First Style Post of 2015!

Sarah_Yates_a_house_in_the_hills_Club_monaco12015-3 Hey friends!  I’m so excited to be shooting style posts again for the new year- I’m back in the game!  Of course I’m dressing a holiday cookie bump, so pants with an elastic waistband are especially appreciated at the moment (these ones happen to be on sale)!  And I’ve been on the hunt for a turtleneck sweater for a bit now- and I’ve fallen completely in love with this one.  So cozy and soft!  I’m looking forward to lots of fun this coming year in the style department- with a focus on building up my closet staples and finding great pieces on sale.  Horray!  See you tomorrow.  xx- Sarah Shop this outfit: pants: Club Monaco, sweater: Helmut Lang (here and on sale here), shoes: Zara (similar), bag: Chloe, sunglasses: Karen Walker Sarah_Yates_a_house_in_the_hills_chloe_bag_12015-6


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A House in the Hills X Nordstrom Rack


Have you noticed that in September and October you can shop for days and not find anything you love but as soon as you start holiday shopping you find ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED?  It happens every year, it’s as sure as marathons of A Christmas Story and ugly sweater parties.  Thankfully I’m a big proponent of the One for You, One for Me method.  Ok, sometimes it turns into 5 for me and WHAT ON EARTH AND I SUPPOSED TO GET MY DAD, HE HAS EVERYTHING HE WANTS!  Case in point: I entered Nordstrom Rack on the hunt for some man-gifts, for the men in my life and to inspire your Dad/Husband/Brother holiday shopping.  My intentions were so good!   But I got distracted and instead left with a head-to-toe holiday party outfit for myself.  Totally normal, right!?  It’s because I can’t resist an amazing deal, and I’m even weaker when it comes to a romper that fits like this Rachel Zoe number, and buying an amazing outfit is so much more fun than hunting down the perfect tie.  Sorry Dad!    And thank you Nordstrom Rack for sponsoring this post, stocking some of my favorite designers at amazing discounts and having a mens department that gives me the perfect excuse to wander in during the holidays! xx- Sarah

Outfit Sources::Romper: Rachel Zoe via Nordstrom Rack (rompers), Shoes: Aldo via Nordstrom Rack (heels), Bag: Botkier via Nordstrom Rack (clutches), cuffs: Nordstrom Rack (bracelets)

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A House in the Hills X Cotton


Happy Saturday everyone!  I’m currently in Miami for Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show that started last night at 8 pm (you can watch it streaming here)  And to celebrate the occasion they asked me to create mood boards and bring the first date inspiration to life here!  Since I was always a fan of more casual, day-time first dates I went for black skinny jeans, a blouse and my favorite cotton trench.  Casual, comfortable and effortless, this would be my perfect outfit to meet for a brunch cocktail or wander around a museum.  Hope you love!  Have a great weekend!  xx- Sarah


7 For All Mankind X Movember


It’s that time of year, when men (and women) across the world band together in mustache solidarity to raise awareness about men’s health issues- specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health…  Aka Movember!    I think it’s a genius way to raise money and shed light on a few very important men’s health issues. This year 7 For All Mankind is supporting the cause with their limited edition Movember Jean- of which $20 from each sale is donated to Movember!  So I’m donning a pair to show my support- for 7 For All Mankind, for Movember, for the health and happiness of us all!  They’re pretty great, right?  And nothing beats a feel-good clothing purchase.  OH!!  And if you purchase between Oct 29- November 4th they’ll include a complimentary Help a Bro, Grow Your Mo tee.  BONUS!  xx- Sarah  {This post as produced in collaboration with 7 For All Mankind.  Thank you for your continued support of our sponsors!}

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Winter Coat Hunting


I finally found the perfect winter coat!  Since we decided to move back to SanDiego I’ve known that I’m going to need to step up my winter game and get a few pieces to keep me cozy.  And first on the list was a lightweight winter jacket.  I hunted and stalked and finally landed on this Vince number.  I love it so much!  I can dress it up or down, the color is beautiful, it’s not bulky (my pet peeve about winter clothes) and it’s so soft + cozy!  Thank you Vince, well done!!!  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  jacket: Vince (here, here and here), jeans:  top: Elizabeth and James, jeans: AG Adriano Goldschmied (similar), shoes: Zara (similar), bag: Chloe

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Style Round Up – Black on Black


I’ve got a thing for wearing all one color.  And by thing I mean deep burning love.  I don’t know if it’s the simplicity of it, or the ease in getting dressed, or if the appeal is really just that it almost never fails! Whatever it is, I don’t care.  I’m going to continue to embrace monochrome until my very last day, I know it.  Viva all black everything!  And, in case you’re in the mood for some dangerous shopping, Shopbop is having one of their epic sales- 25% off sitewide with the code FAMILY25!  I’ve already gotten myself into a little bit of trouble.  My favorite kind of trouble.  Have at it!   xx- Sarah {more and sources after the jump}


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