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Little Bandana

Top – Brandy Melville / Pants – Uniqlo / Bracelet – Madewell / Bandana – Mandi’s wedding / Heels – Vince Camuto

Even though it’s 2017, it’s a little silly to me that there is still this stigma to wearing all black. I would say 60-68% of my wardrobe is made up of black pieces and I’m totally fine with that. However, sometimes when I would go to work, people still have this desire to make a comment to me about going to a funeral or ask if I am unhappy that day. Why can’t I just wear black because it’s a classic color and super chic? :)

I remembered getting up this day and feeling sort of satisfied with this look. I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was missing something though and I wasn’t going to be able to walk out the door without something more. I added the bracelet. Purchased from Madewell a few years back, I still really love this piece even though it has progressively gotten “worn” over time and you can tell. At Mandi’s wedding, she gifted everyone with a welcome package, which I think is such a nice treat! I’m going to be discussing this a little bit more in an upcoming post about the five things I loved the most about Mandi’s wedding, but will provide some details here. Every guest received a jar of trail mix waiting for them in their cabin and each mason jar was wrapped with a perfect forest green bandana. Now you may remember that I went through a red bandana phase last spring. We’re still wearing it by the way! But this green one is a little bit smaller, but large enough to fit around my neck. It really was the perfect accessory to complete this look.

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Treasure Island Music Festival Look

Sweater – Madewell / Pants – Uniqlo / Scarf – Aritzia / Boots – Hunter

The last time I went to the Treasure Island Music Festival was back in 2014 and while I had a pretty decent time, I actually didn’t know if there would be an artist that I would go back for. Lo’ and behold – that group was Honne. Because seeing them once in a year isn’t enough, you have to see them twice. Treasure Island MF fell smack dab in the middle of my busy traveling season and to be honest, I could have used a weekend off, but the tickets were bought and I was committed. To make things even worse, the weather was supposed to be terrible. Now, I’ve endured a little bit of rain at Bumbershoot and at Capitol Hill Block Party even, but I have never experienced music festival rain quite like this. Honne’s set was earlier in the day right around lunch time and it was actually quite warm. This photo was taken right after their set and as you can see, I’m without jacket layer. Shortly after this, the clouds came in, the rain started pouring, and things didn’t get better from there. Artists and bands were canceling for the day because of the weather and/or being delayed despite the music festival telling attendees that the festival would continue onwards in rain or shine. I had a couple of qualms with the way the festival was organized slash how things were communicated, but I also have been there so I can cut them a little bit of slack too. For the most part, I felt like I was pretty prepared with the outfit I had on, but the thing that saved me the most were of course, the Hunters. To this day, they are one of the best purchases I have ever made. Every time I know I’m about to go through a really difficult event with finicky weather, these are my go-to’s and I would strongly recommend them to just about anyone.

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From Pacific Northwest to New England

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Chambray Shirt – Madewell / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Vest – Uniqlo

I felt like I was really trying something different with this outfit when I decided to pack it with me to Boston. And I was on the fence – is this an outfit that makes more sense for the Pacific Northwest or for the East Coast? I wasn’t sure! Even as I’m looking at this now, I think the color palette works, but I still have my reservations. I will say that though that this was my first time being in Boston during the fall and I hadn’t worn this vest for like a year. The fact that I chose to bring this with me means that I was making a statement about the purpose it would be serving. Actually, I do love this vest though. I think there are a lot of vests that you could be buying at different retailers, but not only is this one from Uniqlo very functional and warm, it’s also very affordable. Highly recommend.

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Hair Moment

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Top – Brandy Melville / Pants – Uniqlo 

I’m so excited to be sharing this upcoming series of outfits! This is the first of many from my fall traveling season. This past fall, I had the opportunity to go to Philly, Pittsburgh, Boston twice, and Houston. Each packing session was a little bit different, but that’s what made the experience so fun for me – it’s not like I could take the same stuff for every trip! My first stop on the traveling tour was Philly in mid-September so it was still pretty hot and humid during my visit and this was taken downtown on the way to one of the dinners that I had organized for my group (a celebration!) When I was younger, I used to want to live in Philadelphia because of a dream job that I had in mind for myself. It didn’t end up working out and I took a completely different career path than I had imagined. So it’s funny that this was my first time visiting when long ago, I would’ve been willing to pick up my entire life to move to this city. I only had about two full days here so it meant I didn’t have much time for exploring, but I would love to go back. There’s still so much left to see! So don’t mind the fact that these two photos were edited differently and that my entire outfit is wrinkled. I came from a work day!

