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Sass Game Strong

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Dress and hat – Aritzia / Sweater – borrowed / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

I’d be lying to you if I said every day I woke up in the morning 100% knowing what I was going to wear and was completely satisfied with it. 85% of the time I plan my outfits the night before, but I still have those days where I might spend 90 minutes trying on 5 different outfits before I leave the house. Even then, I’m still not okay with it. This was one of those days where I felt a little bit uninspired and decided to borrow my friend and coworker’s cardigan. Sandy is also my photographer most days! I really love the contrast in these two photos though because as many of you know, I wasn’t always super comfortable being in front of the camera – throwback to that space helmet that we loved so much in college and always had over my head. That’s why this photo below is still funny to be because clearly, I still am very bashful about this thing that we’re doing!

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Take A Walk With Us

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Blouse – Aritzia / Denim – Forever21 / Hat – Nordstrom

When I got up this morning, I knew I had wanted to channel Rumi Neely – my first and favorite fashion blogger ever. The thing that we loved about Rumi is that she never overdid it. In fact, living in LA, it felt like she was always wearing minimal clothing. These days, she’s definitely wearing less and that’s not the look that we’re going for exactly, but we still want to be minimalist. She keeps it simple with black and white pieces and while my own pieces have more fabric than hers, we still felt like we were close to mirroring her look! On this day, Sep and I took an extended walk around the neighborhood and I remember not being able to get enough of this cute little house in Mountain View and then getting tired from walking and taking a seat on some steps.

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What We Wore to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Sweater – Aritzia / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

Thanksgiving at my company is kind of a big deal and I actually love it. Since I left Seattle, I’ve only celebrated Thanksgiving once back home. It was that very first year and after that I realized it didn’t make the most sense since I was always coming home the next month for Christmas too. There are a lot of my coworkers that don’t get to make it home for this holiday though and every year we get to celebrate it at work by dressing up our cafe, having an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared for us by our chefs and spending it with each other. This year, I managed to find myself at the mall the same week as the  dinner and you know… decided to buy a new outfit – that sweater and that skirt. I had been wanting a corduroy skirt for a while and this one from Brandy is one that I actually wear often these days. It goes with everything. I also thought this lavender sweater would dress it up a little bit more too, plus the color pairings just seemed perfect.

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And an outtake.

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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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Jewel Tones

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Dress – Aritzia / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

We’re sliding in a quick post before we get ready for our birthday party tonight! I’d never worn this outfit before and I was a little bit hesitant to pair my t-shirt dress with these tights. This dress is from Aritzia, of course, and perfect for every day wear. I bought these tights actually from Nordstrom Rack – quite the steal! And we wore these boots because it complimented everything pretty well. This sitting pose is kind of awkward and actually we haven’t done one since this time, but it’s still kind of funny to me. I don’t do the whole serious thing very well.

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Throwback to Fall

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Dress + Scarf – Aritzia / Booties – Dolce Vita

Bear with me as we catch up on outfit posts, y’all! This isn’t the first time you’ve seen these booties (and they won’t be the last!) – they made appearances all throughout fall – when it wasn’t raining of course. When I picked this outfit to wear to work, it had been a new one that I hadn’t tried out before so I wasn’t sure how all the colors were going to work together, but I knew this scarf would complement the booties and the booties would make the outfit more casual because of the black dress. Can I be the poster girl for Aritzia yet? I luv you. I haven’t given this scarf too much love lately because I’m still obsessed with the one from Oak + Fort, but I think they both are very different. The Oak + Fort scarf is great for days when it’s chilly af. However, this one is still warm and cozy, but just a little bit lighter and not a pain to lug around.

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Way Back – Hardly Strictly Blue Grass

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Black dress – Aritzia / Olive jacket – Aritzia / Knee-highs – Uniqlo / Boots – Fryes / Hat – Nordstrom

This photo goes wayyyyy back all the way to fall this past October! Mandi and I had one of our usual hangouts and she had suggested that we check out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Golden Gate Park. After two years of living in this area, I’d never checked it out, but a lot of people I had known had attended it every year. In comparison to most music festivals that I’ve been to, this one was probably, by far, the most chill. There were families around, no one was trying to push to the front, everyone was just on blankets. I also didn’t feel like any sense of urgency to do anything, which is great. I wasn’t sure what to wear to a bluegrass festival so I really just threw these things altogether, but the boots were both a good and bad choice. They were great because they were able to get really dusty, but bad because these aren’t exactly the easiest boots to walk in. I know you’ve all heard the story about how I snagged this find at a HUGE discount, but even still – for how much these boots cost normally, they should at least be walkable, am I right?

