Camera Roll (no. 1)

It’s been a really great week. I’m back home, creating content again, and enjoying the slowness of the summer. Although classes don’t begin again until the end of September, I’ve been trying to reinvigorate my productivity bone by waking up at 5 am and establish some structure back into my life.


This was a photo I took in collaboration with Mejuri for their croissant collection release. Honestly, I’m floored that this is something that I get to do in my life. Mejuri was actually my first “adult” jewelry purchase  (aka not bling from F21). I know that a lot of people have mixed feelings about sponsorships and  their authenticity.  For transparency’s sake, I will clarify that the jewelry on me (withholding the thicker gold ring on my middle finger) is gifted, but they didn’t pay me to make the post.    Candice Tay (@candicemtay) actually just made an    entire post    on Instagram discussing the murky waters surrounding sponsored posts. While it would be great to be able to create content purely based on ad revenue (pre-roll ads, post-roll ads, etc), that’s unfortunately not possible for me right now :(. I, of course, have my own thoughts on the matter, but I think I need a little bit more time (and need to do a little bit more research) to think about it.    Every sponsored post I’ve ever worked on (and will work on for the future) has always been with a brand that (1) I’ve been a paying customer of and (2) genuinely cares about their social and environmental impact.     What are your thoughts on influencer partnerships and sponsored posts? Let’s keep this conversation going - transparency and open conversations help foster a more ethical industry (which y’all know I’m all about).

This was a photo I took in collaboration with Mejuri for their croissant collection release. Honestly, I’m floored that this is something that I get to do in my life. Mejuri was actually my first “adult” jewelry purchase (aka not bling from F21). I know that a lot of people have mixed feelings about sponsorships and their authenticity. For transparency’s sake, I will clarify that the jewelry on me (withholding the thicker gold ring on my middle finger) is gifted, but they didn’t pay me to make the post.

Candice Tay (@candicemtay) actually just made an entire post on Instagram discussing the murky waters surrounding sponsored posts. While it would be great to be able to create content purely based on ad revenue (pre-roll ads, post-roll ads, etc), that’s unfortunately not possible for me right now :(. I, of course, have my own thoughts on the matter, but I think I need a little bit more time (and need to do a little bit more research) to think about it.

Every sponsored post I’ve ever worked on (and will work on for the future) has always been with a brand that (1) I’ve been a paying customer of and (2) genuinely cares about their social and environmental impact.

What are your thoughts on influencer partnerships and sponsored posts? Let’s keep this conversation going - transparency and open conversations help foster a more ethical industry (which y’all know I’m all about).

This was quite possibly the best phở I’ve ever had in my entire life.    Located on 1114 Bryant St in San Fransisco, Sunrise Cafe makes the savoriest, deepest phở broth that I’ve ever tasted. If you’re ever in San Fransisco, I would highly, highly recommend taking the time to stop by. Not only is the food absolutely amazing, the man featured in the photo is incredibly kind and radiates sunshine.    Great food, great energy, just an amazing time all around.

This was quite possibly the best phở I’ve ever had in my entire life.

Located on 1114 Bryant St in San Fransisco, Sunrise Cafe makes the savoriest, deepest phở broth that I’ve ever tasted. If you’re ever in San Fransisco, I would highly, highly recommend taking the time to stop by. Not only is the food absolutely amazing, the man featured in the photo is incredibly kind and radiates sunshine.

Great food, great energy, just an amazing time all around.

I’ve had a really fat style crush on French style lately. Something about the red lip and being “overdressed” for the relentlessly casual SF/Bay area brings me joy. Also, bread is delicious so I’m trying to get a croissant or baguette in at least once a day. Living my best stereotypical French girl life.    Some French style inspo: Violette (   @violette_fr   ), Louise Follain (   @louisefollain   ), Minimal Street Style (   @minimalstreetstyle   ), French Girl Daily (   @frenchgirldaily   ), Femme Fatale (   @onparledemode  )

I’ve had a really fat style crush on French style lately. Something about the red lip and being “overdressed” for the relentlessly casual SF/Bay area brings me joy. Also, bread is delicious so I’m trying to get a croissant or baguette in at least once a day. Living my best stereotypical French girl life.

Some French style inspo: Violette (@violette_fr), Louise Follain (@louisefollain), Minimal Street Style (@minimalstreetstyle), French Girl Daily (@frenchgirldaily), Femme Fatale (@onparledemode)