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That One Time It Rained

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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!)

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Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm

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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?

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Take A Walk With Us

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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.

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What We Wore to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Sweater – Aritzia / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

Thanksgiving at my company is kind of a big deal and I actually love it. Since I left Seattle, I’ve only celebrated Thanksgiving once back home. It was that very first year and after that I realized it didn’t make the most sense since I was always coming home the next month for Christmas too. There are a lot of my coworkers that don’t get to make it home for this holiday though and every year we get to celebrate it at work by dressing up our cafe, having an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared for us by our chefs and spending it with each other. This year, I managed to find myself at the mall the same week as the  dinner and you know… decided to buy a new outfit – that sweater and that skirt. I had been wanting a corduroy skirt for a while and this one from Brandy is one that I actually wear often these days. It goes with everything. I also thought this lavender sweater would dress it up a little bit more too, plus the color pairings just seemed perfect.

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And an outtake.

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Wedding Wear 2016

Talulah Moxon Dress – $175

It seems as though we always have trouble shopping when we’re looking for the thing that we actually need! I’ll admit, I probably should have started looking for a dress for Gelesia’s wedding sooner than last weekend, but maybe if I had done that, then I wouldn’t have found the perfect dress. It’s all in the timing, isn’t it? Shopping proved to be a little bit more difficult this time around. In the past I’ve been someone’s plus 1 or I was too young to want to put a ton of effort into what I’d wear, but when one of your favorite girls in your life gets married, you need the best of the best. I found myself wracking my brain for a dress that fit the location of the wedding and the personality and style of my friend, the bride. What’s even more challenging? She has her own fashion line! The pressure was on. We’re not going to share the dress that we bought right now, but I promise there will be pictures later and we’re extremely happy about it. Now that I’ve made this shopping trip, I’ve got a pretty good idea of all the dresses that I would love to see my own friends wear to their friends’ weddings this season and here are our favorites.

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Small

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Knit top – Brandy Melville / Skirt – H&M / Tights – Forever21 / Beanie – Aritzia

Looks familiar, doesn’t it? This is probably one of my favorite locations to shoot at because the parking lot always seems to be deserted. In this photo, Sep and I wanted to play around with size so I asked her to stand farther away from me to capture how small I look against the building. We also tried shooting this at “golden hour” for once which added to the shadows. I haven’t worn this outfit again because I remember feeling a little frumpy when wearing it, but I did like how edgy it was with the tights and accessorizing it with the beanie. I’m sure it will make another appearance this coming fall!

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Jewel Tones

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Dress – Aritzia / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

We’re sliding in a quick post before we get ready for our birthday party tonight! I’d never worn this outfit before and I was a little bit hesitant to pair my t-shirt dress with these tights. This dress is from Aritzia, of course, and perfect for every day wear. I bought these tights actually from Nordstrom Rack – quite the steal! And we wore these boots because it complimented everything pretty well. This sitting pose is kind of awkward and actually we haven’t done one since this time, but it’s still kind of funny to me. I don’t do the whole serious thing very well.

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Throwback to Fall

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Dress + Scarf – Aritzia / Booties – Dolce Vita

Bear with me as we catch up on outfit posts, y’all! This isn’t the first time you’ve seen these booties (and they won’t be the last!) – they made appearances all throughout fall – when it wasn’t raining of course. When I picked this outfit to wear to work, it had been a new one that I hadn’t tried out before so I wasn’t sure how all the colors were going to work together, but I knew this scarf would complement the booties and the booties would make the outfit more casual because of the black dress. Can I be the poster girl for Aritzia yet? I luv you. I haven’t given this scarf too much love lately because I’m still obsessed with the one from Oak + Fort, but I think they both are very different. The Oak + Fort scarf is great for days when it’s chilly af. However, this one is still warm and cozy, but just a little bit lighter and not a pain to lug around.

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Way Back – Hardly Strictly Blue Grass

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Black dress – Aritzia / Olive jacket – Aritzia / Knee-highs – Uniqlo / Boots – Fryes / Hat – Nordstrom

This photo goes wayyyyy back all the way to fall this past October! Mandi and I had one of our usual hangouts and she had suggested that we check out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Golden Gate Park. After two years of living in this area, I’d never checked it out, but a lot of people I had known had attended it every year. In comparison to most music festivals that I’ve been to, this one was probably, by far, the most chill. There were families around, no one was trying to push to the front, everyone was just on blankets. I also didn’t feel like any sense of urgency to do anything, which is great. I wasn’t sure what to wear to a bluegrass festival so I really just threw these things altogether, but the boots were both a good and bad choice. They were great because they were able to get really dusty, but bad because these aren’t exactly the easiest boots to walk in. I know you’ve all heard the story about how I snagged this find at a HUGE discount, but even still – for how much these boots cost normally, they should at least be walkable, am I right?

