Sunday, August 24

Vietnam/Cambodia Trip: Angkor Temples

For a month this past summer, my family and I spent a month in Vietnam and Cambodia.  My mom and dad were born and raised in Cambodia and Vietnam, respectively.  This was our first time going, as a family, to Asia and our first real vacation in a long time.

Instead of writing posts about every single thing we did or sights we saw, I think I'll feature certain aspects of the trip through photos we took.

The first feature is the most grand and awe-inspiring.  The Angkor Temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  The sites are important to Khmer politics, religion, art, and architecture.  Needless to say, they were incredible.

Angkor Thom:

Angkor Wat:

"stairway to heaven" anyone?

Currently listening to:"Brothers on a Hotel Bed" Death Cab for Cutie

Monday, August 18

Summer to Fall Transition: The Slip Dress

I may be a bit late to this trend, or maybe slightly early.  But slip dresses.  Once used exclusively as undergarments are becoming an easy, breezy choice for the summer months.

This is definitely a trend I want to try, and I know thrift stores will be able to help me with that.  It's also a good transitional piece to fall.  Just add a leather jacket, tights, and some boots and you'll be ready to go.

Currently listening to:"Do or Die" Thirty Seconds to Mars

Thursday, August 14

Neutrals and a Musical Conundrum

Back to blogging after a long hiatus.  Hopefully I can maintain regular posting for this school year.

Inspiration for the new school year.  I'm thinking neutrals with some stellar accessories.

Little White Lies Amelia Dress

Silence + Noise Colleen Woven Tank Dress

Recently my musical tastes have come to a standstill.  I've gotten the urge to once again find new music.  And rather than going forward, I think I prefer going back.  Specifically 70s and 80s rock, with a synth-y feel.  Think The Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure, and most recently, Tears for Fears.

Currently listening to: "Shout" Tears for Fears

Wednesday, May 28

The first rule of Clone Club is...

This post comes courtesy of the amazing Tatiana Maslany, a Canadian actress currently playing...well, pretty much everyone, in Orphan Black.  The show is in the middle of its second season on BBC America and she is incredible.

And my personal favorite: Tatiana as Sarah Manning in "Orphan Black"

Currently listening to: "Gold" Sir Sly

Thursday, May 1

The Road to Graduation

Ten.  There are a mere ten days left until Commencement.  Ten days left until undergrad is over.  Like all seniors, the common question of "So what are your post graduation plans?" is a not so pleasant reminder that the end is really coming.

For me, that future is partially planned out.  After a well deserved vacation with my family and a real summer with my friends, I'll be returning to WM to start a Master's program in Chemistry.  Ack.  What was I thinking as I signed my life away for the next two years?  Only time will tell.

With all the reservations I have about grad school, and there are many, there is a silver lining.  I get to both delay my entrance into the "real world", but will be able to get my own place which is one of the only real benefits of said "real world."  And anyway, it is every Pinterest-er's/thrifter's dream to be able to furnish an apartment from top to bottom.  Fingers crossed, I do hope I end up living somewhere in the Fall and that there's some semblance of personality in my place.

Printed pillows, bold artwork, and plants are a definite must have for next year.

Currently listening to: "Picture Show" Bonnie & Clyde OBC
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