Thursday, March 30, 2017

nyfw: blogger brunch at while we were young hosted by twirrly and amour vert

While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
 While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW
While we were young NYC restaurant and bar, pink couches, best cocktails in NYC west village, Cynthia Rowley Floral Lace Ruffle Sleeve dress, NYFW


I am obsessed with this Cynthia Rowley dress, I was able to borrow it at the ShopStyle Social House NYFW event last February and just couldn't get enough- the vibrant colors, the two-tone back, the bell sleeves. I mean, what's not to love? The heavy lace texture was perfect for the back-then freezing temps in NYC during that week, but the loud shades were just screaming for Spring (maybe even Summer) to hurry up and get here.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

amazfit: staying fit in style

 

If you take a peek into my personal life via Snapchat or Instastories it's easy to see how I fill my off hours. You'll find it's filled with friends over cocktails, a new dinner spot with my husband or long runs — I love running, it's the fuel I need to shake off any anxiety, stress or even when I want to just clear my mind. In fact, I'm training for a 12K come July, so I need to up each and every step to get my body in the right place for this run.

A few weeks ago I was asked to try out the Amazfit tracker. While I've had every intention of trying out this "tracker craze trend" I never really bit, it just seemed like I did enough walking, and of course, there was the unsightly eyesore that I thought of when I thought of adding extra bling to my wrist. The minute I saw the Amazfit I knew it was in a category all on its own, it was sleek and didn't look at all like a tracker, in fact, I got multiple inquiries from co-workers and friends asking about this new bracelet I was wearing. Once I set up the bracelet to sync to the app on my phone, I instantly saw the benefit! I was already walking over 8000 steps a day, and it even got a bit addicting to check in several times a day to see where I was at and if I would meet my new goal that day.

Another thing I loved about this tracker was that it wasn't just a day time bracelet, while chic and functional it also tracked my sleep patterns. Now like I said I've never tried this trend before so I didn't know what I was getting myself into, so when I found out Amazfit tracked my sleep, including my light sleep time, deep sleep time, and minutes I spent awake in bed I knew this little bracelet was for me.

I'm excited to keep using this bracelet and continue to up my daily walk goal while I train for my 12K run. If you want to try out the chic Amazfit grab it at 20% off with code FINDYOURFIT now through 4/2.

Sponsored by Amazfit

Monday, March 20, 2017

kindness is in style

Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
Banana Republic Robin flats, What Moves us, Sf style, first day of spring style, spring style in SF
{Look 1: Denim | Turtleneck | Flats | Purse | Moto}
{Look 2: Dress | Flats | Purse}


Kindness, genuineness, great friends, being unapologetically happy, and love — five very different descriptors and nouns but all so relevant in one aspect — they are what move me.  While fashion moves me in a different way the aforementioned really get me, they are the fiber of who I strive to be/where I strive to be, and what I look for in who I'm surrounded by. Being in the San Francisco fashion tech scene, I've seen and met my fair share of individuals and personalities. While brilliant and charming in their own way I've narrowed down what it is I choose to be surrounded by, and kindness is at the top of my list. So this Spring throw on a mini floral frock, prance around on a sunny afternoon and be kind to others because that never goes out of style.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

color of the moment: dusty pink

camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
camel oversized coat, oversized camel coat, hm camel coat, pink satin dress, Charlotte Russe satin dress, light wash denim, slick back bun, spring style, how to style a slip dress
{oversized coat | band tee | denim jacket | satin dress | fishnet tights | shoes}

To put it mildly, I'm simply obsessed with this shade of pink. Be it post-Valentines day vibes or visions of warmer spring days in our future it just seems like an appropriate color to crush on.  But naturally, since it wasn't quite warm enough (when I shot these) to rock the slip dress as is, I made do with a ton of layers as I tend to do and loved the look even more. My new motto: all the layers, all the time. Keep calm and layer on. ;)

I swear one of these days I'll wear this dress without a million extras, somewhere sunny on a beautiful beach, appropriate drink in hand.

Photography by Jessica Monroy

Friday, March 10, 2017

dancing in the rain

rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella
rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella
rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella
rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella
rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella
rainy day style, zara winter 2016, winter florals, peonies, winter peonies, Furla crossbody, BaubleBar piñata earrings, clear bubble umbrella

I'm not the biggest fan of rainy days, even if one weekend day feels unproductive I get down on myself for not doing more and rainy days give you the excuse you need to do just that. This rainy day, however, was exactly the way I envision perfect rainy days to be— flower pickups, romantics walks down slick streets, and dancing in the rain when appropriate.

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