17 Jun 2018

Made-For-Instagram Exhibits

In the last year, I’ve read so many articles and watched many many videos about the “Made-For-Instagram” type exhibits. For the most part, I’ve shared all of my thoughts here – The Color Factory and The Museum of Ice Cream SF. I understand everyone’s love/hate relationship for it, but I also think it represents an interesting point in time that we currently live in. It’s this idea of delighting people and making others feel like their a kid again. There’s a heavy component focused on getting those perfect shots and dressing up for outings like this and while that’s the worst part for me, I can admit that I am contributing to that as one of those attendees.

I think this video is well made though and paints these exhibitions in a good light. Look at how much fun they’re having! Not too many people have covered this, but for me personally, as much as I enjoy going to these events, I have such a hard time just going through it. I do stress about getting the shot that I need or looking back at my photos at the end of the day and wishing I could have taken a shot differently. For that part of the experience, I don’t think I’m doing it right and I know I’m putting additional pressure on myself. How annoying is that? This weekend, Refinery29 is in town for their 29Rooms exhibit and we’re going to go through this entire thing again. Here’s hoping that I can get out of my head and into just enjoying myself and the event.

17 Jun 2018

If You’re Still Obsessed With Meghan Markle’s 2nd Dress…

That first dress was beautiful, but who could forget the 2nd dress that stunned us all? This high-neck Stella McCartney will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable dresses of our time. It feels like the Royal Wedding happened some time ago, but we’re all still talking about it! Earlier this week, McCartney announced that she plans on releasing 46 replicas of this dress – 23 in black and 23 in white as part of the “Made With Love” capsule collection. They won’t be exact replications of this reception dress though because there can only be one, but they will resemble a similar silhouette.

The expected price is £3,500 (approximately $4700 USD) and according to The Telegraph, those interested must email 23oldbond.store@stellamccartney.com and receive a personal invitation by McCartney to view the gowns, which are housed in a private space at her new shop on 23 Old Bond Street in London.

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17 Jun 2018

Blog Roundup

  • The Unexamined Privilege of Gilmore Girls [Slate]
  • I’m a food writer — with some food issues [Food52]
  • Navigating a Digital World After 40 Years in Prison [Splinter News]
  • Airbnb’s new font “Cereal” [Fast Co.]
  • How to go out alone as a man [GQ] – honestly women can do the same thing too!
  • Poke bowls as the next convenience food [Buzzfeed]
  • Tough questions on self care in the workplace [Girls’ Night In]

  • Why Mister Rogers’ Message Of Love And Kindness Is Good For Your Health [GOOD]
  • How to pair wine with Shack burgers [Grub Street]
  • Best practices for leaving work early [7×7]
17 Jun 2018

Beanie Transformation

Cardigan + Shoes – Mom’s / Jacket – Topshop / Pants + Beanie – Aritzia

Growing up, I knew a lot of girls in my circle who were proud to be tomboys. I don’t feel like there was ever a point in time in my life where it wasn’t cool to be a tomboy except maybe watching the girls that were on MTV’s “Made.” However, that was never me. For as long as I’ve known, I have loved being a girly girl, but then I think having an older brother helped me to explore other avenues. After all, I did get his hand-me-downs! He helped pick out my first pair of fashionable sneakers – a pair of brown and pink corduroy Puma’s and influenced my style through the teenage and college years.

What I find interesting about fashion is just because it is an industry that is heavily dominated by females, it does not mean that there isn’t a place for men in this space. I know I’m not telling you anything new here. To this day, I love going into boutiques just for men and there are plenty of pieces in my closet that are more masculine that I pair with feminine. This look is the perfect example of that and it’s probably why I love it so much.

Another reason why I love this look is because it’s sort of paying homage to my own mother! This cardigan and these shoes (completely worn out by the way) are both hers. The cardigan is so feminine, but it becomes a little bit tougher when you pair it with structured black trousers and an oversized coat. I remember when I bought this coat a couple of years ago that I was quite self conscious about it being a little too big or roomier in the shoulders. I’m happy to share that I’ve since grown into it or haven’t even noticed that it was an issue! The beanie is a small piece of this outfit, but one that makes a statement. It makes this formal look more casual and it adds a bit of warmth to the top of my head. I am forever loving this outfit and can’t believe it even took me this long to put it together!

17 Jun 2018

Song of the Day

I still have not listened to any other song as much as I have this one, but there’s such a raw innocence about it that keeps me coming back. I also feel like it could be a modern day first dance song at a wedding. I’m looking forward to listening to the rest of the album this evening, but man – what a comeback she has made in the last few weeks! So far, the reviews are positive and she seems so happy with the outcome of this album. She’ll always be an icon in my eyes since I was just a kid! 

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