July 23, 2014

Midweek Meetings

 Just a few quick pics from a long day of meetings last week. I love an outfit like this because it's casual and breezy for when I'm trolling away on the computer but when I need to go out to an event I just throw on some heels and a sharp jacket. This Theory Lanai blazer is probably one of my favorite work pieces. It's got an amazing cut, perfect structure and looks great over a dress or with jeans. You should definitely consider picking up a piece as versatile as this for fall if you don't already have one!

July 21, 2014

Mixed Messages

Mango top (only $27!) / Topshop shorts (old) / Coach purse / Rachel Zoe sandals  

I'm mixing a little old with a little new in today's outfit- can you guess which is which? Ok fine I'll tell you- you may remember these shorts from this event almost a year ago! I wanted to take a break from talking about my outfit and instead chat about what's going on with me lately..

Do you ever have the issue where you go to take a picture and your phone suddenly says 'NO STORAGE SPACE LEFT'. What?! Not even for one photo? I've been in this situation way too many times unfortunately so I'm checking out EverAlbum. A new app that backs up all of your photos so that you can free up the space on your phone. Check it out here. Anyone else use it? Thoughts?

I'm also experiencing a new phenomenon commonly known as the Sinus cold. Is this what happens when you get older? Everything just falls apart? Well, about once every week I sneeze uncontrollably for a day. Might be time to find out what I'm allergic to but for now, does anyone have any good recommendations on sinus medications or alternative options? (I hate taking pills unless absolutely necessary).

This is totally old news but does anyone else open up their magazines to see Michelle Williams in that Louis Vuitton ad and then just stop and stare at it for hours? I'm obsessed. Whoever she is in that ad, I want to BE that person. I want to wear that jacket with those jeans and carry that bag and get that haircut. Let's discuss.

My brother sent me a terrifying article about how someone that left their contact lenses in too long went blind. An Amoeba ATE THEIR EYE. Thanks bro. Nightmares..

I'm a summer person. Put me in 90 degree humidity and I'm loving it. LOVING IT. However, that doesn't mean I don't obsess over fall clothing like everyone else. Which is why you should stock up on a few pre-fall items during Nordstrom's sale going on right now. Check out my favorites here.

Need a good movie recommendation? Good, because I have two. First, the most recent Planet of the Apes movie. I know what you are thinking - Oh great, not another one. Yawn. However it was actually really awesome, the right amount of plot/action/character development. Go see it and whatever you do, do not see that Michael Bay atrocity.
Another film we've heard a lot of good things about that also looks awful is Snowpiercer. I haven't seen it yet but I've only heard good things- which makes me want to see it. As I probably will.

Check back in on Friday when I'll be posting my "Hat Hack" aka how to make a hat that is too big for you fit your head!

July 18, 2014

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

July 16, 2014


Mansur Gavriel

Panama Hat

J. Crew Panama Hat (only $58) / American Apparel top / Zara shorts (old)  
Steve Madden heels / Mansur Gavriel Tote (I have the small tote)

I finally caved and bought into two items that I've been holding off on for awhile. First is the Panama Hat. I really admired this look on other girls but since I have such an issue finding hats that fit me I just assumed it wouldn't work. Fast forward to a few weeks ago, my friend bought two hats in the small and medium to see what would work on her and since the small didn't fit- I decided to go for it. And now I'm actually pretty obsessed with this hat. It's about 1 inch too big for me (I have a 21 inch head), but I fixed that by putting in a little padding underneath the material on the inside. I'll do a post soon showing exactly what I did so you can see better.

Another recent purchase is the Mansur Gavriel tote. Let me tell you.. I really went back and forth on this one. I probably spend two solid weeks just looking at the different options. Black tote with blue interior? Camel tote with pink interior? By the time I got the courage to purchase the black and silver option, pretty much all the styles were sold out! But I decided since I don't really have a nice black work tote, I went simple and got the small black tote with raw interior. It's really clean and minimal (obviously). I like how there is barely any branding and it's made out of really high quality leather. I'm excited for when I start getting it nicked and scratched and worn in so it starts to show character. One day I'll have a beautiful beat up Mansur Gavriel.

July 14, 2014

Man Monday

Zombies, aliens, plagues, the Kardashians. No matter what causes the Apocalypse, you'll definitely want to prepare and have a comfortable shirt for the ride. You can put together a bug-out kit with some basic household items: Sriracha, a machete, and some bandaids might be obvious choices but don't forget about the all important t-shirt. 

The folks at Marine Layer were kind enough to let us test out one of their Tri-Blend Crewnecks for our doomsday prep and let me tell you, I wouldn't mind riding out the last days on Earth in this shirt. When all the conveniences of modern life are gone, you'll want the comfort of a nice shirt to remind you that there is still hope for humanity. 

Plan ahead people, that mini sombrero may save your life one day.

Shit yeah.

In retrospect, white pants are a bad choice for the Apocalypse.
Backpacks are good for the Apocalypse. Because they hold stuff, duh.

Never underestimate the value of a good knife. And make sure the sheath matches your shoes. Coordination people!

July 11, 2014

American Girl

On a scale of 1 to 'Merica, how patriotic did I get on the 4th of July? Pretty God damn close I think! Actually this was somewhat unintentional. I picked up this Zara top months ago planning to wear it for the holiday only when I tried pairing it with shorts, it just exposed too much stomach for my comfort level (and when one is consuming Ameri-Beers all day, one can never be certain of the stomach area).

 It ended up looking the best with this Club Monaco skirt I picked up last year and after hurting my feet trying to break in a pair of sandals (fail) my most comfortable pair just happened to be the star spangled sandals you see above. 

I had stars, I had stripes. The only thing I was missing is a pageant crown!
How was your 4th? Was it everything you hoped it would beer? And more?

July 9, 2014

Pink Marks the Spot

I've been searching high and low for a great pair of silky shorts to wear this summer and kept having bad luck. Originally I picked up this pair from Equipment but even the smallest size was too big on me so they had to go back. I lusted after these Rebecca Taylor shorts but thought I would have the same sizing issue. For awhile I just gave up looking.

Then low and behold while I was searching for cat shirts on Forever 21, I came across these $17 navy shorts that looked relaxed, dressy and perfect. Goldilocks moment realized! I mean, you can't go wrong with a solid pair under $20. I snatched them up and have already worn them several different ways (probably to the annoyance of my boyfriend- don't you own anything else??)

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