• Striped peplum travel outfit + Presidents Day sales

    Happy Lunar New Year and President’s Day weekend! After feasting with friends over New Years (Mom is visiting later with a cooler full of homemade cooking), Nick and I decided to head south for a few days to escape the cold. I’m wearing this comfy outfit on the plane as I type – this affordable striped tee is soft and stretchy, and the loose-fitting peplum is very forgiving for growing waistlines. ...

    BP peplum tee xxs on sale!, J.Brand jeans 24, Soludos shoes sz 5, H&M scarf, TL sunglassesBric's 21" carry-on (on sale in other colors), Halogen swing trench xxsp (love)
    Striped peplum travel outfit + Presidents Day sales
  • Striped blazer + the best-fitting pants (no waist gap!)

    After weeks of schlepping myself around in leggings (hello first trimester bloating and fatigue), I’m starting to feeling a little re-inspired in the workwear category! Several of you have requested more office outfits, so I’m excited to share some transitional looks as we slowly ease into spring. This outfit is simple (I topped it off with a gray wrap coat), but each seemingly basic component stands out to me in ...

    Ann Taylor pearl blazer 00p c/o + bow pumps (updated version) sz 5, J.Crew Cameron pants 00p (runs small), Ann Taylor scallop top (similar tee), Prada Cuir bag, Quay Avalon sunglasses (also here)
    Striped blazer + the best-fitting pants (no waist gap!)
  • Where to stay in Paris // Hotel Adele & Jules

    A few weeks before we visited Paris in December, I met a sweet French reader who ended up sending me a long list of suggestions (thanks, Laurence)! She recommended a few boutique hotels that she was familiar with, including Hotel Adele & Jules, a reasonably-priced one in the 9th arrondissement (which we’ve never stayed in before). It turned out to be conveniently-located and was overall a nice stay, so I ...

    SE rain boots sz 5 (also sold here), Topshop jacket 0 petite (similar w/ more sizes) + petite jeans sz 25 x 28 (also sold here), Mansur Gavriel circle bag (bought at Ssense), similar beret hat, BP sweater (similar)
    Where to stay in Paris // Hotel Adele & Jules
  • Extra (Ap)petite // Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup

    When winter weather gets frightful, few things are more delightful than a cozy fleece cardigan + hot bowl of homemade soup! I’ve been actively trying to incorporate more fiber (for digestive health) and leafy greens into my everyday diet, so this hearty lentil soup is a no-brainer. Lentils are low in calories and fat, yet packed with good stuff like fiber, protein, folate, and iron. When simmered with veggies, spices, ...

    JCF scalloped cami 00, fleece cardigan xs petite (similar - see it on me), Express jeans 00 short (similar here or here; see my review on their petite vs. short jeans)
    Extra (Ap)petite // Hearty Lentil & Vegetable Soup