The Eggie "Miss Honey" Dress
I was super stoked when one of my favorite YouTubers and Style influencers, Jenn Im, launched her own line of clothing called Eggie last year. It's so exciting to see an Asian woman like myself become a style icon on YouTube, especially considering Asians are still a rare sight to see in media (we are showing up more and more these days though!). I was also ecstatic to be able to purchase items of clothing on the Eggie website knowing exactly how they'll look on me since they weren't photographed on a 5'10" model.
This dress in particular is from Eggie's 2017 Holiday collection. There were so many dresses in this collection that I fell in love with but I felt that this one was the most stunning. It's named the "Miss Honey" dress after the super sweet and nurturing teacher from Matilda.
After walking around the Mission District for a while, Evelyn and I saw a man trimming flowers from his tree. He offered us a few branches of the yellow flowers—Acasia flowers I think they were called—which worked to brighten up a monochromatic outfit filled with grays and blacks.
Several dresses from Eggie's holiday collection caught my eye, but I decided to purchase the Miss Honey dress mostly for its versatility. This dress is completely work appropriate yet has the potential for a night out or special event, depending on how you style it. If you want to show a little leg, you can undo some buttons on the side of the dress. If you're looking for a little more warmth, this is a great dress to layer on top of a tight turtleneck.
Underneath the dress, I opted for a sheer black top with a simple pattern to play up the texture of the outfit—dressing it up but still keeping warm (I'm kidding about the warm part, to be honest). Also, can we give this dress extra brownie points simply for its pockets? For a girl who's always reaching for her phone, pockets are a great practical addition to any article of clothing.
Makeup: Lips (Pony Effect Blossom Lipstick in #02 - Spring Romance) | Brows (Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown) | Eyeliner (Clio Kill Black Waterproof Pen Liner) | Under-eye Concealer (Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard)
A big thank you to Pinterest for the lovely backpack, as well as the colorful alley a few blocks away from Valencia Street in the Mission for acting as a beautiful backdrop for this photoshoot. Oh, and the nice man who gave us the flowers :)