Wednesday, October 29, 2014

the orchard.

cardigan-525 america, dress-Sundance Catalog, bag-Shop Ruche, booties-Francesca's

photos by Mailee Yang

I'm kind of loving fall. Fall, I feel, is the essence of me. The colors, the earthiness, just love it all! I loved going to a quiet orchard and being surrounded by all of these beautiful colors. I'm not digging how white I'm getting though!

Funny story. As Mailee and I were driving back home after the shoot, we were just talking and laughing, and being surrounded by farmland where was livestock around. We saw a chicken cross the road and slowed down a little. What we didn't see is the second one crossing (we swear it had black feathers blending in with the road) and suddenly we hear a rolling thump as we killed the chicken. And when I say we, I mean Mailee since she was driving. ;) Definitely felt so sad afterwards, but it was kinda funny hearing Mailee's reaction.

Monday, October 27, 2014

sunshine.

I am so thankful for the amazing amount of love I received as I returned home over the weekend. It definitely was a hard time for me, but found some closure. I love Tennessee with all my heart and soul, and thankfully, I get to go back for Thanksgiving! 
top-Forever 21, skirt-Forever 21, booties-Carlos Santana, bracelets-Nordstrom & Thailand

photos by Mailee Yang

I love how these pictures turned out. It's funny because we only got to take about eight before Mailee's camera started acting up and we had to call it quits. And though my hair was beyond frizz, I love the glow of the sun on my hair as it was rising against the water!

I'll never forget when I wore this skirt for the first time and my oldest brother asked if I had just come off the prairie. I was offended then, but now I take it as a compliment. ;) I love the gauzy flow of it with the tribal top.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

miss nostalgic.

My dear friends, tonight I catch a red eye to Tennessee. I'm ecstatic. It's the second time for me to return home since I left over a year ago. The main reason is to say goodbye to the home I was born and raised in (*house hasn't sold yet but is expected to very soon) and to help my mom drive her car out to Utah. Oh, how it will be extremely hard to say goodbye to my house. It's not just a house, it's the only one I ever lived in. Those walls hold memories from the beginning, from before my parents' divorce. It holds happiness and grief. Easy bake ovens and songs sung by the whole family. Midnight piano pounding and yelling to stop. The same story told to me night after night as a little girl from my dad when he got lost as a kid. The smell of a new dessert being made on the daily by my mom. The insane amount of holiday decorations in our garage. Endless laughter. The snickers from my brother and I as we stole candy from my mom's closet and were always caught. The token egg from the Easter egg scavenger hunt that was never found. The Christmas garland that stayed up all year long. My closet door covered in stickers that I swore I would take with me when the end came. The presents I found for my upcoming birthday because my mom wasn't good at hiding and I was too good at seeking. The yellow then lavender walls in my room. The hugs and never-ending love.

Wow, I could go on forever. But let's stop the waterworks for me. Unfortunately, when I get there, there won't be anything left in the house. All of the items have been moved out. So, I'll be walking through a ghost house. If you can't tell, I'm pretty nostalgic. And man, is this gonna be hard.

Can't we just do it all over again? I took it for granted this first time around.

Tennessee will always be my home, though I have no trace of an accent to show it. But once that house isn't mine, I will feel homeless until I create my own family. There is something to say about moving forward, but I'm not very happy about it. :) It's okay, I'll live. And one day, I'll drive by with my kids and relive all of the memories.

So, to Tennessee I go, a little teary-eyed and excited.

Below is amazing memories overload. (sorry in advance)
Chillin with my bros so long ago. Chad, Ben, & Casey

Monday, October 20, 2014

take it all in.

top-Macy's, skirt-Anthropologie, shoes-Francesca's, bag-Fossil 

photos by Mailee Yang

Life has endless opportunity and endless wonder if we just seek it out. Man, do I love exploring these beautiful mountains and scenery.  This was up in Sundance on a cold morning. Breathtaking views that bring you peace.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

neutral turtle.


turtleneck-Forever 21, pants-old, hat-Forever 21, booties-Forever 21, purse-Kohl's, sunglasses- Shop Sosie

photos by Mailee Yang

If I could wear hats every day, I would. Less upkeep with my hair and it just completes a look. I love this simple look of all neutrals. Turtlenecks are back in. 
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My thoughts lately:


 I often feel I'm so far behind in many aspects of my life. But then I have to remind myself, I'm only beginning, only 19. I can't compare my beginning to someone else's middle or even end. I can only compare yesterday to today and see if I have improved.

