17 January 2017

2016 was the year of... "just realizing stuff"-- 1ST POST OF 2017

Hello lovely bloggers,

Long time no talk. Seriously. College has been such a whirlwind, and I guess you haven't really heard from me because I've just been taking it in. I really wanted to focus on school the first quarter and get the hang of things-- "adulting" some might say (they probably don't say, but let's just stick with it). The campus is beautiful, the classes are interesting (well, some are), and the people are amazing. I've met so many great people here, and they've become my second family. It pretty much helps that my dorm is also themed as the "visual media" hall where I would meet like-minded people. Even though this is known as the art hall, there are so many different majors here that ranges from criminology to to film studies, from biology to drama.

Although, I admit that first quarter was kind of hard because some classes I took were almost to impossible to understand, I'm so glad that I was able to overcome those difficulties. Seriously, I don't know why I took philosophy. I thought it was going to be the most easiest and interesting class I would take last quarter (it was actually the hardest). This quarter, I vow to only try harder.

As the infamous Kylie Jenner would say, "This is the year of just realizing stuff." 2016 was truly the year for realizing stuff. 2017. New year resolutions. New year, new me, right?? Well, kind of. This year, I'm focusing on me. Bettering myself for myself. I spent last year worrying about other people's well-being rather than mine, and I think it's high time to change that. I'm not saying that I shouldn't be considerate or caring point-blank, but I need to consider myself for a change. I was always hurt or disappointed whenever my expectations weren't met by other people. I was also hurt when I focused on having a "crush" on somebody and it never really working out in the end. It seems at this time and age, people are always with a companion. Somebody to share their whole being with. Social media and today's newest indie movie featuring couple-of-the-year doesn't really help either. I guess when I thought I'd go into college, I'd immediately find that somebody. Thus, expectations met with hard, cold reality.

New year, new me. This year, I'm focusing on myself. Me trying to give constant content on All Things Vanessa. Me trying to better my photography and videography skills. Me trying to motivate myself to finish my first year of college. Me trying to maintain strong relationships with my loved ones. Me trying to find myself.

Cut the bullshit out of my life. Cut the people who weren't really there for me when I was for them. Cut the unnecessary drama and the obstacles standing in my way of truly reaching my potential.

Cold, hard truth. But, the truth, nonetheless.

2016 was the year of just realizing stuff, and this is me moving forward. Here's to 2017.
Happy blogging, loves. Talk to you next time. Xo, Vanessa.

P.S. If you don't see me posting on here often, you'll most likely see me updating my Instagram. You can reach my Instagram at @allthingsvanessa or @vlephoto. You can also check out my online photography portfolio at http://www.vlephoto.com/.

17 October 2016

Autumn Lookbook Collab 2016 ft. Nicolebloopbloop


Hi lovely people! Hope you enjoyed these 3 outfits for my autumn lookbook in collaboration with Nicole! She was super fun to work with, and might I add, very understanding of my busy schedule. Hopefully, you'll be able to see more collaborated work with her in the future.

----CLICK TO WATCH NICOLE'S VIDEO----

----OUTFIT DETAILS----
OUTFIT NO.1
Top: Forever 21
Jacket: Forever 21
Shorts: Thrifted
Booties: Dolce Vita (Nordstrom Rack)

OUTFIT NO.2
Top: Forever 21
Jacket: Zara
Pants: Zara
Necklace: ASOS
Shoes: ZIGIsoho (Nordstrom Rack)

OUTFIT NO.3
Top: Korea
Pants: Forever 21
Choker: Brandy Melville
Bralette: Free People
Shoes: Franco Sarto (Nordstrom Rack)

Also, what would you guys like to see on this channel? I will definitely be posting lifestyle/fashion videos, but please, feel free to leave a comment down below! Thank you--

----LINKS----
Instagram: @allthingsvanessa
Twitter: @v_nessale
Pinterest: @allthingsvaness
Photography portfolio: http://www.vlephoto.com/

----MUSIC----
Chihiro by Yoste https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9fDDjZAenU

----BUSINESS INQUIRIES & COLLABORATIONS, email ----
vanessalebusiness@gmail.com

----VIDEOGRAPHY----
Shot with a Canon 70D (24mm f2.8), edited with Final Cut Pro

----DISCLAIMER----
This is not a sponsored video. All rights are reserved to their respectful owners.

Also, I feel like I'm focusing more on making lookbook videos than actual blog posts and I don't know how I feel about that. To me, it doesn't feel genuine enough. I love making these videos-- the process of it all (the filming, the editing, etc.), but I love the fact that blog posts are more intimate and sincere. Just a thought. But if you guys do like these videos and want to keep them coming, just let me know! I would really appreciate it. 

I love you all and I thank you for your support thus far! College is a whirlwind and is keeping my schedule hectic but I will somehow, someway to always find time to create. 

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you. 
Happy blogging, loves! Xo, Vanessa.

05 October 2016

Back to School Lookbook 2016



Hey guys! Here's my back to school lookbook. I know most of you started school about a month ago, but I've just started (so in my mind, it's not too late for this!). These are just a few ideas of what I would wear to school. I hope you enjoyed watching this video! 

Also, what would you guys like to see on this channel? I will definitely be posting lifestyle/fashion videos, but please, feel free to leave a comment down below! Thank you--

----LINKS----
Blog: http://www.allthingsvanessa.com/
Instagram: @allthingsvanessa
Twitter: @v_nessale
Pinterest: @allthingsvaness
Photography portfolio: http://www.vlephoto.com/

----MUSIC----
Hold Me by Olmos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vf_S0...

----BUSINESS INQUIRIES & COLLABORATIONS, email ----
vanessalebusiness@gmail.com

----VIDEOGRAPHY----
Shot with a Canon 70D (24mm f2.8), edited with Final Cut Pro

----DISCLAIMER----
This is not a sponsored video. All rights are reserved to their respectful owners.

06 September 2016

(Pink +) White

Shot by Gavin of http://g-gphoto.tumblr.com/
White sundress from Korea;
Cardigan from Nordstrom Rack;
Shoes from Target;
Necklace from ASOS;
Bag from Korea;

Hello, loves! I hope all is well! I haven't started school yet, but I know that most of you out there have. I wish you all good luck and success this coming school year. All love, all around. I'll be doing a few back-to-school posts for you, so keep a look out for that!

Also, could we talk about Frank Ocean's new album, Blonde??? I've been listening to this one album on repeat, non-stop. As you can see, I was inspired to title this post Pink + White so that it'd go according to my outfit! 

Anywhooo, on to my outfit! I did so much shopping from my travels in Asia, so I've just been having fun lately, incorporating those lovely pieces and how the locals styled them! The dress is very shift-like, very flowy. It's perfect for a hot, sunny day and it'll definitely keep me cool! The only down-side is that it's kind of see through. So I just wore a nude slip under it. Problem fixed! 

I've noticed a big trend over there is to wear tote bags instead of actual purses. I purchased two different totes and have been using them often! They're just so easy to grab and go and definitely go with any casual outfits.

I've also noticed that it was a trend to wear regular t-shirts under a strappy dress or a strappy top. And that's what I've been wearing constantly now. It's effortless and cute-- and totally school appropriate (for those younger lads)! I'll definitely be doing a lookbook showing you how to do so! 

I hope you liked this quick outfit post. I wish you all the best! Make new friends, go on more adventures. Live it up this new school year! Happy blogging-- Xo, Vanessa.