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.

Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Yesterday I made the long commute down to Philadelphia to visit my friend Kirsten, who had just recently moved to an apartment in the area. I think I've discovered a new found love for Philly. While I adore New York city, it was refreshing to be in a city that's bustling but, at the same time, also calm. While walking around on the outskirts of Philly, there were actually moments where it was completely quiet. It's hard to find that in New York City unless you move out of manhattan...and even then there's the subtle sound of the city not too far away. But at the end of the day, I'm still biased towards the big apple and all it's wonders. I don't think I would want to be anywhere else right now.

Target Cardigan
Urban Outfitters Tank
H&M Skirt (similar)
c/o Blowfish Shoes Flats (similar)

While I was riding the subway the other day, the local train (that I was on) synced up with the express train and I could see the other passengers in their moving subway car. It was a little bit surreal to see all these individuals trapped in a speeding box and it almost felt like I was watching a silent film. Being in New York City, you really are exposed to such a diverse palette of people with incredible stories, and you can't help wonder where each person is going or if you will bump into them again under different circumstances. I always find that the places with the most people turn out to be smaller than you think. But for now, I'll be going to a bar to celebrate the end of the weekend. At least I always know where I'm going. least in the short-term.

Also, my shoes are a little dirty because I wore them to a Habitat for Humanity build. Yes, you read that right. I was the girl wearing dainty flats instead of sneakers. I did a poor job of packing and I had no other choice - it was these flats, my heels, or my sandals. At least they survived all the construction they got me through!


  1. I love this outfit--simple and chic. That skirt is so cute!

  2. The red skirt caught my eye ;) SO PRETTY. You are gorgeous. I'm lovin this location, too. I'm so nervous to take pictures on my own and that the locations I pick now will be lamesauce.

  3. love your skirt.. :) The color is pretty. :)
    Irene Wibowo

  4. Oh how I miss Philly. I'm glad that you like it over there! I couldn't even tell your flats were dirty until you mentioned it! Love the skirt. :)


  5. such a lovely skirt!

    and thanks for stopping by, happy to follow you back!
    i recently created a facebook page too, so pop up by when you get a chance and like if you like :)


  6. Oh no, dirty flats!! ;) Oh well. More little details for memories for later~~

    I really love the texture of that skirt and how it pops! And what a neat place to take pictures, that old door is way cool. And old. And cool.

  7. lovely outfit and i like the photo tone :)


  8. I love the shape and length of your skirt! one of those goes great with everything pieces!

  9. Pretty!! That skirt is just perfect. And you're so adorable!

  10. I love the colour of the skirt. And you look so cute peeping through the mail slot. Glad you had a lovely time in Philly.


  11. As always, love you use of pops of color! I'm glad you shared your story about the shoes- I really like the way you provide background and meaning behind the outfits.


  12. I'm loving your outfits and photography!

    I'm your newest follower by the way!

  13. I like this outfit a lot. The color combo is really cool...I think I may need a something grey and red now!
    Two more things...
    1. Stunning photos. Very artistic...shows off the clothes and your personality well
    2. I think I'm in love with that crack weed (let me rephrase that...the weed growing out of the cement). It's so cool!

  14. I love the pleated skirt! Totally reminds me of something Leighton Meester would rock on Gossip Girl w/ her other outfits on my Gossip Girl collection on SocialBliss!


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