Review of San Francisco's Van Gogh Installation Exhibit

The new main attraction for everyone who's anyone on instagram in San Francisco: the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit San Francisco!  I've gotten a few questions on the SF Van Gogh experience, so I thought I would take a page from my friend Steven's blog and share my own take on the experience. 


For context, my brother got Andrew and I the VIP Flex tickets for Christmas.  Apparently my family had been getting served the instagram ads for this experience too!  The VIP Flex tickets allow the ticket holder to change the date of their visit, and can also arrive up to 2 hours before or after their ticket time. This ended up coming in handy on the day we went, because I was NOT ready to get up and go at 10am, so we got to go in at a leisurely 11am and I could really dress the way I wanted to.

How Often The Real Real Offers $30 off

I love The RealReal. I will say, their purses are very hit or miss, as their quality control standards leave a lot to be desired.  On the other hand, their selection of unique designer clothes at amazing prices is unparalleled.  I like to keep a collection of clothes in my "obsessions" that are affordable, but could use a further discount or the extra $25-30 off that TRR offers every once in a while. I have been dying to make some purchases, and I haven't seen anywhere that has tracked the frequency in which TRR offers these sales, so I decided to start tracking.  Come back to this post for regular updates! 

Friday 1/22/21: 4 days to take $30 off your purchase from 01/22 12:01am PT - 01/25 11:59pm PT.

Purchase: Mansur Gavriel linen jacket

Okay, I paid so little for this because I also had another credit on TRR for selling some sunglasses or something.  It was final sale and now that I have it it's way too huge and oversized.  I thought it would have been a good spring/transition coat for San Francisco weather.  I still may try to make it work or may resell it on Posh. TBD!

Friday 4/2/21: 3 days to take $25 off your purchase from 04/02 12:01am PT - 04/04 11:59pm PT. 

Purchase: Alice + Olivia floral maxi dress

This is the first time I've seen an offer for $25 instead of $20, but I have been WAITING for this coupon so I was still happy it came around.  It's been almost 3 months since the last coupon, and I have been worried that this dress would be sold (but clearly not that worried, because the price before the coupon is reasonable enough and I almost checked out with it many times).  I bought this dress for a wedding in October because I clearly have issues. BUT, why wait if you can score a perfect dress for a formal October wedding for such a great price! Hopefully it fits, but even if not, I know I can resell this dress for at LEAST $70.

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MARCH 2021: 14 Werk From Home Zoom Lewks

Apologies to all 5 of you who read my blog, but I recently discovered TikTok and that's where I've been spending every free waking moment of mine for the past month.  You can check out my videos here:

Even though I haven't been posting, I was keeping up with my weekly Zoom screenshots for the most part and my desktop has been littered with the photos.  I feel like at this point, there's no time like the present to get them back up! 

MONDAY  03.08.21

Cashmere Boyfriend Sweater: The Reset

True to its name, I got this cream cashmere boyfriend sweater from The ReSet from my boyfriend Andrew for Valentine's day. I love it, it's extremely comfy and chic (Nancy Meyers vibes) yet still professional enough to wear to work.

TUESDAY 03.09.21

Cashmere "All Rise" Sweater: Lingua Franca | Dickey Collar: Amazon

I live for RBG but the merch out there for her tends to be a little too basic for me.  This Lingua Franca collab was in support of the RBG movie On the Basis of Sex and is a nod to both my profession and one of my feminist icons.  It is perfect layered with this Amazon dickey, that I feel makes everything look even more put together. 

WEDNESDAY 03.10.21

Cardigan: Zara

I'm an outfit repeater just like Lizzie McGuire and I'm actually wearing this cardigan again as I type this. I love it, it's so soft, and I love the subtle glamour statement these buttons make for work. I will say I sized all the way up to a large and the sweater still fits a little TOO cropped. It's meant for Gen Z though so I'm just making it work the best I can. 

