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.

The Trials of Tomorrow

Gap Cardigan
Modcloth Pixel Dress
Bakers Shoes Heels (similar)
Target Journal

I thought moving into New York City would mean having a lack of giant retail stores like Target nearby. Lo and behold, my roommate pointed out to me that there was one only 15 blocks away from our apartment. We made the trek together last week to pick up some random necessities after work. While resisting all the clothes, which was surprisingly easy to do, I came across this journal by The Curiosity Shoppe that I absolutely fell in love with. I know it's a little silly to spend $10 on a journal, but I adore it with all my heart (and it's a nice little accessory).

I used to have a sketchbook and a journal in college to write in from time to time. I was always too busy for either of them unless I was extremely upset and looking for a creative outlet to vent to. Now that I'm living on my own for the first time (for real), I thought it would be fun to document everything in writing and sketches. I'll write what I feel and I'll draw what I see. It'll be something amazing to look back on in ten or twenty years.


  1. Ahh, what a cool dress! And I love spending money on sketchbooks and journals, so I totally get it. It looks so cool as an accessory. xx

  2. Wonderful pattern of your dress! Great outfit!

  3. The first two pictures could easily be out of a catalog! You're such a great model.
    Also, absolutely amazing sketches. Maybe I should get a journal to draw/write in...

  4. For some reason, all railings that are by oceans are painted that exact colour.

    Also I can never resist notebooks. They're the first thing I look at in any bookstore.


  5. I love this dress! when I looked at it on my phone, it just looked like a cute chevron dress, but now that I'm on my computer, I just love the "pixelation" on it. Did you remove the image from your sketchbook? because I wanted to comment on how cool your drawings were! :)

  6. Aww! Sketchbooks are great time capsules, though, just like you said. Fill it up with lots of great things! :) It's quite cute, and $10 for such a cute one isn't aaaall so bad. I MEAN IT'S FOR MEMORIES SO OBVIOUSLY IT NEEDS TO BE PURCHASED. Totally justifies it.

    The print on your dress is looovely!

  7. Ummmmm HELLO MS ARTIST! I knew you had amazing hand writing, but I didn't know you could DRAW SUPER WELL! LOVE! I'm in love with this outfit too Jen! That dress...AMAZING! This is why you're my favorite<3

  8. The artwork you did inside your journal is excellent! I'm impressed. The question mark on the outside of the journal is perfect. I love the colours, pattern and look of your dress.

  9. Loving the very cute prints of your dress :)

  10. Great dress <3

  11. I love that dress and it IS a cute journal - and if that last picture is an excerpt, I love how YOU journal!!! I have a One Line a Day book, but I don't get too creative with it...also, I need to update it, real bad! :] Hope you're having a pleasant week!


  12. I wish to be living close
    a Target as well :c altho
    I have never been to one.
    Love your dress! And what
    a cute notebook c:


  13. such a pretty dress! love love those pumps!

    do you want to follow each other on bloglovin' and gfc? let me know.
    see you around! xx

  14. love the pattern on your dress! so cute!

  15. You look lovely!: ))

  16. I really LOVE this cute dress of yours! The print is so interesting! And just by looking at your drawings, you're definitely a talented illustrator! I also have a slight obsession with journals, although I use it more for my ideas and brainstorming while I'm riding the train! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I love your style and I'm looking forward to keep reading and get inspired by your outfits!


  17. This dress is fabulous! I love the location of where you took your pictures. Beautiful! xo

  18. You are so freaking adorable, I can't even handle it! :) Love the first pic especially.

  19. love this outfit , especially your shoes <3

  20. What a cute dress!

    xo Jennifer

  21. Love it!

    (enter my giveaway - iphone case)


  22. Wah, you look great Jen! Hope the city is treating you well and you must be enjoying it being done with school and all. So lucky! Love the heels and take care! =)

    Melanie // Aetherlily

  23. your journal seriously looks full of wonderful things - i love the little curiosity shoppe journals - i have one too!! and i LOVE this outfit- you look stunning in that dress

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails


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