Go With The Flow


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It’s Friday once again! I love that this week has gone by very fast! Maybe because I am so excited for Halloween this year! Yesterday I went to Universal Studios for the first time to attend the Halloween Event there. Boy, let me tell you! It was SO SCARY! I usually do not like going to haunted houses or anything scary because I am a crybaby. But I definitely gave into peer pressure this year and did not want to miss out on this. I am also going to San Diego for Halloween! What are you guys doing? Any plans?

So I really wanted to do a fall photo-shoot. But as you can see, I live in California and I cannot seem to find fall weather scenes near my apartment unless I go further up north! I then figured I will probably burn up in the sun in fall clothing so I decided to grab my bikini and take myself to the beach instead!

I really love how this bikini is designed! The fact that it is white with pink, purple and blue floral prints on them sold me. I also love that it is a halter-top! Why? Halter-tops are perfect for women with tall and/or broad shoulders. However, as you can see I am not tall – haha – but I sure have broad shoulders! Halter-tops can be worn well by almost any kind of body shape. They attract attention to the center of the body, cut out the broad shoulder lines, and add curves! Although, if you are more gifted than I am as in being bustier, do pay more attention since this neckline can also make you look wider than you actually are. I also love the back design; something about crisscross designs is so sexy to me. But they sure do give you weird tan lines! So make sure you load up on sunscreen!

I’ll let you in a little secret about this shoot and how it happened. This shoot was not planned. As I mentioned above I wanted to do a fall shoot and that didn’t work out because it was extremely hot outside. So at the last second I changed my mind and went to the beach. I had the bikini with me but I did not have the sunglasses that I pictured in my head for this bikini. I knew I wanted round sunglasses to create a more retro look. I arrived at the beach and began searching for sunglasses at the shopping carts around the pier. I finally found the perfect round sunnies for this shoot.

As I began walking towards the beach, I also wanted to be in the water with calm waves up to my waist. However, none of this worked out! The day I decided to conquer my fear to get into the water, the swells were extremely high and the lighting was not right when I got into the water, so I shot around the boardwalk instead. I guess what I am trying to tell you is that things don’t always go according to plan.

If you are like me, you like to be in control and have a plan for everything. I suppose you can call me a control freak when it comes to these things. I like to have a plan for anything and everything, but for this shoot, it was all me being out of control and working with what I have in front of me. Sometimes you have to accept that just because your plans don’t go as you planned, it doesn’t mean it’s ruined. You make the most of your situation, whatever that entails. Part of it is being spontaneous, creative, and open to uncertainties. The shoot actually didn’t turn out bad. Since my bikini is mostly white, with the carnival rides in the background, it made the shoot so much more vibrant!

I think I will do more spontaneous shoot from now on! Just kidding! But I did learn a valuable lesson and that is to not freak out when I am not in control. I’ve learned to stay calm and accept that I don’t have to stress about things that are out of my hands. In this situation I was forced to think on the spot of how I want this shoot to look and work with what I have instead of focusing on what I don’t have. When was the last time you guys did something spontaneous and actually enjoyed it?

Happy Halloween weekend!

Love Linh,

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