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10 Things I Learned During My First Year of Running My Own Business

10 Things I Learned During My First Year of Running My Own Business

I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you today! I receive a lot of DMs and questions about how things have been going for me and my business after leaving Google—questions about how I manage my time, what I like/don’t like about working for myself, and what my day to day looks like.  The end of January marked my one year anniversary of leaving my job at Google and focusing full-time...
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7 Budgeting and Saving Hacks

7 Budgeting and Saving Hacks

How are your new year’s goals coming along? Have you been sticking with them or falling off the wagon a bit (no shame!)? If one of your goals this year was to do a better job at budgeting and saving more money (who doesn’t like having more money??), I’ve got some great tips for you today!  When I was a grad student at UC Davis, I had my first real salary from being a Teacher’s Assistant. It...
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How to Declutter Fast: Organization and Storage Tips for Your Home

How to Declutter Fast: Organization and Storage Tips for Your Home

To kick off the new year on the right foot, Omied and I recently did a big apartment cleanout and reorganizing blitz in our home. I shared some of my storage and organization hacks on my Insta Stories during the process, and you guys were absolutely loving all of the tricks I use to declutter and reorganize, so I thought I’d better put together an in-depth blog post all about how to...
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December, Instagrammed

December, Instagrammed

Hard to believe it’s 2020, amirite? December went by in the blink of an eye between the busiest time of year for my blog, a trip to Costa Rica with my fam, and of course the holidays. Find me on Insta, @wtfab. Also! I’m trying to be better about linking things on the LikeToKnowIt App. So if you’re a fan of shopping on there, be sure to follow me @wtfab. You can also find a lot...
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How to Set Goals for the New Year

How to Set Goals for the New Year

Happy 2020! New year, new decade. Crazy, right? To help you kick off 2020 with a bang, I’m sharing three different activities Omied and I recently did to help set goals for the new year. 2019 was such an impactful year for us—Omied and I had some of the best and also the most devastating milestones of our lives this past year. I left my job at Google in January and launched my blog...
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Hotel Les Mars: A French-Inspired Getaway in Healdsburg

Hotel Les Mars: A French-Inspired Getaway in Healdsburg

Hotel Les Mars is a gorgeous hotel in downtown Healdsburg right on the main square. The vibe is romantic, vintage, French, and luxurious, and it's one of my favorite places to stay in Healdsburg. Being a boutique hotel, the Parisian-inspired Hotel Les Mars has 16...

38 Different Things to Do in London + Everywhere to Eat and Drink

38 Different Things to Do in London + Everywhere to Eat and Drink

Five months after my London trip, I am finally getting a travel guide up for this incredible city! I was living there for a month and a half for work earlier this year and it was my first time in London. I absolutely fell in love with it! There are so many different...

The Best Airbnbs in Europe

The Best Airbnbs in Europe

If you're looking for a wanderlust-worthy post, you'll love this list of the best Airbnbs in Europe! Europe is such a top destination. There are old cities, beautiful neighborhoods, and delicious cuisines to discover. Hotels can be pricey, and hostels aren't...well,...

What to do in Copenhagen: A Complete Travel Guide

What to do in Copenhagen: A Complete Travel Guide

I’ll be honest, I was really pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Copenhagen. It was the last leg of our Eurotrip, and kind of a random pick for us. Copenhagen wasn’t necessarily a place that had been on my bucket list, but we were looking for one last city to...

Finding the Perfect Fit with Stitch Fix

Finding the Perfect Fit with Stitch Fix

Thanks to Stitch Fix for sponsoring this post!  I love that leopard is having such a big fall moment, because it’s truly one of my favorite prints to wear! This leopard top is actually a bodysuit and I’ve gotten majorly into bodysuits over the last year or so. They’re...

Clothing Packing List for Europe Summer Vacay

Clothing Packing List for Europe Summer Vacay

I just got back from spending a month in Italy and even though it was just barely into June by the time I left, Europe was getting HOT! 🥵 Today I'm partnering with Ibotta to share a packing list for Europe and all the clothes you'll want to pack in order to beat the...

Thanksgiving Sweater Dresses

Thanksgiving Sweater Dresses

Lately, I've been on the hunt for the perfect Thanksgiving sweater dress, and today I'm sharing six of my favorites—all under $50 from Amazon! I very strongly believe that your Thanksgiving outfit shouldn't involve anything with zippers or buttons. Cute but comfy is...

