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Summer Beauty

Summer Beauty

This post is sponsored by Target. Summer is just around the corner and I’m so excited! I’ll be kicking off the first few days of summer in North Carolina, celebrating my cousin’s bachelorette and wedding! Here are a few beauty products from Target that help me beat the heat when it comes to the typical beauty challenges that come with summer (for me, that’s melting makeup, unruly or dry hair,...
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No Heat Beach Waves Hair Tutorial
No Heat Beach Waves Hair Tutorial featured by popular San Francisco style blogger, What The Fab

No Heat Beach Waves Hair Tutorial

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeBeachBlonde #CollectiveBias People always ask me how I keep my long hair so healthy. My biggest tip is that I rarely use heat on it. My hair dries stick-straight, so I usually let it air dry and only blow dry it if I’m in a hurry to head out somewhere (and even then sometimes...
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Travel Beauty Bag

Travel Beauty Bag

This post is sponsored by Target. I’m doing a lot of back-to-back travel over the next few weeks, and packing as light as possible so I can squeeze everything into my trusty carry-on. I have a pretty standard beauty routine at home that involves a lot of products, but when I’m traveling I try to consolidate. My toiletries bag usually contains a few beauty productsthat still pack a punch and keep...
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Five Natural Beauty Finds

Five Natural Beauty Finds

This post is sponsored by Target. Our home is in need of a massive spring cleaning and to be honest, so is my beauty drawer. I’m breathing some new life into my beauty routine by adding some all-natural products. Here are the natural beauty products I’m revamping my beauty drawer with (bonus, for $40!): 1. Attitude Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is gentle on your hair, and made with...
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Write Me a Letter

Write Me a Letter

Usually around this time of year I’m drafting my letter to Santa, but when L’Oreal asked me to write a letter to my hair, I couldn’t resist putting it in poem form… Dear Hair, To my hair, I wanted to say thank you. I haven’t necessarily always been kind—sad, but true. Like that time in 2004 when crimping was in style We grew healthy ends again, but it took a while....
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Best Hikes in Sedona

Best Hikes in Sedona

Continuing with my Sedona posts, I'm sharing a list of all of the best hikes in Sedona! One of the most incredible things to do in Sedona is to enjoy its many beautiful hiking trails, as it's one of those outdoor activities that people travel to Red Rock Country for....


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Best Sedona Restaurants with a View

Best Sedona Restaurants with a View

Sedona has some pretty great restaurants to check at, and many of them are made even more special with incredible red rock views. I'm sharing my favorite Sedona restaurants with a view, plus a few more that are delicious even though they don't have red rock scenery to...


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Palm Springs Desert Outfit

Palm Springs Desert Outfit

I visited Palm Springs for the first time earlier this year, and of course I had to shoot with the iconic windmills! We were also running around checking out all of the Desert X art installations. The art installations are over now, but hopefully they'll be back with...

Palm Springs Style

Palm Springs Style

When we were in Palm Springs last weekend, I got to break in some new spring sandals that SF has just been too rainy and cold for. Zappos is one of my favorite destinations to shop for shoes, because they have the biggest selection and every possible style you might...

Jade

Jade

I wore this cute weekend outfit during our recent weekend trip up to Santa Rosa. I love the print on this fun little wrap dress, and while I don't usually wear a lot of green, I love the shade of this dress. The ruffled sleeves and hemline add a sweet touch, and I...

Tropical Vacay Dress

Tropical Vacay Dress

I got a lot of compliments on this dress on Instagram, and it's the perfect dress for a tropical vacation, but it's actually a two-piece set! I found this pretty little eyelet two-piece on VICI (here are the links for the top and the skirt—comes in multiple colors...

Palm Springs Style

Palm Springs Style

When we were in Palm Springs last weekend, I got to break in some new spring sandals that SF has just been too rainy and cold for. Zappos is one of my favorite destinations to shop for shoes, because they have the biggest selection and every possible style you might...

