The Power of Perfect Denim

It’s a well documented fact that I’m a jeans addict. I occasionally stray and buy a skirt or dress, but they tend to languish in my closet. I always reach for jeans first. But no matter how many pairs I’ve already crammed into my closet, I can always find room for a new favorite. You know what I’m taking about. That pair you reach for day after day after day, hoping no one notices you’ve worn the same pants for a week!

untitled (1 of 1)-5

That’s the case with my latest pair of Hudson Jeans from Zappos. I may have worn them to work Friday, {dressed up with this blazer, this top and these pumps} and then not taken them off all weekend long! A good pair of ripped jeans is really a closet staple these days – proof that they look just as good during a playdate at the park as they do dressed up for a date night.

apt34hudsonjeans1untitled (4 of 11)untitled (5 of 11)untitled (3 of 11)apt34hundsonjeans10

A pair of jeans that makes me feel just as good when I’m rolling around on the ground as they do when I’m dressing up is exactly what I need right now. With little time to do extensive outfit planning, I need to be able to reach into the closet, grab and go! These might even show up at the Thanksgiving table. I won’t lie, my time is now spent dressing Carter. It it kills me to be able to dress him up in his first {of many!} pairs of jeans too. I’m totally getting into the mama+baby fashion thing. It is futile to resist the cuteness.

Be sure to check out the rest of my mama-style posts HERE! Interested in seeing more? I’m always on the fence about whether or not I should continue outfit posts. Let me know in the comments!

what i’m wearing: hudson jeans from zappos | tibi perforated sweater {similar} | nike high tops | swing coat {similar} | sunnies 

what carter is wearing: hoodie, jeans & high tops from zara 

original photography for apartment 34 by suzanna scott

This post is in partnership with Zappos and Hudson Jeans. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations we’re excited about and that have kept Apartment 34’s doors open.

What to Wear for Winter Adventures

Call me crazy, but winter is my favorite fashion season of the year. It’s when you get to play with thick textured layers, dusty colors and luscious fabrics. And I’ve never met a sweater or coat I didn’t love. Case in point: the latest installment of my post-baby personal style.


While it may look like I took a jaunt across the pond to Wales – that was the inspiration for my styling choices with this look – don’t be fooled!


This beautifully rustic location is a park a mere five minutes from our loft! A hike up a grassy hill delivers some of the best views in all of San Francisco. My Hunter Boots from Zappos look right at home don’t they? There’s nothing better than a wardrobe staple that’s as functional as it is beautifully designed. The heritage of Hunter Boots feels timeless. The modern updates like the leather strap detailing makes Hunters as relevant today as they were when founded over 150 years ago.


It’s been fun to get out of my leggings and back to exploring my own closet in the last couple months. Now that I’ve taken little mini adventures around San Francisco, I may venture even further. All the more reason to come up with another good outfit, right?

If you need to catch up, check out my latest personal style posts HERE! And follow Apartment 34 on Snapchat (apartment34) to get some behind the scenes peeks into my closet and day to day styling choices. I’m thinking a morning outfit update would be fun, don’t you??

what i’m wearing: hunter bootsj brand jeans | jcrew blazer | jcrew turtleneck | woolrich sweater coat from mill mercantile | vrai & oro rings 

original photography for apartment 34 by suzanna scott

This post is in partnership with Zappos and Hunter Boots. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting partnerships that we’re excited about and that have kept Apartment 34’s doors open. 

5 Super Easy Fall Makeup Trends

So if you’ve been round these parts more than once or twice recently, you’ve probably caught that there have been a lot changes happening in my world this year, namely having a baby six months ago! Slipping under the veil of parenthood is legit. I’ve been feeling a tad out of touch with day to day life so when Amanda Holstein of Advice from a 20 Something talked to me about doing a little content exchange – her perspective on the latest and greatest trends, while I attempt to impart a little wisdom on her site – I jumped at the chance. I could use all the “in the know” advice I can get right now. The whole living in a cave with a newborn syndrome has proven to be a bit rough.

For our first post, Amanda is offering her best beauty tips for fall. I’m taking notes.


With a busy schedule and almost no time for pampering, it makes sense that the latest makeup trends may not be top of mind as you enter your thirties and beyond. As a twenty-something spending a large chunk of my time on blogs and social media, I thought I’d share what I’m seeing this season when it comes to beauty. And since I know your lives (especially you new mamas) can get crazy, I’ve picked out only the easiest of trends that you can apply in those thirty seconds before running out the door.


1. Lived-in Makeup
You may already be wearing this trend without even realizing it, but lived-in makeup is becoming very in-season for Fall. And applying it is just as easy as it sounds! The look calls for smudged eyeliner and barely-there blush. Simply apply your liner per usual, on the top lash line or both top & bottom, and use your finger or a Q-tip to create that smudged effect. Use a cheek & lip stain, like Benefit’s Benetint Cheek & Lip Stain in Rose, to create a naturally flushed look.


2. Mauve Lips
A lip color that keeps you on trend is the simplest of all makeup solutions. This season, the 90s are back in play, but since deep dark lips may not be realistic for most of us, go for a mauve shade.


3. Bronze/Blush Combos
Combine two steps into one? Yes, please! Ditch your bronzer and blush, and opt for a combo that allows you to apply both in one quick motion. Plus, the warm hue helps bring in those fall colors seamlessly.

matte-skin (1)

4. Matte Skin
Soft, matte skin is on-trend this fall, and the best way to achieve the look? Use a mattifying finishing powder. It not only keeps you in style, but also helps blend in your makeup for a more natural look and allows it to last longer, too! I’m a huge fan of Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Powder Set as well as Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder. You can’t go wrong with either!


5. Bright Eyes
A no-fuss, barely there look you can wear everyday is the bright eyes trend. Use a highlight or pale shimmer color on the inner corners of your eyes, swipe on some mascara and you’re done! Super easy and it adds a natural glow.

Head over to Amanda’s site to check out my advice on managing your finances in your 20’s. I’m still having to remind myself of these lessons a daily basis!

image 1 // image 2 // image 3 // image 4 // image 5