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AsianCajuns.com: We love you, we love her. Please vote. - In this election I’m not voting for the lesser of two evils. I’m voting for the person that fought for minority and disabled children after leaving law school when she could have gone to a cushy firm and made partner. I’m voting for the person who fought for healthcare for families and children and continues to do so. I’m voting for the person who said “human rights are women’s rights and women’s rights are human rights” even though ...
In this election I’m not voting for the lesser of two evils. I’m voting for the person that fought for minority and disabled children after leaving law school when she could have gone t…
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AsianCajuns.com: I Totally Kate Middleton-ed This Dress - Kate and I have soooo much in common: we both have brown hair, brown eyes, arms, teeth … the comparisons are endless really. But one thing we have especially in common — we like to re-wear dresses to events. Hashtag twinsies! (Wait, I’m already a twin. Tripletsies?!) In all seriousness though, I think this is such a tricky thing to do. To find a dress that’s dressy enough, but not so dressy that it only works for one type of occasion...
Kate and I have soooo much in common: we both have brown hair, brown eyes, arms, teeth … the comparisons are endless really. But one thing we have especially in common — we like to re-wear dr…
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AsianCajuns.com: Is Minimalism as a Trend Waning? - Cath and I have always felt that minimalism and living with less, shouldn’t be thought of as a specific “look.” Living with fewer things does not mean your closet will look perfectly monochrome or your kitchen will have absolutely nothing on the counters. Minimalism looks different for everyone. At least, I think it can. And so here is where I make that argument that you can dress like this: And have a house that looks like this: And still...
Cath and I have always felt that minimalism and living with less, shouldn’t be thought of as a specific “look.” Living with fewer things does not mean your closet will look perfec…
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AsianCajuns.com: Cath’s in Seattle (again!) - Cath has had a hard summer and it so sucks that I can’t be right next to her when she needs me. So for her birthday, we bought her a roundtrip ticket to Seattle for a week. It has been heavenly! The only problem? I don’t want her to leave. Hear that, Cath? You. Can’t. Leave!
Cath has had a hard summer and it so sucks that I can’t be right next to her when she needs me. So for her birthday, we bought her a roundtrip ticket to Seattle for a week. It has been heaven…
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AsianCajuns.com: Goodwill Hunting Part 2 -    Top: shirt from Goodwill (drawn on by moi), cropped shorts from UK charity shop, shoes Superga. Bottom: Club Monoco dress from Goodwill. Since taking these photos last week, a strange thing has happened — a new season. Somehow the end of summer rolled into town. Why and how and why so fast? I’m sure Cath is rolling her eyes at me in Hot-lanta where the temperatures still soar and the humidity smothers. But here in the temperamental PNW, we’ve ha...
Top: shirt from Goodwill (drawn on by moi), cropped shorts from UK charity shop, shoes Superga. Bottom: Club Monoco dress from Goodwill. Since taking these photos last week, a strange thing has …
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AsianCajuns.com: In which I (inadvertently) wear two pairs of underwear
One of the wonderful results of living with less is that you know exactly what you own. For instance, I used to have a mess of a sock drawer, but I now know exactly what’s in there: orderly w…
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AsianCajuns.com: A lot of stuff for my face - You know how you read those blog posts, magazine articles, and how-to-be-parisian books and they tease you with stories of frustratingly low-maintenance girls who just use a bit of coconut oil and a swipe of lip stain and they look (or at least sound like the look) perfect? Well, I wanted to be that girl. Doesn’t everyone want to be that girl? So I bought the idea hook, (eye)line(er) and sinker. I hoped that in the process of becoming a coconut ...
You know how you read those blog posts, magazine articles, and how-to-be-parisian books and they tease you with stories of frustratingly low-maintenance girls who just use a bit of coconut oil and …
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AsianCajuns.com: Good to the Last Drop - This post is less about minimalism and more about trying to save money, but I find that the two topics overlap quite a bit. I’ve been trying to get better about sticking to a budget for the past two months, which means all thing fun things eating out, clothing purchases, and makeup buying have been severely cut down. I had my makeup budget set for the month when I realized I was at the end of my primer. So out of desperation I cut the container open ...
This post is less about minimalism and more about trying to save money, but I find that the two topics overlap quite a bit. I’ve been trying to get better about sticking to a budget for the p…
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AsianCajuns.com: Your House Does Not Need To Look Like This - Back in July, a few weeks after Matt and I had moved into our new apartment, this was what was going on in my boudoir (aka the bedroom that also houses my $99 amazon vanity — fancy pants, you know): There’s a teeny shallow drawer in the front of the vanity that housed all my make-up. I was so proud of my efforts to keep almost everything for my face and hair in the drawer or my storage ottoman that I use as a vanity chair. I mean...
Back in July, a few weeks after Matt and I had moved into our new apartment, this was what was going on in my boudoir (aka the bedroom that also houses my $99 amazon vanity — fancy pants, you…
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AsianCajuns.com: Makeup Clean-Out - I’ve found that one of the ways that I’ve coped with minimizing my closet is by buying more makeup. Uh huh. Not really true minimalism at all. So it’s time to take a cold, hard look at my beauty stash – and get more serious about limiting my purchases. Here’s what my “vanity” looks like pre-makeup purge – an Ikea desk, makeup mirror, everything out on the top except for what’s in that box on the bottom left. Here’s a close-up of the top: I started out by ...
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AsianCajuns.com: Empties - Ever since I started this journey towards minimalism, I’ve been practicing this not-so-novel method: not buying replacement products until I completely run out of them. I know, it’s not groundbreaking, but for me it’s a complete mind shift – especially when it comes to beauty products*. Pre-minimalism-journey, if my favorite foundation or cleanser was feeling every so slightly empty, I would rush out to Target/CVS/Sephora to replenish it. So for at least a couple ...
Ever since I started this journey towards minimalism, I’ve been practicing this not-so-novel method: not buying replacement products until I completely run out of them. I know, it’s not…
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AsianCajuns.com: Goodwill Hunting Part 1 - Tee thrifted from Revival, Pants from Goodwill, Dress from Goodwill, Red bandana from Ban.do I’d say roughly a third of my closet is thrifted, the second third is at least five years old, and the last third is stuff bought within the last five years. That’s pretty good, right? Ideally I would find everything I needed (and wanted — such a bad minimalist) at Goodwill or a charity or vintage shop. But certain things (undies, a fresh white T-shirt, soc...
Tee thrifted from Revival, Pants from Goodwill, Dress from Goodwill, Red bandana from Ban.do I’d say roughly a third of my closet is thrifted, the second third is at least five years old, and…
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We (Cath and Lar) created AsianCajuns in April 2007 as a creative outlet to share all the things we love: style, fashion, art, food, literature etc. We're twins - part Chinese American and part French Cajun and love Peking duck and gumbo with equal fervor. In September 2011, Lar moved to Edinburgh, Scotland officially made AsianCajuns an international blog! In addition to sharing things that inspire us, we now use the blog to stay in touch with each other.
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