Comparison is the thief of joy. No one has the same talents or personality as you. You have your own unique role to fulfill. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

provo fashion week look 2.

blouse-LC Lauren Conrad, pants-Forever 21, shoes-Charlotte Russe, bag-Patricia Nash (cross body version), watch-Winnie the Pooh, sunglasses-Shop Sosie

This is kind of an outfit of favorites. I will always love a basic white button up. Add the crochet-like details to the the front of this LC Lauren Conrad one, and it instantly updates it. Then the Forever 21 pants! Whenever I don't know what to wear, I always tend to reach for them. Without fail, I always get compliments on them. The print is so fun and crazy yet sophisticated. Then there's my beloved Patricia Nash tote that's been through thick and thin with me, traveling and carrying books and such. I can't get enough of Miss Nash's Italian tooled leather designs.

This look was from the second day of Provo Fashion Week. I'm glad I went to the second show because, although there were some of the same designers from the night before, there were new designers with amazing, breathtaking creations!

As the weather turns colder, all I want to do is watch movies and drink hot chocolate.

What is your favorite thing to do as the leaves change?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

provo fashion week look 1.

top-Old Navy, skirt-Nordstrom Rack, heels-Betsey Johnson, clutch-from Cambodia, sunglasses-Shop Sosie, earrings-Francesca's, necklace-from Vietnam

photos by Mailee Yang

My official classification of my style is earthy & elegant. It depends on the day which side I'm leaning towards more. For the VIP Event of Provo Fashion Week that I had the opportunity to attend, I went with this outfit because I felt it was elevated and dressed up but still earthy.

We grabbed these shots quickly before we had to go inside.

I just love anything scalloped and the metallic gold Betsey Johnson heels are no exception! My "clutch" was really a lunch bag that was given to us on my tour in Southeast Asia with the Young Ambassadors. I like creating multiple uses for things I own. :) And then the very J.Crew-esque necklace was found at a market in Vietnam. Unfortunately, before the night ended, my necklace broke. Haha. It's all good, you just roll with it.

What's your color that you always go back to when shopping or picking something to wear? 
(mine is obviously olive green)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

the orchard.

cardigan-525 america, dress-Sundance Catalog, bag-Shop Ruche, booties-Francesca's

photos by Mailee Yang

I'm kind of loving fall. Fall, I feel, is the essence of me. The colors, the earthiness, just love it all! I loved going to a quiet orchard and being surrounded by all of these beautiful colors. I'm not digging how white I'm getting though!

Funny story. As Mailee and I were driving back home after the shoot, we were just talking and laughing, and being surrounded by farmland where was livestock around. We saw a chicken cross the road and slowed down a little. What we didn't see is the second one crossing (we swear it had black feathers blending in with the road) and suddenly we hear a rolling thump as we killed the chicken. And when I say we, I mean Mailee since she was driving. ;) Definitely felt so sad afterwards, but it was kinda funny hearing Mailee's reaction.

Monday, October 27, 2014

sunshine.

I am so thankful for the amazing amount of love I received as I returned home over the weekend. It definitely was a hard time for me, but found some closure. I love Tennessee with all my heart and soul, and thankfully, I get to go back for Thanksgiving! 
top-Forever 21, skirt-Forever 21, booties-Carlos Santana, bracelets-Nordstrom & Thailand

photos by Mailee Yang

I love how these pictures turned out. It's funny because we only got to take about eight before Mailee's camera started acting up and we had to call it quits. And though my hair was beyond frizz, I love the glow of the sun on my hair as it was rising against the water!

I'll never forget when I wore this skirt for the first time and my oldest brother asked if I had just come off the prairie. I was offended then, but now I take it as a compliment. ;) I love the gauzy flow of it with the tribal top.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

miss nostalgic.

