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Fringe

 Good morning and happy Friday! “A” for positive affirmation… and mine, this morning, is: I’m excited to see what today holds. Waking up with a smile and ready to take on the day. Which reminds me… I need to remember to do this on Mondays, ha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you […]

Polka Dots

 Crazy about these polka dots (just ordered the pink silk version here!) – an easy (but standout!) top to pair with jeans and relaxed trousers. This week is flying by, can’t believe it’s already Thursday?! Hope you’re having a good one! *** Blouse (here) Jacket (here) Jeans (similar here for $98) Necklace (here) Purse (here | […]

Back to Work

 Such a fun and busy weekend behind me – now looking at the workweek ahead. I’m a list-maker (pen and paper!) because it somehow feels more rewarding when I physically tick each item off as the day/week progresses. Luckily for me, today’s list starts with something that isn’t work-related at all – I’m heading to Pixar […]

Long Weekends Ahead

 With summer around the corner, it’s safe to say that the season of long weekends are upon us! I’m getting started with a long weekend in Baltimore soon – it’s going to be my first time! It’s a fairly long flight for a weekender, so I’m packing light and avoiding checked baggage (can’t waste precious […]

Beige

 After a long day of work, playing with Lucia post-school, running errands and cooking dinner, there is nothing better than a glass of wine and some outdoor time on our patio with the dogs. I change into a go-to lounge outfit for relaxing (for example, yesterday it was this sweater and these pants), pour myself a […]

KORSVIP

 Good morning and happy Monday! Earlier this Spring I bought a gorgeous Michael Kors bag (before our trip to Kauai, also photographed here) and learned about their new KORSVIP loyalty program during my purchase. About the program: it’s free to join and as a member you’ll be eligible for benefits including free shipping & returns, […]

Weekend Casual

 Still in love with this blazer – and all things bright & white. I also ordered this under-$100 version, and if I didn’t already have the one I’m wearing I would definitely keep it. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by! *** Blazer (here | similar styles for less: a double-breasted […]

Derby

 Getting Derby ready in my Kentucky Derby outfit. All you need is a pop of color (or in my case a pop of print), an a-line frock (or separates like I’m wearing here), a fascinator or hat (love this one I found online!), and some viewing beverages (this is my own special version of a Mint […]

Spring Green

 These may look like classic white pumps from far away, but the texture and stitching details make it POP! They are my must-haves for Spring & Summer and I found them at one of my favorite stops for designer finds: Nordstrom. Other Spring/Summer designer investments I’m adding to my wishlist? This dress. With classic pumps […]

Pleated

 Happiness is… finding the perfect blazer for your perfect pleated midi skirt. What’s better? Finding *said* blazer on designer consignment for a fraction of the price. I’ve always gotten a lot of questions about shopping consignment online (because I *do* avidly shop that way – it’s a dangerous obsession!). How do I always find the […]

Work

 Jumping right into the workweek in an effort to stay ahead of the game. We had such a fun-filled weekend with some memorable moments: Lucia learned how to ride her bike! Four consecutive days of practice and not only is she able to peddle on her own, she can now start the bike on her […]

Spring Stripes

 Good morning and happy Friday! Excited for the weekend! Hope you have a great one!! *** Blouse (here) Skirt (favorite find from my latest trunk by my stylist Betsy! she helped me find some new skirts for the season – sign up here and keep an eye out for my Instagram post today for a giveaway!! | […]

White and Beige

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’ve found myself thinking about balance lately – what is it and what does it mean to you? How do you find more balance in your life? Would love to hear your thoughts on this! Thank you for stopping by and hope you’re having a wonderful week!! *** Blazer (bought […]

The Classic Layer

 Good morning and happy Monday!! Getting right back to work after an extended weekend in Dallas (no sleep – I had to wake up at 3am on the day I flew in and on the day I flew out!). It’s definitely going to take a few days of good sleep to get back to normal, but […]

Navy

 Good morning and happy Friday! I recently shared some of my favorite hair tools and products on my instagram stories and asked for advice on a new straightener. SO MANY amazing responses – thank you! By far, the one that got the most recommendations was this one. I made it to Dallas yesterday (an early […]

