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Lauren Conrad’s Guide to Holiday Dressing

With the holidays coming up just around the corner and us preparing our post for what to wear to your very own holiday party, the timing of Lauren Conrad’s guide to holiday dressing couldn’t have been better. In it Lauren showcases flawless looks and her new haircut that we know every girl will be taking to their hairdresser as inspiration in the next coming weeks – myself included?

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San Francisco Explained by Emojis

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Thrillist wrote a post the other day about San Francisco neighborhoods and things explained in emojis and they nailed it.

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Music Video of the Day

So I’m probably the last person to watch this music video and before the other day, I didn’t really have any interest in it because while I love Sia – Chandelier just isn’t my favorite song. It was brought to my attention the other day though because I learned that Maddie Ziegler is the star of the entire thing and she was my favorite child on that horrible show “Dance Moms.” Yes, it’s horrible and I’ve watched countless seasons, but these kids are too precious. I’m mostly watching for them and not the moms. Maddie is incredibly talented. It’s kind of amazing that she landed a gig that was so mainstream and is probably going to launch her career further. I’m sure there was totally a plot/story line about this on the show where the moms were all jeal. That seems to always happen.

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The Flavr Blue in the Bay

It just so happened that my day off landed on the day of The Flavr Blue concert in San Francisco. I’ve missed countless shows from not being in Seattle for the last year and every time I did come back to Seattle, I would always miss their shows by a couple of days. It was the worst luck. I’m so glad I got to see them this week because they are even more wonderful than before and it’s nice to have a slice of home in your new home.

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Hollis and I also finally got the chance to meet each other for the first time! “Of course I know who you are, you’re Katie Yow Yow!”

We’ve always liked working with her and can’t wait to see what amazing things she’s going to do next with The Flavr Blue and on her own.

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Song of the Day

Daniela Andrade – Crave You (Flight Facilities cover)

Crave You is actually one of my all-time favorite songs. I heard Daniela’s cover of “Latch” the other day and after that just had to look into more of her music. So far, I’ve listened to several of her covers that she’s done really well on, and eventually when I stop having these on repeat, I’ll move into some of her original music.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Trailer

Only a day after we revealed the poster for Pitch Perfect 2, they released the trailer. And now we’re just pretty excited for 2015 to come.

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Kendall Jenner for Estée Lauder in Vogue

She looks amazing! Honestly, how could anyone hate this spread?

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Bay Area Eats:

I was lucky enough to have a random Wednesday day-off yesterday and was ready to take full advantage of it. For quite some time I’ve been craving Hawaiian food especially because when I was living in Seattle, I could always count on Kevin to go to Kona Kitchen with me. I decided to Quora question where I could find the best Hawaiian food in the Bay Area and my coworker suggested I try Takahashi Market in San Mateo. It’s not exactly right in my backyard, but I made the drive anyways because I could really go for a warm meal of Loco Moco on a cold and rainy day. I hadn’t been to this place before so I didn’t know what to expect. It really is just a market place and I think most people just order take out, however, there are few tables outside that you can sit and eat at. I considered just taking out and driving all the way back home, but no one really wants cold loco moco! So I bundled up and hunkered down and ate my meal. It was worth it. Believe it or not, this was my first time actually order loco moco despite having plenty of Hawaiian meals in the past. I loved the beef patty, the rice smothered in gravy and of course the sunny side up egg. It’s the perfect brunch meal and I can’t wait until the next time I come back so I can order their unagi and ahi poke!

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Pitch Perfect 2 Teaser

CANNOT WAIT CANNOT WAIT

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Cinderella (2015)

Since the trailer for Disney’s newest version of Cinderella was just released today, there was no way we weren’t going to post it to Yow Yow! It’s definitely not anything like what I watched as a kid. I know the quality of that was pretty bad and it was completely old school, but I’ll always hold that version near and dear to my heart. I will most likely still end up watching this one in theaters though as I know a lot of my friends will be too.

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Holiday Season Thanks

My coworkers on my team and I never miss an opportunity to show each other our appreciation. They come in the form of cards, mini champagne bottles, and quite often flowers. When I was younger in high school and college, flowers weren’t always such a thing, but adulthood – yes. A bouquet of flowers is enough to brighten up my day and it makes my desk look so much better. For my work anniversary this year, Nadia had Farmgirl Flowers deliver a bouquet to me (all the way from San Francisco) wrapped in their signature burlap. It was so hipster, I knew it really couldn’t be for anyone else, but me!

It’s not too late to give thanks (as Thanksgiving is just next week) and you can still show someone how much you care all through the holiday season. But let’s be honest, flowers are a nice gesture any time of the year. These flowers really are just the prettiest!

Performance of the Day

Kendrick Lamar – I

I’ve been jammin’ to this song for the last couople of weeks so I was so excited to be able to catch Kendrick performing this song on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. The only thing that creeped me out was his blacked out contacts. It made me feel like the kid from The Grudge was performing this. Kendrick is an amazing performer though. I caught him a couple years back at Bumbershoot and had an opportunity to work with him when I was doing some booking long ago. It’s great to see how far he’s come though! You may have to watch this video by clicking the link and opening a new window. Sorry – but worth it!

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Jamie Chung

Wearing: Diane von Furstenberg

Where: Big Hero 6 movie premiere

Readers – since Sunday, I have been working on an “I Like Your Style…” post featuring Jamie Chung and I finally finished it yesterday evening. However since I didn’t save the draft as I went and tried to publish it yesterday, WordPress completely deleted the whole thing. These posts usually take me the longest to do because it requires going back to all of their events and appearances and picking out my favorite looks and finding out who exactly they were wearing. Though I was bummed, I knew I didn’t want to try doing it over again even on my day off as I’d like to spend time on different posts for Yow Yow today. So compromise – this post. Jamie Chung was my favorite Real Worlder of all time and she’s like me – a young Asian American woman – so I’m completely behind her!

She has her own blog as well where she details some of her outfits and many of them we love and would’ve been featured in the post that got deleted. You can check it out here!

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While I Contemplate My Lunch Plans

How to make a very thick Japanese pancake. Yum.

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It’s Not Over

It’s really no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of Andrew Jenks since I first laid eyes on him. I loved his television series on MTV and at what point even asked myself what I needed to do for him to hire me so that I could just work alongside him post grad. Yeah, I was getting all sort of creative because I wanted to reject having a normal job way back when. In the years after his show, I have continued to be impressed by him and am excited to learn that he has a new project brewing up. In his new documentary “It’s Not Over,” Andrew follows three young individuals who are HIV positive. You can learn all of the details about the film here. I’m looking forward to catching it on Netflix soon!

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