Change is Good and What I've Learned One Year After Moving to Seattle

cat in box

Hard to believe, but it's been almost exactly one year since my husband, 2 cats and I packed up and moved from our home of 18 years in Oakland and moved to Seattle. In December 2017, we made the decision for a few reasons - including lower taxes/cost of living, better quality of life and leaving a drought laden state. It was not an easy decision for me - as a child, I moved 6 times by the time I started high school. I had set roots down in the Bay...

Essentials to Pack for Your Summer Vacation

Now that it's August, you might be squeezing in one last getaway before the kiddos start school - or maybe it's time for your one big trip of the summer. Either way - make it easy on yourself by packing smart. Here are our key wardrobe essentials to look effortlessly chic!

1) Statement sunglasses

kate spade sunglasses

This ultra chic pair by Kate Spade will go with everything in your closet and protect your peepers. And a bonus - you can get them at Nordstrom Rack for a fraction of full retail, giving...

Holiday Gift Giving Tips and Checklist

Holiday Gift Giving Tips and Checklist

It's happened again - you blinked, summer is over, and it's freaking November!  I like to be in denial that the holiday season is here until a week before Thanksgiving, but I'm also a planner, so I've created a handy gift giving checklist to streamline the process, and tips below to make the gift giving process a joy and less of a chore. There is a downloadable/printable version HERE.

4 Effortlessly Chic Date Night Looks - Video

4 Effortlessly Chic Date Night Looks - Video

We're excited to collaborate with Stella & Dot stylist Bernadette Manzano to show you a few easy, stylish, and comfortable date night looks so you can concentrate on your hot date and not fuss over your outfit! Let us know what you think in the comments below - what is your favorite date night look?

For personal styling and a fun afternoon, join us on Sun. Oct. 29 in Hayward for a trunk show, delicious wine, nibbles, and good vibes ---> Harumi K x Stella & Dot Trunk...

Athleisure - Love It or Leave It?

Athleisure - Love It or Leave It?

I'll admit it, I hated the idea of athletic wear merging with lesiure wear when it first came out. But it is more popular than ever, and it's not going away anytime soon.

I get it - I'm all for comfort too - the first thing I do when I get home is tear off my relatively comfy jeans and put on my stretchy pants.  I used to think that workout clothes should only be worn for working out. Since I work from my home studio, and I exercise frequently, I realized I sometimes do wear my workout clothes on those...