Polo

 A classic girl at heart – wearing none other than the classic Polo Ralph Lauren polo shirt. It gives me all the good vibes of summer vacation, prep in my step and an easy casual-cool. Wearing mine with a few less buttons buttoned up than in my youth (ha!). PS: my love for oversized blazers continue… […]

Work Rule #2

Work Rule #2: Ask the difficult questions. A while ago I shared my Work Rule #1 (here in case you missed it!). Now that I’ve dressed the part, what would I tell my 23 year-old self about paving the way for a successful career? Way too many things. (ha!) But I’ll start simply by saying: […]

Navy and White

 Good morning! After a few months of being in a bit of a winter rut, I’m so excited about Spring and Spring clothes. I enlisted the help of my new stylist at Trunk Club, Betsy, to help me discover some fresh pieces for my closet. We talked about my love for oversized blazers, new Spring […]

Kauai

 Take me back! It’s been three weeks since we’ve been back but it feels like ages. Everything seems to be on fast forward (including Lucia’s spring break – how is it already Thursday?!). Hope your week is going well! *** Dress (here but I think sold out online) Jacket (here) Sandals (similar here) Purse (here) […]

All White

 With a full weekend behind me… I’m ready for you, Monday! Lucia is on spring break this week so we’ll have our hands full with some extra juggling. Happy Monday! *** Sweater (old but found the exact one still available here | similar styles priced high to low: here, here and here) Skirt (old | […]

Weekend!

 Lucia’s favorite treat: ice cream at our local Grass Shack. Me? I much prefer the waffle cone over its contents. Fun weekend plans: we have family visiting (our niece is touring college campuses for her spring break!), a baby shower to attend, and my best friend is in town for a few hours. Will make […]

Spring Statement

  Ushering in Spring with a few new statement pieces in my closet from ELEVTD: new booties (I’m calling them my wizard of oz booties – they are so fun and fancy) and a graphic mini crossbody bag by Ferragamo (such a wild look for the brand – I love it). I just discovered the site […]

Transitional

 It’s Monday! Time to get to work – hope you have a great start to your day! *** Trench (here) Cashmere tee (here) Trousers (here | lusting after this version here) Purse (here | similar color story: here, here and here) Heels (here | similar under $150 here) Workwear inspo:

Cardigan

 With the weather perking up like it has been, my days with this cozy teddy cardigan are numbered. Making the most of it, til the chill comes back (as it always does, in SF during the summer!). Happy Friday – hope you have a wonderful weekend! *** Sweater (here) Teddy cardigan coat (here) Trousers (bought […]

Trench

 I still live in jackets throughout Spring, but I tend to reach for the ones that light and airy (the heavier coats slowly make their way to the back of my closet) and versatile (work to dinner, weekday to weekend, school drop-off to work meeting…). A Spring layer that tackles all of that is one […]

Layered

 If you don’t look closely, you might miss it: my dress is actually a top and a dress layered. A perfect color match! Layered is how I prefer to wear it to work, but it’s even better after-hours or on weekends without the top underneath. The cut on it is so incredibly flattering and it’s […]

Olay

This post is in partnership with Olay. All opinions are my own.   Two things I’m guilty of: Checking emails throughout my morning routine (especially in bed…). Who else?! Skipping steps in my morning routine (whenever possible). Because: time! Olay recently reached out to me to partner with them for the launch of their latest moisturizer, […]

Princeville

 Good morning and happy Friday! Back home now and back to work. The thing about vacation is that it’s wonderful to let go of responsibilities for a short time, but once you’re back you’re definitely paying for it. My to-do list is terrifying me! It’s a two-coffee day and it starts now. Hope you have […]

Kauai (Three)

 During my first 24 hours in Kauai I managed to get bit by mosquitoes 4 times (and they swell – badly!). Then I found this at the local store and have not gotten a single bite after! So either I’m lucky (knock on wood), or it actually works… I’m optimistic that it works! We went […]

Jumpsuit

Good morning and happy Monday! I’ve been waiting patiently to pull this jumpsuit out of my closet and wear it in Hawaii – this outfit perfectly suits my vacation mood this time around. We spent the last several days on the south side of the island in Koloa. The trip started out on a full […]

