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Erdem x H&M

 

When I was in college, I remember looking forward to the releases of these collections. I couldn’t wait to hear who H&M and Target would collab with next from the high fashion world and even though I had all of that excitement built up on that one release and could make a list of all of the items I wanted, I never actually followed through with the purchase. I guess that says something about me and commitment, doesn’t it? It’s been awhile since we posted about a collab like this, but I’m in the mood for it. I still like to drop into H&M from time to time and Erdem is still a collection that I continue to love with every season. I’m loving all of the winter florals on display and while I’m not attending any weddings this winter, I think this collection is the inspo you all may need.

Here are my favorite picks!

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2017 Met Gala Red Carpet

I wanted so badly to get home early Monday evening so that I could have this post ready in time for Tuesday morning as a recap, but of course, we stayed at work a little bit later that night. The good thing about writing this post now though is that I feel like I’m not under a time crunch and I can really take my time with it.

Bee Shaffer is not exactly “in” the fashion world, but her mother is Anna Wintour and every year she continues to stun. This was one of my favorite looks from the evening. Here she is wearing Alexander McQueen with her fiance Francesco Carrozzini. #powercouple

Anna Wintour in Chanel

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Merry Merry

Skirt – H&M / Cardigan – Aritzia / Belt and Scarf – borrowed

I don’t particularly love these holiday decorations in downtown Mountain View in December, but at this point, we had run out of choice locations to photograph in. I haven’t worn a circle scarf in a long time so when I dragged Sandy out to be my Instagram Husband that day and saw that she had one, I thought it would bring some extra cozy to my outfit. This Aritzia cardigan is one of my favorites and one that I can’t live without. In fact, we love it so much, we also have it in black. This skirt from H&M is on its last leg though mostly because I purchased when I was interning in finance and loved this piece as a “business casual” sort of thing. These days, (even though it still fits!) it doesn’t feel like a part of my style anymore. At least, I’m glad we could go out with this one on top.

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2017 Oscars After Parties

Elizabeth Banks in Elie Saab (this is so unbelievably stunning)

Nobody loves a red carpet more than I do. (Well maybe Ryan and Giuliana) but I don’t mess around on award show days and Sunday afternoons with the red carpet have a special reservation in my day planner. However, while everyone is anticipating THE red carpet, I’m also getting ready for my second wave – the red carpet of the after parties. This is where some of the most daring looks of the night come out. We’ve been doing this post after the award shows red carpet for years so if you’ve been with us awhile, this is nothing new to you. However, if you are new – welcome.

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Another Boba Shot

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Top – Tobi / Skirt – H&M

Is this not the most “California” shot you’ve seen in a while from our blog posts? This is a funny photo to me actually because during this week, I believe we wore 4 different black and white styled outfits. We were having a moment, clearly. I actually haven’t touched this outfit again since this photo was taken. I bought this top as part of a two piece scalloped outfit (top and skirt) for a bachelorette party and I wanted so badly to be able to have another use for it. It’s very clearly not with this skirt though. There are a lot of cute homes near my office so sometimes when we feel like taking a walk, we’ll use of them as a backdrop. I like this because it wasn’t a particularly windy day at all, but my little baby hairs get to be in the spotlight for a minute!

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All Black + Shadow Puppets

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Blouse – Madewell / Pants – H&M / Cardigan – Aritzia / Hat – Nordstrom

Remember how we said in our last post that we were getting a little experimental with our outfits back in the winter? This is definitely one of them. I considered not even sharing these horrid outfits, but then I thought you know what – we all make fashion mistakes sometimes and it’s okay. Much of my closet these days is full of blacks, whites, and neutrals and on this day I was wanting to have an all black moment. Instead, I came off looking like a child star on Star Search with this get up. Also, why am I wearing all black when it’s a perfectly sunny day? It’s all just pretty bad. These pants also look similar to the ones I wear by Uniqlo, but these are actually a very old pair from H&M that aren’t as fitted. After this wear, we decided we had to get rid of these too :( Also, can you see the shadow puppets? My friends think they are pretty funny.

