Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sweet Delight

Just a quick update today! This week is a baby hell week compared to last week. Nonetheless, I've been super exhausted mentally and physically. My appetite has been destroyed since last week so I've been forever hungry but nauseous at everything I eat. I can't wait for fall break! I feel like this semester has been going so well! School is not extremely time consuming, with the right amount of work (with awesome co-workers and the best boss in the world, Jimmy!), VASA here and there and breaking at night, I feel like I'm constantly busy. I love it, though.

My mood has been extremely happy and super optimistic lately despite school work picking up and the weather being extremely disgusting. I'm just so thankful for those in my life right now. I'm having the time of my life and although I'm always tired, I have not regretted anything at all. I kind of used this outfit to demonstrate my mood this week, simple in black and white, but still a girly giddiness that's coming out. Content, light, happy...I love simplicity these days. What can I say? I'm simply happy :D

Ai Nhu

Monday, September 26, 2011

Final Period: Personal Finance


This outfit is really different compared to my usual style. A little darker and out of my comfort zone.
The key to my school style is to be fun and simple. I like bright colors and loose clothing. It makes it easy to put outfits together.
A must have fashion item for school is lip gloss and/or ChapStick. I do not wear make up often so something to go on your lips brings out your face and can add to an outfit.
A tip for the new school year is ask questions. I don't think it ever hurts to know more about the subject you are learning.
My personal goal for this year is to actively learn and be who you are.

I cannot talk anymore about this girl, seriously. All of my previous posts about her were full of raves about how much I love her, and nothing has changed. I'm so glad that I still have her by my side, supporting me in everything I do, especially being my wingwoman for Stylespirations. <3

Sorry for the OVERDUE post, school seriously destroyed me and I recently have been preparing for VASA's Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Now that hell week is gone, I feel so relieved and touched. All of the stress was definitely worth it and I would hands down do it all again. It was an amazing feeling to see the Loyola community come together, and also those who support VASA come from all over just to hang out with us. I'm so thankful!

Also, I'm excited to finally wrap up my first Stylespirations project. I had a blast shooting everyone, from helping my friends assemble their outfits to telling them to do weird poses on strange fixtures. I'm definitely planning another one real soon before the weather gets colder so if anyone in Chicagoland is interested and has a Saturday free, come at me bro!

I'll update my outfits soon! I have lots of pictures for you guys, just haven't edited it yet :P

Ai Nhu

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fifth Period: Orgo Blues


This outfit makes me feel stylish without being flashy and is comfortable for class.
The key to my school style is paying attention to detail. I like to wearneutrals a lot and try to keep it interesting by wearing different textures, patterns, or stand out jewelry.
A must have fashion item for school is a pair of comfy shoes like TOMS for when I have to hike up five flights of stairs.
A tip for the new school year is to introduce yourself to the people you sit by in class, especially if you're a commuter. It helps to have someone to ask when you've just missed what the professor said.
My personal goal for this year is
to get an A in Orgo!
The only person you have to dress to impress is yourself! As long as you love how you look, you'll look awesome!

Debbie was the first person I met in summer school before I started high school in the IB program. After a day, I fell in love with her. She is pretty reserved and quiet, but once you get to know her, she is out of this world. She literally went through dark, high school days with me and put up with so much of my nonsense. I am so thankful that Debbie continued her journey with me at Loyola because I seriously don't know where I would be without her. Debbie was always a fashionista, but I love her because she was never show-offish about what she had. Her style is very laid back and classy, yet she does add a lot of whimsicality to it through accessorizing or unique textures on her blouses. I would have to say she is one of my fashion inspiration because she's the one that influenced me to try the neutral and mature looks as well as introducing me to Jewelmint! I was so glad that we had this shoot together and I feel like the older we get, the more we understand each other through fashion. Weird, huh? That's how we roll :D

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Fourth Period: Modern Arts


This outfit makes me feel comfortable and sexy at the same time. It is not something that everyone would wear and that is one of the reasons why I like it. It represents the combination of modern and vintage clothing shows the contrast between two different decades put together (skirt from H&M, and shirt from a thrift store). In my opinion mixing these two brings a new sense of fashion.
The key to my school style is be unique and wear something that no one else has. Thrift stores bring in that old school fashion but when is combined with the modern fashion they make something different and cool. It’s all about being creative.
A must-have fashion item for school is vintage shirts/pants and skirts.
A tip for the new school year is be as creative as possible. Not too exaggerate but try to combine styles and make it your own.
My personal goal for this year is to take as many credit hours as possible so I can finish college faster.

I changed my style many times throughout the years, and I feel like it is way more interesting and it makes you more interesting as a person if you are the one who creates a new trend and people start wearing what you created. Be the one that makes the changes not the one that follows them.
Ana Maria was one of my good friends in high school. She suffered through IB with me and the one unique thing about her that I will never forget is that she always has a big smile on her face. Her fashion also matched her optimistic personality because she always wore very colorful and cute outfits. Ana Maria actually was one of the people that truly supported me when I started Stylespirations. I initially started this blog as a platform for people to express their personalities through fashion, so I tried to take pictures of others as well as take submissions. Ana Maria helped me spread the word and even encouraged her little sister to submit photos! (check out Diana's submission here) Even though the blog has changed from its initial purpose, she is still an enthusiastic as ever to help me with this project so I thank her so much for putting up with my noob skills and lame demands for poses and stuff. We had a blast running around Millennium park in heels.
PS Ana Maria took a picture of my outfit from that day. We literally were running around the city in heels *facepalm*

Friday, September 2, 2011

Third Period: Aesthetic Philosophy


This outfit is a really laid back way of transitioning into school. It kind of says, yes I accept it's over but I also can't end summer still looking albino. It's breezy enough to still be okay for summer weather, but the letterman jacket tones it down a bit.
The key to my school style is a hint of color. A bright shirt, a bright bracelet, something that doesn't overwhelm but also isn't too monotone. Also, everything in moderation. No one likes a skank.
A must have fashion item for school is... a pair of good, tough, comfortable boots. You can trek through snow and throw it together with anything.
A tip for the new school year is don't try to be friends with everybody, you'll get annoying.
My personal goal for the school year is to make a few good, loyal friends and to finally get the grades I should have gotten in high school.
You all have probably seen Bao Thy on the blog before. She is my godsister and she's such a fun source of energy to be around. Not only is she gorgeous, she has a wonderful sense of style. I went to high school with her and now she is joining me in the same college so I am fortunate enough to see her all the time. On a typical day, she wears cute, sophisticated pencil skirts with a flowy top and an adorable cardigan. Sometimes, she dons a laid-back look with simple shorts and unique tops and accessorizing very playfully. Her style reflects her flexible personality and she is someone that I adore to death.