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JANUARY THINGS

February 2, 2015

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january 2015 / the style eater

January came and went super quickly, who’s with me? It’s like you think you have a solid grip on your own life and then POOF, a whole month goes by. January is my busiest month as far as work goes, so I consider it a wash in the “2015 resolutions” department. I can’t start my goals on Jan 1, so Feb 2 seems like an OK day for a fresh start. I may even workout, who knows?

Anyway here are a few highlights from January. And then, on to the next.

january 2015 / the style eater

january 2015 / the style eater

The weather in LA has been particularly epic lately. Sunny and bright during the day, and then incredible sunsets that turn the whole sky vibrant shades of purple and pink. Everyday I’m thankful that I get to live in this beautiful place (super basic cheese moment, I’m sorry, but seriously).

january 2015 / the style eater

I tried to get a boss manicure with *wink eyes* and it kind of turned out like a Halloween skeleton face but whatever. You win some, you lose some, ya know? Nail art is always a gamble.

january 2015 / the style eater

Kyle and I decided to put ourselves on a spending freeze (SUPER HARD, FYI) so that we could start saving for our honeymoon, etc. To celebrate, we went to brunch. That may defeat the purpose, but Little Next Door brunch, come on. Also, Republique brunch. But seriously, spending freeze on everything else.

january 2015 / the style eater

Lately, when I go out at night, I’ve been sticking with trousers and silk shirts instead of dresses. I’m positive that this is the way to go, you guys. I don’t freeze my bum off and I’m super comfortable. Pretty much the 2 most important things, right? Anyway, I love the J.Crew Minnie pants. I can’t zip mine up all the way, but February goals, remember?

january 2015 / the style eater

I FINALLY FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS. Sorry for the caps, but it was a loooooong process and I’m so excited! This photo is from the day I picked it out (eeeeee!).

january 2015 / the style eater

Speaking of the wedding, I’ve been working on a craft for it that’s brought me to every plant nursery in Southern California. I’ll share more on the blog later once it’s all done.

january 2015 / the style eater

We got a Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden for Christmas and I cannot believe how much the herbs have grown in four weeks. It’s incredible! They were dirt and seed pods when we first got them. Is this what it feels like to be a proud parent?

january 2015 / the style eater

january 2015 / the style eater

And finally, I just had my golden birthday (turned 28 on Jan 28th) and it was indeed very golden. Multiple cakes were eaten (and multiple butterscotch pot de cremes from gjelina as well) and lots of celebrating happened. I’m also not wearing kimonos anymore. Thanks to everyone who made it extra special!

February, let’s kick it into gear.

WE’RE HOSTING A HOLIDAY PARTY AT MADEWELL PASADENA THIS FRIDAY!

December 17, 2014

Filed Under : MY LIFE - STYLE

madewell pasadena event

madewell pasadena event

madewell pasadena event

madewell pasadena event

GUESS WHAT!

My best friend Jaymee (aka the amazing Jayadores) and I are hosting a holiday event at Madewell in Pasadena this Friday from 7-9pm!!

I’m so excited, I could do 10 backflips, but I have no flexibility so I’ve just been doing lots of fist pumps in the air and picturing myself doing backflips. Anyway, you know how much I love Madewell. I know how much YOU love Madewell. Seems like a perfect opportunity to hang at Madewell with Jaymee and I! Plus you can do some last minute holiday shopping and maybe buy yourself a treat.

There will be tons of awesome stuff going on too, like free-flowing bubbly, mini-sized pies, DISCOUNTS (!!!!), and a raffle to win a Twig & Twine wreath. Dream night, I tell ya.

We would love for you to come and hang with us. It’s going to be pretty amazing. Here are the details. See ya there!

Madewell Holiday Event

TAKE ME TO AN APPLE FARM

November 4, 2014

Filed Under : MY LIFE - STYLE

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

Over the weekend, we experienced some honest-to-goodness fall weather, complete with wool sweaters and cooler temps. These things don’t really happen often to an LA gal like me so I took full advantage of it with a day of apple picking. We drove out to Oak Glen and visited Riley’s Apple Farm and Snow-Line Orchard. Fresh mountain air! I’ll tell ya, there’s nothing better.

The apple trees were pretty bare at this time of year, but we still picked a few pounds of pippins, red delicious, rubies, and granny smiths, all of which ended up in a pie I made later that night – JUST CALL ME QUEEN DOMESTIC. We also loaded up on fresh apple cider and apple butter, neither of which were very cheap but yolo. Luckily they turned out super delicious and we’re basically living off of apple cider, apple butter, and apple pie for the rest of the week.

The apple cider donuts at Snow-Line were calling our names as well, but with a line of 50 people deep, we had to sadly pass them up. Just ask Kyle, I legitimately pouted and stomped my feet a little. The power of donuts, I swear. Anyway, a solid fall day on the books for 2014.

WEARING:
Madewell x Sezane sweater
Madewell plaid shirt, old (similar here and here)
MIH jeans
Loeffler Randall boots
Baggu bag

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

apple farm / THE STYLE EATER

OUR APARTMENT ON JAYADORES

October 27, 2014

Filed Under : INTERIORS - MY LIFE

the style eater apartment

the style eater apartment My BFF, Jaymee, featured my and Kyle’s apartment on her blog last week and it was so fun to see! We’ve lived in this place for 3 years now and although it’s still very much a work in progress, I really feel like we’ve built a home together. So thanks Jay for capturing it for us, you da best.

You can see all the photos here!

Photos by Jaymee.

LIFE LATELY

October 7, 2014

Filed Under : MY LIFE

life lately

Olive trees. That was my only request in finding a wedding venue. It must have olive trees. I just love them so much – the texture. the jade green, two-toned leaves. the spindly trunks and branches. the way it reflects light in photos, so serenely and pure. Olive trees, I tell ya. Making all my wedding dreams come true since 2014. Now, everywhere we go, I insist on taking pics of all the olive trees within a 20 mile radius. But we need more pics, I always say. Just to see how they look in the 4pm light. And then the 4:30pm light, then the 5pm light. Always in search of that golden glow. Even in our swimsuits and beach coverups, no shame here.

Anyway, what’s been going on? Aside from my daily hunt for olive trees, I’m going to take a page out of my friend Ann-Marie’s handbook with a little update about what’s been keeping me busy as of late:

Reading: Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl and The California Sunday Magazine. Loving both so far. On the topic of Lena, watching these videos made me so happy.

Watching: The new TV series, Transparent, on Amazon. I highly recommend binge-watching the whole season in one night (or two). Here’s the trailer.

Planning: Well…I’m trying to plan the wedding, but the key word here is trying. That shit’s been hard. Luckily I have a good idea of what I want visually, I just need to execute it. But that’s the hard part, am I right?

Wanting: Everlane loafers, long cardigans, the new Glossier products, and some cooler fall weather please.

Feeling: Like I want to chop my hair off again. Who needs all that hair anyway?

Craving: A date shake. We bought fancy Medjool dates at the Ojai Valley farmer’s market and I can’t wait to blend those babies up. Dates + bananas + almond milk + cinnamon.

Loving: Everything by Small Spells (especially the moon cups), this eye print in Kristen’s house, and my new Olio e Sasso lip balm (also here).

Missing: Our weekend trip to Ojai. Talk about a magical couple of days. Hot as hell, yes, but that place is so beautiful, I can’t handle it.