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Imprint, Pt. 2

By on Jul 28, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 18 comments

There is no doubt of the Imperial Chinese influence of the plaza. I found myself fixed on each ripple in the roof, every floating red lantern… & As I was lost in gaze, I became clouded with unresolved thoughts. Are the tasks of the week completed? Is there anything I must follow up on? I don’t know why I can’t seem to clear my mind, completely. I keep replaying scenarios of the past & critiquing whether or not I made the most effective choice. Half of the time, I used to be doubtful; yet, I find my present confidence has yielded itself to obsessive confirmations & calculated brainstorms. Nonetheless, I have revisited “Nature Walks”, and I keep telling myself if I remain consistent, I will be rewarded with a ballet class in the fall. But, somehow I get over-zealous of quick results and grant myself workout pardon after pardon in exchange for Netflix...

Imprint, Pt. 1

By on Jul 24, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 20 comments

Today I eagerly wandered through Chinatown Plaza with no mission in mind. Although the scorching heat filled Ryan & I with immediate regrets, every drop of sweat was worthy. It’s been ages since I’ve ventured through the Far East-inspired structures, dining options, and shopping centers; I had to surrender an hour of leisure to peer around for recent changes.     The imitative designs featured in the plaza are no match to what I imagine the real-world buildings and arts of The Forbidden City to be. Yet, the horizontal emphasis, precise symmetry, and floating roofs, of Chinatown Plaza gorgeously paralleled the summer sunshine.     Affixed on the pulse-pounding thoughts of existing thousands of miles away, I briefly remember weekends spent browsing through Chinese fashion and visiting the market with my childhood best friend and her family. I admire how...

Tourist of the Town, Pt. 2

By on Jun 29, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 73 comments

I travel to the inner city so often for work, I purposely disregard any excitement taking place. A bit spiteful? Agreed. But, it’s a tease to be surrounded by an abundance of awing sights with no time for leisure.     I’ve been fantasizing of the record-breaking Ferris wheel, The LINQ, on my social media feed for what seems likes months now! After Ryan & I couldn’t bear another second of the beauty flowing from the marvelous structures dispersed amongst the interiors of the fabulous Carsar’s Palace (in Pt. 1), we ventured across the street to a hidden little nook which was the setting of our surprising adventure.     The LINQ was just as beautiful up close as it was colorfully glowing miles away! I wasn’t too sure of its affiliation to any other monopolies on the strip, but it seems as if there’s some connection between this...

Tourist of the Town, Pt. 1

By on Jun 26, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 20 comments

Today was a good day. I did a few things out of the ordinary which granted me a cool sense of relief. My life is falling into place, but the daunting necessity of excessive structure sort of dulls my creativity. I find myself attempting to brainstorm & tune into a innovative space only to fall short of time and productivity.     Although, in seeking constructive inspiration, I find myself getting lost in the workings of others. I have stumbled upon a pleasingly diverse selection of bloggers from around the globe & back due to my feature on Brown Girl Bloggers by Candice! How thrilling it is to explore various interpretations of style–& yet another plus to connect with fellow writers & foodies as well! So much life has been flowing through my 13-inch Mac screen this past week. & Such discoveries stir up a yearning of setting my eyes upon new sights....

Windy Warmth, Part 2

By on Jun 6, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 115 comments

I never know what to wear on a windy day. Warm or cold, it puzzles me. Light & flowy or layered & cozy? Somehow, I feel as if I went with the wrong choice since a heat wave suddenly passed through the hazy air. Yet, I adore how these Pretty Polly faux suspenders tied together with my floral cotton romper and the black & gold-spiked Windsor cardigan. At this point, Ryan and I wanted to venture outdoors… The sun would soon set & cool the breeze.     We began to feel foreign to the happenings on the strip as we peaked out of the parking garage, so we took a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard until we stumbled upon a rooftop near Planet Hollywood. We had a clear sight of the dazzling recreation of the Eiffel Tower, & I attempted to overcome my fear of heights by balancing on these steep steps. The effect on the camera is quite surprising. I do enjoy how...

Windy Warmth, Pt. 1

By on Jun 4, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 24 comments

Today I went to the mall. Unfortunately, not to shop. But, better yet, to satisfy my sudden sushi craving! Welcome to my first official foodie-ish post! Yay me! I persuaded my boyfriend, Ryan, to travel to the city–which was an absolute achievement in and of itself since he loathes the Las Vegas strip, with a passion. I mean, I’m not sure if it’s due to his frustrations with tourist drivers, or his unfamiliarity with the ongoing constructions (and deconstructions) of the roadways, but something about the combination of the crowded sidewalks and stop-&-go traffic really rubs him the wrong way.     Luckily, the heat had settled a bit. As Ryan stepped onto the balcony this afternoon, he enjoyed the dry, warm winds enough to drive us to one of the most popular shopping destinations in town, The Fashion Show Mall. In another post, I will go in to detail regarding all of...

Alumnus, Pt. 2

By on May 22, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 77 comments

When it comes to college, I don’t believe it’s for everyone. Not all passions lead to the front doors of a structured learning institution. Other options exist. Still to this day, I analyze the worthiness of my educational journey. In retrospect, the five years committed to my undergraduate studies will always make up a significant portion of my life.     I found I gained most from what lied outside syllabi. The thoughts which floated in the dense air, with no worries of judgement… ignorance blurted out with hopes of correction, a better comprehension. The loudest minds remained completely silent. I wondered if they were so sure as to not to be corrected, or held ideas beyond their own explanatory capabilities.     As in all things, I found leisure in dressing for each and every day of the scholarly occasion. I did not dare waste too many weeks in chic sweats. I...

Alumnus, Pt. 1

By on May 21, 2014 in Style Philosophy, Worn Threads | 22 comments

Today I took a walk down memory lane. Who knew two years would past so quickly since I last step foot on campus. What was once familiar now seems strange. The dingy weather did not help either. As I look back, I have absolutely no clue how I did it. Work full time, study full time, and gather with family and friends. This must be what aging feels like.     Taking on new life challenges has presented me with an unprecedented amount of mixed feelings which, as bewildering as this phase seems, causes me to feel so much more alive. I have gained exactly what I wanted. So subdued; & now, the calm?     The thing with content is it lessens the waves of my creative flow. I find myself happily tidying up the condo & sitting on the balcony flipping the pages of a magazine &/or scrolling through tumblr rather than brainstorming and collaborating. To be honest, I...