Category Archives: Style

Vanessa Hudgens x Harper’s Bazaar

As a follower of Vanessa Hudgen’s Instagram account, I took notice of her recent editorial spread with Harper’s Bazaar the other day. I’ve actually been a long time fan of her editorials and this one was no different. In it, we see Vanessa rocking her usual boho look with a California vibe and in West Coast settings.

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That Casual Look Back

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Skort – Aritzia / Top – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom

After we purchased this hat at Nordstrom for the Taylor Swift concert, it was all I wanted to wear. I was convinced that I could pretty much pair it with any outfit until one day my co-worker casually asked me “if the sun was in my eyes.” And then, we put a hold on the hat. I have never worn all of these pieces together, but as my closet is mostly made up of black and white pieces these days, it isn’t difficult to mix and match until you get something right. I like to think that this is a classic fall look, but truth – it was still definitely summer in the Bay Area when we took this photo and it was very very warm outside.

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How We’re Doing Black Friday in 2015

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Nobody loves a good bargain buy or a sale more than I do, but Black Friday is an unofficial holiday that I no longer participate in. I’ve worked a Black Friday during my time in retail and it was hell. And as a shopper, it’s not that much better. I don’t enjoy beating the rush and scouring the floor for those hidden gems that people tossed on the ground and didn’t want. I’m just not much of a digger and on my day off, I’m not looking to put in any work especially not at the mall.

I will say, however, that I was almost convinced to participate when my favorite retailer, Aritzia, gave me a call this past weekend to let me know that I would have early access to their Black Friday sale online and in-stores on Monday and Tuesday of this week. I was VERY close to making a stop by their store on my way home from work, but then decided that maybe this year, I’ll do something crazy and bold and save my money instead. I’m actually looking forward to just spending Black Friday hanging out with my cousins and hopefully away from the stores.

That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t still shop though… so here are a few sales that I know of happening from some of my favorite retailers that I’m willing to share:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (yes, I’m including them!) – On Black Friday the entire website is 50% off until Noon
  • Aritzia – from Black Friday until Sunday, the 29th get your favorite pieces at a steal and up to half off.
  • Dolce Vita – Starting November 24 and ending November 29 – an extra 20% off all sale and free ground shipping. Use code BLACK20 at checkout.
  • Gap – 50% off your entire purchase through Saturday, November 28th
  • Nordstrom – An additional 20% off both in stores and online
  • Uniqlo – Almost everything except for some select outerwear pieces will be under $50. Accessories start at just $1
  • Urban Outfitters – Extra 30% off in stores and online for sale stuff

And then there’s… you know… Cyber Monday.

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Kendall and Kylie x The Top Shop

The Jenner sisters have unveiled their second collection with Top Shop and I’m surprised I’m even saying this, but I’m pretty impressed with some of the pieces. Not only are they the things you want to wear for your upcoming holiday party, but there’s a whole lot of black – which means that it’s versatile and you can wear them over and over again for a number of occasions. We’ve always been a fan of re-wearing things from our closet.

The collection will be available online and in the UK on Friday, Nov. 20, as well as at U.S. Topshop locations and select Nordstrom stores worldwide on Dec. 4.

Out of the 15 piece collection, here are just a few of our favorites! – but actually that dress that Kendall is wearing above is just THE BEST.

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How We Holiday Party in 2015

Lovers + Friends Primrose Dress – $170

No matter how badly you want things to go a certain way, no amount of effort or time can change what’s supposed to actually happen. You would think that I would’ve learned this valuable lesson by now. For the last two years, I’ve worn black dresses – both very similar to each other. So in my third holiday party with my company, I vowed to be a little bit different. This year was going to be the year that I wore a white dress! So we started the search and the dream dress that I had wanted ran out the day after I had found it online. The dress that I ended up buying was beautiful and a steal as it was 50% off, but it didn’t feel like it was the one – I just wasn’t sure so I had to go to the mall and do my due dilligence – try on all the holiday party dresses to be sure that I was happy with the one I had purchased. Sure enough, I found one and it wasn’t white, but it was the one. You know how sometimes people talk about when they’ve found the one and they just know and they have no other reason that they give, but that one reason? That’s how I felt about this dress today and I can’t say the same for the others.

Now that I’ve finally got THE dress, we can write this post without much worry. I’ll be sure to share the one I actually wear next month in a later post, but since I’ve done some pre-research, the selection I’ve provided below is real good. I’ve scoured everything.