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Suburbia

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Shorts and Sweater – Brandy Melville / Booties – Vince Camuto

I have this thing where I love booties, but always feel like it’s an interesting item to wear because of how weird I feel with the leg to foot ratio. It isn’t easy for us! Sometimes I wonder if it makes me look shorter or if it makes me seem too clunky. This time, we just went for it. Vince Camuto in the last year has not disappointed me with regards to shoes. I feel like these days, I’m exclusively Vince Camuto. They’re super comfy, stylish, and affordable. Here, you’re catching a glimpse of my “nude” socks from Uniqlo. I love these, but always lose them somehow in my dryer. They’re great for shoes that cut off at the ankle, booties, and my sneakers. I think they’re mostly so you can appear like you’re going sock- less, but aren’t really.

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A Chambray Deep-V

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Choker – Gift / Top – Aritzia / Pants – Uniqlo / Sneakers – Nike Flyknit / Sunglasses – Kate Space

Well! We got a little ambitious with our deep-v over the summer! In a previous post, we wore this with a beige tank top from Aritzia and while we were in Seattle decided to opt for without. We were fortunate that everything ended up being okay, but I did realize I felt a little bit more exposed than I usually do and no matter how hot the temperatures are and how badly you may want to pull off a deep-v, it’s certainly not for everyone! I did, however, like pulling off this athleisure look – these Uniqlo jeggings work with just about everything. For this day that I was in Seattle, this outfit was perfect for all of the activities we did and all the places we went.

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Our Favorite Looks of 2016

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Tank top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Chambray shirt – Madewell / Skirt – Brandy Melville

It’s way more fun to share your 12 favorite outfits from the year instead of the ones that just flopped, right?! We don’t always get it right, but luckily the shame of an outfit gone wrong usually only lasts a day. #blessed that my coworkers are always there to give me that immediate feedback. On the upside, I love the outfits that I’ve selected as my favorites for the year. We love that some of these outfits are ones that we’ve worn more than once and have recycled with other items from our closet to make them more versatile. And if there’s one thing that we appreciate more this year in these outfits than the ones we ended up hating – it’s that “less really is more.” Thanks Ma.

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Special Guest: Cone

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Top and Bralette – Aritzia / Pants – Uniqlo / Heels – Vince Camuto

We’re in love with this outfit. This tank top is perfect for any hot summer day/night and a must-have for date nights out. I love wearing these heels because you can dress them up or down. I’ve worn them for formal events, but also on a casual work day and they never seem out of place. These pants with the heels also make the outfit look more put together too. This top though is seriously one of my favorites. It’s extremely delicate and pretty and the detailing on it is something that I obsess over. RIP to this parking lot that I used to take all my photos in. They destroyed it to build a building structure of some sort here.

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Black and White and Boba

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Top – Aritzia / Pants – Uniqlo / Heels – Vince Camuto

As of late, I’ve been noticing that black and white have been dominating my closet. To be honest, I don’t hate it! I’ve always had a few pieces sprinkled in here and there, but now I have enough black/white tops and bottoms to last me a whole week without any repetition. I really love this look because I like to think of it as my power outfit. In a startup like the one I work for, this uniform isn’t really necessary, but sometimes, it’s fun to dress up! On this particular day, we did a group boba order for my office from Sweet A Little and I was happy to see that when it arrived, it was perfectly matching my outfit.

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When You’re Not Coming From the Gym

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Top – Forever21 / Pants – Uniqlo / Nike Oreos / Wallet – Kate Spade

There are definitely days when we don’t feel like dressing up for work and this was one of them. Since there are more dress up days than not though, this usually surprises my coworkers and they ask me if something is wrong or in this particular case – if I’ve come from the gym. Anyone that knows me though knows that I’ve never had a gym membership in my life! This neon pink top isn’t something that goes along with a lot of stuff so I typically wear it for one-off cases. I thought it mixed pretty well with my Nikes and jeggings that day. I was also on my way to grab lunch for the afternoon so it kind of works for anything that’s just on-the-go. Readers, what is your go-to dress down look?

