Feb 082016

Happy Chinese New Year! How are you celebrating (if you are)?

Sale PSA: Short black waterproof motorcycle boots from Aquatalia, now 50% off/under $250 (I’d definitely be buying these if I were taller!), a checked gray wool and black cashmere cape from Burberry, now 50% off, the most beautiful leopard Carolina Herrera jacket (I want this so very badly), now 65% off, and a gorgeous black/white print DVF ruffled chiffon dress (reminds me quite a bit of Saint Laurent), currently 40% off for a limited time.

I last checked in on how life was going, post baby, about five months ago. Since its been about six months now since baby Feather’s arrival, I thought I’d do another update on life with baby. Thank you all by the way, for your feedback and words of encouragement! It’s been wonderful to read about all of your experiences and thoughts on children. Please keep commenting and sharing!

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1. We moved. I had always planned to spend our first few years with baby Feather in our condo – yes things would be cramped, but a smaller space would make us rationalize our items and we would have made it work. As things turned out however, Mr. Feather and I ended up randomly finding a home we both liked (quite rare, as our tastes are quite different), and decided to make a move.

We probably had the worst timing ever in terms of having a baby and moving – we ended up closing escrow just a few weeks after baby Feather’s arrival, and almost missed our deadline due to the craziness. Compound that with a small remodeling project (do any remodels ever feel small?) and multiple moves, and it was a super stressful past six months. But now, things finally feel like they’re settling down, though we still have some empty rooms in need of furniture.

2. I’m back to my pre-baby weight (I hit it around 2 months postpartum) but my body is completely different. There’s been what I would call a “redistribution” if you will…and it it’s not how I would have chosen to allocate things, if you get my drift! I mention this because I had no idea that my body would change in this way – I thought that once I got back to my original weight, things would be back to “normal”. But now, there’s a new normal. Continue reading »

Feb 052016

Sale PSA: A ribbed v-neck cashmere sweater with great reviews for quality from Nordstrom Collection, now $114, a hooded cashmere blend coat with a toggle detail from Joseph, now 50% off in a gorgeous hunter green and a taupe/oatmeal shade, and a tabbed sleeve tunic from Lush that’s the perfect over-leggings shirt, now only $25.

1. I enjoyed the comments and general discussion that was had over the Zella jacket that I posted last week, and the general trend and appropriateness of wearing gym-type clothing anywhere but the gym.  I have to say that for myself, I generally don’t wear gym clothes/Lululemon type items out, although I don’t mind it on others at all. I’m very used to it here in the Bay Area!

Anyway, today I’m sharing another item of casual outerwear I recently ordered – the Everlane Street Fleece Bomber.

This jacket, I am planning on wearing on more than just walks/hikes – I see it with denim for casual errands, coffee with friends, etc. What do you think? Is this acceptable for the outside world, or should I be tarred and feathered for wearing my pajamas in public?

I should receive it soon, so I’ll update on how it fits, by the way!

2. I’d also love to hear your  thoughts on this article, via the Business of Fashion – The Rich Don’t Drive The Luxury Sector. Do you agree? Reading it reminded me of the Dana Thomas’ Deluxe – How Luxury Lost Its Luster – and then I scrolled down and saw she actually commented on the article! Continue reading »

Feb 012016

Sale PSA: A classic single breasted coat from Burberry Brit, up to 50% off (I rarely see them get to this discount) in black and tan, a casual tie front jersey dress from LA Made, now under $60, and a sweet Proenza Schouler crossbody/shoulder bag, now under $540 with the code “EXTRA20”. 

I’ve received feedback that some of the items I share are quickly sold out, especially if I wait too long to post them, so I’ve made resolution to be faster and share more often. If you have any other reader requests, just let me know. In the meantime, here are some of my favorite recent buys.

Ivanka Trump Chic

Ivanka Trump “Chic” flats, $99: I was very pleasantly surprised by these. I have been looking for leopard flats for the longest time, to replace a very worn out pair of AGLs. I first tried these Lanvins, but they just didn’t fit my fit (devastating as they were 50% off, too).


I had these leopard flats in my shopping bag since late last year, and since they hadn’t gone on sale, ever, I bit the bullet and ordered (plus even full price, they’re under $100). They’re a great buy – really comfortable, and I love, love the little hidden wedge heel. They’re just enough to give you a bit of a boost, but really subtle, so the shoe isn’t screaming “hidden wedge”. Comfortable enough to wear all day, I think these are a great pick for both the office and the weekend. They run true to size for me – I’m a 36.5 (occasionally a 37 if its a smaller running European designer) and took that exact size in these flats.

I’m also wearing the Mars necklace in malachite. Also, the gray agate was just restocked for those who weren’t able to get it earlier.

Everlane Cropped Cashmere Crew

Everlane Cropped Cashmere Crew, $115: This is my favorite clothing item to date from Everlane. I love the cropped silhouette – I have a longer torso, so cropped items always are better for me in terms of lengthening my bottom half. The cashmere on this one feels softer than on my v-neck (reviewed here), for some reason. Continue reading »

Jan 292016

Sale PSA: An easy v-neck knit sweater, perfect for layering from Trouve (I have two of these), now $41, a pretty jade green stretch crepe dress from Issa, now under $170,  a drapey open blazer from Trouve in ivory and black options, now under $60, and Jimmy Choo leopard sandals, now 70% off (check out the entire Saks Final Sale section – tons more goodies, including Manolo embroidered BB pumps, also 70% off!). 

1. I recently went shopping for some workout clothes, and realized that there are so many super cute items out now, that I wouldn’t be ashamed to wear out for errands/a casual coffee afterwards at all. When did this happen? Prime example – this Zella jacket below, which I just ordered.

I plan on using this jacket for my daily walks once the weather warms up a bit. I’m one of those shameful people who own a bunch of gym appropriate clothing, but haven’t stepped into an actual gym (except to lift water bottles and apples) in years. But I love workout clothes for their comfort, and since it’s the Bay Area, I’d feel comfortable wearing this jacket to run errands in after a walk or hike with friends. I’ve seen people having lunch at the Four Seasons in way worse!

2. Speaking of the Bay Area…I thought this article was very interesting (and a little alarmist), via The Guardian – Silicon Valley Braces Itself For a Fall – “There Will Be Blood”With an article subtitle like that, how can you not be intrigued? Continue reading »

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