01 Jul 2018
[Zara Long Lace Dress] –
$99.90 – $49.99
Classics with a twist. You’ll notice that many of the staples in this post are a play on a classic “white dress,” “swimsuit,” “slides,” etc. For as long as I can remember, it has always been so easy for me to gravitate towards basic pieces. After all, they’re the ones that you can pair with anything. They’re timeless and they won’t go out of style because the trend will die out. I love these, but I also want to wear pieces that stand out in their own way. I love the lace detail in the Zara dress above and the safety pin clutch. Both sandals are white and black respectively, but have an added detail that make them different from each other – straps vs. a block heel. Previous posts have showed me venturing more into color, but interestingly enough this palette keeps us close to the black and white.
[adidas Edge Lux Clima Running Shoe]– $85
Read more “The Closet: June 2018”
25 May 2018
Dress – Urban Outfitters / Sweater – Margaret O’Leary / Denim Jacket – Gap / Hat – Nordstrom / Booties – Vince Camuto / Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs
For once, there’s a lot going on in this outfit! There’s so much to love about it though. As I get older and my friends start to marry off, it means that I have many more weddings to attend than I ever did before. I’d be lying to you if I said that I hadn’t ever considered services like Rent the Runway before, but the truth is, I love owning my pieces. This year, I was convinced that I’d be able to re-wear my wedding guest dresses again and that’s exactly what I did. I wouldn’t feel good about only wearing something once and it allows me to stretch my creativity when I can pair something like a wedding guest dress with things I already have in my closet. This dress above was only the second time I had worn it with the first being at Mandi and Eric’s wedding back in September 2016. It looked a little bit different back then and it was styled in a more formal way.
Wearing it for a more casual day-to-day outfit brought to my attention that this dress is a little bit more sheer than I expected it to be! Thank goodness for the slip underneath, but even that made it seem like we were at risk sometimes. To make it more casual, I threw one of my favorite pullover sweaters onto it and added the denim jacket for an extra layer. The hat and the shoes matched the sweater and kind of felt like I was pulling the outfit together with these pieces. You also can’t see it, but I’m wearing a black choker, which looking back now, was probably not as necessary.
I couldn’t tell you what I was thinking of when I woke up that morning and put on this busy outfit. It did, however, remind me of one of my favorite 90’s icon – Blossom!
Read more “Channeling Blossom”
31 Mar 2018
Bandana – Amazon / Top – Nordstrom / Denim – Citizens of Humanity
Happy Saturday everyone! For the last four months, it has felt like I haven’t truly had a weekend entirely to myself – one without errands and without travel. Even though it’s the sunniest Saturday and I should be out and about, I’m pretty content just staying indoors and catching up on Yow Yow! I started the morning off with a facial (a birthday treat to myself!) and with takeout from one of my favorite lunch spots (Asian Box!) I can’t even describe to you how relaxing it feels to have a day without any other plans for the rest of it.
Many of the outfits that we’re still covering were taken when my office was still in the Mission. It was always so warm over there so that’s the reason behind why I never seem to have a sweater or a jacket on because I was absolutely roasting. I haven’t worn this look since, but I loved shooting against this millennial pink wall. It’s such a boy-ish look for me, but it’s kind of fun to mix things up every once in awhile. I’m loving these slightly baggy-ish high-waisted jeans and a cheap bandana to throw around my neck.
25 Mar 2018
Anthropologie Seashell Measuring Spoon Set – $20
For years, I’ve spent hours just getting lost in the home section at Anthropologie. I envisioned having my first house and outfitting every corner with items from the retailer. It’s going to be one girly house, but my partner better be okay with that! Growing up, Nordstrom had never invested to much time into their home section, but as the years went on, that department grew larger. It was no surprise to me this week when I learned that the two would be merging together for the ultimate collaboration. Instead of purchasing your home needs only at Anthro, you never have two outlets – one that includes Nordstrom. As of this last week, Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com will carry your favorite Anthropologie Home pieces. To get you started, here are just a few of my favorites:
Read more “Anthropologie Home x Nordstrom”
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”
22 Dec 2017
Away Carry-On – $225
Instead of doing a normal “The Closet” post, we’re switching things up and calling it a gift guide. A lot of these things I’m going to want anyways, but why not make it more general for all of my readers? I’m also trying to post this early enough so that you can make it just in time to slide it underneath the Christmas tree for your loved ones. I promise you, there’s something for everyone. Why? Because I didn’t want to make a gift guide just for your best friend, your mom, your dad, or your sibling. It’s a catch all here.
Gramovox Floating Record Player – $550 (okay this may not come in time for Christmas)
Read more “Holiday Gift Guide 2017”
10 Dec 2017
Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom
It’s funny that I can now look at this photo and know that this outfit for me is completely outdated. I think that’s the fun part about capturing your look on a daily basis is that you can actually see your style evolution drastically change within a short period of time. Even today, I am still obsessed with this hat to the point where I wore it today and after seeing it in my photos for three consecutive looks realized that I probably need to purchase a new hat! I love this all black look and with the corduroy skirt especially because it sort of reminds me of my childhood and childhood pieces, but as a late 20’s something now, it almost feels inappropriate to wear something like this – let alone to work even! I clearly didn’t know that back then and I can confirm that those feelings didn’t come to mind at all, but that just goes to show how much my personal style is changing now just a couple of seasons later. We’re not ready to part with any of these items quite yet. The hope is that we can find a second life for them, but just not within the same outfit. 🙂
17 Nov 2017
Hat – Nordstrom / Dress – Aritzia / Duster – Azalea
When I stumbled across the most perfect duster earlier this year, I was determined to find a way to wear it with everything. This was a tough buy for me though. I worried that having a sweater like this would continuously make me feel shorter than I was. I struggled wondering if it was worth the purchase and how I might wear it with dresses, jackets, and jeans. Ultimately, that hassle that I worried about was actually non-existent because it was such a good buy. I’ve worn it with many pieces from my closet at this point, but this is actually one of my favorite outfit pairings for when I’m caught in a pickle and feel like I have “nothing to wear.” It’s my favorite because this dress is already the number one piece I throw on for those cases and this sweater is an easy toss on right after that. I love the contrast of the shorter little black dress with the long duster and I’m following my usual pattern of sticking to one color mainly and adding in the gray duster to piece it all together.
12 Nov 2017
Holiday shopping with Nordstrom just got a little bit easier! This holiday season, the retailer is offering up 24/7 curbside pickup at select stores for more convenience. We all know how much of a pain it is to go shopping during the holidays – to deal with crowds and the parking. Personally, I’d be worried about going in stores for fear of buying more than I had intended!
10 Nordstrom locations are offering this feature up in the week leading up to Christmas. How does it work?
Nordstrom customers who have placed a Buy Online & Pickup In-Store order can call or text their respective store’s Curbside Pickup phone number just 10 minutes before arriving, at which point a Nordstrom employee will meet customers with their merchandise.
I repeat. This is 24/7.
The retailer’s 24/7 Curbside Pickup will run from Dec. 16-24 at the following Nordstrom locations: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle (Seattle, WA), Nordstrom Bellevue Square (Bellevue, WA), Nordstrom Michigan Avenue (Chicago, IL), Nordstrom Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, IL), Nordstrom NorthPark Center (Dallas, TX), Nordstrom Tysons Corner Center (Mclean, VA), Nordstrom The Westchester (White Plains, NY), Nordstrom South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA), Nordstrom Fashion Valley (San Diego, CA) and Nordstrom Valley Fair (San Jose, CA).