1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I was adopted from South Korea and came to the United States when I was only six months old. I get so many comments from people about my ethnicity. I've been asked if I'm Puerto Rican, Native American, Hawaiian, Hispanic, and other Asian ethnicities besides South Korean. My adoption was closed so I don't know anything about my birth parents or family history. I would love to take a DNA test one day to see if I'm anything more than South Korean.
2. What are your biggest passions?
One of my biggest passions is FASHION + BEAUTY! I've always had a love for dressing up and caring about my appearance. Make-up, dresses, stilletos...I've always been a little "extra" compared to my peers. I once considered pursuing a career in retail merchandising. When I was a senior in high school, I took classes in both retail merchandising and early childhood education, and kids won me over. I'm on my ninth year of teaching and absolutely love what I do every day in my classroom. Children have such a strong curiosity and youthful spirit for life, and they remind me every day to appreciate the little things. Plus they are unfiltered and say the most hilarious things! I still pursue my love for fashion and beauty in my day to day life through my blog and Instagram. I love that I can have all of these passions in my life.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I started my blog I LOVE YOUR OUTFIT earlier this spring and have connected with people on Instagram as well as here in Minneapolis who love fashion and beauty as much as I do. I hope to continue growing my blog and Instagram audience as well as collaborating with well-known companies. It's very exciting to be working with recognizable brands, such as Neutrogena and Vici Collection. I’d also love to keep expanding. I was recently accepted into the LIKEtoKNOW.it community where my followers can now screenshot my photos on Instagram and shop the exact items I'm wearing. I can't wait to share more of my outfits and recommendations through this app.
4. What is your definition of success?
My definition of success is finding your purpose in life (not comparing yourself to others) and putting in the hard work to make your life rewarding. Anything worth having doesn't come easy--you have to work every day at getting what you want and being happy. It doesn't simply come to you on a silver platter.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I have several collaborations in the works with different clothing companies as well as with beauty brands. I'm an ambassador with retailer Kittsona and each month, I feature outfits from them on my Instagram. One project I'm excited about is working with Cloud Star on their dog treats. My boyfriend and I just bought a golden doodle, Bailey, this fall and have featured her on my Instagram a few times. It'll be fun to promote a product with my pup because who doesn't love a cute furry face? She gets more attention than me sometimes and I'm totally okay that!