A main reason I wanted to visit Boston was because I wanted to experience fall in New England, so naturally I wanted to have the perfect fall outfit for it. Leading up to the trip, I purchased a plaid wrap skirt, a basic white tee (from the men’s section), and a charcoal trench coat from Theory to assemble the perfect fall look. I originally wanted to go for a plaid blazer or coat as they are everywhere at the moment.…

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I haven’t spent much time in New England before, so for a fall weekend getaway, I got my boyfriend and myself tickets to visit Boston for the first time. On our first day here we managed to walk almost 12 miles, covering much of Boston as well as Cambridge, so on the second day we decided to venture out of city to experience real fall along the country roads of Massachusetts. About 15 miles east of Cambridge is Walden Pond…

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Recently I was inspired by YouTube’s “boyfriend buys my outfits” videos, but instead of just having my boyfriend buy me something, I thought it would be more interesting if I also picked out an outfit for him as well. I’ve always thought he has a great sense of fashion. He would point out pieces that he thinks would look good on me, but they are often quite unique and different than my usual style; so I was intrigued to see…

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As you can see, I’ve revamped this blog lately just as I did last year around the first anniversary of my blog. It’s always on its way to look more professional and put together, which I love, but I’ve also been having a bit of an identity crisis regarding the blog. I’ve never wanted to make it a business because I think that could well ruin the fun. I have a full time job that I very much enjoy, so…

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If you’ve read my blog before (especially this post and this post), or know me in real life, of course, then you’d know I love spending some alone time. However, that’s not to say that I’m completely at ease with it. Even though I know I enjoy it, it still feels daunting sometimes and the temptation to just bum it at home can be strong. It’s kind of like exercising, you just have to get yourself to do it because…

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Even though summer seemed to have lasted way longer than a season should (from Memorial Day until a few days ago), it still passed by in the blink of an eye. As much as I’m spoiled by Californian weather, I can’t help but get a little sad as sunsets are getting earlier, shortening the windows of opportunity to visit the beach. So here’s a bit of a random goodbye post to summer 2017, filled with some rambles and photos of…

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View from Jingshan Park Wangfujing (王府井) Wangfujing is one of the oldest and most popular shopping streets in Beijing. While known for traditional Chinese brands with hundreds of years of history, it’s also home to modern malls with stores of all price tags and countries of origin. You can pretty much buy anything in this vicinity. The main street is an impressive promenade wide enough to keep it from becoming too crowded (most of the time). Like all shopping trips,…

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I just came back from a trip to China filled with family time and good food. While physically tired, I feel mentally refreshed because there’s no better reminder of what life is is all about than returning to your roots. I spent my childhood in Beijing, but the longer it has been since I moved away, the more Chongqing, my dad’s hometown, feels almost just as much of a hometown to me. This time I visited Chongqing for about 3…

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