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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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Modern Cowgirl

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Hat – Nordstrom / Sweater – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Forever21? / Shoes – Mom’s

After getting back from my trip to LA in September, I continued to channel a little bit of Gelesia in my outfits for the next couple of weeks. I was also still very obsessed with this hat and felt like such a little modern cowgirl wearing it with these shorts. I love this outfit a lot because not only am I wearing Gelesia’s suede choker, but I also got to bring in something new with the old which are the black short booties that I adopted from my mom all the way back in high school!

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Valentine’s Day Wants

There’s one guy friend every year that comes to me – sweat forming on his forehead and completely overwhelmed with the pressures of having to buy his girl a Valentine’s Day present. You would think that by your 20’s you would’ve nailed this already. Wrong. It’s okay though, I don’t mind helping out my boys because of course, we know this holiday like the back of our hand. As a girl myself and a girl that loves gifts, when I put myself into this situation as the receiver, it seems fairly easy. However, I recognize that some girls just aren’t like me and might be expecting more so the only way to really write this gift guide is just to share all the things that I would want! Don’t worry – I’ll include some variety so hopefully one of these things will land you in good graces.

Pink Himalayan Bath Salts by Mullein & Sparrow – $28

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Knotted

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Dress – Aritzia / Hat – Nordstrom / Black boots

This is truly one of my favorite summer looks! I remember when I was back home and in Aritzia with my mom shopping around their summer sale and spotted this dress for the first time. It’s pretty ordinary, right? I never leave that store without buying at least something and while this dress was pretty plain, I knew that I would find quite a few uses for it. It’s the perfect dress to slip on over your head when you don’t have anything else to wear, but need something to wear. It’s so effortless, cute, and airy for those really really hot summer days we get in the Bay Area. I sometimes don’t like wearing things that are shapeless on me so with this dress, I usually take one of my hair ties from my wrist and knot it at the bottom just to create enough of a cinch to fit my body a little bit better. Also, we were obsessed with this hat so no explanation necessary as to why it’s in this photo. Again.

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Favorites of 2015

Whoops! We’re already two days into the new year so we’re just a little bit behind on this, but we couldn’t move forward with other posts without writing this one first. 2015 was good to us, but we’re even more excited for 2016 and what’s ahead!

Favorite Style Icon: Olivia Culpo

So we have to admit, Olivia wasn’t always on our radar, but in 2015 she kind of came out into her own. After being linked to Nick Jonas for quite a while and splitting from him earlier this year, she started to wear the “single-girl” look flawlessly. We might even go as far as saying that she was the role model for a lot of newly-single girls. She sort of rebounded with Tim Tebow for a bit, but that didn’t make headlines as much and instead she was being recognized for what she was wearing day to day and on the red carpet. Additionally, she’s part of the Revolve Girl Gang with all of our favorite fashionable bloggers!

Runner Up: Kiernan Shipka

Favorite Getaway: Los Angeles

It’s so hard to pick a favorite! This year we went to Austin and Portland for the first time which was so much fun, but honestly spending some quality time with one of your best gal pals and talking wedding stuff with her is hard to top. I loved staying with Gelesia and seeing LA through her eyes. It also doesn’t hurt that we love a lot of the same things and can eat six meals a day together. She also doesn’t mind standing in being my photographer for a weekend – the feeling is mutual though ;)

Runner Up: Austin

Favorite artist of the year: Kehlani

We haven’t stopped listening to Kehlani since we first learned about her this summer. Now, everyone knows that I’m a huge fan of the girl anthems and she’s our poster girl for 2015. Kehlani’s music really hits home to a lot of people which is why she’s actually one of the most successful artists of 2015 said …everyone. I also read this feature on her the other day through The Fader that I would recommend. You can either listen to her music first or read this, whatever the case, you’re going to be sold on her. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been blasting her album on the 101 up to San Francisco and singing at the top of my lungs. In case you haven’t realized it yet – she’s a badass so when you sing like her, you feel like one too.

