A Little Bit of Sun in Me

What do I wear to deny myself the fact that we will be getting fewer and fewer hours of daylight very soon?

Just because we are getting closer to the autumn equinox doesn’t mean we should stop wearing the clothes we enjoy the most. With classes in session, I have been super busy transitioning back to the academic life (despite having experienced this phase an innumerable times before, I am still not used to it) but hopefully, I will be able to keep up with my blog while I am here!

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The sunflower was dying so the only way to make this photo acceptable with me in it was to try to prop its head up.

Not that I endorse “overpartying” yourself in college, but I do want to remind you that you can still keep the fun spirit in dressing up for social get-togethers during the fall. Don’t put away your dresses yet…

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I was probably like, “The sun is burning my face!” or something close to that.

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Whatever you learned from watching Codes of Gender, don’t apply it to these three photos.

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No matter what you wear, you should always let yourself shine through.

While shopping with my stylish mama, this dress caught both of our eyes because of its flattering cut-out section on the chest area. Pay attention to how form-fitting the cut of the A-line dress is overall, especially the areas near my pits (yes, I wrote pits). In addition to its unique design, the dress’s heavy cotton fabric allows me to wear it in the mildly cool weather – as long as I have a jacket with me, too, of course.

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“How does one steal another person’s bike when it’s locked to the fence?”
I wanted to draw out the playful nature of the checkered pattern on the dress. So, what better way to brighten up the mood than by posing in front of sunflowers? As planned, the bright, yellow sunflowers turned out to be a nice pop of contrast to the attire’s neutral colors.

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My favorite part is the delicate flare of the skirt whenever I turn my body or when a breeze passes by. Despite the fabric, I can easily capture movement from the dress.

This dress gave me the perfect silhouette.

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I look like I’m waiting for a ride…

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… that’s already been three hours late.

I wanted to try out something new so we took several bonus shots to see what the photos would be like at 10 p.m. outside. Quick story: my photographer, Jessenia, and another friend of mine, Tati (also known as the modeling pose expert from henceforth), teamed up with me, telling me to experiment poses while a bunch of college students were passing by – this happened multiple times. They probably thought we were crazy. Please let me know if you’d like more night shots!

To end this post: SUNFLOWERS.

Best,

Jess

The Look:
Checkered A-Line Dress from ROSS
Black Tights
High-heeled Booties from EXPRESS

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JESSENIA PRECIADO

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28 thoughts on “A Little Bit of Sun in Me

    • Jess Nguyen says:

      Hey Gaby!

      Aw, thank you for the compliment! I guess two huge tips that you should definitely follow are: 1) be consistent with your blog posts and 2) interact with the fashion blogger community!

      Good luck. πŸ™‚

    • Jess Nguyen says:

      Ooh, I haven’t thought of that before! I actually might incorporate this idea on a future project someday. Thank you for the visit!

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