Thursday, July 30, 2015

the irony of it . . .

Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
 Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
Goorin Bros fedora, Grenadier hat, Bordello hat, Gaucho hat, off the shoulder Stone Cold Fox dress, Stone Cold Fox, white dress, LWD, little white dress, gladiator sandals, SF summer style
I'll tell you a funny story about this hat. The hat I'm always wearing on my Instagram and on the weekends in real life. When I was in Boston not too long ago I walked into a Goorin Bros near Cambridge and fell in love with this hat, I didn't buy it then but thought about it for a few weeks after. They didn't have it online, so I called corporate and they said they had one left in an SF store, ironically enough. I put it on hold, buy it, love it, wear it to death. 

Sometime later on a flight back from Victoria, BC (where I of course bring my hat) I leave my prized possession at the customs stand, completely ignorant to that fact until after I reach my connecting flight after what was already a very long day (first flight canceled, 13 hours in the airport, etc). Of course when I do head back the customs agent won't let me back in, I plead, I cry (embarrassing but true), to no avail, they are not budging. I even send out a few, ahem, tweets to get Seattle Airport to pay me some attention. In the end I never got my hat back. Some customs agent is currently rocking my fabulous fedora. If you see them let me know it's mine!

Devastated but not deterred, I contact Goorin corporate again and ask if they have a replacement. They do! And again, ironically, it's in the Seattle store. They ship it, I love it, I overwear it, and here we are. The End.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

st. ives x mudderella

 
 

If you ask me what some of my hobbies are you'll usually get "working out" as the most enthusiastic among the lot. I've always found it therapeutic, mood boosting and great for my overall health. It's something I like to fit in after a long day at work, and something that always makes me feel better no matter what is going on in my life. So when St. Ives reached out and asked if I wanted to start training in an obstacle course race, other wise known as Mudderella, I was in! 

Mudderella was so fun and at times challenging to compete in- from scaling walls, to deep dives into a muddy water pit, from crawling on your hands-and-knees to get through more mud! Luckily I was able to participate with my sister which made it even better, because she is an even bigger fan of a great workout, and this was definitely a unique one! I couldn't have asked for a better race-day partner. 

The whole Mudderella experience was truly a Cinderella moment. We got a little muddy, then rinsed the day away in the St. Ives Rinse and Revive station (hello hot showers!), had an adult beverage to dull the soreness, and pampered ourselves with all the great St. Ives products once we got home.  Thanks so much St. Ives and Mudderella for such a wonderful experience!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

classics with a twist

SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry, happy girl
Sophia Webster famingo heel, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry
SF parakeet, striped buttondown, classic basics, basics, tan clutch, neck jewelry


While I'm all about the loud and ostentatious trends and extra bells and whistles- sometimes a girl needs to turn to her go-to classics. Mine have always been an oversized men's button down oxford and a pair of skinny cropped jeans. Granted this look would be less me if I didn't add the shiny stuff, ie. a discoball mix of mesh necklaces, my favorite gold collar, and my latest shiny accessory these FAB Sophia Webster pumps with the sleekest heel. Classic with a twist indeed.

While I was shooting this look, a gentleman walking his pet parrot asked if I wanted to take a picture with his pet. Crazy, right?! While I'm forgetting this little bird's name now, I sure definitely did want to shoot with her- she is a looker and was the sweetest. She even said hi to me while perched on my shoulder. Only in San Francisco...

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

bardot off the shoulder dress

ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses
ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses
ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses
ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses
 ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses
little red dress, off the shoulder dress, Bardot dress, red dress, top knot
ASOS, Asos dress, Bardot dress, off the shoulder dress, Brian Atwood wedges, aviator sunglasses


This bardot silhouette is undeniably my favorite. I wear the off the shoulder style a lot, as noted on my Instagram and any encounter where you may see me running around in real life. Unfortunately the weather around these parts doesn't make for showing this much skin practical. The fabric on this dress I'm wearing however makes it very easy to. It's a heavier neoprene so not only is it "warm" but it smoothes everything out with it's figure-flattering spanx-like material. Win, win, am I right?

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

cocoon coat

Jigsaw asymmetrical dress, cocoon coat, Sperry's sneakers, tribal coat, sneaker style
Jigsaw asymmetrical dress, cocoon coat, Sperry's sneakers, tribal coat, sneaker style
Jigsaw asymmetrical dress, cocoon coat, Sperry's sneakers, tribal coat, sneaker style


You know how the day goes by too fast and somehow manages to slip away from you- particularly weekends? Well, you may have noticed I don't usually shoot at sundown but that is just what happened here. Somehow Sunday came and I only managed to photograph this look as the sun was setting. 

This outfit is everything that I love about weekend dressing, casual, comfortable and chic (the three C's if you will)- the sneakers beg to walk all over SF in, the dress has movement, and the coat is the perfect shape, and still keeps SF summers at bay. The ideal San Francisco summer outfit, if you can believe it.

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Monday, July 6, 2015

rainbow brite

pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana
pride weekend, sf street style, skirt overalls, red lips, Stila beso lipstick, oxfords, off the shoulder top, summer style, red neck bandana, red bandana, neck scarf bandana


I shot this look a week ago after the gay rights ruling and on Pride weekend so everyone in San Francisco was either half-naked or in their finest rainbow colors! I found this gorgeous ombré wall and since I was in red, white and blue it felt appropriate to mishmash the color set with even more hues- hence the Rainbow Brite reference. 

I loved the way the outfit came out, my girlfriend Adrienne suggested I try this look together- the off the shoulder top with the skirt overalls! My sister on the other hand said I looked liked a farmer. You win some, you loose some. Farmer chic, anyone?

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

victoria, bc

Goorin Bros fedora, Goorin Bros High Stakes fedora, Grenadier fedora, Victoria,BC, black car coat, Fisherman's wharf style, street style in Victoria, what to wear in Victoria, BC
Goorin Bros fedora, Goorin Bros High Stakes fedora, Grenadier fedora, Victoria,BC, black car coat, Fisherman's wharf style, street style in Victoria, what to wear in Victoria, BC
Goorin Bros fedora, Goorin Bros High Stakes fedora, Grenadier fedora, Victoria,BC, black car coat, Fisherman's wharf style, street style in Victoria, what to wear in Victoria, BC
Goorin Bros fedora, Goorin Bros High Stakes fedora, Grenadier fedora, Victoria,BC, black car coat, Fisherman's wharf style, street style in Victoria, what to wear in Victoria, BC


I visited Victoria, BC a few weekends ago and it was gorgeous! If you follow me on my Instagram you saw the play-by-play. Highlights included taking in the sunshine, whale-watching, partaking in vacation appropriate day-drinking and even walking around without a jacket- ah the little joys of summer!

These images were taken on the Fisherman's Wharf dock right after our whale watching excursion. We saw a pod of eight whales, one male and a few babies too! We had to bundle up for being out on the water but overall Victoria had such pleasant weather. Looking forward to more good weather this weekend, happy early Forth!

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