A Few Things I Have Bought That I Loved.
1. Everlane Weekender
This is a very masculine bag, but I’m super into it. LeSportSac crazy patterns are just no longer my thing. It’s way bigger than expected, but since it’s not in my genetic makeup to travel light, I find a way to fill it up. I could ask for the coveted drawer at my man’s house, but I like the ritual of picking out what I’m going to wear.
(Note: the first link is an affiliate link, I get $25 if you make a purchase.)
2. Vince Camuto Flats
Super cheap flats are no longer a part of my life. I wear flats all the time, and am very hard on them. After burning through yet another pair, I bought two pairs of Vince Camuto Ellen shoes, which are still reasonable, but not made of plastic. They are SO great. I picked up a black pair on eBay, and a silver pair on the vince camuto web site, both for pretty good discounts. The silver is super grown up, not glittery sparkles, but grown ass woman who just wants to be a little fun kinda silver.
($79.99 is the standard retail price, but there are tons on eBay. The best discounts are on their website, but you do have to pay shipping.)
3. Distressed jeans
Remember at the beginning of the year when I was obsessed with dresses? I’m over that after Gwyniee Bee sent me one too many stretched out monstrosities. Distressed jeans are all over the place this year and I LOVE them. I have two pairs of ripped jorts that I wear on the weekend and another pair that I can wear to work. I absolutely love them, I hope they never go out of style! (Until I start wearing dresses again.)
(These are all over the place this year. I got my shorts at Forever21 plus and my longer pair at Target.)
4. Uniqlo Hoodie
Over Easter weekend, I visited WM’s home town and he warned me that it would be chilly the entire time, especially at night. I popped into Uniqlo and bought a nice soft gray hoodie that I could wear to sleep that wouldn’t be so warm I’d get sweaty. It turned out to be a great buy and I wear it all the time now when I’m at home. My other hoodies are thicker and better suited to going out on walks/ jogs.
(The hoodie I bought isn’t on Uniqlo’s site, but this is the most similar model. )
5. Deux Lux wallet
I was on the hunt for a grown up girl wallet (grown ass woman is the theme of this year), similar to the Kate Spade ones, but something a little less girly. Also: I didn’t want to spend $200. I went outlet shopping over Christmas and I went into the Barney’s outlet on a lark and they had this great wallet for about $25. It’s awesome, carries everything, and is super durable.
(The one I have is discontinued, but this one is the most similar. On sale for $27.50!)
6:15 pm • 16 August 2014
My dentists office building is Art Deco wonderfulness. #oldbuildings #artdeco #sanfrancisco #vscocam (at 450 Sutter Medical/Dental Building)
7:24 pm • 15 August 2014
So close, yet so far from outside lands. (at Green Apple Books on the Park)
7:04 pm • 8 August 2014 • 1 note
Asparagus, goat cheese and cherry tomato scone. (at Andytown Coffee Roasters)
2:10 pm • 3 August 2014
Shout out to my OGs from yelp’s 10th anniversary cruise. Fun but not the same without you guys. #ufc #hotstuff #justanote
11:50 pm • 2 August 2014 • 1 note
View for the next three nights. (at Grand Hyatt San Francisco)
11:04 pm • 31 July 2014 • 1 note
Mize was unhappy with my previous photo of him. Luckily I had a replacement, from the ace hotel photobooth.
7:41 pm • 27 July 2014 • 1 note
First Half of the Year Recap
My man mentioned that I hadn’t been blogging much, and have only been cross-posting my Instagram photos, to which I reply: guilty as charged. He is partially to blame for my lack of writing (I like to blame things on him even though he encourages me to foster my interests). It feels a little weird to write for fun.
Anyway, the first half of the year was great. Awesome, I should say. I’m still at SocialChorus, which has grown in leaps and bounds since I started working there in 2012. It really feels like I have worked at several different companies, each better than the last. It feels super exciting to be a part of something that’s growing at this speed.
After over two years of working on our blogger programs, I’ve moved on to a different role at the company doing email marketing and I’ve been really liking it.
Otherwise, I’m having a great time with the dude. He’s similar to me in that he loves to venture around and try new things and already we’ve driven through most of California (north and south), and gone to Portland and Vegas. He’s also teaching this city girl how to be less of a nature wuss. But it’s a process. Yesterday we went hiking and I was scared to use the park bathroom because I thought there’d be a “Creature” hiding in the toilet.
You can take the girl out of Brooklyn, but you can’t take the Brooklyn out of the girl…But I really do love to be out there! I can’t believe I’ve lived here for so long and have never ventured to Mt Tam, but I haven’t gotten in touch with my inner jock ever.
I’m still training for a marathon in October, but my half-marathon I did in Washington last month really wore me out, so honestly I have fallen off the wagon the past two weeks. This is the last time I get to slack so the next three months are going to be about building more endurance. I am really good at sticking to the long runs, but the day to day stuff is where I slack. And so, I’m going to face my worst enemy: the TREADMILL.
Another great thing about the dude is he is very into sports and always has a sports quote or anecdote and is very supportive of my marathon training.
What else? I bought some honest-to-goodness adult furniture. I went to CES. I’ve consumed many amazing meals. I’ve taken 45938493048q3903290 photos of the ocean on my phone.
I am pretty thrilled with how things are going.
8:32 pm • 6 July 2014 • 2 notes
Carne asada sandwich with plantains in it, son. (at Cholita Linda)
8:13 pm • 27 June 2014
Love seeing the rare cute diet coke bottles in the wild.
9:43 pm • 26 June 2014