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 Happy Monday! Living in flats lately and my feet are thanking me. I’m juggling two big projects at work and both are on very strict deadlines – time to get extra-productive (and extra caffeinated!)! Hope you have a great start to your week! PS: Maybe I’m due for a beauty update (because I’d love to […]


 Dress-over-pants: would you do it?    Thought it was time to give it a try… and it felt more in my comfort zone in a tone-on-tone color scheme. Our weekend was perfect – not too much to do or accomplish other than quality time together outdoors (sunny and high 60s). Hope yours was wonderful too! […]


 Working in (and in some ways, for) the same town that I live in has its obvious benefits – I’m just moments away from our cute downtown/waterfront area where most of my work meetings occur. I do miss the fun ferry commute I used to take to SF, as well as the bustling streets of […]

Nha Trang

 6th stop: Nha Trang, Vietnam. Finally, the world-famous beaches of Nha Trang. This is my happy place: sun, sand, water and waves. I definitely could have enjoyed several more days of this! PS: This is my new favorite swimsuit! I’d love it in white too – the fabric is thick, stretchy and the full swimsuit is […]

Hoi An & Quy Nhon

 4th & 5th stops: Hoi An & Quy Nhon. Hoi An is a wonderful, charming little city. We toured the countryside by bicycle, peddling through narrow pathways between rice paddies and along the riverfront scenery. It was enough to work up an appetite for a 9 course meal in town (spicy clam soup! crispy fish […]

At Sea: Romper

 Matchy-matchy for another day at sea. Missing Lucia like crazy, but this 2-week vacation is a rare one for us – we’re making the most of it! Happy Friday, hope you have a wonderful weekend! *** Romper – thanks to Ted Baker (here and here. Also: they re-opened their San Francisco Union Square boutique after a […]


 3rd stop: Hanoi, Vietnam. It was a long bus ride from the coast to get to Hanoi, but so worth it. We walked along the Old Quarter, visited the Temple of Literature and peeked into Ho Chi Minh’s former living quarters. A strong Vietnamese coffee and the best chicken Pho I’ve ever had were some […]


 Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! *** Embellished coat – Diane von Furstenberg (still available here on sale) Sweater – Banana Republic (old) Jeans – J.Crew (here) Purse – Marni (here) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (here)  

Navy & Khaki

 Good morning! Keeping it short and sweet today: hope you have a great start to your week and thank you for visiting! *** Top – J.Crew (here) Skirt – Zara (old, similar here) Sweater coat – Vince (40% off here!) Scarf – thanks to Everlane Watch – Tory Burch (here) Nacklace – thanks to Brandy […]


 Happy Friday! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and wonderful holiday week so far! *** Leather jacket – IRO thanks to Intermix (here) Sweater – J.Crew (here) Jeans – thanks to JBrand (here) Purse – Chanel Sunglasses – Ray-Ban (here) Booties – Jimmy Choo (a few very similar options on sale: here and here) Lips – […]

Cream & Khaki

 Happy Sunday! Preparing for the holidays has been fun, but I’ve also been enjoying preparations for an upcoming trip to Vietnam. I’m really looking forward to warm, sunny beach weather (and I bought this one-piece and these shades at 25% off for it!). We plan to do a lot of walking so I also picked up […]

Rainy Days

 We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately (thankfully…because California needs it!), so last year’s rain boots are finally starting to get a lot of use (and I’ve been switching on/off with this pair – it’s nice and slender, not bulky!). My appreciation for rain gear came about during my many city years: I didn’t drive […]

Casual Friday

 Happy Sunday! After an intense and tiring workweek, I had only one thing planned for this weekend: relaxation. That and some extra cuddle time with Lucia. Hope you’re enjoying yours! *** Turtleneck – J.Crew (here) Jacket – thanks to MM.LaFleur (here) Jeans – Mother Denim (similar here with the ankle zip too!) Bracelet – Kate […]

Running Around

 Happy Wednesday! I’ve been running around nonstop for a big work event so I’ll keep it short and sweet today… Thank you for visiting! *** Jacket – Diane von Furstenberg (still available here for 40% off!) Sweater – J.Crew (on sale and an extra 30% off here) Jeans – thanks to Citizens of Humanity (here) Bracelet – […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

