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About Angela Lan

I make clothes and do that blog thing. Writes a 124 paged manuscript no one knows about. Proud supporter of messy hair and sweatpants. x

Yellow Alleyway Turned White


A super casual outfit to transition from summer to fall. Funny story, well it’s not that funny, just a story but the alleyway this outfit was shot in were actually a really saturated dark yellow. For some reason, I thought that they would be the perfect place to shoot. Bad move on my part; the lighting turned out really yellow and I looked orange. Luckily I was still able to salvage the images and I think they turned out pretty decent, not my best but okay. Anyhow, hope you’re having a great day and thanks for stopping by! :)

What I’m Wearing:

Top- Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans- Hollister HERE
Sweater- H&M (similar)
Sneakers- Urban Outfitters HERE



Recent Things #2

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Hey ya’ll!

Hope you’re having a great Tuesday. :)

I’ve been pretty busy this past week so I thought I’d just have a little chat with you. My past few posts were pretty intense, with a bunch of DIYs and fashion tips and I’ve missed my old chatty posts. October’s finally here and I felt like September just flew by. Though we’re halfway into fall, it’s still pretty hot here in California. I’m not complaining at all, I love the warmer weather.

Halloween’s coming up in the next couple of weeks but to be honest I’m really not a fan. Horror movies and costumes? Nope, I will straight up cry if I even catch a glimpse of a scary movie trailer. I really can’t wait for this “holiday” to blow over.

I used to love dressing up in my hand-made costumes. I made a witch costume in 4th grade which was one of my first sewing projects and turned out to be a hot mess and a devil two-piece set in 5th (everyone thought I was a red cow LOL). In 6th grade I had a Mad Hatter (from Alice in Wonderland) 5 piece which was probably my most dramatic costume to date, with a shinny, bright blue 2 ft tall hat I made that weighed like 5 pounds. Yes, I carried that thing around with me all day at school since it turned out slightly too small for my head. I was so disappointed, but charged on with my head up. :D

Last year I did a DIY makeup-based Batman costume here on this blog even though I knew and still don’t know a single thing about Batman. Not linking to that since it’s on private and is #embarrassing. I don’t think I’ll be doing anything this year for Halloween in real-life or online, but I’ll post pictures of all my homemade costumes from past years just from the fun of it.

Back to today, I’m currently working on a lot of school-based stuff which isn’t really that fun. The exciting news is, my up-coming sewing book is much farther along! As you can see, I’ve added a link on my menu bar to Amazon where you can preorder the book NOW! The title is “#OOTD Sew and Style,” a complete guide on teaching teens how to sew and make garments from scratch, with full sized patterns included! I don’t have much to share other than that for now, but watch out for a full blog post + pictures about the book and the creative process behind it coming in the next couple of weeks! I’ve also got more DIY clothing tutorials planned, since those seem to be you guys’ favorite type of posts.


Enough blabbing for today. What have you been up to lately? :)



DIY Cozy Blanket Top

DIY Cozy Blanket Top- So cute and comfy to wear during fall and winter! Takes under 30 minutes to make and only 1 yard of fabric! Full step-by-step instructions + photos.DIY Cozy Blanket TopDIY Cozy Blanket Top

Fall is finally here and so sweater weather is right around the corner. To celebrate and welcome the season, I’ll be showing you how to make this super cute and most importantly, comfortable top. It’s honestly so easy and will take you under 30 minutes! This top is perfect for traveling (aka planes) because if you wear a tank top underneath, you can either take off the top to act as a blanket or wear it when it’s super cold. It literally feels like wearing a blanket, keeping you cozy. Though this top isn’t the most figure flattering, it’s quite decent and cute for how comfy you are. Wear skinny jeans and boots underneath to balance out the look. Ready to make your own? :)

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