Monday, March 30, 2015

pink curly wool coat

Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,
Allergic to Vanilla SF Style Blog, pink curly wool coat, pink faux fur coat, B by Brian Atwood, black ankle strap heels, True Religion denim, Missguided, Asos bow tie,

Hope you all had a fab weekend, this girl sure did! And yes, this coat does look a lot similar to this coat, it's actually the very same one but in pink! My girlfriend, Alex, was sweet enough to gift me this gorgeous coat since she received two of the very same one for Christmas- boy does her family know her well- and she knew I had a thing for my darker hued version!

This coat is soft, cozy and perfect for a San Francisco spring day- where the weather is starting to warm up but the end of day breeze and cooler temps call for a fun topper.  The pale pink shade is the pastel icing on the cake, to say I'm a bit obsessed is somewhat of an understatement. Be prepared to see a repeat of this very gorgeous piece of outerwear in the near future. Shop some of my favorite pink coats below:

Happy Monday, gals!

Allergic to Vanilla

Photography by Francisco Guerrero

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

black suiting

3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, J. Crew Valentina heels, J. Crew heels, J. Crew suiting, Zara suiting, women's black suit, slicked back hair
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, J. Crew Valentina heels, J. Crew heels, J. Crew suiting, Zara suiting, women's black suit, slicked back hair
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, J. Crew Valentina heels, J. Crew heels, J. Crew suiting, Zara suiting, women's black suit, slicked back hair
3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, J. Crew Valentina heels, J. Crew heels, J. Crew suiting, Zara suiting, women's black suit, slicked back hair
{Zara blazer, Uniqlo top, J. Crew pants, J. Crew Valentina heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel, Ray-Ban Clubmasters}

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Some days just require you to dress your best and put on a power black suit because 1. it makes you feel good, and 2. it makes you look damn good. Mission accomplished, if I do say so myself. ;)

Allergic to Vanilla

Photography by Christina Harris

Monday, March 23, 2015

with the band

leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
leopard print blazer, zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee,AYK fringe tassel clutch, Le Tote black pencil skirt
{Zara blazer, Les Mechantes tee c/o, Jack skirt c/o Le Tote, Sperry Top-Sider sneakers, AYK clutch, BR necklace}

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I wore this outfit last Sunday when I hosted the Les Mechantes blogger brunch. While I wanted to keep it casual in my own special way, looking back now, it feels a little "with the band" if you will. The rock n' roll vibe of the leopard print jacket, the drum set screen tee, fringe extras, sharp jewelry--minus the Sperry's, I could be an extra in Almost Famous--and that is OK with me. One of the things I love about getting dressed/dressing up is that you can be someone new each day. I have always said my style is ever-evolving. Some days I'll want to dress up like Miranda Priestly and other days I'll just want to be Penny Lane.

Here's to making a new fresh choice each day if the one before that didn't work out so well! Amirite?

Speaking of style categorization, I did a little Q&A with Work it Berk, check it out here.

Allergic to Vanilla

Photography by Francisco Guerrero

Thursday, March 19, 2015

who can turn the world on with her smile?

cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots
cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots, Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum boots
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cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots, Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum boots
cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots, Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum boots
cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots, Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum boots
cape, tweed dress, turtleneck, how to style a turtleneck, how to style a cape, how to wear OTK boots, OTK boots, over the knee boots, Circus by Sam Edelman Tatum boots
{Uniqlo turtleneck (bargain version), H&M tweed dress (sold out, but have my eye on this one!), Zara cape, Circus by Sam Edelman boots c/o, Karen Walker Super sunglasses c/o Ditto}

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Remember the Mary Tyler Moor show? No. Well it was epic. I was one of those weird children that watched Nick @ Nite and was obsessed with Miss Mary's 70's style even before I knew what "good style" was. She was beautiful, smart, had a wicked closet and I looooved her super stylish and sassy friend Rhoda- who would ultimately get a spin-off of her own. My ten year old self could almost not handle all of that rerun fabulousness. Almost. 

