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Bag LV Neverfull MM / Glasses Armani Exchange / Cardigan CHOIES

I enjoy some quiet self-company in the fall, when the colors of the leaves change and the blanket of night falls early. We all love our alone time, whether we use it to organize, think, dream, or just silently observe and admire surroundings.  Since no one really knows I wear glasses, I always feel distanced or aloof when wearing them (even though I look a bit dorky). I know it throws people off, and changes my appearance and the image I give. I think my glasses serve as a good shield for when I want a personal bubble around me. They give the look a touch of impartiality. I love the swish of my ponytail and the rich red of this cardigan from Choies; these sensations warm the little introverted world inside of my head. Isn’t it amazing how you can fall in love with certain characteristics of clothing and accessory pieces? I love experiencing different feelings with different clothing styles, textures and elements.

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I love food, and the cuter and prettier the food, the more I love it! That is probably why beautifully made sweets are one of my favorite things on this world. I treat myself to sweets when I want a “sweet” experience. I just love sitting down in an adorable cafe and enjoying amazing food. Half of the time I can’t even bring myself to start cakes sometimes because they look too perfect! Sitting at this cafe-Sakura Cakes- with my best friend Tiffany made me miss Shanghai so much! I ate at cute little cafes in Shanghai so often, and they are abundant among the streets and malls. Thankfully, there are some awesome ones around Palo Alto too! :)  I loved seeing all the fall and Halloween decorations and paintings all over the windows of stores in Los Altos downtown-absolutely lovely!

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Shoes Ivanka Trump  / Shirt Nordstrom / Bag Urban Outfitters

This is the outfit I wore to do a small facilities photoshoot for the new Palo Alto city library, which has been under construction the past few years. Then later, when going out with the outfit again, I switched in some heels, grabbed an adorable pink scalloped bag, and threw on some pearl jewelry. Now, I must address a quick disclaimer: I am in no way an actual princess by birth, and am not claiming to be one despite the silly post title. However, I think it is every girl’s right to feel like a princess when wearing their favorite styles or pieces of clothing.

I felt like a princess wearing this, because I think it really states my style and preferences. I love clean colors, but I also love cute little details such as the white chiffon panel on the shirt. It flares slightly outward, and gives the shirt such a girly and feminine touch! My pink gradient sunglasses always gives a personal touch, and a pair of simple black kitten heels always add some chic to the outfit.

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Cardigan Banana Republic/ Shoes Franco Sarto / Beret H&M

I have been feeling like I’m on cloud nine lately because of the rebirth of a relationship!  Happy because of love! And whenever I am happy, I default towards pink, my favorite color. I wore this color so much in the summer, and it became inseparable to many of my outfits. I decided to pair this adorable dress with a chic cardigan from Banana Republic. This cardigan is actually very geometric and has sharp lines-but pairing it with a cute dress brings out the softer features of the knit.
I threw on a knitted beret, grabbed a leather backpack, and zipped up my heels to take a stroll.

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