 We’re having a wonderful time so far with friends and family – happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!! PS: here are a few of my must-visit Black Friday sale sites: this DvF embellished jacket from the Saks sale (that I’ve worn on the blog a few times) is now 40% off!! this Manolo Blahnik pump from […]

Going Long

 An extra long coat has been on my wish list since last year and I finally found one that fit the bill: a Loro Piana by Fleurette at Nordstrom. It’s going to be the winter stand-in for my lightweight Tibi trench (which I reached for over and over again this past Spring/Summer!). The camel color is absolutely […]


 The weather is finally starting to cool again and my pants are about to get a lot more love again. (Although, to be honest, living in northern California has its advantages… being able to wear skirts year-round is one of them!) I’m drawn to trousers with a center crease (or in this case a seam), […]


 I was looking through my closet a while ago and thinking about the special and unique items that I’d love to give Lucia one day (“vintage” by then, of course). Among those: a citrine ring (which is engraved with her name), a floral pencil skirt (which I wore when my husband proposed to me), and […]

Weekend Trench

 Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend! *** Turtleneck sweater – J.Crew (here) Trench – thanks to Everlane (here) Boyfriend jeans – J.Crew (here) Watch – Tory Burch (here) Bracelet – Kate Spade (here) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (here) Sunglasses – Celine Purse – Celine


 At 14 months, Lucia is a bundle of energy and she’s learning her words so quickly! She’s also starting to figure out what it means to retaliate – teaching a little one “principles” is a lot harder than we imagined! Loving this age and so completely in love… Can’t wait for the weekend! Hope you […]

Weekend Casual

 Today’s a big day at work… so in stark contrast to these images from the weekend, I’m buttoned up in business attire. It’s going to be a long one! Hope your week is off to a great start! PS: The annual Shopbop Friends & Family sale starts today! It’s a great time to pick up […]


 Happy Monday! I’d been searching high and low for a new gold-tone necklace and this was exactly what I had in mind! Love how it’s simultaneously bold and minimalistic. It definitely ups the game on a simple tee and skirt combo. Hope you had a great weekend! PS: I’ve been obsessed with contouring (a la […]

Denim Days

 Good morning! I have a quick little trip to NYC this week so I’ve been running around with some last minute must-dos for work and home. Exactly what denim days were for. Hope you’re having a great week so far! PS: The 7FAM Slim Illusion line is, without a doubt, my favorite dark blue denim […]

Gray & Blue

 Good morning! Lucia’s almost 14 months now and she is a bundle of energy – so much fun! Restaurants have been a challenge, so when we do eat out, you can find us among the 5:30 crowd. Her vocabulary grows every day (down, out, belly, dog, nana for banana, hair, door…), as are her animal […]


 Happy Friday! I’m spending the next 4 days or so in New York – can’t wait to see friends new and old, experience a handful of shows and explore the city with Kristine. It’s going to be a fun girl’s trip! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for visiting! *** […]


 Happy Monday! We celebrated Lucia’s first birthday over the weekend – I can’t believe it’s been a year since she was this small. It’s so cliche but so true: it all goes by incredibly quickly! Hope you had a nice weekend! *** Skirt – thanks to White House Black Market (on sale here) Linen tee – J.Crew (similar […]


 Happy Monday! Today I’ve teamed up with ShopStyle to share some fun shopping news: eBay recently launched a Designer Collective with in-season items added daily, free shipping and guaranteed returns. In addition to this embellished top and classic pencil skirt, my favorites include: this light pink flounce dress – girly and fun! this white cotton blazer […]


 Sale season is the best time to “invest” in classic tailored pieces… and as you can see with this new dress I’m wearing, I finally did some sale season “investing” over the weekend! I always seek out pencil skirts (like this one under $120), trousers (like this gorgeous navy pair), blouses (like this one from Equipment), blazers […]

Pale Pink

 Good morning! Over the weekend we enjoyed a rare night out with great friends (without Lucia) in Burlingame – good company, good food, good laughs… so good for the soul. Hope you have a wonderful start to the week! *** Sweater – Athe Vanessa Bruno thanks to OtteNY (old, last photographed during my pregnancy! similar here […]


 Good morning! You may have noticed: my dress code has relaxed a bit. With twice-monthly board meetings and other events/meetings for work, I still have plenty of opportunities to dress up, but stylish-casual is what I’m typically aiming for these days. Which suits me just fine for now, because it’s a better style fit for […]

