Monday, March 11, 2019

Ganni goes with everything

{Sweater | Denim | similar Coat | Bag | similar Boots | Headband | Sunglasses}


It's true, Ganni goes with everything. If you don't know Ganni, you are missing out. The Scandinavian brand's mission statement is simple they "fill a gap in the advanced contemporary market for effortless, easy-to-wear pieces that women instinctively reach for, day in, day out. " The brand was started by an art connoisseur and gallery owner's desire to create the perfect cashmere knit, probably very similar to the one I'm wearing above. It is my first and only (so far) Ganni piece, and I still get so many compliments on it even though I got it at the beginning of 2018. I wore it before pregnancy and now during, and it always seems to find a way to fit perfectly into my wardrobe. 

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Four tips to staying chic during your third trimester

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{Coat | Dress | Boots | Sunglasses all similar styles} 


Whoa, not quite sure how it's been one month since my last post and even more unsure how I got to be seven months pregnant — IT ALL HAPPENED SO FAST. Time is not on my side and there is still so much to do. By nature, I'm a procrastinator, I'll enjoy my "in-the-moment" time and do the thing I need to do tomorrow if I can swing it, hence this very delayed blog post. Truth be told I've been sitting down to write this for the last two weeks, but then I went on a babymoon, got busy at work, attended three baby showers (all for me!), dealt with jet lag, and all while trying to get ready for baby and be a supportive wife. Wow, no wonder I can't get this post out!

Ok, excuses over and I'm excited to share how I've been trying to stay stylish in the last few months of not being able to fit into anything. 

1. Dresses are your BEST friend, you might even be able to still swing fitting into older roomy dresses. The one I'm wearing above is a new style turtleneck version I found at Zara for only $20! You better believe I snapped it up the moment I found it in store. 

2. Remember this post when I said I'm refusing to buy maternity clothes? 
Yeah, that lasted until last month where I could only fit into one pair of pants, and with the cold, it's been hard to live in dresses only. I ordered a few pairs of workout maternity leggings, cute everyday leggings, and skinny maternity jeans to switch it up!

3. Makeup and accessories can replace the cute clothes. 
Just like this post says, I've given in to the theory of as long as two out of the three 
(hair, makeup, and clothing) are taken care of, you are still put together. Playing with new makeup, and bringing my accessory game strong --think beanies, berets, Chanel earrings, scarves, etc-- still, make me feel fancy when I've been wearing the same style denim all week. 

4. Good, oversized outerwear.
The Danes got it right when they said bigger is best for clothing. Everything is worn super oversized and they still manage to make it incredibly chic. This coat was a bit of a splurge, also from Zara, but when tied up over the bump it felt elegant and chic. I need more of these camel wrap coats in my life. I also was able to fit into my normal size, so I'll be able to wear it just fine once the baby gets here.

Hope you found these tips helpful! 

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Photography by Jessica Monroy

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Not putting away my party dresses just yet



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Photography by Jessica Monroy

Monday, January 7, 2019

Pregnancy Style: Living in Jumpsuits



These shots were taken months before, well before you could really tell I was pregnant. I probably wore this jumpsuit at least once a week due to its ease of wear, how chic it still made me feel even though none of my other clothes fit, and it's easy to style monochrome hue. As you can tell you can really have fun with it (ie. loading up on the accessories, like I did) or keep it super simple and it would still be a minimalist dreamy piece. 

As I mentioned on IG last week I've really been into jumpsuits lately (the bump is no longer hideable) and have been sizing up and stocking up on them. Do you have any favorite brands for jumpsuits, boilersuits or coveralls?

Photography by Jessica Monroy

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

How to Layer During Wintertime

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Layering is an art form here in Northern California, it's something that you learn over time as an expat or are born with as a local. That notorious chill affectionately known as "Karl the Fog", will get you if you don't layer properly. I know when stepping out in San Francisco, that I need at least two or three layers, or else I run the risk of "freezing", as I say.

Tall boots, knee-length dress, roomy turtleneck, and a blazer are my perfect San Francisco wintertime look, granted we rarely get below 50 degrees. Besides the chic proportions, one thing I really love about this outfit is the plaid on the dress. It reminds me so much of my high school uniform, strange but true. When my dad saw this outfit he actually thought I was wearing my high school uniform! Ha, I'm not quite sure I could fit into it still, but it was nice of him to say.

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