Friday, October 24, 2014

all eyes on me

{Zara dress, Uniqlo oxford shirt, Chanel wallet, Jigsaw booties (similar style) c/o}

Some people might say that I dress a little loud, and a lot of quirky because I like the attention. And while I'm going to to tell you that could not be furthest from the truth, I know today's getup will literally have all eyes on me. 

I wore this eyeball dress late spring for a little wine tasting, with a straw fedora and flat sandals- a perfect little outfit for a fun weekend activity. But I wanted to see if I could dress it up a bit to feel more polished, or as polished as an eyeball dress gets. So, up went the hair, on went the burgundy lips and on went my trusty oxford. I say throw an oxford under everything- it's the chicest thing I'll never not own. Maybe next time I'll wear it with a blazer and suede thigh high boots. 

Speaking of boots, did you see I'm hosting an event with DSW?! It's going to be major- shoe discounts if you RSVP, fall DIY projects and fall inspired bites. I hope you can make it next Tuesday!

Photography by Donna

Thursday, October 23, 2014

the royal treatment


Last week the Allure Best of Beauty Award winning nail boutique, Lux SF, offered up a little pampering, and who am I to say no to such a generous offer? I know Lux from a previous pampering encounter, and from all the times I walk by through Hayes Valley, glaring from the outside looking in, at all the chairs seeming to be filled with fabulous 20-40 somethings with champagne glass in hand ready for their me-time. The good life. Trophy wife or yuppie, either way if I had the time and funds Lux SF would be on my weekly to-do list too.

The space is loft-like, clean and airy with high ceilings, an urban brick wall and stunning fixtures. It's one chic boutique. The nail polishes are displayed on a gallery wall-like steel shelf, with brands like Deborah Lippmann, RGB, and even the salon's own Lux SF line of polish which seems to have increased in color options since the last time I went. It was difficult to choose just two shades but I went with a classic red on my toes, and my eternal favorite Dove, a chalky white, by RGB for my hands. Once said colors were picked out my feet were immersed into a tub of sudsy warm bubbles and it was 90 minutes of pure bliss after that- including the ever coveted "Soyaffin wrap" where hands and feet are slathered in lotions and wrapped in fancy heating-like pads.

The stuff is super friendly, and even as I was walking out I meet the owner who was great and gave me a sneak peek of a new polish line. All-in-all if you are in San Francisco and are in the market for a few hours of pampering this is the place to go for great salon service. Oh, and did I mention they have champagne on hand? Definitely worth visiting this gem of a boutique in Hayes Valley, there's a reason it was noticed by Allure magazine.

 I'm all over the place this fall with my favorite colors, see some of them below:

Also, I'm hosting a fun fall event with DSW next Tuesday October 28th, hope to see all my SF ladies and gents there! RVSP at this link here.