90's Revival

Adrienne Nguyen_UCSD_How to Wear Velvet_grunge Look_Velvet and Sequins

How do you guys feel about the 90's making an epic comeback this season? I remember collecting a bunch of chokers in elementary and middle school but they were more on the bohemian side since they were in desert shades and beaded. I am pro-choker but a little bit indifferent about velvet. 

When I received this velvet cami from Banana Republic, I was excited since it's currently on trend however, I really had no idea what to wear pair with it. I tried this top with leather pants, flare pants, and skinny jeans but those outfits just seemed so ordinary. I eventually stumbled onto these sequined shorts in my pile of boxes (I still have yet to fully unpack). To fully embody the 90's look, my mom cut off the an inch off the bottom of the camisole to make a choker - she even added a little trinket in the middle! I love the back of this cami and it's perfect for a night out or a casual day with friends! I finished off my look with snake embossed gold sandals, also courtesy of Banana Republic. They are much more comfortable than I imagined! I don't know if any of you recognize my backdrop, but it's the Geisel Library! My boyfriend came to visit over the weekend and our intention was to take pictures Downtown but it started pouring! We drove around aimlessly for a bit until deciding to head back towards UCSD. It was pretty crowded over the weekend... probably because finals are right around the corner. Anyways, I managed to make my way all the way up and down the snake path without any trouble or pain! These golden heels run true to size though the cami was quite big on me (I got an XS from Banana Republic). I hope you guys like this post - I linked my outfit details at the bottom! Off to studying I go, until next time!

Fresh Work Wear

Adrienne Nguyen_UCSD_California Pharmacy Student

I finished all my midterms last week and took my first final yesterday! I honestly cannot believe how fast this quarter is going - looking back at my workload and weekly schedule, I have no idea how I managed everything. Comparing my situation as a pharmacy student compared to my undergraduate years is a bit disheartening. When I was an undergrad, I thought I spent too way too many nights staying up (midnight seemed too late for me). As of now, I no longer have a regular sleeping schedule (insert sad teardrop emoji). I crave naps and sometimes I have to stay up until the wee hours of the night, I'm talking about 3 to 4AM, to finish all of my work. Just three years left of actual memorizing, studying and writing! Anyways, I know a lot of you pharmacy applicants are now going to interviews and I've had a lot of feedback from my posts. Starting next year, I will initiate a virtual pharmacy school mentor-mentee program to aid applicants! I'll have a signup and we can have sessions as time permits!

Now on to this post...I wore this over the summer in Orange County - as you can tell I am WAY behind on posts.  I got this sheer overlay TOPSHOP pencil skirt at Nordstrom and I'm just waiting to wear this on rotations (which will, unfortunately, be the summer of 2018 since I'll be doing research this coming summer)! I love dressing up but its quite hard at UCSD - check out my Instagram posts to see what I wear on a daily basis. The parking situation here is B E Y O N D terrible and I have to park at Revelle and scramble across the street to get onto campus (High five to those who know what I'm taking about, #TheStruggleIsReal). The highest heel height I can manage without tumbling down hills is 2 inches! I wanted to avoid wearing these heeled flats to school since the road is uneven but I gave into temptation. I wore these yesterday and they're still in great condition. I will try to post more often - I have some exciting collaborations to share with you guys in the future! Until next time!