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19 May 2018

The Royal Wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

For one evening, I sacrificed a full night of sleep just to view the Royal Wedding and it was incredible. When Prince William and Kate Middleton married, I didn’t feel connected enough to the two of them to want to stay awake for the wedding. I barely even caught the highlights of it back then. That just wasn’t the case with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. I’ve been a longtime fan of Meghan’s since her very first episode on Suits. She is a bi-racial woman who played a strong-willed character on a show in a field that was known to be dominated by men. She was an actress, sure, but she continued to use her presence for good through charity work and speaking out firmly with her opinions on the world. Even without Prince Harry in the picture, she would have gone on to become a role model for many young women.

My adoration for Prince Harry would have come later, but it’s true what he said in an interview after they were engaged: The two of them make a great team. This morning’s wedding was unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Is it a stretch to even say that it was the best wedding video of 2018? Probably not. For the last week, I’ve been watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle specials about their relationship, Harry’s upbringing without his mother, and even highlights on the late Princess Diana. Each time, I felt a little bit overcome with emotion (except for the Lifetime movie) and reflected that even though I never knew Princess Diana, that her sons really did grow up to be outstanding men who found the best partners in life for themselves and believe that’s likely what she would’ve thought too.

This morning, Meghan made her entrance into Windsor Castle’s St. Georges Chapel in a perfect white gown custom designed for her by British Designer Clare Waight Keller through Givenchy. It was a simple gown, but a look elevated by her five-meter long veil, hand-embroidered with silk threaded and organza flowers. Sitting beneath her veil, a beautiful tiara belonging to Queen Mary loaned to her by The Queen.

While Meghan’s first dress for the ceremony seemed quite modest to some, the second dress she changed into for the reception did not disappoint. This Bespoke Stella McCartney dress was fit for a modern princess and was everything we had ever hoped for!

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11 May 2018

Kendall Jenner x Elle

While it’s always hard for me to find time to write on Yow Yow! it is very much my mental break away from work. With the migration that happened recently, I had a chance to go back and look at some of my posts over the nine years. There’s so much content here that it blows my mind sometimes. And then I wonder how I had so much time back then while being a full time student. I love the years where I was in college and writing anything and everything without a care. After I was done with school, I wanted to be more thoughtful with my writing and even with those that I was speaking with. The interview series were my favorite.

We’re posting this Kendall Jenner editorial for Elle Magazine because I have really longed for a good editorial for quite some time. The career I have now couldn’t be farther from fashion, but that’s what still excites us today. It’s still the same thing that I loved back in 2010. To read the feature and interview, click here. For the rest of the photos, just click under the cut for more!

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07 May 2018

2018 Met Gala Red Carpet

Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn with George by her side

Before I left the office tonight, my friend and coworker, Courtney, remarked that tonight’s Met Gala was the equivalent of a Super Bowl to anyone else. She wasn’t wrong! I put in the extra hours of work this weekend so that I could free up my Monday evening to work on crafting this post. Before I came home, I also went out for a glass of wine with a friend so that I could a) appreciate every look for the piece of art that is and b) to let my true opinions for every outfit shine through! Throughout the day in all my meetings, I was closely watching the coverage seeing bits and pieces here and there, but never spoiling it all for myself until I was able to digest it when I got home. I can’t imagine a better photograph to kick start this post.

This year’s 2018 exhibition was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

Anna Wintour in custom Chanel

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05 May 2018

Up and Up

Top – Margaret O’Leary / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Purse – Forever21

As we all know, my closet for the most part is a home for neutral colors. When I received this sweater from [Margaret O’Leary] I was so excited to have what I considered a bit of a statement piece. My eyes were so glued to the beautiful blue hue and having stripes in a very non-traditional way. I was up to the challenge of trying to style this alongside the pieces I already had. The result? A little bit of retro and we kind of love it! What you can’t see in the photo is that actually closer to the hem line of the sweater there is a bright and bold red stripe. This blue was so fun though and when it came to picking bottoms, I went for my classic corduroy skirt from Brandy Melville which has a history of going with just about anything!

28 Apr 2018

Unintentionally Matching

Dress – Tobi / Denim Jacket – Gap / Birkenstocks

Why, yes, I did walk back and forth in front of this house in Potrero Hill so that I could get two very different shots. Which one do we like better? I had just gotten these two pieces – the jacket and the dress – and couldn’t wait to pair the two together. This Tobi dress is perfect for every day wear and because the print is so casual, it makes throwing a jacket over it completely effortless. The timing of us wearing this and being in front of this house was just a coincidence! Though you can’t see it, another favorite element to this dress is the lace up tie at the top, which gives it a bit of an edge. We can’t wait for the temperatures to rise again in San Francisco so that this dress can get more wear.

21 Apr 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Wearing: Self-Portrait dress, Alexander McQueen blazer, and Manolo Blahnik pumps

Where: Invictus Games Reception in London

We are less than a month away from the Royal Wedding part 2! Who’s excited for the event and does anyone have anything special planned? As much as I love my sleep, I know I’ll probably be up for it with eyes glued to my TV.

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07 Apr 2018

Reflective

Sunglasses – Quay / Turtleneck – Aritzia / Denim – Levi’s / Sneakers – Nike

I’m now a woman in my late-20’s living in San Francisco and I love to run errands on the weekend. When I was living in South Bay, my car was my best friend. I would bop around to Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Palo Alto for all the things that I needed. The only weekends when I don’t have errands are when I’m traveling. In the city, I’m using my car less and running errands by foot. My weekend uniform tends to be different from what I wear on the weekdays. For one, it’s darker. On top of that, it just is more functional. I feel like what I’m wearing allows me to be more flexible and there’s room to stretch – especially in my Nike Flyknits. I love how this outfit makes me feel stealth. These are my usual staples, but Winny was in town this weekend that we took the photo and these are her Quay sunglasses for that added pop of color!

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  • There. The weekend! Almost.
  • When your retail goals are the same as your home goals
  • hair face
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  • me in circles ⚫️
  • THE VIEW
  • Santa Clara if it were in the desert
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  • Current worry: how my sleep schedule tonight will be affected by the royal wedding

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