Month: December 2019

31 Dec 2019

Farther Fisherman’s Wharf

Tank top – store in Taiwan / Denim – Citizens of Humanity / Belt – Madewell / Sandals – Oak + Fort

When it comes to favorite neighborhoods in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf isn’t high on my list. It’s a harder neighborhood to love, but there’s an unmistaken charm to it that you can’t help, but love. Even through all the crowds of tourists, there are a few gems. One of those things is the only In N’ Out in the city. The second is one of my favorite brunch places, Surisan. But trust me when I tell you that if my visiting friends want to go to Fisherman’s Wharf, I’ll do everything to steer them away!

31 Dec 2019

Justin Bieber: Seasons

True to the timeline of the original announcement, we’re now getting a sneak peak of Justin’s trailer for the docu-series. We also know that it will be premiering on YouTube at the end of this month. Similar to the announcement and hearing “Yummy” for the first time, it’s also the backing track for this trailer as well. I wasn’t a die hard fan of Justin’s growing up, but I liked what YouTube did with Demi Lovato’s documentary and likely will watch this one as well.

31 Dec 2019

YEEZY BOOST 350 V2 “Desert Sage”

It has been some time since we’ve added to our sneaker collection! While I haven’t been all that hyped on Yeezy’s, I do love the hues on this. I typically stay away from anything that is too bright and loud. When it comes to shoes, you also want a pair that can be versatile. In the last couple of years, my adidas ultra boosts have been my absolute favorites!

These will likely be priced around $220 and will be released spring 2020.

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31 Dec 2019

End of Year Roundup

It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m enjoying such a peaceful day back home in San Francisco. I woke up this morning with a tickle in my throat so I’m still debating if evening plans are in the cards for me. Last year, I was in Seattle and attended a house party of one of my best friends. Since I missed my 10 year high school reunion, this was our version of it! While last year got a little bit rowdy, there’s something really special about the idea of having a quiet night in. Of course, if you know me, then you know we have these nights all the time! I am hydrating up because I actually think it could be lovely to venture out to a house party tonight and in a new dress! It will likely be a last minute decision!

Since we’re not only reaching the end of 2019 and the end of a decade, I’m loving everyone’s round up posts. Here a just a couple of my favorites that I’m sharing with you all!

29 Dec 2019

Black + Colour Wedding

We’re a little bit early for Wedding Mondays, but I came across this two-toned wedding that I originally thought was a shoot at first and had to share! I’ve never seen anything quite like this before. If you’re looking for something that very much goes against all wedding traditions, this is it. The couple felt strongly that there was absolutely no white as part of their big day. One half of the couple claimed colour as their own while the other in black.

Ahead of the wedding, guests had only one rule they needed to follow. Couples needed to decide if they wanted to wear all black or dress in color. Individuals for the event were given an assigned color so that they could match the theme. In another exciting event, guests didn’t even know where the wedding would take place until the day of the event.

For more colourful details of the wedding, click [here]

29 Dec 2019

Football and My Fall Season

If you’ve been following my Instagram closely for the last few months, you may have noticed quite a bit of football content. It isn’t necessarily new, but it’s frequent enough that it has been brought up to me.

“When did you become such a fan? I didn’t know you were into football.”

“I’m not. I’m into the Seahawks.”

Growing up, my family has always been a fan of the team. Younger me couldn’t have been bothered, but what else could you expect from a kid who wanted to just read and play dress up? High school football games were just a social outing for me. I ended up at university that wasn’t even D1 for the longest time and even then, we still didn’t have a football team. I had this question myself recently – “when and how did I actually start liking football?”

It was when I moved to the Bay Area. I rejected Bay Area sports and didn’t want to become a fan of the 49’ers just because I lived here. It was the thing that I did with both Mandi and Eric and their love of football trickled down to me, but mostly, it was the thing that bonded me back to my hometown. Despite moving away, it was the thing that made me feel connected to my family and something that we could relate on. Originally, 2013 when I decided on this, the transition was rough. Coworkers ridiculed me on being a band wagon fan and that I didn’t know the rules and sure they weren’t wrong. There are a lot of rules! Luckily, I’ve picked up a lot over the last few years.

