GOING THE DISTANCE

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I’m currently in Taipei, Taiwan hanging out with a guy that I met only 6 months ago and have only dated 3 of those 6 months.  We’ve been together for about the same amount of time as we’ve been apart.  I don’t recommend this to anyone, but I’m in a long distance relationship.  A real LONG DISTANCE relationship.  One that is about a Pacific Ocean apart.

Sure it’s been tough trying to keep the spark alive, but we do very well communicating even with the time change.  He’s exactly 15 hours ahead of me, and has to travel back in time everyday to say hello to me.  We use the app WeChat to text, call, and video chat one another.  Since he’s in China majority of the time, it’s easier for us to text and talk than to attempt a poor signal video chat.

I’ve had my doubts and paranoia, but it’s been a god-send to have my best girlfriends snap me out of my crazy thoughts and antics.  I guess the main thing I would say about this is to have TRUST.  You have to trust one another no matter what.  If you don’t have that basic foundation, there’s no point in going any further.  I know it’s easier said than done, coming from the person who just went through an episode right before typing up this blog post.  But yeah, you need to think that you’re both in it to win it.

Boy toy is gone for half a year, so to shorten that time frame, I decided to fly half way around the world to join him in Asia.  I’ve known friends in the past that have done the same in their long distance relationships.  Some have worked out and ended in marriage, and some are long gone like last year’s fringe footwear.  This isn’t my first long distance relationship, so hopefully I’ve learned from the past:

Take things slowly.

Don’t over commit.

Always communicate EVERYTHING, no matter how minute you think the issue is.

Don’t text while frustrated.  You’re not getting your message across.  Trust me.

Texts are subjective when read.

Sarcasm doesn’t always play well in texts.

Enjoy each others voices.

Savor those moments when you do video chat.

That’s about all I know.  Here’s to listening to my own advice ~
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ASOS Velvet Pearl Choker Necklace

No relationship is ever easy, even if you’re not long distance.  I’m a hopeless romantic and like to think that there’s always love and light at the end of the tunnel.  Do you think I’m crazy for flying so far to see about a boy, or do you think it’s a romantic gesture?  I’m curious to know what the rest of the sane world thinks.  Let me know!

Photographed by Hanna Snyder

DATE NIGHT

datenight_IMG_5680It’s the weekend and hopefully all you ladies got to spend some quality time with your significant other.  For all the single ladies, and I mean me, we need to make sure that we are dressed to impress to catch that Bae, aka boyfriend.  To explain, a girlfriend recently told me it was “Bae Season” and that she needed to “Bae-Up”.  (Huh?)  Had no idea what that meant until I put on this outfit and realized that it was going to be a date night.

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This sexy little number is a Carmella Emeline Silk Dress in Magnolia that I got from a sample sale back in July this year.  I am so in love with this dress.  It does run a bit small on the hips, but I got a size 2 and plan on taking it into alterations to make this baby really rock.  The dress does come with an optional inner camisole, but I prefer to wear it without to show off it’s deep plunging neckline.  The buttons on this dress give it an extra sex-kitten boost.  This dress also comes in the color black and is on sale at Revolve.datenight_IMG_5707datenight_IMG_5708

In order to really show off the sexiness of the dress, I put on a Free People Front Strap Triangle Bra in Black.  The front straps on this bra gives the neckline a distraction from the lacey, racy bra.  It’s very in your face, so you can’t be shy to show off some skin.
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I have always been very bold and audacious with my fashion.  Even though this outfit shows off a lot of neckline and chest, I think the soft femininity of the silk, the buttons and the mid-length of the dress offsets the sexiness.  Don’t you agree?  Love to know what you think of this outfit!

Gentle Monster Dreamer 01 Sunglasses /  J.Crew Earrings (sold out | similar look on sale) / Brian Atwood Delta Patent Platforms (from Net-A-Porter a SUPER long time ago)

Photographed by Kelsey Morris

The Nightie That Could

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I believe every female deserves to feel sexy and confident, especially when you’re at home in your own domain.  I like wearing cute, comfy things even when I’m doing nothing but lounging around in my studio.  I found this Urban Outfitters | Out From Under | Surplice Romper on sale and an online exclusive for under $20.  Wear this for that special someone.  That special someone could also just be you.

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I would say the fabric is very see through.  I wouldn’t recommend wearing this as a normal romper out on the streets.  It’s definitely a stay-at-home kind of wear.  The straps tie at the shoulders on both sides for easy adjustments.  It’s a huge plus for me because I do have a long torso that can be hard to accommodate with a lot of bodysuits and tops.  I’m wearing an XS.  I’ve purchased a few Out From Under items and I feel that their sizes runs about a half size smaller than your average American brand sizing.  If in doubt, I would order a size up.

I also have the Surplice Romper in Grey.  It comes in Maroon and Dark Grey as well.  The grey, maroon and dark grey surplice romper have a different fabric than the black see-through surplice romper, which is only polyester.  The grey romper is much softer and comfy because it’s a mixture of rayon and polyester.  Though the grey is soft and delicate, the fabric is not translucent like the black.  I would also recommend these super soft sleepwear with a similar look and feel:

Out From Under Cozy Brushed Rib Romper (at UO)

Out From Under Josie Romper (at UO)

What do you like wearing at home?  I love to hear from you and get some feedback.  Thanks!

Gold and Peal Drop Necklace (my own, purchased from Melrose Trading Post) / Gorjana CZ Helena Stud Earrings (sold out on Gilt)

Photographed by Felicia Bade

Hair and Makeup by Felicia Bade