San Francisco Street Style



I was in San Francisco this past weekend, and noticed how uncanny it was how everyone was dressed similar: army green parka, plaid shirt, Levi’s distressed boyfriend jeans, white Converse, Michael Kors Selma satchel, and shades.



*both images taken and copyrighted by me.

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Shopbop is one of my favorite online retailers, and they are hosting their big sale (aka the ENTIRE SITE!) for the next 4 days (through March 7). I have rounded up some of my favorite picks that not so coincidently have found their way to my shopping cart. Before shopping, remember two things: 1. Enter BIGEVENT15 at check out to score up to 25% off, and 2. It’s not how much you spend, but how much you save ;)

1. AG Beau Slouchy Skinny Jeans   2. A.L.C. Danielle Dress   3. Gorjana Bloom Necklace   4. Carven Printed Skirt   5. Cosabella Never Say Never Cutie Low Rise Thong 5 Pack   6. Opening Ceremony Misha Rectangular Wallet   7. Loeffler Randall Luz Tassel Sandals   8. Thierry Lasry Nudity Sunglasses   9. L.A.M.B. Gracie Drawstring Backpack

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Jet Set Hair


I am going to be racking up quite a few frequent flier miles in the upcoming months (birthdays! graduations! bachelorette parties!), and while the numerous changes of scenery are excitedly welcomed, my hair does not typically share my excitement when it comes to changes in climate. No matter how long I spend blowing out my tresses, smoothing the frizz with serums, or coiffing the crown of my head with a little help from a teasing brush and dabble of hair spray, it always seems to fall flat (does anyone else have this problem??).

Instead of fighting what seems to be the inevitable, I am planning on keeping my hair routine simple with messy buns (less time in the bathroom < more time to play = win win). These ladies have done the bun justice (from low and messy to high and tight), and with a little bronzer and blush in the right places, I think rediscovered cheek bones may be my newest accessory.  Dig?


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 All images found here.

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10 Best Rain Boots


It has been a relatively rainy winter thus far in LA, and I have really been enjoying it. While I do love a good rain storm, one thing I have never called my own is a pair of rain boots. In the past, I never really found a pair of rain boots that seem like a sound investment because they typically fit into one of three categories that I did not want to get on board with… loud plastic-y colors that seemed like they would fade and/or date themselves over time, cheesy cartoony prints, or stamped silly with the designer’s logo.

During an epic rain storm last night, I decided to see what was currently out on the market (in an attempt to not ruin another pair of older shoes), and was pleasantly surprised by the number of great options available. As you can see from my round-up above, many of the boots are not only sleek, but I would be tempted to purchase all of them even if they were not marketed as being water resistant. Before spring showers are upon us (fingers crossed), I am taking full advantage of the vast options before the next storm.

1. Burberry Mid Buckle Rain Boot, $275

2. Loeffler Randall Fenton Rain Boot, $195

3. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Stormy’ Rain Boot, $ 54.95

4. Valentino Rockstud Rubber Rain Boot, $445

5. Miu Miu Patent Short Cap Toe Rain Boot, (originally $790, now on sale for $355!)

6. Hunter High Top Waterproof Sneakers, $235

7. Burberry Rubber Studded-Shaft Short Rain Boot, $395

8. Aquatalia Roberta Weatherproof Suede Bootie, $398

9. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Rubber Rain Boot, $390

10. Hunter Boot Regent Savoy Waterproof Riding Boot, $210

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Death to Worst Dressed Lists

I have never liked “worst dressed lists” or T.V. shows that “police” fashion for more reasons than I have fingers to count on. I find them crude, contradictory, and typically judged and delivered by people who have zero qualifications to do so.

Last week’s doozy of ignorant comments made by a professional teleprompter reader, whom does not even dress herself when on air (this I know for a fact- I am acquainted with her stylist), left me, along with what seemed like most of the rest of the country, seething. It was not so much that I was offended by the actual comments made, but it was a tipping point for us all to say- enough is enough.

