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… Ready for It?

// Ready For It? // Taylor Swift Reputation Lookbook // Mimi Chenyao // Asian Barbie

// Ready For It? // Taylor Swift Reputation Lookbook // Mimi Chenyao // Asian Barbie

Choker from IconaWear | Dress from Vera Wang Princess collection

Baby, let the games begin!

Surprisingly, most of the people I’ve talked to don’t like this song — it’s one of my favorites on Reputation and never fails to put me in a good mood. Maybe I’m a fan because I think the rap parts all sound like singing, so I don’t have to think about Taylor Swift rapping.

I personally like to play this song at a high volume when I’m about to take a test, go on a date, or tackle a tough programming exercise, because “… Ready For It?” is the musical equivalent of looking someone straight in the eye and asking them to try you.

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Announcing Taylor Swift Reputation Lookbook / Album Review

Taylor Swift Reputation Lookbook // Mimi Chenyao // Asian Barbie

Sweater, shorts, necklace, and sunglasses from Molly and Zoey | shoes from Charlotte Russe

Taylor Swift’s new album, Reputation, breaks down like this — 67% love songs about her current partner, 20% shade thrown at Kanye West and the hater media in general, and 13% about past exes.

That’s a different than what I was expecting. The vindictive lead single “Look What You Made Me Do” and the aggressive snake symbolism led me to expect an album of nothing but shade, anger, and revenge, full of songs similar to “Picture to Burn”, “Better than Revenge”, “Bad Blood”, and the occasional “Teardrops On My Guitar.” Instead, it’s filled with songs that sound like more grown-up versions of “Enchanted”, “Fearless”, and “State of Grace” — embracing infatuation, lust, admiration, and companionship while finding out who your real friends are. (more…)

Up All Night to Get Lucky

Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Halloween Costume // Mimi Chenyao // Asian Barbie

Maneki Neko Lucky Cat Halloween Costume // Mimi Chenyao // Asian Barbie

Happy Halloween!

This year I decided to dress up as the Maneki Neko, or the Lucky Cat. These creatures actually come in many different colors; white represents happiness, purity, and positivity. It was a lot of fun to DIY my costume (and weird out my sister, who shares my Amazon Prime account, by buying a large bell and cat ears many weeks before Halloween).

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Stormy Blue Swing Dress

Molly and Zoey Blue Swing Dress

Molly and Zoey Blue Swing Dress

Molly and Zoey Blue Swing Dress

Molly and Zoey sunglasses | Molly and Zoey dress | A’Gaci heels

This dress is a blessing for Floridian summers.

It allows me to a) prance around outside and not overheat/sweat like a pig, b) snuggle up to code in bed without worrying about the material getting wrinkled, and c) keep up the illusion that I’m a stylish person. I stumbled upon it at a local boutique called Molly and Zoey in St. Armands Circle; if you’re in the Sarasota area, go check it out! It’s pretty new, and everything in it is comfy and affordable.

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Black Scalloped Dress + Life Update

Black Dress Fishtown Philadelphia

Black Dress Fishtown Philadelphia

Black Dress Fishtown Philadelphia

Monteau dress | A’gaci wedges

I promise I haven’t been ignoring you — lots has been going on.

There have been very few moments lately where I can sit down and write something that doesn’t read like complete garbage. Every day of this summer has been one of those days where events unfold so quickly that I can barely wrap my head around them, like the kind where yesterday feels like a week ago because so much has happened since then.

So. Grab some coffee or an enjoyable snack, and let me tell you what I’ve been up to since I last really posted.

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Fiesta Pink Bow Dress

Lilly Pulitzer Antonia Dress Fiesta Pink

Lilly Pulitzer Antonia Dress in Fiesta Pink

Do you ever see little kids in the street with legitimately cute outfits on, and think wow, I’d actually wear that?

I’ve expressed that particular statement out loud an embarrassingly large amount of times (apologies if you were the person I was with at the time), and I feel like the adult clothing gods have finally answered my prayers with this particular dress. That bow absolutely kills me. I may also have it in two different colors and patterns …

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