OOTD: Lace Tops & Army Green Pants

OOTD: Lace Tops & Army Green Pants

For everyone tired of skinny jeans or too much of a foodie for crop tops—I’ve got an outfit for you!   I normally wouldn’t do a dark color with this grayish army green, but I think it’s a really easy day-to-night outfit with the black lace top. Underneath I’m wearing a simple sports bra for […]

Outfit of the Day: Big Hair and Bigger Skirts

Outfit of the Day: Big Hair and Bigger Skirts

It’s JUNE! And it’s HOT! Time to lose the sleeves and the pants and let your hair be freeee! Full skirts are my heart, and what’s fuller than tulle? It’s not just for ballerinas; paired with a graphic tee and an interesting belt, it turns into a fun and funky downtown-chic look. I wore heels […]

OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

OOTD: An Outfit for All Seasons

My experience with Korean seasons is that while it technically has four (five if you include monsoon season), spring and fall don’t last more than two weeks. Up until last week, the skies have been gray and cloudy, the air has been chilly, the trees still bare. Winter is acting like it never got its […]

OOTD: The Art Teacher

OOTD: The Art Teacher

I’ve had plenty of art teachers in my life, and it always puzzled me how normal they looked. They were some of the sweetest, most encouraging, most fun, smartest teachers I’ve ever had, but they looked soooooo NORMAL. Kind of like how fashion designers create all of these colorful, wild, avant-garde pieces for the runway, then […]

OOTD: Make Art, Not War

OOTD: Make Art, Not War

In high fashion, wearable art usually means avant-garde, abstract, “if I have to explain it to you then you’ll never understand” articles of clothing. For me, it literally means, “Did someone draw on your shirt?” Yes. Yes someone did. But not me. And it’s not a drawing OF me, either (my students swear it is. I […]

OOTD: Marching into March

OOTD: Marching into March

February was my birthday month. It was definitely a weighty, jam-packed month: the first half was spent teaching one of the most intensive programs of my school year, while the latter was spent traveling in Bali (which was technically a vacation—but have you ever come back from a vacation just EXHAUSTED? As fun as it […]

OOTD: Afritude

OOTD: Afritude

Today’s outfit of the day is short and simple. To wrap up the end of another Black History Month, a mixture of traditional Cameroonian style and contemporary “Western” style called Afritude. Afritude = Africa + ATTITUDE. The style may be Western, but the spirit is all African. Something I think a lot of us third-culture […]

Happy New Year! Here’s a Life Update + Outfit Post!

Happy New Year! Here’s a Life Update + Outfit Post!

Happy new year, fam and friends! Eric and I just returned from a very fun-filled Thailand trip, which I’ll be posting about soon. I want to catch up on previous travel posts since I have a backlog o_O so expect many emails about our travels within Korea and beyond, very soon! We’ve renewed our contracts […]

OOTD: Featuring Henri Bendel, DPiper Twins, and H&M

OOTD: Featuring Henri Bendel, DPiper Twins, and H&M

First of all–why do I keep moving to places that have winters? I HATE THE COLD. I HATE THE SNOW (like the mailman from Hey Arnold…). But I’m always drawn to cities that have frigid winters. Please let me know your recommendations for metropolitan, tropical cities full of sunshine so that I can get my […]

OOTD: Not Too Grown for Mickey Mouse

OOTD: Not Too Grown for Mickey Mouse

I grew up in a Disney household—we had all the VHS tapes, sing-along cassettes, stuffed animals, and anything else that could be Disney-fied. Mickey has been my favorite cartoon character for as long as I can remember, to the point where I used it as my alias in middle school when signing notes passed amongst […]

OOTD: Tigers!….No Lions, No Bears

OOTD: Tigers!….No Lions, No Bears

Growing up in NC, I’ve never really been exposed to bone-chilling winters. After living in Korea though, where public transportation is key, I realized that a long-sleeved shirt and a non-down, non-wool winter coat was not gonna cut it. Freezing is not fun, nor is it cute. So these days, I’m layering with my heat-tech clothes, […]