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23 Mar 2018

Under Construction

Top – Madewell / Pants – Aritzia / Heels – Vince Camuto

Every blogger strives to find that perfect backdrop for their photos and it’s true, I like to do the same sometimes. Other times though, I would prefer to just capture outfits in the natural setting that I’m in. Near my old office, there was a lot of construction being done. It was in the quieter part of the Mission and sometimes it was a little bit rough. There were a few gems sprinkled in the mix though. It wasn’t always the prettiest of backdrops, but we worked with what we had and I loved it! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that I love the location below where all of the MUNI buses live. It was forbidden to get further into the lot because there was always an attendant there and watching me, but I pushed the boundaries each time.

03 Mar 2018

Our Old Neighborhood

Tee – Aritzia / Denim – Levi’s / Shoes – Vince Camuto

There was never a shortage of backdrops in my old neighborhood. Moving day was approaching so I knew I had to get in every last drop. On this evening one day after work, we actually shot in five different areas (4 only included in this post.) The Mission neighborhood tends to be one of the warmest ones in the city so after work, I’m always ready to leave my jackets behind. I’m wearing a plain white Aritzia tee with a completely open back. It’s a little bit too racy for work so I had a cardigan over it the entire day until we shot. This outfit should be my daily uniform because it’s functional and just the right amount of comfort for anything I’d ever need to do.

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06 Jan 2018


Tee – Everlane / Skort – Aritzia

Never have I ever…had a look like this. I typically don’t take OOTD photos without smiling mostly because I don’t feel like I can pull it off or that people won’t take me seriously. This is one of the first that has really stuck with me though. When I first bought this Everlane tee, I was wearing it once a week with many different outfits. This was my favorite. As much as I love just wearing only black and white, it’s nice to have a pop of color every once in awhile. 2017 was the year that I finally discovered and purchased Everlane pieces. Like many in San Francisco, I’m obsessed with the brand. I think they do such a good job with their communications and messaging, but they aim to present high quality and affordable basics to the masses. Since this top purchase, I added two more pieces that I can interchange within my wardrobe on a weekly basis and have no problem with. They’ve really converted me into a believer this year.

26 Dec 2017

Favorites of 2017

For once, I’m feeling very on top of my end-of-the-year round up posts. Normally, you would see some of these after the new year, but I guess you can thank the Seattle snow for keeping us indoors these last few days and unlimited downtime. Of course, I’m not mad at it because during the rest of the year, we never get this time to sit down and just write.

Favorite Style Icon: Margot Robbie

Is anyone as excited as I am to see I, Tonya?! I still remember watching the teaser trailer like it was yesterday and while I don’t see movies in theaters often, I’m willing to break my rule for this one. Margot Robbie has been on my list of style icons to watch for some time, but it was this year that I started to notice that outfit after outfit, she was consistently nailing it. Whether it’s getting glammed up for the red carpet or dressing down, Margot’s accessories and beauty look are always a perfect match. With the upcoming award season, we can’t wait to see what she does next.

Runner Up: Gal Gadot

Favorite Getaway: Pescadero / Half Moon Bay

It may have only been a day trip for me, but it was definitely one of my most unforgettable memories from the year. After leaving my job and not having too much time in between to start my new one, it didn’t make sense to come back home or plan an extravagant getaway. The good thing about California though is that there are no shortage of destinations to venture out to even in one day. I picked what I thought to be very quaint and cute, but maybe not a huge tourist attraction, found a friend that was in the same boat as I was and we took off! It was a random weekday and so quiet out on the road, but exactly what we needed. It was so fun to just go to the beach and explore this land that no one was at. It was the most calm and serene that I had felt in the last few months and I knew after that day that we had made a good decision about the trip.

Runner Up: Disneyland

Favorite artist of the year: SZA

Wow, was this a tough decision to make. If I could have had two tied for first place, it would have been SZA and Khalid! But I had to make a choice and the reason why I picked SZA was because I felt her music was so much more relatable to what I was going through this year. 2017 was entirely a year for me and focused on me and listening to her in a weird way made me feel like I could do anything. I owned my mistakes, my flaws, made decisions on a whim, drove away from my comfort zone and never looked back. She’s amazing.

Runner Up: Khalid

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Siesta Key

You know a show is special when you and your coworker make a whole Instagram Live dedicated to it. Siesta Key was the standout reality series of the year for me. The commercials and trailers penned it as your next generation Laguna Beach, but it is so much more than that. I could talk about this show for hours, but instead of doing that I will just say that the show returns to MTV on January 15th so you should use your time now to get caught up on season 1.