I am not going to tear anyone apart in this post, because that would be hypocritical. Rather, I am going to articulate my case against why we should ban any such shows and lists who bring people (especially women) down, in three short points:

1. Fashion is subjective.  During award season every year, it seems that certain dresses and looks will appear on one person’s best dressed list, and the next person’s worst dressed round up. Case in point: When I fist saw Zendaya on the red carpet, I thought her look head to toe was flawless. Same with Anna Kendrick‘s gown color- although I thought she played it safe with a classic silhouette, the color worked perfectly with hair and skin tone (and I have a feeling Edith Head would agree). For someone (with the initials of KK) who also uses a stylist to get dressed almost regularly, and has openly talked about dressing around her ‘predominate’ camel toe, how does that provide a justification for judging others?

2.  Lists and panels like these are smothering sartorial experimentation. Not that artists, actresses, and influencers should be paying attention to what unqualified people are saying, but I do feel we have seen more “safe” choices in the past recent years. Why not give women the liberty to try a new look, or spotlight a new designer whose designs are not mainstream? Fashion should be fun and open to risks.

3. In an age where we are trying to bring social, political, and economic equality to women, these lists are, in my opinion, counterproductive. We need to be supporting each other, not making fun in the hopes of getting better ratings or selling an extra couple magazines.

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Back at it


To begin with the obvious, I have not blogged in a year. While I never intended to stop blogging 12 months ago, my life (and by life I mean career and lifestyle) made a dramatic shift at the beginning of 2014.  I quit my full-time job at the end of December 2013 (goodbye regular pay check and relative financial stability) and took a leap of faith, scratching an entrepreneurial itch to go out on my own professionally at the beginning of January 2014.

For anyone else who is self-employed, they can affirm it is scary in the beginning, yet extremely rewarding once you get the figurative ball rolling.  I’ll admit it- at first I took any job that I could get, mainly out of fear of failing. As time progressed though, different jobs and situations made me reflect upon myself in ways I never thought business would; getting down to my core and really assessing my likes/dislikes + strengths/weaknesses. Although this sounds counterintuitive and ass-backward, it was not so much due to a lack of planning as it was forcing me to fine tune the direction I want to fly.

In Drake’s Lord Knows, a few of Rick Ross’s lines really resonate with where I am today:

“I fell in love with the pen, started fucking the ink
The hustle’s an art, I painted what I would think
Still allergic to broke, prescription straight to the paper”

This all being said, I have missed this silly little creative outlet, and in the pursuit of writing and happiness, I have made a conscious decision to begin blogging again. The content is going to change slightly, but I hope you find ATM even more intriguing and thought provoking than before.  Thanks for your continued support, and I invite you check back on the regular as I share insights on being a twenty-something living, working, and playing in Los Angeles.

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#WhistleWhileYouWork Pencil Set


#WhistleWhileYouWork Pencil Set  $8

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Be Mine, 2014

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Besides a certain gold sippy cup or crystal prolate spheroid I was eyeing recently, here are a few things I have been crushing over for Valentine’s Day this year. {and I know this is going to sound cliche, but how are we already almost into mid February??}.   TwentyFourteen, I’m digging you.

1.  Chiara Ferragni lipstick glitter loafers 

2. Jimmy Choo candy mirror acrylic clutch

3. Dannijo black crystal Vala necklace

4. Kate Spade new york ‘cold hands’ thermal travel mug

5. Charlotte Olympia ‘Arm Candy – Be Mine’ clutch

6. West Elm personalized giant valentine’s day cookies

7. Napoleon Perdis lip pencil in roccoco red

8. Diptyque Roses scented candle

9. Maison Close sublime luxure triangle bra

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Day to Night

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Day to night/Desk to Dinner. Call it what you will, but here is one answer to the modern-day working woman’s dressing conundrum…. standing in your closet at 7am trying to figure out what to wear… that will be appropriate for meetings throughout the day… yet slick enough when you head straight to drinks 10+ hours later, switching gears from work to play mode. I would also throw a Rag & Bone Hudson Leather Moto Jacket in the mix for day and night (not pictured).

