Polene Tonca Bag Review

Earlier this year, I bought the Polene Numero Neuf Mini (reviewed here), hoping it would fufill my dreams of the perfect mid-sized camel crossbody bag. While I love the design, ultimately I found it a little too bulky to wear crossbody, and ended up rehoming the bag. Enter…

Alohas Shoes: An Honest Review

After months, maybe even years, of seeing Alohas’ aesthetic ads on Instagram, I decided to finally try them out. It was the Charlotte slingback block heels that finally got me, as they looked perfect for upcoming summer events. I decided to order the chunky Barrel sandals as well,…

MATE the Label Sweats Review

A little late, but better than never – here is part two of my search for the perfect set of white sweats! MATE the Label is a brand that has been on my radar for quite some time. I’ve seen their neutral, classic pieces pop up every now…

Birdies Cardinal & Roadrunner Sneakers Review

Birdies’ latest Cardinal & Roadrunner Sneakers caught my eye with their punchy, colorful looks. The Cardinal Sneaker is a streamlined leather sneaker silhouette, while The Roadrunner has a more retro look.  Overall, I’m a big fan of Birdies (all my previous reviews here), and was curious to see…

Allbirds Sweatshirt & Sweatpants Review

Earlier this year, I was on the hunt for the perfect pair of near-white sweats that could be dressed up just as easily as down. In particular, I was looking for a relaxed yet slim fit, easily layered under a coat.  While searching, I remembered that Allbirds has…

How to Whiten Yellow Soles on Sneakers

After two years of consistent use, my Rothy’s lace-up sneakers were looking a little worse for wear. The uppers have been easy enough to clean with a quick cycle through the washing machine. However, the soles were getting the dreaded onset of a yellow hue that persisted through…

Polene Numero Neuf Mini & Micro Review

When Polene’s Numero Neuf bag first came out, I loved the shape but knew the larger size unfortunately wouldn’t fit my lifestyle. Cue the recent launch of the Neuf’s smaller sisters: the Neuf Mini and the Neuf Micro. And as much as I sometimes tease the micro bag…

Everlane Way-High Jean Review

When Everlane first launched their Way-High Jean last year, I was hesitant. As a petite 5’4” with a short torso, I worried that the waistband would sit comically high. However, I’m slowly trying to introduce more colors to my neutral wardrobe, and loved the array of spring hues…


Im Kristy, a marketer based in sometimes-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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