Aloha

 Aloha from Kauai! 24 hours in and 4 mosquito bites and counting. Not enough to stop me though, we’re doing our best to jump from beach to pool and back all day long. Happy Friday and hope you have a wonderful weekend! *** Dress (here – search for “McKenna” dress | also packed this denim jacket […]

Trousers

 I can’t count the number of times I’ve featured trousers on this blog – and I would say a good majority of them are by Ann Taylor. They’re the best pair under $100 (and often less during a sale!). The ankle trouser is my favorite and this crosshatch pattern adds just the right amount of […]

Mini-me

 Good morning and happy Monday! I’ve received some questions on my make-up lately, so here’s a quick little update on my make-up from this post: this foundation (5.5), concealer (almond), a light liquid blush (#11), layering a powder blush, highlighter, eyebrows, eyeshadow (tisse essentiel), eyeliner, mascara and lipstick (neutral rose). PS: Lucia and I were […]

Mon Amie

 Today is March 8, 2018: International Women’s Day! The theme this year is: #PressforProgress, taking the strong global momentum for women’s equality (as seen with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements) and accelerating progress. I’m excited to be partnering with Mon Amie Watches, a brand that is supporting causes that impact women in important ways: Health: […]

Wrap

  Good morning and happy Monday! I may have swapped my ‘camel-everything’ of last year to ‘blush-everything’ this year. It’s soft, feminine and an easy go-to neutral. How was your weekend? We managed to have the relaxed, do-nothing weekend that we were hoping for. Gearing up for another busy few weeks before heading off to our […]

Casual Friday

 Taking out this blazer for a more casual spin with my favorite vintage belt (from my mom’s closet!). It’s been a pretty rough few days solo with Lucia, a post-surgery Buffalo (our younger dog, nothing major thankfully!), work, blog and all of the above with travel thrown in the mix. I don’t know how I […]

Mochi

 This is Mochi. She came into my life 15 years ago and went everywhere with me: classes, work, events, you name it. She comforted me through my heartbreaks, during my pregnancy glow, while I endured some stressful times at work as a new mom and (let’s be honest) she still cuddles me every night even […]

Ruffle

 Good morning and happy Monday! Just a subtle ruffle detail in an otherwise simple all-black outfit. I’m wearing my latest consignment find (love them, and love the more recent style here!) – my obsession with consignment shopping lives on, ha! Spent the weekend in Palm Springs to celebrate my cousin’s birthday – a whole lot […]

Work Rule #1

 Work Rule #1: Dress the part. One of the reasons I started my blog was to share ways that I “dressed the part” (or at least tried to). Back then, I was working in the medical device industry traveling around the country for conferences with surgeons, meetings with hospital administration and to help train sales […]

In Tahoe

 Good morning and happy Monday! We rented a big house in Tahoe (that sleeps 12!) for 4 families to stay the weekend together. Home cooked meals (by my friends – I was happy to enjoy their amazing meals and take on dishwashing duties, ha!), kids playing together, adults catching up and chatting around the fireplace… […]

My Day

Thank you to ACUVUE® Brand, for partnering with me on this post, and for covering my eye exam and initial supply of lenses.  Little known fact: I’ve been wearing contacts since the 6th grade. I couldn’t wear glasses for figure skating since my glasses could fly off at any moment while spinning (little known fact […]

Pre-Spring

 We got a little head start on Spring last week (70s and sunny!), just in time to finally seek out winter – we’re heading to Tahoe this weekend! Lucia first saw snow one morning in Kyoto, but it wasn’t nearly enough to build a snowman or have a snowball fight (that’s what she’s most excited […]

Satchel

 Good morning and happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s an office day in the city – it’s a fun break compared to working from home. Plus I’ll be able to pop into a little shop to pick up some Valentine’s Day treats for Lucia before I head home. Did you know that 81% of all merchandise sold on […]

Polo

 Pulling out an old polo-style top after seeing a few styles catch my eye in new arrivals sections of stores I frequent (see below!). Have you been watching the Olympics? We have been glued to the TV watching athletes in all sports – always inspiring to watch. My favorite? Figure skating, of course! Hope you […]

The ‘M’ Word

 It’s been almost 3 months since we got rear-ended on the freeway and we finally have our car back from the repair shop. It is just a car but what it really is, is closure on a personal matter. Because on the very morning of the car accident, I had taken an at-home pregnancy test […]

