July 21, 2014

BEAUTIFUL PRAGUE

OF CZECH REPUBLIC
Exploring the streets of Praha 1, wearing a Brandy Melville dress 


I've heard such great things about Prague, the culture, castles, cathedrals and cityscape that I was stoked to finally visit the capital and largest city of Czech Republic. Other than the 90' degree heat storm that waved over the city while we were there, Prague was by far my favorite city gone traveled to in Europe for its authenticity and cultural flair. We spent the majority of our time exploring each Praha and visiting Old Town Square since it was in the center of all the major festivities and tourist attractions. Old Town Square was also beyond beautiful in daylight and at night. There were moments in Prague where it felt so surreal that we literally had to utilize all our senses to believe that Prague was a reality. Aside from the beautiful city, other things that made this city more remarkable were the cute hidden piano bars with tastefully crafted cocktails, the foreigners that could not stop staring at us (people kept calling us exotic here), and the peacefulness of the city at night. While I don't have a reason to visit Prague again anytime soon, I would in a heartbeat visit Prague again if opportunity arose. 

July 12, 2014

CHECKED-INTO THE GENERATOR

IN BERLIN-MITTE
During our time in Berlin, we had the luxury of staying in one of the most happening hostels in all of Berlin, the Generator. A colleague of mine Tania started her own booking company, The Poshpacker, a site dedicated in helping travelers find hip and affordable hostels catered towards millennials. Thus, The Poshpacker definitely helped ease the burden of searching for a hostel since all of the hostel recommendations fit well within my flair and standards. (highly recommend it for backpackers since it's also a great vehicle for finding hostels to meet new people). While bogging can definitely have its perks, I was beyond surprised when I was greeted at the front desk with complimentary stays and breakfast tokens. Not only did the welcoming greet get me amped up for Berlin, but the look and feel, the environment, rooms, additional amenities... it far exceeded all my previous Hostel experiences. Hostel living can be luxurious and affordable, and the Generator is a great example of one. Click below for more details on my stay. 

July 7, 2014

CASUAL GRUNGE IN BERLIN

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H&M overalls (similar here), Brandy Melville halter top , Ray Ban aviators, Target sandals, Giovanni Navarre leather cap
I spent my first day in Berlin exploring the streets of Mitte and couldn't help but be intrigued by the eclectic mix of street art and graffiti. I entered Germany with little expectations, but have I had made some expectations it would have by far exceeded them. I fell in love with the culture not only because of the grunge street style, but because of the diversity, club scene, historical content, amazing public transportation system and casual hip vibe. Not to mention, we also got to stay in one of the trendiest urban modern hostels of Germany, The Generator (next upcoming post). While traveling with 3 Asian American girls in Europe can spark a lot of stares, we felt comfortable here, almost as if we were home. Although the German vocabulary is also a gazillion syllables long often resulting in tongue twisting sentences, Berlin is definitely a city worth traveling to if you're into art, beer, history and the club scene.

June 23, 2014

HELLO FROM AMSTERDAM

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This has officially been the longest I've gone without blogging since TrendEnvy's inception. Kind of crazy... but all for valid reason! For those wondering where I've disappeared to these past few months, I recently just finished attaining my MBA, graduated this past May & as a token of reward (& much needed vacation) I went on a 3-week Euro trip visiting 5 countries. I started in the Netherlands in Amsterdam which is such a beautiful small town. Some highlights consisted of biking all around the city center aside the canals, eating fresh stroopwafles, and visiting the Anne Frank House. Because pictures always tell more than words, click below for more!

February 25, 2014

BLUE COLLARED

TRANSFORMATIVE WORK WEAR
Uniqlo shirt (similar here & here), H&M skirt (similar here & here), trench coat from Korea, Schutz heels, vintage Gucci doctor satchel
Although I didn't wear this exact outfit to work (I wore it with jeans instead), it serves as a nice transformative outfit from the office to a social setting such as happy hour. I purchased this collared shirt with the intention of wearing it to work but have been surprised at the amount of times I've worn it casually away from the office.  I have though always been one to mix-and-match articles of clothing together to see how many variations of styles I can create. Thus, a collared shirt's ability to be worn professionally, then with some added sex-appeal with a skirt instead of some pants makes this outfit perfect for those on-the-go with eventful plans after work. 

February 17, 2014

BACK IN BLACK

SHEER UNDERLAYS OVER CROPPED OVERLAYS
Zara cropped sweater (similar here) & sheer long-sleeved top, H&M suede shorts, Zara sandals, Louis Vuitton Neverfull 

Apologies for disappearing off the face of the earth the past few months, but I'm back! I still can't believe it's been November since I last blogged. My life got incredibly hectic attempting to balance full-time work + full-time school, while trying to maintain a social life that blogging ended up getting de-prioritized. Thus, it totally felt refreshing being back out, blogging again. I've had this semi-cropped black sweater hanging in my closet for the past few days now anticipating a time to wear it. Its not everyday that I want to wear high-waisted pants, especially during winter where all I want to do is stay comfortable. Thus, I resorted to an easy fashion fix, layering. While layering over a button-up seemed too preppy for a typical Monday, I resorted to this sheer long sleeve tee (also worn here) which has also been getting neglected in my closet for the past few months. Talk about a day of pampering the neglected.