Saturday, October 18, 2014

gorgeous & green


I know I say this from time to time here on the blog, but sometimes when those certain hellish work weeks come along (you know the kind), it's easy to just crawl back into bed and give into marathon sessions of {insert cult hit TV show here} and resign until Monday. And trust me, sometimes you really need just that reboot. But other times, especially those that give you an excuse to scoot out of work a bit early on a Friday (but not too early) and throw on a cocktail dress -- well, you have to take advantage. 

Last weekend, I was invited to the Gorgeous & Green Gala at the Bentley Reserve in San Francisco put on by the Global Green organization, whose proceeds go back toward advocating for smarter solutions to climate change and other eco-friendly initiatives. Aside from fan girling over Goldie Hawn and Navid Negahban among other celebrity hosts for the evening, I loved finding an excuse to hunt down a green dress for the occasion (the evening's attire requirement). Oddly enough, I don't own a lot of green in my wardrobe (especially of the cocktail variety), but this emerald color caught my eye so much while I was browsing The RealReal that I may have to incorporate more of it into the daily rotation.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

blue jean baby {dl 1961}


While I live in jeans pretty much year round, there's something about picking up a few new pairs for fall that still gets me excited. Don't get me wrong, I love a pair that's been broken in, year after year, (still have a pair from high school that I *kinda* fit into) but I'm always amazed at how fast evolving and innovative the jean industry can really be with new fits, new stretch and new sculpting capabilities. Really, it's funny to think that something as time-honored and as classic as the all American blue jean seems to reinvent itself time and again. 

So naturally, when DL 1961 asked me to try out their new smart denim technology, I was definitely curious. Denim is such a huge part of my life, but I demand a lot out of a good pair. On any given day, I'm usually running (or biking) to meetings across campus, helping style on set at shoots or simply need to look that certain polished but undone Silicon Valley chic. My jeans need to stand up to the challenge. And this pair? I think it's won me over. Comfortable stretch, without losing that substantial denim feel, just the right amount of give where I need it and a great overall slimming effect. Oh, and well, I like to think they make my butt look good too, so there's that.... :) 

Have you guys tried out their smart denim technology yet? Would love to hear what you think!

This post was in collaboration with DL 1961. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting posts that keep This Time Tomorrow's doors open!

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