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Monday, March 20, 2017

Spring Fashion Trends @ CUSP Neiman Marcus

I had a blast co-hosting the Spring Fashion Panel at CUSP in Neiman Marcus at The Bravern last Saturday! I got to style a few of my favorite spring looks and talk about upcoming trends. (Btw, get $125 off at Neiman Marcus if you spend $500+ with code: MARCH.)

Look 1: Personal Style
The first outfit I styled is one that goes with my lifestyle and personal style. My work wardrobe is business casual, which luckily gets to translate from weekday to weekend attire as well. The funny thing is, I was wearing an outfit almost exactly like this when I was picking out pieces, but I didn't realize until this whole look came together lol, so I guess I'm consistent with what I like!

I chose this white blouse with flared sleeves, since sleeve-details are all-the-rage for spring. For the pants, I liked that these patchwork jeans have a 70s feel. Then, I added a knit vest for another layer of warmth, while still being able to show off the cuffed sleeves. I mostly wear flats for comfort, but that doesn't mean they can't be fun and embellished, like these gold fringe loafers.


Derek Lam 10 Crosby turtleneck vest, FRAME tie-cuff blouse, J Brand patchwork jeans,
Tom Ford glasses, Stella McCartney bag, Aquazzura metallic fringe loafers

Look 2: Transitional Neutrals
A surefire way to look chic is to dress in monochromatic neutrals and loosen up the silhouette a little bit. This outfit is about merging fall/winter pieces with upcoming spring items.

You can transition your light knits from fall/winter and layer them under a satin camisole. The thin, slip dress straps are reminiscent of the 90s. I kept the top slinky, so it would flow into these luxe, silk pants. With a neutral look, there can be one muted pop of color, so I added this powder blue bag.


Theory ribbed turtleneck, Vince satin camisole and pants,
Valentino studded sandals, Longchamp tote bag

Look 3: Vacation Neutrals
With neutrals being such a fresh trend this spring, I wanted to create a monochromatic vacation look too. A few dramatic accessories elevate this tropical style so it's beach chic.

I kept the same turtleneck from the last look and layered it under this khaki shirtdress that is giving off sophisticated safari vibes. This patterned silk scarf has just enough colorful details to add intrigue to the neutral palette. The accessories really make this look! I especially love this hyperbolic sun hat - you definitely don't have to worry about getting burnt. These Gucci sunglasses are so extra too, with pink and gold glitter panels.


Theory ribbed turtleneck and shirtdress, Alexander McQueen scarf, Gucci sunglasses,
Eric Javits sun hatBalenciaga straw tote bag, Valentino velvet lace-up sandals

Look 4: Work-to-Airport
I like clothes that are versatile and practical, but also edgy and modern. These pieces are comfortable, timeless, and wearable. They're classic for work, and after swapping out a few items, they can be made more travel-friendly, and you still look put together.

For the look on the left, the crisp white oxford is modernized as a short-sleeve with a high-low hemline. I layered a structured blazer on top, which is always a powerful piece. These lace-up pants are so well-constructed and cute, yet the legging waistband is comfy for travel. If you want to splurge, these Givenchy loafer mules are so fierce. For the look on the right, I swapped out the blazer for a soft cashmere cardigan, which doubles as a blanket if the plane gets chilly.


Derek Lam 10 Crosby laced leggings, Rag & Bone short-sleeve shirt and blazer, Vince cardigan,
Dior mirrored sunglasses, MCM tote bag, Givenchy loafer mule, Vince sneaker slide

Thank you to all the stylish people who came out to the event! It was so fun co-hosting the panel, and I had a great time chatting with fellow bloggers, meeting readers, and hanging with co-hosts JennKirsty, and Molly.

Shop my outfit from this post:

IRO fringe jacket (c/o), Wilfred camisole (similar), FRAME jeans, Chanel brooch,
Moorea Seal tassel earringsMonica Vinader braceletRebecca Minkoff booties (similar)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Chloé Blouse: Lace-Up Sleeves

Chloé silk blouse (similar here & here)
Vince pants & heels (on sale!)
Moorea Seal tassel earrings (c/o)
Chanel wallet on chain

Pretty obsessed with the lace-up sleeve detailing on this Chloé blouse. I love the peachy nude color of the silk too, which pairs well with this rust-nude liquid lip. I recently got the Marc Jacobs Liquid Lip Crème, and it's my first creamy liquid lipstick. I have a few matte ones that I like because they don't transfer. This does transfer because it's cream-based, but it lasts for hours and is also hydrating!

