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Hey, 2018: a Resolution

A great seeming outfit that ended up being a waste of money. : (

The first week of the New Year has blown by. I’ve had an amazingly long, luxurious time away from the office. We’ve spent the majority of the break hibernating at home together – I’ve cooked us breakfast, lunch and dinner virtually every day and we’ve snuggled on the couch binging on Madame Secretary (and now Ozark) after morning exercise, either SoulCycle together or Tracy Anderson for me while Crosby rows.

My resolution for 2018: don’t waste money. Over the past two years I’ve moved 4 times and my life has shifted all over the map between being single for the first time as an adult to having a boyfriend to being engaged and now married again. I’ve let many items (clothing, dishes, and random decorations) behind, some for the better, but many were left in too much haste. Then there are the pieces bought impulsively – a pair of unneeded heels for a random night out that felt oh-so-important at the time or an outfit that even seemed well thought out but turns out not to work at all, like the one pictured above.

The jacket was part of the Intermix collaboration with ALC and I fell for it the moment I saw the first promo by Chrissy Teigen. But the non-elastic satin of the jacket and cropped silhouette turned out not to be comfortable for travel or daily wear. The jeans, which seemed like a brilliant idea as they are ‘yoga’ jeans and initially felt quite comfortable, ended up with pocket lines that hurt my tush sitting on the 5+ hour flight to NYC. My goal this year is to only buy items I really really love and are thought-through additions to my closet or are tried and true wardrobe basics.

No more waste this year. Spending money is ok, wasting isn’t. What are your goals for 2018? What strikes you looking back at your 2017?

Visiting Oahu, Hawaii

In November Crosby and I did the unexpected (by us, anyway – everyone else seemed to expect it!) and eloped on Oahu, at Turtle Bay on the North Shore. It was a stunning experience and I blogged about it here. The entire stay was incredible and I thought I’d share a bit more from our … Continue Reading →

We Eloped! Getting Married at Turtle Bay on Oahu’s North Shore

Spoiler alert: we eloped! On November 22, 2017, Crosby and I tied the knot at Stables Beach of the Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s North Shore with two of our best friends. So how did we arrive on that? Did we expect to elope? Let me tell you, we did not expect to elope. Crosby … Continue Reading →

Spiced Coffee

There is nothing I love more than having a hot coffee first thing in the morning when I wake up, especially on chilly fall mornings. There’s something so peaceful and comforting about wrapping my hands around a coffee mug filled with delicious brew. These days I’ve been particularly enjoying adding some seasonal spice for additional … Continue Reading →

Wedding Planning & Hitting A Wall

  Flying High In the initial flurry of activity and excitement after our engagement, I immediately decided on my dress. I knew I wanted sleeves and a long silhouette. I also very much wanted a dress I felt good in off the rack – in every sense. I wanted a cost-effective option and I also … Continue Reading →

Transitioning To Fall

Fall is such a magical time of year. And while I’m sorry to say goodbye to the sweet days of summer, the Fall offers a great upside: more energy in the office with everyone back from vacations; crisp mornings and cozy weekends with something simmering long and slow… But in my part of California, Fall … Continue Reading →

How to Spot Quality — and Our Engagement Story

This is one of those dresses that feels just magical when you put it on. Fully lined with silk, it hugs your body in just the right way and keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It’s the kind of quality you pay for, but it’s so worth it. I found … Continue Reading →

Cooking With GoodEggs

GoodEggs has been my go-to solution for having extremely high quality, fresh, local food for dinners at home since I moved out of San Francisco and went back to work in an office last year. When I was working remotely I had plenty of time to visit farmer’s markets and pop to the store if … Continue Reading →

3 Tips to Start The Day Off Right

I love waking up and starting the day feeling good. Here are three things I do to ensure that’s the case! 1. Hydrate. I drink a giant glass of water with a few drops of Sakara Beauty Water concentrate, two teaspoons of Super Elixir and a gooey vitamin C pack. This supercharged drink gets my … Continue Reading →

The Couple Who Cooks Together…Has Fun!

There’s something about cooking together – the shared experience, learning, experimentation, and primal comfort – that makes for a fantastic date activity. Crosby¬†and I love to cook/eat together (as I talked about here, planning the week’s meals is a favorite activity). We first took a cooking class together because of our shared love of Thai … Continue Reading →