final days of 2011

a few momentous events of 2011:

-moved in with big sis, Dr. Ly
-graduated from college with a BS in business admin
-turned 21
-marc albano as of may 28th, 2011
-e-commerce & social media manager at chan luu
-started a weekend dinner ritual with the rents
-started paying my own rent, utilities, internet, phone bill, etc.
-the establishment of the 3Bs. big sis, best friend, boy friend
-extreme advancement of my blog due in large part to best friend nik sarac.

i'm writing this as i wait for my sister to get home so we can celebrate our first new year together in a long time.

last days of 2011:

there's no boba place that compares. half & half.

sushi mac. best cheap sushi ever.

my grandma makes me traditional vietnamese food. i <3

i look forward to these flowers every month. happy 7!

shirley temples at the odyssey restaurant in the SFV for our new years dinner :)

babes loves this.

love the occasional fancy dinner.

never fear floral.

the view of my beautiful SFV.

have a happy and safe new years!



karmaloop contest

shoes: converse c/o karmaloop DIY studs // tank: LF // button down & jacket: forever 21 // jeans: blank NYC c/o karmaloop // bag: henri bendel

photography: nik sarac

today was definitely a "i have nothing to wear in this sea of clothing" day. therefore i threw on the simplest of pieces which always creates an effortless look. black skinny jeans, chucks, white tank, black jacket. done and done.

and of course, my giant bag that is more or less a carry-on. i've wanted this since my obsession with henri bendel began in 2009 after becoming more than in love with gossip girl. my bag collection now spans 10 bags. oh yes.

also, i know this is super late but i would truly appreciate your help if you could please vote for me in karmaloop's ikon contest. you can vote here once every 24 hours. thanks so much in advance!


naked... 2

naked 2 palette by urban decay

i ordered mine yesterday and it shipped out today! can't wait to compare the shades to the original naked palette.

urban decay is currently sold out but they will restock soon. ulta & sephora will have stock in stores mid january.



royal blue skinny jeans

top: angl // jeans: urban outfitters // boots: michael kors // jacket: armani exchange // jewelry: chan luu

photography: nik sarac

didn't really realize how blinding i was until i looked over the screens from this shoot. glittery gold and bright bright royal blue. a lot to take in, i know. nonetheless, i really love those skinny jeans. they're the perfect length for me. being the incredible midget that i am (without my towering heels), i need to get every inseam taken in. and these happen to be ankle skimmers for most people. for me, they fall right at my ankles. like that's how they're supposed to be. done deal.

tonight i'm venturing to san gabriel to celebrate my 7th month with marc. and no trip out there is complete without a giant half & half beverage.

happy 2nd to last workday of the year!



instachristmas 2011

a little bit of photo overload. none of which was i donning anything worth noting. at one point, i wore 2 sweatpants, 2 pairs of socks, a tank top, tee shirt, and sweater. hey, winter in palmdale is bone chilling! it's the mojave desert! nonetheless, a documentary of my wittle famfam and our christmas together.

oh and if you want extreme photo overload... my instagram username: JENNYMLY

my spankin' house of harlow goodies. thanks big sissy!

merry fishmas!

she's a gem.

so. good. crispy on top. soggy on bottom. my kind of noodles.

basil leaves. clams. mmm.

5.59 mile hike. 2 lbs dropped.

vegan lunch post hike.

portobello panini. also had a heavenly carob shake.

morning drive to work. may or may not have taken this while driving full speed. like a BOSS. sorry, i've always wanted to say that.



new in: betsey johnson maybill booties

Finally!! Can't wait to wear these. The color i initially wanted was sold out in my size but maybe it was fate. I'm actually liking these a lot better.


sweater leggings

top: romwe // cardigan: american apparel // shoes: steve madden // sweater leggings: random store

photography: nik sarac

i've never worn sweater leggings before but i must say they were like sweatpants with a snugger fit. same rule applies; leggings are not PANTS. h&m has some pretty great colors though i've never actually tried theirs.

holiday shopped a smidge yesterday after work and picked up 2 dresses for my january vegas trip as well as these incredible shoes that inspire the "which corner are you working?"
see them here. the choice between black and blush was painful.

have a happy happy holiday!


house of holland suspender tights

romper: armani exchange // tights: house of holland // booties: sam edelman // coat: dolce vita // jewelry: chan luu, jen's pirate booty, giles & brother

photography: nik sarac

i pretty much only wear tights during the winter and it serves a very full function of keeping my legs warm because i am not a pant-wearer. i became obsessed with these tights when i saw countless images circulating tumblr and after some intense hunting, i ordered my pair from london. they, as well as some other fancy tights, are however available at urban outfitters.

since i have the rare luxury of having friday off, tomorrow is the beginning of my 4 day weekend!