Snapshot: 9/25

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It’s fall, y’all! It’s also currently 80 degrees at 8:30 pm and we’re running the A.C. full blast to cool down our un-cooldownable apartment. But, according to the calendar it is, in fact, my favorite season – the season of pumpkin, Halloween, layering, soup, long jackets, socks (SOCKS!), and crisp evenings with otherworldly sunsets (see the snap below).

This week actually flew by largely because we closed the winter issue of Willow and Sage (!!!), which I can’t wait to share in a couple months. I’m also working on some exciting projects, one of which involves contributing to eHow Style and Home. They present their content in a really fresh and eclectic way, often featuring articles about things that I didn’t even realize I wanted to know (DIY faux marble shelf? Yes!), and I’m glad to be writing for them again.

Happy weekend!


Leopard lady















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My mood board at my desk filled with lots of light pink, navy, and copper hues.

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Evening sunset fading from pink to gray

The chin is in! I’ve long been told I have my father’s strong chin, and I’m glad it made it in our gorgeous boho-glam designer collection feature in October Jewelry Affaire.


San Francisco Should Always Have a Subway Under Construction Medium

Dreamgirls, Nine, and the Greatest Face-Off in Tony Award History Vanity Fair

At Home — and on the Hunt for Antiques — With Heidi Julavits T Magazine

 House Tour: An Airy Manhattan Loft As Fashionable as Its Owner Elle Decor

On the Set of ‘Dead 7,’ the All Boy-Band Zombie Western The Daily Beast

The Semiotics of “Rose Gold” The New Yorker

Snapshot: 09/18

Beauty, Blog, Decor, Snapshots, Style


There’s a pose in yoga called Warrior III in which you are balancing on one leg with the other leg stretched perpendicular behind you, arms at your side, and head stretching forward (that was a terrible description, so I’m going to illustrate with a gif).


Once a week or so I enjoy transforming my bedroom into my own personal yoga studio thanks to the abundance of videos online (!). In one particular video the instructor leads us (me) through the Warrior III pose and further explains the pose by saying something like, “It’s as if you’re being pulled in two opposite directions – I know we can all relate to that!” For me, this week in particular, truer words have never been spoken! Between preparing for impending deadlines and finishing up production on the winter issue of Willow and Sage, I reminded myself that busy is good, I like having a full yet doable to-do list. The week before we close the issues and send them to the printer is crunch time and everyone feels it, but luckily, the girls I work with know when to pull out a Buzzfeed list to relieve the pressure and make everyone crack up.

Also, New York Fashion Week. Flipping through show photos is always a dream, but this season especially I enjoyed and almost preferred reading the daily digests of sites like Man Repeller, New York Times Fashion & Style, and Vogue Runway. There’s something conversational, analytical, and academic about a runway show review, which made it feel as though I was interacting with the collections more so than if I were to click through a slideshow of every single garment (not every garment … come on!) like I’ve done in years past.

My curiosity to see some of my favorite designers’ collections did lead me to Vogue Runway’s archive of every. single. show., and some of my favorite looks, along with street style snaps, are below.

Enjoy, and happy weekend!looks


Frame Denim


Frame Denim


Isa Arfen


Katie Ermilio




Rosie Assoulin

Oscar de La Renta

Oscar de La Renta

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Love me a denim jacket!





Vines and white-washed wood.

Vines and white-washed wood.

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Do bare bricks ever not look photogenic?

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Sage smudge bundles for props and then for gooood viiiibes

Spontaneous Angels game!

Spontaneous Angels game!



New York Fashionweek SS2016, day 4






The Oscar Hopefuls Gather Early Buzz in Toronto The Atlantic

The Roots of Organic Farming on Campus – Mark Bittman: California Matters New York Times

From Givenchy and Alexander Wang, Competing Visions of New York New York Times

The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am The Stranger

A Presentation of Seamlessness: A Roundtable Discussion On Nancy Meyers The Hairpin

Welcome Home SF Girl by Bay

Snapshot: 09/11

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Is it possible for a short week to feel even shorter? Looking back at my week, which was filled with deadlines, lots of proofreading, watching tennis (THIS), and ultimately trying to say cool in what felt like a never-ending bout of 100-degree weather, I’d say the answer is yes. But cheers to the weekend, nonetheless, even if it crept up hidden by the end of a busy week and a heatwave! New York Fashion Week started today so I plan on spending the weekend clicking through photos on the new Vogue Runway, doing all of the laundry I should have done last weekend (a.k.a the three-day birthday marathon. HBD, my friends!), refilling our freezer with homemade tamales from the farmers’ market, and staying cool.


Score of the century!

Score of the century! Ferragamo flats thrifted for $35!

Sweltering heat demands cool and comfy

Sweltering heat demands cool and comfy. Old Michael Stars top, army-green trousers from J.Crew secured by a belt that, when going through airport security, prompted a fellow traveler to say, “Cool belt – I had one of those in the ’70s!”







Because today’s the first day of NYFW!





Why Fashion’s New It Girls Are Holding Pens, Not Purses (And check out my friend Hailey’s awesome illustrations here!)

I Have One of the Best Jobs in Academia. Here’s Why I’m Walking Away

Vintage Shopping Isn’t What It Used to Be The Cut

To End the Refugee Crisis, We Need More than Grief. We Need to See We’re Broken The Guardian

Hitler at Home: How Interior Design and Media Fluff Helped Sell a Dictatorship Curbed

Abercrombie & Fitch May Be the Comeback Kid of 2015 Man Repeller

And a shameless plug … my editor spotlight on the Stampington & Company blog. If you know me, you know I’ve developed a not-so-subtle devotion to using rose water in my skincare routine. We shot some lovely photos to go along with my post that coincides with the autumn issue of Willow and Sage. If anything, check out the photos – our director of photography is a wizard with the camera.

Snapshot: 09/04

Beauty, Blog, Culture, Decor, Snapshots, Style

Hey, hi there! Happy Friday! I wanted to try something new – a digest of my week, if you will – as a way of sharing a little snapshot (hence the name) of my week. In here I have included some of my favorite outfits I wore, a mood board of photos I pinned that are currently inspiring me, some of my latest ‘grams, and some articles/podcasts/internet finds that I enjoyed.

Have a lovely, sunny (not sunburnt), laughter-filled long weekend!











The Meaning of Serena Williams by Claudia Rankine New York Times

“NeuroTribes” Examines the History – and Myths – of the Autism Spectrum Fresh Air

The Chatroom: Stacy London Man Repeller

The King of Horror’s Secret Feminism The Cut

Home Tour: A Young Designer’s Chic Pre-War Apartment My Domaine