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Suburbia

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Shorts and Sweater – Brandy Melville / Booties – Vince Camuto

I have this thing where I love booties, but always feel like it’s an interesting item to wear because of how weird I feel with the leg to foot ratio. It isn’t easy for us! Sometimes I wonder if it makes me look shorter or if it makes me seem too clunky. This time, we just went for it. Vince Camuto in the last year has not disappointed me with regards to shoes. I feel like these days, I’m exclusively Vince Camuto. They’re super comfy, stylish, and affordable. Here, you’re catching a glimpse of my “nude” socks from Uniqlo. I love these, but always lose them somehow in my dryer. They’re great for shoes that cut off at the ankle, booties, and my sneakers. I think they’re mostly so you can appear like you’re going sock- less, but aren’t really.

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Tan Times

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Top – Brandy Melville / Pants – Gap / Belt – Madewell / Wedges – Vince Camuto

The California sun has been good to us! This was taken last summer, but look how tan we are! It was starting to feel a lot more like this this past weekend and I think it’s just the beginning. This wall in Mountain View always makes us look good and catches the light in a really pretty way every time. It’s nice to be able to wear a tank top and jeans every once in awhile, but I wanted to take this look up a notch by wearing my favorite summer white denim. It’s not an easy wear though because wearing them means you are putting your pants at risk. For this shot below, I even brought a napkin with me so that I could sit on it and not have my bum on the actual cement. Readers, how do you style your white denim and what tricks do you have to keep them white?!

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Aritzia – Santa Clara

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Dress and Cardigan – Aritzia

Mandi gives me so much crap for this photo! It’s the classic “Katie side eye,” but honestly, inside, I’m really happy because I’m at my favorite store! Thank you so much to the ladies of Aritzia at Valley Fair who always make me feel right at home whenever I pay them a visit. They give me the best recommendations for whatever I’m looking for whether it’s a skort, a cozy cardigan, or a new dress for a wedding event. This white dress was exactly what I needed for my 3rd year work anniversary photo and the cardigan was to play around with just for fun. We already own it in black, but decided to take home the charcoal gray as well. How could we not? This is an OUTFIT here.

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Comfortably Uncomfortable

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Top – Aritzia / Denim – Urban Outfitters / Heels – Vince Camuto

How does one feel uncomfortable when just wearing a top and jeans? I can’t explain it, but it’s just how I feel! Believe me, I know that if I were to follow this rule every day while getting ready, my life would be a whole lot easier. It’s something that has never been able to sit right with us though. In this kind of outfit, I always feel like there is something missing. I’m fidgety, I squirm, and I feel like I’m wearing too few items to feel entirely comfortable. Hence, the reason for why I added the heels. I love owning masculine pieces in my closet and if you’ve ever been shopping with me, then you know I enjoy perusing a quality men’s boutique every now and then. However, this is an outfit that couldn’t just be paired with sneakers. I would’ve felt too short or too boy-ish so I popped on the heels. These are the same black heels that you see me wearing with most every day outfits, but also for when I’m dressing up too! They not only elevated me in height, but also made me feel more like myself.

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Summer Stripes

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Dress – Azalea / Rings – Various boutiques

We practically lived in this dress this past summer. There’s nothing better than having that one dress that you can throw on for just about any occasion. You might think that a dress with long sleeves for the summer here in the Bay Area would be too warm, but sometimes it gets breezy enough that you kind of want the sleeves. It’s also great because you don’t really need a sweater or cardigan to cover up either. We over wore this too much this past summer and it may have shrunk just a little bit, but we’re in the process of stretching it out again! Azalea is one of my favorite boutiques up in the city; I typically frequent the Hayes Valley location and am always finding things that I can’t go home without.

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Here’s us wearing this dress again with my mom’s old booties and in the parking lot that the city tore down to put a building in. This place was the best.

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Forward

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Top – Brandy Melville / Skort – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto

RIP to my beloved parking lot that they are now turning into yet another building in downtown Mountain View. I never saw more than a handful of cars parked here and I’m not sure why people would need to use it except for the church on Sundays, but this was such a great place for our shoots – golden hour especially! It was large so there was always a new corner for us to discover and in the evenings when the sun would go down, the light would cast a shadow on different parts of the lot. Depending on the time of day, the end result could look pretty different. Earlier in 2016, we mentioned that we were having a complete black and white phase. I love pairing these two simple colors together because it always adds up to a pretty no-fuss, effortless look. From afar, it’s basic. It’s a black sleeveless top and a white bottom, but the fact that it’s a skort adds a little more flair to it. We paired this with our favorite lace up Vince Camuto heels.

