UCLA Room Tour

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Well it only took me a few months to get this room tour posted! I wasn't totally planning on doing one since much of my room is filled with the same decor as last year, but I feel like it's all tied together so much better this year! I'm living in my sorority house, and let me tell you, it is a million times more homey and happy than living in the dorms. And these photos are such a testament to that. If you look through last year's room tour, you can see that I tried so hard to add my personality, but at the end of the day, it was still a teeny tiny dorm room. Now my room is always so bright and welcoming. When I moved in and set up all my stuff, it was easy to instantly feel at home! 

Update: I've gotten some questions on what I'm wearing in this post, so here it is! glasses  // sweater // jeans
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Little White Dress

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dress c/o // earrings (similar and another $7 pair!)

To be quite honest, I was not feeling this whole look while we were shooting it. We were in a rush and loosing light, so I threw together each of these pieces, changed in the car, and didn’t even stop to check my makeup. Looking back, I'm really happy with how they turned out! The sun was setting and the perfect twilight contrasted the white dress perfectly.

I’ve also learned a few things about my personal style lately: a high neck like this can be super feminine and flattering, I think I'm finally starting to get a hang of the whole “formal ponytail” thing, and some dressy looks dont have to be super elaborate to be beautiful. I think this whole look is very simple and that’s what makes it so great. The fact that I threw it together in the car seconds (literally) before we starting shooting is just an even bigger testament to that!

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Slouchy Sweater

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photos by Lauren Kim

When Lauren came over to my sorority house to shoot some fun projects, we had a little extra time and decided to throw an outfit post together just for fun. As much as I love super dressed up and polished outfit posts, this right here is pretty spot as far as my everyday style goes. In fact, I have definitely worn this exact outfit to class way more times than I care to admit! There's just something so cozy about a top knot and a slouchy sweater. We shot these in the courtyard of my sorority house, and honestly these pictures made me think about how easy it is to look without really seeing. Every single day I walk by this courtyard but fail to appreciate how beautiful it is. It took Lauren's beautiful eye for photography to say, "Hey, this is pretty! Let's shoot out here!" Anyway, it was just a sweet reminder to look at things with new eyes every once in a while. Hope you're having a lovely fall day! 

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Hello November

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Hello November! I love that this time of year exists for so many reasons... sweaters, pumpkin patches, pumpkin pie, you name it. The leaves and the air are crisper, and I'm as happy as can be about it. I'm back home in Northern California for a few days, and being here makes me appreciate how we actually get to experience seasons. In LA, 90% of the time it is sunny and 70 degrees. I'm not complaining about the perfect weather, but to be honest I kind of forgot how much I love the chilly fall air and seeing bright orange leaves on ground until I got back home. When we shot these outfit photos a few weeks ago, the leaves were just beginning to fall and it was still pretty warm outside. Now, it's so chilly outside that I think I'd have to add a jacket to this look! I loved piecing together this little outfit. I started with this gorgeous blue skirt. It is so feminine and flattering (and it's under $25!). Then I added a simple white oxford, a straw hat, and bright lace up sandals. When we took these photos, I couldn't stop twirling around in this fun outfit through the leaves. I swear I felt like I was in a movie or something! There must be something magic in that fall air! 

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