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a holiday outfit with r29

things have mostly been super casual around here, what with being over 38 weeks pregnant and about to pop at any moment! and while i’m not gonna get crazy at the holiday parties this year, it’s still fun to get dressed up and throw back a few glasses of sparkling apple cider. i pulled together this holiday outfit for my latest post up on refinery29 my stylist last month, but today i’m laying low and hanging out in pajamas. i was hoping to be with family for the usual traditions: steaming hot home made tamales with rice and potato salad. and to watch my cousins unwrap presents around the christmas tree with my family all around. but this year they all contracted a nasty virus, so i opted to keep the baby safe and stay at home. but i did end up deciding last-minute to cook my own feast, and weathered the christmas-eve crowds to gather the necessary ingredients for my own small batch of tamales. so we’re not completely stranded this year.

and now it’s just the waiting game… holidays are so much more fun with little ones around. when will this baby dude get here so we can celebrate together?!

wearing: velvet smock dress courtesy of asos, vintage tapestry blazer, mirrored gold heels courtesy of anthropologie, clutch courtesy of joy gryson, and just a touch of nars lipstick in fire down below





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weekend wear

it’s been a little while since i’ve shared an outfit post, so today i thought i’d share a simple weekend outfit i put together for my latest post on refinery29 my stylist. being so far along in my pregnancy means that things have taken a pretty casual turn around here. last weekend, i went out and got a bunch of really comfy basics like sweater dresses and knit skirts in hopes that they’ll hold me over these last few weeks. up until this point, i haven’t had much need for a sweater or a coat in los angeles, but we’re finally getting cool enough temperatures to add just a few layers to our outfits, so i took the opportunity to finally wear this sf-made coat by poppy von frolich. it was handmade in san francisco using sturdy carhart cotton and it is now one of my prized possessions.

wearing: madewell dress, socks courtesy of hansel from basel, lumber jane coat courtesy of poppy von frolich, rachel comey mars boots, tote courtesy of lawrence.



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topshop x nordstrom

i just got back from a very quick weekend trip to san francisco and probably the last trip i will take for some months now that the baby is so close to being here! it was a nice opportunity to visit with a few of my bay area friends and of course, i had a blast hosting an event to celebrate the launch of topshop x nordstrom at the san francisco center. i’ve long been a fan of topshop and have spent many hours browsing through their online shop admiring their cool uk offerings, but i’d never had an opportunity to actually see the clothes in real life here on the west coast, so it’s pretty exciting to see that the retailer has finally expanded into the u.s. market with these cool shop-in-shops as a new permanent fixture in nordstrom department stores and online. and i finally got to try on a few pieces for size, and am drooling over their fall offerings, lots of fuzzy sweaters and soft oversized coats!

wearing: dot jacquard pinafore, floral check mix print shirt, jensen faux fur collar biker jacket, maple mid heel court pump all courtesy of topshop x nordstrom.



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meet me at madewell sf!

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oh bay area, how i’ve missed you! i’m going to be in town on saturday and sunday and i’d love to see you guys! and , of course, what better way to celebrate than with a private event at madewell san francisco centre? hope you can make it out!

sunday, october 27
6 – 8pm
madewell san francisco centre

enjoy champagne cocktails + sips and snacks while you shop some of my fall picks, and enter to win a $50 gift card!

r.s.v.p. to store.253@madewell.com

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maternity style

i suppose every outfit that i wear now that i’m pregnant can be filed under “maternity style,” but today i’m sharing three looks i put together for my latest post up on refinery29 my stylist sharing a few of the tips i’ve learned about dressing my bump so far. these were all taken at roughly around six months, which is crazy to imagine considering i am now nearing the seven month mark! i try not to talk too much about my pregnancy on here, mostly because it’s a pretty personal experience and things are overwhelming enough without sharing something so private in a public space. and i also doubt anyone wants to hear an expectant mother talk about all of her annoying aches and pains, especially when it is obviously a very exciting time. but let me tell you, the cliches are true, and it is not as easy as it looks! i haven’t even gone through labor yet and i am already pretty impressed with how much of an impact it has had on my mind and body!

