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24 Nov 2018

Ruby Red

Denim Jacket – Gap / Dress – Nordstrom / Booties – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

When it comes to clothes shopping, I’ve never been much of a scavenger. Thrift stores are overwhelming to me. Even discounted stores like Nordstrom Rack make me feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. My favorite place to live these days though is a very specific rack at Nordstrom – “Final Few.” Earlier this year, I found myself in a pinch looking for last minute wedding guest dresses. They are easily my favorite and least favorite pieces to shop for. It’s my favorite because I try to be intentional with the dresses that I select making sure that they are appropriate for the style of wedding, setting, and has a bit of the bride’s personality sprinkled in. They are my least favorite because you never know when you’ll wear it again. I’ll consider buying a dress for a wedding a win if I can find another use for it.

When I saw this ruby red velvet dress on the “Final Few” rack, I knew almost immediately that I would love it. However, it had a lot of details in it that made me convinced I wouldn’t. First off, it doesn’t scream “spring wedding.” The style makes it more appropriate for winter. I was afraid the silhouette of the dress would age me in the opposite direction and make me appear younger. It also wasn’t a maxi – a dress that I’d been gravitating towards for the last few weddings I attended.

Maybe wearing this dress out for a lunch was a little bit much. I like to think that the denim jacket brought it down to casual, but who knows! Another tip I like to try to re-use some of my wedding-guest dresses is layering. The fall and winter seasons are perfect for it. Throw your dress over a turtleneck or long sleeve or make everyone think your dress is a skirt with a chunky sweater on top.

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27 Oct 2018

Weekend Breeze

Top – Aritzia / Pants – Alternative Apparel / Heels – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

If I’m going to spend an entire weekend out and about, I want to be in my most comfortable outfit. When Winny comes to town, we’re having two meals for every normal person’s one meal and finding new spots to venture off to. On this particular trip, we happened to be having a bowl of udon in Japantown and then came across this structure near our parked car. Despite it being a clear day with a blue sky, it was pretty breezy! Don’t mind the hair all over my face. Also, even though I like these photos, I don’t think I made the best decision in terms of picking a flattering outfit. Since the pants are already loose in itself, it probably would have been better to choose a more structured top instead of an equally loose top that I tried to make structured with a tuck.

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.

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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07 Jan 2018

2018 Golden Globes Red Carpet

Normally, I start this post as soon as the awards show ends, but I knew that this year was going to take a little bit longer. In fact, I cleared the entire rest of my night to write this post because I wanted to take extra care of it. I also didn’t want to fuck this up. Before we get into what everyone wore, I want to say how difficult it is to write this post. Everyone. EVERYONE was extremely beautiful and elegant and this year, it wasn’t about the gowns at all because the color black symbolized something more. It was a movement of women who stood together supporting each other against sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender inequality, unequal pay for women, and so much more. Why is this list even as long as it is? It’s frustrating, isn’t it? We’re also not focusing on significant others and dates to the awards show because this year many actresses chose to bring along with them activists and strong women in this world who are leading these efforts everywhere.

This time around, we’re going to do things a little bit differently. What will stay the same – the photos and the designer. But I’m keeping my critiques to myself because I just don’t think that on a night like this and an award show as amazing as this one was this evening, that we need any more criticism towards women and how they are dressed. And maybe we’ll choose to continue to do it this way from now on.

What I’m really excited to focus on in this post is how these stylists and actresses rose up to the challenge of wearing these black gowns and making it their own. They added pops of color, accessorized, and emphasized their hair and makeup instead of letting the gowns speak entirely for them. Except in a way, they did – powerfully. It will be hard to select my favorites, which I’ll share on my Instagram Stories later on this evening.

