I am on Youtube | Florida Lookbook

I have always loved video editing. I actually have a youtube account that has all of my manga music videos that I created. So, now that I am out of college, I decided to go ahead and invest a little bit of time into things I love. I love blogging and documenting my life. I also love traveling and remembering where I go through photos and videos. Most of my photos you see on Instagram, but you don’t see the videos. So, I am compiling and creating short travel videos when I go travel. I may also share my travels through video in New York if you are all interested.

Anyway, here is my first official YouTube video. It is all footage from December 2017 when my family and I went on a trip to Disney World. It was my first trip there. Please be kind with any feedback! I have not made too many edits with moving footage, just standard pictures (if you have seen my manga videos).

xx

Tiffany

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Romper Me This

Whew, long time no fashion post! I haven’t posted much on the fashion side of this blog because of myself. I have been working to really accept my body for where I am and where I am going with it. I have always been self conscious about my body so when I feel good, you will know it. I just love rompers and they always make me feel good. My collection is actually growing a lot! This romper is from Primark and I got it in Berlin, Germany, when I was there costume designing a short film. It was only 8 euros! Can you believe it? Primark is like cheap side of Forever 21 prices with H&M quality.

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Romper | Primark | A lovely ruffled neckline that can be off-the-shoulder or scoop neck. The vertical lines are really nice because they make me appear smaller…at least, in my opinion.
Shoes | The Buckle, Inc. | Love my gladiator sandals like no one else.
Ear Cuff | Forever 21 |
Necklace | Seatail Shop | One of my favorite necklaces! I got this as a gift from the shop owner, Julie. She is the sweetest and has a wonderful shop! Please send her some love.
Bracelet-Ring Duo | Forever 21 |
Clutch | Charming Charlie

*not a sponsered post*

-Tiffany
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3 Youtubers That Inspire Me

It has been a long time since I have posted something about YouTube and the inspiration I gain from it. I watch YouTube almost every single day. For me, it is a creative network that I can look to so that I can fuel my blog, life, and just thoughts. YouTube has become such a huge influence in the world and recently, it has been even more of an inspiration. There are 3 YouTubers who are influencing me in the sense of representation, creative style, and generally feel good emotions. They are also amazing fashion, beauty, and lifestyle YouTubes who you should follow if you haven’t already!

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The 3 Youtubers are:
ilikeweylie | Weylie Hoang | Weylie’s YouTube Channel| Weylie’s Instagram
clothesencounters | Jenn Im | Jenn’s YouTube Channel | Jenn’s Instagram
sophiachang | Sophia Chang | Sophia’s YouTube | Sophia’s Instagram

All three ladies are inspiring and I just wanted to write this post in appreciation to how they make me, an Asian American woman, feel and grow as a person.

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Weylie is someone you may know from her tampon instructional video. I started to watch Weylie, probably in 2015, and was inspired by her attitude and happy demeanor. I also watch her vlogs with her boyfriend Wah, and they are very open about their relationship and life. Weylie is that person who can really give you some advice and it resonates and is coming from a good place. She is like an online sister who checks in with you every week or couple of days. I feel like I can watch her videos and really feel at ease with where I am in my life because Weylie, maybe she just doesn’t know it, but she has a way of saying things that really helps me out in times of stress or unknown future.

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Jenn is seriously such a cool girl that has a great sense of style (I mean, all these girls do!) and is there to be a positive force. I feel like Jenn is someone who really puts others first. By watching her videos, she really loves to explore and keep things fresh for herself and for her content on YouTube. Her soon-to-be husband, Ben, is so sweet and they are a strong duo. I just can’t wait to continue watching her videos and being influenced by her personality and videos.

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Sophia is the girl who could literally beat some sense into you. She is a bad-a kind of gal who I feel could be in your corner if you needed a friend. I love the dynamic between her and Weylie because she is someone who can bring out your wild side and make you laugh like crazy. All three girls combined creates an even crazier, amazing, dynamic that I love and envy to have with my own friends. I love her free spirit, awesome tattoos, and no B-S kind of life. She is an inspiration and her videos are just masterpieces.

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All three ladies combined create such an awesome trio of ladies who represent Asian Americans in a way that I think relates to a lot of us out there. I seriously cannot wait to see more of their videos and become motivated to really be okay with who I am, what I look like, and being creative.