But here’s the funny thing about sports. People love to tease and bully you for it if you don’t come out of the womb loving it. Sometimes it doesn’t happen that way and that’s okay! We can all learn to embrace it when it makes the most sense for us. Today, is our last home game of the regular season and while I’m excited to see where it might lead for us, I’m also ready to get back to my Sundays!

29 Dec 2019

En Iwamura’s Ceramic Head Sculptures

I was scrolling through [Colossal] when I noticed just how cute these sculptures were and had to share on Yow Yow! Artist En Iwamura has created these sculptures made out of ceramic, but with minimalist facial features. I’ve shared some of my favorites below! However, if you want to see more sculptures and the process that Iwamura goes through in creating these, visit his [Instagram]

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29 Dec 2019

Favorites of 2019

Favorite Style Icon: Zendaya

What a year it has been for Zendaya! Between Spider Man and Euphoria, she’s had quite a year. And with that, many more opportunities to showcase her looks on the red carpet. We highlighted Zendaya for Snaps for a Snapshot multiple times in 2019 that was a no-brainer she’d be our pick. We can’t wait to see what she serves up for us in 2020.

Runner Up: Brie Larson

Favorite Getaway: Taipei

Okay, when you’re comparing a week long international trip to three domestic weekend trips, there’s an obvious choice here. As much as I enjoy my job and make excuses that it’s hard for me to find time to get away, this trip was worth every minute and penny. Catch my entire recap of the trip [here!]

Runner Up: New York

Favorite Artist: Maren Morris

I got invited to a Maren Morris show earlier this year and it blew me away. I started listening to Maren early on through a referral back when she just had her EP. Those were my five favorite songs for awhile! There was a brief hiatus somewhere in between that made me miss her entire first album. After that concert, I spent months going back through her discography and it was all I listened to.

Runner Up: Hayden James

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Fleabag

I still can’t go over how sad I am about there not being a third season of this series! Most of the time, I’m watching new shows without ever having much context about them and this was the most pleasantly surprising of all of them. It’s also the show that I continue to share with all my friends who haven’t seen it.

Runner Up: Watchmen (still in the middle of this by the way and loving it!)

Favorite item purchased this year: [Oak + Fort Bag 1913]

When it came to my work bag, I always thought I needed something that could transport my laptop from home to the office easily. It didn’t matter too much to me what that looked like. For years, I’ve basically been using this Madewell [tote.] There isn’t anything wrong with it and it’s completely functional. The downside? It’s a little bit too oversized for what I needed. While it had so much storage space, I felt weighted down by all things that I was bringing with me. It also made it challenging going from the office to evening plans. So while my new bag has less space, it is a great transition bag as well!

Runner Up: Orange Leopard Print Dress

Favorite Albums (in no particular order):

  1. H.E.R. – I Used to Know Her
  2. Anderson .Paak – Ventura
  3. Maren Morris – GIRL
  4. Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life
  5. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
  6. Kehlani – While We Wait
  7. Khalid – Free Spirit
  8. Hayden James – Between Us
  9. Mark Ronson – Late Night Feelings
  10. Daniel Caesar – CASE STUDY 01
  11. Tycho – Weather
  12. Snoh Aalegra – – Ugh, those feels again
28 Dec 2019

Outfits Inspired: Winter 19/20

The intent of this series was to post at the start of every season, but it seems like we’ve skipped an entire one. I’ve always loved the idea of capturing what exactly my style inspiration is at any moment, but it makes the most sense for every season. It’s also not too hard to keep up with if it’s four times a year. How fun is it going to be to look back on these to see the mood I was in years later?

Turns out, that mood is just monochrome.

I have desperately been wanting a long sleeved dress for seasons now. There was an Aritzia one I had owned previously, but outgrew. Unfortunately, we haven’t found the time to replace it. While these are both in black, the drama in the sleeves is what “makes” it!

Sometime in college, I purchased my first black Aritzia blazer. It became a staple of mine for years! I’ve taken a break from it, but it still hangs in my closet and I’m looking for a time for it to make its comeback.

Loving this easy travel style.

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