Tuesday Tip: Ribbons

IMG_2703I’m starting a new section of my blog called “Tuesday Tips”. I hope to give you simple ways to glam up your life, make your beauty routine easier or elevate your style. For my debut post, I’m highlighting something that’s always close to my heart no matter my age: RIBBONS. Not only are they so versatile, ribbons of all fabrics and colors are cheap and easy to come by (any fabric store and even Target has ribbon). So you can get saturated velvets for fall and bright cottons for spring. If I’m at a craft store, I like to buy 1-2 yards (about $1) and then cut it at home. Cut the ends on a diagonal for more polish, or leave them straight and frayed for more edge. Bonus: Ribbons also make great headbands or chokers!  Continue reading “Tuesday Tip: Ribbons”

Sunday Strollin’: Pleated Midi Skirt + T-Shirt

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new york teeShirt: Old // Jacket: Azalea // Skirt: Vince, and Similar Here // Bag: Cambridge Satchel // Necklace: Old, Similar Here // Booties: Alexander Wang

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend! It’s been so rainy in San Francisco so we did a lot of early spring cleaning the last few days: I was able to pull out two full bags of clothes to donate. Feel like I have more room in the closet for some new clothes… not like I need to shop any more every again. On Sunday we went on a walk through the Mission and I wore this navy midi from Vince with my favorite East Coast reppin’ tee.  Continue reading “Sunday Strollin’: Pleated Midi Skirt + T-Shirt”

The Museum of Ice Cream

We spent our Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Ice Cream! Yes, that’s a thing and it was as delicious as it sounds. I can’t believe someone dreamed this sweet, sweet heaven up. The Museum of Ice Cream, #MOIC, is currently open in LA, Miami and San Francisco.  If you live in SF, you can get tickets here. They sell out months in advance but you can sign up for a notification when they release more, so you’ll know first. Want a sneak peek? Follow me…
IMG_2059.JPGOutfit Details: Jeans: Frame // Shirt: Topshop, similar here // Earrings: Vanessa Mooney, ON SALE // Bag: Old // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Lipstick: NarsIMG_2093 Continue reading “The Museum of Ice Cream”

Brand I Love: COS

Looking at your played out winter clothes and realizing you are need of some new wardrobe staples? Me too. If you don’t already know, I MUST introduce you to one of my favorite European fashion imports: Cos. They do simplicity with a twist better than anyone. Think navy sweatshirts with fun pleating, skirts with tie belts and asymmetrical hems, dresses with a collar you can wear up for a square neck, or down for a v-neck. Their fabrics are thick and luxe, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic white poplin shirt. If you are into looking pulled together without a lot of effort (and who isn’t) or solid colors and classic tailoring, scroll down for my best picks from COS right now.

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This dress is from my latest trip to London and is no longer available but there’s a very similar version here (I almost like it more). Shoes: Old // Necklace: Nordstrom, (Similar Here) // Clutch: Claire V. (Similar Here) // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “Brand I Love: COS”

I Tried Glossier: Here’s What I Think

With tons of new beauty lines launching every week, I’m skeptical to try a new brand comes out. After all, can it really be better than my go-tos like Nars? So when I heard about Glossier, I didn’t think much about it. Flash forward a few years later and Glossier popped up in Vogue, and I thought – THIS IS LEGIT NOW. I must try it. For a bit of background, Glossier was started in 2014 by Emily Weiss, the blogger behind Into The Gloss and former Vogue staffer. In just a few years, Glossier has amassed a huge cult following, with up to 10k waitlists for new lipsticks.

Scroll down for my first experience ordering Glossier, the final look and “would-I-buy-again?” decision.  This is very serious makeup business.

Here are the three products I ordered.

First impressions: It arrived in 3 days, even though the site said 5-8 days. I also had forgotten I ordered it, so it was like surprise makeup. Opened to find free samples and a sheet of stickers – a fun touch. The products I ordered came in a pink zippered pouch made of bubble wrap, loving that idea. No plastic waste and I have already repurposed that bubble bag. The Boy Brow and the Generation Lipstick are smaller in size than I anticipated for $18 but it’s not a deal-breaker. (p.s. The website is super easy to navigate and checkout was quick).

IMG_8582.jpgIMG_8586These three products together lent themselves well to a berry-colored palette. I loved this look for daytime! It felt light and pretty, but I still got some full brow coverage. The only other products I’m wearing are:

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Fashion Finds: Leopard Print Everything For Fall

Five years ago I lived without any leopard print in my life. How sad I must have been. Since then I’ve discovered that leopard is a legit neutral, and can be worn with anything. It was huge on fall runways this year, so you better get familiar. Trust me, you’ll never reach for straight-up black over leopard again. For a roarin’ good outfit, try these leopard items (beware animal puns ahead):

Clutch: I can’t even tell you how much I love this one form Claire V. I’ve had it for 4 years now and use it CONSTANTLY. It’s big enough that I can fit my whole wallet, lipstick, and makeup. The good news, it’s still available! A worthwhile investment. Continue reading “Fashion Finds: Leopard Print Everything For Fall”

Quick and Easy Smoky (Metallic) Eyes

Gorgeous smoky eyes… We love the look, hate the time and skill it takes to actually put the makeup on, am I right? Lucky for us all, I’ve discovered a smoky eye that takes only 5 minutes and 4 products to complete – and the steps are so simple, your makeup experience level can be zero.

It’s the the perfect solution when you have approximately 15 minutes to go from eating ice cream in sweatpants to your best friends’ birthday party. That’s hypothetical, of course. Check out my tutorial below, and be that girl at the party with the eye makeup everyone wants.

IMG_9216As I said, for this smoky eye you only need 4 products: Continue reading “Quick and Easy Smoky (Metallic) Eyes”