May 28, 2013


This blog started as a hobby, and don't get me wrong, it is still just that. It has never mattered to me how many readers I have or if anyone is even reading at all. If you are, thank you and I hope that you enjoy reading my random thoughts and rambling.  This space has really been an outlet to express my creativity, jot down ideas, and manifest inspiration.

And my god, it has been 100 posts. 

In honor of this occasion, I present you with 100 Things I Love

1. Sunshine
2. Lipstick
3. Bulldogs
4. Panama Hats
5. Alexander McQueen
6. Bread Pudding
7. Kate Spade
8. Bows
9. Prints
10. Colorful Homes
11. Feeling Inspired
12. Neon Nike
13. Coffee Table Books
14. Blue Bottle Iced Coffee
15. San Francisco
16. Los Angeles
17. Vespas
18. First Dates
19. The Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Snoogette
21. Warm Sand
22. Sushi
23. The Big Lebowski
24. Lilies
25. The Eiffel Tower at Night
26. Traveling
27. Sloths
28. The Smell of the Ocean
29. Louis Vuitton
30. Skull Slippers
31. Bourbon
32. Chiffon
33. Degas Ballerinas
34. Sustainability
35. Grandma's and Grandpa's
36. Weddings
37. People in Love
38. Hearty Laughs
39. My Family
40. Blogging
41. Bow Ties
42. Reading
43. My Big Weirdo Friends
44. Salami and Brie Cheese
45. Cooking
46. Cake Pops
47. Celeste and Jesse Forever
48. Kickboxing
49. Compliments from Strangers
50. Complimenting Strangers
51. Katy Perry
52. Long Weekends
53. Styling
54. Mimosa Brunch
55. Dogs with People Names
56. The Great Gatsby
57. Bon Iver
58. The Mindy Project
59. Crabcake Eggs Benny
60. Powerful Women
61. Chatchkis
62. Rollercoasters
63. The Color Cream
64. Top Knots
65. Hiking
66. Typography
67. Learning
68. Ballet Flats
69. Cat-eye Glasses
70. My Favorite Skinny Jeans
71. California
72. Languages
73. The View from my Rooftop
74. Cinque Terre
75. Farmer's Markets
76. Sequins
77. Jackie O.
78. Peonies
79. Green Smoothies
80. Friendship Bracelets
81. DIY
82. Feeling Accomplished
83. Pretty Notebooks
84. College Memories
85. Making People Happy
86. Runner's High
87. Lazy Sundays
88. Chambray
89. Pink Nails
90. Drive-In Movies
91. Andy Warhol
92. Ballets
93. Mac and Cheese
94. The Bay Bridge Lights
95. Umami Burger
96. Temporary Tattoos
97. The Outer Banks
98. Acai Bowls
99. Santa Monica
100. This Blog

These are a few of my favorite things.

May 22, 2013


Between picking a home style and finding things you can afford, decorating your first apartment can seem overwhelming. Luckily, you have seasoned postgrad to help you out!

Lets start with the basics:
1. Small accents add character and are affordable
2. Pillows are an easy way to add a statement to a room, try mixing and matching patterns.
3. PLANTS! they are pretty, cheap, and very chic. Look out for succulents and air plants.
4. Rugs tend to be expensive, but if you can find a good deal, they really tie the room together.
5. Candles work three fold, they smell nice, set a relaxing mood, and look pretty. Even prettier when they are starting to burn down.

Where to Shop
Z Gallerie
World Market
Urban Outfitters

A little inspiration for you...


Beach House

1. Towels, $50 - 2. Set of 3 Candles, Target $30 - 3. Vase, Pier1 $30
 4. Pillow, Etsy $50 - 5. Pillow, Target $35 - 6. Pillow, CB2 $35 - 7. Vase, Didriks $25
8. Poster, Etsy $14 - 9. Basket, Ikea $13 - 10. Vase, Pier1 $50 - 11. Sea Urchin, Target $13
12. Coral, Target $18 - 13. Terrariums, CB2 $6.95 each 14. Rug, Target $25


