Friday, November 21, 2014

James, the Indoor Dog

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This pup just loves this stool. It's his second favorite spot, after my lap of course. It's already snowy and freezing out so we've been enjoying many cozy days and evenings indoors together watching HGTV.
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I replaced my white shaggy rug with a more practical version. With a dog and a dude, I needed something a little easier to clean stains and vacuum at least twice a week. I'm on the hunt for a reclaimed wood version instead of this $20 IKEA crap table which was missing some parts so I couldn't even have the lower shelf piece.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Neutrals

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I took Monday off from work for a shopping trip, but plans fell through and I decided to keep the vacation day to re-energize..which for me means, alone time in my apartment, eating a lot and trying my best to ignore email and anything work/blog/grad school related. Kyle and I went to lunch so I could get my favorite french dip sandwich and also picked up a $6 bottle of moscato to day drink while watching Mr. Selfridge. I wore this on my brief excursion outside the apartment and retired to the couch in this cozy outfit, but with fuzzy slippers. 
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[coat from Urban Outfitters, jeans by J Brand, heels by Steve Madden, sweater from Forever 21, Louis Vuitton bag]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Monday, November 17, 2014

Functional

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There are several things in my closet that I love and bought with the intention of wearing on repeat, like this leopard blanket cape. But when I first got it, I had no idea how to wear it and three years later, it has finally became that staple it was always intended to be. I threw it over a silky blouse, which kept me warm and also protected against chocolate chip stains from the cookies I ate all day. Fashion and function!
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[top from Madewell, vintage leopard cape from Clyde's Rebirth, jeans from J Crew, caged pointy heels c/o Windsor, hat from Target, bag by Rebecca Minkoff]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Best Gifts For Your Bestie

Shopping for friends can be a stressful bitch of a time, but I've come up with a shopping strategy. This really just involves hunting for small items of luxury that you might not buy for yourself, but secretly want like a pair of cozy ass slippers, a great scarf or a fancy notebook to scribble to-do lists (most of my friends are Type-A'ers like myself so it fits the bill.) What ideas do you have for holiday gift giving with your friends?
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1. P.F. Candle Co. Soy Candle, $16 (my favorite scent of theirs is the teakwood and tobacco)
2. Sugar Paper Pale Pink and Gold Dot Notebook, $18
3. Woven Peak Throw, $29.99
4. Kate Spade All Occasions Card Set, $30
5. Ugg Alena Slipper, $120
6. Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix, $25
7. Vera Wang Wedgewood Polished Gold 5 Piece Place Setting, $80
8. J Crew Brushed Scarf, $72.50
9. Rainbow Orwell Bib Necklace, $58

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Rain Day

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Saturday was one of those days I changed my clothes a million times. Without boring you with legitimate reasons I've justified in my head for doing so, I will just say this was outfit #2 for half of the day's errands. I just want cardigans and I don't think I've ever felt that overwhelming desire to throw one on. Maybe it's the colder weather, but I want all the cardigans and coatigans. 
Last weekend was just a really great weekend filled with spending time with people I enjoy like my beautiful friend Haley (her blog is Style Sound, check it out!) visiting from Texas, my friend Greg before he moves to Fresno (boo, but I'm happy for you) and Kyle's mom who I feel is my fashion and car curb-hitting kindred spirit.
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[Burgundy Duster Long Cardigan c/o Windsor, denim shirt from Madewell, jeans by BDG, clogs c/o PB&J Boutique, hat from Forever 21, bag by Rebecca Minkoff]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mind Over Matter

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Ever have an outfit you're so excited to wear that you prolong it's first wear to save for the most perfect day to unveil it? This happened to me with this cream sweater and these cool faux leather trousers. Really, I was afraid to to stain the new sweater and I also had to muster up the courage to rock these pants in a more conservative work environment...but I did it and kept the sweater stain free! I've been playing interior designer at work lately and so I wore this to visit one of our facilities in need of a facelift to brainstorm ideas and then to do some furniture shopping.
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[necklace c/o Black Crystals, pants from Zara, sweater from J Crew, heels by Nine West, coat from Urban Outfitters]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Friday, November 7, 2014

Lust List: Sporty Spirit

What sweet coincidence it was for my health and fitness kick to align with the sporty trend--makes my workout outfit purchases seem cooler and I've been able to transition them outside the gym to everyday and even for work. What's your favorite sporty/athletic trend so far?
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1. Gap Stripe Panel Pant, $49.95
2. Wool Blend Pilot Jacket, $129
3. Splendid Belmont Striped Top, $160
4. Fabio Rusconi Glossy Platform Bootie, $309.95
5. Marc by Marc Jacobs Quilted Leather Satchel, $348
6. Double Knit Beanie, $17.90
7. Love You Knot Bralette, $73