for me, one of the things that really helps me to feel good is getting dressed. whenever i feel kinda crappy, whether i’m sick or blue or otherwise feeling low, i always feel the best when i take the time to pamper myself a little bit. throw on a nice red lipstick, play with a new hairstyle, or put on something that gives me a little confidence boost. it kinda helps me to feel better facing the world and dealing with whatever other little annoyances might get in my way. so during this pregnancy, even when my ribs feel like they’re about to crack, or my hips are aching and i feel like i can barely walk, or i’m feeling super self-conscious about how much my body has changed, it’s made a huge difference to just feel pulled together and polished.

wearing: a.p.c. dress, palette red vegan leather handbag courtesy of alice & roi, vintage shoes from pretty penny, nars lipstick in jungle red



wearing: vintage maternity top from the loved one, j brand jeans, swedish hasbeens peep toe super high, j.w. hulme mini legacy bag, tom ford nikita sunglasses, nars lipstick in jungle red



wearing: lauren moffatt crochet top and striped skirt, rachel comey mars boots, orla kiely handbag, michael kors tortoise watch, ray-ban clubmaster sunglasses, nars lipstick in jungle red

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saint louis fashion week!

i’m excited to announce that in one week, i will boarding a plane to attend saint louis fashion week! i have never been to saint louis, so just having the opportunity to visit a new place is beyond exciting, but seeing the roster of events has got me even more excited! if you’re in the area, you should definitely check out the schedule and try to attend an event or two. i’ll be in town from october 2 – 6, so i hope to see you there!

a few highlights:
- designers samantha pleet, jennifer chun, eva franco, wai ming, and laura kathleen will be showing their collections
- twelve national bloggers will be in attendance, including keiko lynn, orchid grey, selective potential, and heartland underdog

thank you so much to the saint louis convention and visitors commission for sponsoring my trip and to the cheshire for accommodations!

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vintage shopping with refinery29

today i thought i’d share one of my recent posts on refinery29 my stylist. i went to one of my favorite shops, pretty penny vintage in oakland, to check out the selection and share a few of my vintage shopping tips. no, it’s not revolutionary by any means, but even a seasoned vintage shopping veteran like myself (wink!) can appreciate a few tips and hints as a little refresher before i venture out on a vintage expedition. there are so many factors to take into account that what should be a fun adventure can sometimes turn into a stressful task. so hopefully you’ll enjoy some of my tips right here!

you can see all of my refinery29 posts here.





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join me at the lancôme + vogue event!

today i’m excited to announce that i’ve teamed up with vogue to co-host an event celebrating the launch of the new lancôme show by alber elbaz collection! come join me this saturday june 22 at nordstrom valley fair from 12am – 2pm for a fashion show featuring lancôme eye looks and vogue fashion picks! guests will receive a makeover by top lancôme makeup artists, plus take home a custom mini issue of vogue, and one-of-a-kind lancôme makeup mirror, shopping bag and lancôme show brochure, all embossed with elbaz’s chic signature artwork.*

saturday, june 22
nordstrom valley fair
vogue gifts and fashion show from 12pm – 2pm

beauty counter appointments from 11am – 7pm
*call 408.248.2180 ext. 1064 to reserve an appointment

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announcing refinery29 my stylist!

today i am very pleased to announce the launch of my stylist! i’ve teamed up with refinery29 + t.j. maxx for this brand new site, a one-stop destination for you to connect with the refinery29 editors and a team of bloggers on everything style and fashion-related. i’ll be sharing three posts per month on a range of topics, answering styling questions, and offering up local tips and recommendations, all of which can be found right from my profile. to kick off the launch, you can also swing by my introductory interview to peek at a few of my outfits, and then head on over to my very first article on (you guessed it) the return of the pinafore.

 

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hey south bay, come hang out with me at 7 for all mankind!

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if you live in the south bay, then you’re in luck! this thursday, i’ll be co-hosting a fun event at 7 for all mankind in santa clara alongside the fine folks at san francisco magazine. come hang out and sip cocktails with me and get a 20% discount on everything in the shop! there will be free gifts for the first 100 shoppers and fun times will be had by all. can’t wait to meet you!

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