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Gary Graham

Yes, even I am surprised at how many pieces we fell in love with from this collection

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Cinq à Sept

It’s here, it’s here! Fashion Week is here! Every year, Fashion Week coincides with my busiest season for work, but lucky for us, we’re not on the road quite yet so I’m trying to spend the last 30 minutes of my night this evening trying to catch up on shows before going to bed and restarting this entire day over again. Our first show is Cinq à Sept and I’m really excited to be sharing some photos from this very pretty and very feminine show. Can we just say one thing though? Instagram each year has been HUGE for Fashion Week. I love following designers, influencers, and Eva Chen as they galavant through all the shows and seeing things in Slow-Mo, but this year Instagram Stories is already taking things to another level and I don’t hate it. In fact, all my free time at work is spent catching up on Stories and it’s such a personalized and intimate way to sort of feel like you’re at show even if you will never ever receive an invite to the Yeezy show. It’s the next best thing, I think. I don’t know how we’re going to keep these up when we start flying out next week, but for now – let’s all just ENJOY this.

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When You’re Not Coming From the Gym

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Top – Forever21 / Pants – Uniqlo / Nike Oreos / Wallet – Kate Spade

There are definitely days when we don’t feel like dressing up for work and this was one of them. Since there are more dress up days than not though, this usually surprises my coworkers and they ask me if something is wrong or in this particular case – if I’ve come from the gym. Anyone that knows me though knows that I’ve never had a gym membership in my life! This neon pink top isn’t something that goes along with a lot of stuff so I typically wear it for one-off cases. I thought it mixed pretty well with my Nikes and jeggings that day. I was also on my way to grab lunch for the afternoon so it kind of works for anything that’s just on-the-go. Readers, what is your go-to dress down look?

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Summer, Let’s Not Say Goodbye

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Dress – Urban Outfitters / Belt – Anthropologie

We just got back from our last trip of the summer – a weekend getaway to Sonoma – and as we were heading back into the Bay Area, we started to notice the leaves on the trees turning. It. Is. Really. Happening. We’re a little excited, a lot a bit nervous, but there’s something that makes me feel really energized about going into my busiest season. I’ve actually had this dress since somewhere in college and since it’s pretty sheer, it’s not exactly work appropriate or wearing-out-in-public appropriate either. In fact, let’s call it more of a swimsuit coverup. I decided recently that since I don’t wear a whole lot of swimsuit coverups, I should try and find a way to make better use of it so I decided to buy a simple black slip (strapless) to not conflict with this dress which is a racerback and to wear it underneath. The slip, itself, doesn’t fit me perfectly and sometimes is pretty roomy, but it will do for the time being. To keep everything together, I added this turquoise belt that I bought from Anthropologie (also years ag0) and instead of cinching it at the waist – cinched it at the natural waist to give the dress more of that voluminous dimension.

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Casual Park Moment

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Top – Aritzia / Jeans – Urban Outfitters / Bandana – Amazon

We were clearly having a moment with this outfit here. Would you believe that I wore this to work? I know, I’m still trying to get over that too. What I love about this is that I’m still trying to figure out where this actually belongs. It’s still really unclear to me. I had decided in the spring though that I NEEDED a red bandana. I didn’t know how I was going to wear it or what I’d wear it with, but I needed to possess one. So instead of doing the normal thing and going to Michaels so that I could buy it for like… what $1.25, I had Kevin BUY this for me on Amazon Prime. Well, it definitely ended up being more than $1.25 and I had to pay for shipping. I’m not proud of myself. I love this though, the bandana makes all of my outfits so much more playful and the thing is, this outfit doesn’t need it to begin with so when we’re not playing dress up, we can look like a fully-functioning adult.

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J. Crew Partners with Nordstrom

It was only a matter of time! Announced this morning, J. Crew will partner with Seattle based retailer, Nordstrom, to have their brand in select stores. J. Crew’s sister retailer, Madewell, has been selling within Nordstrom for quite some time already so this news should come as no surprise. In fact, the only surprise is that J. Crew didn’t do it before Madewell. Beginning September 12th, shoppers will be able to purchase J. Crew pieces in select stores as well as online at Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom plans to carry women’s apparel, men’s suiting and accessories with their petite line sold exclusively online.

