Blog Resolutions: 2014

looking back

Photo from October 2012

Part of what I do for myself around the new year is reflect on the year before, and mentally think of ways to improve myself moving forward. It is a really therapeutic personal practice, and one that has helped me grow as an individual tremendously. I want to adopt this practice for my blog specifically, looking back at the last year and making “resolutions” of sorts for the year to come. While I don’t like the word “resolution” (it brings with it too much pressure and expectation for my taste), I always think it’s healthy to have goals. So, with that said, here are a few things i’m hoping to accomplish for ThePearShape in 2014:

1. Redesign the blog: While I LOVE the design I have now (thanks Cesar, love!) I think the blog could use an update from the inside out. I want to find a way to better display my pearshape resources page to make all of my tips more easily accessible to all of you. If you know of any amazing designers, please send them my way!

2. Be more honest: I try and keep this blog pretty open and honest when it comes to clothing reviews, but I want to strive to be even more forthcoming about those outfits that are total duds, and those days when I look not so hot. I think it brings some realness to the pearshaped woman, and allows you all to see that i’m truly just an average girl with some pretty nasty days. Furthermore, I hope to do more posts about my weight struggles and eating habits, as it has been highly requested.

3. Get more into video: I dabbled in video in 2013 but quickly stopped because i’m such a perfectionist. I’m not a master video editor and it bothered me to look back and see things i’d now fix. I want to invest more time into learning video-editing softwares and truly put out some fun content.

Stay tuned for a full recap of 2013 and some of my favorite outfits of the year coming at you tomorrow. But a bit prematurely: thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your emails, tweets, messages and comments constantly encouraging me to continue on this blogging journey. This space has brought me such joy, and I have all of you to thank for that. Truly, thank you.

Christmas in Tahoe 2013


Cesar and I are not ones for celebrating, especially Christmas. Growing up jewish it has little significance for me, and I have few memories associated with it, and it doesn’t have the fondest memories for Cesar, so this year I decided to plan a little getaway for us. Spend a few days out of the city, in the mountains doing something fun. So off to Tahoe we went and skied the day away!

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As you can imagine, I am the world’s worst skier. Literally. I am terrified of ski lifts (hate the heights), fall all over the place and am the biggest wuss. On the opposite note, this was Cesar’s second time ever skiing and he is literally a prodigy. Went down crazy hills on his second run and nailed it.

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While we had a great time on the mountain, I most loved the beauty that lives in Tahoe. The gorgeous snow, beautiful sky and amazing trees, I was in heaven. But the best part of all was spending some quality time with a guy that I love with my whole heart.

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Until next year, Tahoe. I’m thinking you’ll be a tradition. I hope all of you had a wonderfully fantastic Christmas! I couldn’t love you more.

Men’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Men's Gift Guide

Banana Republic Basic T // Timberland Scarf // Remote Control Helicopter // Everlane Weekend Bag // 49ers Jersey // Chassis Leather Flask // Jack Spade iPhone Case // Paul Smith Billfold

Shopping for Cesar is probably one of the hardest tasks. He doesn’t ever want anything and is very particular about what he likes and doesn’t like. As a result, i’ve often resorted to unique gifts (creative ice cube molds, flying airplanes and beautiful flasks). While this year we’ve agreed to only give each other stocking stuffer type presents, I asked Cesar to put together a list of things he’d love to receive. And who knows, some of these may just end up in his stocking this year!

I’d love to know, what do you get your guys for Christmas? I’m already compiling ideas for next year!

Thanksgiving Recap 2013


This Thanksgiving was absolutely wonderful. We decided to change it up this year and make it a friendsgiving, as my closest girlfriends from college were able to fly into San Francisco from DC for the holiday. My girlfriends and I spent the weekend shopping, eating, and touring around the city, with plenty of time for late-night chats snuggled on my bed. I wore these amazing jeans from James Jeans, my Tieks basically all weekend, and a loose-fitting button-down for the actual feast.


We had such a magical Thanksgiving (see details here!) but I must say, i’m so thrilled that it is December. It is one of my favorite months and I can’t wait to continue decorating my apartment, cooking warm meals and enjoying time with family and friends.

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