JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.
Guest Post: Amy

June 25, 2011

Guest Post: Amy

Hi Everyone! 
Amy (aka Roamylive) here. 

Last Summer was all about the romper. Everyone was wandering around NYC in their adult onesies and it appears as though this Summer is no different. A romper can either go really right, or really wrong. It's one of those clothing items that MUST be tried on in the store because fit is so important. I've seen too many girls try to pull off rompers with ill-fitting waistlines or too short-shorts.

Despite what my guy friends say (they hate rompers!), I love a good romper.
Paired with a cute belt, casual sandals and a denim jacket, and I'm a happy urban camper!

ROMPER: Mossimo at Target
JACKET: Old Navy
NAILS: Sally Hansen in Plum Burst
TOE NAILS: Wet 'n Wild in Red Rouge

I just wanted to give a quick thanks to Jen for letting me bogart her blog for the day, and thanks to you guys for putting up with my face instead of hers! :)

xo, Amy
Guest Post: Stevia

June 24, 2011

Guest Post: Stevia

Hello, JennifHsieh reader, I'm Stevia from The Sweetest Escape filling in for Jen while she's away on a Large-Scale Service Project and International Convention for Circle K. Don't we just admire how she keeps busy yet still manages to take care of her blog? Just amazing.

I have been a loyal stalker, I mean, reader of Jennifhsieh since I started my own blog. I love how Jen always manages to look cute even in the simplest of outfits. Something I could never pull off. So when she tweeted about looking for guest bloggers, I snatched the opportunity in a heartbeat. 

There are a lot of details in this outfit that I like. From the peter pan collar, to the gold button, to the tiered skirt. I'm a sucker when it comes to peter pan collars. And puppies. And chocolates. Anyway..I hope you like this outfit and we already miss you, Jen! 

Top - vintage, belt - Cotton On, skirt - Zara, wedges - Heatwave

JennifCloset Update

June 23, 2011

JennifCloset Update

Now that it's summer I finally got a chance to update my shop: JennifCloset! I added a bunch of new items and lowered the prices of older items. Be sure to check them out! Email me if you're interested in anything. :)

Guest Post: Erin

June 21, 2011

Guest Post: Erin

Drop by my blog to say hi or to weigh in on the stripe-on-stripe debate! If you're a fellow stripe fan leave me a link - I'd love to see how you've been wearing them!

(And if you like my flower headband you should check out my etsy shop!)
Sponsor Spotlight: High Gloss Fashion

June 20, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: High Gloss Fashion

Here's a quick shout out to one of my most recent sponsors: High Gloss Fashion! They've got a great variety of styles that can cater to almost anyone. Lately I've been looking for some summer accessories, (especially since I'll be attending the Circle K International Convention in Virginia Beach in only one week) and I picked out some of my favorites.

I'm hopelessly in love with these Mary Jane Clogs even though I know I won't be able to walk in them. The studs give it a kind of "bad ass" feel (that is until I fall flat on my face in them). I've been looking for some more neutral sandals this summer and the Quite Wedge Sandals to the right have caught my eye.

I'm also loving High Gloss's affordable selection of sunglasses! I'm 100% sure I'll look like a dork in either of these pairs (my face is usually too round for any sort of shades) but I can't help but lust over them. The one on the left is the Audrey Tortoise and the one on the right is the Dylan Tortoise. :)
Virginia Beach, Here I Come!

June 19, 2011

Virginia Beach, Here I Come!

Today I'm heading off to Virginia Beach, VA for the annual Circle K International Convention and Large-Scale Service Project! I'm road tripping it down with two of my friends and hopefully we won't be too exhausted after the seven hour journey. I'll be sure to take lots of pictures for you guys!

In the meantime I scheduled a couple of extra posts and guest posts for this week. I'll talk to you guys soon! :)

June 18, 2011

Your Voice is Fading Out and In

I'm so glad it's the weekend. I have to wake up at 6AM every morning now in order to commute to my internship in the city. If I were ever to have a full time job in the city I'm pretty sure I would just suck it up and rent an apartment with some friends or something. It's definitely worth the convenience. I'm definitely planning on spending at least a few years living in NYC during my life time. It's nice having food literally everywhere and at all hours of the day. Yum.

Forever 21 Blazer, Jeans
Urban Outfitters Top
Aldo Wedges

I always love adding a casual blazer to any look - it makes me feel sophisticated without being overly dressed up. My mom's always telling me it's about time my wardrobe grew up anyway.

Anyway, I better get packing! I have to be ready to leave in 12 hours to go on my trip to Virginia Beach. I'll be gone for a week for a Circle K Convention/Large-Scale Service Projects. I can't wait to be reunited with some of my best friends in the world (I sound like a cheese ball). Actually, to be honest, I'll probably start packing right before I leave. Who am I kidding?


