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December 18, 2017

Outfits lately

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A roundup today of recent looks posted to my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me there for looks that don’t always make it to the blog!

Collared sweater | white pants | nude sandals |

Navy collared sweater (here or here)

White trousers – J.Crew

Nude block sandals – Merona

Black bow back dress | silver & gold shimmery heels |

Black bow back dress – Kate Spade (similar {68% off – only $32!}}, similar)

Silver lace heels – Jimmy Choo (budget friendly {2 colors})

Red striped t-shirt | red bow flats |

Striped red & blue long sleeve tee – Old Navy {only $9 – 8 colors}

Red bow flats – Ferragamo (budget friendly)

Leopard clutch | striped yellow shirt | trench coat | navy floral skirt |

Leopard clutch – H&M (similar, similar)

Yellow striped tee – J.Crew (similar {only $12}, similar {only $12})

Short trench coat – J.Crew (similar, similar))

Navy floral skirt – J.Crew (similar, similar)

Blue button front shirt | white jeans | colorblock heels |

Blue 2 way button front cross shirt – Helmut Lang (similar, similar)

White jeans – J.Crew

Colorblock heels – Sole Society (similar, similar)


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December 1, 2017

#flatlay Friday, luxury {gift guide} & weekend links

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Trench coat | Burberry plaid scarf | red quilted purse | see the full look at #flatlay #outfitidea

Trench coat – Banana Republic (similar {$50 off}, similar {3 colors})

Checkered scarf – Burberry (budget-friendly: similar {only $24}, very similar)

Red quilted purse – Express (similar, similar)

Today’s gift guide is about finding that one gift this year that will make it a holiday to remember. Go ahead and pamper that special woman in your life – whether it’s your mom, mother-in-law, special sister, cousin, friend, or treat yourself!

Gift guide: the big gift this holiday season |


1. Dyson hair dryer
Give her a salon blowout that she can do in the comfort of her home

2. Cashmere cardigan {on sale $218 off!}
An extra soft and warm sweater to add to her stylish wardrobe

3. Cashmere cold weather accessories set {2 colors}
Plush hat, gloves, and scarf that promises to keep her warm outside

4. Classic trench coat {$350 off in black}
A timeless trench coat that will stay in her closet for seasons to come

5. Luxurious essence
A holy grail for helping her maintain that youthful look

6. Chanel lip gloss
Designer lip gloss that’s perfect for any recipient! What’s better is it comes in the classic Chanel gift wrap that will awe her even more

7. La Mer minis
A sampler set – the perfect gift for all her skincare needs

8. Gucci belt {thinner version here}
A coveted belt that’s the perfect gift for the fashionista on your list

9. Gucci purse {4 colors}
Gift her a purse in a style and color that will withstand the test of time and be a closet timepiece

10. Jimmy Choo heels {40% off!}
Up her shoe game with these exquisite heels that are the perfect marriage of sparkle and lace

11. Chloé wallet {22% off}
A classic wallet style made of buttery leather and adored with minimal gold hardware


You can always see the entire gift guide here

This week’s finds…
• Dior’s famous “Lady Bag” is getting changed but not by any ladies

• Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got announced their engagement earlier this week – see some behind the scenes of them acting goofy! Also, an interesting comparison between her and other royals

• How Snapchat is trying to redefine itself

• You took all these photos – now how do you share them? A few tips shared here

• Clothing subscription services are popping up everywhere – here are some of the newest additions

In case you missed this week’s posts…
A round up of my outfits, on sale
Holiday gift guide: for her
Hiking up and down Sn Francisco streets
All the cold weather accessories you need to keep warm

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July 6, 2017

The hype: Nordstrom anniversary sale dissected + free $20 to spend + insider shopping tips

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Nordstrom anniversary sale 2017 | see all the details at

You may have heard about the infamous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and thought to yourself “so what? It’s just another sale”. This sale differs from other sales because they are new arrivals for Fall 2017 – not an end of season sale. If the thought of shopping for cooler weather pieces is off-putting, think of it this way – you’re curating pieces you know you’ll need for the Fall without the impulse buying. I’m going to share with you some tips to help prepare you for one of the most fun shopping sales of the year!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes from July 13 through August 6. However, early access is available for Nordstrom cardholders from July 13 – July 21. You get EIGHT days to shop the sale before it’s open to everyone. If you don’t have a Nordstrom debit or credit card yet, apply here. You must be approved by July 9 to access the sale early. Plus, if you sign up now you can get $20 free to spend on the sale.

