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

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!

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.

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

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.


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


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!


april foolin’

a couple of weeks back, i had the pleasure of filming a silly april fool’s video for modcloth. while part of my job description does include instagram strategy, i promise you, my days are not spent wandering around the office looking for cute photos. but i did think it would be fun to create a little mockumentary about my job at modcloth, and i have to admit i did kind of enjoy terrorizing my co-workers and poking fun at my silly fashion + tech industry world for a day.

alas, my salary is not dedicated to the sole purpose of finding the best instagram photos, though now that i think of it, i did get approval to run around with our videographer (shout out to jon brown) all day shooting this video…

calivintage on modcloth

outfit: calivintage for gap x tumblr x filter magazine

today i thought i’d share a little project i’m working on in collaboration with gap x tumblr x filter magazine! if you you’ve been following me on tumblr, then you may have seen my announcement that this thursday, i’ll be hosting an event at the gap san francisco flagship store to kick-off sxsw with a performance by local band geographer. if you’re interested in attending, you can rsvp to the free show right here.

and in honor of the occasion, gap asked me to style a few festival-ready looks for guys and girls. so i enlisted the help of my partner-in-crime and photographer, brendan as we went on an adventure in mt. diablo and snapped a few festival styles.

the polyvore designer collective

work wear with madison harding

today i’ve partnered up with polyvore + madison harding to introduce you to the new polyvore designer collective. the program was developed to help boost awareness for up-and-coming talent in fashion and design, and madison harding is one of the inaugural members! so in honor of the occasion, they asked me to style a fun work wear look using my favorite pair of shoes from their latest collection.

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