Black White Gray

 Happy Thursday! We’re spending the long weekend in the sun with lots of family (39 of us!) and Lucia’s decided to prepare for the big occasion by walking for the first time! Luckily we did get one of her first steps on video – thank goodness there’s always an iPhone nearby! Hope you have a […]


 Happy weekend! I spent Thursday evening at Domaine Chandon in Yountville learning how to make delicious sparkling cocktails (strawberries and summer savory was my favorite!), and enjoying dinner and the company of some wonderful people. It was the perfect way to kick off a long weekend. Hope you’re enjoying yours! *** Blazer – Theory (sold […]

Black & White

 Happy Wednesday! I’ve loved the look of full midi skirts for so long but it wasn’t until I found this Milly one at Nordstrom that I thought I could actually pull them off! Love that I don’t feel like my hips are exaggerated – the pleats are deceptively flattering. Hope you’re having a great week […]


 Happy Monday! I had such a gorgeous weekend at home! We “picnicked” in shade on our deck for a big part of the day and made our weekly visit to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and flowers. Cheered for the US team for the World Cup and enjoyed dinner at a new local […]


 It’s such a pleasure to discover new brands that “work” for work, and MM.Lafleur is certainly one of those brands. Their lovely team recently invited me to try out their Dressing Room program: a box of four dresses and accessories that you get to try on at home (like this “Etsuko” dress and ostrich belt!). […]


 On the road & on the go! Happy Monday, hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Top – thanks to TSE Cashmere (here) Skirt – Dolce & Gabbana (old. I love picking up classic designer pencil skirts during sales – this one is 60% off in a gorgeous mint color!) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (here) […]

Poplin & Denim

 Happy Tuesday! I’m thrilled to be partnering with Everlane to share their newest collection with you (launching today!) and, as always, their pieces don’t disappoint. Poplin & denim are all you really need to get through summer! Hope you had a wonderful long weekend! *** Look One Poplin shirt – thanks to Everlane (here) Skirt – […]

Gray Moto

 Happy Monday! This weekend marked the first time Lucia played in a pool! We are going to love pool time this summer – and because she’s especially fair-skinned, we’re using up loads of sunscreen (I’m using Babyganics here) and a swimsuit with long sleeves (like this one which is 30% off!). Hope you’ve had a wonderful […]


  Keeping it short and sweet today – happy Thursday! *** Jacket – Tildon (here) Dress – thanks to Banana Republic x Marimekko Collection (here) Ring – Tiffany & Co. Bracelet – J.Crew (similar here) Bracelet – Cuyana (unfortunately bought it a while – no longer available) Purse – Celine Heels – Jimmy Choo (here) Sunglasses – […]


 Happy Monday! I caught up on some rest this weekend (at long last!) and finally had time to use this facial treatment mask (which was just as incredible as many of you said it would be on my Instagram – I’m buying the 10-pack next!). Feeling so refreshed for the week ahead! Hope you had […]

Black & White

 A testament to the value of an investment piece: I bought this classic pencil skirt as a young professional just entering the workforce (on clearance at a Neiman Marcus Last Call – it was a huge splurge for me at the time!). Many black pencil skirts have come and gone since then, but this is […]


 Hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed your Mother’s Day with loved ones. So much to do at work this week, but exciting things are brewing!! Happy Monday! *** Motorcycle jacket – IRO at Intermix (if I didn’t have this one I would buy this one here with 25% off!) Top – thanks to […]


 Experimenting with an all-blue look. It might be more practical than an all-white look (in terms of getting little smudges and stains throughout the day), but somehow feels much more daring. Happy Thursday!! *** Top – thanks to Warehouse (under $75 here) Skirt – Zara (still available in a beige/pink color here) Bracelet – J.Crew […]


 I’m hard on my sandals so they typically don’t last longer than a year or two, especially when a beach vacation is involved. These slip on so easily (no buckles! a no-brainer when I’ve got baby on my hip!) and they’re perfect in white. Which means, I’ll be wearing them with just about everything over the next […]


 Happy Monday! I’m back from a  weekend well spent in Dallas. So thankful for all of the wonderful friends I’ve made over the years in the blogging community, and so thankful for all of you for stopping by, for your thoughtful comments and messages. Hope you have a great start to your week! PS: and […]

