It has been one extremely hectic month with so many changes in my life. I inadvertently stumbled upon a job in SoCal. Even though I have always wanted a job in Irvine, I was a bit hesitant because I had just begun to settle down in NorCal and was really enjoying it up there. I really loved my job and all the friends I had made up there. But SoCal has always been my home with my family and close friends. Plus NorCal was costing me an arm and a leg living alone and traveling back and forth. It helped that the new job had a higher salary too so I decided to take it. I thought it would be perfect timing to take a vacation in between jobs. I've been wanting to go to Korea and Hong Kong for awhile and this wold be the perfect time to go since I wouldn't have to take any days off.
This shoot was done at the Ritz Carlton in Seoul, Korea. I uncharacteristically paired these new wedge sneakers with a studded black dress. I honestly didn't think I could pull off sneaker wedges but thought I'd just try them on for fun. They're surprisingly pretty comfortable and I instantly thought of so many outfits I could pair with them. Plus, it helped that they were on clearance for just $15 at Macy's! I normally would have paired this dress with a nice pair of black heels, but thought I'd try something new this time. Plus I was in Korea, where everyone is so trendy and chic. I found this dress at Forever 21 in the clearance section, which was an additional 50% off. I go pretty crazy whenever they have those deals and buy a lot! Everything turns out to be between $3-10!
I absolutely loved Korea! We stayed in Gangnam where most of the clubs and partying were. Koreans are hands down the craziest party animals! We went to breakfast at 8am and there were still people there drinking and eating BBQ from last night on a Monday! And again on Tuesday, and then Wednesday it was us eating breakfast and drinking soju mixed with beer after a night of clubbing! Lol =P It was probably a once in a lifetime experience where we were enmeshed with the full effect of the Korean culture. We met so many friendly people there who offered to help us and take us out. One of our new Korean friends took these photos for me. I think he did a pretty excellent job with my new 50mm.
Forever 21 Dress: $7.99
Sneaker Wedges: $15.00
Forever 21 Bracelet: $5.80
Photographed by Victor Choi