Monday

 Monday, I’m ready for you! I took a pretty rare “weekend off” (never once sat down at my desk at home, and trust me that never happens!). Enjoyed baby shower celebrations with family (can’t wait to meet the baby – so excited for my cousin!), got to spend time with my sister and brother-in-law, had […]

Belted

 Right now I’m loving the look of a sleek narrow belt at the waist for coats. It’s an easy way to wear the same coat twice in one week while keeping it fresh and different. I last wore this coat open here. Excited for the weekend! Celebrating at my cousin’s baby shower – it will […]

Classic

 Because classic never fails. Finally getting back into the swing of things after a crazy nonstop week back home (always so much catching up to do!). Hope you’re having a nice week so far! *** Fuzzy cardigan (still available here) Sweater (bought it here) Jeans (here and here | new in charcoal here) Purse (bought it here | another on sale here in black; […]

Kyoto (Three)

 Good morning and happy Monday! A little delayed but I figured I’d tie this into my last outfit post from Kyoto. Here are my favorite things to do in Kyoto (I’ll share out my Tokyo favorites in my next post!), and below that, a few practical things you asked too (like transportation, lodging, etc!). My […]

Shea Butter

 Knowing that I was about to spend almost two winter weeks in the colder climates of Japan (comparatively speaking – but it did snow one night in Kyoto!) I brought along my most hydrating skincare from L’Occitane. I never board an airplane without my Shea Butter Hand Creme (and yes – I make sure Lucia […]

Times Up

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! I recently shared an instagram of Lucia and I with a quote that resonates with me: Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them. A defining characteristic of a strong woman, in my mind, is the ability to stand up for what’s […]

Tokyo (Three)

 Good morning and happy Monday!! I’m back from Tokyo and back at it this Monday! Let’s see if I manage to not doze off this afternoon… The first night back was pretty rough, Lucia couldn’t sleep from 10pm til 1am so we’re all due for a good night’s rest tonight. I’m still processing all of […]

Blush and Black

 Good morning and happy Friday! Happy to have packed so many low-heeled and flat shoe options, we have been walking and taking the trains everywhere. These boots are just like the pump version I have, and both are equally comfy. PS: We went to the Grand Sumo Tournament the other day – what an experience! Can’t […]

Tokyo (One)

 In Tokyo again and we still can’t believe how much we absolutely love Japan – everything about it. Walking several miles every day and checking off activities on our list. I’ll be sure to recap everything after our trip! For now: happy Wednesday and thank you so much for visiting! *** Valentino cape (from last […]

Kyoto (Two)

 Bundled up for a brisk but sunny 30-degree day in Kyoto! We visited a few of the temples that we didn’t get to last time, including the Golden Temple, or Kinkaku-ji, and the Rock Garden at Ryoan-ji. Both stunning in their own ways: striking and majestic on one hand, and quiet and minimalistic on the […]

Kyoto (One)

 23 hours after waking up in San Francisco, we finally made it to Kyoto! And she is worth the wait, that’s for sure. On the list of things we hope to see this time (we crossed a lot off our list last year: see my posts from there: one, two, three, and four): Kikaku-ji (also […]

Blush

 Once sales have reached the “end-of-season” (where you can find things for 70% off or close to it!), I scour my favorite designers for amazing deals on classic work items like trousers, blouses and blazers. I found these Agnona trousers at 65% off and the fabric is stunning. A few more of the best investment […]

5 Things I Do for ‘Me’

This post is in partnership with Bed Bath & Beyond, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. With each passing year, the days, weeks and months feel shorter… the list of required daily tasks grows longer… and moments of quiet calm seem rarer. Usually it’s because they’ve been filled with Lucia’s laughter […]

Fancy

 Good morning and happy Saturday! I’m SO excited to be back in Japan soon, this weekend is all about prepping and packing for the trip! A few things I’m packing: Can’t go to a cold(ish) destination without packing some cheap but awesome layers. My go-to: these tops and these leggings. I also discovered this ultra […]

Weekend

 Good morning! It’s my second post of the new year and probably as good a time as any to start thinking about a few personal goals for the year. Cliche, yes – but it can’t hurt, right? Though there is so much to be thankful for, 2017 was not my favorite year. Got rear-ended twice […]