Dress – Oak + Fort / Choker – Free People / Socks – SmartWool
We love this dress. Not only is it super warm and functional for those fall/winter months, but it’s a pretty cute piece as well. What I like about this and what makes it okay for me to wear to work is that it’s conservative in the front, but once you get the side view – you see those slits! I was also going through a pretty heavy SmartWool socks period in my life and wanted to wear these with every outfit. I later came to realize that because of how thick they are, they don’t work well with these black boots of mine and end up making my feet sweaty so we’ve since retired this look. And because of this look, we decided to not wear this choker as a choker and loosely made it worn as a necklace.
Dress and hat – Aritzia / Sweater – borrowed / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)
I’d be lying to you if I said every day I woke up in the morning 100% knowing what I was going to wear and was completely satisfied with it. 85% of the time I plan my outfits the night before, but I still have those days where I might spend 90 minutes trying on 5 different outfits before I leave the house. Even then, I’m still not okay with it. This was one of those days where I felt a little bit uninspired and decided to borrow my friend and coworker’s cardigan. Sandy is also my photographer most days! I really love the contrast in these two photos though because as many of you know, I wasn’t always super comfortable being in front of the camera – throwback to that space helmet that we loved so much in college and always had over my head. That’s why this photo below is still funny to be because clearly, I still am very bashful about this thing that we’re doing!
A collection shot to look like a recording studio? Well Sonia certainly knows how to tug at our heart strings.
Also, as you all may remember Resort is always my favorite collection so we’re excited to get things going again for this and can’t wait to see what’s in store especially after viewing this one!
Dress – Aritzia / Cardigan – Oak & Fort / Belt – Mom’s / Gold ring – Catbird / Silver ring – LA boutique
Today was actually the hottest day of the week and I had this feeling walking to my car this morning and realizing just how grateful I am to live in a place like California where it is sunny 95% of the time. I never realized how much this could affect my mood especially since I’m from Seattle where it rains so often. It never seemed to bother me that much before, but when you spend most of your days in sunshine, it can make all the difference. One of the things that I used to hate about rainy days in Seattle is that you had to be completely covered. Locals in California still kind of believe that too, but I wanted to defy the usual. So what if it’s raining, you can still wear a dress without tights and you’ll survive. I had never worn this outfit altogether before so I paired my favorite long sleeved Aritzia dress (yes I have like 4 black Aritzia dresses, okay?) with this Oak + Fort cardigan that I wear once a week pretty much. I didn’t want my long sleeved dress to get lost in this though so I decided to roll up the sleeves of my cardigan so that they could make an appearance. This belt is my mother’s which I stole a very long time ago. It’s a pretty long belt so sometimes it’s annoying to have to wrap it around lots of times. On this morning, I managed to come up with this one way of tying my belt and I have never been able to do it again (even while looking at this picture as an example!)
Happy Wedding Mondays everyone! It’s been awhile since we’ve had one of these and I honestly was going to go to bed before scheduling one ahead of time, but then I remembered that every time I have said that on a Monday I usually end up too lazy after a long work day and just heading straight to bed. So we’re going to stick to commitment this time around. I was looking in my queues to see if I even had a wedding video when I saw this one by Lindsey and Saman. But wait – didn’t I already feature this?! Something made me think that I had because I had remembered telling Mandi all about this wedding video from this adorable couple in LA which took place at one amazing venue – Lombardi House. I dug through my archives, but couldn’t find it and then I remembered… this is the Grimace Films wedding video that I fell in love with and Mandi and Eric’s wedding video vendor!
For her most recent post, she had told me that to pick the video that I wanted to use and I seriously considered this one but thought – well I’ve already featured it (but I actually hadn’t!) and ended up choosing the one that I knew that she truly loved.
I love this wedding video for so many reasons. Ugh, the bride! The groom! The venue! The first look! Seriously, what’s not to love? We could go on and on shouting each aspect that we love, but you should probably just watch for yourself.
You can view the rest of the feature at Green Wedding Shoes here.