1. Pillow, West Elm $39 - 2. Planter, CB2 $22 - 3. Pillow, Uncommon Goods $40
4. Throw, Pier1 $32 - 5. Rug, West Elm $39 - 6. Floor Pouf, Target $50 - 7. Laterns, Z Gallerie $8
8. Tin Hanging Star, Tres Amigos $62 - 9. Poster, Etsy $18 - 10. Candle, Voluspa $10
11. Hanging Chair, Anthropologie $498 - 12. Statue, Lamps Plus $60


French Country 

1. Pillow, Pier1 $30 - 2. Pillow, Multi York $49 - 3. Pillow, Pier1 $15 4. Pillow, House of Fraser $19
5. Tissue Poms, Etsy $33 - 6. Jewelry Stand, Asos $21 - 7. Vintage Book, Jayson Home $40
8. Cork Letters, Urban Outfitters $4 - 9. Candle Sticks, Z Gallerie $38
10. Vase and Bouquet, Pier1 $30 -11. Poster, Etsy $18
12. Throw, Burke Decor $45 - 13. Piggy Bank, Pier1 $5 


Punk Pop 

1. Vintage Phone, Etsy $22 - 2. Bookend, CB2 $50 - 3. Tumbler (set of four), C. Wonder $48
4. Watercolor, Etsy $50 - 5. Light, Jonathan Adler $1250- 6. Print, Etsy $10 7. Pillow, CB2 $20
8. Pillow, Dormify $35 - 9. Pillow, CB2 $20 - 10. Pillow, Etsy $35 - 11. Skull, Z Gallerie $15

May 14, 2013


I have never seen them together, but this gave me a good laugh.



I am going crazy over bowties. They are so freaking cute I can't handle it. However, after recently purchasing one for myself, I got very nervous to actually wear it out of the house. Finally, I wore it out for a dinner date (at Elephant Sushi in Russian Hill...omg best sushi I have ever had!) and got some serious compliments.

Lesson learned: Take chances on style, if it doesn't work, who cares? You're dressing to impress yourself anyways.

Tips for rocking this look:
1. Wear With Collars: I personally think this look works best with a collared shirt.
2. Add Layers: A sweater, blazer, or leather jacket work great here.
3. Chambray for Day: Chambray shirts work great with colorful or patterned bowties for a fun spring/summer look
4. Add A Girl Touch: Don't style too masculine. Add lipstick, a skirt, a topknot, or all three to top off your look.


May 7, 2013


After seeing the Met Ball photos I was ... bored. Let down, if you will. The theme this year was punk, Where was the Christian Siriano? WHERE WAS THE ALEXANDER MCQUEEN! Somehow the attendee's idea of punk translated in black gowns and eyeliner. Yawn. Or they disregarded the punk notice and just wore pretty gowns. I love pretty gowns as much as the next girl, but save that for award season! So much could have been done, I am so disappointed. That being said, there were serious standouts for Best Dressed this year.

Holy Platinum Blonde Hair! Amazing. The Dress, also amazing.
Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino

 My favorite look of the evening by far.
Cara Delevigne in Burberry

 Usually three loud pieces are overwhelming, but they are perfectly complimenting each other here.
Elizabeth Banks in Versace
Obsessed with this jacket beyond words, plus the hairpiece looks ridiculously cute on her.
Sienna Miller in Burberry

Amazing back detailing.
 Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

The Red Carpet needed more leather! Thank you Doutzen.
 Doutzen Kroes in Theysken's Theory

 Obviously she nailed the punk theme, and still looks beautiful.
Gwen Stefani in Maison Martin Margiela

Loooooooove this.
Kate Bosworth in Balmain

Although this is similar to her VMA's look, the girl is WEARING that mini.
Stacey Keibler in Rachel Roy

 I love that she opted for a dark lip instead of smokey eyes and heavy liner.
Rooney Mara in Givenchy Couture

 Awesomely 80's.
Marion Cotillard in Dior

For me the necklace is a bit heavy, but I love the print of the dress.
 Leslie Mann in J. Mendel

I wish she had gone with more severe hair, but Swifty looks amazing in this dress. The lace panels are EVERYTHING.
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel

Risky look that definitely works. Loving the chainmail panel.
 Anja Rubik in Anthony Vaccarello