welcome!

Hey there! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to Mixed Hues. I'm Annabelle, the girl behind it all. 

I started Mixed Hues as a way to express myself through my style while talking about issues that matter to me. Here, you'll find lots of content designed to tell my unique story while inspiring and empowering you. I hope that in reading my blog, you feel a little less alone and a lot more empowered to be your best self.

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annabelle // a_nnabae

 

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When I buy from small businesses, though, I know exactly who I’m supporting and can feel good knowing that I supported a business whose mission and views align with mine own. In a capitalist society, this is massively important. My purchases are more than just giving a company my money. Each time I purchase from a company, I vote “yes” to that company and what they stand for and support.

As an intersectional feminist, I want to vote yes to empowering women. Supporting women-owned businesses, especially WOC owned and queer owned, through my purchases and my platform is just one way I can do so. I’m privileged enough to come from a family that can afford to send me to college without putting me in debt, so it’s especially important to me that I use this kind of economic privilege to spend money where it really and truly matters.

Read more on the blog.


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Feminism

experiencing fetishization as a woc and dealing with it

As an Asian woman of color, I’ve dated men who fetishized and exoticized me because of my race. I’ve had my personhood reduced to a checkmark on various men’s metaphorical “fuckit” lists. 

dare to be powerful: embracing your "muchness"

Recently, I’ve noticed that I and the other women in my life often shy away from our “muchness.” We make ourselves small in order to take up less space. 

Dissecting the internalized misogyny of millennial pink

When I tell you that as a little girl, I used to hate the color pink, that doesn’t seem important. But if I tell you that I hated it because I thought it was a “girly” color, that’s weird.

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Fashion

Stand tall with stripes and jumpsuits this summer

This summer, I’m crushing on bright colors, stripes and jumpsuits, so when I saw this jumpsuit at Urban Outfitters for 30% off PLUS my $5 off coupon… I had to have it.

confidence is key with isonia

Confidence is a tricky thing sometimes, but this outfit, paired with these beautiful pieces from Isonia, made me feel like a princess. But like a spicy one.

twist on a trend: denim culottes

I refuse to admit that it’s getting cold here at Penn State, but if I’m being honest with myself, I definitely won’t have many more chances to wear shorts.

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lifestyle

self care and slowing down for a workaholic

I’ve had to learn the importance of self care the hard way. I’ve learned through sickness brought on by stress, through breaking down in tears between classes, through skipping class because I was crying from stress, and more. Burnout is real and taking time to slow down is absolutely necessary. 

how i became an aerie ambassador and urbn community intern

I truly believe that my success in being offered these positions has a lot to do with the experience I’ve garnered. I’ll be explaining some of the experience I have on my resume, the application process for both positions, and some career tips and tricks. 

5 things I've learned and 5 things I'm leaving behind in 2017

This past year has been kind of exhausting, honestly. 19 was confusing enough and then I turned 20 a few months ago in September and honestly, I’ve just been getting more confused about life ever since.

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