“This was an easy decision,” said J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler in a release. “Nordstrom is the perfect partner because we both share the same high standards of customer service and store experience. Additionally, we are known for exceptional design, quality and style, which we know will appeal to the Nordstrom customer.”

Nordstrom’s J.Crew edit will be available in the following stores to start:

  • Downtown Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Bellevue Square (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Washington Square (Tigard, Ore.)
  • Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Somerset Collection (Troy, Mich.)
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • NorthPark Center (Dallas, Texas)
  • Houston Galleria (Houston, Texas)
  • Barton Creek Square (Austin, Texas)
  • Domain Northside (Austin, Texas – opening September 30th)
  • Tysons Corner Center, (McLean, Va.)
  • The Plaza at King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.)
  • South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
  • The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
  • The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville, Tenn.)

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Wedding Mondays

We are so SO excited to be sharing this very special wedding video today – we’re just sorry we had to wait so late to post it! Sepideh (Sep for short!) is my coworker and married her husband Kenny earlier this summer in Mountain View at the charming Rengstorff House. We share a lot of wedding videos on Yow Yow! – we’ve done so for years now, but it’s always 10x more exciting when I get to share one that features someone that I know.

Sep and I have been working together for a year now and it’s sometimes hard to imagine what my work life would be like without her. We’re so thrilled that she has decided to share her wedding video with us. I’m loving all of these shots from a drone (can you believe how good they look?!) her walking down the aisle towards Kenny and that unforgettable traditional knife dance. It has definitely never been included in any other wedding video we have featured in the past.

We cannot lie; seeing Sep tear up made us kind of tear up too – and when I say us – I mean the 7 other coworkers we had around us when we watched this video for the first time on my monitor at work. We <3 you Sep!

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2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Ariana Grande wearing Alexander Wang

I wasn’t paying too much attention to her performance, but was it just me or did she seem completely out of breath? Why was she biking so hard? Did she lip-sync at all? We’ve got a lot of questions.

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Black x Black x Black

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Hat – Nordstrom / Dress – Aritzia / Boots – J. Crew

As some of you know, I’m very partial to all-black outfits. Why? Well, why not? It goes with anything and it looks good when it’s organized in a closet. My coworkers like to joke that when I come in wearing all black that they shouldn’t mess with me that day. But just look at us! We couldn’t hurt a fly. This dress (while black) is super girly and feminine almost to the point of sometimes feeling like it might be a little formal when wearing it to work. In an effort to toughen it up a bit, I added these almost knee-high heeled boots (my favorites for fall) and this hat. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of setting this outfit is best suited for and it’s a mystery. It is definitely channeling witchy vibes though.

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Amuse Society Fall 2016

We are milking this Bay Area summer for as long as we can! Sure, the collection is for Fall 2016… but don’t these images look like summer to you? We’re lucky that if we get these pieces we can still wear them well into the fall her in Northern California. Here are my favorite looks from Amuse Society’s latest collection:

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When Brands Clap Back

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Looks to be a complaint from a customer – and here’s the company’s response to it that they posted along with this photo:

Dear Rupert,

One sweater does cost us $57 to make; but that’s not the ridiculous part. The ridiculous part is that other brands have a similar cost but mark their prices up so much more. Maybe they need the brain scans.

Know your costs,
Everlane
#DearEverlane

Typically when a customer is upset with a brand or a company, the company usually has to respond with something v. PC and safe. I experience this all the time and I’m usually never satisfied with it. And when I say all the time, I mean I literally just got off the phone with a Comcast rep. Enough said. I actually have to applaud Everlane for this though because not only is it somewhat entertaining to see a brand/company clap back, but Hey! they’re doing the opposite of what everyone else says you have to do. This is great.

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That Mid-Afternoon Slump

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Dress and Beanie – Aritzia

We get a little bit spoiled by the weather here in the Bay Area sometimes so even if it’s not cold at all, we might try and fake it because we miss wearing the pieces we USED to be able to wear in Seattle. Like… this beanie for example! To be honest, while it is v. cute and v. chic, it does not provide any warmth at all to our head. It’s really just for looks. We like this look a lot because it’s an Aritzia x2 – POW POW! And we paired it with black boots and these rings to make it look like we hard or somethin’. Everyone knows we’re so not.

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We were actually going to shoot these photos outside on this day, but our new office was recently opened and though we’re not occupying it officially yet, our security guard let us come in for a photo shoot. How cute are these high school style bleachers?!

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