When the team at the Burke Williams Spa reached out and asked if I wanted to try their Ananda massage treatment focused on channeling energy to heal the body and mind, it could not have been better timing. Why?
Over the past few years, I’ve realized that the list of demands I could take care of in a day is just going to continue growing, all the time. I’ve learned that at a certain point, it’s up to me to put a boundaries on what I can do in a day, and to decide when I will block time for self care. In practice, this can be exceedingly difficult and I have to admit that I need help with it. As a result, I’ve become fascinated with restorative practices that focus on stress relief to balance the mind and body. Whether that be massage, yoga, or meditation I’m finally starting to truly appreciate the value of these well-touted practices.
It’s easy to wear a slip dress from day to night, a sleek, simple cut makes this piece like a blank canvas for layering on accessories and adding jackets to change up the look. This silky, silvery grey number from EXPRESS Runway is one of my favorite spring dresses for that reason, and will be coming on multiple trips with me this spring. The beauty of a slip dress it that it weighs nothing, packs easily, and can be combined with almost anything for a daytime or nighttime look. Here’s how you can style it:
Most of us are interested in knowing what we can do to keep our skin looking beautiful for life. A big part of achieving this is preventing and reversing UV damage caused by sun exposure (tanning beds in high school anyone?). I’ve researched the impact of UV damage on skin, and what we can do to prevent it at length, but I still had some questions. I was lucky enough to snag an interview with world-renowned dermatologist Dr. Verallo-Rowell to find out exactly how to prevent and reverse UV skin damage, as well as clear up some confusion on daily UV exposure and whether people with dark skin need to wear sunscreen.
The snow is melting, the trees are in bloom, and you’re so over that winter coat. You know what that means – it’s almost swimsuit season! Summer is just around the corner, so why not upgrade your tired old swimsuit for something cute and on-trend? I teamed up with EXPRESS Runway to bring you a fun look from their gorgeous new line of womens swimsuits. From triangle tops to sleek one pieces, the collection features cool prints and on-trend strappy details that can be mixed and matched.
With unapologetic, playful prints that pack a colorful punch, Lilly Pulitzer has been the go-to resort wear brand for East Coast gals since the 1960’s. Nothing screams “I’m on vacation!” like a bold Lilly Pulitzer piece. Leave the black maxi dresses and boring neutrals at home and make a statement with designs that will get you in the mood for palm trees and sunshine. I’ve rocked Lilly Pulitzer everywhere from the Hamptons to Hawaii, but Lilly prints are also ideal for California getaways any time of year since we’re lucky enough to have winter days warm enough for the beach!
Lilly prints look great with white, navy, and gold and her tunic tops are perfect to throw over a bikini. I love this coral print version!
Next week, I’m teaming up with the lovely Caity of Moi Contre La Vie to host a holiday shopping event at every girl’s favorite store, Tiffany & Co in San Francisco! We’d love to invite all of you who are in the Bay Area to this fantastic event, where we’ll be sipping champagne (of course!), mixing and matching all of Tiffany’s gorgeous collections, and posing for photos in our favorite pieces. It’ll be a great chance to start your own wishlist, or finish up that holiday shopping!
It’s no secret that I’m a fitness freak, so when DICK’s Sporting Goods reached out to me to collaborate on a celebrity inspired athleisure post, I was all over it. Athleisure is my jam, I embrace it on a daily basis here in San Francisco, where I commute in leggings and have a fun pair of kicks to wear with everything (especially corporate clothes). It’s necessary with these hills, I tell you! I also wear gym leggings to brunch on the regular, even when it’s not immediatley post-gym. Who doesn’t love a fashionable excuse to be super comfortable all day? Thank you athleisure!
I’m beyond excited to be partnering up with Warby Parker for this post to announce their Warby Parker x Pop-in@Nordstrom shop in San Francisco, running until September 6th. I first learned about Warby Parker when I lived in New York City a few years ago, and was fed up with paying $500 every year for a new pair of designer frames. Nevermind their gorgeous luxe looking designs, I mostly love Warby Parker for these two reasons:
MM.LaFleur CEO Sarah LaFleur and I at the San Francisco Pop-up Shop, August 5, 2015 (on Sarah: The Rachel dress, on Jill: The Hanna dress).
“Live with purpose. Dress with ease.”
MM.LaFleur is revolutionizing the world of women’s work wear, with their groundbreaking business model and designs based on feedback from real women. Recently featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine, MM.LaFleur is making a big splash in the world of corporate fashion.
Read on for game changing advice on how to look chic with minimal effort every single day, and to hear about how CEO Sarah LaFleur created a unique business by tapping into a widespread need, neglected by the fashion industry. Also, the MM.LaFleur Pop-up shop is in San Francisco until August 17, 2015!
#IFCHIC24 is one of the best shopping experiences I’ve had in a long time, mostly because I don’t have to weed through tons of items to find something I like. #IFCHIC creates a curated shopping experience that is almost like having an personal stylist lay out beautiful, quality pieces for you to choose from. Big department store websites have their perks, but science has proven that too much choice makes us less happy and regret our decisions – not to mention being overwhelmed with pieces that aren’t my style! #IFCHIC features designers including Pink Tartan, JOA, Schutz and Cameo which is my personal favorite and an amazing Australian brand that I’m wearing here.
Another bonus to #IFCHIC is that they run the #IFCHIC24 event on the 24th of every month, where they allow you to use up to $180 in coins collected from their website during the month towards purchases (just sign up for an account and click ’em when you see them!).
If you visit the website and browse a little every day for a month, you can collect up to $6 in coins per day, meaning that you could click your way to $180 in credits to use at the beautifully curated #IFCHIC24 event every month. Seriously, I’ll click my way to a deal no problem!