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Goodbye 2016

Dec 31, 2016

Google's Year in Search video always makes me cry, but this year's video made me freaking bawl. I don't think anyone is denying that 2016 was a rough year for the world. We're all aware of the terrible things that have happened, and this awareness has made us more engaged. I've seen it in friends, family, and myself. This year, I volunteered. I made more donations than I've ever made to charities I believe in. I've had tough conversations with people I love about things like Black Lives Matter vs. Blue Lives Matter vs. All Lives Matter. And with 2016 coming to a close, I'm hopeful that 2017 will bring a new opportunity for more learning, growth, and connectedness.

Looking back on this year, I had so many exciting opportunities. I've never traveled so much in one year. I worked on exciting projects that I loved, both at Google and for WTFab. Omied and I celebrated our first year of marriage in Spain. So to close out the year, I'm sharing my top three favorite "Firsts" of 2016.


First New York Fashion Week. It's always been a dream of mine to go to New York Fashion Week and attend some of the shows, and this year I made it happen. It was such a thrill to see both the backstage hustle and the beautiful designs coming down the runway.


First Travel Guide. This year, I started a new travel guide series on the blog where I created travel itineraries from different cities. The goal was to write posts that weren't just pretty pictures from travels (though those are fun too!), but put in some extra research and effort to make useful, helpful guides. This year I wrote travel guides to Toronto, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, Barcelona, Madrid, and Mallorca. It's been so fun to be able to share these with family, friends, and readers who are traveling to these destinations! I can't wait to keep up the travel guide series in 2017.


First Viral Post. Earlier this year, there were some racial slurs thrown around at a women's basketball game at my old high school. Being an alumn and basketball having been such a huge part of my life when I was there, I couldn't help but write a response. Within hours, thousands of people had viewed it, and I was seeing the article popping up all over Facebook. Through the grapevine (a friend of a friend of a friend), I'd learned that the whole McClatchy team and coach had read and appreciated the post. I received countless comments, emails, and private Facebook messages. It was actually pretty overwhelming, and I spent most of the day crying (both happy tears from messages of support, and sad tears from people sharing their own painful stories from our hometown). It was also an awesome reminder that the messages you put out into the world matter.

Thank you for following along this year. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for us!

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Temperley London

Dec 28, 2016

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I always experience a little bit of post-Christmas blues after the holidays. There's so much anticipation leading up to Christmas and all of a sudden it's over, the lights and the trees come down and Christmas music is no longer cute. So here's one last festive outfit post before we set our sights towards 2017 and New Year's resolutions!

Speaking of New Year's, while I wore this beautiful Temperley London dress during the holidays, it would also make for a beautiful New Year's Eve dress! I'm obsessed with the gorgeous details on the sheer sleeves, back and side cut-outs. Temperley London, by the British fashion designer Alice Temperley, has the most stunning dresses and I'm so excited to shop at one of their stores in person when I'm in London next month. Oh and if you're a bride-to-be, they have a bridal collection that is just to die for.

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Eggnog Pancakes

Dec 26, 2016


Sometimes I just have these brilliant ideas, like when I swap out milk for eggnog in a pancake recipe to make the most delicious eggnog pancakes ever. These came out like thick, fluffy eggnog cakes and I'd highly recommend using your leftover eggnog for these as part of your day after Christmas breakfast. There's a recipe for eggnog pancakes from scratch here, or you can be lazy like me and use a pancake mix, and just use eggnog instead of milk. 


EuroTrip Planning

Dec 22, 2016

This post was sponsored by AT-A-GLANCE as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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eShakti Dress (c/o) // Steve Madden Boots // ThePeachBox Watch and Bracelet (c/o)

I've been bursting at the seams to share some exciting news on here, and now that everything's all official I finally can! Come February and March 2017, I'm off to Europe for two months! I'll be working on a project with Google and our tech staffing teams in Europe, and will be based in our London office for most of that time, along with a week long stint in our Dublin office. I'll be traveling around a bit before I start working there, and am also planning some weekend trips during my project. Afterwards I'll be hopping around to a couple different places as well. While there are a ton of moving pieces and not everything is finalized yet, I'm hoping to also hit up Scotland, Bath, Bruges, Paris and Iceland. Please send me any and all of your recs if you've been to these parts of the world!