Tieks Shoes: My go-to flats for traveling the world

Tieks Shoes: My go-to flats for traveling the world

Wearing my Nude Lace Tieks while on a helicopter ride in Maui Whenever I’m packing my bags, no matter where I’m going, you can always count on there being at least one pair of Tieks shoes in my luggage (but usually two or three, because you know…a girl’s gotta have...

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

I cannot wait to start putting out some of my Cinque Terre content!! It's seriously one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Until those travel guides and other Cinque Terre posts are ready to go later this month, here's an outfit look from one of our days...

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...

Tieks Shoes: My go-to flats for traveling the world

Tieks Shoes: My go-to flats for traveling the world

Wearing my Nude Lace Tieks while on a helicopter ride in Maui Whenever I’m packing my bags, no matter where I’m going, you can always count on there being at least one pair of Tieks shoes in my luggage (but usually two or three, because you know…a girl’s gotta have...

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...

Custom skincare with Curology

Custom skincare with Curology

Finding the right skincare routine for yourself can be really hard. I know I've done a lot of trial and error to figure out which beauty products work for me and that my skin reacts well to. And the "error" part of the trial and error is always the worst. Like, hi...

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...

Custom skincare with Curology

Custom skincare with Curology

Finding the right skincare routine for yourself can be really hard. I know I've done a lot of trial and error to figure out which beauty products work for me and that my skin reacts well to. And the "error" part of the trial and error is always the worst. Like, hi...

Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools

Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools

This post was sponsored by Revlon Hair Tools as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools: I’ll be honest, I’m good at many things, but doing my own...

How to fix damaged hair in a snap

How to fix damaged hair in a snap

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pantene. The opinions and text are all mine. This winter's harsh weather, combined with lots of heat styling for holiday parties, events, and photo shoots has done a number on my hair. Whenever I have dry...

Date Night Makeup: Pretty Fall Neutrals

Date Night Makeup: Pretty Fall Neutrals

Today I’m sharing my go-to makeup look this fall for a night out. Whether it’s a date night with my hubby or my girlfriends, these are the products I keep reaching for and the earthy neutrals I’ve been incorporating into my beauty looks. And to make things super...

Turning Point Spa

Turning Point Spa

Getting regular facials and have a great aesthetician (or two!) that you can rely on is a super important part of your skincare routine. I recently got to visit Turning Point Spa in Marin, and had such a lovely experience. The owner, Laurence McKee, is a...

No Heat Beach Waves Hair Tutorial

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...

Turning Point Spa

Turning Point Spa

Getting regular facials and have a great aesthetician (or two!) that you can rely on is a super important part of your skincare routine. I recently got to visit Turning Point Spa in Marin, and had such a lovely experience. The owner, Laurence McKee, is a...

Bridesmaid Makeup

Bridesmaid Makeup

I spent this past weekend in North Carolina for my beautiful cousin's wedding. It was such a fun-filled weekend and I'm missing all the family time already! I was honored to be a bridesmaid, and I brought along my new EcoTools hair and makeup brushes to keep my...

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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Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools

Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools

This post was sponsored by Revlon Hair Tools as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Très Sleek: Smooth and Brilliant with Revlon Hair Tools: I’ll be honest, I’m good at many things, but doing my own...

Rimmel London Stay Matte

Rimmel London Stay Matte

Happy Sunday Funday! Recently I got to participate in Rimmel London's "Stay Matte Challenge." I love trying new foundations and I'm always looking for a new favorite. For me, the best combination is great coverage while still being lightweight. I put Rimmel London's...

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...

What to wear to an Indian Wedding

What to wear to an Indian Wedding

Last month a dear friend of mine from grad school got married. Both the bride and groom are Indian, and since we'd been to an Indian wedding before we semi-knew what to expect—beautiful, colorful outfits, a morning ceremony and evening reception, and tons of delicious...

Five Ideas for Halloween Decor

Five Ideas for Halloween Decor

I love Halloween and I especially love it when people go all out decorating for it! Even a few fun touches go a long way—it doesn't have to be a whole graveyard scene on your front lawn (although I totally love and adore people who go the extra mile like that!). Here...

Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Thai Coconut Soup Recipe

Are you obsessed with Thai food as much as I am? I love ordering the Tom Kha Gai soup (also known as coconut soup). Something about sweet and savory always gets me. The combination of coconut, lime, and Thai chilis makes all my taste buds happy! I love this soup so...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Kara Harms, Founder of Whimsy Soul

Woman Crush Wednesday: Kara Harms, Founder of Whimsy Soul

I'm so excited to be continuing with my Woman Crush Wednesday series, where I'm interviewing and featuring bad-ass boss babes! Today we're chatting with Kara Harms, the founder and editor behind the travel and lifestyle site, Whimsy Soul. When Kara and I first met...

