*Photography Credit to Alvin in 2nd and 3rd photo
This summer I visited Wonderspaces, an interactive pop up museum in San Diego. The exhibits were very aesthetically eye-catching, colorful, clever, and fun! Above are some of the exhibits, my favorite was the exhibit featured in the second photo, it was essentially a dark room with holes poking out where light streamed through. I thought it mimicked a starry night and enjoyed how the artist sought to replicate that natural phenomenon. Hope you enjoy the photos!
For this week’s post, I wanted to showcase Fort Point and Lovers Lane, two essential yet hidden gems all visitors should see when in San Francisco. Located in the Presidio, these two places have roots dating back to the civil war. Fort Point was built during the mid 19th century as part of a defense system of forts planned for the protection of San Francisco Bay; this is the only fortification of the impressive antique military architecture known as “Third System” constructed west of the Mississippi River. More information about its rich history can be found here.
Lover’s Lane is a hidden forest-y one mile trail that passes through a creek and enlisted men’s and officer’s houses during the 1930s. I find the story behind the name of this trail especially adoring, as U.S. soldiers used Lovers Lane to access the trolley line to visit their lovers and family in San Francisco during the late 1800s. More information about Lover’s Lane can be accessed here.
If you’re still reading this, thanks for getting through my history spiel! Fort Point and Lovers Lane are two of many reasons of why I love living in San Francisco; I enjoy learning about the histories of local attractions and landmarks. I hope ya’ll are having a fantastic Wednesday, thanks so much for visiting!
First guest (Donald): Distressed Denim Jacket (Levi’s), White Tee (Hans), Black jeans (Uniqlo), Nike Flyknit Racers Orca
Second guest (Rizky): Denim jacket (American Eagle), Tee (Mondaysuck), Jeans (Uniqlo), CDG x Converse sneakers
As you can probably tell, Amanda and I have been expanding this blog by deciding to feature more guest bloggers! Two of my good friends Donald and Rizky have decided to style the denim jacket; read on for their descriptions and styling of this timeless piece!
“Hi guys I’m Tiff’s friend Donald. It was kind’ve a coincidence that we were both wearing similar outfits because I didn’t meet up with everyone until later in the day. This picture is pretty representative of an everyday fit for me; I usually wear almost all monochrome, with one piece in an earth tone like olive, navy, or maroon sometimes so I don’t get bored. Caps have helped a lot with this, because I’m usually too lazy to do anything to my hair, which I’m trying to grow out in a topknot. My thought process going through my fits always starts inside layer to outside layer, matching each piece to whatever I already have on. I really like the denim jacket in these pics, I got it off grailed, a site for people to sell used clothing, already distressed for me and I was very lucky that it fit me the way I wanted it to. My racers also get a lot of wear from me since black and white are pretty easy to pair with most colors. Check out my blog at http://yi-fu.tumblr.com“
“Hey everyone, I’m Tiff’s good friend Rizky. I’m usually wearing sweaters and more casual clothing but I wanted to do something different. I decided to experiment with a denim on denim outfit. It was important that the two denim pieces were of different shades so that they would work compliment each other perfectly. To be more subtle with my outfit, I threw on a black tee with a simple graphic text along with my favorite pairs of shoes at the moment. I wanted to have a subtle outfit with the red heart on my shoes standing out. I think one thing to note is that a denim jacket is a simple piece of clothing that has a lot of versatility. Even though I don’t wear it as much as I should, I think everyone should own a piece in their arsenal. I don’t usually dress up like this but I was really feeling myself this day. Feel free to follow my blog at http://cvntilever.tumblr.com/ “
5-panel hat (Raised by Wolves) Shirt (Cav Empt) Jeans (Naked and Famous) Sneakers (Vans Syndicate x Jason Dill) Bomber (Sears) Watch (Seiko)
It’s been a long time coming…Amanda and I are excited to feature our first male blogger! Nariman is a good friend of mine and we have been so excited to collaborate featuring his unique style; read on for a description of his outfit and inspirations!
“Believe it or not, I used to exclusively wear Hawaiian shirts when I was in high school. I only recently started caring about looking more presentable, and paying more attention to clothes that I wear. As is evident by the images, I am a huge fan of patterns and interesting prints in many areas of my outfit. I feel that clothing helps build into first impressions, and so I choose clothing that I not only like, but represent my personality as well. As I continue to explore all the wonderful artists and brands that put out clothing, I hope to continue wearing things that are comfortable, durable, and aesthetically interesting.”
Dress: Tommy Hilfiger, Jacket: H&M *complimentary of T.C., Shoes: Closet, Hat and Necklace: Forever21, Watch: Geneve
I’ve had the pleasure to ask one of my close friends Nancy to feature some of her outfits here on Flying Neon Lights. Based in San Diego, her outfits reflect her unique and humorous personality; keep reading for Nancy’s style!
“Hey y’all! feel like these two outfits reflect me the best… when I’m not wearing sweaters and adidas pants to classes that is. Edgy-Vintage and a little street sometimes never hurt nobody! I let my mood choose my outfits and vice versa. Go crazy with your outfits! ‘Look good, do well,’ is what I always say. Thank you for reading!
A vintage denim dress with platforms to complete the look! Perfect for exploring and adventures in the city! The necklace and hat comes in handy when you want to spice up the plain dress or protect your face from the sun!”
H&M dress and anorak, db booties, Macy’s tights, Juicy Couture sunglasses, Gap cardigan (underneath)
Deviating from my usual solid colored outfits and working with this interesting printed dress today. This shift dress is from H&M’s Conscious line a couple seasons ago but I’ve never gotten to wear it too often. Maybe because the dress has so many details on it that I don’t quite know how to pair it? After further examination, however, I can see it being featured as a skirt or tucked into a good pair of skinny jeans. Probably should have thought of this earlier, Amanda…
For today’s post, I threw on an oversized anorak jacket over this dress. I finished the oufit with a pair of leather booties and black tights to streamline the look. Happy Wednesday, everybody!
While taking a cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel, Mexico, we traveled along the Mississippi River for a good five hours. This photo was taken around 5 pm, right when the sun was in limbo between sunset and dusk. With a thick layer of mist overshadowing the small steamboat and residential activity coming to a still, all was serene along the Mississippi. Hope everyone enjoyed my interpretation of this week’s photo challenge and have a good weekend!