072018 / Home Sweet Home

Friday, August 24, 2018

Retro vibes, milkshake, diner photography, diner editorial - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

Life seems to have gone full circle this month. As I was about to embark on a totally new life venture, I somehow found myself experiencing some of the things I’ve never done before from the different places that I considered, home, sweet home.

It's almost September and yet I've just recapped July. I've been doing a terrible job at keeping up with these posts monthly, but I'm giving myself time to internalize it all. Bear with me for now.

Top: Bershka
Denim Skirt: &OtherStories
Shoes: Common Projects

Photo by Christina L.

Travel
July 1-4, 2018
Catskill, Upstate New York
Upsate New York, Woodstock New York, Editorial Cabin, Woodstock Weekend - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home
Fireworks, sparklers, Fourth of July sparklers, Sparklers photo ideas, Sparklers editorial, - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet HomeFireworks, sparklers, Fourth of July sparklers, Sparklers photo ideas, Sparklers editorial, - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home
Fireworks, sparklers, Fourth of July sparklers, Sparklers photo ideas, Sparklers editorial, - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

Despite being a hyphened American for the past 15 years or so of my life, I don’t think I’ve truly had a 4th of July that truly felt classic until this year. We did the whole firework she-bang at a quaint lodge upstate, with sparklers too. And it ended with a cozy family BBQ at Christina’s home.

Dress: Topshop
Shoes: Chanel Espadrilles
Bag: Muun

Photo by Christina L.

Woodstock New York, Silvia restaurant, green velvet interior - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet HomeWoodstock New York, Silvia restaurant, green velvet interior - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

I don't generally write about restaurants, but if you find yourself Upstate New York then I highlight recommend dinner at Silva.

Life
July 4-8, 2018
Retro vibes, milkshake, diner photography, diner editorial - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

The next day we drove back and even had breakfast at a diner in the middle of nowhere - so of course, we had to do the typical milkshake photo for that vintage American vibe.

Later on that week, I crossed off another pretty iconic American thing (or I guess New Yorker thing); picnic in Central Park. The girls and I haven’t been together in a while, so it was pretty nice to catch up and spend some outdoor times as I’m the least outdoorsy person in our group.

To end the day, we all went to get our aura reading - somehow mine was as green as could be and that accordingly signifies big changes ahead…

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Travel
Phan Thiet / Ho Chi Minh City / Can Tho, Vietnam
July 20, 2018

I used to stress myself out so much deciding whether or not I should bring my camera around with me for the sake of getting “content’ for whatsoever social obligations I might feel like I have; but it was only recently that I kind of started to get used to the idea that maybe some memories don’t actually need a physical snapshot. And, whenever I find myself with no photos to show, I'll be comforted by the idea that, if it was a good time, it WAS a really good time; if it was not, then I no longer have to look back and lie to myself that it was an okay time (because let’s be honest, I’ll never post a photo of me frowning/crying).

Vietnam was kind of like this… The good times, were great times. So good that I’m already thinking of the next time I’ll be back.

Vietnam travels, Can Tho Vietnam, Floating market Can Tho - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home
Vietnam travels, Can Tho Vietnam, Floating market Can Tho, Noodles on floating market, Floating market experience in Vietnam - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet HomeVietnam travels, Can Tho Vietnam, Floating market Can Tho, floating market vendors, floating market noodle boat, eating on floating market in Vietnam - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home
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Of all the times that I've passed by HCM, I've never actually gotten the chance to explored much. On our way back from Can Tho, I actually asked our driver to stop by for a rest break while I went out to take a short walk with my two oldest cousins. We got caught in the rain and literally did know what to do so we ate Vietnamese McDonalds and went for bubble tea after. It was actually really nice to catch up with my little ones since I haven't seen them in 5 years.

Not going to lie, I always leave Vietnam with such overwhelming emotions that's just not from saying goodbye to my grandparents - but I don't know... In a way, it's like saying goodbye to a side of me that I don't really get to fully live when I'm anywhere else but Vietnam.

Top: Free People
Pants: Aritzia
Shoes: Ancient Greek Sandals
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11

Photo by my little cousin/s.

Outfit
July 27, 2018
Akihabara girl, streetstyle Tokyo, weekend style, Mint dresses, &Otherstories dress, Tokyo style - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet HomeAkihabara girl, streetstyle Tokyo, weekend style, Mint dresses, &Otherstories dress, Tokyo style - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

Dress: &OtherStories
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Staud Clothing

Photo by Shun S.

Outfit
July 28, 2018

Shinjuku style, leather shorts and shirts, top knot bun hairstyle, Tokyo streetstyle - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet HomeShinjuku style, leather shorts and shirts, top knot bun hairstyle, Tokyo streetstyle - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home
Shinjuku style, leather shorts and shirts, top knot bun hairstyle, Tokyo streetstyle - FOREVERVANNY / 072018 / Home Sweet Home

Just like that and I'm finally back in Tokyo. Something about being here feels really comfortable now, and I completely switch from country life to a city girl overnight. I guess I can now feel a little of how some people feel in New York - something about the energy in Tokyo breathes life into me. And I look forward to every chance I get to devour a meticulously plated set of sashimi. Really, I think I now know what I want for my last meal (if that ever comes up).

The next couple weeks will be mostly focused on moving into the new apartment. I really can't wait to finally have a small place, all to Shun and I.

Shirt: Undercover
High-waisted Leather Shorts: Similar Here
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11

Photo by Shun S.


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