My dear friends, tonight I catch a red eye to Tennessee. I'm ecstatic. It's the second time for me to return home since I left over a year ago. The main reason is to say goodbye to the home I was born and raised in (*house hasn't sold yet but is expected to very soon) and to help my mom drive her car out to Utah. Oh, how it will be extremely hard to say goodbye to my house. It's not just a house, it's the only one I ever lived in. Those walls hold memories from the beginning, from before my parents' divorce. It holds happiness and grief. Easy bake ovens and songs sung by the whole family. Midnight piano pounding and yelling to stop. The same story told to me night after night as a little girl from my dad when he got lost as a kid. The smell of a new dessert being made on the daily by my mom. The insane amount of holiday decorations in our garage. Endless laughter. The snickers from my brother and I as we stole candy from my mom's closet and were always caught. The token egg from the Easter egg scavenger hunt that was never found. The Christmas garland that stayed up all year long. My closet door covered in stickers that I swore I would take with me when the end came. The presents I found for my upcoming birthday because my mom wasn't good at hiding and I was too good at seeking. The yellow then lavender walls in my room. The hugs and never-ending love.

Wow, I could go on forever. But let's stop the waterworks for me. Unfortunately, when I get there, there won't be anything left in the house. All of the items have been moved out. So, I'll be walking through a ghost house. If you can't tell, I'm pretty nostalgic. And man, is this gonna be hard.

Can't we just do it all over again? I took it for granted this first time around.

Tennessee will always be my home, though I have no trace of an accent to show it. But once that house isn't mine, I will feel homeless until I create my own family. There is something to say about moving forward, but I'm not very happy about it. :) It's okay, I'll live. And one day, I'll drive by with my kids and relive all of the memories.

So, to Tennessee I go, a little teary-eyed and excited.

Below is amazing memories overload. (sorry in advance)
Chillin with my bros so long ago. Chad, Ben, & Casey

Monday, October 20, 2014

take it all in.

top-Macy's, skirt-Anthropologie, shoes-Francesca's, bag-Fossil 

photos by Mailee Yang

Life has endless opportunity and endless wonder if we just seek it out. Man, do I love exploring these beautiful mountains and scenery.  This was up in Sundance on a cold morning. Breathtaking views that bring you peace.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

neutral turtle.


turtleneck-Forever 21, pants-old, hat-Forever 21, booties-Forever 21, purse-Kohl's, sunglasses- Shop Sosie

photos by Mailee Yang

If I could wear hats every day, I would. Less upkeep with my hair and it just completes a look. I love this simple look of all neutrals. Turtlenecks are back in. 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
My thoughts lately:


 I often feel I'm so far behind in many aspects of my life. But then I have to remind myself, I'm only beginning, only 19. I can't compare my beginning to someone else's middle or even end. I can only compare yesterday to today and see if I have improved.

Comparison is the thief of joy. No one has the same talents or personality as you. You have your own unique role to fulfill. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

provo fashion week look 2.

blouse-LC Lauren Conrad, pants-Forever 21, shoes-Charlotte Russe, bag-Patricia Nash (cross body version), watch-Winnie the Pooh, sunglasses-Shop Sosie

This is kind of an outfit of favorites. I will always love a basic white button up. Add the crochet-like details to the the front of this LC Lauren Conrad one, and it instantly updates it. Then the Forever 21 pants! Whenever I don't know what to wear, I always tend to reach for them. Without fail, I always get compliments on them. The print is so fun and crazy yet sophisticated. Then there's my beloved Patricia Nash tote that's been through thick and thin with me, traveling and carrying books and such. I can't get enough of Miss Nash's Italian tooled leather designs.

This look was from the second day of Provo Fashion Week. I'm glad I went to the second show because, although there were some of the same designers from the night before, there were new designers with amazing, breathtaking creations!

As the weather turns colder, all I want to do is watch movies and drink hot chocolate.

What is your favorite thing to do as the leaves change?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

provo fashion week look 1.

top-Old Navy, skirt-Nordstrom Rack, heels-Betsey Johnson, clutch-from Cambodia, sunglasses-Shop Sosie, earrings-Francesca's, necklace-from Vietnam

photos by Mailee Yang

My official classification of my style is earthy & elegant. It depends on the day which side I'm leaning towards more. For the VIP Event of Provo Fashion Week that I had the opportunity to attend, I went with this outfit because I felt it was elevated and dressed up but still earthy.

We grabbed these shots quickly before we had to go inside.

I just love anything scalloped and the metallic gold Betsey Johnson heels are no exception! My "clutch" was really a lunch bag that was given to us on my tour in Southeast Asia with the Young Ambassadors. I like creating multiple uses for things I own. :) And then the very J.Crew-esque necklace was found at a market in Vietnam. Unfortunately, before the night ended, my necklace broke. Haha. It's all good, you just roll with it.

What's your color that you always go back to when shopping or picking something to wear? 
(mine is obviously olive green)