Monday, February 8, 2016

My Journey to Clear(er) Skin

Photo by Annie Hall

Neither of us have ever really talked about this on the blog, but we both struggled with persistent acne all the way through college (and for me even after).

As someone who has basically tried all acne treatments under the sun, which is barely even a hyperbolic statement, I thought I would record my experience here in case anyone is going through something similar.  Everyone's experiences are obviously unique, so what works for me might not work for someone else.  

Click through to see what finally worked for me and my current routine!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Wrap it up





On Whit: Tobi Wrap It Up Tie-Front Mini Dress, Top Shop suede moto jacket (old), McQ purse, Forever 21 Necklaces

Inspired by Mal's post back in November, I wanted a wrap tie dress of my own.  This one by Tobi is a more relaxed casual style. 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Pink






On Mal: New Look Stone Roll Neck Tassel Vest, H&M camel coat, DIY distressed Gap Sexy Boyfriend Jeans, INPINK Fashion Jewelry Marble Serenity Stone Cuff, Zara Lace Up Flats, NYX Lip Lingerie in Exotic

Photos by Rene

When I saw @bubbaandme wearing this fringed turtleneck on Instagram I was so excited to find out it was actually affordable (considering everything else she was wearing was designer!).  I was extra excited to find out it was on sale as well.  That being said, you get what you pay for and the quality is fairly atrocious.  I would say worse than Forever 21.  I still really like the style, but I don't expect it will hold up against the ravages of time and my laundering skills.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Chameleon

On Whit: Madewell palisade back-zip sweater in cablestripe (on sale!), GapFit Studio lined pants  (on sale!), Bauble Bar Engraved Coordinates Bar Pendant (join here),  Rebecca Minkoff backpack (old),  Rag & Bone Dixon boots (cute suede version here)

This is my travel-roadtrip-workout-anything outfit.  Ever since developing an interest in bouldering and traveling,  I've had to incorporate more athletic pieces into my daily getups to reduce hassle.  Comfort and convenience above all, I still try to mix in a few more structured pieces so I don't look too much of a dirtbag when I'm not at the gym.

On this day we were exploring Seattle, our last stop of our west coast roadtrip.  After checking out the Seattle Public Library and Gas Works Park, we made a visit to Seattle Bouldering Project.  All I had to do was take off my sweater and switch into my climbing shoes! 

Monday, January 11, 2016

BAM/PFA

On Mallory: Urban Outfitters Femme Super Soft Scarf, Old Navy Classic V-Neck Sweater (currently on sale for under $15), Pour La Victoire Crossbody, Zara Lace Up Flats (sold out, similar)

Photos by Rene

The Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive is moving to this upgraded historic building on Center.  I've loved watching how this building has gone up.  Anyone who is familiar with the original building knows how blah it used to be. As a historic landmark, the main building had to remain intact, but they added this curved metal facade that looks amazing.  It reminds me a bit of the Disney Concert Hall!  

As we were taking these, one of the construction workers came by and mentioned that everyone has been taking photos lately (and suggested that we would get better light if we came by at 10:30 am). So, there is a tip for anyone who wants to take photos here :)




Wednesday, January 6, 2016

INSPO// Sleeveless Turtlenecks





The 90s are back, people.  I just watched that episode of Friends where Rachel's Dad doesn't like Ross and calls him 'Wethead' and Rachel is wearing a sleeveless turtleneck and looks surprisingly current.  Or more accurately, we all look surprisingly 90s.  Click the photos to go to the image source!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Christmas Cruella






When I was little I had this furry black and white hat that my family called my 'Cruella De Ville' hat.  Now, years later, here I am wearing this cocoon coat.  I found it in store on sale for less than $40 (and there is currently an additional 50% off sale online right now).  When I brought it up to the counter to purchase, I was wearing my other ridiculous furry coat, and the checkout woman was totally unsurprised by my purchase.

P.s. Size down in this coat...it is designed oversized so it runs large!