Long time no post! I'm officially done with my first semester of college! I'm so relieved and now I'm preparing myself for the festival holiday. Without any more worries, I can enjoy my break with my love ones and spend my time with my youth group at church. My life has been a roller coaster within the past two weeks. I've been overstressed physically and mentally, and the weather doesn't help either. My physics professor told me that life is like a sine curve, and after your lowest lows comes your highest high. I can't wait to be up high again.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I've been listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars like crazy. His voice is so crisp and he delivers such raw emotions effortlessly. The lyrics are so metaphorically strong, with violent imagery to emphasize the sacrifice a person makes for their loved ones. However, the feelings don't reciprocate.
Monday, November 22, 2010
A lot of the beauty gurus on YouTube have done this tag, and recently, a friend of mine also did it on Facebook so I thought it would be fun to do it too. This tag is more about the outer appearance, but in no way do I believe that it is the solitary variable to define who you are as a person. I think it is a great way to embrace what God has given you and identify your unique features.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I have been slacking like crazy on this blog, and I even failed to do an October favorites. Let me know if you're interested in seeing them anyways and maybe I'll do a quick post for that. For those of you who are close to me, you can physically see that these pictures were taken nearly a month ago. School has been very fast paced lately and I'm kind of enjoying every minute of it. I had a major crisis (pun intended) recently because I was not doing so hot in my physics class, coincidentally my major. I was really considering switching, but after an emotional talk with my wonderful professor, I realized that this is exactly what I want. I'm very passionate about physics and although it'll be very challenging, I believe in myself.
Monday, October 25, 2010
As the weather gets cooler, I became more obsessed with layering sweaters, shirts, and accessorizing with scarfs and beanies. This shoot with Kelly was from a while back, when the weather was warmer. I thought I keep it more laid-back with just gray Jeggings and a white button up. To add more color, I tied a silk scarf for a more flirty feel. One of the reasons why I really like this outfit although it's simple for my taste is because of the jean jacket. On Christmas of 1992, when I was more than eight months old, my mother bought this jean jacket for my father as a present. After eighteen years, he still keeps it in his closet. Although he can't fit it anymore, he still holds it dear to his heart. Last month, I found it by chance and he happily passed it on to me. Although it is not my style, it is extremely comfortable and has a homey feel that makes me want to cuddle with it. That is why I really wanted to feature it on this blog. Happy fall everyone. Although I know that the change in weather has not been giving such happy days, but change can be a good thing in the end.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Midterms have been rough and the weather has been changing constantly. My mood has been up and down a lot just like the unpredictable Chicago weather. Fashion-wise, I've been on the bummy end, just running to school in hoodies and sweatshirts. A couple of weeks ago I attended a youth leadership conference, so in the rare occasion I decided to go all out and look more decent. This is a variation of the outfit since the actual day that I went, it was rainy and cold, so I layered with black stockings, a black blazer, and my black Nine West oxfords to really make the blue pop. Normally, I'm not a blue person, but there's just something about the satin and the royal blue hue that makes me feel so sexy and confident.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Whoo hoo! I finally got around to taking and editing pictures! As you know, lately I've been getting into the more romantic lacy, floral, and nude trend for fall. I think it's a great combination to warm up the changing weather.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sorry I've been MIA! School has been so exciting and everything is so fresh and anew for me that I haven't had time to take pictures. I've already have about 4 outfits lined up, but I just never got the time to go to Kelly's house and take pictures of them with her. Don't worry, by no means does that mean I'm abandoning this blog! This week, I'm going to be running around Loyola campus with my point-and-shoot, hawking down fashionistas like no other. There were some instances where I found awesome outfits on campus, but I either didn't have my camera with me or the courage to ask them. I'm definitely overcoming that to bring you guys awesome stylespirational outfits soon! Hopefully, I'll have time to meet with Kelly this week so I can update with my newly arranged outfits by next week!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Whoo hoo! I just finished my first two days of college! It was exciting yet nerve wrecking at the same time. I was almost kind of sad seeing how everyone is already so close to their dorm-mates and I only have two people I know in class. Different from my personality, my shyness forced me into places that I'm glad I went to. I went to Madonna della Strada chapel to pray several times a day as well as rummaged the Cudahy library, reading the Sky and Telescope journals. Gosh, I'm on mad nerd mode!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Lately, I've been getting into some of the styles that I've never really liked before. I suddenly developed a fond liking to neutral colors as well as lace. I'm usually a bright and colorful person, but lately I've been liking more neutral and feminine, flowy styles. It gives a very innocent, sweet, and soft feel to it that suddenly attracts me. Different from my usual bold pieces, I am starting to lean more towards the subtle and sweet look. Not to mention that I've been buying a lot of stuff with bows on it lately, I just can't help myself anymore. By the way, digging the hair? I know I am!White lace tank - A'gaci $6; Black skort - Zipia $12; Black bow ring - Forever21 $5; Gold bow&heart necklace - A'gaci $6; Chanel bag - mom's closet! Nine West Oxford Heels - DSW $50
Saturday, July 31, 2010
This is one of my most favorite dress that I've owned, yet I haven't really had the opportunity to wear it. This week was the last week of my internship with the Asian American Institute's Impact Fellows Program. For memories, I decided to dress up on the last day to leave a lasting impression of myself. Dear fellows, I will miss our good times. I've learned so much from all of you and I've finally discovered myself and my potential thanks to your nurturing ways. Please remember me as not only 'Sunnay Honnay', but also the Ai Nhu with dreams and curiosity. I know that you all will support me in my path, and please don't hesitate to look for me if you need a helping hand.
