May 24, 2017

M!AM! BEACH!

Had a short family trip last week in Miami Beach. We were staying at the 1 Hotel, definitely one of the most gorgeous hotels for photos. Appreciated so much that I could have so much fun with my parents. Swimming with dad and shopping with mom, even if it's just thinking about this already makes me extremely happy. Check out more pictures from my Instagram
xo
Outfit:
H&M stripe wide-leg pants
Vintage grey washed denim skirt

Mar 22, 2017

ME AGAIN

Hello after half a year?
It's me again ;)


This really started from nowhere. I didn't touch my page for a long long time, until this afternoon coming back from a local visit in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Yes, I'm on spring break. And, this is my last spring break in college.) On my Uber ride back myself, scrolling down my busy Instagram feed, I felt somehow guilty. I panicked. I do love my pictures and I enjoyed so much every single moment. But I just didn't feel happy by posting nonstop on Instagram and checking notifications of one another 'like'. Then, I suddenly realized wait, I have a place, which is here, where I can pour it out in a raw way. It feels more spacious here. No longer a narrow feed on a phone, where you HAVE to see my posts. Maybe people like them but it's also understandable that some don't.  Clicking in and out, like it or not, pretty chill. And this page serves that for me plus I can add my own design. LOL, this is a good rationale for my sighs and a little sadness on the Uber.

Okayyyy. I feel much better now :)

Worn some of my favorite favorite outfits, which were kept in closet for months
The off-shoulder floral top is from Kenzo/H&M, the color and texture is amazing.
Tasted new flavors and felt yucked sometimes behind the camera.
Was trying to be sassy like a queen, glad it worked eventually (the last pic on the bottom right)
Posed in a quirky way to show my new hauls!
 (I'm super grateful for having a new Prada envelope clutch and a GucciGhost ring)
also to show my fake abs lol
At the end laughed at myself, i picked 11 pictures out of 300,
however the guy I have crush on still hasn't liked my picture yet ((@.@) I'm watching you...)

Cheers! Tomorrow will be much better.

xoxo
Leeyann


May 27, 2016

MOODBOARD


I guess my deep-down reason of my love for traveling is that I'm able to stay inspired every single moment. I can run into random but lovely places and interesting people. Also, I can shop somewhere different lol. But seriously, snapping millions of WOW pictures to build my instagram feed is another strong reason. Right now I'm having a little break from reality in Europe. I've already expected that I would eat way too much than my stomach can hold, so... I brought a bottle of green tea extract to accelerate my metabolism. 

Pinned this wonderful quote from where I stayed in Lisbon:" HE OFFERED HER THE WORLD. SHE SAID SHE HAD HER OWN." Reminds me of the book by Caroline de Maigret when she's talking about the power of girls' gang. 

I guess duster costs or soft trench coats would be back to the "new trend" again? 

After this trip, I believe I'll have too many interior design ideas for my studio next year. I'm afraid I need a whole building to visualize them... 




Apr 14, 2016

MUSIC FRIDAY


Below are the jams I've been "messin' around". Some of the songs that lately released are really good. Most of them have strong beats, but the last one Barcarolle was a random one from a piano list that I repeated this whole week every morning. Oh, I also added some "Toxic" to this list = = lol. OK.. Listen them up <3

xoxo

Mar 24, 2016

MY LATEST INSTAS



Vivante
The younger the more contrast.


@leeyannxu
Formal dinner outfit with my all time favorite blazer.

FOR THE NEXT TRIP, TREE HOUSE

I've always wanted to live in a tree house. Feel like tree houses are where magic happens in movies. While I'm still enjoying my spring break by the beach, I was browsing through these tree houses on Airbnb. Aren't they super cute and drive you crazy? Mark these poetic tree houses on Airbnb for your next back-to-nature trip with your love! It is gonna be romantic for sure! (links down below)

xoxo 






Mar 20, 2016

SPRING BREAK JAMS




FOMO? Here is my list for your spring break which combines all the cool jams. I've been listening to all of these 24/7 these days. Even if you are laying in your couch, you can still feel the hottest beats. You may not believe how good they are but just give it a try lol. 
p.s. in this play list, there is this song Fast Car by one of the A-cappella, Redefined, from our school. Go badgers!! Check them out. 

xoxo

Mar 12, 2016

SPARKLING BLUEs LV FALL 2016 READY-TO-WEAR

One of my favorite shows this season--"Easy to love and wear". The setup design with geometries, and shattered mirrors created this mysterious underwater setting. I personally love this collection for it pictures a confident and wise woman figure, from whom you can see her gravity toward adventures and a free minded spirit. 

Takes from LV's Fall ready-to-wear:
++ Sparkling ++
Shades of blue 
Devil lips
Noisy & Bold prints
Bulky boots with nightgown 
Tangling accessories 



Mar 6, 2016

MUST SEE FILM LIST

It's (at least for me) the time of the year when everything around me seems to be alive and refreshed. Some good films are necessary to activate my emotions for the new season. Here are some beautifully made films from recent years. It covers a variety of categories made by different countries. Love and chaos, life and death, wealth and poverty, fashion and styles... Check out the list below!! <3


LOVE, BY GASPAR NOE
"Love is film. Film is sex. Sex is the end, but end is love."

DIOR AND I, BY FREDERIC TCHENG
"Dior and I did't show you the glam, the gossips and the celebrity list. They just showed you their heartbeat taking an event as an example."

IRRATIONAL MAN, BY WOODY ALLEN
"A tight script? Check. Capable actors? Check. Lots of witty dialogue? Check. A jazzy soundtrack? Check. Beautiful photography in idyllic settings? Check."

OUR LITTLE SISTER, BY HIROKAZU KOREEDA
"The movie portrays death as something all around us and that not only is it nothing to be sad about or afraid of, but it reminds us how to live fully before we reach this full stop."

RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, BY HONG SANG-SOO
"It is not necessarily about how honesty is a better policy, but it's about how it's possible to love again. In this case, love doesn't have to be a complete turbulous affair, but it can still be a fulfilling and life-affirming night if approached accordingly."

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART, BY JIA ZHANGKE
"The strive for material wealth leads to emotional poverty."

45 YEARS, BY ANDREW HAIGH
“Love is not love which alters when it alternation finds, or bends with the remover to remove: O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken." Love can be shakier than you thought...

YOUTH, BY PAOLO SORRENTINO
"We are nothing without love, which is the driving force of humanity."


Mar 4, 2016

KNIT TIME


colorful sweater: Madame Mohair sweater
denim skirt
socks: Uniqlo 
scarf 
drink: Pressed Juicery   


FAVE FASHION-WEEK SOUNDTRACKS



I know I've been gone so long. #HIBERNATION.. No excuse but here it is the new post! Paris Fashion Week started about 2 days ago. No front row tickets, but I got you the soundtracks. Here are some of my fave from Versace, Topshop Unique, etc. I also combined some sick songs that were on my single-repeat playlist-- Gold by Kiiara and Hurt Me(2015) by Lapsley. Btw Happy Friday! Check out these songs while holding your turn-the-world-over party lol.