Spring Loungewear Wish List

Yesterday I walked into Nordstrom Rack for the first time in a loooooong time. &, while I am still on that no-frills budget, it didn't  stop me from trying on every piece of the OG adidas loungewear line 😜

Anyway, once I got home (empty handed),  I started researching all the spring loungewear. I'm all about the bold retro feel out there this season, and I thought you might like to take a look at some of my faves. All images are hyperlinks. 


Honest Review: My Everlane Purchases

Shortly after moving to the West Coast I realized Everlane is e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Those who love it really love it and can spot each other a mile away. Yep. Didn't take long for me to jump on board.

For those who don't know, Everlane is an online-only retailer that is all about transparent, affordable, modern style. They show you exactly what your money is purchasing (i.e., $40 to material, $6 to hardware, $15 to labor, $7 to shipping – you get the idea). 

Over the course of the year I've been in SF, I've purchased a good deal of Everlane products, and today I'm going to give you the inside scoop: is the cult following just a trend, or is Everlane worth the hype? Let's find out. Listed from favorite purchase to least favorite, we have.....

The Culottes (now a pick-your-price product!)

These were my FIRST Everlane purchase, & I am absolutely in love. They are a perfect fit, super stylish, great material and overall excellent. Would I suggest you purchase? Yes. Go. Now. 

The Leather Street Shoe

My most recent purchase. These leather sneaker shoes are a definite style statement. Do I love them? Yes. Are they expensive? A little, but not when you compare to other leather shoes. Should you purchase up a half size? Probably. I bought a 8.5 (my normal size) and they're a littttttle too tight. I only get blisters when I wear them on long walks though. 

Cotton Drop Shoulder Tee

I have this t-shisrt in two colors, and I'm planning to buy the other two colors this summer. I literally LOVE this shirt. The sleeve to elbow is everything I've ever wanted & the material (cotton) is super soft. Obsessed. Should you buy it? Yes. 

Modern Zip Backpack in Large << Fun Fact, Malia Obama was just spotted by Vogue wearing this backpack in black. 

My most used purchase, this backpack literally accompanies me everyday of the week. I keep my computer, my coffee, my change of clothes, my medicine, my makeup, my water bottle, my notebooks, my books, my tide-to-go wipes.... I keep everything in this bag. I absolutely adore it. It's seen a little wear over the last nine months (see photos above), but would I suggest it to you? Yes. In a heartbeat. 

Slouchy Trouser in Black

The slouchy trouser was one of my first purchases. I loved the idea of it, but to be honest, the fit left something to be desired. I think it's probably the shape of my leg, but the calves were just way too tight on me, making the entire fit a little, off. I still wear these, a lot, and you might absolutely love them. They just aren't my faves. 

Top – No longer on Sale 

Everlane Drop Shoulder Blouse

This drop shoulder blouse is no longer on sale, and I thank Everlane for listening to it's customers on this account. I picked this top for the sleeves (sucker for elbow length), but the shirt was a little constricting overall, and worse, shows pit stains. I think I've worn this shirt about 4 times since I bought it a year ago. Would I suggest it to you? Probably not. But you can't buy it anyway. They took it off the site ;)

So what's my conclusion? Is Everlane worth the hype? HELL YESSSSSSSSS! Count me a fan & if anyone wanted to gift me the dipped weekender, I'd say yes, puh-lease. 


By the way, this post was not sponsored in any way by Everlane. I just really love the brand!


Joggers, Heels & Figuring Out Athleisure

girl on the beach

Hi friends! How was your weekend? I don't know if you remember, but one of my resolutions this year was to really see the west coast. That has taken the form of mini-one-weekend-vacations, which we've deemed "flash trips." So far I've been to Portland, Tahoe & as of this weekend Reno, Nevada! I ended up crashing a total "guy's weekend" to get there, but it was pretty great. I lost $10 on the penny slots and roulette machines & promptly closed my wallet. Luckily, my friends fared better. Actually, one of them took pity on my poor gambling skills & bought me an awesome AMERICA spirit jersey with his winnings. That's all I really wanted, anyway :D I can't wait to wear it MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, which is coming up so, so soon!

Anywayyyy... I suspect the real reason you're checking in today is this outfit, so let's talk. I love the jogger pant. Always have, always will. In fact, looking back, would you agree that the jogger pant was our first hint of the athleisure trend gripping our country? In case you haven't heard of athleisure, it's basically wearing semi-athletic clothes (sometimes paired with other, nicer pieces) with no intent of actually exercising.

I'm so into it. Athletic clothes are probably the most comfortable clothes in my closet. Naturally I'm on board with dressing them up to wear all the time. Living in San Francisco, where my commute includes a several mile walk everyday, it's so convenient to wear Nike gym shoes with my work clothes & call it a fashion statement. Talk about efficiency!

What do you guys think about athleisure? Do you partake? & if you do, do you have separate athleisure clothes and actual workout clothes? I totally do. My athleisure clothes are way cuter. Although, I am trying to jump back on that exercise train.... maybe some cute workout clothes would help?

Maybe ;D

Girl on the beach
Wearing red
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Photos: Jacob Heath, Nikond3200 35mm / Edits: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop / Location: Crissy Fields / Shirt: Lush from Nordstrom Rack / Joggers: Similar / Heels: Similar from Asos / Jacket: JCrew Factory

Red Lipstick and Pixilated Photos

Suppppaahhh pixilated. Yea, I know. A few days ago I ambushed my photographer for these photos. The sun was setting fast and I was running late. I ordered myself an Uber X -- a real luxury, because I always opt for Muni or Uber Pool to save those dolla dolla bills, yo -- and rushed to his apartment. When I walked in, he was rocking wet hair and getting ready to attend the ballet. But still, I made him run outside with me because I was wearing makeup and wanted to document the rare occasion. 

Initially I was planning to title this blog post "how to wear sneakers with a skirt," but, we actually didn't get any decent photos to show you. There's one dark and shadowy photo below, which can kind of give you an idea. But, my advice for the subject is this.... sneakers + skirt = IN. I walk past an Anthropologie Window every day after work and it's all the rage on the mannequins. And as we've discussed before, wear it with enough confidence, and no one will ever question you.

In other news: Daylight Savings Time is this weekend. I've been eating this overnight slow cooker quinoa oatmeal for a week. I found some great thrift stores on Haight Street, and I'm in the process of building a hanging shelf for my kitchen. Can't wait to share more with you. 

Sending lots of love. 

Sneakers and a skirt

Photos: Jacob Heath, Nikond3200 35mm | Edits: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop | Glasses: Frameri Twain in Rye | Cape: TJMaxx, Similar | Shirt: Sold out, Similar | Skirt: Old, SImilar | Shoes: Thrifted, Similar