Independence Day

daria webowy

benetton spring-summer 2010

diane kruger

lf stores

liu wen

the row resort 2012

wildfox fall 2011

alejandra alonsoa, bonaelamour

erin wasson, elle france june 2011

daria werbowy

Most memorable 4th of July? Back in the summer between 7th and 8th grade, Melanie and I were selected to attend a Diplomacy and Global Affairs Seminar in Washington, D.C., which fell over July 4. Spending the day in our nation’s capital with thousands of people, the patriotic pride and positive energy were overwhelmingly contagious. And the fireworks from the Capitol Hill Lawn? Amazing. Not that I remember the specific fireworks or how many of those comet sparklers burst into the pitch black sky (my favorite), I just remember the feeling. Of community. Of family. Of love. Of patriotism. Of pride. Of respect. Of reflection. Of remembrance. Of gratitude. It’s one of those special memories you keep in your back pocket and feel fortunate to be able to pull out once a year.

To our founding fathers, to the men and women who have served and continue to protect our freedom, thank you.

Special shout-out to my friend, Steve, who is currently in Afghanistan.

Have a safe & happy Fourth.

XxX

(photos via asian models blog, bonaelamour, fashion gone rogue, knight cat, studded hearts)

Puerto Rico Memories

unif watercolor maxi dress

san juan, puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

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old san juan

unif dress

el yunque puerto rico rain forest

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la concha puerto rico

la concha puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

jam restaurant puerto rico

unif dress

la concha puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

san juan puerto rico

Back from Puerto Rico and three shades darker.  Seriously, I could be Jersey Shore Snooki’s long lost Asian sister right now.  Our stay at the La Concha Resort in San Juan was amazing — top-notch service and beautiful accommodations, complete with see-through glass showers and adorable towel boys.  We fell asleep on the beach; gambled at the casinos; walked around Old San Juan lined with pastel color buildings; made friends with the locals; hiked in the El Yunque Rainforest, wading in the river near the waterfalls; kayaked for three miles at night in the bioluminescent bay (when you put your hand in the water it glowed — RADICAL); and hot-tubbed at midnight.  Currently in the strongly missing Puerto Rico phase as June Gloom in Los Angeles welcomed us back with open arms.

Getting up to speed on everyone’s blogs today, so expect a hey from me sometime soon!

XxX

becs

Hola Puerto Rico

puerto rico

Tonight I’m leaving for a week-long and much needed vacay in Puerto Rico!  I decided to unplug from the digital world and so you’ll need to sadly stare at this arse for an entire week.  Excited to relax on the beach, visit the El Yunque Rainforest, and of course, wear my two new one-piece swimsuits — this Marc by Marc Jacobs pink & blue (shoutout to any fellow Delta Gammas out there!) suit via Shopbop.com and O’Neill chevron stripe one-piece via Swell.com.

Thanks so much for hanging with me while I go completely MIA on here & my TUMBLR, though I’ll likely still be TWEETING away.

Catch you in a week!  Much love always.

Quotable: Love you too, mom!

“I hate your outfit in your recent post.  You don’t match!  Can you delete the post?” – mi madre

Moms say the darndest things. No, MOM, I will not delete my post, no matter how fugly you think my outfit looks. BUT I do appreciate that you check my blog daily, even though I don’t update it every day. Love you to pieces!

One Day – Trailer

A sucker for rom-dramedies, I have high hopes for One Day starring Anne Hathaway (Emma) and Jim Sturgess (Dexter).  Fully fessing up to the pathetic fact that I teared up after watching the trailer.  Based on the best-selling novel by David Nicholls, the story begins with Emma and Dexter spending the night together after college graduation, and chronicles their lives on the anniversary of that night over the next 20 years.

“I’m so much better when you’re around.”

Gahhh.  I eat that ish up.

(the song that plays in the second half of the trailer is Good Life by One Republic)