October '14 • Falling in Love with Sunglasses- Warby Parker x 826

Sunday, October 26, 2014

First Outfit: House of Harlow Sunglasses, Forever 21 Necklace and Sweater, American Apparel Skirt and Tights, Vagabond Boots, Coach bag
Second Outfit: ASOS Hat, Ray-ban Sunglasses, &Other Stories Sweater, American Apparel Jeans, T.U.K Creepers

Hello everyone! I am back with a new post today and this one is all about sunglasses! Sure, you might say 'Yujin, it's not summer anymore! Why are you writing a post about sunglasses?', but I was actually inspired to do this by Warby Parker and their newest collaboration with 826NYC and 826LA

Warby Parker has partnered up with 826 National, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping students build up their writing skills, and also encourages teachers to support their students' creative interests and imagination. Both 826 and Warby Parker value the power of creativity, reading, and writing, and in honor of this collaboration, Warby Parker decided to create a brand new pair of frames--the Kidd. Each limited edition-frame is engraved with a unique edition number (out 826 pairs...clever!) and is available in optical (link here) , for the NYC branch, and sunglasses (link here), for the LA branch. They are also sponsoring original publications put together by the students: The Review from 826 NYC which features short stories, poems, essays, and Activity Book from 826LA filled with fun prompts and projects for students. The proceeds from the book purchases go back to 826!

I was attracted to this collab because I appreciate what Warby Parker is doing to support a wonderful non-profit devoted to assisting students explore their creativity within the realms of reading and writing. Similar to their unique frame for 826, I put together two outfits unique to my autumn style revolving around some of my favorite pairs of sunnies!

The first outfit is girly and season appropriate with these House of Harlow sunnies. I love knits and corduroy during the fall/winter because it brings forth coziness and warmth just by looking at the material. To top off my knit sweater and corduroy circle skirt, I added a silver coin necklace to give some flare and covered up my legs with the swirly tights. And since I love giving myself some height, I added my favorite Vagabond boots to complete the look!

The second outfit is more boyish and cool with my reflective sunnies from Ray Bans. Although you might think reflective sunglasses are more appropriate for the summer, you can still wear them in the colder months paired with fuzzy knits and darker colors! I wanted to bring out the blue of the sunglasses with my new &Other Stories crew neck sweater and went simple with my bottom with American Apparel jeans. I busted out my creepers for the first time in months now that the weather has cooled down and I am not sweating up a storm wearing them! And I can't forget to plop on a hat to satisfy my on-going hat addiction.  

Let me know what you think of the outfits and check out Warby Parker x 826 Collaboration to support this awesome event! 



Warby Parker x 826: https://www.warbyparker.com/826

October '14 • East Coast Boardwalk

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Topshop Duster Coat, Forever 21 Dress, Vagabond Boots, Baggu Backpack, Madewell Bracelet 

Long time, no talk! Has it already been over a month since I last posted? Is it already the end of October? Where has time gone? I'm afraid to ask.

Hi guys! Sorry for my *very long* hiatus! My time management in terms of school, interning, and blogging wasn't really working out the way I wanted it to, and prevented me from posting for a long time.  Since living on my own, I realized how much time and energy it takes to take care of myself--feeding myself, going to classes, working, etc. But blogging is a way for me to take a deep breath and enjoy some down time when I can, so I am ecstatic to be able to share my recent trip to Brooklyn in this post!

My boyfriend Justin visited me in New York last weekend and we had always wanted to visit Coney Island in Brooklyn, so we took the Q train all the way down to the last stop: Coney Island. Unfortunately, we did not realize that the carnival is closed during the weekdays in the fall months, so we couldn't get it, but got a glimpse of the vintage rides and remnants of summer adventures. We also planned on visiting the New York Aquarium, conveniently located right next to Coney Island, but we had to wait till 3 o'clock to get into the Aquarium for "free" (You can pay a donation amount of your choice after 3pm instead of paying for a regular ticket) so we strolled along the boardwalk to kill some time. It turned out to be a pleasant walk--it's hard to find time to just enjoy being with someone without worries and I felt rejuvenated after this mini adventure. 

Growing up on the West Coast has always made me fond of the ocean and its endlessness. Experiencing the East Coast waters was a strange feeling--it felt as if the Atlantic is quieter and more collected than the vivacious Pacific Ocean. Walking along the boardwalk made me miss my home back on the West Coast, but I promised to myself that I would try to come back to the oceanside when the weather is warm. 

Oh, I almost forgot to mention, I cut my hair! Thank you for noticing if you did and I don't know...I just felt like I needed a change so I went in one day and chopped it off! It's a liberating feeling being able to make decisions like this one without discussing with my parents (haha). One step towards adulthood!

I also turned 21 in September and Justin and I reached our third anniversary! I can't wait to see what the rest of 2014 has stored for me...and you! Tell me what you guys have been up to and keep warm! I'm already sick from the wishy washy weather in New York!

Talk to you soon,