Saturday, December 31, 2016

Lace and Mini for the Holidays

lace cami layered mini skirt outfit

On Whit: Oak + Fort Lace Cami, Banana Republic turtleneck sweater, McQ purse, Forever 21 pleather mini skirt (old), Stuart Weitzman NearlyNude Sandals

Happy Holidays! For my holiday party outfit this year, I strayed away from the usual sparkle and sequins with a more understated neutral colored look with blue heels.  I'm deathly afraid of the cold and nip slips, so I layered a mock neck sweater undearneath a lace cami.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Holiday Brocade

on Mal: Anthropologie brocade dress (old, similar below), Gucci GG Marmont Bag (sold out, similar below), Banana Republic Faux Rabbit Scarf, H&M Lace Up Flats (sold out...might still be in store!), Soko Rembo Cuff

Photos by Ty

I found this dress on super sale at Anthro earlier this year, and although it is not the most versatile piece, I decided to go for it.  I have worn it a total of two times...once for a dinner out in NYC, and then yesterday for Christmas.   My mom commented that I looked awful fancy to be peeling and mashing potatoes. 

I hope everyone had a warm and relaxing holiday! Can't wait until 2017 <3

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Foreo Luna 2 Professional Review

As Mal mentioned in her journey to clear(er) skin, we both suffered from acne through our college years and more.  I became very invested in trying new serums, treatments, and technology to improve my skin texture.  The Luna 2 was one of them.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the Foreo Luna 2 is a facial cleansing and anti-aging device that promises to unclog pores of 99.5% impurities and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Read my honest review after the jump!

Wine Country Getaway with Maven

On Mal: Boohoo Rea Pleated Ruffle Sleeve Top,  Gucci GG Marmont Purse, J. Crew Lookout Highrise Jeans, H&M Lace-Up Flats (old, similar linked below), c/o Dualitas Elixer Bravery Ring

On Whit: Zara Lace Top, H&M Quilted Leather Jacket (old, similar below), Banana Republic Faux Rabbit Fur Scarf, c/o Furla Mini Metropolis Bag

Photos by Ty

On Sunday we took a quick day trip to St. Helena c/o of Maven.  Maven is GM's new carshare app, which just launched in San Francisco.  There are pickups around the city (mostly near downtown), and once you download the free app and sign up, you can find a car and reserve it by the half-hour...there is no membership fee. We were surprised how cheap it is, without the membership, it actually makes it less than Zipcar.

We reserved a Cadillac for the day, and simply picked it up at the garage using the app to unlock the car.  On the way to St. Helena (about an hour and a half trip), we were thankful for the free 4g...although we had to call to get the network password.

After getting a bit of a late start, we went straight to lunch as soon as we got into town.  We had made a reservation at Farmstead, but after arriving a bit early we ended up just taking an available table on the patio. If you are ever in the area, go here. It is super tasty without the usual hefty wine-country price tag.  We suggest the cheddar biscuits (free if you check in on Yelp) and the Mac and Cheese!

After lunch we went tasting at some of the wineries. Between four of us, we split a couple of tastings (nice they let you do that). We took the day nice and slow, partially because we were full, and partially because none of us are big wine-drinkers.  Plus, Mal was DD, so was only taking a sip of each pour. We visited Hall Wines (love that Bunny Foo Foo statue), Opus One (they only make one wine a year, so a tasting is a full pour), and checked out the architecture but didn't taste at Del Dotto.

We wrapped up the day at Goose and Gander. This spot is super cute and cozy.  After being full all day, we decided to forgo traditional entrees. We had to try the duck fat fries, which is what drew us here to the first place, but these ended up not actually being our favorite part.  The octopus was so well done (and we usually don't like that texture) and beef tartar toast were both our surprise favorites.

It was a fun day, and it was so easy to drop off the car again.  Once we parked the car in the tiny garage spot (the most difficult part of the day), we simply marked our trip finished on the app!

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gift Guide - The Well-Groomed Man

Finally got around to doing a men's gift guide.  If you have a man in your life (dad, brother, bf) who is into fashion/grooming, or if you are trying to not-so-subtly hint, this guide is for you!

Some specific items we would like to mention:
The Foreo Luna 2 for men - FYI this is the same model as the Foreo 2 for Oily Skin - we've recently been trying out the Foreos, and it seriously makes you feel so much cleaner! Stay tuned for Whit's review, coming soon!

