Saturday, June 18, 2016

Throwback to the winter // outfits

Seattle weather is bizarre lately. It was just like an oven a week ago and now it is cold enough to make you put on your signature winter legging. I like it though. It brings me back to the good mood that I always had during the winter until the summer hit. Which is most likely the time I'm like a grumpy old lady that keeps bitchi'n like the world is going to die because of the hotness. Well, since I'm in a better " version me" now and the weather is chilly, it's time to throw some winter outfits that I wore the last winter on the blog before I switch back to the " grumpy version".

There are still some winter photos waiting in my drive, but I guess I'll postpone it maybe to the next post and in case you wonder why I cut my face out of the photos, It's because I like it. Or In other words,  my face sadly ruin the beautifulness of the photos :)))))

Typical winter me
Shoes: Asos ( I've seen the same looking one from boohoo)
Coat: F21
Sweater: H&M
long T-shirt: any stores =))

Same look, different sweater. If I remember correctly, the sweater should be from H&M ... or F21 :))

coat: Zara
Dress: H&M ( highly recommend)
legs: Eczema :))

Sweater: Mom
culottes: F21
Shoes: Zara

Sunday, June 12, 2016

When life gives you a journey


It's has been awhile since my last post ( obviously). There were so many times I wanted to  but always ended up distracting to another thing. Even on my flight to Washington DC, I finished some travelling and outfit drafts for my blog but as soon as I landed to DC airport.... Goodbye blog, you will be missed! LOL

Those past couple months have been incredible to me. At first, I thought I would move out Seattle but then ended up on the road trip 5000 miles from East coast to West coast. This road trip has changed my view of how big the world is, and how small we are in front of mother nature.
 I can't count how many times we were the only car on freeway without any signs of life while  lightning strikes on the left and the storm chasing us from behind in the middle of a farm road with magnificent view of  red painted mountains with a long range of grassland, or when your car started acting stubborn due to some stupid cheap gas while stuck in a snow blizzard on the mountain without any phone signals.

After all that, the scenes and what we have been through the trip were worth every single minute. We ended up our last night on the road trip with our car parked on a side road, enjoying millions of stars and the milky way above our head. You would know that immediately at  the very end of the trip, when on the road to the final destination, you take a sip of your hot coffee on a chilly sunny day from "your buddy" Mc's Donald and realized you missed the trip so much that the feelings is itchy under your skin, like you have been living in your fantastic world, filled with adventures and magical places, suddenly you are pulling back to the  reality, where you don't need to deal with unexpected things coming up constantly but again, they are also what make you alive during those days on the trip.

For now, I'll end up this blog here and again, hopefully, I will post some more blogs in the next couple days. :)))


Sunday, April 24, 2016

random winter outfits 2016 (1)

 Like usual every year, my winter style hasn't changed too much since last winter, the only difference  is that I wore a little more maturethan last year ( or maybe not) Lol. However, every year, I try to step out of my comfort zone to try something new, Experiencing clothes that I never thought I would wear. For example, last year they were boots and I actually felt really comfortable in them. So This year I tried switching styles occasionally, and dress the style that I call " extreme minimalism " , which ironically isn't minimal at all :)) and totally out of my comfort zone.
 these are what I am talking about

                                                                          Coat: Zara

Sweater & skirt: F21

i hope these outfits make sense of what "extreme minimalism" is to you because I don't even know how to describe the style, it's more like minimalism with a twist of vintage lady style. However, to most of my friends, the style that I call "extreme minimalism" is simply just me changing from leggings to skirts. :)))))))))))))))))))))

Come back to the style that is my signature for years and years ever since I've lived in America: Sweater, leggings, and boots. You never go wrong with these 3 items, especially if they are in black ;)

                                                                               Coat: Zara

Honestly, when I found this trouser, I was so happy. The reason isbecause finding the right pair of jeans or pants is a pain in the ass. I'm short, the painful truth that limits me from finding trousers and pants in America. they are either too long, too big, or fit my thigh, and get really loose at my waist.. However, ever since I discovered  Uniqlo in America, I saw the lights on my journey to find good pants, to make me become an office lady in my dream. As I expected, I found nice fitting dark grey trousers with a tight waist that doesn't make me too short despite it's a little bit long. My story is so beautiful, isn't it? The lady desperately looked for a good pair of trousers, she finally found one and they happily lived together ever after. The end :))))))))))))))))

Posing like a super model but in reality, I'm just a cute little dwarf.

