How To Steal Your Favorite Fashion Blogger’s Style

Five Tips For Achieving Fashion Blogger Style Status

While there will always be a place for the Anna Wintours of the world, we’re in the midst of a seismic shift towards bloggers and influencers as definitive fashion shot-callers. There’s something so real about seeing how everyday women put themselves together. And yet, as accessible as they seem, the best fashion bloggers ooze an […]

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Clean? Green? What’s It All Mean? Your Guide To Nontoxic Beauty Products

With clean beauty products becoming mainstream, more brands are launching safer skincare lines. These days, you can’t step into a Sephora without spotting multiple labels claiming to be “clean,” “green,” or “natural.”  But what does that really mean? If you think food labels are confusing, cosmetics packaging is even worse. Beauty companies can claim their products are clean without […]

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Wardrobe Workhorse: Levi’s Wedgie Fit Jeans

I'm obsessed with 100% denim jeans like these Levi's Wedgie Fit Jeans

There’s a new denim hero in my wardrobe:  Levi’s Wedgie Fit Jeans. They don’t call these 100% denim jeans “wedgie fit” for nothing; they literally give you a wedgie, lifting and separating to shape your butt into a perfectly perky peach. Over the past year, I’ve become so obsessed with this specific style of denim […]

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Wardrobe Workhorse: The Unique Minimalist Watch

I'm loving this unique minimalist watch from JORD wood watches

A watch is a deeply personal accessory. Not only is it a key everyday piece, but it’s also uniquely sentimental. We give watches for reaching milestones, we hand them down for generations, and we remember the ones our parents wore when we were kids. (My mom: a gold Anne Klein with a chain mesh band. […]

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City Guide: Downtown LA

Visit DTLA - Rooftop pool at Freehand LA

I worked in Downtown Los Angeles in 2004, back when it was basically Skid Row West. I remember staring out at the Art Deco facades and literally watching them crumble. This could be so beautiful! I thought. Nobody wanted to visit DTLA back then and truthfully, I was so skeeved out by it that I […]

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Three Cute + Functional Bathing Suits For Non-Frumpy Moms

Bathing Suit Shopping - my fave bikini

Like most mothers, shopping for clothes is a constant struggle. The pieces I love aren’t practical, and many often don’t fit. Finding the perfect “mom bathing suit” adds two more layers: modesty and body image. It seems that every trip to the dressing room ends up sparking an internal war between my shadow selves. In […]

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5 Tips For Smelling Fresh Without Conventional Deodorants

My personal philosophy is that the healthiest, safest products are often the ones that are closest to nature. So when I started thinking about becoming pregnant five years ago, I decided it the natural deodorant route was probably the safest path for my baby and me. While my research found that health risks of conventional deodorants were […]

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Wardrobe Workhorse: Statement Sunglasses

I like to express my exuberant, playful personality through my personal style, but here in the ultra-casual Bay Area, I often feel overdressed in bright prints, big ruffles, or similarly attention-grabbing details. Thus my strategy has evolved around basic pieces in neutral colors paired with one accessory that pops. And more often than not, that […]

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The Secret To Longer Nails: Collagen

For as long as I can remember, my nails have peeled. I tried everything to keep them strong: I wore yellow latex gloves when washing dishes, plastered them with any potion my manicurist recommended, and moisturized my cuticles regularly. But it was all just a waste of time; my nails would inevitably peel down to […]

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I invested in a cleansing balm and it changed my life

While my title may be a tad dramatic, a single jar of Neal’s Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm has convinced me never to go back to traditional cleansing methods. Finding a gentle yet effective cleanser for my sensitive skin has been a challenge for me. Foam cleansers and bars often leave my face feeling dry […]

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