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.
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.
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:
Looks to be a complaint from a customer – and here’s the company’s response to it that they posted along with this photo:
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,
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.
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.
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?!
Dress – Topshop / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Sneakers – Keds
I remember seeing Julie Sariñana of Sincerely Jules wearing an outfit similar to this one once so I thought that I could recreate another version of it with my own wardrobe. It’s okay, but it’s not quite 100%. That may be one reason why we haven’t worn a second time yet! I love this Topshop dress on its own, but it always felt like it was begging for a little something extra. I also like wearing it with the white Keds because it downplays it a little bit more to make it seem more casual. Also – the lighting makes my hair orange. This was an accident.
Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Cardigan – Oak + Fort
… 5 months ago! You know how sometimes you have your outfits that are your favorites and you just can’t go a week without wearing it? That was this one. So this is a great look for spring and maybe for fall, but I haven’t worn this ensemble all summer for pretty obvious reasons – that sweater gets me H O T! So do those boots so we’re going to reserve this for mid-to-late September. As most of you know, every year celebrating my birthday is kind of our thing and it’s totally when I’m at my happiest! (for the most part at least – I can remember one sad birthday to date) These photos that Sandy took of me this day are pretty joyous though. :)
Warby Parker just opened up their 2nd location in Seattle and they are celebrating all day today! I wish I were home for it because from what I’ve seen of the photos already, the shop looks amazing. Nestled in the beautiful University Village Shopping Center, Warby Parker’s shop is also housing a stunning mural by Geoff McFetridge. Pictured below is just 1 of 2 murals that are done. I’ve always loved Warby Parker shops and how each store location is different and embodies its own personality and style. This team is kind of amazing.
And today’s event details!
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.
When I was living in Seattle, I always felt that boutiques were few and far between. They were challenging to get to and my favorite ones were all spread out in different neighborhoods which didn’t make things very convenient. In San Francisco though, I can pick and choose any neighborhood I want to go to and be satisfied with the selection of boutiques that are around me instead of feeling like I need to hop from one neighborhood to another. One of my favorite areas happens to be Hayes Valley. There are quite a few here that are near and dear to my heart including Azalea and Oak + Fort, but today we’re showing some love to Seldom Seen! I think I first learned about Seldom Seen about 6 months ago through another Bay Area blog and made a point to visit the boutique the next time I was shopping in Hayes. SS is co-founded by Natasha Wong and is a relatively young boutique featuring both men and women’s fashion.
Here are some photos from my first visit, but I’ve actually been in twice now and had the opportunity to meet Natasha who is just the sweetest! It’s hard not to fall in love with the pieces when you visit or just the store in general. You can also visit their online shop here.
Located on 522 Octavia Street
Woof – sorry for the non-HQ photo! I actually thought we had posted this about 6 months ago, but came to find out that we never did. I adore Eva Chen and following her on Instagram. She’s basically coined the “Eva Chen Pose” as her own and I love being able to see weekly what shoes she is wearing and what piece of fruit and handbag she’ll pair it with. We did our own awhile back – turns out it’s harder than it looks!
If we’re going to be honest about the staging here, I didn’t take this myself – Elynn did from right beside me :)
Dress – Aritzia / Shoes – Nike
We rarely ever do outfit posts with other people in them, but on this particular day, I happened to notice that Wenwen and I were both wearing Nike branded items so I asked her to join me for a photo. She’s just the ultimate QT. I also think that after this post, Kevin really hammered it into me that I needed to go out and buy a pair of socks to wear with my Nikes that wouldn’t show as badly as these ones. I think that these are the LOOK, but apparently I’m wrong and uncool.