And while this evening was moving and inspiring, it’s a reminder to me that there’s still a lot of work to do. That there are men in that audience that are not supporters and instead abusers that have not been called out yet. That while we shifted the focus on the red carpet to not ask about who they were wearing, reporters were not asking enough men about what they were going to do to support the #TimesUp movement or how they felt about it. Very few wore anything, but black on the red carpet, but is this the same “fall-in-line” culture just repeating itself again? Also, wearing a uniform black dress doesn’t solve the problem(s). In high school, these sort of things were just called spirit days. (sorry was that harsh)

There’s a lot to unpack probably in the coming months, but we don’t gotta do that tonight…

Tracee Ellis Ross in Marc Jacobs

Debra Messing wearing Christian Siriano

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28 Dec 2017

Little Jumper

Top – Forever21 / Romper – Oak + Fort / Shoes – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs

Quick! Put on display your least attractive body part. I don’t know what compelled me to throw this pose up highlighting my elbows, but that’s what we got. If I had to look back on 2017, this outfit is definitely what I would call “a risk.” As some of you may know, rompers haven’t always been a hit with me. I was very skeptical for a couple of years and especially when they were a “peak” trend, but I gave it a shot. In fact, I gave it two shots because I own a couple of them now. For some reason, I woke up this morning and though “hmm, maybe I’ll layer it over a tee.” This actually didn’t turn out that bad, but when photographed incorrectly or at the wrong angle, it can become the least flattering outfit that I own. It’s a fun outfit to run around in the city in, but maybe not the best choice for work or on a scorching hot day like this day happened to be.

23 Dec 2017

Muni Lover

Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Striped Dress – Azalea / Black Dress – Brandy Melville / Bag – Madewell

I knew that it would be somewhat of a fashion risk to layer two dresses on top of each other this day, but the good thing about a bad outfit is that it only lasts one day. The whole look was very 90’s (hence the choke-a-loke) and I actually could have pulled this off if not for one little detail. The layered black dress landed just above my knees and if it were just a little bit shorter, it would have been perfect. And okay, if the collar for the black dress would have been a smidge higher, I could’ve worked with that too.

These photos were taken in front of where all the Munis live in the Mission District and was one of my favorite spots! I often miss it and I know there’s a lot of people don’t quite understand my love for this location, but I’m completely obsessed with it. Something about all the buses, man.

03 Dec 2017

Pipe Dreams and Things

Chambray – Madewell / Dress – H&M / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Wallet – Kate Spade / Sneakers – Keds

There are so many hidden gems in the Mission including this entrance to Salumeria, one of my favorite lunch spots from my former neighborhood. I had owned this little black mid-sleeved dress from H&M since college. For some reason, it was extremely difficult for me to part ways with it. It had gotten a lot of use and because it was so simple and versatile, I thought I could keep going almost maybe giving it a second life in post-college. What I learned from wearing this dress very recently was that it was too short to be appropriate for not only work, but also every day wear. I had to let it go and so I did after this day. Since I was taking a risk with the dress, I thought about trying out another risk with this bandana as a choker. We’re probably not pulling it off, but that’s okay!

15 Oct 2017

Not Over the Crop Top

Top + Bralette – Aritzia / Denim – Levi’s / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Heels – Vince Camuto

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I love this outfit for a casual weekend. I wore this to brunch at Plow with my friend Leslie earlier this spring and really didn’t need the cover-up I’m holding. I’m still getting used to San Francisco weather so I always bring something for my shoulders just in case, but then never end up using it. These jeans have become my absolute favorite. They were an inexpensive purchase, but in addition to that are high-waisted, fitted, and in a wash that goes with just about anything. I decided to test the waters by wearing a cropped Aritzia striped top that is great for just throwing on with anything for a casual day look. I was a little bit nervous about the undergarment situation though. Typically, I hate any undergarments showing at all, but this Aritzia one actually worked well! It almost looked like it was its own under-tank. To spice things up, I used a piece of suede to tie around my neck as a choker, my Marc Jacobs’ sunglasses and tan Vince Camuto wedges to brighten things up!

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