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Jingle, jingle let’s mingle!

By on December 9, 2017

The holidays are coming, and that means office parties to lots of holiday parties until the New Years. I’m hosting one myself tomorrow. Unlike my Halloween Soirée, I’m going to have a smaller group of friends (aiming for it to be <15 people). I need to put away my bed to make more space in my studio, but that won’t be too hard.

I thought this post would be perfect as a GRWM look for the holidays.

Note: This post is long.

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Giveaway: Nordstrom Gift Card

By on November 29, 2017

The holiday season is here, and who doesn’t like to save some money while also giving gifts? I paired up with a couple of other bloggers to host a giveaway! Read more down below on how to enter to get a Nordstrom gift card!

Instead of listing my picks in a list (well there will be a list), I’ll be listing my picks and coordinating a majority of them into several outfits/ pairings.

To enter the giveaway — read below

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Take your promises ’cause they’ve all been broken

By on November 27, 2017

Announcement: I’m currently hosting a giveaway with some other bloggers on my Instagram. The giveaway ends on the 29th! We’re giving away three makeup/skin care kits and a $250 Sephora gift card!

 

 

I’m trying to get better at flat lays, and I think I have improved! The biggest problem I have is lighting, and it doesn’t help that I only have one window, so the perfect time to take photos is during the afternoon. I need softer lighting. The light I have is yellow, so it doesn’t really do a great job + the unevenness of natural light from one window. Time to invest in some lights.

 

Anyways, I’m combining this post with some gifts I got for my birthday and housewarming (and snuck in a couple of things I got myself). I didn’t make a flat lays out of all the gifts (partly didn’t have good lighting and partly not making time for it). I feel really loved and special receiving gifts. Thank you so much to everyone who gave me a gift, but what I’m most thankful for is having you apart of my life.

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Memorial Weekend Shopping

By on May 30, 2017

This Memorial weekend had so many sales! I was able to grab some items that I have been keeping my eyes on for a while.

Pretty Little Things HaulI recently found Pretty Little Things, but I haven’t been able to purchase anything until now. I’ve wanted a pastel pink and pastel blue overcoat for a while, but I haven’t been able to find one until now! This midi dress I saw on another blog, and I really wanted it. I thought this was the perfect dress for a night out or semi-formal situation for the summer. Also, all these items I got for 50%, (Slay50) so this was such a steal!

Scalloped

The other item I purchased was this swimsuit from Zaful. I’ve been on the hunt for a scalloped swimsuit, and I’ve been on the fence about purchasing a swimsuit because I’m not that comfortable with my body, but I have been working out and am planning to go to the beach more often / maybe go swimming too.  The color I got was in blue, but Polyvore only had it in red. I also got a similar scalloped dress above, not from Zaful but from Macy’s, but I couldn’t find an image of it. It was on sale, and it seems to be from last season.

 

Did you guys get anything this Memorial Weekend? I know Nordstrom is having their Anniversary Sale, and normally I purchase items from there, but I don’t need anything pressing right now. I’m pretty happy with all the items I purchased above.

Let me know if you got anything cool this weekend! I would love to see!

 

 

Elizabeth

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Set my heart aflame, ev’ry part aflame. This is not a game.

By on May 25, 2017

I haven’t been that actively lately because I’ve been occupied with school (the quarter is ending soon) and work has been quite busy. Maybe I’ll post up the project my friend Wayne and I have been working on once it’s done.

My research at work is going okay, but there’s always something more I can do (potentially). I’m hoping to get something together to submit a paper to the AMFG conference.  The paper isn’t due until July, but I’m worried I might not have enough data. Need to run more experiments, Elizabeth!

It has been quite a rough month, but I think things are starting to get better / seem okay. This Memorial weekend is going to be fun and relaxing!  On Friday, I’m going to go with my friend, Catherine, to Stanford’s Chinese graduation party as her date, and afterwards, we’ll be going to her friend’s birthday party. Saturday – Monday, the boyfriend and I are going to take a weekend trip down to Monterey / Santa Cruz. I’m looking forward to it!

summer date look
Date look by the beach — still staying cool but also looking put together  (this is actually what I’m going to be wearing on Saturday, since I have this dress)
beach wear
Strolling around the coast look — but still having some swimwear just in case you want to jump into the ocean!
It’s a bit late, but I just ordered this swimsuit. I’ve been working on exercising, and there has been some progress! I’ll update next time on my progress with BBG.

 

casual look
Comfortable, Casual — for long drives or to relax in after the busy weekend

Do you guys have any plans this Memorial Weekend? It’s also con season, so I believe a good amount of people are going to be at Fanime. I threw in some looks I plan to wear this week. Hope it’ll inspire you, readers, if you’re unsure what to wear when going on a weekend trip!

 

 

 

Elizabeth

 

P.S.

If you want to check out the items I posted, you can find them on my Polyvore account!

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