Sunday, February 26, 2012

take me on a trip, i'd like to go someday










(all photos taken by kyle martin)

Originally I wore this look without the lipstick but it looked too edgy for my liking, so I added a touch of red. I don't know what it is about my skintone but it's so hard to find the perfect shade of red! I literally have to mix 3 different shades of red to concoct the right shade for me but, whatever gets the job done.

BTW, are you guys as obsessed about linsanity as I am? I've already been to three of the Knicks games at madison square garden and the energy is so exciting! As an asian american, I have to say that I'm so proud of Jeremy Lin for breaking through the glass ceiling that most asians are limited by. It just shows that although we're always put into a specific stereotype (nerds, submissive, non-athletic, etc) it doesn't mean that that's always the case. He is such a great role model and a great basketball player.


Monday, February 20, 2012

simply salmon










(all photos by kyle martin)

I wore this outfit to work once and my boss looked me up and down and said "salmon???" haha. He was so confused as to why I would dress monochromatic in a salmon shade, but hey, it's the new trending color. I could see why it would shock him though considering the fact that most of my colleagues wear all black—it's like the unwritten dress code.

The sweater I'm wearing is one that I originally bought for my bf. Being the kind man he is, he couldn't not wear it since I bought it so he grudgingly wore it to work but got ripped apart by his colleagues for wearing pink. Mind you, he worked in an industry where it's basically boys club so it seems as though the taunting can get a little brutal. He never wore the sweater again after that day so I took it under my wings and gave it a chance to shine in my closet. I love it. It's the perfect shade of salmon.

I feel like I look awkward when I'm not smiling. I smile so much that I even got the nickname "smiley" at work. What do you guys think?

Friday, February 17, 2012

I'm back.





(all photos taken by kyle martin)

I took a long hiatus from the blogging world. I needed to get some things done in the real world and I realized that I had to choose one or the other. You know how it is—but i'm baaaaaack. 

It was so unbelievably cold this day. You probably can't tell from the way I'm smiling but really, it was freezing. So much so that at one point I couldn't feel my fingers or cheeks. The coat and gloves didn't do justice. Funny thing about this combination jacket that I'm wearing, I wore it when I went back home to see my parents over the holidays and my mom remarked that it's strange that I'm starting to wear clothes that she used to wear back in the days. I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree because I'm liking outfits that my mom would've worn back when she was my age. 

I hope that I won't have to take such long break from the blogging world again. I'll try not to. 

Saturday, December 31, 2011

lyc & co. went fishing








This time when "T" and I went back home, we went fishing at Whidbey Island. It was freezing and windy, so much so that my lips turned blue. We ended up not being able to catch any fish but it was well worth the trip. Do you see how serious my dad is about fishing?? hahah.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Now what to do with all this wrapping paper.....






That last photo of me is when I was in a rush to go back home to pack and get ready to go to the airport. I almost didn't make it for the holidays this year because I wasn't sure if I was able to get time off work, but at the last minute I somehow managed and was able to come home for a week for christmas.

I love it when I come home because not only do I get to see my loving family and friends, mom always cooks the best meals. No matter how many times I eat korean food in nyc's ktown, it's never the same as mom's cooking and when I got home this year, literally 5 min after I walked through the door, I started eating and then passed out due to food coma. It feels so nice to be home because it's been about a year since I've been back. It's always as if there's something a little bit missing when I'm in ny but when I come back to seattle, the void is filled again and I think some people take it for granted when they can go and see their family every weekend or everyday because you're so used to be being around them all the time. I most definitely was like that but now that I'm rarely home, I feel like I need to make the most out of every waking minute which is why I'm writing this post now because everyone else is asleep. lol

Also, do you see that amazing chloƩ bag I'm holding??! "T" bought it for me for xmas. He spoils me, he really does. You should've seen the big smile I had on my face when I saw him walking down the block carrying a bergdorf goodman shopping bag. I knew he'd gotten me something good this year for xmas like he does every xmas. I seriously felt like a 7 year old all over again and I was squealing and getting giddy. haha.

I hope everyone had a nice, safe and happy holiday with your family and friends and I also hope that you'll all have a happy and prosperous new year. I can't believe it's already 2012. Time goes by too quickly and it's not okay. I'm still stuck in the 90's. lol.



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Saturday, December 10, 2011

ho ho ho



Don't know if you guys realize this, but you can see T's shadow in all of these photos. haha. Also, today is Santacon in New York and for those of you who don't know what that is, it's pretty much drunk people dressed up as Mr. or Mrs. Clause, walking around the city, looking for an early xmas gift to unwrap for themselves. If you know what I mean...

In other news, xmas is so near and I still haven't bought my ticket to go back home to celebrate the holidays with my family. Pretty much I'm going to have to spend a fortune to buy them now and at the same time I don't even know if I'm going to be able to take days off work to go, so as of now, I've been crossing my fingers.

I've also been thinking about dyeing my hair to a lighter color. My hair is raven black, really really dark. So much so that a lot of people ask me if I dye my hair black. I get it from my dad and I'm not complaining because he's 60 years old and does not have one grey hair on his head. It's not that I hate my dark hair, I just want a change. What do you guys think?

Lastly, I just wanted to leave you guys with a photo that I took last week. It was such an awkward pose that it made me look like a turtle so I drew it on. It's me! The awkward turtle.



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Thursday, December 8, 2011

sorry guys


My sincere apologies for the lack of posts this week. I've been extremely busy with my freelance work and at the same time, I started freelancing in-house at a company so when I get home, it's far too dark to take pictures of my outfit :( Also, it's been super disgusting out in NY. Remember when I said that all that sunny weather last week was only a forewarning to disgusting weather? Yup. It happened. But these may all be excuses. I will try my best to find a balance between this blog and work and in the meantime, please forgive me. Please?