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08 Aug 2018

Back to School Looks

Denim Jacket – Gap / Dress – Azalea / Backpack – Everlane / Shoes – Mom’s / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Growing up, I looked forward to a new wardrobe each school year. My mom and I had a set up where she would give me a budget and the intent was for me to use that only for clothes. It taught me how to spend my money wisely and determine which pieces were crucial to spend on. Did I need five skirts or did I really need two sweaters and a pair of jeans? It also showed me that I could buy more affordable staple pieces through fast fashion retailers and splurge on just one thing that mattered to me if I wanted at the end.

After graduating college, I never intended to go back to school. It’s coincidental now though that me going back to work actually falls right around students returning to campus. I’m grateful that this lesson of school clothes shopping has taught me a better value in wearing clothes for longer than just a year so that I don’t have to do this as an adult. For this shoot, I borrowed my friend Courtney’s Everlane backpack because I thought it worked nicely with my outfit. Even as adults going to work, you still need something to carry all of your belongings. I’ve enjoyed chatting with some of my friends to see what they use for their everyday wear.

For myself personally, I’ve always ended up using my travel bags as a work bag. Initially, I would use them for weekend trips or as my personal item on flights, but now they serve more than one purpose. These days, it’s even tripling up as my bag to store my workout clothes for CorePower. This look reminds me a little bit of my youth and it’s not just because of the mid-calf socks that I’m wearing. I haven’t used a backpack since high school so shooting this 10 years later takes me back.

08 Aug 2018

Snaps for a Snapshot

Who: Constance Wu

Wearing: Ralph & Russo

Where: Crazy Rich Asians Los Angeles premiere

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It’s almost here! Who’s excited to see this film?! We’re going the night it opens and I’m very ready to laugh and cry.

01 Aug 2018

Anna Wintour to Stay at Vogue ‘Indefinitely’

Looks like we can finally put to bed the rumors of Anna Wintour leaving ‘Vogue!’ That’s great for us because honestly, did anyone actually want her to leave? As these rumors have been popping up, I imagine that exact same scene that occurred in “The Devil Wears Prada” where Meryl Streep tells Anne about all the people that would leave with her if she were “out at Runway.” Many thought that this upcoming September issue would be Anna’s last, but the rumors have officially been squashed as of this week.

CEO Bob Sauerberg took to the Conde Nast Twitter account yesterday to clear the air:

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31 Jul 2018

Lauryn Hill x Woolrich

It feels like we’ve been hearing a lot about Lauryn Hill in the press lately and that’s because she’s about to embark on her first world tour in quite some time. It’s the 20th anniversary of her iconic album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” On top of that, she’s decided to join Woolrich for their latest fashion campaign. It’s her first fashion campaign ever and even more special because she’s lending her voice to it.

In the campaign, Lauryn is singing one of my favorite songs, “Ex-Factor,” but it’s the first time I’ve ever heard it sung like this. Accompanying the campaign is also her words on what “American Soul” means to her. Lastly, if the backdrop for this video looks familiar, it’s because it takes place in Washington Heights. This is the same location where “Doo Wop – (That Thing)”  was originally shot.

We’re loving every bit of Lauryn’s comeback!

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30 Jul 2018

Just Enough Sheer

Turtleneck – Aritzia / Denim – Gap 

The year 2018 is my color block moment! Does it count if it’s only monochrome colors though? My everyday uniform used to always consist of a dress and a longer cardigan. These days, I’m embracing pants more than I ever have before and loving this everyday sheer turtleneck from Artizia. I’d like to own one of these in every color possible.

Where my office was located was in the heart of SOMA and surrounded by some of the coolest buildings and brick. I’m going to miss these spots so much when I move into my new office, but here’s hoping that we get just as good of shots there too.

30 Jul 2018

The Closet: July 2018

Lara Swimsuit Pale Blue – $165.94

I am headed out for my getaway later on this week so it’s no surprise that we’ve got vacation items on the brain! It’s been feeling quite chilly in the Bay so a trip to warmer temperatures is everything we need. For the first time in years, I’ve acquired three new swimsuits in one year and I do’t even want to quit! How delicious are some of these ones that I’m sharing with you below? And of course, for warmer evenings, there’s nothing more that you could want than easier slip dresses to toss on over your head. Raise your hand if you could live in summer mode forever. That’s us!

Zuma Bikini Top – $110 // Zuma Bikini Bottom – $96

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30 Jul 2018

Blog Roundup

  • Seattle’s Pike Place Fish Market Sold to Fish-Throwing Employees [The Seattle Times]
  • The world’s most Instagrammable sneakers [forward2me]
  • The horror film, The Purge, is being turned into a television series for USA Network and it looks just as terrifying as the films.
  • Mara Wilson’s thoughts on how Allison Mack got roped into NXIVM [Elle]
  • An interview with Stripe’s CEO, Patrick Collison on culture and growing startups [High Growth Handbook – Elad Gil]
  • How an ex-cop rigged McDonald’s Monopoly game and stole millions [The Daily Beast]
  • The bowling mechanic keeping America’s favorite pastime alive
  • The legacy of Benihana [The Ringer]
  • Being 30 in Seattle: It’s a lot harder today than it was for your parents [The Seattle Times]

  • How Marie Kondo Created a Decluttering Empire [The Every Girl]
  • He Kissed Me…and then Unmatched Me [The Every Girl] – just a funny take on online dating in 2018

  • Giant NASA Space Blanket Will Cover This Year’s Burning Man [Hypebeast]
  • The 18 Best New Restaurants in America [Eater]
  • Lyft Announces New Subscription Plan [Refinery29]
26 Jul 2018

Black and Blue Block

Turtleneck – Aritzia / Skirt- Brandy Melville

When I first moved to California, I quickly became a fan of Brandy Melville. Everything all in one size and reasonably priced? Take my wallet. It made shopping for anything oversized and petite-sized all in one less of a hassle. Don’t worry though – I’ve heard complaints on both sides and understand the criticism that they have received as well.

I’m not shopping at Brandy as frequently as I used to, but every now and then I’ll pop in and find that one piece that was made to come home with me. On that one particular occasion, it was this skirt. It is a little bit high-waisted, fitted, and reminds me of the 90’s. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how well it would pair with other items in my closet, but I love it with my Aritzia turtleneck which ends up being a little roomier.

I don’t have a great up close shot of the skirt, but it’s a lighter blue and striped.

25 Jul 2018

Anna Campbell’s “Wanderlust” Collection

After months of not being able to get to my favorite wedding blogs, it felt so good to catch up this week. I can’t wait to show you the wedding videos I’ve got in the queue coming up. One of the posts that I stumbled upon didn’t have a wedding video tied to it, but did it end up being Anna Campbell’s latest “Wanderlust” Collection. I found myself scrolling through the post and having so many favorites that I had to share them here with you.

Anna is known for her beautifully embellished gowns and while I have never seen myself loving a gown that resembled this style, I’m quickly discovering how much it is growing on me!

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  • The cheeky decor at the Park
  • golden glow ✨
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  • Magic out there
  • If I could go back and do another part of the trip again. THIS.
  • This one time I spent two weekends at Jackson Square
  • Dare you to find me an outdoor courtyard I wouldn’t like
  • Today my shoulders started peeling. While I was wearing a sleeveless blouse 😭 this vacation really IS over!
  • A week ago, we were HERE! Currently enjoying my last few moments of funemployment before heading into my first day back at work tomorrow. It feels exactly like going back to school ✏️📓

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