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A Little Mess of Things

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Top – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Aritzia / Shoes – Vince Camuto / Choker – Gift

I’ve had my eye on the lobby of this building for quite some time. Every time I walked by it, I wanted a chance to go in, but I was pretty scared cause there’s always someone at the front desk. On this one day, Elynn and I noticed that it was golden hour (prime time for photos) and no one was stationed at the front. Granted, it was after 5PM that day so maybe that person just went home, but that was our way in. The funny thing is, walking by it was just a “want” for me. When I got in though? It was even more glorious than I had imagined! Will you just take a look at this piece? I don’t even know what companies are in this building. Do they even know how #blessed they are to have this with them? Why isn’t everyone taking a photo of/with this? We were so slow taking photos because I just couldn’t stop gawking at it, but of course, we had to be fast just in case you know… doorman came back.

Outfit details: I really like this. We’ve got a neutral – black – neutral – black theme going on and that always goes over well. These shorts are kind of funny though because they remind me of wearing an adult diaper. No offense Aritzia. It’s the best wannabe adult diaper I’ve ever worn. Every summer, the only shorts that I ever see are these teensy tiny denim ones and this summer, I just wanted something different. These are so comfortable and chic.

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Amazing, right?

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Backside

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This SAD bear!

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Fake Outdoors

Tank top – Topshop from Nordstrom / Flannel – Urban Outfitters / Black jeggings – Uniqlo / Birkenstocks

We actually took this picture about a week and a half ago and because I was so excited about my trip to Seattle. I wanted a photo that would represent my true Northwest style as much as I could and it’s kind of nice to be wearing the flannel and Birks because I don’t feel like this is a combo I wear a lot these days. I’m not entirely happy with this photo only because it’s blurry and that to me, is a little unacceptable, but on Instagram you can’t even tell the difference! This is the most outdoors we could get, but really, we’re right next to my building and outside of a Starbucks. Caught!

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Emily Ratajkowski for Free People Intimates

You recognize her from Gone Girl. Before that, you saw her in Robin Thicke’s music video for “Blurred Lines.” Now? Emily’s all over the Free People intimates lookbook in all of the pieces we want to own. Lingerie, I’ve decided, is something people care about in their later 20’s. In college, you could care less about the things you were wearing underneath your clothes. However, in your late 20’s, you start calling your bras and panties… delicates. It just brings a whole new meaning to that word.

For more looks, click the cut below. And for tips on how to organize your delicates? Free People has got you covered there too.

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Madewell’s Fall 2015 Lookbook

Madewell releases their lookbook every year around this time – just when I’m getting excited for spring! But hey – I’m never going to turn down the viewing of a lookbook especially not from one of my favorite brands. Madewell does fall very well. The colors, the layering, the accessories. It’s probably one of the few things that even gets me excited for fall! So with that, we’re excited to share what we have to look forward to after spring and then summer of course. You know me, I like to plan ahead.

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Lilly Pulitzer for Target Lookbook

It’s very rare for me to not be excited about a designer x Target collaboration. When I was living in Seattle, I would promise time and time again that I would be making purchases from these exclusive collections, but if I had to be really honest with myself – it was just too hard to get to a Target from the city. I’m finally just a mere 10 minutes from one and I’m hoping that I can snag one of these adorable pieces for my closet. As if I haven’t done enough shopping for my birthday lately…right? To view the entire lookbook, click the source at the bottom of the post.

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Aritzia Fall 2014 Lookbook

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I was having dinner with my dad earlier this week on the outdoor patio of Cascal when I noticed two things – the winds were picking up and the outdoor overhead heaters were turned on. Surely, that’s a sign that fall is on its way and we no longer will be in the sweltering heat. As much as I love the summer, I am very excited for fall. the cozy knit oversized sweaters, dresses with tights, and of course the pumpkin spice lattes that debut this coming Monday. Aritzia is one of my favorite retailers and I constantly live in their pieces no matter what season it is. Here is just a taste of what they are offering for the fall and we can’t wait.

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Club Monaco Fall Lookbook

I want all of this for my fall wardrobe. This just got me really excited for fall though – to the point where I may have even forgotten we were still in summer. More amazingness beneath the cut!

Pieces will be in store Oct-Dec.

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American Apparel’s LookBook

Back in December, American Apparel collaborated together with Lookbook.nu to seek out the most fashionable American Apparel street stylers. A thousand entries later, the book has been released featuring 132 looks from 77 LookBook users spread across 64 pages.

To view some of the pages, click here

Otherwise you can pick up the book in stores at American Apparel or free with any purchase online.

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