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.

March 30, 2016

Guest Blogger | Jose Lovin' Colors

Padini Jumpsuit (similar), Padini Long-sleeve shirt (similar), Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote, Sneakers from night market in Taiwan

Hello, fellow JennifHsieh readers. I'm Josephine from jose lovin' colors, and I'm filling in on behalf of Jen while she's gone exploring the west coast. Jen is always a fashion blogger that I admire and follow up daily ever since I started blogging. She's part of my blogging inspiration!

Meanwhile, let me share with you all what I prefer to wear while exploring around town. I live in a 24/7 hot and humid country: Singapore. The weather is sizzling hot where we will expect little rains only from March till July. Although sometimes weather could be huge obstacles for me, it never stops me from exploring and traveling around the city. Singapore is a country where I can always find hidden gems wherever I go, as I love taking photos.

Last Sunday, Ken and I went to have brunch and, thanks to Yelp, I found a quiet restaurant to dine in. As the weather forecast predicted a sunny day, I went for the comfiest outfit in my wardrobe. A short jumpsuit was my first choice and I paired it with a long-sleeve striped T-shirt and a pair of sneakers. This is the ONLY jumpsuit I have, which I've fallen in love with several times. Life in a jumpsuit is such a bliss. Thanks to the jumpsuit's inventor! You're such a genius person for such a brilliant creation for us ladies.


March 27, 2016

Guest Blogger | Jasmine of Be the Plebeian

Moto Jacket, Suburban Riot Good Vibes T-Shirt,  H&M Hat, Vans Perforated Leather Slip-Ons, TOMS Travelers Sunglasses

Hello Readers of JennifHsieh!

If you're longtime readers of Jen's, you might remember me from a little series we did together - Dynamic Duo (note from Jen: click through if you're ready for embarassing levels of our past fashion choices) - during which we styled an item in our own and unique way. If you're new to JennifHsieh, I think it's best that you're "meeting" me now because as adorable as we were back then, I'm not sure we would make the same choices of items and/or of styling today. We've looked back and have laughed over those choices, but I'm glad to say that we're a little bit older and a little bit wiser now. I'm also grateful that over the years, we've been able to keep in touch and remain good friends. So when Jen asked me to do a guest post for her, I didn't hesitate to say yes, especially since she's gallivanting on my side of the country and will soon be gallivanting with me in sunny LA!

When I travel, comfort is my number one concern. I tend to overpack all of my favorite basics--printed pajama pants, soft t-shirts, leggings, cozy sweaters, and slip on shoes. When I was a kid, I would always have to take my stuffed bunny, Veggie, with me. Well now as an adult, favorite basics are my version of that--they're my creature comforts that I have to have when I'm in new places. This moto jacket, hat, and Good Vibes t-shirt (basically the LA uniform) are my current favorites and I'll be surely taking these with me to future trips.

I'm sure you'll be seeing my face again when Jen posts about our adventures in LA, but if you want to see my face again before then, I'm now blogging over at Be the Plebeian.

Adventure is out there! 


March 21, 2016

Butts in Denim 4 Lyfe

I would like to dedicate this blog post to butts everywhere. I mean, really, what would we do without them? How would we manage to sit comfortably without those two pads of fat, regardless if you've got a huge, voluptuous donk, or if you've got a petite, barely there donk? What would we shake during those late nights out at "Da Club"? What would we slap to say a hearty congratulations without words? I don't know where my recent butt obsession came from, but over the last few years they've squeezed their way onto my Top 10 list of my most favorite things in the world. Without a doubt.

Forever 21 Denim Jacket (similar)Urban Outfitters Grey Knit Crop Top (similar)Madewell 10" High Rise Skinny Jeans in LydiaConverse White All-Star Canvas Sneakers, What Time? Watch c/o Rakani Watches (similar)
On a related note, and going along with my quest to invest in quality, long-term pieces of clothing this year, I've hooked myself up with some skinny jeans from Madewell. Let me tell you guys, I'm head over heels in love and it's hard to not wear them everyday. But the reason I mentioned this, is because these jeans have given me to ability to have a dope looking butt, if I do say so myself. It looked dope enough to warrant an up-close shot of this denim-clad butt (Jeremy was a bit confused with my request for this photo). My butt has never looked this good and, damn it, I'll be proud of it until the day I die, even if it is only a temporary illusion. Thank you, jeans. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...and the bottom of my butt.


