Five Quick Snaps

Photography by Noah Wolf Photography, Inc.

Well, hello there. Nice to see you again.

I’m sitting on my couch right now, hearing the fog horn calling in the distance, and all I can see out my window is a small beacon of light peeking out from behind the fog. It takes me back to my oh-so-awful high school poetry, but that beacon of light seems symbolic for my life right now.

Last month, my dad passed away. I thought that I had been through some rough patches in my life, but my dad’s death made anything difficult in the past seem so small and insignificant. It changed my life in so many ways and altered so much of what I believed was constant about my life. I know many daughters are close to their fathers, but my dad understood me in a way that nobody else ever has. Ever since, I’ve felt directionless.

The pain of his passing also put the rest of my life into pretty stark contrast. In so many other way, this was setting up to be the best year of my life. I started a new job that’s not only dynamic and challenging but also nurturing and a childhood dream fulfilled. I feel so lucky to have the amazing friends that we’ve gotten to know in SF, and I’m becoming closer with some members of my extended family. My dad’s death doesn’t make the rest of the joy disappear, but it feels different when coexisting with such sadness.

Even though it’s been hard to imagine doing much of anything other than working and sleeping, I want to make space for the happiness and fun that used to be in my life. I started this blog in 2012 as a side project, as nothing more than a distraction from my “real” job. But it turned into so much more, and not just because it’s what shaped me changing careers. This blog is a place for me to focus on the beautiful, the silly, the chic, the not-chic-but-I’m-still-wearing-it, and the simply fun. It makes me happy, and I’m not ready to abandon it.

So, here I am. Thanks for reading along, and thanks for being there.

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I wasn’t sure how I would do at my friend’s wedding, which fell two weeks after Dad. But being surrounded by such bright, colorful joy was exactly what I needed.

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Everyone needs a little green desk buddy. Low-maintenance friends are the best.

A little #TBT to my very first outfit post ever. My, how I’ve changed…

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As always.

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NYFW : Academy of Art University

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

I know what you’re thinking- gee, Sarah, NY fashion week ended like… a week ago. Are we in a time warp?

Well, my friends, I believe in the merits of “better late than never,” and when runway collections are this fantastic, seeing them is well worth the wait.

I was originally scheduled to attend this show when I planned to go to fashion week, and I was super bummed that I couldn’t make it. But seeing the images and video is definitely the next best thing (and I can do it all from the comfort and the warmth of the west coast!).

Academy of Art University is one of the true highlights of the Bay Area fashion scene. Throughout my time living here, I’ve worked with them as a model/guinea pig for photographers, runway walker, and most recently as an avid consumer of the creative, fresh designs that are the students’ signature.

Showing at Lincoln Center is no small feat, but these designs stood up to the grandeur. Although I could see myself incorporating elements of each designer’s work into my own repertoire, I especially fell for Earnest Huang and Hong Ni’s cool-girl brights and swingy dresses.

Images via Randy Brooke / Wire Image.

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway
Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 - Official Coverage - Best Of Runway Day 2

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

Academy Of Art University Fall 2014 Collections - Runway

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Love, Your Absent Valentine

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Well, hello! First of all, serious props to anyone who just clicked on a link to come here. I know it can be off-putting when a blogger disappears for a while, so thanks for coming back!

It really does feel like months since I’ve posted, although I know it’s only been a few weeks. This blog has been such a big part of my life that it feels downright weird to have put it on hold. But I’ve had a good reason, I promise!

Last week, I started a new job, and it’s been absolutely fantastic. I cancelled my trip to NYFW so that I could start right away, and I’ve been going a million miles an hour ever since. It’s in the publishing industry, which you guys know has been a dream of mine for ages (seriously, I need to Instagram the absurd amount of magazines taking over our apartment).

So, it’s been a steep learning curve to adjust my schedule and flow of my day, but it already feels much smoother. I have some fun posts planned for next week, and it feels good to be back in the game 🙂

So, my lovely Valentines, thanks for reading and rocking out. I love you!

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