Werk From Home: Zoom Outfits 3.5.21

The weeks are going by so slowly now that we are completing our one year of staying at home.  I have my favorite sweatpants now, I tend to want to wear the most comfortable thing which is not always the most flattering or professional, and trying to make myself look different every day for these posts has slightly helped with my overall lewk and demeanor.  Now that I'm obsessed with drag race, I'm starting to get into makeup for the first time in my life, and that's added a new layer to my WFH lewks. Enjoy!


Top: Tory Burch | Earrings: Nordstrom Rack (similar)

Mondays suffer if I don't plan out my outfits ahead of time, which is almost every Monday, unless I have a zoom meeting scheduled that day.  Today I only had phone calls, so I resorted to comfort as usual. I will say, with how much Drag Race I'm watching now, I'm hoping my makeup skills start to noticeably improve. I'm loving the NYX soft matte lip creams and I just bought two more over the weekend.  This being one of them, and a perfect zoom pop of color.  The soft matte lip creams are perfect for wearing under masks, they actually don't budge! 

Bed Accessories: How Much is Too Much?

Andrew and I have only lived in two apartments together, and moved the same bed, but somehow we continue to accumulate more and more bed accessories.  What are "bed accessories," you ask? These would be sleeping pillows, sham pillows, accent pillows, and blankets.  We now not only have all of the above, but multiple of each. 

In total, we have two "regular" pillows each, which means 4 pillows stay on our bed every night while everything else gets tossed to the ground.  We have four "sham" pillows, two that match the white duvet, and two with the Dusen Dusen quilt pattern.  We also have two sheepskin covered throw pillows from Pottery Barn, and then one small flower pillow from Takashi Murakami that I bought in Japan. And that's it! I believe, at this point, 7 pillows is the limit. I just don't see how it could look balanced after that. Fewer than 7 is probably ideal, but this is where I am in life today.

Simone Rocha x HM Wishlist: Should I Buy This?

The Simone Rocha x HM collaboration comes out at HM on March 11.  The pieces are beautiful - playful and statement-making but still feminine and elegant - which are the exact words I want to describe my own style and wardrobe. 

Prices, per, range from $7.99 to $349. 

For most purchases I'm making, I'm challenging myself to write down three ways I would style each potential new piece that I would be adding to my closet.  This doesn't always work when I'm making impulse purchases for things I think might sell out (see: Hill House Home nap dresses), but so far I think it has been actually stopping me from buying things I don't need or won't wear. 

Statement Puff Sleeve Trench Coat

While the price of this coat will be determinative, my jaw dropped as I was scrolling through the announcement of the collection and saw this trench.  I LOVE a good trench (even though I only have one).  It's a great light weight layer that is good for almost every season (if you live in California) and can make you look more put together without very much effort. 

This is obviously a huge statement, that would be a real "fashion" element to add to my otherwise basic (in comparison) wardrobe.  But how would I wear it? 

1) with a white button up, black leggings, and my black chain detail Vince Camuto combat boots 

2) with my teal Stine Goya dress underneath, and white AF1s

3) with a black turtleneck, black slacks, black ballet flats and a black beret

Werk From Home: Zoom Outfits 2.26.21

Another week, another week of Zoom screenshots for things that I wear to work, regardless of whether or not I have any scheduled Zoom meetings.  The weather is starting to get warmer, and I'm noticing that it is probably going to get very hot in my office over the summer because the sun shines directly in here most of the day.  The 60 degree weather but the heat from the sun have resulted in outfits all over the place this week. Enjoy! 


Striped Short Sleeve Cardigan: J. Crew (on sale!) | Bow Earrings: Tiny Tassel

Y'all know how I feel about Mondays, and that's probably the same as everyone else feels.  I didn't do a Peloton ride on Sunday, and thus I woke up on Monday with greasy hair.  I was feeling lazy and I didn't understand the weather, so this lewk was just sort of thrown together.  I've worn this striped button up cashmere cardigan before, but I do love it. It's a jail shirt, for when I feel stuck at work. I paired it with my cream Tiny Tassel bow earrings, which I thought added a playful element to an otherwise professional-severe look.