Carbs are the new black

For my birthday this year, I caved and allowed myself a frivolous wardrobe purchase. Back in July, a couple friends and I were walking around the park and spotted someone wearing a vintage baseball-styled tee that read “carbs” in cursive across the front. The carb-loading, bread-donuts-cookies-and-fries lover in me immediately fell in love and I went on a crazy hunt to find this shirt.

Off the shoulder CARBS sweater
Off the shoulder carbs sweater
outfit details:
off the shoulder CARBS sweater: etsy (exact)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand (exact)
cropped moto jacket: MISSGUIDED (similar in suede)
milled leather booties: c/o Dansko (exact)
glasses: Warby Parker (exact)

CARBS sweater
Sadly, the baseball tee version of this shirt could not be found, despite a ridiculous amount of Googling. Instead, I found a shop on Etsy that has a handful of #blogger sayings on sweaters, tees, and tanks! Apparently, there’s now a baseball tee version of this CARBS sweater. If only this were available when I made the original purchase… oh well!

The saying, “You are what you eat” resonates strongly. But in all realness, this shirt proves, “I am what I wear.”

Glamping toiletry must-haves

Around the same time as planning the trip to Alaska, a friend of mine floated the idea of staying in a yurt. While the yurt plans never panned out for Alaska, I kept glamping in a yurt high on my list of things to do before the end of the year. Needless to say, my dreams of glamping in a yurt came true a couple weekends ago!

Seattle glamping in a yurt
Glamping on Orcas Island

Since this yurt adventure was the first time in a few years since I had last been off-grid, it took a while to figure out what essentials to pack. My goal was to bring no more than a single backpack for this 3-day trip. This meant packing light and bringing toiletries that would either play multiple roles, or strategically packing complementary essentials. Here were my glamping must-haves:


Transitioning pieces from Summer to Fall

J.Jill tweed cardigan
outfit details:
“tweed” knit cardigan: c/o J.Jill (exact)
draped front wrap top: c/o J. Jill (exact)
bootcut denim: 7 for All Mankind (similar)
leather strapped sandals: c/o Musse & Cloud (similar)
vintage Dooney & Bourke crossbody purse: thrifted (exact via Etsy)

Fall outfit inspiration
Fall outfit inspiration

Fun fact: these jeans are one of the first ever pieces I bought when I first moved to Seattle over 5 years ago. It’s a huge miracle that they still fit! haha. They were also a super steal from TJ Maxx for $20 and I still love them as much now as I did back then.

The temperatures are finally starting to drop and consistently be cool enough for a jacket. I’m trying to make the most of my existing wardrobe by transitioning all pieces from Summer to Fall wardrobe. While the layering of tees, light sweaters, and jeans are easy, I’ve started playing around with ideas of how to further stretch Summer shoes. Although open-toed shoes are not exactly ideal for the typical rainy Fall days, I’m making my best effort to wear them on however many few sunny days are left.

REVIEW: Trilipiderm Ultra Hydrating All-Body Oil

It’s been a while since the last update on my skincare routine, and a bit has changed! Earlier this year, I started experimenting with all natural oil (especially, rosehip seed oil) to replace my traditional face creams (you can read all about it in this post). Since trying the first couple bottles of rosehip seed oil, I loved it and the results, but I didn’t love the yellow tint it left on my skin. This left me looking for other all-natural alternatives.

As timing would have it, the blogging stars aligned and I’m excited to do a Trilipiderm Ultra Hydrating All-Body Oil review, thanks to a bottle I received specifically to try for this review post. If you’re local to Seattle and looking to try it, it’s available for purchase at Pharmaca (also online here).

trilipiderm ultra hydrating all-body oil review

For starters, this is a super attractive product because it is 100% plant derived with no preservatives, no parabens, and no silicone. On top of this, it is also fragrance free, non-staining, and comes in an easy-to-dispense spray bottle. For this review, I used the product every night after a shower for 2 weeks straight. I applied the oil all over my face and body and my pros and cons are below.


– The simple all-in-one made the Trilipiderm All-Body Oil a single product go-to
– The oil itself feels light and non-greasy
– Oil was quickly absorbed, so I didn’t have any issues with waking up on a greasy pillowcase (which has happened with previous oil-based products)
– A little product goes a long way. Even after two weeks of consistent usage, I’m surprised by how much is left!


– I found myself having to wait a little longer than usual to apply makeup, if I used the oil on my face. Even though the oil is fast-absorbing, it is oil afterall and my liquid eyeliner would fall right off if I tried to apply it shortly after applying the oil

Final verdict

Overall, I really enjoyed my trial for the Trilipiderm Ultra-Hydrating All-Body Oil review. I’ll be swapping out my current face routine and body lotion for this single product moving forward.

Along with this all-body oil, I’ll be sharing some of my go-to essentials for Fall road trips in a few days!

Clogs for the Fall

Fall is officially here and I could not be more excited to start layering again! What I struggle with most about the Summertime is not knowing how to layer for such warm weather. This faux leather jacket has been on high rotation ever since adding it to my closet in the Summer, and I’m so jazzed to transition it into the cooler days, mixing it with the existing neutral tops and bottoms in my closet.

Minimalist, monochrome outfit with Dansko booties
outfit details:
moto jacket: MISSGUIDED (similar in suede)
blush blouse: Naked Zebra (similar)
skinny jeans: AG Jeans (exact)
milled leather clogs: c/o Dansko (exact)
gold bar necklace: c/o Moorea Seal (similar)
glasses: Derek Cardigan (old)

One very hard lesson I learned in the first year of moving to Seattle was around owning and wearing suede in the Fall and Winter months. Turns out these are the rainiest months of the year, which meant my suede shoes started to smell pretty gross after walking through months of puddles. Today, my shoe collection is almost entirely free of suede, save for one pair of running shoes that I love in the Summer.

Minimalist outfit ft Dansko clogs
Dansko clogs - Maria booties
I was really excited when Dansko reached out with an opportunity to try a pair of their clogs for the Fall. What I absolutely love about the Maria black milled Nubuck leather booties is the fact that they have such a minimalist, classic design and are extremely comfortable.

I spend majority of my weekdays and weekends walking or standing, and these shoes are a dream to take on the strolls! The footbed is cushioned for optimal support, and the rounded toe gives lots of room for wiggling of toes during those short moments of sitting. If you’re looking for a great, minimalist bootie that’ll transition well from the Fall to the Winter, I highly recommend considering Dansko clogs for some great picks!

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