25 Nov 2018
Marina Dress – $295
There once was a period of time recently where I saw my closet embracing menswear like pieces. I loved all things oversized and I strayed away from appearing “too girly.” I’d like to announce that that period of time has ended. These days, my eyes are doing double takes on all things lace, floral, and pink. One brand that has caught my eye in the last few weeks is LoveShackFancy. It is every girly girl’s dream and likely what a younger me envisioned myself wearing well into my 20’s. The pieces are a bit pricey so if you consider purchasing, look at it as an investment piece. Get creative in finding new ways to wear it to give it a second, third, or fourth life. Your bank account will thank you for it! Here are just a few of our favorite pieces that we’re drooling over:
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15 Nov 2018
For Love and Lemons Marquee Maxi Dress – $270
Every year, holiday party season always comes up so fast! I’m excited this year to have a true holiday party with my current company and the opportunity to dress up. As soon as I discovered the date, I was off to the races. There are actually so many options this holiday season that I’m swooning over, but the trouble with every year is that I have in my mind what I already want. The hard part of that is that it often times is hard to find where that exists. Since I hold onto that dream of a dress for so long, I often don’t find it and find myself stressing last minute.
This year’s party will be on a Friday – a first for me! It’s also unfortunately the first year where Mandi and I won’t be getting ready together. I’ll be using my new favorite startup Glamsquad for hair and makeup though which I can’t say enough good things about. Lastly, I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind for what I want to wear, but I’m not quite ready to share that yet. What I do know is that I want to stay away from lace if I can and sleeves because we did that last year. If things don’t work out for me, at least I’ve got a post to fall back on.
To get into the spirit of creating this post, I just looked at last years post and am surprised at how much my tastes have changed in the last year. Since my party is earlier, I wanted to start this post early.We’re also going to release it earlier than any other year prior. Enjoy!
Temperley London Mosaico Dress – $1,295
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02 Nov 2018
Anthropologie Lavinia Fleece Pullover – $128
I have your sweater needs covered. At the start of fall, all I wanted was a sweater refresh for my closet. After a full calendar year of wearing sweaters, I’ve found that sometimes they just don’t fit the way you want them to. They can start to pill. They may become stretched out. Maybe that trendy sweater you purchased wasn’t a good idea and that trend is so far gone it doesn’t make sense to put it on anymore. Whatever the case, each season provides you with plenty of options. I got a little lost in Anthropologie’s website recently and while I didn’t make any purchases, myself, I definitely found a few picks that I would snag. Here are my picks for sweaters and then a little extra. Up next? Our favorite, we’re getting a head start this year on holiday party wear because mine is actually early December!
Anthropologie Marigold Ruffled Kimono – $118
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13 Oct 2018
A collaboration of my two favorite things! If there’s one product that I’ve received through blogging that is truly Northwest, it is my treasured Pendleton blanket. I’ll never forget the day that box arrived on my doorstep. Since then, it has moved with me to three different apartments and kept me warm and snuggly through what I consider some harsh west coast winters. I can admit that it will never be as cold here as it is on the east coast. In this new collab, Pendleton and Nike join forces for the ultimate cozy sneaker. There are 29 sneakers that belong to the collection and they come in a number of styles including: Blazer Low, Air Max 1, and Air Max 90.
06 Oct 2018
Peixoto Nissi Pom Pom Dress – $102
This is an eclectic mix of items! If I’m being honest, I’ve been curating this list since August and every time I missed the time in which I could post it, I decided to just hold onto it until the next month. Since starting my new job, I indulged in my version of “self care” a little bit harder than the norm. I was convinced that fall was coming (not false) and that I needed a new sweater every week. As much as I love shopping, it isn’t sustainable to make a new purchase weekly so as of very recently I’m cutting myself off. Tommy tried to solicit me to go to Nordstrom Rack tomorrow for a big sale and I even said no to that.
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08 Aug 2018
Lucy Sparrow may have just set up the cutest supermarket you’ve ever seen. After creating similar exhibits in both London and New York City, she brought her creative expertise to Los Angeles. At the Standard Hotel in downtown LA, you’ll find a market with some recognizable items and while none are edible, they are all available for purchase. All 31,000 pieces!
With every project, Lucy’s number of items have increasingly grown. When she first started out in London, she had 4,000 hand-sewn products. In New York, the number of items increased to 9,000 with items selling out in just a matter of days.
I’m obsessed with these qt pieces and wish I could see this myself! Readers, if you’re in LA – check out the pop-up at the hotel that is showing right now until August 31st.
08 Aug 2018
I have to make sure when I’m writing these posts that it is AFTER I’ve had a meal. While catching up on news last night, I came across this Street Corn Lobster Roll – hello! Two of my favorite things! I’ve got a love hate relationship with lobster rolls though and if you’re like me, then you know where I’m coming from. I never grew up eating a whole lot of lobster and didn’t have my first lobster roll until I was visiting Boston for work a couple years back. I love that you can eat it hot with butter or cold with mayo. My biggest qualm though? Why is it that when you order the lobster roll it comes with a mountain of fries that overtakes the entire meal?
No disrespect to fries, but the lobster roll always feels so small in comparison and it’s what I want more of. I love this take on a “street lobster roll” that features corn and a spicy kick with the jalapeños . Since I’m a little bit on the weaker side of spiciness, I’ll likely pick these off.
How good does this meal sound for the end of summer? For the full recipe and to have step-by-step instructions on how to make this yourself, visit the source below!
30 Jul 2018
Lara Swimsuit Pale Blue – $165.94
I am headed out for my getaway later on this week so it’s no surprise that we’ve got vacation items on the brain! It’s been feeling quite chilly in the Bay so a trip to warmer temperatures is everything we need. For the first time in years, I’ve acquired three new swimsuits in one year and I do’t even want to quit! How delicious are some of these ones that I’m sharing with you below? And of course, for warmer evenings, there’s nothing more that you could want than easier slip dresses to toss on over your head. Raise your hand if you could live in summer mode forever. That’s us!
Zuma Bikini Top – $110 // Zuma Bikini Bottom – $96
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25 Jul 2018
Doesn’t it feel like we’ve been having a real crush on adidas lately? If you would have asked me a year ago if I was Nike vs. adidas, I probably would’ve said Nike! Since I acquired my own pair of UltraBoosts though, I have become a converted fan. I love my Nike flyknits, but my Boosts feel like real sneakers. They’re also like 10x warmer, but if I’m being honest – there are pros and cons to both pairs. I love them both. However, I’m obsessed with this new shade “Clear Orange” coming out for the Boost. Even though the name says it’s orange, it looks a bit like coral to me. We’re okay with it! This edition will be in stores and online starting August 16th and will be sold for $130 USD.
25 Jul 2018
After months of not being able to get to my favorite wedding blogs, it felt so good to catch up this week. I can’t wait to show you the wedding videos I’ve got in the queue coming up. One of the posts that I stumbled upon didn’t have a wedding video tied to it, but did it end up being Anna Campbell’s latest “Wanderlust” Collection. I found myself scrolling through the post and having so many favorites that I had to share them here with you.
Anna is known for her beautifully embellished gowns and while I have never seen myself loving a gown that resembled this style, I’m quickly discovering how much it is growing on me!
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