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The holidays are almost here. Home makeover time!! Ah, to be clean and clutter-free. It’s the ultimate Yuletide wish. And guess what – it can come true! At least when it comes to all the messy wires in your home.

I finally got fed up of the outlet and cords in our place and bought two Bluelounge Cable Boxes to hide them. It worked SO well. And I don’t know whether it was a big coincidence or whether the Bluelounge marketing people are just highly resourceful (or a little of both), but a week later, they contacted me to host a giveaway for their brand-new collection for Target!

Honestly I had originally planned to just talk about the Bluelounge Cable Box, but they sent me their entire suite and I used it to completely de-clutter our place. The messy outlets, cables falling off the desk and an entire drawer of tangled computer cords – now all tidy and untangled.

Enter to WIN the entire collection! There are even more products than the ones featured here. Or head over to Target and buy them right now. Happy Holidays, guys.

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To enter: Leave a comment on this post telling us why you’re excited to win.
Contest runs: Only until this Friday, November 14th at midnight PST. Winner will be chosen at random. US residents only.
What you’ll win: Win the entire Bluelounge for Target collection. You’ll also win a full-size Bluelounge Cable Box, even though only the mini version is sold at Target, since it’s what turned me on the company originally.

 

Before and After Gallery (click to view)

 

Floral

Haute Hippie floral shirt

Haute Hippie floral shirt

Haute Hippie floral shirt

Haute Hippie floral shirt

Ray-Ban Aviators, Haute Hippie floral top (sold out), Joie Alisana suede pants (sold out), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (non croc-effect version here), Alexander Wang Stasya heels (these are similar)

I’m now in Amsterdam for a few days and just looking at these photos makes me cold. Chris is here for a conference so I booked a ticket too and we made a little vacay out of it. Once his conference starts, I’m back to Berlin to visit some friends.

It’s real fall here in Amsterdam, not like the 60 or 70-degree SF variety. It’s also very picturesque. Canals and striking houses in black and white and brick. Pics to come and in the meantime, I’m ‘gramming!

Pleats

Nanette Lepore Ottoman Plunge Dress

Nanette Lepore Ottoman Plunge Dress

Nanette Lepore Ottoman Plunge Dress

Nanette Lepore Ottoman Plunge Dress c/o Macy’s, Clare V. Leopard Flat Clutch, Joie jacket (old), Alexander Wang heels (similar), Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, vintage necklace c/o Sweet & Spark

I wore this outfit while hosting the Sunglass Hut pop-up at Macy’s Fall Fashion Fest recently. This amount of fullness and ladylike-ness in a dress is not usually my thing, but I knew it was a keeper as soon as I tried it on. The top fits well and is stretchy but not clingy, and that pleases my torso.

As per usual, I felt right at home in it once I put on my leather jacket and Ray-Bans.

Photos by Krystal Bick

The Laundry List: My Favorite Links of the Week (Or So)

Hocus Pocus | Like Fresh Laundry Best Links of the Week Hocus Pocus image via IMDB

  1. Really enjoying this Anna Wintour pumpkin head. Here’s another – more Cabbage Patch-like.
  2. Because collabs are fun, the ruffly Simone Rocha for J Brand sneak peek launching Nov. 14th and the un-ruffly Alexander Wang x H&M collection launching Nov. 6th.
  3. Some healthy late-night snacks. Warning: Highly Cali. And somewhat ambitious, at least for my unskilled hand. Caveats aside, I do love pudding.
  4. Trending: Footwear is going the way of San Franciscans.
  5. An honest account of the ups and downs of one Parsons fashion student’s life. Super voyeuristic. It almost feels like you’re reading a student’s diary.

Warm

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K. Jacques Bikini Wrap Sandal

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San Francisco

white and caramel

San Francisco

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Everlane Silk Point Collar blouseHelmut Lang skirt, K. Jacques sandals (these are cute too), Clare V. clutch (old, messenger style here), Ray-Ban Aviators, Samantha Wills bracelet (old, love this one)

So far this has been California’s hottest year on record and for months I’ve felt like I don’t have much to wear. For example, for the most part, my lightweight tops are unexciting. They never needed to be because I’ve generally worn them under other layers. And although I can never wait to wear maxis in L.A., something feels weird about wearing them in the Bay Area when not at the beach.

So unlike the normal mild guilt I feel over most clothing purchases (I shouldn’t do that to myself but I don’t usually need new pieces), I’m feeling very happy about buying this skirt and these sandals. And yes, they are among the shoes I pointed out before when I said I wasn’t going to make any promises about not buying them. See? I am a woman of my word.

Wide Legs

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necklace use

wide legs, slouchy tee

James Perse tee

James Perse tee, Topshop wide legs (similar), vintage necklace (from the Alameda Flea Market), Ray-Bans, Alexander Wang heels, Clare Vivier messenger bag

I had taken a long hiatus from these pants and it feels pretty good to be reunited with them once more. Whenever I wear them, someone always comments that I look “business casual”, and truth be told, there’s no real reason for me to look that way.

But wide legs have always been lengthening on me, and I will happily take all the length I can get. Plus, I wore them with a slouchy jersey tee so I think it all evens out.

Photos by Krystal Bick

Final Hours: Shopbop Friends & Family Sale

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale

The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale ends tonight! Get 25% off almost everything with code FAMILY25. It’s one of my favorite sales of the year since you can buy brands that don’t normally get marked down and pieces that tend to sell out before they go on sale.

I finally bought this bag because I’ve been eyeing it for so long. Shop the post below.

 

Camouflage

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Sweet & Spark brooch and cuff, Helmut Lang dress (similar here), Shawn Burke x The Podolls clutch, KORS Michael Kors booties

Another shoot in the Sweet & Spark series! Brooches tend to have elderly lady connotations, thanks to coordinating chunky cardigans. And dickeys. Bless those dickeys.

But most of the time they don’t deserve the bad rap at all. In fact, I love the way they look on asymmetrical necklines. I wanted to wear something big and bold on the strap until I saw this one. It’s so cool and funky and looks right at home on a graphic dress. More brooches over here.

Photos by Christine Saragologos

The Laundry List: My Favorite Weekly Links

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Image via The Cut

  1. Garance Dore on the culture of striving for perfection and feeling mediocre in New York City.
  2. An expert eye styling home decor pieces from Target. I really liked this older one too.
  3. So I guess nail art is still a thing. I’d never seen this before!
  4. Interesting insight into one executive chef’s creative process. Skip to 1:24 and watch until 1:33.
  5. We all like fashion magazines, but sometimes we like making fun of them too.

Tale of a Button Down

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Like Fresh Laundry blog | Sweet & Spark jewelry | Christine Sargologos photography

Bracelets and necklace borrowed from Sweet & SparkJoie jacket, Equipment Slim Signature Blouse (similar here on sale, other colors here), AG Legging Ankle JeansVince Claire Pumps in CappuccinoRay-Ban Aviators

You can always tell when you’ve made a good purchase because you want to put on said garment right away. That’s what I did with this shirt even though it was really ill-advised given the glorious fall heat wave we’re experiencing.

Luckily these photos were snapped immediately after I put this outfit on because minutes later, the jacket came off and my poor silk shirt sort of wilted. It did forgive me and bounce right back later, though, and the fit makes it one of my current favorite button downs in my closet.

Photos by Christine Saragologos