She kind of looks unrecognizable in this spread. I can’t put my finger on it.
- How a freshman in college looks at the beginning of the school year and at the end of the school year [New York Times]
- Sleep Hack: Keep your feet outside of the covers! [NY Mag]
- 2 ingredient sandwiches. Poor college students, I am with you. [Saveur]
- Band of Outsiders have canceled their runway show for NYFW this coming fall, however, they will be opening their store still on September 7th which is just as exciting. [Fashionista]
- Could Full House be on its way to a reboot? Boy Meets World did it with Girl Meets World so we think it’s possible! [Collider]
- A guy lives in various Airbnb’s in Hong Kong for a year. [Yearbnb]
I was having dinner with my dad earlier this week on the outdoor patio of Cascal when I noticed two things – the winds were picking up and the outdoor overhead heaters were turned on. Surely, that’s a sign that fall is on its way and we no longer will be in the sweltering heat. As much as I love the summer, I am very excited for fall. the cozy knit oversized sweaters, dresses with tights, and of course the pumpkin spice lattes that debut this coming Monday. Aritzia is one of my favorite retailers and I constantly live in their pieces no matter what season it is. Here is just a taste of what they are offering for the fall and we can’t wait.
It was only recently that I learned about Elkin and it was through Emma Roberts’ Instagram that I started to become more and more intrigued with the line. The minimalistic pieces all in neutral hues – it is my dream closet. So it’s really no surprise that Elkin released their latest campaign featuring the young actress and of course, we love it and want everything!
In true fashion form, Lucky editor-in-chief Eva Chen shared with us some exciting news this morning that she is expecting! This is, by far, my most favorite baby announcement that I’ve ever seen. Congrats to the editor! Next to Alexander Wang’s niece, this little one is sure to make the best dressed list. Also, how adorable are those mini matching accessories?! I am swooning.
When it was summer and nearing fall, I always remembered cleaning out my closet and getting ready to insert in a new fall wardrobe. However, that just couldn’t be done without getting rid of the old. It’s amazing how much I’ve acquired over the years and how hard it is for me to let go of pieces even without even wearing them for an entire year. Why do I do this to myself you might ask? Because I’m a hoarder. No, because I’ve pretty much convinced myself that while I may not have a use for it now – some day I will look at that piece and incorporate it with something that I’ve recently bought. Trust. This never works. It never happens. You just end up taking up lots of space and running out of hangers. I have a bag in my room that I’ve gradually added pieces to that I am hoping to donate and it is an ongoing project. Well, I’m not in school anymore, but I still believe that fall is the perfect time to give your closet a refresher and here are just a few of my favorite pins that I hope will inspire me to take the next step in re-organizing my own closet.
One of the very first purchases I made when I moved into my new place this year was a clothing rack. It not only helps to fill out my room a little bit more, but it makes for a really simple and great display. You can use it in a variety of ways, but I’ve mostly used it to hang my newest pieces so that I can separate it from my older ones and remember to wear these ones (my newest and favorites) often! You can buy one anywhere, but yes, I went cheapo and purchased mine from IKEA where they have several at different price levels.
Did you ever think it was possible for Victoria’s Secret to release in advertisement that wasn’t full of lingerie, sultry music, and smoldering gazes? Well, the impossible happened. The other day, they released a short featuring one of their most playful angels – Lily Aldridge! She is, as some of you may know, my favorite angel! In this video, we watch Lily prepare for her dinner party that she is hosting and shows us how not-so-perfect she really is. Not only is it pretty cheeky in itself, but it is relatable. I know every time I used to cook for my friends, I would always be a little bit flustered and running around like a chicken with its neck cut off.
In the short, Lily goes through several outfit changes because of her mishaps and the change is so subtle that it doesn’t even feel like a Victoria’s Secret advertisement.
It’s been some time since I’ve had a weekend of eating, but that’s exactly what this weekend was for me. Ashley completed her 8-week internship at Stanford and to celebrate, we filled our stomachs with the most delicious food. Her younger sister was also in town so we made sure to take her to all of our favorite spots in the South Bay.
First off, My Lovecats ring finally arrived and I haven’t taken it off since…except in the shower because I am terrified of getting it wet. It is the most darling little ring I have ever purchased for myself and I am even thinking about making the move to additional stacks.
I may be working at a tech start-up, but that makes me even more fascinated with start-ups that are directly related to my interests. Last week, two very big things happened. One fashion start-up got acquired while another with so much potential (so we thought) shuttered. So how does that happen? Competition? Because that’s just the nature of the game? I’ve been wondering about this for awhile and I don’t really have the research or the data to back it up, but I find it to be very very interesting.
