Friday, April 17, 2015

venice beach

Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
 Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora,
Rag & bone, denim high waisted skirt, denim skirt, off the shoulder top, spring style, Venice, Venice beach, LA, slide sandals, Matisse, DSW, black straw fedora, skate park in Venice Beach
{off-the-top dress worn as skirt (sold out but similar style), skirt, sandals, straw fedora, first necklace, second necklace}


Venice beach, you are a gem. I've sworn up and down that I am not an LA person. I can't do the traffic, people scoff at me when I say I'm going to take the bus to the Grove (as if!), and it just seems so different from the life I love and live in San Francisco. But a few weekends ago, if you were following me on Instagram you saw I was in LA for the Easter weekend, and it was pretty charming. Venice beach in particular- the modern palatial homes flanking Abbot Kinney, the sun-shiny weather that allowed this girl to rock her off-the-shoulder looks, and the laid-back vibe from this little beach town made me a believer. While there are many differences between SF and LA, the one commonality is the insane price on owning a home at either location...what can I say, I have good taste.  ;) Hopefully, I will be back sooner rather than later.

Photography by Carlina Harris & Francisco Guerrero

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

all eyes on me

eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
eye dress, evil eye dress, bright pink lipstick, pink lips for spring, ray ban clubmasters, layered dainty necklaces, denim jacket, spring style, SF style, napa style, spring dress
{dress (sold out, similar style), boots (sold out, similar), bag, watch, jacket, similar lip color}


It's no secret that wacky prints are my thing. I saw the eye print on that gorgeous baby blue shift and I tapped the buy button faster than I generally do- which is saying a lot, since I usually have a three-day rule- the if I'm still thinking about it after 3 days then I should buy it rule. The swingy, retro, A-line cut of the dress, and the cutesy mock neck also sold me.

The best part about owning a statement maker shift like this is that when you get hit-on the conversations become quite creative. Take for instance the morning I wore this dress. I was crossing the street downtown and I hear (from the passing-by AT&T van, no less) "hey girl- you looking good, you are going to have all them eyes on your ass today" (in a sleazy cable man voice). If that didn't brighten up your day I don't know what will, because I for one, am still in awe of the cleverness in that one. 

Photography by Christina Harris

Allergic to Vanilla