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November on Instagram

NOTICE: I have extended the Stella and Dot a few more days to give folks a little more time to enter.  The new deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 5th at 11:59pm.  Go check it out!


Such an eventful month!  Birthdays, the late explosion of fall in the Bay Area, sports, a road trip down Route 1 with my parents to LA, a Bears game, workouts and winding down.

Left to right, top to bottom: 
  • goddaughter rocking the pink hiking boots we got for her birthday // fall foliage 
  • coordinated soccer cleats and socks // fresh seafood at monterey bay  
  • giant pancakes @ lou lou's griddle in the middle // driving down rt 1 (details: stylemint, anthropologie, gap, stunners)
  • hearst castle // bloody mary at tupelo junction  
  • sunset at santa monica pier // bears vs 49ers game prep 
  • 1920's party (details: target, white house black market, banana republic) // bears game at candlestick park 
  • christmas oreos // pre-run

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OOTD: Casual and Glam

This is an outfit that I wore to wine country that initially involved a much more "fancy" top.  But then I felt like it was too much for daytime non-partying, so I swapped in a super casual tee.  It's not new, but I the effect was too good in my mind.  Love love!

OOTD: Wine Tasting Time

Outfit Details
Blazer: H&M
Top: Thrifted American Eagle
Skirt: ASOS Hype Sequin Skirt
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Sunglasses: Stunners
Purse: ASOS Leather Croc Metal Bar Clutch
Necklace: Forever 21
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs

OOTD: Wine Tasting TimeOOTD: Wine Tasting TimeOOTD: Wine Tasting Time 

You guys, I have been having some major girl moments lately.  Recently every time I see or hear an advertisement for some heartfelt couple or family moment, I tear up.  Or something that involves teams. Seriously!  All those video chat commercials with a dad on a work trip talking to his kids.   Or the Windows 8 commercial focusing on the photo password feature where you see a bunch of family pictures.  Shoot, even the fricking Under Armour commercials where athletes train really hard and the tag line "Protect this House" closes it.  I mean, what gives?!  I'm not on my monthly cycle either!  Anyone else have this problem?  

Don't forget to enter the Stella and Dot giveaway for a pretty pretty set of earrings!

Thanks for stopping by!

Giving Thanks

On this day of reflection, we give thanks to the things in our lives that make it awesome. 
I've lived in California for the last 5 years, which was a blow to my decades of tradition spending it with my family, watching movies and just messing around with my brother and cousins. Still, I've had others step up to the plate to help me celebrate this wonderful occasion, whether it's through a Friendsgiving the Sunday before the actual holiday or through my BF's family party on the day itself.  And really, I just want to give thanks.

Giving Thanks

For the availability of food and shelter every day and the ability to spend it with those I love.

Giving Thanks
For my large and loving family, who always give me a place to belong unconditionally and who I should try to be more appreciative than annoyed at.

Giving Thanks
For my friends, old and new, who have given me so many wonderful memories and I'm sure will be around to create tons more.

Giving Thanks
For my loving BF, who puts up with me and my crazies and for some reason, loves me for them.

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For the freedom of our country and the benefits that affords.

And for you, readers, for sticking with me on this blog! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!  Thanks for stopping by!

Trunk Show and Giveaway: Stella and Dot

NOTICE: I have extended the Stella and Dot a few more days to give folks a little more time to enter.  The new deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 5th at 11:59pm.


Hey everybody!

I'm super excited to partner with Stella and Dot to bring you a virtual trunk show with some amazing deals just in time for Thanksgiving Weekend.  Stella and Dot is a San Francisco based social selling company. Their boutique-style jewelry and accessories line is chock-full of versatile, eye catching pieces for every woman's style. Their one of a kind collections are designed by celebrated New York designers and featured in Gossip Girl, In Style and Lucky Magazine as well as on the wrists and necklines of today's hottest celebrities.

I mean really, the pieces just speak for themselves:

Zoe Lariat Radiance Coil Bracelet Pyramid Double Wrap Bracelet
Pyramid Studs Soiree Trio Ring Lucia Necklace
Bryant Park Scarf On the Mark Necklace Rebel Pendant Necklace

Access the trunk show here:

And in celebration of the biggest shopping weekend of the year, they're offering these amazing deals!
  • Extra 25% off Sale Items until Sunday, 11/25
  • Spend 50% and get the following items 50% off
    • La Coco Clutch - Black
    • Marchesa Necklace
    • Astor Five Strand Necklace
    • Juliette Gem Drop Earrings
    • Estate Chandelier Earrings
  • Cyber Monday Deal: Spend $50 and purchase the hematite cupchain bracelet for $9.95 (retail value: $59)    
That's not all!  You can also enter to win a pair of Ava Cup Chain earrings.  No purchase necessary - just go to the website, comment on this post with your favorite Stella and Dot piece and your contact information and you'll be entered to win!
And BONUS! You can get extra entries below! Make sure you let me know in the comments which extra entries you qualify for (and yes, I will be verifying these).