Cedar shoe trees - there isn't a point of having nice things (like dress shoes) if you aren't going to take care of them! Shoe trees might not the most exciting gift, but if he's not going to buy them for him a favor! Plus, cedar will keep his shoes smelling fresh(er).

Fancy socks (in general) - Much like a fun bag or shoes for a lady, bright fun socks are a way to dress up an otherwise basic outfit.  Plus a suit is always much more fun with a pop of color or pattern!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Join us at Macy's Union Square for an Ugly Sweater Party!

macys union square friends in ugly christmas sweaters
On Whit: c/o Macy's American Rag Crushin' It Nutcracker Sweater (Men's, but wearing a size small!)
On Mal: c/o Macy's Karen Scott Reindeer Holiday Sweater

Photo by Ty

It's our favorite time of the year! The cable cars and Union Square are all dressed up for the holidays and the ice rink is in full swing.  And the city isn't the only thing in the spirit, we are feeling pretty festive thanks to Macy's! 

Come join us (and pick up your own fun holiday sweater) on Friday, December 16th at 5pm at Macy's Union Square.  There will be DIY ornaments and tasty holiday treats. Come drop by and say hi!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

November Sun

fashion blogger wearing privacy please rivington romper and quay highly strung sunglasses in maui
fashion blogger wearing privacy please rivington romper and quay highly strung sunglasses in maui

On Whit: Privacy Please Romper (via Revolve), Rebecca Minkoff backpack (old), Quay Highly Strung Round Half Frame Sunglasses

Sorry, I'm still cleaning out my camera from Maui!  This romper is obviously something I can rarely wear in the bay area, especially with all the rain during the winter.  I caught a shopping bug and impulsively added it to my cart when it was on sale for under $40.  It became one of those items that sat in my closet for months that I dreamed of wearing one day and worried about never ever wearing.

Luckily, we we went to Maui in November.  This was something convenient for a day at the beach. I also didn't have to look like a bum afterwards when we went to eat.  

Wednesday, December 7, 2016


On Mallory: c/o Furla Mini Metropolis, Banana Republic Faux Fur Scarf,  H&M Trumpet Sleeve Blouse and Distressed Jeans (old), Seychelles Marquee Boots

Our old college roomie East was here over Thanksgiving, and we all went out shopping in downtown.  I had seen this scarf previously and was in love with the color, but was even more excited that it actually came in 4 colors! I made Whit and East try them on and we each ended up getting a different color.  Looking forward to forcing our fourth college roomie to get that last color the next time we see her.

I wanted to issue a small correction to Whit's post about can get the Metropolis bag with interchangable flaps and bodies, but you have to buy the special pieces individually!  The ones we are wearing are sewn together, and cannot swap out!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Layered Grays

celine caty sunglasses

Photos by Ty

Snapped these photos quickly over Thanksgiving.  Peanut was super distracted by all our neighbors and refused to look at the camera. Corgis are so nosy.

Like I said on instagram, my Mom immediately made fun of my glasses when I put them on.  She giggled because they are so big...but I have to say they are smaller than the ones she used to sport in the 80s! I will admit that I look a little high-maintenance, but when I saw them on sale + extra percent off, I couldn't resist.  If you ever want to get sale alerts for stuff we link, you can visit our shopstyle page here and set them up!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

#FurlaFeeling: Brunch in Peplum Plaid

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On Whit: Zara Gather Waist Top, c/o Soko necklace (old but love all these here), Joie Barlow Suede Bootie (so comfortable and worth the investment!), c/o Furla Metropolis Mini Crossbody in Moonstone

Mal and I never have the time to have brunch on Thursdays since we work regular 9 to 5 schedules, but we couldn't miss out on visiting the Furla pop up store at Union Square today.  We had been eyeing some Furla bags online for a while so it was nice to finally see the collection irl.

Of course we decided to match.  We each picked the Metropolis mini crossbody in different colors.  I chose Moonstone, a light pink, to add some contrast and color to my wardrobe.  Most of my purses are neutral and Mal had inspired me in her Gucci Marmont to go for something different.  I'm loving how the color looks against the dark plaid top I'm wearing here.  One really cool feature is that you can swap the top flap of the purse for a different color or pattern!  Hmm..something to consider for the holidays...

Also, I am loving this Zara Gather Waist top that I got on Black Friday for $20.  The relaxed peplum style is super flattering (it covers some of that post-Thanksgiving weight) and the bow detail on the back is an adorable touch.  It's something appropriate for casual and formal occasions.  What are some of your favorite Black Friday finds this year?