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Little Hills Christmas Tree Farm

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Hat + Leggings – Aritzia / Vest – Uniqlo / Socks – SmartWool / Uggs

I love Mandi and Eric because they are such a fun and adventurous couple. It seems like every weekend they’re always having these outings together and they never really mind to have me third wheel. Of course, the feeling is mutual because they’re my favorite couple to third wheel anyways! Back in December after Thanksgiving weekend, the three of us drove to Little Hills Christmas Farm and picked out their 3rd Christmas Tree since living in the Bay Area. They encouraged me to get one for my little home too, but I was having fun just enjoying the ride over with them! Also, it’s a great excuse to dress up like we’re back in the Pacific Northwest again. Throughout the year, it’s very rare for anyone to see me out dressed like this unless it’s for an occasion (like this one!) because as you know we get a little bit fancier for work. I know Uggs are like totally OUT, but whatever, they’re still super comfy, ok? This Christmas tree farm outfit seems much more reasonable than the one I wore two years ago, wouldn’t you agree?

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Fall Glow

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Top + Sweater – Brandy Melville / Pants – Uniqlo 

Okay, okay – we know we’re actually two seasons behind on outfits, but we have OCD and we can’t just skip all the way head to present time! I had Sandy take a gazillion photos of me that day because my eyes had been hurting and I tried to do the photo with my glasses on. However, my Warby Parker’s had caused kind of a weird shadow, they didn’t seem like the right fit, and I just felt all sorts of discomfort, which really came out in the photos. In the end, we had to just remove them and I had to be blind for a bit while we got the shot.

I want to take a second though to address something kind of important and especially because we’re close to our 1 year of taking Instagram photos where I’ve been trying a little bit more. A friend of mine recently had a very important photo shoot and expressed to me that they were feeling a little bit nervous about the experience. I expressed to her that that feeling was pretty normal and that I get that way often too. This struck her as surprising though – next she called me “photogenic” and I actually would NEVER use that word to describe myself. In the past year, I’ve totally changed the way I’ve taken Instagram photos because I have wanted to curate a feed that I wanted to look at and that would be pleasing to people visiting my page, but I’ll admit I hide my feelings behind these photos sometimes. No one visiting my feed or seeing my photo has to know that I’m having a bad day. In fact, my feed looks like I have great days, but… don’t let that fool you cause we’re all human, alright? Also another thing you don’t see is that I have multiple outtakes of photos in the same outfit. All of my coworkers or friends that take my photos with me know that I always blink, am talking mid-photo, moving around making things blurry, or randomly having my mouth open. It’s a disaster and we’re not perfect by any means so yeah, I definitely have those days where I hate the way that I look, but we suck it up anyways. There’s a couple photos of those coming up where I’m not feeling very confident and I’ll be sure to point it out when we get there! You can probably tell the difference!

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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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Black, White, Tan

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White tee – Madewell / Pants – Uniqlo / Booties – Dolce Vita

After I got these boots, I really tried my best to pair them with just about everything that I could imaginable. This was one of the more successful looks! I know I mentioned that I’ve never been a jeans and a t-shirt kind of a girl, but these aren’t jeans so I think that’s what made this easier. Believe it or not, this is the only white-tee that I have. I purchased this from Madewell years ago and even though it’s the most classic staple and everyone has one, it can be difficult to find the perfect one. Sometimes, they don’t fit right, sometimes the cut is weird, you don’t like the fabric, etc. Plus, on top of that, you have to take care of it! It’s a magnet for stains, but you already knew that.

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Welcome to Seattle, Uniqlo!

Uniqlo finally opened their first location in Seattle yesterday (well specifically Bellevue!) Of course, everything exciting happens when I leave for California. They had our girl Hollis Wong-Wear in their campaigns and isn’t she the most darling thing ever?! I hope all of my friends back home are enjoying the opening of the store. We love this brand so much, but it’s no secret that I’ve been spoiling myself with them for the last two years since I’ve been in California and there are no shortage of their shops. :)

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