Yahoo Style, Alexa Chung’s New Collection and a GIVEAWAY!


Alexa Chung is my personal Queen of Denim, I just think she’s always on point with her styling and has perfected the art of looking effortlessly put together.  So I was super excited to read this interview and use it as inspiration for today’s style post in partnership with Yahoo Style.  The article just made made me love her more and reaffirmed what I already suspected- she’s as fun, witty and charming as you’d think she’d be.  And she recently partnered with AG to create a collection that I’m absolutely obsessed with- including the jeans I’m wearing in today’s post!  They fit like a dream.

Ok, now for the giveaway details!  Yahoo Style is offering one lucky reader the two items from Alexa’s collection that I think are closet staples- the jeans I’m wearing in today’s post and what looks like it could very well be the perfect white tee (see below!)  Pop over to check out Alexa’s interview and check out the collection preview- leave a comment below about which piece(s) you’d be most excited to scoop up and a winner will be chosen at random next week.  International readers are invited to enter as well! Good luck my friends!!!  xx- Sarah


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Denim Love Affair


I love me a great pair of high waisted flare jeans.  Always have, always will.  I think my spirit animal is a hippie. HA!  In other news, things are moving along with the purchase of our house- we’re hoping to close a week from tomorrow!  I can’t wait to get in there and take some photos so I can share the very beginnings of our next home with you!  There are going to be some DIY projects in the works- so if you’re working on fixing up your own homes hopefully our labor/learning will serve as a resource for you!  Ok, have a great Thursday pals!  xx- Sarah

Shop this outfit:  Jeans: MiH, shirt: Joie, bag: Clare Vivier, shoes: Pour la Victoire (old)

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I Got Dressed!


Happy Tuesday my friends, I hope you had a great weekend!  Well, the background of my style posts are going to have a whole new flavor to them now that we’re living in San Diego!  I haven’t had too many excuses to get out of my yoga pants (or brush my hair or put on makeup) since our move- but I managed to yesterday and it felt amazing!  Today I have a meeting that will require me to be presentable and  tomorrow I’m headed to LA for a project so I’ll have been dressed three days in a row!  Funny how that can feel like an actual victory.  ha!  Wishing you all small victories today!  xx- Sarah

Outfit details: jacket: Zara, blouse : Stella & James (similar), pants: Zara, shoes: Brian Atwood, bag: Chloe, sunglasses: Karen Walker

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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