Friday, May 29, 2015

tassel tunic + TopShelf style event

TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
Loving all things tassel- how great is this one and even this affordable one?
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine
TopShelf Style, tunic, tassel tunic, SF style, Goorin Bros fedora, slide sandals, Urban Expressions, curly hair, Karen Walker Super Sunglasses, Lodi wine


Basking in the sun, drinking wine is exactly where I want to be on my days off. Last weekend for the long holiday break I headed to Lodi- a little place in Central California know for it's warm days and incredible Zinfandels- it was so nice to be outside of the fog bubble for a few days. San Francisco has been in quite the mood. Even better? Getting to saunter about in an airy tassel tunic with no need to layer! The fringed tassels on this tunic are exceptional, I love that it seems like built in jewelry, hence the lack of neck accessories. 

Best part about this tunic? It comes from a local SF boutique, right in the heart of the Financial District, TopShelf Style. They are affordable, on-trend and accessible to get to. Next Thursday, from 5-7pm, I'm hosting a Spring Fling Party with Jyo from Cuppajyo- there will be cocktails, new spring merchandise, sweets from Sugarfina, and nail art by Sparkle San Francisco. It's going to be the perfect way to end your Thursday night. Hope to see you there! Please RSVP at the link below:



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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

windowpane II

work style, work chic, windowpane dress, windowpane print, what to wear to work, what to wear on Monday, Ariat black riding boots, black riding boots, Riding boots
Similar windowpane dresses: here, here, and here- oh, and a Balmain one that I dream about!
work style, work chic, windowpane dress, windowpane print, what to wear to work, what to wear on Monday, Ariat black riding boots, black riding boots, Riding boots
work style, work chic, windowpane dress, windowpane print, what to wear to work, what to wear on Monday, Ariat black riding boots, black riding boots, Riding boots
work style, work chic, windowpane dress, windowpane print, what to wear to work, what to wear on Monday, Ariat black riding boots, black riding boots, Riding boots
work style, work chic, windowpane dress, windowpane print, what to wear to work, what to wear on Monday, Ariat black riding boots, black riding boots, Riding boots


Hope you all had a lovely Memorial Day, if you are in the states! Did you peruse the sales? This one especially is calling my name! Have family or friends over to cook on the grill? Or don your finest Americana garb? I did a little of the former, but mostly I enjoyed the long weekend and indulged in a little wine tasting- always on the agenda with an extra day off. 

Speaking of donning your finest garb, the above look was a beginning-of-the-work-week outfit I wore not too long ago. I've decided that dressing up on Mondays- even if I do work in a casual environment- makes me feel more productive and overall happier. 

Wore this dress in another post, check it out here!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

exploring sf

10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans
More similar fab shoes options: here, here and here!

D'orsay flats, 10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans
D'orsay flats, 10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans
Can't get enough of fedoras! Some faves: great straw option, & a classic option

D'orsay flats, 10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans
D'orsay flats, 10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans
D'orsay flats, 10 Crosby D'Orsay Flats, Cargo jacket, Mixed Media Zara jacket, PacSun Fedora, Olive Fedora, Collared shirt, True Religion Skinny jeans


Since moving to San Francisco I've definitely found comfort in my little quaint neighborhood. Heading to the same restaurants for dinner, running around the same path when the gym just won't cut it, and sneaking breaks into my favorite boutiques for a little pick-me-up- point is- when you find a comfort zone you often times stay there. Living in San Francisco is such a treat, so rather than hole up in our usual neighborhood haunt F and I decided to go explore a new neighborhood each weekend. This last one we headed out to Lands End- a gorgeous experience of hillside views of the coast, trees larger than life, and the most beautiful hike to Baker Beach. A gorgeous 10 mile hike ensued in the most inappropriate 10-mile hike outfit (see above, minus the fancy shoes.)

Any favorite neighborhoods you love in SF?