Prior to Trunk Club getting acquired by Nordstrom officially, I had been reading about the rumors of this weeks before. Trunk Club is a shopping service for men who don’t like to bring themselves to shop at retailers or the mall. The Trunk Club man works closely with a stylist to share what his interests are and what he is most comfortable in and the stylist puts together a “trunk” – some of which you would find above and sends it straight to your doorstep. The items you like, you get to purchase while the ones you don’t can be returned back. I thought it was an incredible service. I witnessed someone receiving a trunk once and I wrote about it on Quora. There hasn’t been a really great equivalent for it for women other than Stitchfix, which I heard was a hit or miss sometimes. What I’m still trying to figure out is what being acquired really means. What will the Seattle retailer do with the Chicago start-up? How will Trunk Club change itself? How will Nordstrom incorporate themselves into Trunk Club? I have so many questions.
The second big piece of news is that Hukkster shut down last Friday. They had a pretty awful name, but a great idea and supportive backing. The star-up raised $4.5 million dollars in venture capital over the last two years. The start-up which allows users to save items they like on the websites of their favorite retailers and receive notification of when the price has dropped was founded by two former J. Crew employees. Additionally, it was backed by the Winklevoss twins. For an idea that would have gained so much popularity among people – women especially – I am surprised that it only lasted two years.
It’s not a bold statement by any means, but I think it’s clear that anything can happen in the start-up world. One minute you’re here and the next you’re gone. It’s amazing to be in this industry and I’m learning so much, but I can’t wait to see what will happen next in the years to come.
When I first laid eyes on this wedding, I couldn’t turn away. I scrolled through the number of pictures that there were and when I was done, I thought there would be more. It was a gorgeous wedding with a beautiful bride and groom and oh ya – Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen designed the bride’s dress!
If you were wondering whether or not the designer twins were making house calls on customized gowns, think again. The bride – Molly – is a longtime friend of theirs so when she became engaged, they were more than a little excited to be creating her dream wedding dress.
I always thought that to wear Free People you had to be a certain type of girl. The girl that shops at Free People is a free spirit, a flower child, and pretty easygoing. She wears light-weight fabric, fringe, and bell-sleeves for long sleeves. As much as I loved the brand, I frequently felt out of place when trying on their clothes. I felt like I was trying to be a girl that I just wasn’t, but so desperately wanted to be because who wouldn’t want to be the girl who wore Free People, right?! She was just too effortlessly cool. I’m sure I’m not the only one that feels that way and maybe the brand recognized this. So what did they do? They picked a girl who wasn’t your typical Free People girl and made her into one and it worked! When I think of Joan Smalls, I think of edgy, a little dark, dangerous, and risky. She is someone who resembles more Erin Wasson than hippie child, but yet she made it work. Here are a few of her latest shots from the brand that make me want to run out and buy these exact outfits.
- The Best and Worst Foods to Cure a Hangover [Greatist]
- Some things we don’t really like about San Francisco (don’t worry, we like the rest!) [Refinery 29]
- Cocktails Inspired by Wes Anderson films [Paste]
- What you should never wear to a wedding [WhoWhatWear]
- “I Found Out The Hard Way That My Cousin is a Porn Star” [The Hundreds] Wow – best thing I’ve read in a long time.
- Nicole Richie tells Oprah about the easiest and hardest part about marriage. [Refinery 29]
So we don’t have a Wedding Mondays video for you this week. I promise, I tried! I was behind for two weeks on two of my favorite wedding blogs and in those two weeks there weren’t any videos that I was dying to share with you all. I did, however, stumble upon a couple of other wedding posts that we think could be appropriate substitutes.
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how Yow Yow! could transform over the years. There is never a shortage for what I want to do with it and the content. I may be busy with my new job, but I honestly can’t imagine a life without Yow Yow! And I’m really excited to continue on with this. Wedding Mondays is a huge part of what makes this blog and what I love about it is that it is consistent, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dive into other wedding details. Good lord, can you imagine how Yow Yow! will look when wedding moments happen in MY life? – ie) when my friends all start getting married or I become a bridesmaid and can give you a full insider scoop? I can’t wait!
We’re trying something different today. Monique Lhuillier recently released photographs to Green Wedding Shoes on their Spring 2015 collection and while I always thought I loved the very slim looking white dress, I’m starting to be open to new suggestions lately. These gowns are just too stunning to pass on.
And now that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live, I can finally share with you all of my purchases from this past week!
‘Maisie’ Top Coat for those blistering winds in San Francisco in the fall/winter and trips to Seattle!
For nights out in the city and dress-up work days – Topshop Cutaway Wrap Back Shell. The draping is just the best part of this top.
Grey Munro ‘Kara’ Suede booties – for the perfect long-sleeved dresses to wear with in the upcoming season!
I’m very fortunate to have had Ashley and Nadia save me by having the Nordstrom card and giving me early access to the Nordstrom sale this year, but who knows if I’ll have that special treatment next year. Looks like it’s time to apply for my own card :)