                                                                 To be continued... :))))))))))))))))))


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Photo diary: My last couple months

I know at this point, my new year resolution of writing blog posts every day has broken into pieces. The company I'm working at is having a mid sale season and it's been pretty busy for me to manage writing blog posts when my brain after work only has 1% battery left to do anything (even to update my instagram), all i want to do after working was lay on my fluffy comfy bed after having a big meal, watching something and passing out. i felt like a loser sometimes when looking at other people who had more tiring jobs than me, but still manage to enjoy their days off going out. I, however, prefer staying inside, or laying in my balcony, walking around neighborhoods, getting some groceries and starting my process "eat,entertainment,sleep" :)) Isn't it beautiful? 
Honestly, I'm dying inside when not having able to travel. The most recent travel is to Snoqualmie, and that's it :(. You know the feelings of looking at people travel photos, especially my mom's photos :)), pretending to be happy for them but crying for yourself, and just wanna "f" it all, leave everything behind, pack your luggage and start travelling nonstop ->>; it's me ( Lol, just kidding).  However, it doesn't mean things now are bad, I actually enjoy working now. At least, I get to make enough money to support myself and save some for travels in the future. More importantly, I learned so many experiences in the current environments ( but that's another story I'll tell you someday). it's funny how my goals a couple of years ago was to have a decent amount of money, to buy a house, and settling down before traveling later ( I know, I'm so typical). Until my mom sat me down and told how I am still young, money comes and goes, just save money and travel :)), and her words completely changed what I really want for my life,it also confused my Mom and I about who really is younger than who :)). Anyway, I feel like I've talked enough crap, it's time to show you a glimpse of my life a couple of months ago. 

All the photos are taken with Omd-M10 mark II plus my edit of adding my grainsdue to how sharp the photos were :)) . Also, I feel like my thirst of taking daily lives/casual/ lifestyle photos comes back and gets bigger  ( obviously with the desire to travel) so you probably will see more photos of casual/lifestyle photos in the future.... Oh hey, wait, what I am talking about, my blog is already mostly about daily lives and photos:)) :)))...

In front of my favorite grocery place, literally the place that I visited the most in recent years :)) . If you live in Seattle, you probably know where it is :)), on the very crowded  avenue nearby the famous Dick's burger, filled with one of the biggest gay/lesbian communities in Us: I present you " Broadway of Seattle"

I couldn't remember when I had this delicious Peking duck. The only thing I remembered after having this meal was I swore of not to eat Peking duck ever until next year. 

After cleaning

Before cleaning :))

Chick-fil-a. First time trying it.

This was also the first time trying seolleongtang -  Korean beef bone soup. This place is pretty popular to Korean in WA but I honestly feel it was a little bland. Although I know it's supposed to be bland so that you can season it with salt, onion and banchan to your taste, it was still bland to me no matter much salt I put :)). Perhaps, I'm a salty person ;)).

OOTD witch version

is my face getting mean?

Well, I happen to live nearby a popular breakfast-brunch restaurant - Glo's, where usually people have to get in line for 1 hour to get in on Sunday morning. Despite its fame, The only dish I can see  "glowing" was their drooling smoked salmon egg benedict with homemade hashbrowns. 

Look at that creamy yolk !
 the English muffin was crispy. The hollandaise was well seasoned and creamy. The hash browns were my favorite part about this meal

Not my favorite.

Okay, I know the post is overloaded with food photos, but trust me, that's all I've been doing during Christmas: Eat as much as I can, because once my bf goes back to his state,, I become so lazy to go out and eat by myself

Russian dumpling- Costco dumpling is still my king,  their spicy chives sauce won my heart though.

Woop, Uni- a different form of butter. So good!

Of course, sushi is something I have to eat once in awhile. 

I don't really eat any fancy sushi place due to my thin wallet, which means convey belt sushi is  my number 1 place when somebody ask me to go eat sushi ( and even when my wallet is fat, conveyor belt sushi is still my number 1 ). i mean c'mon,, where can you get plenty of sushi for decent prices but still taste okay? conveyor belt it is

Kurt farm - a cheese shop but also an ice cream place. I'm a frequent customer of Molly moon- a famous ice cream place near my house and I can't happier when a friend blasted how Kurt farm's ice creams are way better than Molly moon. Kurt Farm Shop is an adorable, hipster ice cream joint. It is little and somewhat hidden in a beautiful alley, Kurt's menu leans more to the adventurous side, with flavors like Flora's Cheese, Fig, Rose, and Bay Leaf. I was told that the menu was based on ingredients in their farm. So whatever they have on Kurt farm, they make them into ice creams :)), which is also why the menu changes every season. 

After a hard time thinking to try different samples,  We all opted for a "single scoop", which gets you two flavors: chocolate and cheese ice creams. Needless to say, the ice creams made me scream in heaven: creamy, strong and unique flavor. Especially, the cheese ice cream, It's like you're eating a real cheese except it's cold and in ice cream form :D

Seattle lately has added 2 new commutes to the street. One of them is technically not " new", which is link rail, the train that goes straight from downtown Seattle to Sea - Tac airport, now has new route to Capitol hill and UW ( I'll show you photo in another post, but this is my life saver for working in the morning, 3' to work LOL). Another one is this one, Idk how it is called, probably train rail? but hell no, it is way slower than buses  and took so much more time to arrive at your destination.

A beautiful lip cream palate from E.L.F