Welcome to Invincible Summer! I go by Xin, and I am a mid 30-something attorney living and working in the New York City metro area, after attending law school in NYC. This blog is about fashion, shopping,  personal finance, skincare, minimalism, and a little bit of whatever else suits my fancy.

As I entered my last year of law school, I realized that I would need to be more proactive about budgeting with an eye towards my long-term financial goals. Given my reliance on fairly substantial student loans (an almost non-negotiable reality for most lawyers with certain types of professional ambitions) for the last several years, I never took the time to think seriously about my finances. I feel very silly about it now (I was extremely, embarrassingly un-frugal), but I have started getting a handle on things. I keep this blog partially as a way be more thoughtful about my spending.

At the same time, I also realized that I wanted to rethink my shopping and consumption habits for other reasons. I believe deeply in the importance of more ethical consumption habits, though I am often constrained by the limits of my budget and what little time I have outside of work. Because my job come with a very demanding schedule, I also wanted to think about my priorities and approach both my life in general, and shopping in particular, with a more minimalist mindset, one that prioritizes the things I care about and enjoy and reduces the time and money I spend on the rest. 

I try to be vague about the particulars of my school, workplace, and other personal details because I want to keep my professional and personal online presence separate from my blog presence. (Trust me, it would not take much for me to become very easy to track down online!)

I love hearing from readers, whether in comments or by email. You can reach me at aninvinciblesummerblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

Fit Reviews

I'm 5'3'' and roughly 37''-27''-37.5'', with a "regular" sizing torso and "petite" sizing (i.e. short) legs. I generally wear regular skirts (due to preference for longer skirts), tops, and dresses, but need petite sizing pants. Petite sizing blazers are generally a better fit, mostly because of sleeve length, though I often wear regular sizing coats.

I wear size 7.5 shoes in almost all designs, and generally cannot size down unless the shoe is really eclectically sized, which happens rarely. I sometimes size up, but that's also rare.

Disclosure and Policies

Invincible Summer uses Shopstyle and Amazon affiliate links. If you click on an affiliate link, I could get a small commission at no extra cost to you as a shopper. Occasionally, I also post referral program links, which I disclose clearly - including the terms of the program and what benefits I potentially get -  in every relevant post. I've disclosed my blog-related income and reflected on my experience with the monetization of Invincible Summer for each relevant year.

When it comes to potential brand or retailer partnerships or sponsorships, I do not expect to be offered or to accept any further opportunities beyond having worked with one brand a few years ago, as discussed in this post. If I am offered and accept any future partnership or sponsorship opportunities, that will be clearly disclosed in every relevant post.

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