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What We Wore to Taylor

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Tank top – Nordstrom / Shorts – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

We actually blogged about our entire Taylor Swift concert experience a long time ago, but I remembered that I never talked about what I wore and this was an outfit that I was pretty excited about. It was one of the hottest days of the summer and this was the only big concert that I was going to be attending all season long so I had to make this count. I didn’t know what I was going to be wearing the day or even the week before, but I had an idea. I woke up early the morning of the concert just so I could go to the mall to make everything all fit together. Once I had the clothes, that hat became the last piece. I saw it on display right as I was about to head out of Nordstrom and I’m not a HUGE hat person by any means, but little did we know that this very hat would be making lots of appearances in our outfits after this day. I really love this shot because this was right next to our Taylor tailgate and this wide open space before everyone arrived was perfect.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Jennifer Lawrence

Wearing: Ralph Lauren

Where: Madrid premiere of Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2


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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015

Since the entire fashion show is such a huge televised production, the actual show is filmed almost a month early before it actually airs on CBS. There’s a whole lot to be excited about revolving the show including our favorite Lily Aldridge in the Fantasy Bra, performances by Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, and The Weeknd, and Kendall and Gigi’s debut on the VS runway. Here are our favorite looks below – NSFW probably.

The show contained six themed segments — “Boho Psychedelic,” “Exotic Butterflies,” “Portrait of an Angel,” “Pink USA,” “Ice Angel” and the finale, “Fireworks”

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Wedding Mondays

We’re doing things a little bit differently today! Instead of our usual wedding video, we’re sharing with you a v. adorable save the date. Now, there’s plenty of different ways that you can do Save the Dates and when you’re considering yours you should try and think about what both you and partner want. Are you wanting to be pretty simple or do you want to spend a little time on it. Not everyone has the time to do videos for theirs, but they DO end up being my favorite. In a lot of different articles that I’ve read about wedding planning, it seems like it’s very easy for couples to get carried away with all of their DIYs and projects, but I’m always reading the same advice – pick the few things that you want to make your own. When you’ve decided on that, stick to it, and stop looking at Pinterest so that you don’t go crazy and add more work to your plate. Not everyone can be this couple in the Save the Date video above, but it’s nice to dream.


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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Kiernan Shipka

Wearing: Dior

Where: Dior-sponsored Guggenheim International Gala Pre-Party


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Welcome to Seattle, Uniqlo!

Uniqlo finally opened their first location in Seattle yesterday (well specifically Bellevue!) Of course, everything exciting happens when I leave for California. They had our girl Hollis Wong-Wear in their campaigns and isn’t she the most darling thing ever?! I hope all of my friends back home are enjoying the opening of the store. We love this brand so much, but it’s no secret that I’ve been spoiling myself with them for the last two years since I’ve been in California and there are no shortage of their shops. :)

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Dinner 2015

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a fashion post and what I’m loving about this one is that a ton of models and celebrities chose to wore white! I recently have been considering a white dress for my upcoming holiday party and while a lot of people have been telling me to go black, I’m completely opposed. After two years of black dresses, I’m ready to try something a bit different so I’m using some of these looks for inspiration.

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Wedding Mondays

Happy Monday (I almost wrote morning) evening everyone! We’re a little bit turned upside down today because it was not only a Monday, but also we fell back for daylight savings, and it was storming like crazy overnight in the Bay Area. I can’t remember when I’ve seen rain like that – probably in Seattle. I’m back to feeling like I have a much more regulated work schedule now so tonight, Yow Yow! has my full focus. And my dearest Jennie should be happy to know that we’ve got two more wedding videos in the queue after this one!

We  don’t have a wedding post to accompany this video today, but there are a lot of things that we love about this video that we’ll share. Still, even to this day, the first look still gets me. I’m so weird, but I was on the edge of my couch just thinking to myself “Is it gonna happen? Is it gonna happen? Is it happening yet? It’s happening!” Right now, all of my best friends are envisioning me in that exact moment. Secondly, that intro, the bride being the happiest ever, and WOW – can we just take a second to admire that reception space? Uh, we want to get married there.

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Madewell Spring 2016

Are we ready to talk about Madewell’s Spring 2016 collection yet? Probably not, but it’s always exciting to look ahead. My friends used to describe in a word: Futurist – always looking/planning ahead for things that are very very far out into the future so just like I am that way in my life, I’m also the same way with my wardrobe planning. Madewell just released some snaps for Spring 2016 and we’re just as giddy even with it being 4-5 months away.

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Oak + Fort Comes to SF!

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I just learned this week that one of my favorite brands out of Vancouver, Oak + Fort, had decided to open up their 2nd US store in Hayes Valley in San Francisco so I made plans this weekend to head over there and bring my co-worker Jen with me. The store was pretty much made for her and I think she now loves it way more than I do. Lucky for her, it’s right down the street from her home. The store specializes in a lot of oversized pieces, but really prides themselves on comfort so everything is super snuggly and warm – just what we’re looking for in the Bay Area this fall! So I walked away with three beautiful pieces and Jen loved everything so she snagged like 10! We also had the best time with all of the ladies working there who let us chit chat with them and let me bop around in their shop in the oversized scarf that I ended up bringing home with me. Maybe we’ll just come back for the friends.

Here are the pieces I took home:

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