Yosemite, but make it fashion

Yosemite, but make it fashion

Did you guys know that SPANX has their own line of leggings now? Because I just found out and these moto leggings are blowing up. I'm seeing them everywhere on Instagram and I totally get it. They're chic, make you feel like a total bad ass, and they're comfy, because...

Tropical Vacay Dress

Tropical Vacay Dress

I got a lot of compliments on this dress on Instagram, and it's the perfect dress for a tropical vacation, but it's actually a two-piece set! I found this pretty little eyelet two-piece on VICI (here are the links for the top and the skirt—comes in multiple colors...

Pescadero Flowery

Pescadero Flowery

RIP, Pescadero Flowery. While I was writing my Pescadero Travel Guide, I made the unfortunate discovery that the adorable Pescadero Flowery is now closed! I was looking forward to coming back during the summer so I could do the pick your own dahlias that they're known...


Three self-care skincare routines you haven’t tried

Three self-care skincare routines you haven’t tried

This post has been sponsored by Cetaphil®. All thoughts expressed are my own. Skincare has always been something I’ve had to spend a lot of time (and money...and trial and error) on. My teenage years were spent being acne-prone, while my twenties involved a lot of...


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Travel Beauty Essentials

Travel Beauty Essentials

So excited to share my travel beauty essentials with you guys today! Last year when I flew to India, I noticed that after two 19 hour flights around the world, my skin got completely effed. I remember looking at my reflection in the airplane’s bathroom mirror on my...


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Taiwan Beauty Products

Taiwan Beauty Products

Taiwan Beauty Products When I was in Taipei recently, my friend Francesca was showing me some of the Taiwan beauty products and other Asian beauty trends that are popular there. I love checking out new beauty products and trends, especially ones that we can’t get here...


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Hydra

Hydra

We finally had a break in the rain and a sun shiny Saturday, so I pulled out this super cute and comfortable jumpsuit that I got on sale at Uniqlo for $20 (yes, twenty!) that I've been waiting to wear. It's a three day weekend for me and while I have a ton on my to-do...


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Travel Beauty Essentials

Travel Beauty Essentials

So excited to share my travel beauty essentials with you guys today! Last year when I flew to India, I noticed that after two 19 hour flights around the world, my skin got completely effed. I remember looking at my reflection in the airplane’s bathroom mirror on my...


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Bridal Skincare Regimen

Bridal Skincare Regimen

Today I'm sharing a few of my favorite products that I incorporated into my bridal skincare beauty regimen in the year leading up to our wedding. Whether you're a bride-to-be or just looking to up your skincare game, I hope you find some gems in here! Clarisonic //...


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Sunday Funday

Sunday Funday

Flamingos make everything more fun, amirite? Last weekend before I headed out on a biz trip to Canada Omied and I had a little Sunday Funday date day in the city together. I'd been dying to check out a new Cuban place in the Mission, which is officially the most...


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Wedding Part 4: Reception

Wedding Part 4: Reception

So excited to share part 4/4 of our wedding photos today! (See our getting ready + first look photos in Part 1, pre-ceremony photos in Part 2, and the ceremony in Part 3.) Both our ceremony and reception were in the beautiful courtyard of The Firehouse Restaurant in...

Custom IKEA PAX Wardrobe Closet Review

Custom IKEA PAX Wardrobe Closet Review

Last month I shared on my Insta Story how excited I was to have gotten a new custom IKEA PAX wardrobe in our bedroom! I'm on a storage and organization kick this year and the IKEA wardrobe closet has already made such a difference in our home. I'm thinking when all is...

Chocolate Peppermint Toffee Recipe

Chocolate Peppermint Toffee Recipe

Photo by Erica Garlieb The end of November is rapidly approaching which means holiday baking may begin! Nothing makes me happier than Christmas cookies and eggnog. I wanted to switch things up by trying to make homemade chocolate peppermint toffee. You can eat this by...


