Marissa Webb

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A Western

Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom

It’s funny that I can now look at this photo and know that this outfit for me is completely outdated. I think that’s the fun part about capturing your look on a daily basis is that you can actually see your style evolution drastically change within a short period of time. Even today, I am still obsessed with this hat to the point where I wore it today and after seeing it in my photos for three consecutive looks realized that I probably need to purchase a new hat! I love this all black look and with the corduroy skirt especially because it sort of reminds me of my childhood and childhood pieces, but as a late 20’s something now, it almost feels inappropriate to wear something like this – let alone to work even! I clearly didn’t know that back then and I can confirm that those feelings didn’t come to mind at all, but that just goes to show how much my personal style is changing now just a couple of seasons later. We’re not ready to part with any of these items quite yet. The hope is that we can find a second life for them, but just not within the same outfit. :)

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SZA on Saturday Night Live

Guilty: Turning down plans from two separate people so that I could stay in and watch James Franco host SNL and SZA perform on it! Not seeing her in concert when she was here in San Francisco earlier this year was a missed opportunity. She is easily my favorite artist of the year though and if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, better start now. SZA performed “The Weekend” (my favorite) and “Love Galore” last night.

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Blog Roundup

  • Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’This isn’t a new post, but this was my first time reading this. With the announcement of the royal engagement, this is a reminder of just why we love her so much. 
  • On Blonde Girls in Cheongsams [Racked]
  • 5 Lessons from Jimmy Iovine [GOOD]

  • Alexa Chung answers questions while eating spicy vegan nuggets.
  • Airlines hate your smart luggage [Gizmodo]
  • Silicon Valley is sneaking models into their holiday parties [Bloomberg] This is absolute trash and disgusting. I hate hearing about this stuff. 
  • Google is rolling out a new feature that allows celebrities to answer the most asked questions about themselves – selfie style [Engadget]
  • YouTube will launch a paid music streaming service next year [Hypebeast]
  • Apple reportedly purchasing Shazam for $401 million [Hypebeast]
  • Hangover cures from your favorite food pros [Coveteur]
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Everlane’s New York Store

Last week, San Francisco’s Everlane opened up their first permanent New York store in the Nolita neighborhood. Here’s what you’ll find: puffers, denim, millennial pink, and the ultimate minimalist style that defines 2017. Earlier this year, I discovered that my office was within walking distance of the Everlane Lab (not quite as large as this store) but even still, it was a dangerous routine and habit that I kept up for weeks.

I’ve known about Everlane since it first began back in 2011, but it wasn’t until this year that I bought my first piece – a striped long sleeved tee that I wore every week for a month. The pieces are simple, but functional. Most importantly, they are affordable. They’re the basics that you need, but want to have in every color.

There’s a piece about Everlane though that separates it from being just a normal retailer. In San Francisco, many consider it to be its own startup because of how tech is immersed into it. What that means is that shopping at this Everlane location won’t be like a normal shopping experience. Here you’ll have a chance to learn how one of their tees are made via headphones in the store and have shopping made easier and more convenient with your credit cards on file from your previous purchases.

For many early adopters of Everlane, the assumption was that it would always be an online retailer. Why the change to a physical store? Founder Michael Preysman explains:

“The original idea was that we would never do stores,” he admitted. “But when you’re in the online-only world, you can’t bring people into your space and your brand the same way you can with a physical store, where it feels transparent, open, and honest. So we wanted to bring the brand to life and be part of people’s lives in a more meaningful way.”

“People do want to try things on,” Preysman said. “Having them come in and touch the product and talk to employees makes such a difference. We started out with T-shirts, which are really easy to buy online, but denim in particular is really hard to shop for [without trying it on]. So this is perfect timing.”

You can find Everlane at 28 Prince Street.

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Tracee Ellis Ross – “The Handsy Man”

Love her.

Hate all the men who still can’t get it together.

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Washed Out

Cardigan – J. Crew / Denim – Levi’s / Booties – Vince Camuto

Is this not the biggest eye sore you’ve ever seen in your life?! I remembered seeing this garage and thinking this is not the backdrop that I would ever want, but it’s so interesting and reminds me of a jack-o-lantern that you just can’t not. I’m convinced that no outfit in front of could make this better, but here we are! I’m in the most neutral of tones and still loving this. Another reason why this is so funny is because the top and bottom photo are edited in two different ways. It’s because I couldn’t find an edit that I was happiest with. You’re an imperfect garage, but someone really does love you enough to not change you.

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Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year

2018’s Color of the Year is “Ultra Violet” and I am totally into it. It reminds me of one of my favorite emoji’s – that very mysterious crystal ball. I also think that it reminds a lot of the universe or the galaxy, which takes me back to one of the subjects I truly loved in school – astronomy and anything having to do with space.

Every year that Pantone announces the color of the year though, I never really know what this means? Do fashion houses take note of this and create collections based on the color of the year? Do we magically start seeing it everywhere that we go? Because even though this past year’s color was “Greenery,” I’m very much convinced that it was millennial pink.

Also, what’s the science or thought process that goes into selecting the color of the year?

Whatever the case, I’ve always loved this shade and if it means that we’ll be seeing it in some of our summer weddings, then I do not have an issue with it.

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How I Became An Adult

We low-key have a crush on Justin Min so when I learned about this Wong-Fu short, I was mostly watching it because of him. However, “How I Became An Adult” is actually one that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Adulting is a thing that gets thrown around all of the time if not on a daily basis for my friends and I throughout our 20’s. You can read all you want about it, but you can never fully be prepared. The struggle is a real one, but like Justin describes in this video – it’s baby steps. You learn from watching others and for learning more about what you want in yourself.

Then there’s also this idea that we’re all just faking it ’till we make it. Trust me, no one really knows what they’re doing.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Margot Robbie

Wearing: Versace

Where: LA premiere of “I,Tonya”

[Source]

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You Were Never Really Here

A traumatized veteran, unafraid of violence, tracks down missing girls for a living. When a job spins out of control, Joe’s nightmares overtake him as a conspiracy is uncovered leading to what may be his death trip or his awakening.

Directed by Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin).

[Source]

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2017 Unwrapped

I absolutely love year-in-reviews! For me, it has always been such a great way to look back on all the things that you loved or were most important to you. It’s one of the reasons why we do a similar thing here at Yow Yow! too. I’m still planning on sharing my 100 favorite songs from 2017 in a future post, but for now, I decided to use the data provided to me by Spotify. My top 5 list for Top Artists is not a surprise to me at all, but the songs – yes! Guilty – Harry Styles.

Have you done your 2017 Wrapped yet? If so, were your results exactly what you thought they would be?

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