Top – American Apparel / Denim – Gap / Sneakers – Nike
If you’ve been wondering why you’re seeing so many outfit posts this weekend it’s because we are accelerating them! We’re tired of having our outfits date all the way back to the fall so we’re playing a little catch up right now to get to present time. For this outfit post, I remember being inspired by another post that I had seen and wanted to try something different by playing with textures and a patterned ground. To keep my jeans white, I sat on an unfolded napkin that my butt is covering. I typically don’t wear white jeans in the fall because… well, it’s not summer, but I was feeling a little bit adventurous this day. I also LOVE these Nike high tops that Kevin helped me find years ago. I don’t get to wear them as often because they are difficult to pair things with, but when we do get to wear them, it’s an exciting moment for us. It’s hard to see it in this photo, but they are gingham patterned!
Swimsuit season is just around the corner and Revolve’s latest 5×5 Swim Project has gotten us excited for it all week. The project highlights five different swimsuit brands paired with five top influencers as part of the collaboration. If you follow Revolve’s Instagram then you may have been seeing the swimsuits modeled all week on location in beautiful Jamaica. We’re actually headed to Palm Springs this weekend for the long weekend and seeing these swimsuits makes us wish we had a couple of these earlier!
Photos by Revolve. To view the entire collection and to purchase, click here!
Hat + Leggings – Aritzia / Vest – Uniqlo / Socks – SmartWool / Uggs
I love Mandi and Eric because they are such a fun and adventurous couple. It seems like every weekend they’re always having these outings together and they never really mind to have me third wheel. Of course, the feeling is mutual because they’re my favorite couple to third wheel anyways! Back in December after Thanksgiving weekend, the three of us drove to Little Hills Christmas Farm and picked out their 3rd Christmas Tree since living in the Bay Area. They encouraged me to get one for my little home too, but I was having fun just enjoying the ride over with them! Also, it’s a great excuse to dress up like we’re back in the Pacific Northwest again. Throughout the year, it’s very rare for anyone to see me out dressed like this unless it’s for an occasion (like this one!) because as you know we get a little bit fancier for work. I know Uggs are like totally OUT, but whatever, they’re still super comfy, ok? This Christmas tree farm outfit seems much more reasonable than the one I wore two years ago, wouldn’t you agree?
Ever since Kevin re-ignited my obsession with sneakers by getting me my pair of Oreos for Christmas, all I’ve been thinking about is buying more and more sneakers. It’s an expensive hobby to have, but it’s a fun one. Way back when, I cared about having a nice pair of sneakers just for gym class, but these days there are so many more uses for them. I like seeing how I can dress them up or down with different outfits, plus the Oreos I have (which I have not shared on the blog yet!) are the most comfortable pair of shoes that I own. So lightweight – stylish and chic.
I came across these one-line drawings the other day from the illustrators of Differantly Studios and had to share them. A lot of sneaker designs these days can be quite intricate which I do find intriguing, but these illustrations bring back the simplicity that can sometimes be lost. It’s cool to see how even though these drawings are minimalistic, you can still tell exactly what they are.
Check out the rest of them here!
Blouse – Aritzia / Denim – Forever21 / Hat – Nordstrom
When I got up this morning, I knew I had wanted to channel Rumi Neely – my first and favorite fashion blogger ever. The thing that we loved about Rumi is that she never overdid it. In fact, living in LA, it felt like she was always wearing minimal clothing. These days, she’s definitely wearing less and that’s not the look that we’re going for exactly, but we still want to be minimalist. She keeps it simple with black and white pieces and while my own pieces have more fabric than hers, we still felt like we were close to mirroring her look! On this day, Sep and I took an extended walk around the neighborhood and I remember not being able to get enough of this cute little house in Mountain View and then getting tired from walking and taking a seat on some steps.
Who: Bella Hadid
Wearing: Roberto Cavalli
Where: “Cafe Society” Premiere
We probably won’t be keeping up with this and doing multiple posts, but it did make sense to share some photos of some of our current favorite looks – just to give you a little snapshot! If you like what you see, well, then you – personally can continue following up with it. :)