Runner Up: Leon Bridges

Favorite Guilty Pleasure: The Affair

I know – I can hardly believe that I didn’t select Vanderpump Rules again for the 3rd year in a row. When I was negotiating with Comcast earlier this year, they threw in Showtime for me and I spent that time getting all caught up on this addicting television series. I only had it for 90 days so when the show returns for its next season, I’ll have to ask for this back. I absolutely love love love the show though and it’s crazy because the characters aren’t at all likable. In fact, Noah Solloway is kind of like the worst human being ever and so is his daughter Whitney – jesus. Regardless, we’re hooked and we can’t help it. When I first heard about the show, I thought it was all romance and drama, but now it’s turning into a murder mystery and we don’t hate it.

Runner Up: Super Girl

Favorite item purchased this year: Oak + Fort Scarf C15

I’m never letting this piece go. The first time I saw this scarf featured on Oak + Fort’s Instagram, I knew I had to have it. Yeah so that’s another thing this year, we developed a really unhealthy habit of seeing things on Instagram and then buying it right after. Real talk though, this oversized scarf though sometimes bigger than my entire body is the comfiest coziest piece I’ve ever owned! I love wearing it with my dresses or using it as a blanket when I go out somewhere. You really can’t go wrong. The other day I was strolling through Nordstrom and two people working the floor had complimented me on it… one right after the other in the same department. Even everyone else knows how strong of a piece this is.

Runner Up: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases

Favorite albums (in no particular order):

  1. Kehlani – You Should Be Here
  2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  3. The Flavr Blue – Love Notes
  4. Justin Bieber – Purpose
  5. Little Mix – Get Weird
  6. Beat Connection – Product 3
  7. The Internet – Ego Death
  8. Alina Baraz – Urban Flora EP
  9. Miguel – Wildheart
  10. Madeon – Adventure

(We are very happy to see two Seattle groups on here! Well, I mean I made this list so I chose them, but they had a great year!)

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Favorite online past time: Instagram

Oh goodness, isn’t it obvious? We love Instagram this year more than ever! If you’re not following me yet, come and join us! You’ll likely see more daily updates there when we can’t always get to the blog itself.

Runner Up: What other apps do we need to be using?

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That Casual Look Back

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Skort – Aritzia / Top – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom

After we purchased this hat at Nordstrom for the Taylor Swift concert, it was all I wanted to wear. I was convinced that I could pretty much pair it with any outfit until one day my co-worker casually asked me “if the sun was in my eyes.” And then, we put a hold on the hat. I have never worn all of these pieces together, but as my closet is mostly made up of black and white pieces these days, it isn’t difficult to mix and match until you get something right. I like to think that this is a classic fall look, but truth – it was still definitely summer in the Bay Area when we took this photo and it was very very warm outside.

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What We Wore to Taylor

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Tank top – Nordstrom / Shorts – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

We actually blogged about our entire Taylor Swift concert experience a long time ago, but I remembered that I never talked about what I wore and this was an outfit that I was pretty excited about. It was one of the hottest days of the summer and this was the only big concert that I was going to be attending all season long so I had to make this count. I didn’t know what I was going to be wearing the day or even the week before, but I had an idea. I woke up early the morning of the concert just so I could go to the mall to make everything all fit together. Once I had the clothes, that hat became the last piece. I saw it on display right as I was about to head out of Nordstrom and I’m not a HUGE hat person by any means, but little did we know that this very hat would be making lots of appearances in our outfits after this day. I really love this shot because this was right next to our Taylor tailgate and this wide open space before everyone arrived was perfect.

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The Happiest Shoot Ever

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Tank top – BP Nordstrom / Shorts – Aritzia / Belt + Sweater – Madewell / Birkenstocks

There are some days where we feel completely off when it comes to doing these mini photo shoots. Then there are days like this where I’m at my most comfortable and my photographer and co-worker Sandy is completely nailing it. This was the first time I’d ever worn this outfit to work and now actually looking back on it, it looks very disco to me. I remember getting dressed this morning and thinking I needed to trade in my Birkenstocks for a pair of roller skates. I remember it also being a scorching hot day as well, but I usually bring a cardigan of some sort since the air conditioning in the office can be unforgiving. We can’t ever win with the right temperature in California. The next few pictures in these series don’t vary much for the top one, but we still thought it would be fun to include.

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