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Sometimes You Just Want To Be A Girly Girl

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Chambray Shirt – Madewell / Tulle Dress – H&M / Booties – Munro @Nordstrom

The next few outfits after this one are what I call my experimental period. You’ll start to notice soon that I was really testing the waters and pushing the boundaries on some of the outfit combinations I was putting together. Not all of them always worked, but at least we now have the photographic evidence on why they didn’t and we won’t try them again :)

On this particular day, I just really wanted to incorporate this tulle into my outfit. Every day, I saw it hung up on my closet and thought well, if I’m not going to wear it, I should get rid of it. I was determined to find a place for it though so I put on the dress (which I only wore once for Halloween for a princess costume) and put my chambray shirt over it tying it in the front. This was my most girliest outfit yet. It’s not that it was a terrible ensemble – it wasn’t – but it also didn’t feel like me. Because the top half of the dress is done up with sequins, I was itchy and uncomfortable all day. The tulle is also VERY sheer, but luckily for us – we avoided what could have been a massive wardrobe malfunction. All in all… lesson learned and now that we’ve made an outfit work with the dress, I think we can safely say that it is time to retire it.

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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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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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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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How We Style Our Statement Necklace

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Happy Saturday everyone! We’re taking a break in our backlog of outfit posts this week to bring you one that we shot earlier this week! I finally had a chance to do my first collaboration of the year. Younic had reached out to me on my Instagram and offered to send me a necklace of my choosing so that I could style it. A couple months back, we actually shot an outfit post using Sepideh’s J. Crew statement necklace that I had borrowed for the moment, but I had never had my own. Once it arrived, I started thinking about all the ways I wanted to wear it – did I want to  dress it up or down, wear it with a button up – a pullover sweater – or a t-shirt? There were a lot of possibilities, but ultimately, I wanted to dress it up in a casual way in which I could still wear the outfit to work on a day-to-day basis. Thank you so much Younic for the opportunity!

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Necklace – Younic / Top – Aritzia /Skirt – H&M / Boots – Munro – Nordstrom

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2016 Oscars After Party

Brie Larson in Monse

This is my favorite because The Oscars red carpet tends to be very grand and conservative, but the after party is when things start to get a little bit sexier and you know all the stars that weren’t invited to the actual award show get to come out so that’s nice for them.

We HAD to kick this post off with Brie. Honestly, how could we not? Also, oh my goodness – is she wearing pink velvet? She not only was the best dressed of the night, but clearly the most comfortable the rest of the night. We just want to be friends with her.

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Taylor Swift Eve

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Crop top – Aritzia / Skirt – H&M / Birkenstocks

We’re so behind on our posts that this outfit dates all the way back to August! Nearly a year before Taylor Swift’s actual “1989” show in Santa Clara, my coworkers bought about 20 tickets so they could all go together. They kept asking me if I had wanted to go, but I kept turning down the opportunity because I didn’t think I was a big enough fan to be deserving enough to go. Also, I hadn’t listened to her “1989” album at all except for the songs that had been released on mainstream radio (big mistake on my part.) As we got closer and closer to the actual concert date, I started to experience FOMO. Luckily, a couple tickets opened up and I raised my hand right away! I was so excited that I decided to wear a crop top with my outfit the next day in true Taylor fashion. I hope I made her proud!

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We Love a Good Set of Stairs

Blue tank top – H&M / White skort – Aritzia / Wedges – DV by Dolce Vita

We’re starting to run out of interesting backdrops for my outfits! Leah and I actually discovered this the other day (not too far away!) and thought it worked well with the outfit scheme. We took this photo last Monday and back then I wanted to do a whole week featuring “pops of color!” but we only lasted 3 days, unfortunately. Instagramming is a hard lifestyle, apparently.

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Donut Face

Blue tank top – Aritzia / Skirt – H&M / Birkenstocks / Bracelet – Madewell

Since it was National Donut Day last Friday, I was pretty excited about incorporating props into my outfit post. The only thing is… I kind of look like that character from Pan’s Labyrinth, which wasn’t what I was originally going for. It’s still cute though, right? This is the first time that I’ve ever worn this outfit altogether and I really like the baby blue with the black and white skirt. As of late, I’ve been wearing a lot of just black and white so it’s nice to mix things up a bit. I’m also realizing through these outfit posts that I am totally utilizing my Birkenstocks (a worry that I had when I wasn’t finding that they were matching with anything) which is great because even if they don’t match with things, I realize I don’t care.

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