The Sweet Style Of A Rainy Melody
Tech savvy PR girl Christina Ly‘s blog might be called “A Rainy Melody” but nothing is going to rain on her blogging parade. Ly gives us more than just a glimpse at her awesome style, she also shares tidbits about her life and friends that we like to live vicariously through, which is why her site is our latest Weekend Read feature.
Tune into “A Rainy Melody” as Christina shares more about her blog and fashionable perspective with us.
How did you decide to start a blog? And where did the idea for it’s name come from?
I actually decided to start a blog on a whim during one summer in college. My friend Cindy showed me Lookbook.nu and from there I discovered personal style blogs. I became such an addict that she finally encouraged me to start one. I was so inspired that I seriously stacked my chemistry books on top of each other to create a makeshift tripod! Thank God for self timer, right?
I recently re-launched my blog because I wasn’t satisfied with the direction it was going in. There were quite a few things I wanted to incorporate and of course, I started making outlines. (Fact: I’m an outline-Excel-Post it lover.) Fashion has helped me come a long way and I want people to see that. It’s about embarking on a journey of finding myself and documenting my experiences. As for the name, ‘A Rainy Melody’ is mix of my screen name in high school and a random title song I came across. I thought it sounded really cute and I just love the sound of rain….just not being in it!
Are you a full-time blogger or would you like to tell us about your 9-5?
That would be so cool if I was a full-time blogger! I admire those who fully dedicate themselves to their blog because sometimes people forget that blogging is also hard work. I can’t imagine all the thought and work that goes into each post. I think I’ll live vicariously through them instead!
My story goes something like this: I’m actually from Northern California and now transplanted in New York City. Throughout college I thought I was aspiring to be a pediatric nurse. Surprisingly enough, this major career change is a result from starting my own style blog. Doors of opportunities opened up and I began meeting wonderfully inspiring people (even one of my role models, Eva Chen from Teen Vogue!) who gave me the same advice: do what you love and be passionate about it. And honestly, that’s exactly what I did. I pushed myself to get out of my comfort zone and explored a new environment. Being in New York is certainly testing my capabilities and I can tell you that I’m learning new things all the time.
Sum up your personal style in 5 words or less.
Whenever someone asks me this question, I’m positive I look like a mini deer caught in headlights. I would say that it depends on what I feel like that day, but I do gravitate towards certain looks. My friends would say I’m girly with some edge. I love being comfortable in whatever I’m wearing because it gives me self-confidence. I’m dressing for myself and if I like it, then I’m going to wear it.
Lastly, what is your perfect or ideal weekend like?
My ideal weekend would have to begin with either brunch (omelettes, please!) or dim sum with wonderful company. I love laughing and there’s always more than enough of that with my friends!
A round of applause for Christina for taking the time to chat with us. Be sure to visit A Rainy Melody, along with Christina’s YouTube page, and Twitter (@itschristinaly), so you can also live vicariously through her stylish eyes.