12 Feb 2018
Ever since Pantone announced that Ultra Violet would be the color of the year, we haven’t been able to get it out of our heads. I’m seeing it in all of the stores and it gives me visions of springtime all year round. I am the biggest fan of my Nike Flyknit Racers; all my friends will tell you that it’s one of the best pairs of sneakers I’ve ever owned. Even though I don’t need another, if I could pick a second pair, it would be this one. This shade of ultra violet is so pretty and beautifully detailed. It’s subtle, but you can even catch the light blue that runs from the back of the heel to the very front giving it a very icy look. Ready to make a purchase? You can buy it here for $150 USD.
27 Jan 2018
The other day Kevin asked how wearing my adidas UltraBOOSTs have been going. Embarrassed, I admitted that I haven’t even worn them out of the house yet! Truthfully, San Francisco isn’t the cleanest city and yes, I don’t want them to get dirty, but I want them to remain in perfect condition! I think a part of the reason why I haven’t worn them out yet is because I didn’t do it immediately. After Christmas, I had to leave them behind in Seattle before I could return and pack them into my luggage the second time around.
I’m aiming to wear them next week because it would be silly to blog about all these sneakers and never get any use out of them. Nike just released their remix of the Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer in “Sail” and it’s the perfect shade of millennial pink if you’re looking for something a little bit more minimalist. The Flyknit that I own right now is easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes so I have no doubts that this one won’t win me over as well.
Find it here for $200CAD or $163 USD.
26 Dec 2017
Duster – Azalea / Tee – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew
Sure, these are my 12 favorites look of the year, but they also overlap with 12 of my favorite backdrops from the year! If you’re someone who documents your OOTD’s, then you know that these two things kind of go hand in hand. This year, I experienced a major shift in my outfits and that is mostly due to a location change. Living in South Bay was a dream, but it meant that I was living in this sort of alternate reality where it was summertime every single day. The last four years of that are something that I would never give back, but now that I’m living in San Francisco, I’m glad that I get to dress for true weather. It reminds me of my days in Seattle.
In 2017, I embraced a very casual look and I pushed the boundaries of day to night wear. I showed love to some of my favorite accessories (bandana, baseball cap, choker) and revived some old favorites (Keds!) We didn’t find ourselves immersed in any crazy trends… but I did find some pieces worn by other people on Instagram that I went out and bought myself! It’s not really the same thing, you guys. It’s almost… worse.
Read more “Our Favorite Looks of 2017”
26 Nov 2017
Turtleneck + Skort – Aritzia / Sneakers – Nike
It has been almost a full month since we moved offices and as glad as I am that we are in a new spot, I still often times find myself missing some of my favorite backdrops in the Mission. On this particular day, I happened to be wearing one of my classic outfits including my favorite pieces and I must have had some free time this day because we hit up three different spots nearby – all places I’ve photographed at a handful of times. This pink wall (above) is so understated. There should be more people in front of this thing because it’s so good especially during golden hour. It’s not as pink as the wall in LA, but it’s good enough for San Francisco.
Read more “My Favorite Mission Backdrops”
12 Nov 2017
I could be very happy with an all-black sneaker, but when the soles look like the freakin’ galaxy, oh my goodness. I love that these soles also match the laces which kind of pulls everything together for one cohesive look. Though they seem heavy in the photograph, these are actually light-weight and come with mesh, TPU, and water resistant panels to help keep these in great condition.
These are currently being sold on Feature for $135 USD.
11 Nov 2017
Don’t these just remind you of scales? When I was kid, I dreamed of being a mermaid just like Ariel. In in my college years when Veronica and I discovered a blanket and a sleeping bag that had a mermaid’s tail at the end of it, we knew I probably had to have it. But, were any of those items going to be as functional as a pair of sneaks? Like yes, but I’m trying to not make it to hard on myself to just express that I want these more. These Air Max 1 Ultra 2.0 sneakers in “metallic” are stunners! My favorite is the silver (above) but it also comes in black and Anaconda Green.
These will be available for purchase online at Nike’s website and in various retailers very soon!
03 Jul 2017
I know on Yow Yow! we’ve been all about millennial pink, but I cannot resist something as white and as clean as this Nike Dualtone Racer. I would have a panic attack getting even a smudge of dirt on it or even wearing it outdoors, but we would manage. This Flyknit reminds me so much of my Oreos and will be available to the masses starting July 7th! I know the 4th of July isn’t necessarily a holiday that involves gifts, but if you’re looking for an excuse… why not? You can buy this pair on Titolo for $115 USD.
20 May 2017
Jacket + Leggings – Aritzia / Hoodie – American Apparel (RIP) / Sneakers – Nike
While most locals would say that gloomy days in the Bay Area are in the worst, I kind of welcome it! It reminds me of home and instead of feeling unbearably hot all day, I can layer up and stay cozy all day long. This outfit that I wore this day was so completely Northwest of me and we didn’t hate it. I bought this American Apparel hoodie back when I was in high school and still wear it to this day. I’m also never going to let this jacket go. You’ve all seen this a million times.
29 Apr 2017
Wow, aren’t these just a vision? I’ve never seen anything so perfect and my own feet are just calling for these right. now. If you’re looking for a summer sneaker, it’s going to be this one. The blend of pink to orange ombre is stunning and we’re so in looooove! These are currently being sold for about $130 USD and you can learn about purchasing opportunities at the source below.
21 Apr 2017
Sweater and Skort – Aritzia / Sneakers – Nike
At my old workplace the sun used to hit our building at the most perfect time giving us all of the shots we needed. I love this outfit because I feel like I paired something a little bit non-traditional. We love the black and white of course and not only is it apparent in the sweater and skort, but we doubled down with it in my Nike Flyknits. It’s the perfect combination of girly and “sporty.” That’s in quotations because we all know I’m not very sporty, right? This sunlight is also making my hair look like a fiery orange, which is great for a shot and ONLY a shot because we could never have this look longterm.