Probably on my list for favorite editorials ever.
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?
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!
Beanie – Wilfred // Coat – Topshop by Nordstrom // Leggings – Aritzia // Boots – Hunter // Scarf – borrowed from Mom
Remember the days when I was just too self-conscious to be posting photos of my outfit that we used a space helmet to make things a little bit easier? I’ve learned that when you’re traveling for work, it’s importnat to set aside time for yourself on your trips where you do things that are just for you. Taking advantage of being home in Seattle very recently, I decided to take a trip with my family up to Vancouver so that we could do a little eating and a whole lot of shopping. This was something that Kevin and I used to do when we were younger – taking day trips up to visit our favorite boutiques. Naturally, it was pouring and made for the most unpleasant experience. Shopping in the rain is the worst, but I’m glad I was able to return home with a few new pieces that I love.
Zara has been doing the most adorable thing lately by publishing a photo series called Brothers and Sisters shot by Maria Lang. I can’t get enough of these photographs. I actually had a conversation while pouring over these with my co-workers today and we debated whether or not we wanted our future kids to be dressed like the kids in these photos or if we wanted our kids to be wearing t-shirts with cartoon characters and Disney princesses on them like we all did as children. In one way, I want my future kids to act like kids! And be kids themselves! Then you see these photos and all of that kind of goes out the door! I’m indifferent actually and I’m not anywhere near to making those types of decisions so we’ll decide what happens when that happens :)
When I first started at my workplace, I noticed that a lot of the women were donning the same kind of ballet flats in a style that I had never seen before. They looked like ordinary flats, sure, but on the heel each one had a vertical turquoise stripe, which I found to be unique and what really set them apart from any other pair of flats. A few weeks into my job I was presented with a Tieks box with my very own pair in our company’s signature red! I don’t think I ever thought I would be THIS excited, but it wasn’t just that I was getting a brand new pair of shoes from my coworkers. I was getting the same pair and color of flats that every woman received when they started working here and it was an instant bonding experience.
These flats have gone with me everywhere. I’ve taken them on all of my trips, on a hike, to the beach, to all of our recruiting events, and more. Not only have they just never let me down, but they are very versatile and make for the perfect “everyday” type of shoe. I think one of the largest benefits that I’ve had out of owning my pair of Tieks is how great they are to travel with. Your Tieks box comes with two little drawstring baggies that can hold each shoe after you fold the top part (where your toes rest) into the heel. I haven’t come across any pair of flats that can do that! I used to think that my coworkers’ obsession with the leather flats were a bit extreme, but what do you know – one year later and I’m one of them. I’ve completely sold my mom on the shoes and my dear friend Winny and I will probably continue to rave about them to all of my girlfriends. I’ll admit when I first looked up Tieks after receiving my own, I was taken aback by the price, but given how much I wear the shoes (50% of the week) I know I’m definitely making great use out of them. This past fall, our company received a very generous discount from the company so I indulged and took advantage by buying myself two new pairs (olive green and greystone wool.) I used to say that I probably didn’t need to own more than just one pair, but I’m really just lying to myself.
My friend Nadia wrote a post on why she loves Tieks on Quora recently and if you’re on the fence and not totally convinced about the flats, I think her post will squash some doubts. Feel free to check out their shop here and find yourself falling in love with what will probably be one of your favorite pairs of shoes. Ever.