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 Happy Monday! I’m not ready to let go of my skinny jeans just yet, but I am ready to throw some flare-leg options into the mix (see below for more!). Hope you had a great weekend! *** Turtleneck – Marc Jacobs (scored at the very end of the fall/winter sales, similar here 40% off) Jeans […]


 Back to work and prepping for another big work meeting on Wednesday. I’ve been taking midweek tennis classes (so fun!) which have helped me feel better balanced and overall healthier. Chasing around a toddler on off-duty hours is a lot of work, but it’s nothing like walking 2 miles per day (which is what I […]


 Lately, this (or some variant of this) has been my work uniform on days where I haven’t posted an outfit. I’ve been working behind the scenes or from home a lot, so comfort has been key. And I’ve been wearing these flats nonstop – it has made my wardrobe feel instantly fresh and new. *** […]

Stripes & Leather

 The Lunar New Year is coming up (it’s the year of the Ram!) and I’m so excited to partner with Westfield Valley Fair to celebrate! Vietnamese New Year was a special time of year for me growing up: it was family tradition to celebrate at my grandparents’ house and wish all of our aunts and […]

Last Day at Sea

 Two weeks after landing in Hong Kong, we were finally at the end of our journey down the coast of Vietnam (but not without a quick visit to our final destination, Saigon!). This was an entirely unique trip (by sea!) for me and I absolutely loved the experience! There were one or two days 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 […]

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 […]

At Sea: Stripes

 At sea in the Gulf of Tonkin. I brought no heels on this trip (not a single inch!), so I’ve been living in these flats, these sandals, and these sneakers. Relaxed and simple is what I had in mind for some time off! *** Sweater – Banana Republic (here) Swimsuit – Chloe (here) Shorts – […]


 Cozy in cashmere for a windy, windy day last week. For the colder days, I layer heat-tech long sleeve shirts by Uniqlo under my sweaters (it’s life-changing!). I could probably use the same for my legs, ha! Hope you’re having a great week so far! *** Cashmere sweater – thanks to TSE (from last season) […]

Winter White & Camel

 Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I’m freshly bruised (and sore!) from another fun day-after Christmas family game of floor hockey and thoroughly filled with holiday meals and treats… I’ve even managed to fit in a bit of shopping! Here are my favorite finds so far: this cut-out dress (which was an additional 30% off […]

Long Weekend

 Celebrating the start of an extra long weekend with an extra comfy outfit. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Eve! *** Sweater – J.Crew Tunic blouse – Vince (here) Jeans – thanks to 7 For All Mankind (love – so comfy! here) Sneakers – Superga (here) Purse – thanks to Everlane (here) Bracelet – Kate […]


 A simple look for work today (and I’ve really loved wearing/re-wearing these trousers – they have the perfect amount of stretch!).  I’m getting excited for Christmas (and ok, I can’t lie: my excitement is in part because my sister shipped Lucia this present – can’t wait to see her face when she opens it)! If you’re traveling […]


 Happy Monday! After a stormy week, we enjoyed a brief (and much appreciated) bit of sunshine over the weekend. I’m in panic mode for holiday shopping (have to meet those shipping deadlines!), so having a dry day or two to run from store to store at the outdoor mall was helpful. Although every year I […]

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 – […]


 A crisp, extra-long white shirt by Vince at Nordstrom feels refreshing (and refreshingly summer-like). Although I’m wearing it solo for San Diego’s weather here, I’ll be layering it with sweaters and scarves for San Francisco. White shirts are the ultimate essential. Hope you’re having a great week so far! *** Shirt – Vince at Nordstrom […]

Thanksgiving Travel

 My Thanksgiving travel outfit consisted of my stretchiest jeans, a simple tee and this navy Vince wrap sweater coat recently purchased at Nordstrom. It’s warm and cozy like a blanket and easy enough to take on/off through the airport and on the plane. Lucia loves playing hide-and-seek with it – and anything that can keep […]


 I can’t help but fall back on this simple recipe all too often: a white blouse (an essential), a pencil skirt (in this case, in leather or faux leather to add a little interest) and a trench coat (cool details on this one made it hard to resist). I enjoyed a quick little getaway to […]


 I’m not huge fan of one-hit wonders for holiday dresses (although there’s always a good reason for one of those sometimes!). I like a dress that’s going to be wearable long after the holiday decorations have disappeared (and bonus points if they can work for work too!). This L’Agence dress from Nordstrom is pretty on […]


 My tendency to buy stripes doesn’t end with me – Lucia has amassed an equally impressive amount (striped shirts, striped sweaters, striped leggings…striped zebras!). This sweater had a unique neckline (not quite a turtleneck, but kind of a turtleneck) (aka mockneck) and it had a touch of cashmere. Stripes and cashmere? Always welcome in my closet! *** […]


