November 2, 2016

FOREVERVANNY L'academie at Revolve Clothing
FOREVERVANNY L'academie at Revolve ClothingFOREVERVANNY L'academie at Revolve ClothingFOREVERVANNY L'academie at Revolve ClothingFOREVERVANNY L'academie at Revolve Clothing

I laugh a little when my mother makes remarks along the line of “what friends?” or “it’s ok if you’re just going out by yourself” when I tell her I’m meeting my mates for dinner or drinks. I don’t blame her to be quite honest with you. Sometimes I feel like my biggest surprise on my birthday is that people actually want to celebrate or hang out with me. On the outside, I guess I would consider myself pretty sociable. A little awkward, but nothing too cringe-y that will make you just walk away (I think). Though I will admit I can be brutally too honest.

I’m part sociologist, part self-analyst. I judge myself all the time and I’m always talking to myself while taking a bath (don’t lie, I know it’s not too uncommon). I like self-reflecting a lot, in fact, I dwell on things I’ve said to people for days at a time (and that says a lot since my attention span is that of a squirrel). As invested as I am, in constantly revolving my thoughts around myself, I find that I can be really uncompromising with a lot of the things around me.

I wouldn’t say that I’m a picky eater, but there are certain things I would never order, like lamb or goat cheese. I’d say those are preferences. I know what I like, and what I don’t and it irks me when people try to convince me otherwise.

I know, there are times when I’ll say, “it’s cold” and someone would point out that I’m not wearing enough clothes - but honestly, an extra scarf wouldn’t have went together well with my outfit so I just wouldn’t bother. I know I’m stubborn but my preferences are just something I feel like no one has the right to challenge unless it somehow affects them. Hah. So leave me alone if there are huge holes in my jeans in 40-degree weather. Cold knees are the new cold shoulders, haha.

Top: L'Academie c/o Revolve Clothing
Cami: H&M
Pants: Zara
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: Chanel WOC
Jacket: Oak + Fort

Photos by Brian N. Style and Direction by Van Le