You’re probably asking if it’s worth it to get the early access? YES! The early bird gets the worm and this sale is just that. Popular items that are on sale are usually gone by the second or third day.

Items in all departments are put on sale so here’s a chance to get your hands on the newest pieces for a discounted price – a win-win in my book! Remember, once the sale ends, prices will go back up. Can’t figure out what size to get? Get both sizes. Don’t have your size? Get the item with any size. Why? Nordstrom offers free shipping both ways. If you’re debating between two sizes, you can return the one that doesn’t fit. If your size isn’t available, snag the item in an available size so you can take advantage of the sale price. Check back periodically to see if your size is in stock. When it is, you can do an even exchange and still take advantage of that sale price.

Look in your closet and decide what items you’ll need for the coming months. Keep in mind items that may be higher-priced. Those usually go fast so you’ll want to put them in your cart ASAP. You can preview a portion of the sale by taking a peek at the Nordstrom catalog. Last year, there was a lot of outerwear on sale and boots for the fall. Also, don’t forget the men and kids in your life who might need something from the sale!

One of my purchases last year was this coat for over $100 off and I wore it all winter long. Definitely a great investment!


If you’re itching to shop now, I went through the current items on sale and have some great finds below:

Stuart Weitzman OTK boots for 35% off {available in 5 colors}

Roll tab tunic {one of my closet staples – available in 8 colors}

V-neck tee {one of the softest tees I own}

Striped summer waist tie dress {40% off}

Jimmy Choo suede booties for 60% off


Fleece wrap cardigan under $40

Collarless black blazer for 40% off

Eliza J crossover top {I just ordered this to pair with my many skirts!}

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November 18, 2014

Star style: Emma Roberts

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Star style: Emma Roberts |


Borrowing from the boys, Emma Roberts was recently spotted with this collared blazer and reptile textured oxfords. She balances the look by pairing these black skinny jeans and her Rebecca Minkoff handbag, and keeps warm with a wrapped scarf.

Inspired by Emma’s style? Pair the same blazer with these black jeans. Grab this fringed scarf and wrap it around your neck to ensure warmness. These patent oxfords add a little bit of flare and pair well with this studded handbag. The perfect outfit – looking cool while feeling warm!

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August 26, 2014

Dream day style

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The husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary but it only seems like yesterday that I was finalizing all the details leading up to my wedding day. You should’ve seen my office – inspiration photos strewn everywhere! That was until I found out about and all the ideas for our wedding could be nicely organized digitally and made for sharing with my then-fiancé much easier.

For you ladies who are planning your special day, I’ve curated some wedding inspiration boards for you. Whether you’re planning for a small and intimate wedding or a large gathering of your family and friends, these looks will work well!

Beach affair wedding |     @loverly #loverly

What can be more relaxing that experiencing that fresh air and spotting the blue ocean? Imagine having your wedding on the soft sand beaches of Hawaii or the exotic locale of Bali. This Love, Yu wedding dress complements the setting perfectly. How could you make this strapless, silky dress even more perfect? For ease of walking down the aisle in the sand, these Swarovski embellished sandals are a must! Wear this rhinestone tennis bracelet on your right wrist to balance the shiny piece on your left hand. Add this simple necklace for the perfect finishing touch to your look!


City glam wedding |     @loverly #loverly

A rooftop venue is the perfect place to hold your city glam wedding. Whether it’s New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco, imagine being surrounded by the ambient lights and sounds of the cityscape around you as you enter in a soft, elegant wedding dress from Jenny Yoo. The lightweight fabric sways with your every step as you glisten in head-to-toe sparklers: these tear drop earrings accompanied by a matching pendant necklace and topped off with the perfect dancing shoes!


Rustic chic wedding |     @loverly #loverly

The slight breeze causes a quick fluttering of leaves. The birds nearby sing a song. What’s a better way to celebrate your wedding than in nature? Imagine walking down the aisle in this stunning lace wedding dress from Mira Zwillinger. Compliment the dress’ details with this golden lace heel. Accessorize with your theme with a leaf cuff bracelet and necklace matching set. Time to celebrate!

I’d love to hear: what is/was your dream day style?


P.S. Be sure to visit for more inspiration, including: real weddings, a vast selection of wedding dresses, and overall, planning tips!

This post has been brought to you in collaboration with as part of their Dream Day Style campaign. All opinions expressed are my own.

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