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Floral Maxi Romper

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Hi everyone! These maxi rompers are definitely still a love for me. They’re fun and flirty but you also have that casual feel because of the romper style fit. I actually got this from a friend of mine who said it would work perfectly with my style and I’m in love!! Thanks for all your support, Nelyn! <3 <3

You could easily wear this to a fall wedding, a party or a night out on the town! I found some similar items below, see the links! Happy summering <3

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Similar | Similar (White/Pink)

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Paralyzing Emotions

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ever since i got back from my thanksgiving trip in seattle, i’ve been in a bit of a funk. i couldn’t help but notice that i was feeling out of my element and while everything had remained the same, there was this running theme i felt all week long. i’ve been trying to process through the emotions and i’m realizing it’s multi-layered.

i think part of it is because the reality of moving  is sinking in… knowing that my life is going to completely change very soon with hoan moving down and then moving up to seattle, getting married and wanting to plan a life around two cities is right around the corner. all of that is just a lot to take in. and while i’ve always enjoyed the option of having more, i’m feeling the nostalgia of resistance from 2 years ago when i first moved to LA resurfacing with this next move.

the other things i kept noticing was feelings of inadequacy, the inability to be myself, fear of judgment and this internal struggle of believing people expected something of me, trying to live up to it but knowing it wasn’t me. with these emotions hitting me all at once, i realized all i could do was numb, do my best to freeze. it’s all so foreign to me feeling like this… never in my life have i felt not enough… not myself or felt fearful of what others thought of me. these were never beliefs that consumed my being and all of a sudden, it was all i could think about.  it’s been really paralyzing and i think i’m still trying to wake up from this trance…

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LA is like Sand in an Hourglass

i feel like each time i’ve come home since moving to LA has been so different. I went from feeling a little remorseful and homesick about my move to not knowing where i fit in at home or  LA and I think I can say I’m finally at a place where i feel a lot of peace and gratitude with my decision to move.

it wasn’t an easy journey to get here because i had to numb all of my negative emotions in order to accept that LA was reality.  i was emotionally unavailable to everyone including myself and i think it was hardest on those who loved me most.  looking back now, those were some of the darkest days of my life, not necessarily in the amount of emotion but rather in the extent of loneliness.

as time has gone on though, i’ve slowly been able to break through the layers of regret and denial and am finally able to regain positive perspective and the colors of life.  as my time winds down here in LA, i’m unsure what i want to get out of these next few months but i feel like yes man will become a mantra.. literally saying yes to any opportunity i might get to try… seek, do, experience in all senses of the word.

 

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Before I die Proposal

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The day of the proposal I was still jetlagged from my red eye flight into Minneapolis but also stressed because I had an online presentation for class that evening and I had found out earlier that my slides had gotten deleted so I was just really anxious to get home. My best friend Ann and I had gotten a late lunch that day and I told her I should probably get home early to work on my presentation so after a little stalling on her end she said “ok, but before we go home can we quick run an errand? I have to go pick up tickets at the Orpheum.” I said, “sure” and we were on our way to downtown.

She decided to park in this parking lot near the Orpheum and I thought… hmm this looks oddly familiar. And as we drove in and parked, I looked up and said, “oh hey this is where Hoan and I had the [before I die] wall date! “And she was like, “oh yeah?” And I was like, “…yeah!!”

Proposal Time

Once the car came to a stop I told her I would sit in the car and wait for her since it was sprinkling out and she said, “oh… I need two people to pick them up.” In my head, I was thinking, that’s odd… I’ve never heard of that before. I noticed she grabbed an umbrella and walked over to my passenger car side and got me out of the car. I got out and was still thinking, this is so weird that she is having me go pick up tickets with her. As we continue bickering, all of a sudden Ann goes, “ugh, just look over there” So then I look over and there is Hoan standing under an umbrella in front of a “Before I die” wall and I literally just bawled my eyes out.

In that moment, it felt like time just stood still because I was completely floored! I had a variety of different emotions run through me from shock, to guilt, to feeling so incredibly loved. I couldn’t believe he had been working on all of this without my knowledge! I also couldn’t believe it was me who was getting proposed to… It’s like you dream of it as a child, you think about it growing up and wonder what your proposal would look like and here it was happening right before my eyes. It’s a good thing it got documented because looking back now it felt like such a whirlwind.. but the most dreamy, thoughtful, romantic whirlwinds of all time.

Proposal Video here

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Off the Shoulder ShowPO

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer days! We only have a few weeks left, what are y’all doing for the rest of it?  This off the shoulder dress is perfect for those summer brunch or patio days! It’s super comfy and very lightweight. I love the double overlay at the arms, gives it more of a unique touch. Enjoy loves <3

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OUTFIT DEETS

Dress is from ShowPo!

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Black Floral Romper

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Summer has definitely become one of my favorite seasons. Growing up in Minnesota, summer wasn’t my favorite because it was so hot and muggy out and you can’t forget about those awful mosquitos! Now that I’ve lived in LA for a while, summer seems to feel like it’s year round, which was definitely difficult at first especially around the holidays. However, the summer days have definitely grown on me.

This outfit is so easy to wear and can easily go from day to night and from summer into fall! Enjoy loves <3

 

 

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Outfit is from: Princess Polly

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Black Bell Sleeved Dress

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This black gingham fabric bell sleeved dress is so stinkin cute. My favorite part? The sleeves of course!!! Bell sleeves are definitely coming back for the win and I think they’re here to stay for a little while anyway. This little black dress is definitely one of my favorites. The dress is perfect for date night or a casual night out on the town with your ladies. What do you all have planned this weekend?

Happy summerin’ beyouties 🙂

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Dress | Charlotte Russe

Shoes | Similar | Similar

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Ruffle Shift Dress

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Hi beyouties! This shift ruffle dress is such a lovely casual dress you can wear for fun summer days. It does run a little small so I’d consider going up one size. Ruffles are definitely in this season.. and shift dresses are always so comfy so this can definitely be a staple in your closet. If you get cold, it pairs well with a chunky sweater as well and with the neutral toned color, you could totally wear this into fall as well <3 These are the best kinds of things to have. Anyway, hope you all enjoy your beautiful days!

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outfit deets

Shift Dress | Tobi

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Olive Maxi Romper

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Hi loves! This may be my new obsession… I love the fun, easy look of these new shmaxi/maxi romper outfits.

This maxi romper dress from Tobi  is YOUR ANSWER to that next black tie event or wedding. It definitely makes a huge statement but also has some classy subtle notes as well. You’ll definitely feel beautiful and classy in this number. Have a fun time at your event and hope to hear all about it 🙂

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OUtfit deets

Romper Dress | Tobi