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This Valentines Day will be the 11th year anniversary of the day Sam and I met, subsequently falling in love. If you don’t know the story of how we met, you’re in for a treat in the form of a quick recap. Sam and I met on Valentines Day at a local brewery.  At the time I was a 20 year old college student at the University of California Santa Cruz studying research social psychology. Sam was a 25 year old surfer boy, born and raised on the beaches of Santa Cruz about to move to San Francisco to study fine art.  I spotted him from across the bar, looked into his sky blue eyes, and knew I had to talk to him. I went over to his table and the rest is a true bar love story. We said our “I Love Yous” 2 weeks after that night. We moved in together 6 months later.

I never believed in something as silly as “love at first sight”,  but then I met Sam. Don’t ever shy away from going after what you want. You might just end up with the love of your life. It may end up being a pizza, but a pizza is totally qualified as being the love of your life.  I’m not one to judge.

Whether your night will end with pizza or love, it still deserves a dress (or sweats, whatever floats your boat) to make you feel your best. This year I’m going for a Morticia Adams goes to Coachella vibe. It all started with this Rachel Zoe dress. It has captivated my heart. Is it Sam’s favorite? No. Do I feel beautiful in it? Yes. I don’t dress for anyone but me. At the moment I’m smitten with maxi dresses, so this maxi dress I shall wear. The best part is that my husband is so freaking cute he will tell me I look sexy even when I’m wearing a dress that is literally the sartorial equivalent of a nun’s habit.

Wearing : Dress – Rachel Zoe, shoes – c/o Cecelia New York, earrings – Céline, bag – Saint Laurent 

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner, but instead of doing a traditional his and hers gift guide I decided to do something a little more selfish. This year I’m encouraging you to treat yourself. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite little luxuries that are sure to make you fall back in love with yourself.

First up is a dress that makes you feel beautiful. I’ve linked a mix of stunning pieces that you’re sure to love. My second treat is a luxe Eric Buterbaugh gift box. It comes with Compartés chocolates, a pretty matchbox, gold plated wick trimmer, fresh flowers, vase, rose candle, and beautiful cards with adorable messages like “You drink too much, you cuss too much, and you have questionable morals. You’re everything I ever wanted in a friend.”. Buy it for a friend or better yet yourself. Last but not least you can’t feel anything but gorgeous wearing an Anine Bing lace bra. They’re pricey but completely worth every penny.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday, go spoil yourself.

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The best part about winter is all the holidays. My personal favorite has always been New Year’s Eve. Ever since I was a child my parents would throw huge NYE parties for all of their friends. As kids this was the only night of the year when we were allowed to stay up far past midnight and join in on the celebration. It’s become such a tradition that our family friends have stopped making any other plans years ago.

Over the years, I too have become the go-to planner for New Year’s Eve with my friends. Every year I get together a group of friends and we go all out, complete with confetti, sparklers, balloons and anything else you can think of.  Since this night is a pretty big deal for me, I always start planning my outfit early. I’ve been eyeing these Jimmy Choo velvet platforms and after finding this gown, I decided they would be the perfect pair of holiday shoes, especially for the old Hollywood themed New Year’s Eve party I’m planning. It doesn’t hurt they are also perfect for my Christmas Eve dress as well as the dress I plan on wearing for my birthday next month.

*This post was created in collaboration with Farfetch.

Wearing : Shoes – Jimmy Choo via Farfetch, dress – Shoshanna, clutch – BHLDN, earrings – Mercedes Salazar

I have very little to say about this dress because it’s absolutely beautiful and I’m totally in love with it. I see it as the perfect dress for Christmas Eve. Sam and I split the holidays between our families. This year we’re spending Christmas in Santa Cruz with Sam’s family. I can’t wait to overdose on crab (a Christmas Eve tradition), play with my nephews, and indulge in homemade cookies.

P.S. If you’re wondering what those stickers on my wrist are, they’re Body Vibes from my skin guru.

Wearing: Dress – Needle & Threads,  bag – Saint Laurent, shoes – Bionda Castana, watch – Larsson & Jennings

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: Dress – c/o Shoshanna, coat – Maje, boots – Stuart Weitzman, bracelet – c/o Mainsai, clutch – c/o Alexandra Clancy

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