-Tiffany

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Summer Splurge! Fabletics and Shoedazzle

Well, when summer hits and I am staring at my phone for an hour, ads of summer deals show up on my feed. I gave in and spent money but what I got was a heck of a steal! I hope you are all excited that the summer has some pretty great sales going on, including semi-annual sales at various retail stores. Let’s get started! *this is not a sponsored post*

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Before I fully go into everything, I have been walking in the mornings. I am getting up at 6:30am and walking for about half an hour or so to just get my day started and to be healthier. The Amna Tunic and Clara Sportsbra are shown as their full price in my receipt but when I was about to check it, it showed up 50% off. To get free shipping, they offered various pieces. I purchased the Amna Tunic because I only have cotton tank tops and I would like something that is more breathable. I found this top to be just that and it looks so cute! I am excited to get it in the mail soon. The Clara Sportsbra is just cute in general and I actually bought it so I could wear it as a crop top. I love the pattern and can’t wait to wear it since it should be breathable for this summer!

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The Charleston set, above, is the reason I decided to take the leap. Like I mentioned, I wanted more gym clothes and I have been committed to walking so early. Fabletics had a sale on outfits for $19. I can’t honestly, remember if this was on sale for $19 or $24? I decided to get out of my comfort zone with the really cool prints. All of my current workout clothes are, for the most part, solid colors so they aren’t that exciting.

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Holy rompers! A lot of the items on Shoedazzle were 2 for $24. Originally, I saw a pair of shoes for only $12 or so that I debated on purchasing because I would like a cute pair of graduation heels. Anyway, I saw rompers on sale as well and nearly flipped. I am a huge romper person. I love the comfort of rompers and know that it can be awkward for some to use the bathroom. I really wanted to step outside of my comfort and norm when it comes to rompers. I will say that my collection is pretty great so far for rompers but the blue one is the most similar to what I have already. I just wanted a color that I didn’t have too many of. The mint romper is one that looks extremely comfortable and the one I am probably most excited for. I got the black one because I needed a fourth item to get the 2 for $24 deal. The red jumpsuit is right up my alley because I have pants that are just like the bottoms of a couple pairs of pants I own.

That is my haul! I actually want to know if any of you use Hello Fresh or Blue Apron, leave it in the comments. I am on the fence and don’t know if it is worth it. I am also a college student, as most of you know, so keep that in mind when you tell me.

-Tiffany

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The New Look of The Mermaid Network

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As some of you know, I have been blogging since 2010 and I have had my theme for about 3-4 years. I think it was time for a change. I am a person who does get tired rather quickly of things that don’t really suit who I am. I felt for a long time that I had what I loved in The Mermaid Network but it became so many things shoved into one. So, I decided to make things super easy for constant and new readers. I also want to continue to evolve with The Mermaid Network. Starting a blog at 17 has a different perspective than having worked on a blog and continuing at the age of 24. I am hoping to keep up with the changes in myself and with the world around me.

The new layout, there are clear categories now at the upper right-hand corner. The search bar is in the center for easy access to type in any keywords you are looking for. The feed is now very much like Instagram style in squares. I am a huge fan of Instagram and update that most often above all other social media. So, my theme reflects that kind of feel. I also have all of what is normally in the sidebar down below so that it isn’t too visually stimulating.

I hope that this will lessen the confusion on my site! I know that school has been keeping me away from The Mermaid Network. My decision was a no-brainer because school is important to me but I love to keep in contact with everyone.

Let me know what you want to see on The Mermaid Network and I will try to make that happen.

-Tiffany

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Houndstooth Willows

If I could stay in one outfit for the rest of my life, this would definitely be one of them. I love when I can just put on a comfy sweater and look like I have my life together. Wait, do I? Ah, different day, different answer.

Sweater: Belk
Jeans: Ross
Boots: Wet Seal
Bag: Vera Bradley | Hipster | Tutti Frutti

-Tiffany

Peacocks Can Hear You

I know, super cheesy and a bad pun in the title but what can you do? I also know that there are so many diamonds that are missing because I forgot to apply nail polish to them. Any way, this is one my favorite ear accessories to wear because it is unique and I often get compliments on it. I bought this at Kohl’s on clearance a couple of years ago for about $6.00 and it, for the most part, has been a pretty great investment.

-Tiffany

Rompers and Scales

I don’t know about you but rompers are quite possibly the comfiest thing to wear during the summer. Summers in the South are pretty darn hot so when I can wear as little as possible without going butt naked, I am all for it.

Romper: JCPenney
Sandals: JCPenney
Necklaces: Charming Charlie
Earrings: Charming Charlie
Bracelet: Forever 21

-Tiffany