March 16, 2016

Dope As Shit + Dreaming of the West Coast

Gypsy Warrior Denim Vest (similar, similar), Jersey Black Dress c/o LuLu*s (similar), Christian Siriano for Payless Black Lace-Up Flats (similar, similar), Urban Outfitters Black Mini-Backpack (similar)A.J. Morgan Sunglasses (similar)

Again, looking 25% more dope as shit due to sunglasses (or perhaps the sunglasses lend me the ability to view myself as 25% more dope). Thank you, sunglasses. Thank you very much for the illusion. 

These days the weather is starting to fluctuate back down to the high 40's and low 50's; but, for a brief moment, we were gifted with the beauty of 70 degree temperatures and it's making me look more and more forward to my upcoming trip to the west coast (where you best believe I will be bare-legging it every single day). At the end of the month, Jeremy and I will be road tripping from windy San Francisco down to sunny Los Angeles, visiting family and friends along the way. When I was much younger, I used to live on the outskirts of San Francisco (holla at your girl, Daly City) so I'm excited to see what my 6-year old self remembers. 

For those of you living in or have frequented the area, particularly along the Pacific Coast Highway, any recommendations on places to see or, more importantly, places to eat? My stomach will finally be introduced to In-N-Out and I can make those important comparisons to Shake Shack. The ultimate East vs. West battle. 

Also, I'll be looking for some guest bloggers. DM me on Twitter if you're interested! 


March 12, 2016

S-Waves + Borrowing From Ninjas

Madewell Black V-Neck Tee (similar), Black Tanya Jeans c/o Level 99 Denim, Foxy Heels c/o Via Spiga (similar), H&M Gray Open Cardigan (similar)

Recently there was a video trending that demonstrated how to get a "S-Wave" using only a straightening iron on your hair. Once  watched it, I instantly ran to the bathroom to try it out and realized my s-waves looked more like limp, half-curled pieces of heat-damaged hair. So I gave it up and decided the woman demonstrating in the video was definitely a witch and there was no way this was possible within the time allotted.

But then this morning, I was determined to get it, if it was the last thing I did. So for one entire, too-painful hour, I went strand by strand, making decent attempts at these s-waves, all the while thinking and repeating to myself, "This is a productive use of my time as a valued member of society."

And then because I some what succeeded, I got ahead of myself and whipped out a black ninja headband I got from a ninja-themed restaurant and wore it as a choker. BECAUSE ANYTHING CAN BE EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE.


March 10, 2016

Suddenly It's All Real, Suddenly It's All You Feel


Amour Vert Cotton Bomber Jacket (similar, similar), White Dropwaist Ruffle Dress c/o LuLu*s (similar, similar), Madewell Bolo Necklace (similar), Urban Outfitters Black Textured Mini-Backpack (similar), H&M Black Knee High Socks, Steve Madden Compton Bootie (similar)

Now that it's spring, all of the music festivals are starting to sneak up and all the parts of me that love music are collectively melting away into a puddle of sick beats and dance moves. I'm making my fourth trek to Bonnaroo with my same old crew (with a few new additions) for its 15th anniversary and I think it might be my last, so I'm starting to feel a little bittersweet. I'm not feeling the line-up as much this year but, aside from the obvious favorites, I'm finding magic in the undercard acts (s/o to Børns, Marian Hill, and Oh Wonder).

Then later in July I'm making the (shorter) trek to the inaugural Panorama, who literally made a tear fall down my cheek as I ran through their line-up. Be still my steady heart (Major Lazer, I'm finally coming for you so be afraid.)

