everlane vs. madewell || wide-leg cropped pants

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  after receiving quite a few direct messages/questions regarding the differences between everlane's wide-leg cropped pant and madewell's similar version, i figured it was time to do a master post with my thoughts on each. that way if you are considering one style over the other, you can always come back here for candid opinions. from the ...

first day of fall

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  in case you weren't aware (i'm sure you knew by the abundance of pumpkin spice latte photos on instagram), the first day of fall was on saturday, september 22nd. though the weather wasn't as "fall-like" as i would have liked it to be (september in san diego still looks very much like summer), it was ...

casual polka dots

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  polka dots vs. stripes -the eternal debate. on which side do you declare your allegiance? lately, i've been gravitating much more toward the latter. there's just something so classic about a good striped tee -especially in the summer (nautical vibes, right?). but after i spotted (get it?!) this top on my friend natalie, my deep-rooted love ...

styling overalls

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  let's face it, it's basically all overalls all the time around these parts lately so i figured it was time i do a little styling session with my beloved denim. as you know, after falling in love with my black pair of skinny overalls, i immediately ordered the same style in blue denim. after sharing ...

casa de rivera update no. 5

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  next week will mark four whole months that we've called #casaderivera home. honestly it feels like we just moved in/have lived here forever all at the same time. i'm truly SO proud of us for everything we've managed to accomplished over these past sixteen weeks and i look forward to putting the finishing touches on ...

summer style, fall color palette

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  it's another rendition of what to wear when you're craving fall but still experiencing summer temperatures. while the mornings have definitely been a bit chillier around these parts, the afternoons still feel very much like summer. so when i was putting together my outfit for this weekend's casual date night, though i considered pairing my ...

it’s friday, i’m in love || 9/14/18

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  this friday, i'm in love with... fairytale pumpkins || i ran into trader joe's yesterday and was immediately greeted by a giant pumpkin display featuring my favorite variety -fairytale. they just have so much more personality than the traditional squash. i plan on making a repeat visit this afternoon to pick up a few (in a ...

one cardigan styled four ways

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in anticipation of sweater season, i recently ordered this ribbed cardigan from j.crew's point sur collection. when it arrived, i wasn't 100% convinced it was a piece i could see living in my closet. so after hemming and hawing over whether or not to return it, i decided to try my hand at styling it ...

fitting room fables || j.crew september 2018

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  after realizing that this recently ordered cardigan came with an unwanted accessory -a plastic security tag! -i popped into my local j.crew store on monday to have it removed. with the afternoon at my disposal, i opted to stay and peruse a few goodies from the brand's latest collection. let's just say i ended up ...

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