Core: Tibi Classic Racer Back Camisole  +  Isabel Marant Musk Charmeuse Leopard Pant

Day: Super Sunglasses Lucia Silber Sunglasses  +  Gorjana Taner Pave Bar Necklace  +  Carven Twisted Chunky Knit Jumper  +  Tibi Cody d’Orsay Flats with Ankle Strap

Night:  Stella Mccartney Gold Chain_embellished Cuff  +  Givenchy Rose Print Antigona Envelope Clutch  +  CASADEI strappy stiletto sandal

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EvErYdaY i’M hUsTlInG

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Rails Hunter Button Down Top  +  Nasty Gal Aperture Track Pant  +  Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Round Sunglasses  +  Worldly Cutout Geo Pendant Necklace  +  Michael Kors Slim Runway Watch  +  Mulberry Oak Lily Bag  +  Nicholas Jazz Suede Sandals

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Shades of Tortoise

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 Not to be too insensitive to my friends in the northeastern US right now {and their lingering arctic tundra}, it has been unusually nice here in LA the past few weeks. So nice, we may be having a warmer winter than we did summer {but that’s a story for another day}. With the 75+ degree temperatures as of late, it has put me in the mood to scope out a possible new sunnie investment for spring. For some reason, I have been gravitating towards those of tortoise hue spectrum, and have rounded up my top four favorite finds. Top to bottom {above}:  Super Lucia Mirrored Cove Sunnies  //  Karen Walker Number One  //  Lanvin Square Frame Sunnies  //  Chloé Rounded Square Frame

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Latest Home Purchases

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I usually don’t tend to post about my personal life, but I literally just had these 3 pieces by Threshold at Target delivered and am OBSESSED. Finally getting my living room together…  !!!

Pictured: Tufted Pink & Gold Ottomans  +  Faux Shell Inlay Hexagonal Accent Table

{I also bought and am equally as excited about this Round Metal Honeycomb Accent Table (not pictured).}

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Clean & Pretty Prints

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I’ve been vibe-ing on textile prints A LOT lately, so when I stopped by a local apothecary last week to pick up a gift for a friend, the packaging on some of the products stopped me in my steps. Aside from swooning over the indulgent scents, I found myself most excited with all the prints and patterns used to package the merchandise. After finding what I went to the store for in the first place, I may or may not have purchased a soap or two, based on packaging alone, with no intention of actually ever unwrapping the wax seal, satin ribbon, and hand-painted paper. Can you blame me?  

Clockwise from top left: Lucia Blue Lotus and Sicilian Orange Candle  >>  Pacifica Natural Soap Bar, Persian Rose  >>  Claus Porto Classico Soap Bar, Lilane Lavender  >>  Belladonna MOR Cosmetics Emporium White Soap Bar  >>  Uptown Soap Co. Mosaics Liquid Soap, Sugar Lily

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High & Low: Winter Essentials

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Eugenia Kim Jill slouchy beanie $188  //  pointelle slouchy beanie $24

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Infinity waffle knit circle scarf $38  //  Lightweight two sided infinity scarf $16

red cashmere lined leather gloves

Valentino calf hair & leather gloves $381.50   //  Cashmere lined woven leather gloves $95.99

printed winter socksFree People Avoca Treeline Socks $28  //  River Island fair isle boot socks $10

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Dinner with the girls

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Silence + Noise tucked & shirred button-down shirt  +  Christopher Kane ripped low-rise skinny jeans  +  Elizabeth Cole Y necklace  +  crystalized rings {set of 3}  +  Laura Mercier Caviar Stick, color: Cocoa  +  Tinley Road skinny haircalf belt  +  Golden Lane metallic duo clutch  +  3.1 Phillip Lim black leather Vincent mules

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