Shout out to grandma.
She bought this entire outfit (sneakers not included) from Seoul. If you have ever visited South Korea in the summer, then you know how unbearable the heat can be. With a week of rain, I’ll expect high levels of humidity in DC in the next few days.
I love these pants because its linen, making them breezy and light. The color is a mixture of purple and grey undertones, so I paired it with this grey top to make the darker grey hues pop. The detailing on the pocket square makes this plain shirt just that much more unique.
It’s difficult to buy clothes for someone, let alone a granddaughter. What I found is that whenever my family brings apparel from Korea, I usually fall in love with the trendy pieces. Asia fashion is ahead of America’s time; countries such as South Korea and Japan birth the latest trends.
Did you hear the news about Hailey Baldwin for Adidas & JD Sports? The companies deemed her the first style creator noting that she draws inspiration from UK style, “where so many trends originate.” This remains true as well, but sadly I can’t say the same for my home country where we debate dress colors and birth concepts such as Crocs.
In other news, I’m enduring my fourth stye most likely due to post-wedding sickness and high levels of stress. I’m taking an accounting final today, so I figured I would wear some makeup since I went a full week of natural beauty and glasses.
Outfit: South Korea.
Sneakers: Pharrell x Adidas Superstar.
Glasses and a no makeup look for the office.
Whew, July has been a ride.
I got married to the man of my dreams; tons of planning occurred leading up to our big day. Family tours of DC and a minimoon in Miami followed our glorious day. When I returned home, I arrived with a number of packages cluttering my apartment. I continue my studies with the University of Maryland, in addition to covering the Greatest Day Ever music festival in collaboration with Adidas. Meanwhile I’m preparing myself for an accounting final on Monday and attempting to edit video footage from the fest.
This week felt like a blur between catching up with work and class. Needless to say, TGIF.
I typically wear black jeans and a t-shirt to work, so I changed it up today. My grandma traveled from Seoul for my wedding and is keeping my parents company for the rest of the summer. She brought a few pieces of clothing from Korea, just in time for these hot summer days.
I’m ever so slowly rotating through my collection. A recent study found Adidas NMDs to be the most instagrammed sneaker to date, naturally followed by Yeezy 350s. Before discovering this article, I actually tweeted that NMDs are a staple. I recently helped a few friends pick out a pair that they all deemed cozy.
I unfortunately have been enduring styes that keep popping up on my eyes (the fourth one just rose). So enjoy my no makeup and glasses look. For more styles in this sneaker, peep my video on YouTube from two years ago.
Pants: From Korea (thank you grandma!)
Sneakers: Adidas NMD.
Shot on iPhone X.
See how attendees styled the three stripes into their outfits.
The Greatest Day Ever music festival, sponsored by Adidas, drew in thousands of attendees to not only enjoy music by RL Grime, Young Thug, Torey Lanez, Alison Wonderland, Majid Jordan and more. Adidas and the Greatest Day Ever team provided me with the opportunity to share my experience at the event on social media.
Throughout the two-day event, I captured some of the “greatest” Adidas style seen throughout the festival grounds. It was truly blissful to see how people styled the Adidas brand into their style. I saw a range of sneakers including the Arkyn, Deerupt, Falcon and naturally all renditions of the Yeezys to date.
I found this festival quite intriguing due to two things:
- Adidas sponsorship: Yes, naturally the Adidas brand held a presence in many aspects of the festival; however, it didn’t feel as if the company placed the logo on every single opportunity. This played out nicely because it was clear as day what company sponsored the festival, but it didn’t feel too “in your face” especially with photo opportunities and carnival rides. If brands aspire to sponsor a festival properly, they can take key notes from the three stripes brand.
- Diversity: I’ve been to more than 20 festivals in my lifetime, and this was by far the most diverse crowd I’ve ever seen. I don’t mean ethnicity, even the age ranges varied from toddlers following their parents around, teens who swarmed the main stage area for Lil Skies, college-aged students who came in squads, young adults who enjoyed sets from an elevated viewing area and a few mature adults I found enjoying carnival rides and napping in hammocks.
Take a look at some of the heat seen throughout the day. Perhaps we’ll see you next year! Stay tuned for a video, which will be uploaded to my YouTube channel!
You can watch the video here!
How would you wear this Adidas Originals sneaker?
I visited Justin in Florida recently and took my new Adidas Originals ARKYN sneakers I purchased at MAJOR DC a few months ago. They’ve been sadly sitting in the box for far too long, so I took it upon myself to break them out with four different styles.
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If you don’t follow me on Twitter, then let me reiterate here. I received two large bug bites on my face upon waking up two days ago. Therefore, I will not be showing my face until the redness and swelling go down.
Someone recently inspired me to take a different approach on creating content. Conveniently this advice fell right in the midst of my spring break from my intensive program, so I had enough time to formulate a concept and execute properly.
This shoot took five minutes to take the pictures and another five minutes to edit on VSCO. I wonder what my life would be like if I used a DSL-R and Lightroom…
Cheers to the future.
The sneaker featured is the Adidas Originals Tubular X Primeknit in the core granite colorway. My homie Rick purchased it for my birthday in 2016.
Yeezy Yeezy Yeezy, I did not line up for days.
The Powerphase is deemed the most “accessible Yeezy” to date. Adidas Originals worked with Kanye West to modernize a classic silhouette. While I never attempted to purchase the Powerphases upon it’s release date (December 9, 2017), I recently noticed a tweet from @AdidasAlerts that SneakersNstuff restocked the sneaker.
Since I had been eyeing the colorway after positive reviews on social media, I decided to attempt to purchase the product for both me and my fiance. I almost caught a double W, but sadly received a refund notice for Justin’s footwear.
Waiting for fall weather.
If you’re planning to utilize your summer clothes for fall, here’s one way I styled a few pieces for cooler weather. I purchased this off-the-shoulder pink satin top from Forever 21 for less than $8. Throughout the summer, I paired it with jean shorts throughout the hot, muggy day, but for fall I threw on black culottes. The wide-leg bottoms paired with a shift top makes movement easy in a composed manner.
To contrast the dark bottoms, I sported my Pharrell Williams x Adidas Originals Tennis sneakers. The tan structure contrasts against both the dark pants, but the bright pink sole pairs with the shirt.
Shirt: Forever 21.
Sneakers: Pharrell Williams x Adidas Originals.