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 Shoddy Handmade Denim Skirt

H&M Distressed Denim Skirt (similar), H&M Mock-Turtleneck Striped Bodysuit (similar, similar), Zara Tan Suede Sandals (similar, similar), Urban Outfitters Black Mini-Backpack (similar)

I didn't find myself doing too much this NYFW, aside from the Jasmine Chong S/S 17 showroom and the Tumblr & Tipsy show (where this outfit was taken). Year after year, I find myself drifting further and further away from the fashion world and somehow it feels right. For a younger "fashion-minded" Jen, I would say that I peaked in 2013 when the Wall Street Journal called me a style influencer and I sat front row at Mercedes Benz. For a more "current" Jen, I would say I'm infinitely more comfortable in the life I'm living now, further away from the madness that I never quite fit into.

Wearing a denim skirt actually reminds me of the time I took Fashion Design in high school, with the idea that it would be my first dive into the fashion world. Turns out, you have to learn a shit ton of sewing before you even start designing shit ... in Fashion Design II. I never made it that far, but I left the class with a shoddy denim skirt that I created out of old denim shorts that symbolizes how I will always fit into the fashion world. I'll always be the shoddy, handmade denim skirt in a world of designer skirts. But like, I was so proud of it. Am so proud of it.


  1. I like your skirt!

  2. A denim skirt also throws me back in memories :P
    Love your style! Even you are perhaps not the same
    active Jen, you have not lost sense in style and
    fashion, which is nonchalant and basic with a twist
    and that is something I like c: Xx
    Ice Pandora

  3. Don't be so harsh on yourself! You should be so proud of making your own skirt back at school! This is a really cute outfit and you look lovely! :) xx

  4. It actually looks great & at least you know no one else has the same skirt!


  5. Bahaha, I love the story behind this skirt xD
    But you shush, I wish I had half the skill necessary to turn shorts into a skirt! You're basically a magician, and you styled your handmade skirt excellently ♥

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  6. What a cute mini skirt! Love how you styled it. x

    Have a nice week,

  7. Have I not stopped by for ages??! Love the new layout and looking cute in the scalloped-frayed-denim skirt girlie :)

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