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Hostess Holiday Gift Guide

Hostess Holiday Gift Guide

One of the many things my mama taught me is to never show up to a party empty-handed. Hosting, especially during the holidays, is so much work. Even if the host/hostess says they have everything covered in terms of food and drink, a gift goes a long way in showing...

Wedding Part 3: Ceremony

Wedding Part 3: Ceremony

And so the wedding photos saga continues! (In case you missed them, you can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Today I'm sharing photos from our wedding ceremony—one of my favorite parts of the day. We opted for a combination of a traditional American and Persian...

Master Bedroom Makeover with Wayfair

Master Bedroom Makeover with Wayfair

I talked about this on an Insta Live video a couple nights ago, but I recently did a vision and planning worksheet to kick off 2018 and set goals and intentions for the year. One of my favorite parts of this worksheet was a section where you go through and rank some...

Roasted Carrot Soup Recipe

Roasted Carrot Soup Recipe

Did you recently make a recipe that involved one or two carrots, and now you have a bag of leftover carrots sitting in your fridge? If you said yes, you have to try this amazing roasted carrot soup recipe with a nice spicy kick to it! This recipe is so simple and...


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13 San Francisco Birthday Ideas That Aren’t Dinner

13 San Francisco Birthday Ideas That Aren’t Dinner

Last month I turned 31, and I wasn't feeling particularly inspired to plan a birthday party. I just didn't feel like I had any fab San Francisco birthday ideas. I mean, when I turned 30 I was in Peru volunteering with a bunch of bad-ass women and having one of the...

Wedding Part 2: Pre-ceremony

Wedding Part 2: Pre-ceremony

Today I'm sharing Part 2 of our wedding photos (if you missed Part 1 of our wedding photos, start here), including our pre-ceremony photos with our bridal party, just the two of us, and a peek at some of the details set up at our venue before guest arrival. My makeup:...

Fall Decor

Fall Decor

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveAmericanHome #cbias #CollectiveBias   I've really been enjoying the crisp fall weather we've been having and I can't wait to relax and spend time with my fam...

Matcha Green Tea Latte

Matcha Green Tea Latte

I'm a huge coffee drinker and my morning really isn't complete until I've had some form of coffee, whether it's black, or a mocha or cappuccino. In the afternoons, I usually drink tea, but I find that drinking plain tea, loose leaf or tea bags, can be a little...


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Three Ways to Gift Tieks for the Holidays

Three Ways to Gift Tieks for the Holidays

You guys know I'm a huge fan of Tieks, and my collection is ever-growing (read about why they're my go-to flats for traveling here)! I've also gotten both my mom and sister obsessed with Tieks, and they've become their favorite flats too. When we were all in Rome...

Wedding Part 1: Getting Ready + First Look

Wedding Part 1: Getting Ready + First Look

I'm so excited to finally share the first portion of our wedding photos!! When I look at these pictures, all the excitement and emotions from our special day come rushing back to me. It's hard to believe that almost two months have already gone by since we got...

Closet Cleanout

Closet Cleanout

One of my goals for the start of 2016 was to have a lighter apartment to go along with a fresh new year. Omied and I did a huge purge where we went through every corner of our apartment, with particular focus on our closets (ok, it was mostly me purging my sides of...

Smores Treats: 4 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Smores Treats: 4 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Do you remember the first time you made a smore? I remember it was in the summertime in July for me and I was with my family in the backyard after a long pool day. We decided to end the night surrounding the fire pit, as my mom passed out graham crackers,...

Premium Jane Review: Nighttime Routine

Premium Jane Review: Nighttime Routine

Today I'm sharing a full Premium Jane review, and how it fits into my nighttime routine! Everyone talks about their morning routines in blog posts and podcast interviews, but I feel like nighttime routines are totally neglected. Nighttime routines are important too!...


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