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2016 Met Gala Red Carpet

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

This is always one of our favorite events of the year and all today, I wanted to just continue refreshing Fashionista so that I could see the live coverage of all of the outfits. Instead, we worked. And every 45 minutes, we ended up refreshing, but then the days get ahead of us so now we’re playing catch up now. Here’s what we did see – we didn’t like Taylor’s outfit. Not one bit. We hated Selena’s boots. We weren’t surprised by Nicki Minaj and we loved Chloe Moretz and Bee Shaffer, but what else is new?! Now, let’s get to the coverage – it’s pretty much the post we’ve been waiting for all year long. This year’s theme was Manus x Machina. This also kind of hits home for us because well… you know, tech!

Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton

Someone’s trying a little too hard, right?

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Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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I’m not going to lie to you. It’s going to be a heavy week for weddings on Yow Yow! and we’re not embarrassed by it one bit. This past week was Bridal Fashion Week and we’re just now finally getting a chance to catch up on our favorite gowns! Here are my favorite picks along with their respective designers. Some day one of these will be ours someday… so we can dream! Also just to be clear, some of these aren’t gowns that I would actually want for myself, but that I just admire and think are beautiful. Just appreciate the intricacies!

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Fall Glow

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Top + Sweater – Brandy Melville / Pants – Uniqlo 

Okay, okay – we know we’re actually two seasons behind on outfits, but we have OCD and we can’t just skip all the way head to present time! I had Sandy take a gazillion photos of me that day because my eyes had been hurting and I tried to do the photo with my glasses on. However, my Warby Parker’s had caused kind of a weird shadow, they didn’t seem like the right fit, and I just felt all sorts of discomfort, which really came out in the photos. In the end, we had to just remove them and I had to be blind for a bit while we got the shot.

I want to take a second though to address something kind of important and especially because we’re close to our 1 year of taking Instagram photos where I’ve been trying a little bit more. A friend of mine recently had a very important photo shoot and expressed to me that they were feeling a little bit nervous about the experience. I expressed to her that that feeling was pretty normal and that I get that way often too. This struck her as surprising though – next she called me “photogenic” and I actually would NEVER use that word to describe myself. In the past year, I’ve totally changed the way I’ve taken Instagram photos because I have wanted to curate a feed that I wanted to look at and that would be pleasing to people visiting my page, but I’ll admit I hide my feelings behind these photos sometimes. No one visiting my feed or seeing my photo has to know that I’m having a bad day. In fact, my feed looks like I have great days, but… don’t let that fool you cause we’re all human, alright? Also another thing you don’t see is that I have multiple outtakes of photos in the same outfit. All of my coworkers or friends that take my photos with me know that I always blink, am talking mid-photo, moving around making things blurry, or randomly having my mouth open. It’s a disaster and we’re not perfect by any means so yeah, I definitely have those days where I hate the way that I look, but we suck it up anyways. There’s a couple photos of those coming up where I’m not feeling very confident and I’ll be sure to point it out when we get there! You can probably tell the difference!

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Outfit Throwback

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Cardigan – Oak + Fort / Sneakers – Converse

I went through a phase in high school / college where I was building up a pretty serious collection of cardigans. My everyday uniform really just consisted of a dress, a cardigan, and my favorite pair of Keds. It was simple, but it was all that I really needed. This photo is kind of funny to me because 25-year old me in this picture looks like I’m back in high school again and we don’t entirely hate it. It’s nice to see when some things don’t change.

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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Kendall Jenner

Wearing: Balmain

Where: 2016 MTV Movie Awards

There hasn’t been that much coverage on the 2016 MTV Movie Awards yet and the weird thing is that a lot of celebrities are ending up in photos that are from backstage or the after party as many opted out of the red carpet. Embarrassed much?

We love this look from Kendall though because of the high-low dress (a trend we’re loving this season!) and these incredible lace ups. Peep her Instagram account to see the work that went into getting her in these.

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When We Try to be Professional

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Top – Brandy Melville / Skirt – H&M / Booties – Munro – Nordstrom

I work at a start-up so fancy business professional attire isn’t required for me, however, that doesn’t mean that I can just slum it. I can’t even bring myself to wear a t-shirt and jeans most days – y’all know that’s just not me anyways. I also work with a lot of external people in my company as well so I try to maintain appearances. On this particular day, I felt like dressing up a little bit more. This is probably an outfit that I would have worn when working in finance and while I’ve gotten rid of most of those pieces, there are still a few that I have kept behind (just in case!) You never know when you’ll need them. This is one of my favorite outfits to wear to work because it’s length-appropriate, professional, and still makes me feel comfortable throughout a work day.

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The Teenage Godfather of Sneakers

Short and sweet – I really wanted to see more from this video because I found it to be so amusing that this 16-year old kid is known as the Sneaker Don. Seriously, what were you doing when you were 16? Just hanging out in the local Safeway parking lot probably. I own a few pairs of sneakers – a love that was probably passed down to me by Kevin, but I could never imagine myself owning THIS many pairs. At 16, he’s selling to DJ Khaled and Chris Brown with plans to open a physical store – the first one being in Miami. Kid is really going places.

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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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Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Allison Williams and Diane von Furstenberg

Wearing: Diane von Furstenberg

Where: 7th Annual DVF Awards

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The Coziest

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Dress  and Scarf – Oak + Fort 

A couple of years ago, I discovered a Canadian boutique through Instagram called Oak + Fort. On a day trip up to Vancouver with my family, I made sure that we didn’t leave without me stopping in – even on the rainiest day that I’ve seen in a long time. I walked away with two pieces back then – I mean I traveled all that way! When I learned this fall that they were opening up a San Francisco location in Hayes Valley, I was ecstatic. What I love about the brand is that everything is pretty minimalistic – if you’re not big into color and like to stick to the basic monochrome shades of white, black, tan, neutral, this is your store. Everything also tends to be on the roomier/baggier side as well so for petite girls like me, shopping there can be a little bit challenging. I remember bringing Jen with me and she had a ton of luck with everything while I struggled to feel like I was pulling these pieces off. Every thing I tried on looked like it was wearing me. Luckily for me though, this dress was the perfect balance of bagginess, but also fit for my frame. The two slits on either side give me a little bit more dimension and makes it a little less conservative. I also fell in love with this scarf when I saw a post of it on the brand’s Instagram. This thing is HUGE. I never thought I could wear anything like this, but it’s perfection. It’s exactly what you need for the coldest of winter days and also doubles as the perfectly sized personal blanket when I’m in a friend’s cold apartment or when I just happen to be extra chilly. It’s the one piece that gets the most compliments when I’m out also so that has to mean something, right? If I haven’t sold you enough on why this brand is so great, their pieces also happen to be very affordable. I think we can all appreciate not breaking our wallets.

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Gigi and Zayn’s Vogue Spread

I have to admit that for a long time, I thought this relationship was a total publicity stunt, but there’s no denying how cute Gigi and Zayn actually are in their new spread for Vogue. The whole internet is saying it. They are absolutely #relationshipgoals. And this spread is too much for us to handle.

To view the rest of the spread, click here to visit Vogue!

 

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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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Nike SB Dunk High – “Chicken and Waffles”

This was the first thing I woke up to this morning and this is genius. I’m loving the waffle looking texture and the hue of the shoe itself. The advertisement is also pretty cheeky as well. This makes me miss home a little bit because one of my favorite spots in Seattle – Skillet Diner serves up a mean chicken and waffles. I sometimes remember just going to that place to get a different meal and then asking for one piece of chicken to go afterwards. I hope someone I know buys these kicks.

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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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