Iowa 101

When you read my title, you might be thinking: what the heck is this? Well, not many people know this state that has taught me many values. I as an international student very much appreciate being in the midwest, the center of the United States, in a state called Iowa. 
I know that people in my country don't know about Iowa because most of my friends go to states like California, or New York or those famous states. But unlike others, apparently my family knows the secret that the States have: the land that can build one's personality - Iowa.

Iowa might not be famous, but it is a very important state for the states. And fun fact! Iowa is one of the four largest producer of corn, that's why its souvenirs and logos mostly are corns. But wait! Being agricultural doesn't mean there's nothing more to Iowa! People greeting  you with smile, farmer's market, high quality education, and family life environment also help Iowa become a sweet secret that not many people know, yet valuable! 

So in collaboration with my writing I've decided to wear my Iowa shirt and taking picture near the field at the back of my apartment:
iowa shirt, vanity shirt, thailand belt, alloy clogs, claire's socks, monaco skirt, forever 21 accessories, sammoon hat






Another fun facts, Ashton Kutcher, a famous goodlooking actor played in a lot of movies, is from Iowa. And one of my friend, Eva Andersen is also from Iowa. She might not be as popular now, but I'm sure she will be famous in the future, in a filming industry!
Click here to view her video which was featured in the hoboken international film festival

Some pictures of Iowa:
most views in Iowa: Corn field

Cedar Rapids, one of the big cities in Iowa

Des Moines, the Capital of Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa, Where my University : University of Northern Iowa is located!

So, if you have more questions about Iowa, don't hesitate to ask me! Especially those International students that are considering studying abroad, I will tell you my personal experience here! And if I don't know the answer, I can ask my friends who have lived in Iowa their whole life!

Catherine Au Jong



  1. This is soo cool and a nice idea. Good Work Catherine :)

  2. Just found you through Lookbook, what a cute blog! I love your style, and I think you're so pretty!! And great post, Iowa looks lovely =)
    Following you now =D

  3. you look adorable !! love how you paired everything

    stop by sometime<3

  4. Such a beautiful place! You look like Japanese <3

  5. u look like a super cute little midwestern girl! i love it

    please join my giveaway

  6. Anonymous6/20/2011

    oh-oh, i know iowa *raising hand*! though, i admit, i never really pay attention to it, heheh..

    you look so country! i love it!

  7. Wow.. Iowa seems so nice. You look nice aswell. Love the shirt and straw hat(;

    Dreamy Princess

  8. you are so pretty..
    i like your skirt... ;)
    thanks for your comment..i'm following you now...

  9. thank you !

    i love this look so much <3
    you look so pretty <3
    esp i love the shoes :)


  10. love your skirt & checkered shirt!

    thanks for the comment on my blog,

  11. Sewing your dress. it even starts with S. :)

  12. Amazing! Love the shirt and what it says. :) Lovely state! :) No wonder you really love there :) You're lucky. :)

  13. that skirt is SO cute, i love your style!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  14. Anonymous6/21/2011

    love your blog!

  15. Hahaha! I'm an Indonesian and many people from Indonesia go to California. I went to Texas, never been to Iowa, but from the pics the state does look like Texas!

    Really love your skirt. I'm thinking of make over my old jeans into skirts and I think I'll add some lace to my next project. Thanks for the inspiration.

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

  16. Oh my, sorry, just read the About section and realized that you're also an Indonesian. Well, about California, they say you can walk down the street, yell "MERDEKA!": and someone will answer. I don't think you expect the same result in Texas or Iowa. :)

    LeeAnne, Style N Season

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