I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older, but dressing for comfort has become more of a priority. These slim wide-leg jeans are really soft and the relaxed silhouette makes them feel like loungewear. Top it off with a pj-style shirt and a cozy, warm robe coat for an easy, weekend look. Sneakers are non-negotiable in my book especially if I know I’ll be doing a lot of walking. My favorites include the pair in this post, my Vans Slip-Ons, and most recently these Nike Blazer Sneakers.
This donut shop was a staple growing up. Most prominently in my high school and college years. They opened at 11pm (yes, pm), so when were craving freshly made donuts at house parties sleepovers, we’d scrounge up a few quarters for freshly made donut holes. I get so nostalgic when I’m visiting back home and small businesses like this are still thriving.
Last weekend, we visited our families for Mother’s Day and I finally got my dose of warm weather. Since I was waiting for the perfect temps before wearing this matching top and skirt set, it’s sold out, but I’ve linked to a few similar styles below:
I’ve been suffering from seasonal depression, style wise. While the rest of the country is warming up, San Francisco remains cold and dreary—which is confusing the heck out of my closet. So I’m trying my best to partake in spring trends… or at least my version of them! Denim on denim (or D.O.D.) is a bit brighter and more “colorful” than my usual neutrals. This M.i.h. Jeans shirt was an instant must-have because of the clean wash and tie sleeves—plus it’s on mega sale! These cropped Madewell jeans are also on sale (I’m wearing a 25) and for added warmth I threw on these suede boots. Hopefully we’ll get some sun soon, but until then, I’ll be dreaming of a sunny vacay while I’m snuggled up in a teddy coat.
Whoa, life has been a little crazy lately. Lots to update you guys with, but first my spring shopping haul is now live! The recent rain has got me so excited to dress for spring so I went on a few online shopping sprees to prep for the warm(er) weather ahead. Here are my hits and misses from ASOS, Madewell and Reformation (all products linked below!):
Spring Shopping Haul: ASOS, Madewell, Reformation - YouTube
I really love my newish because it’s so easy to style! For loose beachy waves, I use a Hot Tools Curling Iron or the T3 Singlepass Wave Wand (don’t let the single review scare you – this is the one I use and love!). To make your waves last throughout the day use lots of product (not just hairspray!). Here’s what I use:
On another note, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my necklace. A couple of years ago, I partnered with AUrate New York and really fell in love with their minimal jewelry styles. This necklace is definitely an investment piece, but you’ll get a ton of use out of it. I wear mine everyday and never take it off — I highly recommend!
Madewell has the best printed pants! They’re high quality, fit well, and come in classic pattern that are surprisingly versatile (watch how I styled their leopard print pants). These tapered stripe pants are high-waisted and have a relaxed fit. Since they’re a bit baggy, size down. Links to all products below!
You may have seen this purchase go down via Stories, but I bought my first LV piece back in January. I’ve gotten a ton of questions about the infamous LV Palm Spring Mini Backpack and where I bought it — O’ahu. Disclaimer: I don’t want to make any claims, but from my experience the prices at Louis Vuitton were ~10% lower. When we first strolled into the LV Gump’s Building, I inquired about the Palm Springs Mini (knowing damn well it wouldn’t be in stock, but “you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” —Wayne Gretzky, —Michael Scott). The employees gave me an “oh no, honey” head shake and I walked away with my tail between my legs. After the initial sting wore off, I asked about the Pochette. It was out of stock, however the Louis Vuitton Waikiki Pop Up had one in inventory. We crossed Kalakaua Avenue and found the bright yellow LV tucked away in the Royal Hawaiian Center. Good news, they had the Pochette… and in totally unexpected news, they just received a shipment of the Palm Springs Mini Backpacks. What I’ve concluded from my trip:
Shipments are received at the Waikiki Pop-Up location, then they’re distributed to the other O’ahu LV stores. There was an 18 person waiting list across the street and only a handful at the Pop Up—meaning there would be more bags up for grabs.
In addition to the ~10% price difference, Hawaii’s sales tax also affects total price: Honolulu ~4.5% vs. San Francisco at 8.5%
Not all luxury goods are lower priced. Some accessories like shoes and belts reflect Mainland prices.
They won’t ship to the Mainland. Before I knew the backpacks were in stock, I asked if I could add my name to the waiting list and place an order over the phone. The sales associate said it wasn’t possible for them to ship to the Mainland and that I would need to pick it up in person. (Backstory on how I actually snagged the bag: As luck would have it, the Pop Up location had just received the Palm Springs Mini (a surprise to myself and the sales associate helping me). Her manager said the backpacks may have been delivered with that day’s shipment. He went to investigate in the backroom and two minutes later, emerged from the mirror-front door, flashed a smirk, and gave me a single, approving head nod.)