Simple Tee

 Sometimes, just a simple white tee does the trick. I’ve made my way out to Dallas for the weekend – it’s exactly the change of pace and scenery that I needed! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! *** T-shirt – thanks to AG Jeans at their San Francisco Union Square boutique (love the perfect, […]


 During my pregnancy I collected many non-maternity dresses (that I bought several sizes too big), with the intention of wearing them again after pregnancy. Some of them work just fine with a belt now, but others were calling for something a little more special. Something that could be slung a little lower on the waist, something […]

A Little Bit of Color

 Because I’m (without fail) drawn to neutrals time and time again, the best way to add some color is through my accessories. This statement necklace from Chico’s helps me do just that. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Necklace – thanks to Chico’s (here) Blazer – thanks to Chico’s (here) Top – ALC (here) Skirt […]


 I’m back from LA/San Diego after an incredible weekend of wedding festivities and my dad’s birthday. Traveling with two puppies, a babe and carry-on luggage only (yes – true!), the trip seems like a blur already. Tackling on the to-do list now, but not before I steal away precisely enough minutes to scoop up this dress […]


 Things I love: crisp white shirts (with a stand-out detail like this one), light buttery leather (this one is several years old but I’ve never been able to part with it), and the ultimate cool-girl sunnies (classic but fresh at the same time). Want to win $500 towards a new pair of sunglasses or two? Starting […]


We’re experiencing a taste of summer in our new town – even though its just a few miles from San Francisco, the weather can be 5 degrees warmer (or more!). Hope you’re having a nice week so far! *** Silk top – thanks to Everlane (great price! here) Skirt – J.Crew (25% off with code […]


How is it already April? We’re a week into the month and I’m still stunned by how quickly the first quarter came and went! Hope you had a great weekend and happy Monday! *** Sweater – thanks to Everlane (here) Skirt – thrifted Dolce & Gabbana Bracelet – J.Crew (similar here under $35) Ring – […]

Black & White

 Another day, another dress… and another pick from Nordstrom’s TBD Modern Collection. I couldn’t resist the simple yet statement-making racerback neckline – it’s my new “little black dress.” Hope you’re having a great week! *** Dress – Trouve at Nordstrom (under $100 here) Jacket – IRO (similar here) Purse – Sophie Hulme (here) Bracelet – […]

Spring Tweed

 Happy Monday! Many of you have asked me about losing my baby weight post-pregnancy, so here goes: I had a 2-mile daily commute (1-mile there and 1-mile back) for several months during which I was almost always feeling like I was running late (hurrying to get home to my baby, or hurrying to work because […]


 I’m thoroughly enjoying my new job and the flexibility I have while doing it! Suddenly it seems like all of the anxiety I had over making such a major industry change was unfounded. One day it might make sense to go back to the medical industry (it is, after all, where my passion lies) but […]

Coral & Green

 Happy Friday! Wearing this fresh, unexpected color combination to welcome Spring – the weather has been incredible. Hope you have an amazing weekend! *** Blouse – thanks to French Connection (here) Skirt – J.Crew (here) Bracelet – J.Crew Rings – Brandy Pham and Gorjana (here) Sunglasses – Celine Purse – Chanel Heels – Celine (similar […]


 Finally – a sneaker that I can get on board with! I’ve been on the hunt high and low for a comfortable sneaker that still felt true to my style… my search ended with this pair from Nordstrom’s Indy Contemporary collection. I love the leather woven detail and the taupe color is just perfection. It […]


 I spent a long weekend in Portland, enjoying time with family so that Lucia could meet her many cousins. It was wonderful to take some time off and disconnect for the most part. But now back to work we go  – happy Tuesday!! *** Tee – J.Crew (on sale here) Jacket – IRO (here) Weekender […]

Classic A-Line

 Nothing beats a classic a-line; it’s a workwear essential but also fun to throw into the weekend mix (especially when it comes in an easy, comfortable knit like this one from Jones New York)! All the best items in my closet work for me when I’m on and off duty. See more inspiration for timeless […]


 This short-sleeve jacket is my latest gem of a find – what’s even better is that it’s under $80! I’ve been loving short-sleeved, lightweight overcoats and want to wear them constantly. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! *** Short-sleeve jacket – Tildon at Nordstrom (here) Turtleneck – Ann Taylor (here) Jeans – thanks to J.Crew […]