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

something new, something blue

 wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding
wedding style, wedding season, dusty blue, wedding chic, my big day, city hall wedding


Something new, something blue- the two things in that fabled phrase which every bride truly relishes in spoiling herself with. 

This upcoming wedding season I'm loving all the dusty blues, pink tinged gilded accessories, floaty chiffon slip dresses, and even a good old power suit for the boss lady on her big day. I may even splurge on a few of these stunners for my own "I Do's"! 

I'm teaming up with Lyst to share my take on wedding style. I've created a wedding Lyst that needs a little love, head on over to my wedding Lyst here and check it out, and if you have an extra few seconds heart that little red button, pretty please! What's in it for you? If you "love" my Lyst and create a wedding-themed Lyst of your own, and you can win a pair of your choice of Sophia Webster heels- up to $615!! What's in it for me? If I get the most "love" from the 4 bloggers participating I get a pair of heels- and let me tell you I might need these butterfly ones for my ceremony. There are two pairs to win, one for me and one for you, hopefully! So like my Lyst, create your own and tag #LoveMyWeddingLyst #Wedding in the description so you are in the running. 

So what do you say? Something new for both of us?! Let me know if you were able to like my Lyst, I'd love to be able to thank you!

Post in collaboration with Lyst

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Monday, May 18, 2015

off-duty II

long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters
long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters
long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters
long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters
long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters
long camel coat, thrifted coat, vintage coat, high-top sperry's, sperry top-sider, button-down oxford, pinstriped oxford, J. Brand denim, grey denim, grey distressed denim, ray ban club masters


The past few weeks have been non-stop gloom around these parts. I wake up- it's foggy, I head to the gym- it's foggy, I head to work- it's foggy. Hopefully that explains a bit more about the current spring weather in San Francisco, and why on earth I am wearing a long wool camel coat in what is supposed to be "warmer weather." 

Generally, I would wear a more dressy shoe with this work look, but it was Friday, and dressing down just felt right. I wanted to keep the look office appropriate- the long coat, updo, and blouse-y top helped there. The casual denim high-tops and the distressed denim kept the look fun and unexpected. 

Happy Monday, y'all!

The original Off-Duty post, right this way.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

tux blazer

red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara,womens tux blazer, chic work wear
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara
red lips, Stila Beso 10, matte red lips, black blazer, zara, casual work wear, tux blazer for women


You know those mornings you have when you are staring at your closet for what seems like forever, coffee in hand, ruminating over what to wear, and you come to the conclusion that you have nothing to wear, or need to go shopping? Well, that is generally me most mornings, but there are a few basics in my closet that get me out of that kind of a rut. The tux blazer, and a white button up. The button up is usually the right answer, and the blazer is insanely and unexpectedly chic- perfect for a day full of meetings or even just  quietly working at your desk.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

monday morning

pencil skirt, the style club, sophie t. simmons, snakeprint pencil skirt, zara shoes, zara, j. crew jeweled sweater
pencil skirt, the style club, sophie t. simmons, snakeprint pencil skirt, zara shoes, zara, j. crew jeweled sweater
pencil skirt, the style club, sophie t. simmons, snakeprint pencil skirt, zara shoes, zara, j. crew jeweled sweater
pencil skirt, the style club, sophie t. simmons, snakeprint pencil skirt, zara shoes, zara, j. crew jeweled sweater
pencil skirt, the style club, sophie t. simmons, snakeprint pencil skirt, zara shoes, zara, j. crew jeweled sweater
{bedazzled collared sweater old- inexpensive version, pencil skirt c/o The Style Club, black pumps old-love this pair, sunglasses c/o Bloomingdales}


Monday's make me want to put a little extra effort into my work attire- fresh week and all- but with the chilly overcast weather we have been having, it seems more appropriate to wish for cozy sweats to lounge about in. Speaking of dressing up- this collared sweater with its own built-in jewelry makes getting gussied up simple. No extra jewelry required. Maybe a splash of yellow nail varnish to complete the look, currently crushing on this Givenchy one.  

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