 Along with the holidays come the holiday dresses: some sparkly (New Year’s fete?), some elegant (cocktail party?) and some cozy (Thanksgiving at home?). I was looking for the latter, given that I’ll be feasting on my sister’s cooking for Thanksgiving and chasing a toddler in between bites. This James Perse sweater dress from Nordstrom is […]

Pop of Color

 I’m finally seeing the light at the end of a tunnel for a big work project: important milestones have been reached and elements are finally falling into place. Don’t you love that feeling? No time for celebration just yet… although if there were to be a prize right now, surely it could be this gorgeous thing? […]


 Happy Monday! I’m so excited to be part of ShopStyle’s first Trend Book: a 36-page inspiration-filled holiday catalog mailed to one million ShopStyle shoppers this past weekend! For the feature, I was invited to style the cape (one of this season’s hottest search terms) and instantly fell for this one (now on sale!) – it’s heavier and warmer than […]


 Happy Wednesday! Thanks for visiting and hope you’re having a wonderful week! PS: A lot of my recently worn items have gone on sale! This white silk blouse is an essential and it’s under $150 (I’m considering buying a back-up…), this plaid vest is surprisingly versatile and now 40% off, this leather moto jacket is […]


 Halloween was so much fun – Lucia was in awe of everything. She was most excited about an adult Gumby and a toddler zebra (she calls her stuffed version “bee-bra”). And she didn’t seem to mind her own costume, surprisingly! Another weekend down, another workweek ahead! Happy Monday! *** Leather jacket – IRO thanks to Intermix […]


 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 […]


 Classic is what I’m drawn to, so it’s no surprise that I’ve had my eye on this particular watch from Tory Burch’s newly launched line at Nordstrom. I love the gold hardware and size… It’s classic but also a little bold at the same time – perfect. PS: I’ve had this skirt for a long […]


 With a tough week behind me, I’m looking forward to restoring a little bit of balance this week. That includes some park time with Lucia (big-kids slide! tire swing! see-saw! and endless stairs!), park time with the dogs (the kind with lots of other dogs, of course), and perhaps even a game of tennis or […]


 These trousers must be about 8 years old by now but I just can’t part with them (here’s a post from 3 years ago!). They’re the perfect fit in the perfect fabric (they don’t wrinkle too much, don’t stretch out too much, and when I was traveling the country nonstop for my previous job, they […]

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 […]


 Not all sweaters are created equal, and this one certainly stands out on its own! I’ve slowly built a closet of classics over time, but more and more I’ve found myself craving those extra-special, big-impact (yet still timeless!) pieces. Which means: I’ve been scouring Nordstrom’s Via C department (for brands like Carven, 3.1 Phillip Lim, […]


 Happy Monday! Pulling out my favorite fall color in a few different textures (leather and knits all season long!). Hope you have a great start to your week! *** Sweater – Zara (here) Blouse – Theory (here) Skirt – ALC (old, but similar here) Loafers – thanks to Everlane (love them! here) Purse – Chanel […]


 Tried something new recently: a more relaxed denim fit. I don’t think I could say goodbye to my skinny jeans just yet, but I do love this change of pace! With several major deadlines looming, my work has shifted into high gear… so although the denim might be relaxed, my workspace certainly isn’t…! Hope you’re […]

Easy Layers

 Good morning! It’s so wonderful to pull out my classic trench again – ’tis the season! My week is off to a crazy start and meetings are piling up – time for a much needed coffee. Thanks for visiting! PS: Great to have discovered Goodnight Macaroon (where this dress is from)! The sweater/skirt layers are […]


 Happy Monday! Had a busy weekend with the in-laws: sushi, a game of tennis, a (really good) Cal vs. Colorado football game, food trucks… all fun things. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too! PS: I was so thrilled to be included in the SF Chronicle’s Top 100 Shops issue this year (wearing this dress […]


 New season, new skincare routine? I think yes! Over the last few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to try the full suite of brightening products from Equitance, a Japanese skincare brand with over 18 years of research in dark spots and discolorations (& recently launched in the US!). The timing for me could not have […]

Sweater Dress

 Happy Monday! I didn’t do too much shopping while I was in New York, but I did make sure to pop into the Tibi boutique in Soho – such a treat to see so much Tibi in one place (although I love that Tibi is now also available online here)! I bought this tie-waist sweater […]

New York (Three)

 My final outfit from New York – although I promptly changed into these sneakers for the last bit of exploring before heading out for the airport. A couple of wonderful discoveries on this trip: Momofuku Saam Bar (pork belly buns!) and their Milk bar across the street (compost cookie!), The Ship (for a relaxing drink […]

