Sunday, January 6, 2013

Deserted Enjoyments

Photography by: Cory Chen
(Sweater - Forever21; Scarf - H&M; Beanie - Forever21; Skirt - CottonOn; Stockings - H&M; Shoes - UNIF; Clutch - gifted)

Hey guys! So this is from a couple days ago. Right after my bout of food poisoning, I caught a cold. This year has definitely not been going well so far for me. =( I don't know if you can tell from the pictures but I was completely drained. I had no energy whatsoever but I pulled myself together to take these pictures just for you guys! 
I normally don't like wearing bright colors but I thought I'd change it up since it was such a nice day and it'd probably liven up my spirits a bit. 
Today, I had to drop off my boyfriend at the airport. He's sadly going back to college in San Diego =/ I don't fly back to London for another 2 weeks. It was sad, but we promised not to cry...too badly. I won't be seeing him for 5 long months! That's crazy, but I know that we're going to stay strong. =)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Photography by: Cory Chen
(Blazer - H&M; Top - Primark; Belt - Target; Skirt - UrbanOutfitters; Heels - JeffreyCampbell)

Hey guys! Can you believe I’m already posting another blog post? I think my New Years Resolution is to update my blog more often. YAY!

Anyways, I’m so miserable today. I got food poisoning and a slight fever. It sucks to start off the New Year this way, but there’s nothing I can do about it but grin and bear it, right?

This is the outfit I wore on New Years. I wanted the start off the New Year dressed my best. I’ve never actually owned a maxi skirt before so when I saw this skirt in the Sale section of an Urban Outfitters store in London, I knew that I had to get it. The original price of the skirt was £40, which is a converted $65. However, I got it for £9 ($14.50)!! What a bargain!! I don’t even think Urban Outfitters sales here in America get that great.

The skirt originally had two slits all the way up each leg. At first, I thought those slits made the skirt unique, but after awhile, I realized that the two slits made it look like a loincloth because of the narrow strip of fabric that is used to cover the crotch. That's probably why the skirt was in the sale section in the first place. As a solution, I sewed up the slits! Took me 3 long hours. I actually watched the Ball drop on TV while I was sewing this thing up haha

Tell me what you guys did New Year’s Eve! I would love to hear it =)

Monday, December 31, 2012

Trespassing the End

Photography by: Cory Chen
(Top - Primark; Bra - PunkyFish; Pants - MotelRocks; Bag - Forever21; Skull Bracelet - TopShop; Necklace - ThingsRemembered)

Hey, guys! Happy New Year’s Eve! I’m finally back from London! I’ve missed San Francisco so much. London kinda sucks. 1) Everything is way too expensive, and food portions are tiny. 2) The weather is way too cold for me to wear cute clothes. 3) The culture and people are somewhat boring.

Now that I’m back. I’m hoping to squeeze in a few blog posts before I have to head back across the pond in another 2-3 weeks. I’m sorry I haven’t updated since September but college is actually harder than I imagined. I went from writing 2-3 essays in a semester to 13 essays! I feel like all my spare time is spent catching up on my Z’s. =( Plus it’s super duper cold and sun-less so it just de-motivates me from dragging someone outside to go take pictures for me =/

But there was a plus side to London. Since there wasn’t a Forever21 near my school, I had to find somewhere else cheap to buy my clothes. I found PRIMARK! Primark is supposedly the British equivalence of Forever21, but I disagree. All the British people say that Primark stuff disintegrates in the wash because it’s so cheap, but it’s definitely higher quality than Forever21 things. This top I’m wearing for this shoot is a light, sheer material. I’ve worn it quite a number of times already, but it still looks really good. Usually a Forever21 top of this similar fabric would have wrinkled and deformed. Primark is probably one of the best things I’ve experienced in London. The store’s like 4-5 stories high with men’s, children’s, women’s, shoes, and home/miscellaneous products. It’s definitely overwhelming shopping there at first, but if you’re a true shopaholic, it’ll soon become your favorite place to be! Haha. If you’re ever visiting London, do drop by!

2012 is ending. It wasn’t apocalyptic, but many people think it was a bad year. 2013 will be a brand new start. Do you guys have any New Year’s resolutions? Lose weight? Find a lover? Do better in school? Well, I, for one, can’t think of a concrete resolution. I should probably aim to get to class early, but that’s a goal made to fail. I also want to tone up my abdomen but I’m too lazy to exercise. Hmmm I’ll tell you guys when I think of one!

