March 31, 2015

The Perfect Ankle Skinnies

Farewell March, hello April! Are any of you planning on playing a prank on your family or friends tomorrow? :) One prank that the other half played on me when we first met was when we were interns at Apple (yea we met there... hehe), he stuck a sticky note that read, "April fools! :)" under my mouse so the laser didnt register that I was trying to move it around. I was banging my mouse on my desk, checking the cord making sure it was plugged in, readjusting my mouse pad, etc. Then I looked under the mouse and saw his note. He is quite a prankster, we'll see if he has anything up his sleeves this year.

I'm about average height, 5'4", and always have a ridiculously hard time finding jeans that do not require folding up or in, but ever since I got these ankle skinnies from 7 For All Mankind, I can't stop wearing them. They look so good with flats, boots, heels, everything! And here are a few of my other ankle jean picks if you are on the market for a good pair!

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Outfit Details

Top: Tweed Layered Pullover from Banana Republic.

StealTweed Layered Pullover from Banana Republic.
Splurge: Eyelet-Panel Sweater from J.Crew.

Jeans: 7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny in Slim Illusion Aggressive Atlas Blue.

Steal: DL 1961 Emma Legging Jean from SHOPBOP.
Splurge7 For All Mankind The Ankle Skinny in Slim Illusion Aggressive Atlas Blue.

Necklace: Mesh Necklace. {old}

Crossbody: Red Grayson Crossbody from Linea Pelle. {old}

March 25, 2015

Spring Forward

The weather in the Bay Area has been beautiful! High 70s to low 80s, and for todays pairing I went with this fun floral printed top. It actually has a really pretty green to blue gradient that was hidden by the shorts, but have a look at the link below to see the full top!

Hope you have a great rest of your week!

Outfit Details

Top: Painted Floral Dip Dye Top thanks to Karen Kane.

Steal: Lace-Paneled Baroque Print Top from Forever 21.
SplurgePainted Floral Dip Dye Top from Karen Kane.

Shorts: High Waisted Shorts from ZARA. {old}

Steal: High Wasited Shorts with Belt from ZARA. {so cute!}
Splurge: ASTR Embroidered Drawstring Shorts from Nordstrom.

March 17, 2015

Flowy Yellow Top

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Did you remember to wear your green today? I am wearing green on my nails, hehe... But how pretty is this yellow top. Nothing says Spring like bright yellow and when I saw this at a ZARA store, I had to have it. I really like the cross-over drape look and it is so light and airy which really helps on hot days. See some of my picks for other pretty yellow tops below!

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Outfit Details

Top: Yellow Tie Waist V Neck Top from ZARA.

StealYellow Tie Waist V Neck Top from ZARA.
Splurge: Rebecca Minkoff Dev Tiered Top in Sun from SHOPBOP.

Jeans: Articles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny White Jeans.

StealArticles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny White Jeans.
Splurge: 1969 resolution true skinny skimmer jeans in white from Gap.

Bag: Uber Clutch in Indigo from GiGi New York. {old}

March 10, 2015

What's In My Handbag?

Whats in my bag? Almost everything. I'm one to carry around a super heavy purse in exchange for knowing that I have almost anything I can ever need. Hair tie? Check. Floss? Check. Snack? Check. External battery? Check. And I can go on and on...  Sometimes I feel like my purse is like Hermione's in Harry Potter, where she was able to carry everything they needed while hunting for Horcruxes! Life is stressful enough with unexpected hiccups, and I always try to find creative ways to stay positive, upbeat, and prepared about anything. Stress isn't always a bad thing, I personally like to channel it into motivation. Kick stress to the curb and allow it to help push and encourage yourself to achieve more, and honestly you might be surprised by the outcome!

I'd like to share a recent stressful event with my baby dog, Mochi. (He actually isn't a baby, but is one in my heart!) He recently started to have seizures, the first one lasted only a few minutes, but a few months later he had 4 seizures in one night. It goes without saying that I that was a stressful night trying to calm him down and driving him to the vet in the middle of the night. Fortunately, he is doing better and is on anti-seizure medicine now which helps control his seizures. This was an eyeopener to me that I should live a healthier lifestyle personally and with him. Now I watch what  I eat and have been learning how to play tennis with the other half. We also take him out more often for longer walks, jogs, and around with me on the weekends.

I recently got introduced to RESCUE and their products that help you stress less, stay calm, and in control in a natural and safe way! (It is non-habit-forming) RESCUE is developed by a doctor and has been used and trusted by millions worldwide. I'm trying out RESCUE Pastilles which are these yummy little candies and would like to invite you to try them out with this BOGO RESCUE coupon!

How do you manage your stress?

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Outfit Details

Top: Sequin Floral Sweater from J.Crew.

Steal: Denzel High Low Knit Sweater in Taupe from Dailylook.
SplurgeSequin Floral Sweater from J.Crew.

Jeans: Articles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny Jeans.

StealArticles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny Jeans from Nordstrom.
Splurge: Rag & Bone/JEAN The Frayed Skinny Jeans from SHOPBOP.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

March 5, 2015

Downtown Stroll

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Outfit Details

Dress: Topshop Floral Print Peplum Top from Nordstrom.

Steal: Seamed Sleeveless Top from ZARA.
SplurgeTopshop Floral Print Peplum Top from Nordstrom.

Jacket: RVCA Agne Green Army Jacket. {old}

StealMaison Scotch Crinkled Biker Jacket in Olive from Dailylook.
Splurge: Eileen Fisher The Fisher Project Classic Collar Crop from Nordstrom.