Tag Archives: Aritzia

A Touch of Gold

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Black dress – Aritzia / Black boots – borrowed from my mom / Gold wallet – Urban Outfitters

While on that “pop of color” train last week, I decided to make the modern little black dress something that was wearable in the day time. We were also in the middle of the NBA Finals that week too so I had to bring in the gold with one of my previously loved wallets. I’m no longer using this anymore because I’ve downgraded to a much smaller purse so it doesn’t fit, but I keep it around because you never know when it might be put to good use – like as a prop in a photo! We’re starting to even run out of back drops for these photos, but I feel like I saved this one for a very special reason. I just love the pink and green together. Everything just works so well!

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We Love a Good Set of Stairs

Blue tank top – H&M / White skort – Aritzia / Wedges – DV by Dolce Vita

We’re starting to run out of interesting backdrops for my outfits! Leah and I actually discovered this the other day (not too far away!) and thought it worked well with the outfit scheme. We took this photo last Monday and back then I wanted to do a whole week featuring “pops of color!” but we only lasted 3 days, unfortunately. Instagramming is a hard lifestyle, apparently.

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Donut Face

Blue tank top – Aritzia / Skirt – H&M / Birkenstocks / Bracelet – Madewell

Since it was National Donut Day last Friday, I was pretty excited about incorporating props into my outfit post. The only thing is… I kind of look like that character from Pan’s Labyrinth, which wasn’t what I was originally going for. It’s still cute though, right? This is the first time that I’ve ever worn this outfit altogether and I really like the baby blue with the black and white skirt. As of late, I’ve been wearing a lot of just black and white so it’s nice to mix things up a bit. I’m also realizing through these outfit posts that I am totally utilizing my Birkenstocks (a worry that I had when I wasn’t finding that they were matching with anything) which is great because even if they don’t match with things, I realize I don’t care.

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Wavy Hair is IN for the Summer

Black blouse – Madewell / Black pants – Aritzia / Black heels – Vince Camuto via Nordstrom

Every time, I wear this outfit, it always gets mistaken for a jumpsuit, but it’s actually just two pieces. What I love about this sleeveless blouse is that you can easily wear it to work and make it look professional enough for the day or dress it up for a night out which I have done plenty of times with a simple pair of jeans and heels. This blouse is made of silk and one of the very few pieces that I dry clean because I never want anything bad to happen to it. And these pants also get dry cleaned because I dished out a whole lot of money for the most quality pair that I could find at Aritzia. When I bought these pants, I was back and forth on ones that had buttons, that had a clip, or a zipper, but the best part about these is that it has none of those things and that you can just pull them on because they’re elastic! And these aren’t the first time you’ve seen these heels and they won’t be the last because I wear them with absolutely everything.

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All the New Things

White tank top – Topshop / White skort – Aritzia / Cream sweater – Brandy Melville / Birkenstocks

New skort, new sweater, new hair! I’ve been wearing a lot of black on black on black outfits lately, but I thought I would switch it up a bit. Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards neutrals and had a huge want for white everything. If you remember recently, I just bought a new white skirt after SoulCycle and this one is …  a skort, but pretty much the same thing. I wore the Birkenstocks for some contrast and thought they were a good match. It’s really interesting to see how my style in Seattle differs from my life here in California. Makes me think I should write a post about that one of these days!

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The Closet: May 2015

Free People Sausalito Washed Sandals – $68

Can you tell that we’re looking for new sandals and wedges? I’ve worn down by only and first pair of DV by Dolce Vita Wedges and after looking at its condition, it’s time to invest in a new pair. So we’ve been looking at options…

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Proud Owner:

Wilfred Teigen Dress$85 $80

I was invited to shop the MAJOR sale early at Aritzia last week, but unfortunately just couldn’t make it out to their store to try on all the goodies. Instead, I waited until it was open to the public and to my surprise they still had all of the things I wanted in all of the sizes that I was looking for. I would’ve been crushed if I had missed the sale because half of my wardrobe comes from them. This sale was so important to me that I went straight there after hopping off the plane from my trip in San Diego.

I actually own the dress (top) in burgundy, but accidentally shrunk it once to a length that is barely cutting it. I decided this time to purchase it in black and in xsmall (one size larger than my original) just to have that extra baggy look. Also, I’ve been wanting this skort forever and while it’s not a huge cut from the original price, it seemed like a good enough excuse to take the plunge and buy it.

Talulah Berklee Skort (in white) – $50 $45

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Work From SF

Dress – Aritzia / Denim shirt – Madewell / Black boots – borrowed from mom years ago!

The other day we had the opportunity to work from the city instead of our office in South Bay – an opportunity I always take when I have the chance! It’s actually such a great perk from the company because we get to rent an Airbnb for the day, have breakfast and lunch and then celebrate with drinks after. We were all working pretty diligently in The Mission that day, but Alberto and I snuck out for a mini photo break to capture our latest OOTD.

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Greenery

Knit sweater – Brandy Melville / Black leggings – Aritizia

I was told this week that it was going to be pretty rainy so I bundled up and the sun came out! Usually in Seattle when the weather forecast says that it’s going to rain, it ends up being a torrential downpour. Luckily for me, I’ve gotten used to wearing layers and even wearing this outfit on a warm day wasn’t the worst thing in the world. Leah and I have been searching for better backdrops in the neighborhood and we didn’t have to walk too far to find this gem!

