DIY Shirred Dress Sewing Review

With cottagecore and nap dresses still going strong in 2021, I’ve decided to finally embrace and hop onto the stretchy-comfy-midi-dress train.  Thankfully, this popular dress is easy to sew with a home sewing machine and just a few supplies. The pattern is very simple and just consists of…

Stylebook App Review: 1 Year of Closet Tracking

At the end of 2019, I decided to earnestly track how often I wear (or don’t wear) items in my closet. After a recent move, entailing a trip to Salvation Army and a box of clothes shipped off to ThredUp, I realized I generally had more than enough… Woven Wood Shades & Movable Liner Review

At long last, nearly a year after I began, I have finally finished installing window coverings in our place. The last set of windows in our kitchen nook stumped me for several months. They were a great source of filtered sunlight with our temp shades, and occupied two…

Midweek Musings

Header image photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I’ve been quiet around here for the past few weeks. Processing my own thoughts and feelings around the spate of Asian hate crimes (and sadly, deaths) happening across the country. And now the killing of Daunte Wright, another tragic casualty…

Everlane Day Glove Flat Review

Everlane’s Day Glove flat has been around since 2018, though it feels like much longer given how popular they are here in the San Francisco area. When the style first launched, I was still very much getting wear out of my old Tieks and first Rothy’s. I tried…

Getting Started with Bullet Journaling

Towards the end of last year, I decided to pick up journaling after buying some beautiful Cloth & Paper goods for a gift and getting inspired by the whole journaling space. I had several blank notebooks collected over the years that needed some love, so this was perfect…

Luxe Inspired: Dior Edition

Above: Photo from Dior is a fascinating brand – one with a lot of history, but more recently has seen a revival like no other. Until the mid-2010s, most were only familiar with the classic quilted Lady Dior bag, made popular by Princess Diana in 1995. Now,…


I'm Kristy, a growth marketer based in not-so-sunny San Francisco ⛅ This is my personal blog, where you will find my random musings, in-depth reviews, and latest sewing endeavors.




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