Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Leaving on a Jet Plane


So I took a long break and I probably would've taken an even longer one had my guilt not settled in. I had a great weekend catching up with friends. I have exciting news for you all: I am going to New York again in September! I was one of the top contributing editors on Chictopia's EIU and have won myself another trip! And the best part of it is...I'm staying with Jen that weekend at her apartment! The Dynamic Duo is going to take over NY! I booked my flights last night so it's official. I can't believe it's a month away! While in NY, I'll be attending the Chictopia conference, and I'll get to attend some fashion shows so I can write and blog about them over at EIU! I'm so incredibly anxious and excited! I need to start planning my outfits for that special weekend. Are any of you going?


More exciting news: This weekend, Robert and I are going to Las Vegas!! Talk about satiating my wanderlust eh? This next semester is going to be quite hectic for me, so I gotta get it all out while I can. School's resuming in two weeks for me. New school, new program--and I think this first semester is going to be the most grueling. It's ironic isn't it? I graduated a year early to escape from a real university, and yet my classes are just as intense if not more at a community college. After this semester though, things should slow down because I'll have a preschool teacher credential and I'll be able to take the fun classes I want, like photography and art history.


Quick story behind these photos: I was setting up my tripod today, and this biker stopped and started talking to me. Normally people just stare and pass by, but not this guy. He asked what I was photographing, and of course I had to lie--how narcissistic would it be to say that I was photographing myself? Anyway, I said I was hoping to take pictures of the trains, and what do ya know this guy was a train fanatic? He even has a youtube account and everything. It was kinda creepy, but he was very sweet. After an awkward conversation, he left for a better spot and I resumed taking outfit photos.

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You will all be pleased to know that while I have gone shopping during these days off I barely bought anything! I bought this robot necklace, a red beanie for Fall/Winter, some underwear, and just one dress (which I am saving for Vegas). It was super hard getting dressed today because I'm the type of person who obsessively wears her new items during the first few weeks. All I could think about was wearing that dress and taking photos of it, but I know the post debuting it will be worth this anxious wait.


It was actually quite overwhelming having a full closet to choose my outfit today. I was also pretty stressed about coming back with a "super chic" outfit with different pieces, but it just looks like I'm still in the challenge. I've missed this skirt a lot though and was anxious to pair it with my bow belt. I spotted the closet-of-nothing-syndrome slowly creeping back today and stamped it out of myself.

Robert's taking me shopping tomorrow so hopefully I'll be back with a new belt or new...something!

Until next post,

outfit: v-neck tee and robot necklace -- f21; blue skirt -- uo; bow belt -- h&m; oxford flats -- aldo


  1. Haha, your story about the biker is so funny! I hate hate hate encountering people during photoshoots. I feel so into myself. Hahaha. I forget how weird it must look to the outside world!

    As usual, you're the most adorable person ever. I love you and Jen! It's so cool that you will get to live together! eeep! So cute.


  2. How exciting!!! ^.^
    aaannnddd vegas this weekend! You're gonna have so much fun ^.^
    Your little robot friend is so darling! Yay for shopping!

  3. I'm so so so excited you're going to NYFW!! I'm so excited to see you, girl! AH! It's going to be so amazing! xo

  4. Yay NYC! I'm so jealous! I wish I could go! Uh oh, New York better watch out, the Dynamic Duo's in town. Hahahaha. Oh yay, you're going to Vegas too! I LOVE VEGAS :) Even though I can't gamble yet. Hope you have fun! And yay for shopping! Loving the red, white, and blue!


    you look adorable in this outfit (but when don't you look adorable) and you WOULD come across a train fanatic, haha. i'm so jealous of your trip to las vegas. you better take some crazy awesome pictures.

  6. waaahhh!!! that's amazing!!! i can't travel to the usa yet because of some citizenship issues.. but all your trip plans are making me jealous!!! aaahh!! you get to see jen? and you get to join the chictopia conference again! that's so cool!!! im totally gonna look forward to your posts on that!!! aaaaaahhhhh!!!! :D yay for you, jasmine!! :D

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  7. I hope you enjoy your time in Vegas and NY! I really need a vacation, so I'm super jealous!

  8. haha, this made me laugh. i always think of fake stories to tell people if they ask while i am taking photos in public. i always make them really elaborate with tons of details, but no one ever asks. probably for the best, i would be so embarrassed either way!

  9. Oooh, have lots of fun on your trip, but more importantly (and selfishly): NYC HELL YEAH I CAN'T WAIT TO HANG OUT.

    That's all.


  10. Aaaah I am super jealous, have fun on your trip hun! : ) xxx

  11. Aww too bad I won't get the chance to go, it sounds super exciting -- just like last year's! I'm sure you'll have a blast. :D

    Glad to see you back in your red-white-blue combo! <3

  12. ahh. super nice outfit!
    I lovee your skirt and bow belt so much!

  13. You lucky duck! I'm so jealous of you NYC trip during the Fashion Week! And you'll get to stay with your other half too! ARGH!!! SUPER SUPER SUPER JEALOUS :D But also very excited for you :) Can't wait to read your EIU articles :)

    Wow, creepy guy indeed. You should've taken a photo of him (or with him). I want to see what he looks like :p


  14. i love how you mixed the red and blue...super cute! and the robot necklace is just plain awesome! whoot!

    anyway, the train-loving-guy story is really funny!!! of all days you get chatted up by someone and you had to lie about taking photos of trains, you get to talk to someone who loves trains..LOL. life's funny that way..hehehe.

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  15. Beautiful blog!
    I loved : )

    /Fashion Bowie

  16. Oh my goodness! There are so many exciting things coming up for you! I so badly want to go to some sort of fashion week event, since I live in new york, but I'm not even sure how to go about it!
    Anyway, lovely outfit as always, and your necklace is adorable :)

  17. This post is great! I really love your outfit. And that necklace is amazing! So precious!


    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  18. LOL, quite a guy huh? anyway, that robot necklace is cute. me want it <3

  19. What fun filled excitement coming your way Jasmine!! I've been wanting to go to NYC for soooooo long. It's my dream and I'm sure it will come true one day!!! And yay you even get to stay with Jen. You two are soo adorable.

    Whoa! I can't believe the guy stopped to ask what you were taking pics of. Creepy. I wonder what I would say if anyone ever asked what I was taking pics of? I'm a terrible liar, so I'd probably respond with, "I have a blog and I take outfit pics".. ha ha!

    Well, I hope you're having a fabulous day! Oh and I have that robot necklace too. Yay, necklace twins!!

    xx Love & Aloha

  20. You always look so cute and I lovelovelove your bow belt!! So jealous you found a red toque... I have been searching for one of those!

    AND OF COURSE. Congratulations on going to NY again for the Chictopia Conference!!!! That is so exciting! Regrettably, I cannot afford to go this time around. Hopefully next time!

  21. Hi there, cute outfit!
    Have fun at the Chictopia conference :)