Fashion, Holidays, Life

Thanksgiving Dressing

Thanksgiving Dressing


Happy Thanksgiving, aka Turkey Day, y’all! 



(A-line dress, cashmere scarf, and belt: H&M; Earrings: BaubleBar; Boots: Doc Martens)

Fashion, Life, Wednesday Wants

Wednesday Want: J Crew Downing Bucket Bag

J Crew Downing Bucket Bag

My trusty black Kimchi Blue purse, sadly, has seen better days. With that in mind, I’ve been searching for another great bag that has a decently long strap and isn’t too big.

I’ve come to like the Downing Bucket Bag for its unique shape and variety of earth tone colors. Needless to say, it’s definitely on my Christmas List. 😉

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Men

2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Men


For me, men can be so hard to shop for. When it comes to shopping for my other half, I generally just stick to buying him things I know he needs along like a warm sweater and a flannel due to our cold weather up here. I do love getting getting him a quirky thing as well too–like The Sriracha Cookbook and a camera lens mug.

Good luck to all those also looking for the man in their life!



(Mug: $14.99; Touchtec Gloves: $45.00; Cardigan: $49.95; Jack White Lazaretto LP: $31.98; Patagonia fleece: $99;  The Sriracha Cookbook: $16.99; Breaking Bad Complete DVD Set: $201.29 (for limited time))

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her–$25 and under

Holiday Gift Guide for Her--25 and under (2014)Now that Thanksgiving is only a week away, shopping for Christmas presents mode is fully on for many. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting about my top present picks in all the major price ranges.

Sometimes it can be difficult to shop for your loved ones–especially those who seem to already have everything under the sun. I hope these gift guides steer your towards a gift or two for when you’re having trouble finding something.

Here’s to a wonderful holiday season! 


(Chloe Mini Travel Gift Set: $15; H&M Mohair Blend Sweater: $24.95; The Everygirl Shop Insulated Tumbler: $18; How to be Parisian Wherever You Are: $25)

Beauty, Life, Trending

Winter Beauty: Tried and True

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Winter in the NW can go from 4os and raining to below freezing and snowing. There are so many days where the best pick me up can honestly be spritzing on some perfume or putting some color on your nails and/or lips.

The weather also loves to wreck havoc on my skin, especially my face and hands which go from their normally oily selves to sensitive once the cold hits. I love Philoshophy’s Hands of Hope cream because it doesn’t irritate my skin like so many other brands and it also has a nice clean smell. Smashbox Photo Finish primer is perfect for my skin as it’s oil-free and has more of a gel base so it’s not too cakey like some primers can be.

Also, for those who have to combat the winter rains like I do, Tarte’s Light Camera Splashes mascara is a must! I love the fact that it’s a waterproof mascara that does not compromise as it’s comb still thickens my lashes ever so nicely.


(From left: NARS Scarlet Empress lipstick; Tom Ford Black Orchid; Philosophy Hands of Hope hand and cuticle cream; Lights Camera Splashes mascara by Tarte; OPI Lincoln Park After Dark; Smashbox Photo Finish primer)

Fashion, Life, Trending

Lovin’ Right Now: Alexander Wang for H&M

alexander wang x H&M padded leather jacket

alexander wang x H&M jacquard knit dress


Alexander Wang x H&M perforated top


I love the minimalist and sporty vibe the ALEXANDER WANG x H&M collection has going on. Not only is it due to black/white being my favorite combination, but also how the colors (especially black) are usually universally flattering. So what’s not to love?!


P.S. Note that these items are sold out online (and probably in some stores as well) but they should be back in stock soon! 


(Padded leather jacket: $399; Jacquard-knit Dress: $99; Top with perforated pattern: $149)