Runner Up: Riverdale

Favorite item purchased this year:

If I could have a wardrobe that only came from Aritzia, I would never be unhappy. I wasn’t expecting to find this dress when I stepped into the store that day. In fact, I was on the hunt for a Teddy Jacket over at Uniqlo and when I didn’t find it, I stopped into Aritzia for lightening round shopping fest. This dress was one of the first pieces that caught my eye and right away I knew I had to try it on. I didn’t even have an event to wear it to if I had bought it (luckily that came later!) but I knew I had to have it. It fit me in all of the right places and was so elegant and beautiful. The great thing about a classic LBD is that there is always going to be an occasion to wear it to. I look forward to keeping this in my closet forever ever.

Runner Up: Gap Denim Jacket

Favorite albums (in no particular order):

  1. Kehlani – SweetSexySavage
  2. Khalid – American Teen
  3. Dua Lipa – Self Titled
  4. SZA – Ctrl
  5. Calvin Harris – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
  6. Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me
  7. ODESZA – A Moment Apart
  8. Kelela – Take Me Apart
  9. Shawn Mendes – Illuminate
  10. H.E.R. – Self Titled

Favorite Online Past Time: Twitter

When I hate you, but I actually love you. I hate that it was the political turmoil that brought me even closer to Twitter in the last year, but it’s completely true. It’s a large source for my news, but it’s also one of the platforms that can make me laugh consistently. Who knew 180 characters could do that for you… or … however, many characters they allow now? I wish I could say that I was refined and listened to podcasts on my commute, but no, I’m the girl in the backseat of my Uber and Lyft furiously scrolling through my feed to see how much I can get through before I’m dropped off at my local Starbucks.

Runner Up: HQ, Instagram, what else?

26 Dec 2017

Our Favorite Looks of 2017

Duster – Azalea / Tee – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew

Sure, these are my 12 favorites look of the year, but they also overlap with 12 of my favorite backdrops from the year! If you’re someone who documents your OOTD’s, then you know that these two things kind of go hand in hand. This year, I experienced a major shift in my outfits and that is mostly due to a location change. Living in South Bay was a dream, but it meant that I was living in this sort of alternate reality where it was summertime every single day. The last four years of that are something that I would never give back, but now that I’m living in San Francisco, I’m glad that I get to dress for true weather. It reminds me of my days in Seattle.

In 2017, I embraced a very casual look and I pushed the boundaries of day to night wear. I showed love to some of my favorite accessories (bandana, baseball cap, choker) and revived some old favorites (Keds!) We didn’t find ourselves immersed in any crazy trends… but I did find some pieces worn by other people on Instagram that I went out and bought myself! It’s not really the same thing, you guys. It’s almost… worse.

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25 Dec 2017

What To Wear: New Year’s Eve 2018

Talulah Slip Mini Dress$125 – 62.50

Every year, New Year’s Eve is the holiday that I look forward to the least! Except… for this year because I’m ditching the Seattle cold and bar scene for a relaxing New Year’s vacay poolside in Palm Springs. This is the first time that I’m ever traveling for this holiday, but very much looking forward to it. If there was any downside at all, it was figuring out how to pack from San Francisco for two very extreme climates. Happy to share the news that we survived that ordeal.

New Year’s Eve can be a hit or miss. Since everything is planned so last minute, you have a 50% chance of having your plans fall completely flat or having them be completely fun and spontaneous. Those are the stories that I love hearing about! Here is to a surprising midnight event for y’all, a fantastic outfit to kick things off in, and a very happy new year. Here are some of my very favorite last minute picks!

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02 Dec 2017

Glow Glow

Dress – Aritzia

The best part about living south of San Francisco (1 hour to be exact) is this carefree ability to throw on one item of clothing and walk out the door. You don’t need a purse if you can carry your wallet. In the summertime, don’t even think about inconveniencing yourself by holding onto a light sweater or jacket. I still remember this Sunday evening like it was yesterday. Elynn, Michael and I were trying out the new Korean BBQ restaurant in Cupertino, but without the whole BBQ part of it. The food was just okay. The natural light outside though? Perfection. I know you all might be thinking that this is a different kind of photo for me. I realize it too. Enough of my own friends saw it on Instagram and said the same thing. This actually reminds me of this one time where a close friend of mine told me that she preferred photos of mine in which I smiled. Those were the ones that she “liked” or rather gave the “hearts” too. I like smiling too! But sometimes a smile just won’t do. It’s not appropriate for the backdrop or my surroundings and that’s why we get photos like these. I hope someday I’ll have a photo in the future that has lights and shadows as good as this one right here.

26 Nov 2017

My Favorite Mission Backdrops


Turtleneck + Skort – Aritzia / Sneakers – Nike

It has been almost a full month since we moved offices and as glad as I am that we are in a new spot, I still often times find myself missing some of my favorite backdrops in the Mission. On this particular day, I happened to be wearing one of my classic outfits including my favorite pieces and I must have had some free time this day because we hit up three different spots nearby – all places I’ve photographed at a handful of times. This pink wall (above) is so understated. There should be more people in front of this thing because it’s so good especially during golden hour. It’s not as pink as the wall in LA, but it’s good enough for San Francisco.

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