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I Got Hops

Chambray shirt – Madewell / Skirt – H&M / Scarf – Aritzia / Booties – Munro via Nordstrom

It turned out to be pretty gray today so we bundled up! This is actually kind of a drastic change from the all white outfit I wore just a couple of days ago when it was completely sunny. We decided to have a little bit more fun with this post though so Leah captured a photograph of me getting some air! Surprisingly, we only needed just 4 takes to get this! Having grown up in Seattle, I never really realized how much of a damper (pun intended) the weather can have on our overall health and wellbeing. Even though it rained just a little bit today, I found myself feeling more tired and at one point even a little sick. Turns out a few of my co-workers shared the same sentiments as well. Maybe it’s all in my head or maybe it’s just what the weather does to us all. Whatever the case, I’m really glad I got to feel like I was skipping ahead to fall today!

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White and Gold

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Top – Aritzia / Belt – Madewell / Skirt – Urban Outfitters / Wedges – DV by Dolce Vita

We rarely ever do OOTD posts and when we did do them, I was wearing a space helmet! RIP Space Girl and Space Street Style. I still get super self-conscious when we do photos like this these days, but it totally helps to have great co-workers who also double up as photographers! Caught: a laughing me in the wild with the new S’mores Frappuccino from Starbucks (more on that later!) I actually bought this skirt almost immediately after I came out of my SoulCycle workout on Monday night since Urban Outfitters was next door. And because I deserved it after that session! It was between this and a white lace romper, but this one is much more versatile and a perfect fit with the rest of my wardrobe. I was also hesitant to be wearing an all white outfit since I’d never done it before, but have always wanted to and a little hint of gold goes a long way.

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Proud Owner:

Azure Skies Dactyl Tank – $35

While running errands yesterday, I stopped by the mall to make an exchange on a swimsuit piece that I had recently purchased. I had been getting emails from Aritzia that they were having a huge spring sale so I figured while I was at the mall, I might as well pop in. To my disappointment, it seems like the sale was only online, but that didn’t stop me from perusing the rest of the entire store where every piece was originally priced.

I told myself – I’m just browsing. My wallet is staying in my purse and I’m not going to take it out. There’s no harm in looking. This was very similar to the lie that I used to tell my grandparents when I was a kid and they took me to the grocery store and I told them that I only wanted to “look” at the candy aisle, but promised not to ask for anything. They always caved, of course. And naturally, I did too and purchased this adorable pastel colored and polka dotted tank. I almost walked right past it, but it was sort of… twinkling at me on the corner rack. It looked great with my new Uniqlo jeggings that I have been obsessed with and it’s a perfect wear for both spring and summer. I feel like every summer is a summer devoted to stripes, but I’m really looking forward to bringing back the polka dots and hopefully soon I’ll show you all some of my favorite polka dotted picks for the season!

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Proud Owner: Birthday Edition

Wilfred Free Yasmin Dress

I’ve been doing such a good job lately of saving my moneys and it’s something that I’m actually really proud of. Other than purchases made on a gift card, I haven’t bought any new clothes for myself in what feels like two months. Turns out that I never really needed to anyways. However, with my birthday just around the corner, I thought I deserved some new pieces and was pretty excited to splurge a bit on things that I knew I would love. This year, I decided that I wanted two dresses – one to wear the night I celebrate my birthday and another one to wear to work on the day of my birthday! Both dresses are from Aritzia and I adore them for very different reasons.

I have a long sleeved sweater dress similar to the one above, but I didn’t feel like it would be casual enough to wear out – plus I don’t want to wear long sleeves out. I decided to opt for this more laid back look with a sexy back cutout. I think it’s kind of fun! I’m really excited to not only wear this dress for my birthday, but for other occasions too. If this dress looks familiar, it’s because you’ve probably seen it during a “Closet” post that I’ve done.

The dress below is just really pretty and quirky. I really liked the print and the black and white is very versatile. I tried this dress in an electric blue too which would be great if I were headed to a tropical island, but I didn’t find it to be as wearable as this one.

Talulah Lipinski Dress

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Valentine’s Day Dresses For Your Perfect Evening

Happy February! Ever since I moved to California, I think I’ve loved February much more than when I lived in Seattle because unlike Seattle, February here kind of is like a little bit of a colder summer. There’s not much difference. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I usually love asking all of my couple friends what they have planned. Some get to be very elaborate while others barely celebrate the holiday  or doing something really easy by telling one another what they want and getting exactly that. I haven’t celebrated Valentine’s Day that much, but if I had to pick an ideal date, it would just be dinner, dessert, and drinks! Last year, I was treated out to dinner and drinks at a nearby wine bar and that was just enough for me. It’s amazing how much pressure there can be on one holiday – gifts, plans, expectations, and lastly – what to wear! Red and pink are usual go-to’s, but I really love when people toss in blue and that’s why I’m highlighting this dress above from Urban Outfitters. Need more inspiration? Click the cut!

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What I Wore to Ring in 2015

[Sunday Best Sexton Dress]

I got a little too excited about New Year’s Eve tonight and what I’d be wearing that I pulled on my outffit right out of the shower. I still have a few errands to run, but I’m thinking about just pulling a sweater over this so that I can continue wearing it. Does that sound like an acceptable idea? I recently purchased this dress along with many other pieces from the Aritzia sale and instantly knew that it was going to be New Year’s Eve worthy. While it’s a little bit of a sexy dress, there are plenty of opportunities to dress it down. It also flares out at the bottom so it doesn’t cling to your body like it looks like it would in this photo above. I’ve also been itching to own a little velvet in my collection recently, but could never opt for anything that was all velvet so the dainty velvet floral on this is just perfect.

I’m pairing this with a minimalistic gold bar necklace, my Catbird ring and my new stack ring from Madewell along with my newest Vince Camuto black heels. More pictures later, we promise!

 

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