How to Prioritize Yourself: Self-Care During Self-Quarantine

How to Prioritize Yourself: Self-Care During Self-Quarantine

Times are tough. We're all practicing social distancing (at least, I hope you are), and even though we know it's what needs to be done, it's still hard being stuck at home. During this time, it's important we take care of ourselves and our mental health. Here are 13...

Wedding Wednesday: Menguin Review

Wedding Wednesday: Menguin Review

  MENGUIN REVIEW & UNBOXING VIDEO   Back when we were planning our wedding (which was already 8 months ago! I can’t believe it.), I did a Menguin review post, which was the online tuxedo rental company we were using for our groomsmen’s looks. Our groomsmen looked...

Desenio Review: Cute Art Prints at Reasonable Prices

Desenio Review: Cute Art Prints at Reasonable Prices

I've been incorporating a little bit more home decor posts into my blog over the last year or so, and it's been so much fun to shoot and share that kind of content with you guys. While I definitely can't wait til we own our first home some day (and allll the...

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Vegan Hot Chocolate

Has it been feeling gloomy and cold where you are? If you said yes, SAME! SF has been so cold and rainy that I've been trying everything to keep myself toasty. A great way to keep things warm and cozy is by making myself a nice cup of hot chocolate! This is no...

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lindsay Kinder, founder of Food La La

Woman Crush Wednesday: Lindsay Kinder, founder of Food La La

You guys!! I am SO freaking thrilled to be starting a brand new content series on What The Fab today. It’s Woman Crush Wednesday, where I’ll be sharing Q&A-style interviews with bad-ass female entrepreneurs who are paving their own way, founding their own...

Why You Need to Add Liquid Vitamins to Your Routine

Why You Need to Add Liquid Vitamins to Your Routine

Wanted to tell you guys about a recent discovery that I'm loving: liquid vitamins. Now while we should all be striving to get the majority of our nutrients from eating healthy, whole foods, taking multivitamins to make sure you're filling any gaps and getting all the...

How to plan the perfect wedding timeline

How to plan the perfect wedding timeline

This post could also be titled, "How to project manager the shit out of your wedding." 😉 Over the last year while we were planning our wedding, I've had several coworkers and friends get engaged too. They've all asked for the wedding run of show (fancy event-planner...

Five Ways to Add More Storage to Your Kitchen

Five Ways to Add More Storage to Your Kitchen

We live in a one bedroom apartment in SF and our kitchen situation is very small—like, it feels crowded if there are two people in the kitchen, small. Since we have such limited space in our kitchen, I've found a few items over the years from Wayfair to help optimize...

Holiday Cheese Balls

Holiday Cheese Balls

Do you love cheese as much as I do? If your answer was "hell yes," you have to try these holiday-inspired cheese ball bites. They are goat cheese balls stuffed with crispy, brown-buttered sage, and they're rolled with half pomegranate seeds and the other half dusted...

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100 Things to Do When Stuck at Home

100 Things to Do When Stuck at Home

Stuck inside during this crazy time (btw, thanks for being a good human and member of society and staying home) and bored out of your mind? I've got you covered with this list of 100 things to do when stuck at home. Don't tell me you're bored until you've gotten...

Blushing

Blushing

 I absolutely loved wearing this pretty blush Marchesa gown for my friend's wedding a couple months ago. She had her bridesmaids all pick out long dresses in either blush or champagne, and the colors and looks all came together beautifully. This particular dress...

Five chic ways to add some fall home decor to your life

Five chic ways to add some fall home decor to your life

  Who else is excited for fall?? I feel like summer just flew by, so I plan to embrace the fall season and really soak all the fall vibes up, in an effort to slow down and savor the season. I'm starting with adding some fall touches to my home. In my opinion,...

Orange Cinnamon Holiday Potpourri

Orange Cinnamon Holiday Potpourri

Photo by Erica Garlieb Hello December and hello Christmas! It's my favorite time of the year and I love seeing everyone's holiday spirit kicking in. I was definitely one of those people who started decorating their Christmas trees and buying Christmas gifts in...

February, Instagrammed

February, Instagrammed

Getting my monthly Insta roundup live a little late because last week I was at Alt Summit! I thought I'd have some downtime at the conference to get a blog post or two up, but it was just go-go-go. February included a trip to Maui during humpback whale season that...

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