• 10 Fab Finds under $40

    By fashion editor Ashley

    august 21 2015

    Some great pieces to start off your fall wardrobe. Happy weekend, happy shopping!

    one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten

  • Summer Peach Caprese Salad

    peach caprese salad

    My friend Carol is an amazing cook. She’s going to share more recipes with us in a couple weeks but I had to share this peach caprese salad with you right this second. It’s one of her winners! It’s just like the tomato version but you swap out the tomatoes for fresh peaches. We added some chopped almonds on top to finish it off and it was such a great, crunchy addition. I’m obsessed with this summer salad now- it’s a perfect way to enjoy those amazing peaches. Keep reading to see the full recipe and a $100 gift card we’re giving away…


  • Back to Schoola Party


    Last Saturday I co-hosted a back to school party with Schoola, a wonderful company that makes buying + selling used clothing and donating to your local school really easy. I’ve posted before about them here, we are huge fans! The back to school party was held at Recess Urban Recreation, a really cool indoor gym area for kids of all ages here in San Francisco. I had never been! They had lots of places to play with slides, tunnels, disco rooms and toys galore. Edie particularly was in HEAVEN. Yummy kid friendly snacks by Chef Steph, a great coloring area with Yoobi, and a photobooth where kids could write their grade and what they wanted to be when they grew up. Jared was away for his high school reunion, but the kids and I had a great time! I had to drag them out of there when it ended.

    Thanks to so many of you that came, it was great to meet so many new faces! Here are some photos of the event if you’d like to see…


  • 5 street style images that will change your mind about mom jeans

    By fashion editor Ashley
    mom jeans

    Last month I was visiting family in Idaho and my mom and I stopped in at our local thrift store. I was perusing the rack of jeans pulling out old levi “mom jeans” and my mother couldn’t believe it when I told her that “mom jeans” are in! Are we really that surprised? We’ve seen the comeback of Birkenstocks and crop tops. It was only a matter of time until “mom jeans” made their appearance.

    Here are five images to ease you back into mom jeans and maybe even get you on the team! (more…)

  • A Bike Ride to the Rose Garden


    We live right by the Rose Garden, which is such a beautiful (and aromatic!) spot in Golden Gate Park here in San Francisco. On Fridays, which is my day off, Edie and I often will stop there on the bike on our way to music class which is on the other side of the park. Here are some photos of one particular outing there…



  • Three ideas for packed school lunch

    packed school lunch ideas

    It’s the first week of school here so school lunches are back on my mind.  I’m always looking for easy and healthy ideas for a packed lunch and thought we’d share some ideas here today. Keep reading for three yummy ideas that won’t make you late for the bus…


  • Weekend Roundup

    emerald bay

    Happy weekend! We just got back from a trip down the coast to Laguna Beach area. My sister Celeste was in town for a wedding and we had a week off before school so decided to make a little road trip of it. We stayed at two hotels that I LOVED and would highly recommend: Laguna Beach House (smaller, more boutique, fire pits!) and The Inn at Laguna Beach (larger, awesome location right on a nice beach, pretty grounds). Both had lovely rooms and pools. It was a perfect trip. We went to the pool and in the morning, jumped on the computer during Edie’s mid day nap, beach in the afternoon (image above at Emerald Bay) and found some really yummy Mexican food and seafood for dinner each night. It’s the weekend before school starts again but we have a lot going on! First, tonight I’m going to Taylor Swift with my niece! We’re dressing up because she is a huge fan. I have a pink skirt and crop top waiting for me on my bed. I haven’t ever been to a huge production concert so I’m really excited!

    Also, if you’re in the bay area tomorrow, we’re having a fun back to school party I’m co-hosting with Schoola. It’s Saturday from 4:30-6pm at Recess, a really cool indoor play area for kids. There will be food, crafts, games and it’s FREE! Just RSVP here. I’ll be there chasing my kids, I hope you can come join us!

    Have a great one, here are some links to explore:

    Watermelon bombe cake. Yum!

    I’ve been wearing these shorts non-stop (and only $15!)

    Taking your avocado toast up a notch!

    Love this bikini top (and on sale!)

    Perfect DIY fringe

    Making strawberry sorbet. Perfect summer treat.

    The cutest little strawberry summer shirt + bloomers for Edie (on sale!)

    Some good ideas if you’re feeling unmotivated to tackle your to-do list

    Giant emoji dog bed. Of course.

    How gorgeous is this sundress?

    Pretty DIY to make a pressed flower serving dish

    Chelsea boots for fall!

    This ridiculous satire IG account, Millennials of NY is hilarious

  • 20 Fab back to school finds under $20 (for boys!)

    By fashion editor Ashley

    back to school boys clothes

    It’s that time of year again! In case you missed it, last week we did the girls round up of 20 under $20! Happy weekend, happy shopping!

    one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten / eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty

  • Outside Lands + NRG Green Energy


    This past weekend I was invited to attend the Outside Lands music festival here in San Francisco as a guest of NRG Energy, the official sustainable energy provider of the Outside Lands festival. Today I’m sharing a few things I learned about this smart energy revolution which has led me to think about how we can better educate our children on green energy. Also, their lounge was incredible at the festival, more about that…



  • Look for Less

    By fashion editor Ashley

    look for less

    I have a saying that goes, “when in doubt, wear black on black on black”. Black is a color that’s always in style, makes you look thinner and screams chic. Just be sure to pick classic pieces that are on trend. For example a leather jacket and high rise skinnies. I love this look for going to a concert with friends (like Liz wore last weekend to Outside Lands), or replace the boots with sneakers and you have stylish look for running errands.

    The Look: Madewell
    For Less: jacket / boots / tee / pants

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