As of now I am finally moved back home - most of my belongings are out of my apartment and piled in my family’s living room, haha. The stressful part is over now, or at least until I start preparing for my move to LA (but that will be more exciting stress). :]]
Now I have more time to blog! I wanted to do an outfit post for what I wore during graduation last weekend. All photos were taken by my dad ~
I am so completely in love with this dress. I searched long and hard for the perfect graduation dress; looking for a dress online was my way of relaxing (procrastinating) from all the end of year projects I had to complete. During that time I visited so many websites that I started to see duplicates of the same dresses and knew where they were cheaper or more expensive. ;p
After almost giving up, I finally stumbled upon this From Paris With Love print dress by Ginger Fizz on Asos. I was searching for something that would make me feel sophisticated (like a grown-up! ;p ) yet youthful at the same time and I think this dress worked perfectly for that. Most of the Ginger Fizz pieces have that same feminine/cute vibe and I’m in love with them all, especially the dresses with Renaissance prints. ♥
Also, I’ve been lusting after large, digital prints for awhile now and this dress turned out to be a pretty affordable option for my tight budget. I managed to get a 10% off code by joining the UNiDAYS program at Asos. If you sign up with that link I’ll get credit at Asos, haha~ :]
For this specific dress, my advice would be to go down rather than up if you’re in between two sizes. On the measurement chart I was in between US sizes 2 and 4 for the bust, and decided to go with the larger 4 to be safe. The dress ended up being a little large on me, but with some quick alterations I made it fit nicely, so it all worked out. And I’m in love with the “scuba” cut of the sleeves/front too!
- Flower Hair Clip: Forever21, only $1.80 :]
- Floral Necklace: A modified version of the peach/gold version of this necklace from Forever21
- Dress: From Paris With Love print dress by Ginger Fizz
- Coral Wedges: My parents got them for me when they traveled to Paris last year ♥
I was so happy when I realized I had shoes that matched so well with the dress. I have very few neutral colored clothing and shoes. When I say “neutral” I mean natural colors like tan, white, off-white, brown, peach, etc. I don’t know exactly why, but a few years ago I decided to eliminate most of the neutral colored pieces from my wardrobe.
This decision has of course turned out to be inconvenient at times… so I was lucky that my parents brought me these shoes as a gift from their vacation to Paris last year! ♥
As I mentioned in my previous post, graduation day turned out lovely and I feel so lucky that I got to spend it with my friends and family. :] And now summer is here, as well as new adventures and new projects! ~ Hope you’re all enjoying it too!
I GRADUATED! ! !
As of last Sunday, I officially have a BFA in New Media from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. It;s been a long journey - there were two points where I seriously considered dropping out. I still haven’t wrapped my head around it yet.
Here’s a photo of Mike and I just after the ceremony. It’s so weird that we’re in the same major; there were only 8 New Media undergrads total in our year!
This is everyone in New Media minus Eric.. I’m going to miss having classes with them all. <3
My family and I celebrated at the reception afterwards~
And took some photos with my closest friends. Ahh I’m feeling more and more nostalgic by the day! :o
Now I’m just packing things up, moving, cleaning and organizing. But after that, I get to blog full time again (so many posts planned, including an outfit post for graduation~). Can’t wait! c;
Anonymous asked: if it's not too rude, what is your height and how much do you weigh? cos i'm short too, so i never know how much i should weigh compared to my friends who are taller, since my weight gets distributed to less body area. you're really cute, so i want a body like yours!
I don’t find the question rude at all, but I’m also not going to answer it. Everybody has a different healthy weight. Even if we were the same height, we could have completely different builds and different ideal weights. :]
I’m a little under 5 feet tall, and my own weight will fluctuate 8-9 pounds depending on whether I have time to cook, bike to classes, etc. So even if I told you my weight it’s a very unreliable number to compare yourself to.
All you have to do is be healthy and happy with your own weight, so don’t compare yourself to others to do it! (If you really are unsure of what that should be, you could ask a doctor about it, just don’t aim for someone else’s weight.) Remember that you’re you and that’s what makes you beautiful! ♥
Can you believe that last week, my boyfriend Mike asked me if I wanted to take outfit photos after class?? It didn’t even cross my mind to take outfit photos, and when I asked why he told me that I looked pretty and he thought I’d want to. He’s the most perfect boyfriend ever. ♥
This outfit would probably have been better in sunshine photos rather than night photos, but our class ran late (the 2nd to last time I attended a class during my college career!) and we had to work with whatever light we could find - that’s why the photos are a bit grainy~
I think I’m slowly getting more comfortable taking photos with Mike. I’m very shy and sometimes it can take me awhile to feel less self concious with different people. But out of everyone I’ve dated, he’s the one I’ve been the most “myself” with, so I’m not really afraid to be silly with him. (The only other people I’m always comfortable with taking my photos are Eva and my parents, haha)
The weather was so great that I couldn’t not be happy!~
And finally, here’s the instagram from when I was still in class. :]
So much to blog, and soon I’ll have so much time to do it! So excited~
Good luck on all your end-of-school-year activities!
Here’s a quick outfit post before I bury myself in my studio again. :D The weather was too nice today for me not to dress up!~
I feel so lucky to have as nice a boyfriend as Mike, who takes my outfit photos for me!~
Only 1.5 weeks left until our final shows, ahh! So exciting and scary at the same time. :o