Since I now work in the city, I try to avoid San Francisco as much as I can on the weekends. That means the city is only reserved for special events… like I mean you gotta be celebrating a birthday and if it’s not at that baseline, cya! Myself in my late 20’s is actually fascinating to me because my weekends typically consist of brunch dates, snack dates, and errands. I think teenager me would wonder how I seem to have errands every single weekend. I’m still trying to figure that out too. After a busy day of shopping though, I’m now at home and resting up before I fly to LA later on this week. I was in the mood for The Weeknd, but not any of his new stuff. House of Balloons has always been one of my favorites and though it’s a little dark at times, it’s nice background music for me while I’m writing on Yow Yow! I didn’t hate his latest album, but I didn’t want to listen to anything remotely close to “Can’t Feel My Face” so here we are.
I missed a moment in fashion this week when celebrities and models attended the Western-inspired show presented by Dior’s 2018 Cruise collection. Everyone was dressed to the nines so we had to make this a post of its own instead of just featuring one person for a Snaps for a Snapshot. When you can’t pick just one – choose them all. Everyone wore Dior.
TK Quann and Cipriana Quann
Uh, was anyone else completely surprised by the release of this single and music video that Miley released today? It’s almost as if whole chunk of her life had not even happened at all and that this is still the Hannah Montana that we all grew up with. Some critics are calling the song a snoozefest and I can’t say I disagree with that. It’s nothing like “Wrecking Ball” or any other tracks she released during that time. So it’s a little more laid back, but it is still kind of catchy. What does everyone think of Miley’s back to old kind of look? I think I’m pretty pleased with it because it means she’s back with Liam! <3
I’m totally not used to seeing Miley like this though and it almost seems like a shock from how different she used to be. Are we convinced that this is the real her and she’s going to stay this way?
Top – Aritzia / Sweater – Oak + Fort / Pants – Uniqlo
When all else fails, I know I can always rely on my Uniqlo jeggings (I know – hard to believe, right?) a solid top and a cardigan to throw on top of it. This is MY version of a jeans and a t-shirt look. This cardigan is made out of the fabric that reminds me of towels and bathrobes, but it’s the most cozy. I love getting wrapped up in this and to make things even better, it’s also perfectly oversized. When I was working in Mountain View, I just about exhausted every location on Castro Street to photograph with so this was one of the last shoots that we did. Don’t let the pretty greenery fool you. I’m totally in a parking lot… for a place I don’t even know.
Happy Monday! I am so excited to share this wedding video with you all this morning because it just happens to be done by Grimace Films – the same videographers that also did Mandi and Eric’s wedding this past fall! From the looks of this wedding, you would have no idea that Talia and Tim had their original wedding venue fall through six months before their special day, but everything in the end turned out to be okay for them. Surrounded by their friends and family, the happy couple still had their dream wedding set in Palm Springs at the Colony Palms Hotel. Also, I’ve never seen a wedding that included synchronized swimmers as part of the entertainment, but I like being surprised by the features that I see. Watch the video above for all of the darling details and join in on Talia and Tim’s day of joy! For the full feature, visit Green Wedding Shoes.
Turtleneck and Skirt – Aritzia / Socks – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew / Bracelet – Madewell
I just realized that very recently I wrote on Yow Yow! about power outfits and clearly when I wrote that post, I forgot about this one. This Aritzia get-up is one of my all time favorites and mostly because it’s an outfit that I would have normally never gravitated towards. I had been seeing these two separate pieces from Aritzia pop up everywhere – in my emails, on their website, on display in their stores. Each time, I never had a desire to try them on or make a purchase. It was like the universe was trying to tell me something else though. Finally one day, I gave in. I used to think turtlenecks were old school and also, why would I have wanted a turtleneck that isn’t super thick and as sheer as this one? Turns out, it’s one of the most comfortable things I own. It’s actually really nice to not have it be very thick because it means I don’t get stuffy in the sweater. It’s also loose fitting enough to wear untucked or tucked into this perfect suede skirt. I didn’t want to purchase the skirt because I was afraid of not knowing how to take care of it. I also worried that it wouldn’t be as versatile, but it turns out even if it isn’t – it goes well with this turtleneck completely so that’s enough for me. The rest of the photos in this series make my laugh. The bracelet shot below makes it look like I think it’s a watch when it’s not. Also, we may have gone a little overboard on the editing in the last photo, but I like that my hair is the color of FALL and my surroundings.
You never forget the first wedding feature that you fell in love with. I was still in high school when I stumbled across Style Me Pretty for the first time, but it would be a few years later – in my senior year of college to be exact – that I would come across a feature that I would always remember and compare every wedding to. The bride wore a Johanna Johnson dress and a matching sparkling headpiece that I still envision in my dreams today. This was back in 2012, but even then, I was very confident that I might have a dress like Annie’s by Australian designer Johanna Johnson on my special day, but even more confident that I would have a similar headpiece. Even before seeing this wedding feature, wearing something on my head throughout my time of growing up has always been my thing. As a kid, I had headbands in every color. My mom got me into these. And in middle school? I would buy the thinner ones made of elastic or fabric from Wet Seal or Claire’s. And in college, I acquired so many tees from student events that I would cut a layer from the bottom of the shirts all the way around to wear a makeshift DIY headband across my forehead. So it’s settled. It is what it is and after seeing Jennifer Behr’s latest collection for fall, I can’t seem to stop thinking about how wonderful these would be.
Oh my goodness how adorable is this husband surprising his wife on her birthday with the theme song of Curb Your Enthusiasm – performed by an orchestra! He’s so dorky and lovable – can he be all of our future husbands? I didn’t even watch this show that religiously, but I know it well enough to know that this is such a cheeky little surprise and it is very endearing to me.
Today was a very productive blogging day. One reason why I love Sundays is because I’m always trying to look for content that teaches me something and I think it’s a good way to kick off the week. Sundays growing up for me were always homework days. It’s the day where I reset; I get back down to the grind and it gets me ready for the rest of the week. I also just believe that it’s fun to learn something new so that you can share it with your classmates or your colleagues Monday morning. (TBH Yow Yow! started that way anyways!)
I watched this video of Lauren Singer and learned from Vox that she has basically collected only 4 years of trash in this jar. Today, I threw out one full bag of trash and one bag of recycling and gave myself a pat on the back. Now I feel like a dummy because Lauren is kicking our butts! There are many things I wish I could improve in my life – one of which, is being more sustainable. The thing is, it isn’t that hard even if you do little things like not using plastic water bottles anymore, composting, bringing in your own reusable mug for your local barista every day. See? I can list off these things, but easier said than done or just… plain lazy. We may not be able to wake up tomorrow being a changed person right away, but we can take baby steps right? We just have to follow in the footsteps of Lauren Singer basically.