Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cold Shoulder

On Mal: Zara Asymmetric Striped Top (on Sale!), J.Crew Skinny jeans (old, similar), No.21 Tasseled Cross Body Bag (sold out, still available in black), FOREVER 21 Hoop Pendant Collar Necklace, J.Crew Strappy Sandals (old, similar)

Photos by Rene

It's hard to resist the seasonal Zara sale...this season especially they have some really great deals in styles that are summer-appropriate.  I originally wanted another off-the-shoulder top, but couldn't resist this more unique version (and also the other tops I wanted had already sold out).

Monday, June 27, 2016


Casual Outer sunset Everlane Muscle Tee Ripped RTA Prince Jeans Choker Outfit Phillip Lim Pashli
Casual San Francisco California Summer Outfit Everlane Muscle Tee Ripped Knee RTA Prince Jeans Choker Outfit Phillip Lim Pashli
Casual San Francisco California Summer Outfit Everlane Muscle Tee Ripped Knee RTA Prince Jeans Choker Outfit Phillip Lim Pashli
Superga x Lou & Grey Suede Sneakers San Francisco Fashion Style Raw Hem
Casual San Francisco California Summer Outfit Everlane Muscle Tee Ripped Knee RTA Prince Jeans Choker Outfit Phillip Lim Pashli
On Whit: Everlane the Ryan Muscle Tank (old, similar here), RtA Prince Jeans (on sale), Madewell Backcountry Belt, c/o Lou & Grey x Superga Perf Suede Sneakers, 3.1 Phillip Lim Medium Pashli, c/o Juliet & Company Faith Choker, Le Specs Thunderdome Sunglasses

I recovered from our 15+ mosquito bites from Yosemite, finally.  After the intense weekend of climbing and hiking, it was nice to have a day without plans--no errands to run, workouts at the gym, or concerts to go to.  Just a day around the neighborhood and some good o' Polly Ann ice cream.  Question: how do bloggers get such cute shots eating ice cream?  I couldn't resist eating my ice cream before it all melted.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Travel Diary: Yosemite

Taft Point.

The first weekend in June, we took a quick trip to Yosemite.  We arrived on Thursday, and headed home on Sunday afternoon.  It was a weekend full of sun (it was in the 90s), hiking and millions of mosquito bites.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Shopping Guide // Desert Island (aka camping) Beauty

We are still waiting on some photos from Yosemite so we can finish up our Yosemite Travel Diary, but in the meantime we thought we would fill you in on our camping beauty essentials.  Keeping toiletries to a minimum is essential when camping, especially when you have to store them in the bear locker alongside all your food!

When you are doing an outdoorsy trip, make up is a no-go.  Too much time, too much sweat. We originally tried out the non-tinted version of this Clarins sunscreen and loved it. The consistency is very liquid-y, making it super easy to apply and keeps it from feeling slick or thick once it's on.  So, we were super happy to find it came out in a tinted version! The coverage is impressive (better than a lot of BB creams imho) while keeping your skin protected. Downside: it only comes in three shades :(

This is a little gross, but sometimes showering is not an everyday option while camping.  So, our next recommendations cover that front.  Hair powder/dry shampoo can refresh dirty hair, and facial wipes are useful for more than just your face!  Another tip for hair: braids and hats. Mal kept her hair in tight braids throughout the trip, and Whit alternated between buns, braids and hats.

Chapped lips suck, and if you want a little color for all those selfies on the top of the mountain...tinted lip balm.  This one requires no explanation.

You are guaranteed to get a little dirty/ spray sunscreen is a godsend for reapplication without getting your hands dirty (especially important if you need to keep your hands clean for lumch on the trail).

Stay tuned for our Yosemite photos....they are coming!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

INSPO // Tied Up in Knots

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We love the structural bows that have been popping up. A structured tie is the perfect balance between feminine and modern.  See how Mal interpreted this trend here.

Friday, June 10, 2016


Banana Republic Todd and Duncan Cashmere Cardigan Collection Classic Style San Francisco
 On Whit: c/o Banana Republic Open Front Merino Wool Cardigan in light blue, Banana Republic Tee, Forever 21 Beaded Faux Suede Bolo Tie, c/o Clarins Joli Rouge Brillant in Hot Fushia

Feeling more adult than ever in this merino wool cardigan.  I've been digging more comfortable fabrics --this being one of my favorite.  Who would say no to cashmere?  Here, I'm also wearing the same lipstick that Mal reviewed a while ago.  I put on a sheer layer for a natural hint of color.

Yosemite travel diary coming soon!  Mal and I took a trip there last weekend.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Peach and Cherry Picking in Brentwood

 On Whit: Zara Peplum Poplin Top, F21 shorts and hat (both old), c/o Lou & Grey x Superga sneakers

It's cherry and peach season!  Made a short day trip to Brentwood to pick up some fruits.  The weather was not a joke.