New York (Two)

 Packing for New York was fun (after all, I’ve only had a few solo trips since Lucia’s arrival!) – I had stumbled upon this gorgeous leather dress and knew it would be one of my outfits for the trip. Layering with a simple silk blouse is an easy go-to (and because I get so much […]

Navy & Leopard

 Sharing another new piece from Tory Burch’s Fall collection purchased at Nordstrom: this navy metallic knit skirt. Just the right amount of shimmer for some texture and a knit that feels substantial and warm enough for boots in winter! This has to be my favorite Tory Burch season yet – you’ll see why in the […]

New York (One)

 Hello New York! There is definitely a magic about this city – love it. As soon as I arrived, I had the opportunity to enjoy my first Monique Lhuillier show, then headed to Jill Stuart, Rebecca Taylor and Tibi the following morning. What a whirlwind 24 hours! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Blouse […]


 Leaving for New York in just a few days and so much on my to-do list still! Hope you’re having a great week! *** Skirt – Nicholas (here) Blouse – Equipment (here) Necklace – thanks to Gorjana (here) Bracelet – Kate Spade (here) Ring – Elizabeth and James (here) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (on sale […]


 There’s no doubt about it: when it comes to clothing and shoes, my favorite season is Fall. I love the rich hues, the layers, the cozy-factor… And one of the most inspiring Fall shows I experienced last February was the Tory Burch show – so excited to finally get my hands on a piece from […]


 I think navy is the ultimate color for a working girl’s wardrobe. There’s a reason why I’ve collected all of my favorite handbags in navy: my Celine luggage tote (Anthracite, a gray-navy), my Sophie Hulme tote (Midnight, a deep almost-black navy), and this Celine box bag (Classic navy). I love that navy means business, but […]

Weekend Casual

 Happy Monday! Spending a full day in Pebble Beach on Sunday (for the Concours d’Elegance!) meant that all of our errands fell on Saturday. Running around (and after Lucia) is infinitely easier in these comfy sneakers – they’ve been such a worthwhile investment! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Sleeveless trench – Ann Taylor […]


 Happy Friday! Another workweek down and another fun weekend ahead. Lately I’ve added a few firsts to my book: a live futbol game at Cal Memorial Stadium with Real Madrid vs. Inter Milan, oyster shucking at Tomales Bay for a friend’s birthday, a playdate at Oakland Zoo with a close friend and her kids, an […]

Feeling Fall

 Since it’s rapidly approaching September, transitional Fall dressing can start now, right? I’ve been obsessing over some of the new season arrivals (see my wishlist below!), but one seasonless item item that’s been on my mind for quite some time now are these simple black Givenchy heels from LuisaViaRoma. They might soon become one of […]


 Good morning! With a big launch happening (hopefully) later this year, work has kept me busy and looking firmly ahead. I can’t wait to share more! PS: I finally found the perfect modern blouse (here) for my high-waisted wide-leg trousers – time to bring out my old favorites and make them new again! *** Blouse – […]


 Happy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend! *** Sweater – ALC (from last season, new season version here) Skirt – Zara (recent sale find in store – not available online. similar here on sale) Trench – thanks to Everlane (back in stock here) Necklace – thanks to Gorjana x Nordstrom (here) Bracelet – Kate Spade (here) […]

Mint & Mustard

 Whether it’s a result of Lucia’s arrival last year or due to our move out of Nob Hill (a short walk from Union Square) a month later, one thing is for sure: a majority of my shopping is done online now. I like checking in on my favorite sites’ new arrivals sections, something I do […]


 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 Friday!! This week has been crazy busy (but in a good way!), and now it’s almost time to enjoy the weekend! I did manage to pop into Nordstrom and Zara to take a look at the last of their sales: a few $29 things at Zara (unfortunately not available online anymore), and a new […]


 Happy Wednesday! Lots of big meetings this week for work – will just have to keep it short and sweet for now! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope your week is going well! *** Dress – thanks to Roland Mouret for Banana Republic (here for a first look – launches Aug 7! […]

Date Night

 Date night in SF for our wedding anniversary over the weekend: Sons & Daughters. So good.  These heels have been getting a ton of wear, as is the case for all of my neutral heels. I would love to splurge on a leopard print version next (it’s a neutral, right?!) and these and these are […]

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 […]


[show_ms_widget id=”132860″ image_id=”193996″ width=”500″ height=”912″] (click on any watch for item details!) It’s about time! I’m on the hunt for a gilded bracelet watch… I’ve always loved them but I have yet to invest in one! After assembling this lovely collection from Nordstrom, though, I might very well need to!  Which is your favorite? From top […]


 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 […]

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 […]