In the meantime, you should follow me on Instagram. I update that a lot more than I do here =) Hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fashion is Religion

Protography by: Spencer Corpuz
 (Sweater - Forever21; Leggings - Forever21; Heels - JeffreyCampbell; Locket - ThingsRemembered; Sunnies - CrossroadsTradingCo.; Wallet- Target; Bow - NewLook; Rings - H&M)

At last, I have updated my blog!! The past 3 weeks have been absolutely hectic. I moved halfway across the world, started college, and met some crazy awesome people. What do I think of London so far? Well, it’s a pretty nice city, but I think that nowhere can replace San Francisco in my heart. No where. Plus London is SO expensive!! Coming from SF, the 3rd most expensive city in America, I thought I’d be able to adjust better than most, but no. It takes me $8 to wash one load of laundry when I could have easily spent $2 at my local Laundromat. The H&M and F21 here are also crazy expensive. It’s quite hard to find deals, but I was lucky enough to attend the Motel Rocks Autumn Sample Sale, where I found one pair of pants and three tops for a grand total of……..only £24! (Usually you can only get one thing with £24)

Despite the price of everything, I was fortunate enough to have been stuck with awesome flatmates! Just 3 days of meeting each other, and I felt like we’ve known each other for a whole semester already. My roomies, Ingrid and Tara, specifically are the sweetest people ever. Ingrid makes me omelettes and chicken, and Tara made me toast and shares her jacket with me! Even though, my boyfriend isn’t here to take care of me physically anymore, I know I can always trust my roomies to keep me fed and safe if anything happened.

Last night my flatmates and a whole lot of other NYU kids and I went to a Steve Aoki concert at some club, and it was crazyyy. Fist fights, pervy guys, pick-pocketers, sweat and body odor, and a whole lot of unnecessary pushing. Our ticket said the show would start at 11pm, but Steve Aoki wasn’t even going to perform until 2:30am! Can you believe how bored I was? Yes, I could have danced to the techno music that was playing those 3.5 hours, but I don’t like techno or grope-y strangers, so I opted to just lay down on the couch with Tara. LOL A worker thought I was sick or something, and asked if I was alright. I’m considering to never go to a British club again…BUT the night could have ended worse, thank the heavens, my group of friends didn’t get anything stolen unlike the other NYU students =/

Anyways jumping to the photo shoot!… I found a classmate who was willing to take pictures of me! Photography is his hobby, and apparently he lives like 10 minutes south of San Francisco, so of course we have that connection to click with. =) Since college has so much work and clothes is expensive and I MAY have gotten a fashion internship (didn’t get back to me after my interview yet), we aim to take pics once a week. So stay tuned!

Whew! There are just way too many stories to fit into this one blog post! Anyways, I hope you like this outfit, and once again, follow me on Instagram @fabulouslybold because I’m taking bombass pictures here in London! =)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Going to be on Hiatus

Hey, guys! You guys may or may not know that I will be studying in London this upcoming school year. Anyways, I will be headed to the airport this Saturday. It's quite a bittersweet feeling, but I think excitement overpowers most of my other emotions :) I've already packed a good number of my clothes, so I will not be posting up any OOTD anytime this week. I'm not sure what the situation will be like once I arrive to London, so the future of my blog is still blurry. My usual photographer, aka my boyfriend, will not be following me to London sadly, so I am lacking a photographer. It would be amazing if I make a friend who loves photography and such, so that he/she can be my photographer out of their own pleasure. (I always dragged my boyfriend on photo shoots haha.) Also, London is an expensive city to live in, and I am a broke college student, so it's going to be quite hard to go shopping often. I hope you guys keep checking up on my blog for any updates. Until then, I hope you can follow me on Instagram under FabulouslyBold to see what's going on through my day to day life :) Thanks for reading!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Moats and Fortresses

(Sweater - Forever21; Top - Forever21; Skirt - Forever21; Belt - Target)

Hey guys! I know I haven't posted anything in ten days. I'm so sorry! College is coming up and I've been trying to spend more time with my boyfriend before I leave for London. I've also dedicated a lot of my free time working on his go-away gift, so I didn't have any time or motivation to assemble an outfit for a photo shoot. 

Today, we went to Baker Beach to build a sandcastle! We went out of our way to buy a $5 sand toy set that we will never use again! What a waste of money... but oh wells! Maybe we can save them for our kids or something ahaha! It'd really be great if I could marry him one day. 