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How We Style Our Statement Necklace

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Happy Saturday everyone! We’re taking a break in our backlog of outfit posts this week to bring you one that we shot earlier this week! I finally had a chance to do my first collaboration of the year. Younic had reached out to me on my Instagram and offered to send me a necklace of my choosing so that I could style it. A couple months back, we actually shot an outfit post using Sepideh’s J. Crew statement necklace that I had borrowed for the moment, but I had never had my own. Once it arrived, I started thinking about all the ways I wanted to wear it – did I want to  dress it up or down, wear it with a button up – a pullover sweater – or a t-shirt? There were a lot of possibilities, but ultimately, I wanted to dress it up in a casual way in which I could still wear the outfit to work on a day-to-day basis. Thank you so much Younic for the opportunity!

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Necklace – Younic / Top – Aritzia /Skirt – H&M / Boots – Munro – Nordstrom

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A Rare Denim Sighting

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Sweater – Aritzia / Denim – Forever21 / Black boots

I know, hard to believe right? My coworkers couldn’t even believe that I owned a pair of denim jeans until I came to work one day with these on. I’ve never really felt like I could pull them off. That seems like a weird thing to say because it’s a very universal piece of clothing. However, when I wear jeans, I feel blah. I feel like I have less energy, less spunk, and just kind of ordinary in general. Maybe even a little bit tired. Safe to say that I’m probably never going to just be a “t-shirt and jeans kind of girl.” I never really was! This look, however, was something that I felt really comfortable in. Cuffing them at the bottom and showing off the boots made this outfit feel a little less ordinary and a little bit more me.

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Larchmont

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Tank top – Topshop / Shorts – Aritzia / Purse – Vince Camuto / Birkenstocks

I have never made a smug face like that before, but it’s funny to see it brought out of me in LA. Gelesia took me over to Larchmont Village during my September visit and boy, was it a sweltering day. I know it looks like we’re keepin’ it real cool here, but that’s the face of a girl who is completely overheated. It could’ve been worst, honestly, luckily for us this tank top was pretty breezy and lightweight and these shorts were loose and airy. We survived.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Sweater Dress – Aritzia / Sunglasses – Kate Spade / Purse – Vince Camuto

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! I know that usually people have two very extreme feelings about this holiday – they either love it or they hate it or they place some kind of blame onto Hallmark. I’ve loved Valentine’s Day since I was a very small child and I’m not exactly sure why. I never received any gifts from my parents on this day like some of my classmates did, but every time we had a Valentine’s Day party in class, it was always 10x better than any other party. There was always cookie decorating, punch, and best of all – the handing out of the cards. Best friends always got the best cards, HOBviously. Choosing which set to buy at the grocery store ended up taking much longer than it needed to and moms was not happy about having to wait for me to weigh my options between Hello Kitty and Disney Princesses.

This Valentine’s Day we’re keepin’ it pretty chill. Last year, I took Vo out for the ultimate friend date and while there’s always a lot of emphasis around how you should show your loved ones how much you care about them on V-Day, I think this year, we’re going to focus on loving ourselves! Because that’s also very important too. Here’s to hoping that your Sunday is full of sweet sweet lovin’ maybe from others or just from yourself too!

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Aritzia RTW Summer 2016

I know it’s a little too early to be thinking about summer, but…we’re going to Mexico this week and it’s all we can think about! I’m excited to be packing a suitcase full of my favorite light and summery dresses, biknis, and sandals! We’re still 5 months away from “actual” summer, but this Aritiza preview gives us something to look forward to.

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Knotted

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Dress – Aritzia / Hat – Nordstrom / Black boots

This is truly one of my favorite summer looks! I remember when I was back home and in Aritzia with my mom shopping around their summer sale and spotted this dress for the first time. It’s pretty ordinary, right? I never leave that store without buying at least something and while this dress was pretty plain, I knew that I would find quite a few uses for it. It’s the perfect dress to slip on over your head when you don’t have anything else to wear, but need something to wear. It’s so effortless, cute, and airy for those really really hot summer days we get in the Bay Area. I sometimes don’t like wearing things that are shapeless on me so with this dress, I usually take one of my hair ties from my wrist and knot it at the bottom just to create enough of a cinch to fit my body a little bit better. Also, we were obsessed with this hat so no explanation necessary as to why it’s in this photo. Again.

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