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17 Jun 2018

If You’re Still Obsessed With Meghan Markle’s 2nd Dress…

That first dress was beautiful, but who could forget the 2nd dress that stunned us all? This high-neck Stella McCartney will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable dresses of our time. It feels like the Royal Wedding happened some time ago, but we’re all still talking about it! Earlier this week, McCartney announced that she plans on releasing 46 replicas of this dress – 23 in black and 23 in white as part of the “Made With Love” capsule collection. They won’t be exact replications of this reception dress though because there can only be one, but they will resemble a similar silhouette.

The expected price is £3,500 (approximately $4700 USD) and according to The Telegraph, those interested must email 23oldbond.store@stellamccartney.com and receive a personal invitation by McCartney to view the gowns, which are housed in a private space at her new shop on 23 Old Bond Street in London.

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05 May 2018

The Closet: April 2018

BaubleBar Tassel Oval Hoop Earrings – $38

Is anyone sensing a theme with these pieces? I have been on a break from traveling for the last month and already we’re itching to take our next vacation. And this time, I mean a real vacation – one that includes a destination where I can be on the beach all day for all the days (okay, a week!) and can fully disconnect. That means, no blogging, no emails, nothing about work, but yes to Instagram posts and stories. We have to have some boundaries. I don’t own too many pieces like the ones below, but it’s never too late. They all seem like the breeziest comfort pieces I have ever laid my eyes on. I have nothing in the works yet for a trip planned, but am already excited to start dreaming up my ideal vacay and learning what it really means to relax.

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01 Apr 2018

Currently Craving: Chia Seed Pudding

Back in February when I took a personal day off and gave myself a 3-day weekend, I stopped by the new Wholesome Bakery on Divisadero Street. Now, I’ve heard it nicknamed the “no-fun” bakery, but that’s because it’s got a long list of things that describe it. Are you ready? Wholesome is Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Low Glycemic, Soy Free, Diabetic Safe, Paleo, Low Sugar, Wheat Free, Organic, and Sustainable. Okay, I know what you’re thinking. What CAN you eat here? This was exactly what I wanted to prove, but to my surprise, there were a lot of options. If I didn’t know that it excluded all of these things, I would’ve thought it was just your standard bakery. While there, I ordered the Lemon Bar and a Chia Seed Pudding to go. Since that first time, I have been back four more times and each time purchasing two Chia Seed Puddings on my way out to have for breakfast the next couple of days after.

We all know that I don’t cook around here, but I’m told that it’s so easy to make and incredibly healthy for you. The pudding from this bakery tastes like dessert and is so flavorful with its berry compote and toasted coconut flakes. I’m obsessed. So what did we learn from this whole experience? Don’t judge a book by its cover – life lessons we learned when we were much younger.

31 Mar 2018

The Closet: March 2018

Warby Parker Coley frames in crystal – $95

We started off this post feeling extremely minimal, but a closer look will show you that we finally recognized it was spring. Therefore, COLOR! At least just a little bit sprinkled in. Spring time is typically the period when I refresh my closets, but I’m choosing to save a bit of money this year especially after all my travels so none of these will be bought. For now, they are just a part of my dream list and maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll snag at least one of these items. The thing I actually need though is a pair of new glasses! My current Warby Parker’s have been with me since 2012 and I’m pretty positive the prescription on those no longer matches my current one. If you had to pick one item from this list, what would you purchase?

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25 Mar 2018

Anthropologie Home x Nordstrom

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:

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30 Jan 2018

J. Crew’s Latest Swimwear Collection

Up until this past weekend, I haven’t ever thought about replenishing my swimsuit collection – at least not in the last few years. But now, I’m like which brand do I want to give all of my money to?! The reason why this thought has floated by me recently is because I’m headed to Palm Springs next month and I’ve sort of outgrown all of my older ones. There are so many great brands and lots of new and unique styles to choose from that it’s difficult to make a decision. Also, have swimsuits always been this expensive?! This was news to me.

I just purchased two new ones a couple of days ago, but I’m really impressed by this low-priced line that J. Crew just put out and now I’m reconsidering if I need a third swimsuit. Tops and bottoms will start around $22.50 while one-piece swimsuits will be in the $50 range (half of what I paid the other day for mine) Here are a few of my favorites:

Perfect millennial pink!

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27 Jan 2018

The Cheesecake Factory’s Brown Bread

Whenever I’m at The Cheesecake Factory with any group, the classic “Brown Bread” is what everyone goes for first! It’s the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and savory and is topped with oats. For as long as I can remember, everyone has always wondered how they could get their hands on something like this and now, we can. Soon, you’ll be able to purchase this bread in three different forms, I might add, directly from your grocery stores. And if you’re more of an online shopper, it will be available for purchase there as well. I will eat this with everything.

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27 Jan 2018

Nike Air Zoom Mariah Flyknit Racer “Sail”

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.

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20 Jan 2018

New Balance Unveils “Pastel” Pack

I’m a sucker for all things pastel and after seeing this – I need/want to have them all in every single color.

Just in time for the spring season, New Balance is launching their Classic 574 pastel pack and aren’t these just the most darling things you’ve ever seen? Coming in hot with five pastel options – pink, mint, off-white, blue, and purple, there’s something for everyone. These will be available starting February 1st at newbalance.com for $80 a pop!

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