A lot of my travel is up in the air right now and I had a mini freak out moment the other day when I realized that between the holidays and an event that I'm running in New York at the end of January, my EuroTrip is going to be here before I know it. Y'all know I am a PLANNER so when these AT-A-GLANCE planners arrived at my doorstep it was just in time! On Sunday I hunkered down with my planners and my travel books (and of course my trustiest of travel advisors, the internet), and I started mapping out my trips, dates, and sights I want to be sure to see. I used my larger planner to get a month snapshot view of travel dates. It's been slowly sinking in for me that I'm leaving the U.S. for two whole months, but seeing these things start to fall into place in my planner made this big trip feel more real! I'm also using the smaller planner (which has the Eiffel Tower on it, how apropos), to manage my blog editorial calendar while I'm traveling so I can make sure I'm getting those travel posts up for you guys! If you're planning your own big trip for 2017 or some other epic adventure, the new AT-A-GLANCE collection has a bunch of different designs to help keep you organized.

I'm of course planning some fun outfit shoots and I'll be sharing travel itineraries from every city I visit (and I'll be 'gramming @wtfab, duh), but what other kind of content do you want to see from Europe? Insta Stories/Insta Live video (assuming I get the update by then and can actually go Live...I feel like I'm the last person to get the Live update and I'm waitinggggg...)? Daily vlogs or maybe a 1 - 2 minute edited video from each city with highlights from there? Please take a minute to fill out the below survey and I'll take all your feedback and incorporate it into my travel plans so I can create the content you're most interested in! I'm listening and taking notes in my new planners. ;)


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Thanks to At-A-Glance for sponsoring this post. You can find more planning inspiration on their Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Velvet Crush

Dec 21, 2016

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 Zara Velvet Top // Zara Pants // Rebecca Minkoff Bag (c/o TheRealReal) // Forever21 Boots // Casio Watch (c/o) // The Peach Box Bracelet (c/o)

Happy (almost) holidays! I wore this outfit for a busy day of holiday shopping in the city this past weekend. It was a super chilly day (well, chilly for San Francisco ;)) so we stopped in a really cute Asian comfort food restaurant in the Mission called Spice Jar—yummy ramen on a cold San Francisco day is just the best—and fueled up for a day of shopping. Velvet is my absolute favorite trend this season and I've been on the lookout for new pieces to add to my closet. This flowy velvet top has been a favorite mine lately, and I'm thinking I need to throw a velvet dress into the mix...maybe for New Years Eve?

We headed straight to Union Square in San Francisco to the epicenter of holiday shopping craziness, and while it was busy there's also something so festive and fun about shopping there this time of year, even with all of the crowds. The huge tree and lights are up, there are puppies and kittens in storefront windows up for adoption (awww!), and with a festive drink in hand (like my personal favorite this time of year, a peppermint mocha) there's lots of Christmas cheer in the air. While were shopping we popped into some of the hotels to see this year's gingerbread house extravaganza. Our first stop was Bloomingdale's Union Square, where we checked out Casio's Vintage Collection that's exclusively available there. These pieces are classics that never go out of style and complement any outfit. I'm wearing mine in this outfit post, paired with my velvet top and stacked with a gold bracelet. The watches in this Vintage Collection are a great gift for someone special on your holiday list that would appreciate the combo of fashion and function, and a touch of nostalgia. And they're super affordable watches, at $65.

You can check out Casio’s full Vintage Collection at Bloomingdale’s Union Square and surprise your loved ones with one of their vintage timepieces this holiday season! And if you're curious to see more inspiration, like how other people are styling their Casio watches, you can find them on social on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


Thanks to Single Edition Media for sponsoring this post on behalf of Casio.

Put a Bow on it

Dec 19, 2016





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The last couple weeks have been filled with lots of holiday parties, dinners and events, making for a fun (but tiny bit hectic) December. I wore this outfit to a holiday event with Campari at The Archery, which is a gorgeous co-working space in the Mission. With all the holiday party hopping we've been doing, I have a few essentials that I make sure are in my bag before I head out. I always include Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant, oil-blotting papers, mints, and a phone charger. Dove Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on dry with no visible residue (perfect for all the black cocktail dresses I've been wearing and changing in and out of), and it provides 48 hours of protection while also caring for your skin. For this particular outfit I slipped my holiday party essentials into a sparkly Kate Spade clutch and wore these stunning Lena Erziak bow heels for a fun and festive look.

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