Outfit of the Day: Sept 23, 2019

All black was my go-to for the past year. But it never really suited me as much as earthy tones does. So in the next few upcoming OOTDs I’m bringin’ it back. For now, enjoy an all black ensemble.

I also realized it’s much easier (obviously) to take my outfit photos when he’s napping.

Outfit details:
Tank: Old Navy (they seem to bring this one back every year). I bought it in a size large and wore it while pregnant. Now I use
Leggings: prAna. These have lasted me 3+ years. I wear them at least 2-3 days a week, wash them in hot. Slapp’em in the dryer. Wash them in cold. Doesn’t matter, they don’t shrink, they don’t pill. They were a PR sample years back, but such a good piece. In fact, all my prAna clothes (which were mostly all PR sent/gifted) are fantastic quality that wash even better and still look brand new for years to come.
Shoes: Vince
Bag: Neiman Marcus



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Outfit of the Day: Sept 20, 2019

Didn’t think that you’d hear from me again this quick – didja!!

So I found a good way to take self-timershots without a proper tripod and without having my phone dropping onto concrete.

My camera is seriously inside of a shoe, and that shoe is laying on the stroller. Lol. Hey, whatever works. Bebs was down for his nap and I had the stroller out, so I decided to see how it worked for me. And worked it did.

Although this is an incredibly basic outfit, it’s what I’ve been reaching for, and pretty much my daily “uniform”. Fall is coming up and I’m looking forward to start layering more.

Are you guys interested in all the OOTDs, or more of the layering ones. Cause I mean jeans and a tee guys, you can’t get any simpler than that.

Anyway, this is what I wore literally today. Thought I’d share. I’m using my Google pixel to take these shots and often I have “motion” turned on, which means it takes a variety of shots all within probably a half second, so I can save any of the shots in the motion – you know in case I blink, or if I’m squinting hard into the sun. I can omit those. However with those, if it’s not the original, and if it’s part of the motion, it’s like taking a still from a video, the quality isn’t great. But, I mean, it’s only an OOTD not like I’m taking super fantastic product shots here or anything. So I’ll let it go.

Outfit details
Crewneck tee: Target (in stores now!)
Jeans: Articles of Society  (they’re always on sale with the Nordstrom Anniversary sales)
Belt: Decades old from American Eagle
Shoes: Johnston & Murphy (seen here, and here)
Bag: My goodie bag from Neiman Marcus that I got here.

Weird blooper that I sometimes may not include. My keys bulging out of my arse pocket, and me thinkin’ a good ol’ hair flick would look cool. It did not. ha!!!

Up-close shot because this one was too cute not to share. He honestly just squat down behind my shoes, wouldn’t move, and kept saying “CHEESE!”. Sidenote, I need to clean the shoes obviously – but if you’re not aware you can easily clean sneakers with imitation (or the real thing…) Magic Eraser things! Just google melamine sponges. Or pick’em up at the dollar store.

So, there ya have it. Enjoy your weekend folks.

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Stanford Beauty Week

Well hello there everyone. It’s been quite a few months since I sat down here and typed up a blog entry, hasn’t it! Since April, man. You guys. The summer is almost gone and I’m not sad about it. I love the warmth and sunshine, but when it’s time to bust out the layers and not be overheated in just wearing jeans and a tee – that’s my vibe right there. Be comfortable in jeans and not be sweaty.

I want to tell you about a fun event I went to over the weekend. Stanford Shopping Center invited me to their first annual beauty week kick-off event (and I got the e-mail while we were away in Canada), so I’m happy the timing all worked out and I could attend just 2 days after I landed my feet on California soil. Beauty Week is happening right now (sept 16-22) at select Simon Malls.

If you’re coming here from my blog, from Instagram – I saved everything on my highlight reel and I’ll do my best to link everyone who attended (their IG’s, mainly because I can’t go huntin’ down their blogs too – though it’ll be easy to find since it’ll be in their bio’s pretty much). But we’re workin’ with a crunched timeline. Blog as fast as you can, get those pics up, and rearin’ to go, all while baby (omg no, toddler) is down for his nap.

Brunch and Bubbles was a private event for a select amount of Bay Area Bloggers which happened on Sunday September 15. It was executed gorgeously. Everything ran so incredibly smoothly, it was quite well done. The food from Terrain Cafe Palo Alto was exquisite and I ate multiples of most (lol). The brands/stores that were available got up and spoke about the brand. But best of all I met a ton of new San Francisco Bay Area local-to-me-ladies that share similar interests. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it.

Let’s get onto the few photos I took.

As I stated in my IG stories sometimes I’m a lil’ awkward (lol). I get nervous when people take my pic. But I also want to have a little pic of myself from the event. So, I do strange things like put my hands here as if I had to pee (I did not have to….lol).

So I take self-timed-selfies on a bench and hope for the best sometimes…

OOTD: Suzy Shier (Canadian store) cardigan (brand new – in stores now)
Old Navy waffle tank
American Eagle belt from 2003 (or so)
Articles of Society Jeans ( you can find them at Nordstrom)
Vince shoes
Banana Republic clutch. One of my first purchases when I moved to Ontario, Canada years ago.

Thank you again to Stanford for inviting me, for the generous gifts, the fantastic brunch, and future friends.

Say hi to the local IGers here!

Katie Melanie Lam
Rebecca Cafiero
Giulia: palm trees and pellegrino 
Christine at trend envy
Katrina at the hella young
Miranda at how art thou,
Gianna at lifestyle by gianna
Giana Siska


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