Friday, July 23, 2010
I had a Stylespirations moment yesterday. Kelly and I got off of work early because of legislative visit. We planned on going out to Tank Noodles, so we stopped by Kelly's house for her to change. I came in my purple t-shirt and jean shorts from Forever 21. We hung out a little bit until I noticed this wonderful skirt in Kelly's closet. It was a gift for her 19th birthday in April and she still hasn't worn it. Immediately, I was attracted to it right away and tried it on. I ended up throwing on her gold gladiators and suddenly there was an impromptu photoshoot in her room. Although it wasn't intentional at all, it made me happy to realize that inspiration is always around, it's just up to us to realize it, take it, and make it ours.
Purple t-shirt with pocket, Zipia. Kelly's skirt, forever21. Floral sunglasses, forever21.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
This post is actually overdue for a while now. This is my good friend Tracy, one of the cool Koreans that I will truly miss. Her coolness transcends to her fashion style. Tracy, like me, actually styles herself depending on her mood and laziness. We have moments when we're free from school work so we dress up more, or are always in v-necks and jeans when exam time comes around.Tracy's outfit was incredibly adorable. She mixes a fun and funky Free People cardigan, which I adore so much, with a cute, gray dress and black leather flip flops to tone the strong pink down. The cardigan has amazing pink crochet details, going hand in hand with the soft white lace on the dress. Hands down, this is one of my favorite outfits I've ever seen.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Lesya is one of the most fashionable person at LPHS. Her style is extremely sophisticated and feminine, yet also has a playful hint through her accessories. Although she enjoys to play with color, she always balances her outfits with the soft and feminine style such as a flirty skirt or a Victorian-esque top.This is one of the outfit that truly reflects her style. She matches bold colors with its zig-zag stripes so that it's not overwhelming. The ruffles and simpleness of the dress also balances the look as a whole. She cleanly completes the outfit with a solid brown bag to soften the look along with the simple white flats. She also throws in a fun side with her Ray-Bans, mixing her sophisticated and laidback style to reflect her overall personality.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I bought this dress last September on Soompi for $14, but I never got a chance to wear it because of the fickle Chicago fall weather. Yesterday was the last day of my IB exams, so now I've got no worries. I also have a performance with PPG at DePaul tomorrow for the IB CAS fair, so I'm in such a great mood. I decided to bust out the awesome outfit that I've been dying to wear. Because the outfit was so cute already, I've decided not to accessorize at all to give it the full focus it deserves.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Of all of the friends that I've recently made, Alzen is one of the most memorable one. He's extremely outgoing and is definitely not shy when it comes to music and dancing. His bold personality combined with his sweet nature presents a wonderful and unforgettable person and this transfers over to how he presents himself. I was more than happy when I saw his entry in my mailbox. In this entry, Alzen shows his simple and boyish charms with a clean and natural look.
Who inspires me?, member of SHINee, is notable for his eye-catching, slightly feminine sense of style and ssanti/girl dancing. I like to examine what he wears and I have noticed that he enjoys wearing accessories and likes to expose his neckline. He inspired this "summer look" and I used elements from the "ring ding dong" dark and "juliette" color concepts. The necklace is the focal point because I like accessories and I find that necklaces provide some sort of "eye-candy" to people because typically, people usually notice smaller things like earrings and necklaces. The color contrast of the shirt and the shorts makes the outfit more bold and the shoes give it a "cute look" because "being cute" is naturally a part of my personality. Every guy should embrace more feminine qualities when it comes to clothes because mixing feminine and masculine styles makes our styles more dynamic and interesting.My advice: Do not over-accessorize because it might bog down the style you are trying to portray!!! and remember, fashion is fun!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I've known Amara since my freshman year of IB. She has an eccentric personality and an out-of-this world vision. I've always taken notice of here unique style. Even on a regular or stressful testing day, she always has an outfit that makes you do a double-take.