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Pumpkin Spice is Coming

Y’all, I don’t know if you know this – but I drink Starbucks pretty much every day. I’ve been very fortunate that all of my offices have always been within a block and that I am quickly able to develop new friendships with my favorite baristas. For the last five months, I’ve been on a repetition of Toffee Nut Lattes, but all of that will soon change! Pumpkin Spice is coming and this year Starbucks is announcing a new change to the PSL. Instead of just purchasing in stores, you can now find it at your nearby grocery store (out later this month!)

According to the release, the beverage consists of “high-quality arabica coffee with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices, and creamy milk.”

The drink will be iced, and comes in a 14-fluid-ounce bottle for $2.79.

Additionally, Starbucks is releasing Pumpkin Spice Flavored Ground Coffee, so you can brew your own at home. The light roast coffee features notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Starbucks suggests adding a splash of cream and sugar in order to get a similar taste of the PSL. An 11-ounce bag will run you $9.99.

Personally, I prefer my Pumpkin Spice Latte to be hot so this doesn’t actually apply to be, but it’s funny to see how this cult favorite is expanding! The article says the drink is slated to return mid-September, but I’ve pretty much been asking my baristas every day for the last week if it’s arrived… and I know at some point they’ll probably let me have it a little earlier.

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Limited Too’s Pop Up

Limited Too will always hold for a very special place in my heart. It was the first retailer that I truly felt that I could identify with as a young girl growing up in the 90’s and discovering my own style. It meant so much to me that it was the first employer I ever had when I was just 16 years old and could finally start working. I lasted a whole three months before I decided to throw in the towel and jump ship to another retailer literally across from the store. Even though I wasn’t there anymore, I wanted Limited Too to continue on being the place that it was for young girls. Not too long afterwards, the store went through a name change to “Justice” and then ultimately was bought by Bluestar Alliance in 2015. It seemed like their footprint was disappearing from malls almost everywhere.

Now, word has dropped this week that Limited Too is staging a comeback and I couldn’t be more onboard. Any by onboard, I mean supporting from afar because I can no longer fit into their clothes. Centered around back-to-school shoppers, Bluestar has announced that Limited Too is coming back for a limited time only mobile pop-up! The pop-up will tour around New York City starting August 6th until August 10th.

The Limited Too back-to-school pop-up will start on 3rd Avenue, between 59th and 60th Streets (on August 6), and then will be stationed in Herald Square (on August 7 and 8), moving to Union Square (August 9) and finally ending the tour with a stop near Flatiron (August 10).

I cannot wait to see what their new merchandise will look like! The styles in which I wore as a kid and even the ones that I sold when I worked there will have vastly changed from what kids might be looking for now, but you can definitely assume that the glitter will be everywhere and that graphic tees and slogans are still a hot item.

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Free MAC Lipstick This Weekend

We love free things, but not just anything free – only things that we absolutely love! With National Lipstick Day coming up this weekend, MAC is handing out FREE lipsticks to customers at their store on Saturday. The handouts begin as soon as they open and will last until they run out so you may want to head their early in case there’s a line. I’m never going to turn down MAC lipstick so you know I’ll be there and adding this as the first part of my errands for the weekend.

Enjoy!

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Fast Food Merch

Is it just me or is there something happening right now? Uber announced earlier this week that they were collaborating with McDonalds and that when you ordered them through UberEats, you’d also be getting some McDonalds merch – one of which includes a burger printed onesie. This is cool and all, but KFC is sort of doing a similar thing, and while I would never ever wear something like this, I’m actually more partial to the KFC merch than the McDonalds. Just look at this.

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Color Factory in SF

photo cred | Curbed

One of the things that I’m looking forward to most about living in San Francisco is the opportunity to hit up all the events I’ve always wanted to go to! Living in South Bay, it was sometimes an inconvenience to drive up here on the weekends or stay late after work for an event, but now that won’t be an issue.

Since LA debuted their Museum of Ice Cream, I was extremely jealous that we didn’t have something like that here. Starting in August though, San Francisco will be in for a treat with the opening of “Color Factory!” Organized by the team behind Oh Happy Day and in collaboration with┬áJacob Dahlgren, Tom Stayte, Geronimo Balloons, Tosha Stimage, Andrew Neyer & Andy J. Miller, Jessica Hische, Carissa Potter, Randi Brookman Harris, and Stanton Jones, Color Factory will be an exhibition celebrating color and material featuring 15 pieces of work by the listed artists!

I don’t want to spill too much of what you can expect, but here’s a little teaser: a giant yellow ball pit, filled with 207,000 balls, a seven-foot lazy susan, serving technicolor treats from Chantal Guillon, Craftsman and Wolves, and Doughbies, a confetti room where visitors can experience the inside of a rainbow snow globe, and an all-yellow gift shop, with soft serve from Garden Creamery on tap, in a variety of yellow flavors. An entire exhibit with fun, color, amazing backdrops for your Insta, AND food?! What more could a girl ask for?

