25 Mar 2018
Denim Jacket – Gap / Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Bag – Madewell / Sneakers – Nike
The last time I had worn a denim jacket was when I was 11. I was shopping for back-to-school clothes with my mother at Macy’s right before the 6th grade and in my hands I had a denim jacket and a corduroy jacket. I couldn’t not have both and I figured that having two jackets would provide me with more flexibility. I was right. They were the best two jackets that I owned that year and then once I got to junior high, I said “see ya later!”
On an impromptu shopping trip with Winny in the Marina, we stopped into the Gap and I wondered if I could ever pull off another denim jacket. I stood in front of the mirror with two sizes trying them on for what felt like 25 minutes while Winnyy waited patiently. Did I want it to be fitted and snug or did I want it to be slightly bigger so that I could layer? The layered look won, obviously! The following week, I put this ‘fit together and loved how I could wear it for any day at work or just a casual weekend.
24 Nov 2017
Plaid Flannel Shirt –
$58 – $29
We’re doing things a little bit differently today! Normally, we would call this post “Five Favorite Pins,” but instead I’m changing it up because I want to write about something that’s quite important to me. All year, I have had to defend Abercrombie & Fitch to friends of mine. I would tell people that they’ve changed, their stores are no longer as fragrant as they used to be, their brand is labeled as obnoxiously across all of their tees, in some cases, you may not even see the moose! On top of that, you won’t be unhappy with their prices. On a couple of occasions this year, I’ve been in their stores and walked out a happy customer with basics that I never thought I’d be able to find there. So instead of just telling you this time around, I’m going to show you with 5 recent pieces from their website that I would purchase today (if I had the money!)
You should know though that they are having a massive sale because of Black Friday. You’re welcome!
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31 Dec 2016
Tank top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Skirt – Brandy Melville
It’s way more fun to share your 12 favorite outfits from the year instead of the ones that just flopped, right?! We don’t always get it right, but luckily the shame of an outfit gone wrong usually only lasts a day. #blessed that my coworkers are always there to give me that immediate feedback. On the upside, I love the outfits that I’ve selected as my favorites for the year. We love that some of these outfits are ones that we’ve worn more than once and have recycled with other items from our closet to make them more versatile. And if there’s one thing that we appreciate more this year in these outfits than the ones we ended up hating – it’s that “less really is more.” Thanks Ma.
Read more “Our Favorite Looks of 2016”
28 Dec 2016
This will be the first of many posts highlighting some of our trips from this year! I couldn’t wait to celebrate Mandi’s Bachelorette Party with her this past spring in beautiful Palm Springs! It was my first time there and it did not disappoint. It was everything I could’ve wanted in a weekend – sun, pool, drinks, and girl time. The weekend had a nice blend of activities and a little bit of something for everyone, but more importantly, everyone there just wanted to make sure that Mandi had the best last weekend before she was completely off the market forever.
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02 Oct 2016
Top – Abercrombie / Pants – Urban Outfitters / Shoes – Vince Camuto
I love these pants for their “Wow!” factor. I remember walking around the office in them a couple of years ago when someone stopped in their tracks and said to me, “Whoa. Pants.” Like, hi – yes. I’m wearing them. I guess I should preface by saying that I don’t wear pants or jeans a lot to work so whenever I do, that’s a shocker in itself. This was the first time that I had put all these pieces together and I wasn’t sure that it would work out. Now looking back at it – I think the stripes from the shirt and the pants are a bit much, but the pants and the shoes are a good match. Sometimes we can’t always get it right. 🙂
15 Aug 2016
Cord Skirt – Brandy Melville / Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray Shirt – Madewell
When I first took this photo and put on this outfit, I remember thinking that this was SO 90’s. It’s not, really – it’s just cause I’m a little bit more frumpier looking and wearing a chambray shirt over an outfit that usually puts more put together. I actually liked down playing this though – or as my intern calls it “low-keying” it. I’m still trying to figure it out. Sometimes it gets pretty chilly in the office so a sweater, cover-up, or a blanket is necessary. Usually a long-sleeved shirt will do. I like this because of how casual it is; I can wear it to work, I can wear it running errands or even just a weekend out. This photo is kind of funny too because we NO longer go to this boba shop. RIP. There’s a new place in town and it’s called Teaspoon.
07 Jul 2015
Striped Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Black Heels – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs
Summer in South Bay is just the best! This must be one of my favorite parts about living in the Bay Area. I just went on a shopping trip with my friend Kelly the other day and while we were both seeking things with color, I ended up taking the black and white route. I know what you’re thinking. What are you doing buying a top from Abercrombie & Fitch? I went into the store the other day because I had seen a dress on Jamie Chung from there that looked incred. After trying it on and realizing that bell sleeves were never going to work for me, I let that dream go. I did, however, still wanted to peruse since I was there anyways. This striped top with a criss-cross back was $10. What a steal! I remember when I was in middle school and was saving up my allowance to buy a $65 skirt from them. The brand, I’ve heard, has actually been making moves in a more positive direction. I’m not sure if it could ever replace the way I feel about Aritzia, but I’m willing to give them a shot.
02 Jul 2015
Self Portrait Azaelea Midi Dress In Textured Lace – $434.93
Basic items with a little bit of an update! Summer, stay with us 4eva.
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07 Apr 2012
WHOA! Space Girl is back y’all! I know I promised to bring back this installment for winter quarter after posting my last one in December, but truth: winter quarter is difficult. With 90% of the days being gray and the fact that my photographer Veronica and I had opposite schedules, Space Girl just wasn’t possible. I am, however, excited to announce that we will be bringing it back slowly this spring quarter and incorporating it more into our weekly routines.
This shoot was shot by my dear friend Bree on a whim! Now, you’re probably scratching your heads wondering why this outfit is featured because a) it’s the most casual uniform that anyone could ever wear and b) because I don’t normally wear these things, but that’s what makes it so perfect. Believe it or not, I actually like casual wear. I grew up being a jeans and a t-shirt kind of girl. I love the basics and being able to dress them up too.
There are plenty of style bloggers out there who love to wear items only once or enjoy wearing outrageous outfits around town that don’t make much sense, but that’s not really me. With this Space Girl post, I wanted to showcase to all of you a more relaxed style out of my closet. Now that we’ve got the “casual” out of the way though and the weather is picking up, you will be seeing some more of my favorite pieces featured!
Read more “The Return of Space Girl”