Embracing Ugly

I’m wearing two “ugly” accessories I’ve recently become very fond of: these Le Specs x Adam Selman cat eye sunglasses and ballet-inspired pumps (links to both can be found above).

Both are slightly more feminine styles than I’m accustomed to, but pairing them with ripped jeans and a boyfriend-fit blouse makes them feel more “me.”

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Review: Itani Ramen

San Francisco and Oakland’s ramen scene used to be positively *dismal.* If you wanted good ramen, you had to trek out to the ‘burbs. But in the last few years, several new legit ramen restaurants have opened up – and I’d argue they are just as good as some of the options in San Mateo, if not better. The trouble with the majority of these SF spots are the crazy long lines.

So you can imagine my relief when I paid a visit to Itani Ramen, which I’d heard fantastic things about.

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Born in SF

I was so honored to be chosen to participate in SKYY Vodka's #BornInSF campaign <3

For those of you unaware, I'm a true San Francisco native, born and raised. (Well, technically I was "raised" in Hillsborough/San Mateo, but I spent the first two years of my life in the Outer Sunset before my parents moved us to the 'burbs.) I've always known how lucky I was to live in the Bay Area, but this belief was only reinforced the more time I spent away from my hometown

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Allbirds Wool Loungers

Never heard of Allbirds? Allow me to fill you in. They’re a San Francisco-based label dedicated to producing the most comfortable shoes imaginable (and I’m here to verify that they’ve achieved their goal). They use innovative materials (i.e. merino wool sourced from New Zealand) designed to minimize odor, regulate temperature and wick moisture, instead of the cheaper, synthetic alternatives most mainstream labels rely on. In fact, you don’t even have to wear socks with their kicks! (I’m serious. I don’t.)

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