If you're in Seattle, I'd love to see you at the Spring Fashion Panel that I'm co-hosting at Neiman Marcus in the Bravern next Thursday, March 16 6-8pm. Come by with friends and hangout! RSVP at RSVPBellevue@NeimanMarcus.com. Let me know if you'll be there!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

London with Virgin Atlantic

I've mentioned the news on Instagram already... and I'm so excited to announce on the blog that I'll be going to London, England at the end of the month with Virgin Atlantic! Starting March 23, Virgin Atlantic will be offering direct flights from Seattle to London, and I'll be on the inaugural flight!

Shipley & Halmos trench coat (similar)
COS striped top (similar)
Current/Elliott distressed jeans
ASOS plaid scarf (similar - on sale!)

I'm already thinking about outfits to pack for London! The trench coat seems to be quintessential, especially when paired with these red Hunter rain boots that the Virgin Atlantic team gave us in preparation for the trip.

The last time I was in London was on the last stop of our honeymoon. We traveled to 9 European cities for a month (Paris, Barcelona, Venice, Milan, Athens, Santorini, Cinque Terre, and Amsterdam). Husband and I got food poisoning in Amsterdam at this Kobe beef burger joint, which really put us out of commission! We still explored the city, and loved every bit of it, but we were definitely dragging our feet. By the time we got to London, we were pretty tired, but of course still wanted to make the best of our time. I can't wait to go back to London in a few weeks full of energy to tackle the whole city again!

Please leave your recommendations for things to do and places to eat/drink in the comments! Thank you!

This post is written in collaboration with Virgin Atlantic. Thank you for supporting companies
that make Hey Pretty Thing possible! All photography, writing, and opinions are my own.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Color: Blush

Equipment cotton shirt (similar)
Zara d'orsay flats (similar here and here)

Happy March! Spring is around the corner, and I cannot wait! Pink is one of my favorite colors, especially blush, and I'm excited that this color is everywhere this coming season. Honestly, I think blush is basically a neutral color nowadays (but a little more fun) as it goes with pretty much any other shade.

This look is pretty much my travel uniform when exploring an urban city (worn when I went to Vancouver a few months ago). I love the toughness of a leather jacket juxtaposed with the girliness of some pink.

It's also Shopbop's up to 25% off sale! I've linked some goodies below:

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Beauty: Travel Skincare Favorites

It's been a few months since my last Beauty post (how is time flying by so fast?!), but that definitely doesn't mean I haven't been trying out a bunch of products! I have lots of reviews to report back to you! This post is dedicated to a few of my favorite beauty and skincare products that I used while I was traveling last month to Asia (Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Seoul).

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When traveling, keeping your skin hydrated is key, since flying, stress, and lack of sleep can all contribute to parched skin. However, having compact, travel-friendly packaging is important as well, because you can't bring your whole skincare arsenal with you. These beauty and skincare products are all-of-the-above!

1. GLAMGLOW "ThirstyMud" Hydrating Mask - The .5oz size is perfect for travel. The texture of this mask is thick like pudding, and it sinks into your skin and plumps it up. I like this GLAMGLOW Trio Set from BeautyKind because they're all travel-sized, and you can sample a few types of masks to see which works best with your skin.

2. Tatcha "Luminous Dewy" Skin Mist - This is my favorite all-purpose face spray. I use it to set my makeup, and I keep it in my purse for a facial refresher throughout the day. It spritzes the finest, even mist. Plus, the bottle is gorgeous. It's made of glass, which isn't the most travel-friendly per se, but it's so well-constructed that it won't leak or crack (under normal traveling circumstances).

3. Lanolips "101 Multipurpose" Ointment Superbalm - Products that are multifunctional are great for travel. This is an all-natural balm (just make sure you're not allergic to lanolin) that I use to deeply hydrate my lips, cuticles, and hands. I like the cute gold and blush-colored packaging too!

4. Estée Lauder "Double Wear Nude" Cushion Stick Foundation - I love how compact and convenient this cushion stick foundation is. You twist the end and the product dispenses from the cushion. I use the cushion to dab the foundation onto my face and then I blend it out with a brush, but you could also use the cushion to blend if you want (the cushion is removable and washable). For reference, my color is "2N1 Desert Beige".

What is your favorite beauty/skincare product for travel? Leave a comment below - I'd love to try out new-to-me products!

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