June 15, 2011

Barely Breathing

For these self-portraits I went to the nearby baseball fields in my town. I thought I outsmarted everyone by coming around 1 pm since school was still in session and no one would be around to witness my awkward posing. However, I was joined by two middle aged men tending to the baseball fields and riding around on their tractors. I felt extremely awkward and ran away as nonchalantly as possible. Oh, this camera? This tripod? They're not for taking pictures of myself - I just really like snapping shots of batting cages.

Forever 21 Sweater
Urban Outfitters Skirt, Bag
Finale Heels
Hat via giveaway

I'm currently taking a break from responding to emails and putting together resources to watch Because I Said So on TV. I love anything related to Mandy Moore and I also haven't watched the movie in a while so the ending is still somewhat of a surprise. Plus, Gabriel Macht is kind of gorgeous so I don't mind watching him for two hours. :)

Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple Bow Skirt Giveaway by Friday! :) 


June 14, 2011

Spill Kisses Like a Fountain

While sorting through clothes with my mom the other day I found one of her old vintage skirts. She was going to give it away but I couldn't bear to pack it up since the fabric was so gorgeous. Plus, it's a way for me to always remember my mom when I'm not living at home. I decided to wear it as a dress instead of a maxi skirt since I'm still iffy about maxi lengths with my height.

Urban Outfitters Shirt
Vintage Dress via my mom
Forever 21 Belt
Wedges c/o CSN Stores

Well I'm off to go on an early morning shopping date with my madre. She wants to leave early while I just want to lounge around. I'm on the hunt for business suits that don't make me look like I'm playing dress up. Wish me luck! :)

Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple Bow Skirt Giveaway by Friday!

Shabby Apple Skirt Giveaway

June 13, 2011

Shabby Apple Skirt Giveaway

It's been way too long since my last giveaway so I now present to you, my dear readers, a Shabby Apple Skirt giveaway! Shabby Apple has the most gorgeous selection of women's dresses and skirts and I can't get over all of their vintage inspired collections. This summer I'm especially loving the look of the little white dress and Shabby Apple has plenty to choose from.

Today I'm giving away the Tess Bow Skirt - I love the modest length, the color, and most of all the bow. Olive green has always been one of my favorite colors.

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A winner will be drawn on Saturday, June 18. This giveaway is only for U.S. readers (I'll get you international readers next time)!

If you've got your eye on anything else at Shabby Apple, they're offering you 10% your purchase with the code "Jennifhsieh". Happy shopping! :)

June 12, 2011

I Just Came to Say Hello

First I just wanted to acknowledge that I look a little lackluster in these photos - can't you just see all the excitement in my eyes?  My brother was taking my photos instead of my mom and he was not a fan of being used as my blog slave.  I'm pretty sure he thinks I'm pretty weird for taking so many pictures of myself on a weekly basis.  Maybe that's because he's camera shy and refuses to let me take any photos of him.  I've been sneaking pictures here and there throughout the years though for blackmail use - I'm just playing the role of the obnoxious little sister.  >:)

Urban Outfitters Cardigan, Skirt
American Apparel Tank
Reaction Kenneth Cole Wedges

I finally donated a good amount of my old clothes to the Salvation Army the other day. I'm a hoarder when it comes to clothes; either I want to hold on to something because of the related memories or I keep telling myself that there will come a day where I will wear whatever it is I'm about to donate. I'm learning to slowly let go (my mom says I'm not letting go fast enough). I still keep all of my homework and papers from elementary school until high school in the basement. I've always been one to hold on to memories no matter how small which might explain why I love to take pictures so much.

But anyway, check back in two days. I have a surprise for you guys. ;)


June 10, 2011

I Change Shapes Just to Hide in this Place

Delia's Cardigan
Urban Outfitters Tank, Skirt
Topshop Belt
Seychelles Wedges
Necklace via Jeremy

The weather outside is ridiculous and I can't stand the heat. All I want to do lately is sleep on a bed of ice for hours on end. I should make that happen. I would also like to profess my love for skirts and dresses for allowing summer breezes to keep my legs cool. Sure, women have to go through childbirth but at least we've got dresses! :P

I should really get off my lazy ass and run some errands and get some work done. But first, I'm gonna go grab some lunch. Until next time. :)


June 6, 2011

Orange Scallops

I actually found these pictures on a memory card that I neglected for quite some time. Jeremy took these pictures of me about a month and a half ago while spring semester classes were still going on.  In return I snapped a shot of him being a bum (shown below). He's currently in Turkey right now and I'm kind of jealous. I'm also kind of missing him but thankfully I've been so busy lately that it's keeping my mind preoccupied.

H&M Shirt Dress
Zara Skirt
Modcloth Belt
Aldo Sandals

So I just got an auxiliary cord for my car so I can listen to my iPod while I'm driving around (being Governor of Circle K involves so much travel - I feel like I live in my car). I haven't updated my iPod or synced it to my iTunes in years though so lately I've just been busting out some of my old middle school favorites including Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne. That's right, if you drive past me on the parkway you will catch me screaming out lyrics full of teenage angst. I know all the words. BRING IT. 

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