1. Like to look for: Style's Facebook Page
2. Like Abby Asprec's Stella and Dot Facebook Page
3. Tweet about the trunk show on Twitter (mention @tolookforstyle)
4. Share the trunk show on Facebook
5. Make a Stella and Dot purchase (2 extra entries for this one!)
6. Follow to look for: Style on Google Friend Connect
7. Follow @tolookforstyle on Twitter

Giveaway ends Sunday, Dec 02, 2013 at 11:59 PT. New deadline! Wednesday, Dec 05, 2013 at 11:59pm.

Get to shopping!  Thanks for stopping by!


Today I got an e-mail that said "YOLO OMG WTF Sale", which was a great way to kick off the slew of e-mails that I know I'm going to get with Black Friday and Cyber Monday within arms reach.  Do you ever think we'll get to the point where all we do is talk to each other in acronyms?  Or text-talk?  Is text-talk even the right term for it?  Something like: OMG I <3 U 4EVA. W8 4 U @ BBQ.  YOLO.  Soon we're going to need a dictionary for all these things.  Oh wait, that already exists.

Really, at this point, who needs grammar?  (I'm just kidding, I love grammar.  In fact, I think I'm going to ask grammar to marry me. )


Outfit Details
Top: Lia Molly Hummingbird
Leggings: Anthropologie Fleece Lined Leggings
Shoes: Anthropologie Loose Reign Boots
Sunglasses: Stunners
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs


This is a super cozy outfit that I wore on a chilly weekend I had a bunch of extra work to do.  I love how it's both pulled together and comfy as all get out.  Lia Molly makes some fantastic knit wear with a lot of focus on the little details.  If you're looking for a sweater or cardigan with a little personality, definitely check them out.    

Fall is definitely my favorite season, so I'm glad the Bay Area is finally catching up with the rest of the country and giving me a chance to break out my sweaters!  How about you?  What do you love about fall?  Share in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by! 

Happy Halloween Mario Party!

Happy Halloween from your friends over at to look for: Style! This little party of Marios is getting ready to boogie tonight and through the weekend. 

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OOTD: Drifting

OOTD: Drifting
Outfit Details
Top: Banana Republic Factory
Vest: Anthropologie Drifting Downstream
Jeans: AG 7 Year Patchwork Stevie
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini
Sunglasses: Stunners
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
OOTD: DriftingOOTD: DriftingOOTD: Drifting

This pretty little vest reminds of nature near a river.  I love its flowy-ness and decided that it should take center stage against a fairly neutral backdrop of supporting clothes.  Also, it sorta reminds of a cape, without fully committing to being a cape wearing adult that has no super powers or secret identity.  And what self respecting nerd doesn't like to wear a cape now and again?

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OOTD: Decompression Day

OOTD: Decompress

Outfit Details
Top: StyleMint Sunset
Bottoms: StyleMint Rosa Shorts
Shoes: Target
Scarf: J Crew Silk Driving Scarf

OOTD: DecompressOOTD: Decompress 

I specifically remember this as a decompression day.  One of those sorta, but not really lazy Sundays where I could wear whatever I want and not worry about being too casual, too exposed, too...calculated.  When no one's going to judge you for throwing on shorts with an elastic waistband, a neutral henley and loafers that have been so broken in, you're afraid they're going to split open at the seams.   

Because sometimes it's nice not to think too hard about things.  Thanks for stopping by!

This Week on Instagram

This week was a super fun one!  My friend and I went to wine country to pick up our club shipments (Me at Bella Wine Caves and her at J Vineyards).  I forgot how awesome that area is in October.  It's like having a Midwest fall that I can visit.  J has amazing Pinots and Champagne and Bella has some solid zinfandels.  Nothing like a crisp fall day and hours of wine tasting.

Then the BF and I went to a 49ers vs. Seahawks game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.  This is one of the last years the team is playing up there, so we're definitely taking advantage of it.  It was a super good time, but I have to say -- I have a super hard time following the game without the cameras and the yellow line telling me where the 10 yard point is!  And man, is entering and exiting the park a clustereff!  We waited an hour after the game ended and STILL took another 90 minutes to exit the park.  You could totally tailgate post game if you wanted to.   Definitely taking advantage of prepaid parking next time.  And there definitely will be a next time because we have tickets to see them play the Bears!  Gotta root for them b/c I'm from Chicago.  Sorry Niners!

Did you have a good week?  What did you do?  Share in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!