Today I embrace the 70's trend in it's full on glory and can't wait to get myself into a pair of bells. But, right now I'm all about this retro palette and these over-the-knee boots that are giving me full-on 70's show-- especially paired with the oversized tortoise shell sunnies, the hoop earrings and the jumper over turtleneck action. Ah, bring on the off-the-shoulder lace tops, and fringe everything. And get yourself over to Nick @ Nite stat.

Allergic to Vanilla

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

irish belle

simple, classic, ootd, Bells of Ireland, spring style, rag & bone, j brand denim, topshop fedora

Top o' the mornin' to you! It's St. Patty's Day and I always try to get in the spirit of things unfortunately my closet doesn't hold a ton of green hues, I mean, I'm not trying to pinched today- people have done this to me. So I headed to my local flower shop to get my fix...of florals that is. Maybe if I hold on to this bouquet all day it'll ward off the St. Patty's fanatics. I've always been such a fan of these "Bells of Ireland" florals. I saw them in a photograph once and fell in love with the intricate shape, delicate buds within each pod, and of course the vibrant color. They are the perfect non-flower floral.

Allergic to Vanilla

Monday, March 16, 2015

snow leopard

leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
leopard print blazer, black turtleneck, SF street style, SF style blogger, SF fashion blogger, Maiden Lane, grey distressed denim, J. Brand denim, Jean Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli
{Zara blazer (sold out, but this version tho...), Gap turtleneck, J Brand denim, Jean-Michel Cazabat heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli, Ray-Ban Clubmasters}


I went downtown last week for a meeting and popped into Zara, just to "browse", I headed into the sale section and found this gorgeous snow leopard print blazer just hanging there. It was one size too big, but at 80% off what blazer-obsessed gal could pass up a deal like that? Did I mention I have a thing for blazers? Well I do, and this print, surprisingly, is not one I already own. The funny thing is I prefer it in it's oversized-ness, as it's the perfect drape-over-the-shoulders outerwear. A few hours after purchasing it I headed for drinks with le hubs and I wore it out- I'm not the most patient when it comes to wearing my new threads. Anyways, I'm officially obsessed, and if you haven't already seen it all over my Instagram feed...well you've been warned.

Happy four days until Friday! ;)

Allergic to Vanilla

Friday, March 13, 2015

la dolce vita

grey pleated skirt, Line & Dot, vintage bracelets, TOKYObay watch, aqua nail polish, feminine style
Martin & Osa, grey tee, simple grey tee, boatneck tee, short curly hair, pop of red lipstick, NYX Indie Flick lipstick, grey pleated skirt
 Hermes, curly hair, happy girl, big smile, red lipstick, grey pleated skirt, spring style
short curly hair, spring style, SF style, red lips, Ray Ban Clubmasters
short curly hair, grey outfit, grey pleated skirt, hermes, vintage
{Martin & Osa tee, Line & Dot skirt c/o Adela Mei, Gap denim jacket (OBsessed with this one!), vintage Hermes belt, TOKYObay watch, vintage bracelets, Donald Pliner suede pumps, Ray Ban Clubmasters}


Wearing this outfit in the San Francisco sun while strolling down Hayes Valley made me think that life was really good- la dolce vita, you know? The ladylike pleating and modest hem of the skirt, the warm breeze blowing my curls all over the place, and the tan I seem to be developing courtesy of the amazing spring weather- and a little too much time at the park- it all felt very Italian, carefree and wonderful. Perhaps a trip back to Italy is in order? I am already dreaming of summer vacations in faraway places and hoping I'll check off a few more destinations I've had my eye on this year!

Speaking of dreamy, this skirt from Adela Mei is just that.  I wore it to dinner with my mom and she said she wanted the skirt- like mother like daughter I guess. I've already worn it several times, the sharp pleated tailoring is so me, and the color is divine, If you follow me on Instagram you might of seen how I styled it with a turtleneck. There are so many ways to wear it, and I am definitely looking forward to finding them out.

Allergic to Vanilla