Snapshot 10/23

Beauty, Blog, Culture, Decor, Snapshots, Style

Hello, and happy Friday! I’m going to have to make this short because I just got home from a pumpkin painting party (Halloween!) and it’s a tad past my bedtime. This week, after months of waiting for my BB cream to run out, I received my first order of Glossier products! I have been reading Into the Gloss, their parent website, for a couple years and really respect their approach to skincare and beauty. On any given week they feature a ton of products, but their core message is to love the skin you’re in and embrace natural beauty. That’s why I was so excited to finally try the products in the Glossier line, which were created to offer light coverage and enhance your skin. My order included the Perfecting Skin Tint and the Balm Dotcom and so far, I’m very happy. The skin tint works like a tinted moisturizer, offering just a base coat of coverage that makes my skin look silky smooth and hydrated. Its “barely there” appearance is the thing I like the most about it. I’ve been using the Balm Dotcom on my lips and it has pretty much replaced my daily lip balm. Any lip product that can stay put after drinking a cup of tea is A+ in my book. Glossier, you have lived up to the hype!

We are a week from my favorite holiday, and now, after painting a multi-tiered chevron stripe pumpkin, I feel I am in the Halloween spirit!

looks

Neckerchiefs: wrap ’em, tie ’em, multiply ’em (what?)

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vibes

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reads

The Doctor The Atavist

Oh Boy Podcast Episode 9: Amelia Diamond Man Repeller

Get Up, Stand Up Wired

It’s Millennials’ Turn to Take the Blame for the Downfall of Society Los Angeles Times

The Tell-Tale ‘Gram McSweeney’s

Reviving a Revival in LA Homepolish

Snapshot 10/16

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I’m going to write about that heart-stopping, joyful sensation that occurs when you find a perfectly distressed, perfectly fitting vintage piece. That feeling – after flipping through racks, digging through piles, and trying on garment after garment – of discovering something that’s one-of-a-kind. If you’re like me and the idea of mixing vintage and contemporary looks excites you, then you understand the possibilities that finding a vintage wardrobe staple like a pair of Levi’s jeans can hold. Jeans and a t-shirt is an unbeatable combination, but adding high-waisted timeworn jeans that are undoubtedly as rugged as they are feminine to the mix takes it to another level. I have found some pretty sweet vintage pieces in unlikely places, but I have yet to find, yes find (not “find” in Urban Outfitters, which, not going to lie, I’ve been tempted to do) my own pair of vintage Levi’s. In cherishing these timeless jeans (or jackets, or shoes) of the past I feel as though I can bring nostalgia to an outfit of otherwise current pieces that were most likely manufactured in this decade. A pair of vintage Levi’s can stand alone with a modest shirt and not much else and can add something special in their own subtle way.

Cheers to Friday, and have a fantabulous weekend!

looks

My ode to vintage Levi’s jeans

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vibes

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reads

Sick and Far From Home Slate

Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? (Jennifer Lawrence speaks out!) Lenny

The Making Of John Wayne Buzzfeed News

Donna Karan On Motherhood, Fashion And Designing The Perfect Pair Of Jeans Fresh Air

The Powerful Appeal of Modern Witchcraft — Even for a Skeptic The Cut

Tour a Creative Couple’s Elegant and Fresh Nashville Home My Domaine

 

Snapshot 10/09

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It’s any given Sunday night, the lights are off, I’m tucked in – face washed, phone charging, water cup almost empty – and I’m trying to fall asleep. Below is a version of a conversation that I have had in my head many times.

Okay, so tomorrow’s Monday, typically a casual day in my office, so I’ll wear my Levi’s 501s and a striped shirt. Comfortable, relaxed. Yes. Ooor, I could wear that new dress I scored at Crossroads with my denim jacket. Eh, it’s supposed to be cooler in the beginning of the week so pants it is, save the dresses and bare legs for the heatwave that will be Thursday and Friday. Shoes? Old reliable black loafers? I could go Birkenstocks but that might be a little too comfortable for the office. Dang, I really need a pedicure.

I used to feel embarrassed about planning my outfits the night before school, and now, work. Laying out each piece, whether actually laying it out or laying it out in my mind, felt forced and deliberate, and trying that hard never feels cool. There’s a difference between planning an outfit for a special event and planning an outfit for just another day of work. Doing the latter, planning for such a habitual thing, feels like the opposite of effortless. So perhaps the detail lies in the specialness of the event. We put thought into what we’re going to wear to a wedding because it’s an event we will take part in very rarely. But when it’s something like work, a place I go nearly every day of the week with the same colleagues and the same desk, the need to plan each detail seems frivolous. But it’s actually something that satisfies my desire to plan, and being prepared for the hour and change I give myself each morning to get ready for work really helps get me to the office on time. It’s soothing, mentally scanning through my closet and trying different combinations (this skirt, that scarf, that sweater I haven’t worn in forever!). Planning my outfit isn’t a revolutionary idea or admittance, but it’s a little nightly routine that I genuinely enjoy.

Are you a planner? Does organization bring you a secret wave of happiness? Let me know! And have a fantastic weekend!

looks

My favs from Paris Fashion Week

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All photos courtesy of vogue.com

vibes

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reads

Issue No. 2 Lenny Letter (and here’s the link to sign up)

It’s Not Just About Guns Salon

Ken Kesey, The Art of Fiction No. 136 The Paris Review

This NYC Apartment Is Proof That Cool Art Can Be Found At The Flea Refinery 29

Oh Boy Podcast Episode 7: Kiran Gandhi Man Repeller

Me Inc. : The Paradoxical, Pressure-Filled Quest to Build a “Personal Brand.” New Republic

Ina Garten Does It Herself Eater

Snapshot: 10/02

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For the past year or so, my boyfriend, Michael, has been asking if we can get a dog. I kid you not, this is pretty much a daily occurrence. His tone is always half kidding, but to his dismay (read: sad puppy eyes) I have responded “no” every time, which in a sense, makes me the sound like the bad guy. Don’t get me wrong though, I definitely want a dog or two, and he gets why now is not the right time. I grew up with two amazing dogs and look forward to again experiencing the same unconditional love and playfulness that my dogs brought to our family. Just not right now!! Our recreational space – a necessity for a dog as far as I’m concerned – is non-existent and our schedules are somewhat unpredictable from day to day.

Luckily we have friends with dogs! This weekend we’ll be dogsitting an energetic black lab named Rufio, taking him on walks, bringing him to a local beer festival, and pretending we are dog owners.

Enjoy your first weekend of October! Bring on the pumpkin everything!

looks

snaps

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Trendiest press release I’ve ever received

vibes

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reads

I Wish the Intern on “The Intern” Had Been a Woman The Cut

Why Podcasts Have Such Terrible Ads Vox

See the Interiors of Nancy Meyers’ Latest Film Vogue Living

Closet Visit Cargo Collective (my favorites are Hannah Soboroff, Roxanne Marie, and Clare Vivier!)

What Was Brand Loyalty? The Hairpin

The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergartners of Finland The Atlantic

#160: Jessica Hopper (EIC of the Pitchfork Review) Longform Podcast

 

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!

looks

Leopard lady

vibes

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snaps

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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.

reads

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

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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).

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Once a week or so I enjoy transforming my bedroom into my own personal yoga studio thanks to the abundance of videos online (Popsugar.com!). 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

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Frame Denim

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Frame Denim

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Isa Arfen

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Katie Ermilio

Tibi

Tibi

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Rosie Assoulin

Oscar de La Renta

Oscar de La Renta

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung

Love me a denim jacket!

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snaps

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!

vibes

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New York Fashionweek SS2016, day 4

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reads

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

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