06 Oct 2018
Peixoto Nissi Pom Pom Dress – $102
This is an eclectic mix of items! If I’m being honest, I’ve been curating this list since August and every time I missed the time in which I could post it, I decided to just hold onto it until the next month. Since starting my new job, I indulged in my version of “self care” a little bit harder than the norm. I was convinced that fall was coming (not false) and that I needed a new sweater every week. As much as I love shopping, it isn’t sustainable to make a new purchase weekly so as of very recently I’m cutting myself off. Tommy tried to solicit me to go to Nordstrom Rack tomorrow for a big sale and I even said no to that.
Read more “The Closet: August 2018”
30 Jul 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
Read more “The Closet: July 2018”
16 Jul 2018
Treasure & Bond Print Pleated Top –
$59 – $38.90
With everything going on these days, I nearly forgot that this sale was about to happen! Thank goodness for my girlfriends and our group text to remind me of the first day for early access. I’m trying my hardest to save my money during my time off right now so it doesn’t make sense to make purchases on things that I don’t need, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has always been perfect for the staples you do need. Around this time, I usually consider the items I’m hoping to make a purchase on for fall or items that I already own that could use an upgrade. Previously, those items have been a pair of classic black heels, booties, a wallet, and a purse – all of which I have purchased during this annual sale.
Ashley and I stopped by during Early Access this past weekend and while it was thrilling to see the pieces out, there wasn’t anything that I truly needed. That doesn’t mean though that I don’t have a list of things that would be “nice-to-have” and that’s what I’m going to share with you now!
Update: Now that I’ve finished working on this post, I’m convinced I need all of these items. Send help?
Kenneth Cole Envelope Collar Wool Blend Knit Coat in Camel –
$230 – $149.90
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05 May 2018
BaubleBar Tassel Oval Hoop Earrings – $38
Is anyone sensing a theme with these pieces? I have been on a break from traveling for the last month and already we’re itching to take our next vacation. And this time, I mean a real vacation – one that includes a destination where I can be on the beach all day for all the days (okay, a week!) and can fully disconnect. That means, no blogging, no emails, nothing about work, but yes to Instagram posts and stories. We have to have some boundaries. I don’t own too many pieces like the ones below, but it’s never too late. They all seem like the breeziest comfort pieces I have ever laid my eyes on. I have nothing in the works yet for a trip planned, but am already excited to start dreaming up my ideal vacay and learning what it really means to relax.
Read more “The Closet: April 2018”
31 Mar 2018
Warby Parker Coley frames in crystal – $95
We started off this post feeling extremely minimal, but a closer look will show you that we finally recognized it was spring. Therefore, COLOR! At least just a little bit sprinkled in. Spring time is typically the period when I refresh my closets, but I’m choosing to save a bit of money this year especially after all my travels so none of these will be bought. For now, they are just a part of my dream list and maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll snag at least one of these items. The thing I actually need though is a pair of new glasses! My current Warby Parker’s have been with me since 2012 and I’m pretty positive the prescription on those no longer matches my current one. If you had to pick one item from this list, what would you purchase?
Read more “The Closet: March 2018”
29 Dec 2017
Abbie Cotton Mini Dress – $98
I got an email that said “January preview,” but in my head I saw “Spring preview.” I’ve always loved Free People – maybe even aspired to be a “Free People” type of girl, but who are we kidding – sometimes, we’re just made for Aritzia. What I love about Free People clothing though is that consistently in all of their pieces, I have never ever felt constrained. Each piece hung onto me – oversized or not – and felt like it was draped over me both delicately and beautifully. The attention to detail in the lace, the stitching, every sequin was impeccable. I may not feel like I can pull off every piece from their collection, but they are the cool pieces that I want to have in my closet for those special whimsey moments. Here is just a little sneak peak of what’s to come next month:
Traveling Lace Sweater – $128
Vegan Tie Flats – $70
Do the Twist Sandal – $90
25 Dec 2017
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
Solo Six – Jody Cardigan – Charcoal – $295
This month, we are ALL about the cozy cozy. I’ve always been the kind of girl that loved being dressed up at all times. I didn’t understand the concept of sweats or the appeal to wearing pajamas to places even on elementary spirit days. No thanks, I’ll be putting on a dress and y’all can wear your fuzzy slippers. If I got close to anything considered loungewear, it would be leggings only. For the most part, this has carried over into my adult life, but I will admit that several times a week, I come home and immediately change out of my “work” clothes and into something a little less constricting. As much as I love my structured denim, there’s something about them that feels unnatural pairing them with my wool socks underneath my softest blanket. Also now that I’m living up in San Francisco, more than ever, I’m embracing layering and learning how to get really creative with my pairings.
Weekday Drapey Knit Coat –
$127 – $88.50
Read more “The Closet: November 2017”
29 Nov 2017
Free People Cabbage Rose Velvet Jumpsuit – $98
It’s so hard to know when exactly to start writing this post to give everyone ample time to start their holiday party shopping. I’m also not the best example of this because I have purchased my dress just one week before and then also five months before the party – as in I didn’t even know the date yet, but I knew I wanted that dress! This year, for the first time ever – I have two holiday parties, but both being very different. My own company’s holiday party will actually be in January and will be somewhat non-traditional in that it’s not how most tech companies celebrate the holidays and I won’t be dressing up, but it will still be very special in its own way. The second holiday party will be with Google at the MOMA this coming Saturday! It’s the first time I’ve also gone to one this early, but I’m very excited to accompany one of my favorite couples – Mandi and Eric for what is considered more traditional – an evening of eating, drinking, museum-ing, and dancing!
It’s funny how every year I go into holiday party mode thinking that I want one kind of dress and actually end up purchasing one completely different. This year, I wanted to throw in a not so holiday party dress color – millennial pink! I know it would’ve been a challenge trying to find the perfect one (likely Topshop) but before I even got to searching, I ended up finding a long-sleeved, mock-neck, lace mini from Aritzia. Stick with what you know, right?
Well, in the brief shopping moments that I’ve had, I’ve been noticing a lot of beautiful pieces for this holiday season. I’m taking a break from work this evening to share with you some of my favorite looks!
Topshop Velvet Lace Mix Midi Dress – $90
Read more “Holiday Party Wear 2017”