While I should be prepping myself for all the bands I'm looking forward to seeing at Bonnaroo and Panorama, I'm currently indulging in my current favorites. Give them a listen if you're curious as to what gets pumped through my brain for a good majority of the day.

Anyone else going to Bonnaroo or Panorama so we can collectively make fools of ourselves and dance our pants off (if we're even wearing pants)?


March 8, 2016

Like There's Something Left to Prove

The weather is amping the fuck up and I couldn't be more excited to ditch all of my winter coats and throw them out the window. But actually not because I love them just the same, even if they're associated with the bitter cold winds of winter. I'll more likely carefully hang them up in the hall closet but not feel one bit guilty for saying goodbye for their hibernation period.

My skin is already making it's rounds outside via rolled up sleeves, thigh high socks, the holes in my destroyed denim, and bare ankles. If I keep this up I'll be wearing barely any clothes in August. Good thing New York City lets you be topless in public, am I right? (Just kidding, mom.)

Urban Outfitters Cropped Oatmeal Sweater (similarsimilar)Madewell Chambray Boyfriend Shirt (similar)Levi's 501 Destroyed Boyfriend Jeans (similar)Olive Trench Coat c/o Dresslink (similar)A.J. Morgan Sunglasses (similarsimilar)Converse White Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers

March 6, 2016

Bad Ass Counters + Large Cheeks

Olive Green Toggle Coat c/o Tulle (similar, similar), H&M Tan Knit Sweater (similar), Black Over the Knee Socks, and Gray Scuba Knit Skater Skirt (similar), Steve Madden Compton Bootie (similar), Madewell Bolo Necklace, A.J. Morgan Sunglasses (similar)

I'm under the belief that wearing sunglasses instantly makes you look like 200% more of a bad ass.  I am also under the belief that when those same sunglasses constantly slide down your nose, your bad ass counter starts to slowly decrease until you're back at your normal level of bad ass (which, for me, is very low).

Luckily for me, if you can see in exhibit "all-of-these-pictures", my cheeks are large enough to finish the job by nose was sent to do, but failed to do. Thanks, large cheeks, for holding up my sunglasses. It's greatly appreciate.


March 2, 2016

Spring 2016 Cravings | $75 and Under

Now that it's March, I'm pretty sure it's appropriate to talk about spring being right around the corner. Honestly, it was probably appropriate once all the Easter merchandise started hitting the shelves, which was about a few days before Valentine's Day even arrived (Can I get a shout out for dem PEEEEPS!?).

But this spring I'm sticking to my beloved neutrals and taking more of a softer spin on them with nudes, whites, and pale pinks. What are you guys excited to start hoarding in your closets over the coming weeks? Besides overalls and flares, of course...


March 1, 2016

70's AF


Volcom Olive Green Wide-Brim Hat c/o LuLu*s (similar), Joe Fresh Cream Blouse (similar, similar), Madewell Flea Market Flare Corduroys (similar, similar), Forever 21 Gray Longline Wool Coat (similar), Vince Camuto Carine High Heels (similar)

2015 was definitely the year I fell in love with overalls. Not because I needed them for practical reasons, like working the rails in the midwest, but because I loved how simple they were and how many pockets they had (women's jeans still need to step up their pocket game; gimme those cargo pants). 

And now to continue my new obsession for the 70's (or I guess everyone's current obsession for the 70's) I've taken on flares, or as I affectionately like to call them...bell bottoms. I remember when these were the standard for jeans when I was younger. If you wore skinny jeans you were pretty lame and everyone silently judged you for not having pant legs flapping around every which way. I actually tried to rock a really old pair of flares back in 2010, and failed miserably (but I wouldn't admit it then). If I had known they would've made yet another round in fashion history I probably would have held on to them and sold them for millions. Just kidding, they would have sold for like $10. Jackpot. 

Just you wait, the next thing you know I'll be really into the 70's and pairing these flares with bold patterned button-downs with most of the buttons undone, showing off my bounty of chest hair. Oh wait, I already do that...

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