Tuesday, January 28, 2014

casual work wear

{Zara pinstripe blazer (similar style on sale!), H&M mens grey sweatshirt, Chloe + Isabel necklace, Larson Grey pencil skirt, Dolce Vita booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli (want this one!))

"There's a bird on you neck!" That was what I kept hearing over and over when I showed up to work with this gorgeous statement necklace on-- and dare I say I liked it. I had eagle eyes on this necklace the moment I saw it on the Chloe + Isabel site, and knew whatever I paired it with had to be a bit more subtle.  So in search of the perfect outfit I went, and this comfy sweatshirt, zippered pencil skirt and pinstripe blazer with elbow patches was it!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

aztec

{Zara moto jacket, dress from Azalea (another good one!), Madewell chambray, Forever 21 beanie, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli, Sperry Top-Sider boots, Chloe + Isabel cocktail ring, F21 cocktail ring}

I always love playing with opposites in fashion: hard and soft, sweet and sassy, masculine and feminine. So when the opportunity presented itself to don this gorgeous beaded tribal frock, I knew I had to pair it with a gaggle of cocktail rings! Obvi. Then again, my newest obsession- this canary yellow cushion cut cocktail ring- makes it hard not to want to wear a bevy of rings on each finger daily. 

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Friday, January 17, 2014

styling trick


This was one of my favorite ways to style up this coat in NYC! And apparently you guys thought so too- when I sneak peeked it on my Instagram you gave this look lots of love! The belt was a fantastic way to tie things together, if you will. 

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

bundled


Here it is again- I told you this was the only coat I brought with me to New York City! It served it's purpose, and while incredibly chic I'm not sure how well it would of fared in the snow.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

the big apple

{Zara mixed media coat, J. Crew language tee, Target striped top, Forever 21 necklace, True Religion denim, Sam Edelman booties c/o DSW, Goorin Bros hat, Bottega Venetta purse}

If you follow along on my instagram you've already heard, but I went to the "Big Apple" for NYE. NYC is amazing year round, but I especially enjoyed our time there during the winter chill. I know it sounds weird, but when it rarely goes below 50 where you come from you can appreciate a little change in climate. While we missed the snow storm by a day (lucky, or unlucky?) it was plenty cold for us. I brought one coat, so over the next few days I'll be showing you how I styled my new fave mixed media coat. Stay tuned!

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

my moments: bling

 

Now that the holiday season is officially over, apart from it being a bit sad, I also miss the opportunity to get all bling-ed out for no apparent reason. Sparkles on my pencil skirts and sparkles on my nails- that's the way I like things around here. So here are some of my favorite shots from the past few weeks. Knowing me, I'll probably continue with the sparkly stuff until summer.

1. My latest and greatest neck crush from Chloe + Isabel
2. Any excuse to wear multiple cocktail rings. From Forever 21, and Chloe + Isabel.
3. Holiday decor- blue birds and gilded fortunes.
4. And my favorite- a well groomed gold mani.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

my shopstyle challenge


When ShopStyle asked me to participate in their #WeShopStyle campaign, and showcase a few of my favorite pieces in an unconventional way, ie lying down, I was thrilled and a little nervous, not sure if I could pull it off. Turns out picking my favorite closet staples made me realize I love not only outlandish prints, and vivid outfits but that I gravitate toward elegant leather separates- something that was made more apparent on this challenge.

From top to bottom, left to right here are my favorite closet items:
-Fur Collar (via Ann Taylor): it's perfect for a tepid winter, something that glams up any old workday outfit, like this.
-Leather tee (via Express): enough said. I mean no accessorizing necessary, this top does has it all.
-Fedora: I included two of my favorites here from Goorin Bros and Eugenia Kim. They have been worn non-stop this season, and cover up a multitude of bad hair days.
-Printed Pencil skirt (via H&M): the most "allergic to vanilla" skirt I own. The piping down the sides makes the look more grown up
-Studded loafers (via Zara): while I love a great pair of pumps, walking to and from work in San Francisco makes more sense in sensible shoes, so they might as well be stylish!
-Doctor bag (via trip to Prague): this little lady fits everything so stylishly, I've run her down a little, but she's still perfect, and reminds me of my European travels last summer.
-Stacks of necklaces (via Chloe and Isabel, and Azalea): I'm a big jewelry girl, the more the merrier I say, so just one statement necklace wasn't enough, sometimes I like to stack two, or three, statement necklaces. ;)
-Sherpa moto jacket (via PJK from Bloomies): You've seen this jacket on my instagram, or my blog posts and here it is again. It's so warm, and the classic colors let it pair well with everything from a printed skirt to sequin pants!
-Skirts (leatherette skirt via Ark & Co. and striped one via eShaki): while I'm definitely a jeans girl I love a good skirt, from pencil, to A-line, to fluted I love them all

{what I'm wearing: J. Crew blazer, H&M flower pin, ShopStyle tee, Zara pencil skirt, J. Crew Collection heels}

FYI, if you didn't already know Miranda Kerr is the spokesmodel for this campaign, and she does it flawlessly- check out her commercial here!

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Photography via Francisco Guerrero