I had been looking forward to my extended weekend trip to San Diego for a long time for two reasons. 1) I was really ready for a vacation and definitely needed a change of scenery from the Bay Area for awhile and 2) I couldn’t wait to be reunited with some of my favorite girlfriends. A couple weeks ago, Jennie and I decided that now that we are a few years out of college, the friends that we stay in touch with are the ones that are pretty much stuck with us for life. That couldn’t be more true with this group. I was already getting an extra day with Memorial Day Weekend, but thought I could use an extra two days prior so I took the PTO, unplugged, and stayed off the grid as much as possible! (something that’s always difficult for me to do!)
Take a peek at all the things we saw, ate, and did while in San Diego below!
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…
Black sleeveless blouse – Madewell / Black pants – Uniqlo / Black Sweater – Oak + Fort / Black heels – Vince Camuto
A couple of weeks ago, we were experiencing some serious chillyness in the Bay Area. When I lived in Seattle, I would always try to incorporate at least some color into my outfits, but it wasn’t until I was in my mid-20’s that I started really appreciating the power of neutrals. I love wearing all black and it doesn’t make me feel gothic or depressed or that I’m mourning something. Instead, it makes me sophisticated and simple. Black heels will just do that for you on its own! What I love about every piece that I’m wearing in that outfit is that they’re all made of different textures. The heels are leather, the pants are jeggings, the silk is blouse, and the sweater is a knit made of some great fabric.
I wasn’t sure if this would be too aggressive for a Sunday, but we really love listening to The Weeknd… and coincidentally I watched like 7 episodes of The Hills last night. The only coincidence is that they have the same title. 🙂
At work we have this really great tradition that we call a “Vacation Tax Table.” Whenever employees go away for a trip, they are “required” to bring back a treat or some goodies to share with the rest of the employees. We’re starting to get much bigger as a company so it’s hard to bring back enough for everyone to have a taste of something, but it’s also challenging to make sure everyone knows that it’s still a tradition! I just went away to San Diego last weekend and completely forgot to bring something back.
Last month, a co-worker of mine traveled to Wisconsin and Colorado and brought back some locally sourced bacon jam that I became OBSESSED with. Left out on the table with slices of toasted bread and crackers, I placed myself directly in front of the food and munched for a straight hour. It was too good, I couldn’t leave! I don’t remember the brand that made it, but if I did, I would have it specially delivered to me… forever. Seattle’s Skillet makes a very well known bacon jam as well so I’m headed home next month to give it a try to see how it compares! Hopefully it’s just as good and if it is…well then it will be much easier to obtain when I need it!
After 9 months since they opened their doors, we are deeply saddened to announce that Band of Outsiders is closing up shop – their storefront at least! There has been even more sad news swirling for weeks that they’ve cancelled their fall wholesale orders and laid off a chunk of their staff so this isn’t super surprising to hear. We hope that this is the end of the bad news though because, honestly, I don’t know if I can take anymore. For as long as I can remember, Band of Outsiders has always been one of my favorite fashion brands. It’s the one that resonates to my inner hipsterness the most and with all of their cute polaroid advertisements, how can you not love them?
If you’re in New York and are looking for a good sale, everything at their store is currently 40% off. Their shop will shutter at the end of June.
Thanks Jennie for introducing me to this song over our San Diego trip!
Swedish non-profit, BRIS, recently released a new app that includes this set of emojis dispalyed above to shed more awareness on abuse and allow kids to express themselves to others using an emoji when they aren’t able to speak up.
“A lot of kids feel really awful for all kinds of different reasons, and [these emoji] are easily understood symbols for some of those different issues,” BRIS spokeswoman Silvia Ernhagen told The FADER. “Many children have difficulties in putting words to their problems, so this is a way to help them to express themselves as well as encouraging them to actually speak about their feelings and ask for help when necessary.”
When we think of how we use emojis we’re used to displaying really cute and funny images, but it’s so interesting to see these painted in another light. Seeing these cause us to look at some of the most common emojis we typically use in a worse way. I’m hoping that these emojis strike a more positive response and are of use to others in need through the non-profit’s work.