Oh yea!! One big important thing! My sister got me an Instagram! Follow me under "fabulouslybold". Previously, I was against Instagram because I don't like hyped up things, but it's actually pretty fun!! I hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

So this is pretty cool! Stephanie Clark from Fashion by Stephanie nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award!

You may be asking, what is this award? Well...
"...The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

Well isn't that a buncha compliments stuffed into one tiny word! Thank you so much, Stephanie for the nomination! I'm quite honored.

Here are the answers to your question:

1. How did you get into blogging?
Well imagine a very bored teenage girl, stuck at home during the summer, with nothing but a passion for fashion. That girl was me. I had been fostering a love for fashion ever since the beginning of senior year. Over the year, my best friend, Mackenzie mentions that I should start my own blog. So it's summer, and I'm just like, why not? I can become the inspiration for others than just be the follower! :)
2. How would you describe your style?
I would say that my style is pretty diverse. I range from vintage to modern, but I always have to have some edge in it. I'm not into pastel colors or flowy fabrics. I have a slightly harsh personality which I represent in my outfits. I'm also a very bold girl so I do pops of colors a lot. 
3. Who is your style icon?
I honestly don't have a singular style icon. I see what's trending from the blogging community. From there, I pick and choose which trends fit my personal style. Because in the end of the day, I have to stay true to myself. 
4. How do you make your blog stand out from others?
Honestly, I don't do anything but be myself. I would say that since my personal style is pretty eclectic, my followers never know what to expect. So I guess that's something about me that's different from other bloggers. 
5. What are your favorite designers/stores?
Well, I usually shop at Forever 21 or H&M since I am a broke teenager, but they are by far not my favorite. All the places I really like are too pricy, like Urban Outfitters and Madewell. If I could buy everything from one place though, I'd buy everything on NastyGal. They are freaking amazing and edgy...and overpriced..Oh yea, I love Jeffrey Campbell, enough said. 
6. Do you wish to do anything fashion-wise in your career? And if so, what?
I definitely want to spend the rest of my life working with fashion, but I'm not sure the practicality of that. It is a really hard industry to succeed in. I actually wanted to be America's Next Top Model from 3rd grade to 8th grade, but then I came to terms that I am too short to even try out, but I think being a stylist would be the funnest thing in the world!
7. Do you have any other interests aside from fashion?
Of course I do! I love cheerleading. I was on my school's varsity cheerleading squad for 3 years, and I definitely want to continue in college. It's such a misunderstood sport. It actually should be in the Olympics, really. I also love watching dance. It's beautiful! Even though I have absolutely no future in ballet or contemporary (I sucked haha), I would really like to learn hip hop! Some other things that I care about is: humanities, the environment, traveling/cultures. 
8. Where in the world would you like to travel to one day?
I'm not really sure where I would like to travel. Ideally, I'd say everywhere, but I really want to go to the Caribbean. It's cliche I know, but the water is so clear, clean and shallow! I would like to stay in those huts built on short stilts on top of the water! :) So romantic!
9. What is your favorite movie at the moment?
I don't really have a favorite American movie lol. I really like L is for Love, L is for Lies. It's Hong Kong-nese, and it makes me cry every single time! Definitely check it out! It has subtitles!
10. What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to sleep, play iPhone games, watch movies, and read. I'm so lame I know, but staying home is so relaxing!
11. What makes you, you?
Haha! Well, I think people would define me as pessimistic, perfectionist, critical, sarcastic, and very blunt. I stay above the influence, and stay true to myself. I don't mind speaking my mind, but it's not like I'm heartless either. I care about the environment deeply, and I can't wait to start my own family! I value family time! This corrupted, power-hungry world has made me pretty cynical though..

So the Liebster Award is a tag award. Here are the 5 blogs that I found most deserving of this award:

My questions for you are: 
1. How did you get interested in fashion?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3. What are 3 words that describe your personality?
4. Describe your style.
5. How do you shop when you're on a budget?
6. What/who is your favorite store/designer?
7. If you had a time machine, where/when would you go and why?
8. What are your other interests/hobbies?
9. What is your dream job? Why?
10. How would you change the world if you could in one way?
11. What do you think every girl should have in their closet?

1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. Then create 11 of your own questions for the people  you will tag.
2. Choose 5 people to nominate the award and notify (via comment, message, etc).
3. Link the tagger and the nominees in your post.

Happy Blogging!