Off-White x Converse Chuck 70

The dream wasn’t the W; it was buying sneakers for my sister’s birthday.

Oh, hello.

It’s been awhile. I’m halfway through my fall semester, but I just wrapped up a brutal first term. I endured classes four days a week, Friday being the sole day off and every week I felt burnt out. So if you’re wondering if you can take 14 credits and work 60-hour weeks, the answer is yes, but prepare for no life outside of work and school (yup, say goodbye to friends for a few months).

But now I’m back, and JUSTIN time for my favorite season: fall.

I kicked off October with a major win. Not only did I cop my own W for the second Off-White x Converse collaboration, but my sister also did too! Shout out to UBIQ for her win; Major for mine. Now please stop flooding my DMs asking how we copped because the answer lies here.

My sister, Jenna, turned 22 a few days following this sneaker release. It’s always been my dream to buy her a hyped pair of sneakers for her birthday; I never thought the day would come because of her style. With the recent merge of basic brands with more street-centric fashion (think Vans x UO and Bandier x FILA), she found herself asking about the Yeezy Wave Runner 700 and this sneaker itself.

Anyways, this post isn’t a sneaker review (because let’s be real, it’s been a minute) or anything like that. In fact, it’s a tribute to my “baby” sis who means the most to me.

Check out some of my shots and some day-of footage below.

 

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ARKYN in four styles

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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National Arboretum

Spanning 412 acres.

Photos by Sloane (Slodak).

I always wanted to visit the US National Arboretum, but I could never bring myself to drive out there. Finally, not only did I get the tour the garden, but I also caught up with Sloane (also known as Slodak).

We met while my first tour with Walk With Locals and kept up with each other on Instagram. Even though I haven’t been to a walk in awhile, it still feels nice to know we connected that day. For those interested in meeting new people, walking around the city or photographing moments, then WWL is perfect for you.

On this particularJune day, the weather seemed cooler so I decided to style my FENTY Puma Trainers since I just picked them up a few weeks prior. The sesame color tied in seamlessly with the marbled columns, but also contrasted again the bright green foliage. I added a hint of pink and wore this custom shirt my girl Vivian gifted me. She stitched random phrases I typically say including “I love her,” and “Ayyyy” on a bell-sleeved shirt.

Sunglasses: Gentle Monster.

Shirt: Custom by Vivian.

Jeans: Zara.

Sneakers: FENTY Puma Trainer Hi in Sesame.

Photos by Slodak

McCrillis Gardens

A dash of pink to complement the flowers.

Photos by Drè Correa

The DMV just can’t seem to keep the springtime weather long enough for the cherry blossoms to fully bloom. If you’re from the area, then you’re probably saddened by the half flowered trees and frozen buds. I can’t seem to stash away my winter jackets, yet I constantly grab for my spring attire.

On a warmer weekday, I spontaneously met with Drè at McCrillis Gardens in Bethesda, Maryland. The day couldn’t have been more beautiful with sunny skies and a floral garden.

We need more DCITY style

Spotted in the holiday issue!

I interrupt my travel ventures to share news with you!

I’m ecstatic to share D/CITY featured me in its Holiday Issue!

For anyone who isn’t familiar with one of my favorite location media outlets, D/CITY is a free local paper featuring the latest food, lifestyle and fashion. It features some of Washington DC’s influencers, business owners, community members and more. I longed to one day be featured in this publication, and I am ecstatic to share that you can find me on page 11.

I styled my Careaux x Puma pink bomber jacket with my Reebok InstPump Fury “Year of the Sheep” sneakers and a Jump From Paper handbag. The timing aligns with my daily travel posts since I managed to pick up this accessory in a duty free store at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Thank you to everyone who reads my blog, scrolls through my Instagram or watches my videos! This is the best way to close out 2016 with high expectations for the new year.

Cheers!

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