Monday, February 1, 2016

photo diary: thailand 2016

















Happy 2016 everyone! I hope January has been amazing to you and welcome to the first post of the year – yikes.

Here's a quick life update: I went back home for a month for winter break, watched Star Wars (amazing!), went to Bangkok with the family and had such an amazing time, spent tons of time with my family, and I'm back in San Francisco. And today's post is a photo diary of my week in Bangkok.

If you like shopping and eating (raising my hand), Bangkok is a great place to go to. The food is just amazing: tom yum, fresh coconut water, mango sticky rice, and coconut ice cream. We visited The Grand Palace, the floating market, Asiatique, Siam night market, Chatuchak Weekend Market, and a few shopping malls. One week there is surprisingly short, it was a sad day when we had to go home to Bali.

I didn't take that many photos purely because bringing big camera is not exactly the safest thing to do (beware of pickpockets). I still have 3 rolls of film to develop from my trip to Bali and Bangkok, can't wait to share it!

-Sophia

Monday, December 28, 2015

faux.







thrifted coat / uniqlo heattech turtle neck / zara skirt

If you told me I'll love a good faux fur jacket two years ago, I'll look at you as if you have a third eye. I'm not the most adventurous person clothing wise – I love my jeans and t-shirt combo a little too much. I found this jacket at a thrift store and bought it for a project and I planned to resell it or just to give it away, but the more I tried it on, the more I love the idea of actually wearing it out. I didn't have the chance just yet because at this moment I'm sitting down in an air-conditioned coffee shop.

Another new thing that I tried (big pat on the back for trying so many new things at once), taking photos with flash and apply filters afterwards (on this and my previous post) used to be no-no for me, but it was so gloomy outside that day and I saw a bunch of editorial photos with flash and why not giving it a shot, right? I'm very pleased to report it's a lot of fun. 

Try something new, experiment, and have fun.
Wishing all of you a happy, happy new year! (and please be safe)

-Sophia

photo credit: adrienne yap

Monday, December 21, 2015

rainy day.





stradivarius hat // zara top // esprit jeans

I am officially done with finals and I'll be heading home to the warmth of Bali soon. "Excited" is an understatement at this point. Escaping the rain and the fog (even though I love the fog) for a month is always a good idea.

Rainy day calls for a day in at home, except the fact that I need to hop out for a bit to get some groceries. For lazy people who doesn't want to carry an umbrella (slowly raising my hand here), wide brimmed hat is a great option, just pray that it doesn't blow away.

Another post will be up soon for the new years and I'm excited for it. 

Merry Christmas everyone! 

-Sophia

photo credit: adrienne yap

Friday, November 20, 2015

on film: summer 2015















The long overdue post is finally here! Here are the trip I took a few months ago with my parents. Elko, Yellow Stone National Park, and Bryce Canyon.

-Sophia

Saturday, November 14, 2015

wear it



shein coat / diy lace neck tie / zara top / aliexpress pants / cotton on tote / puma sneakers

I have the bad habit of wearing the same thing over and over again and leaving some items unloved, in this case, it's this coat. I've had this coat for over a year now, but to be completely honest, I rarely wear it until a few weeks ago. My new rule in my wardrobe is: if you don't wear it, open a Depop shop and sell it.

And I just have to say that my heart goes out to all of you in Paris, Baghdad, Japan, and Lebanon. #prayfortheworld

Have a great weekend!

-Sophia

photo credit: adrienne yap of this is kul