Hello, I'm Twinkie Chan! I blog about crocheting, crafting, snacking, the funny stuff my dogs do, and life's hilarious adventures. <3
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Posted at 07:14 PM
YOU GUYS. This is the most magicalest sweater!!!!!! It’s the new Little Twin Stars Lurex Knit Sweater from JapanLA clothing and Sanrio.
It’s probably the most perfect sweater on the planet. It also has metallic sparkle running through it! I was afraid the metallic sparkle would make the sweater itchy. I’m really sensitive to itchy clothing, and I don’t find this itchy at all! Also, I washed this and let it air dry, and I was worried that it would wrinkle, but it didn’t!
I see this sweater modeled often without any pants or anything underneath, so I wondered what I would wear with it, as a person who needs to wear bottoms. I decided to keep it super casual with some jean shorts that I cut off last fall to go canoe-ing, my trusty black buckle boots, and some matching tights. I was picking through some Yummy You! scarves to pair with this when I go out for ramen later tonight with Tiffany Star & co, but it was a bit busy, so I stuck with this funny purple pompom scarf that was a present from Marissa.
Sorry for the outfit posts and lack of crochet posts! I am indeed crocheting! I am working on a secret scarf sample for Yummy You (cross your fingers… it would be a really cool collab, and sometimes these collabs don’t happen). I also just finished a pattern for a fun new hair clip/head piece, so stay tuned for that!
Sweater: JapanLA Clothing, Headband: made by me!, Tights: We Love Colors
Posted at 06:22 PM
I actually wore this a few days ago, but just got around to editing the photos! I am playing with some of the new photo actions from A Beautiful Mess. I purchased the Fresh Collection and used Phoenix on the photos below.
The amazing ice cream dress is from F21 last year. It reminds me of AhoyMiss because she was wearing it at The Blogcademy in L.A. I didn’t wear it for a long time because I needed to tack it in the front so it wouldn’t billow open, and I finally did that a few minutes before leaving for dinner last Thursday with my family and my cousin from Hong Kong. Also, I didn’t know how to deal with the open back. I really need to just pick up a camisole somewhere, but in the meantime, I wore a pink lace bralette from Victoria’s Secret Pink over my bra. It still has an underweary look, which isn’t my favorite, but for some reason it seems better to me than just an ugly bra strap!I was excited to wear my Marshmallow Charms bracelet from Yummy You! I think it made a perfect pastel companion to the dress. I’m also wearing a dainty necklace which was a bridesmaid present from Elysse. This was one of those rare moments in my life that I thought, “I need a necklace that is not too crazy right now!” Am I mixing silver fun jewelry with gold serious jewelry? Yeah! Whatever! Go twirl!
Dress: Forever21 (s0ld out) , Bracelet: Yummy You!, Necklace: Elysium Jewelry, Hair flower: Tarina Tarantino (Was there a smaller one? I think mine is smaller than the one I linked), Leggings: Uniqlo, Boots: TUK from ModCloth but they seem sold out now.
Posted at 08:44 PM
When I knew that the Tako (Octopus) Scarf was going to be released by Yummy You, I really wanted to take some snaps inspired by “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.”
Manda spent the night last week, and I decided to kidnap her to the beach and take photos with me. They are just for fun, and I know the quality is not great. It was a REALLY SUPER SUNNY day, and there was no shade anywhere, but we just decided to have fun and take some photos and be weirdos together, cuz that’s basically what we always do. I’m pretty sure the family next to us thought we were really strange. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, it was really busy there that day!
We also took a bit of video on Manda’s iPhone of us being nerds on the beach. I’m amused that the first comment was “crap video.” Because, I KNOW IT’S A CRAP VIDEO. It’s just two bff’s having fun being back-lit at the beach and goofing around. The End. Sheesh! WHY SO SRS?! Go twirl!
Posted at 10:43 AM
We received so many requests to produce this Tako Scarf, and now it’s finally here! WOOHOO!
We had a whirlwind day of some super-fast ninja-style photoshooting with model Shannie Bee and photog/MUAH Crazy Spork I Am. Dance studio Dance Boulevard in San Jose was nice enough to let us invade one of their rooms for a little bit!
These ladies are so amazing. I just showed up with a suitcase full of stuff, and they did all the rest (okay, I did the driving, I helped!). At first we were going for a nautical/sailor theme, and then we also wanted to throw in a little mermaid magic. All the photos (to me) told the story of a mermaid dreaming of things she would do if she were human, like attending a human party, having a picnic on the grass, or learning how to dance.
I think we’ll be posting the full sets from these photos on the Yummy You! Facebook page throughout the week.
Until then, sea you at the mermaid picnic! RSVP ASAP at YummyYou.com
Posted at 09:23 AM