes by, when "fall and winter compilations post" will come out and the spring is coming back again LOL, but smart me thinks that It is better to divide in small posts like this one, so that I have a bunch of small blog posts  that doesn't make me look a lazy ass in people's eyes.  Well done, Kun,  very well done!!! 
  • I hope in those 2 next weeks, I will have some more small, casual blog posts, bring back cun's corner, finishing an overdue special post . For now, the outfit I wore in those photos under was indeed one of the " glamorous moments" beside shorts and T-shirts. However, there are 2 things wrong with this outfit: 1. it was all white, too white, so much white that a small stain could be a huge disaster, 2. it was a very sunny day...and I didn't wear sunscreen...

Top: fashionbunker
Culottes: F21
Shoes: Zara

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Yosemite to Socal

  • As usual opening of my blog, I already forgot most  parts of the trips
  • The drive from San Francisco to Yosemite and from Yosemite to LA was very curvy. In fact, If you are in love with Zig zag drives uphill and downhill, then drive the entrances of Yosemite to test your driving skills. 
  • I guess no matter where you are, like in the middle of nowhere, in a big parking lot, if god wants you to be in an accident, you can't get away with it. Fun note: the driver who hit her car to our bumper left her key in her car and got locked out of her car after the accident happened. All the time we wasted was waiting for fox rent a car to pick up our phone and someone came over to open her car ( for her insurance -_-). Also, the legends are true, DUCK TAPES does fix everything.  
  • We visited Yosemite on one of the worst droughts California has seen. Pretty much All I saw were rocks, huge rocks, a lot of rocks, too much big rocks. 
  • I hate the people when I visit SoCal at first, but strangely now I enjoyed how lively SoCal and Californians are ( I like how free and how creative the style is in Socal, just like New York ). Maybe the typical Seattle weather is too gloomy for me. Throwback to my first time in Socal, it was all about disgustingly hot weather, palm trees everywhere, shallow Hollywood Blvd. Oddly, the second time has changed everything about Socal to me, Palm trees still there, the boring famous " Hollywood Blvd" still there too. The things I didn't expect to come up were all the hidden gems in Socal. They were either the charming " Greek" hill ( we discovered on the way lost to find Hollywood viewpoint) , the joyful Californians, the Sun, Palm trees, food or in short,  just SoCal itself. 
  • Try lobster roll and Baked BBQ chicken potato in Disney Land. Worth every penny. Oh  by the way Disney Land, screw you!  one of the reasons I was willing to spend 100$ for you is your fireworks show and there are 365 days in a year , why you chose the day I go to say " Ladies and Gentle Man, boys and girls, Due to technical difficulties, our fireworks spectacular cannot continue."
  • Korean town in LA is a must if you like Korean food. ( Kang ho dong baek jong, Honeymee...)
  • You can't miss In n Out with their signature animal style fries
  • I love shopping in LA ( don't miss this part while in LA)
  • Grand Central Market is a good stop for some delicious Chautime. We didn't try Eggslut, the most famous vendor in the market, due to the long line and limited time we had but grabbed a quick bite at the LA local tacos joint Guisados was a good alternative breakfast. A pleasurable start to our morning.
  • Despite getting a parking ticket, Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach is something special that a girl who grew up in Beach town living in a far away land like me, could come here to reminisce my beautiful memories in DN. It was a sunny day, the water was cold, the beach is far worse compared to Da Nang Beach. I didn't swim, I don't know how to swim, I didn't want to risk my life in this unfamiliar beach, but that was okay because to make up for all the things I just grumbled, the nice long clean sand to lay on  along with the vibrant lively atmosphere in the air and the sea breeze blew through your wavy beach hair were enough reasons to make me fall in love with Santa Monica Pier. 
  • Unfortunately, We didn't make our way to Griffith Observatory to watch LA during twilight, there was an accident and all the ways to there were blocked. Instead, we ended spending our last night in Socal eating In n Out again, drank some bubble teas from the famous Half & Half milk tea, having Jurassic Park time with my hb's long time internet friend, who he hadn't met in person before . ( sometimes, I just don't understand this part of the word wide world) 
  • Last but not least, If you happen to stuck in delaying flight like me, Kimchi quesadilla from Kogi BBQ truck at terminal 4, LAX airport will cool down your angry head ( everytime delays), and hungry stomach while waiting. 

Kang ho dong baek jong - the korean BBQ gem ( sobbing of missing it so much :(( )

first one
another one...

oh, 1 more... :))
Paris Baguette for their croissant donuts

Coco curry

selfie collections

don't ask me why my make up failed so bad :))
FYI, I gave up wearing eyelashes after this trip. :))

 #nopts , feel like I'm mocking myself right now :)))))))))))))))))) 

Tan Cang seafood ( famous for their lobsters)