September 20, 2017

Day Dress


This summer has been abnormally warm in the bay area.  We saw record high temperatures over labor day weekend, and although it is cooling down the warm weather seems like it will stretch well into Fall.  As we are full swing into September, I am definitely not ready for big sweaters or booties yet.  I always like to have a few good go to pieces that work in the warm temperature but can transition well from Summer to Fall.  I recently purchased this long sleeve embroidered dress from Free People and basically want to wear it every weekend.

September 17, 2017

Emmy Red Carpet

This year's Emmy red carpet was pretty impressive.  In the 6 years I have been posting red carpet re-caps I think this was my favorite at the Emmys.  It was quite difficult to narrow down to a top ten.  It really was a star studded event this year, and almost every one turned up in show stopping looks.  I didn't see many dresses that I didn't like.  I also loved that some of casts or onscreen partnerships walked the carpet together, including my personal favorite, Claire Foy and Matt Smith from the Crown (already counting down to season 2)!  I didn't notice any obvious trends, it seemed the gowns that went down the carpet were quite the eclectic mix of colors, styles, and designers.  Maybe that is why it felt like a tough task this year, having to pick favorites from a sea of standouts.

Gina Rodriguez in Naeem Kahn

September 13, 2017

Big Sur


One of the things I love most about living in the Bay Area, are the beautiful places that are accessible within a 1-2 hour drive.  I also absolutely love the dramatic coastline.  Growing up on Maui, I have always been drawn to the ocean.  Discovering different viewpoints of the Pacific never gets old.  Some of the most beautiful scenic views of the coastline I have ever seen, are those on the drive from Carmel to Big Sur.  

September 10, 2017

Basics and a He(art) Wall


For those of you who follow LIKEtoKNOW.it on Instagram, have probably noticed they are traveling to different cities and installing really fun He(art) walls.  Once each wall is installed it will be up for viewing and snapping pics for about a month.  I recently stopped by the San Francisco installment, which will only be up for another week until September 17th!  

August 23, 2017

Chinati Foundation

I seriously can't believe it has taken me so long to post more pictures from our road trip back in February.  It was such an amazing week exploring new places.  One place we are so glad we visited is the Chinati Foundation in Marfa Texas.  An impression I got of Marfa is one reason it became what it is today, is due to Donald Judd and the art funding he brought to this tiny little town in west Texas.  We headed to this museum on our way out of Marfa, and I have to say it was the prefect last stop!  It's hard to describe, but for me, it really added to the essence of the magical and slightly surreal place that Marfa is.



May 25, 2017

Bucket List: Prada Marfa



I realize it is relatively predictable, given the heightened popularity of this tiny yet happening town in West Texas, but going to Marfa has been on my bucket list for almost ten years (more on that in an upcoming blog post!). Also on my list was a memorable photo session at sunrise. We decided the Prada Marfa art installation was a great place to check them both off the list.  I mean it's not everyday you get to have a double bucket list moment! 

February 26, 2017

The Oscars Red Carpet Best

The Oscars this evening felt very empowering.  There were some wonderfully sincere speeches, some fierce moments of unity, and a kind of unbelievable (and uncomfortable) ending.  I got home just in time to watch the awards, so I actually had to catch up on the red carpet moments during and after the show.  I thought the majority of the ladies looked seriously lovely.  I really did not see many misses on the red carpet.  Even thought there was a lot I liked, there was a shorter list that I LOVED!  This year I had a clear top five, and here they are!

Brie Larson in Oscar de la Renta

January 26, 2017

The Best Pants

If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, you know I am a big fan of Show Me Your Mumu.  Over the years I have collected quite a few pieces from them.  My most recent purchase were The Best Pants, that is what they are called and they actually are the best!  High waisted, wide legged, light weight, and come in a variety of prints!   I wore them when we were back on Maui for the holidays.  They were the perfect island attire for an evening out in Paia.  I can't wait to wear them on repeat this Spring and Summer!  But now that we are back in the cold weather, I will just patiently wait to rock them again and dream about warmer weather!  



January 8, 2017

Golden Globes Red Carpet Favorites

Awards season is here!!!  I love starting off the new year with awards shows and red carpet viewing parties.  Not only do I thoroughly enjoy putting my red carpet top pick posts together, but I also get really excited to hear about all of the nominated movies and then go see them!  After tonight, I have a long list of movies and shows that I need to go see. Also very glad I just finished binge watching the Crown, so I could thoroughly enjoy when both the show and Claire Foy won!  And I couldn't help but stand up in my living room and clap after Meryl Streep's speech...wow!
There didn't seem to be a clear dress trend on the red carpet this year.  I didn't see one color that stood out more than others, although I did notice and appreciate a handful of lovely ladies in yellow!  The night did see a lot of plunging necklines on display.  The red carpet always has its fair share of sparkle but there seemed to be even more this year.  There was also a number of stunning Hollywood power couples that rocked the red carpet together, so of course I included my favorite duos in addition to my top ten best dressed below!


Emma Stone in Valentino