The Color Factory opens August 1st and you can begin buying your tickets here. I’m told they’re already starting to sell out so get yours soon for $32 a pop! I’m headed there opening night so standby for my own review of the exhibit and check out my Instagram August 1st for my immediate highlights on Instagram Stories.

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Everlane To Open Brick-and-Mortar Flagship

I recently discovered about a month ago the Everlane pop-up shop just a few blocks from my work. It was the best thing to ever happen to my life and the worst thing that will ever happen to my wallet. I’m not unfamiliar with the brand. I actually went to one of their events a couple of years ago when they let people come into their space and mingle with other locals while sort of trying to shop. The event was, as you expect, a room full of people dressed to the nines. I was convinced that everyone there was probably the most fashionable people in the city minus me. Since that event, I would check Everlane’s website every now and then, but didn’t feel brave enough to take the plunge. That was…until I discovered their pop up so close to me! My first purchase? The Cotton Long Sleeve Crew in Rhubarb and just for $25!

So with a couple of pop ups under their belt, the brand is now ready to take on a brick-and-mortar flagship. All week, they’ve been prepping their customers for the news and looking to hire! The new store will be located at 461 Valencia Street (still in the Mission district!) A date hasn’t been released yet for when the shop will open, but we know it will be nothing short of amazing.

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Perks Competing Against Perks

When it comes to Silicon Valley companies and perks and benefits offered, people don’t mess around. Nearly every company here these days will offer you your standard medical, vision, and dental benefits, and while that is fantastic for everywhere else around the world, it barely cuts it here. Instead, you have to go beyond that with catered breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day during the work week, onsite massages, Uber/Lyft credits, 4 months+ maternity and paternity leave, gym memberships, etc. The most extravagant perk I’ve heard about in recent months – coverage for women to freeze their eggs. That is a HUGE deal. Now, another company is getting into the mix with a unique set of perks that I’m hearing about for the first time.

The CEO of Boxed, Chieh Huang, is coming forward by announcing that employees will have their weddings paid for up to $20,000 and paying college tuition for his employees’ children. Now, amounts for the tuition weren’t disclosed and I’m still scratching my head at what that amount will be, but it’s still a very generous offering.

The idea behind the generous perks came to Huang when he visited employees in the Boxed warehouses. Some were struggling to make ends meets and to provide for their children’s future, hence the tuition program. The wedding idea came from talking to an employee named Marcel who was taking a second job because he was paying for his mother’s health care and planning a wedding. The payments are meaningful for both Huang and the employees, as you can see in a video of the moment. When asked by NBC News, Marcel explained how important it is, “You’re helping us breathe a little, looking towards the future.”

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Blog Roundup

We’re doing a different format this week. This two-part article about a girl who texted her boyfriend to commit suicide is now facing nearly 20 years in prison. Read the two parts to the article here:

  • The Bizarre Trial of the 20-year-old Who Texted Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself [Vice]
  • Inside the Tense Courtroom When the Suicide Texter was Found Guilty [Vice]

Other roundup news:

  • Chance the Rapper Hires American Sign Language interpreters for upcoming shows [Hypebeast]
  • What Would Happen If You Never Used An Alarm Clock? [Digg]

  • Skateboarding legend Brain Anderson on coming out [The New Yorker]
  • I was an investor, she was a founder. [Source]
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Weighing In On Bachelor in Paradise

When the news broke out about this controversy, did anyone think of “UnREAL?!” There are many sides to this story and by no means am I claiming that I know the right one nor do I know who we should believe. With that said, I do have some thoughts that have left me with unsettling feelings about this situation. It doesn’t have anything to do with DeMario and Corinne or the he said she said.

The production of this series involves many individuals. There are contestants – for which this entire series is based off of. There are many more people behind the scenes that make this show what it is. If Corinne really was unable to give her consent, then those that are behind the camera would have seen that and they have a duty to stand up and say something. If you are going to stand by and watch an act of sexual assault happen right before your eyes, you might as well be an accomplice.

I would be lying if I told you that watching this coming Monday’s episode of The Bachelorette didn’t have me feeling uneasy already. I hope that the television series will address what happened or that Chris Harrison will say something to address the controversy. At the very least, I am glad that Bachelor in Paradise has ceased production and for those that are upset about that, well – shame on you.

 

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She Wore What: Pippa Middleton’s Wedding Day

It happened! Pippa Middleton is a married lady and the bride wore a couture Giles Deacon gown for her special day. I’m in love with this – the high neck, allover lace, and overall silhouette. This is such a modern take on classic and elegance. Pippa and Kate are two sisters with very good taste. As you may remember, after Kate wore her long-sleeved Alexander McQueen wedding dress, it became the next IT dress of wedding seasons for the next year. I definitely expect the same trend to follow with Pippa’s wedding style as well.

How cute is George?! (Second from right)

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Made In America Fest 2017

Ugh, but WHY are The Chainsmokers a headliner? So undeserving.

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