Monday, April 25, 2016

the blue bandana

 
Gap sweater, spring style, new haircut, skinny denim, Coach Smith heels, Coach heels, Lancome matte lipstick, black structured blazer
Gap sweater, spring style, new haircut, skinny denim, Coach Smith heels, Coach heels, Lancome matte lipstick, black structured blazer
Gap sweater, spring style, new haircut, skinny denim, Coach Smith heels, Coach heels, Lancome matte lipstick, black structured blazer
Gap sweater, spring style, new haircut, skinny denim, Coach Smith heels, Coach heels, Lancome matte lipstick, black structured blazer
Gap sweater, spring style, new haircut, skinny denim, Coach Smith heels, Coach heels, Lancome matte lipstick, black structured blazer
{Gap sweater shell, H&M blazer, Coach Smith heels, Zara denim, LancĂ´me matte lipstick, bandana from a street vendor in Nicaragua, Karen Walker Starburst sunglasses via Ditto- use code ALLERGICTOVANILLA to get a free month of sunglasses to rent}


Most of the time it's the accessories that make an outfit. That's why editors always say to invest in handbags and shoes over clothing because that is where the quality of an outfit really shows, and in my case the eye is drawn. Today's outfit is kept minimal by my standands-  no prints, fussy textures, and rather colorless if you are familiar with my previous offerings but the accessories I'm wearing really amp up an otherwise normal outfit and not because of the reasons you may imagine. 

This blue bandana was found in an outdoor market last year in Nicaragua. My husband and I just had gotten married in a little beach town there and were honeymooning in Granada, a colonial city a few hours away. We were pursuing the outdoor markets and at this time the bandana trend was ALL the rage, and I had only accumulated this red one- that was worn a little too frequently. It was time for a new one, and one found in a far-away country in a bustling market for 60 cents seemed like the perfect time to pick grow my collection.

Photography by Melissa de Mata

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Monday, April 18, 2016

all black everything

all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals

all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
all black, OOTD,Gigi New York handbag, J. Crew denim, BCBG moto leather jacket, Stila Beso lipstick, SF streetstyle, streetstyle, Zara strappy sandals
{BCBG MaxAzria jacket, TY-LR Bianca top, GiGi NYC monogrammed bag, J. Crew toothpick denim, Zara strappy flats, Stila lipstick, Karen Walker sunglasses- use code ALLERGICTOVANILLA for a free month of unlimited sunglasses at Ditto}



. . . well, almost all black everything. That counts right? Happy Monday!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

coachella vibes

off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, Janessa Leone fedora, laser cut off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, spring style, The Harbingers, strappy flats, Daniel Wellington, denim


off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, Janessa Leone fedora, laser cut off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, spring style, The Harbingers, strappy flats, Daniel Wellington, denim
off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, Janessa Leone fedora, laser cut off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, spring style, The Harbingers, strappy flats, Daniel Wellington, denim off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, Janessa Leone fedora, laser cut off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, spring style, The Harbingers, strappy flats, Daniel Wellington, denim
off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, Janessa Leone fedora, laser cut off the shoulder dress, cobalt dress, spring style, The Harbingers, strappy flats, Daniel Wellington, denim

{Off the Shoulder dress c/o The Harbingers, Flats, Denim Jacket, Fedora (on super sale!), Necklace}



The countdown to weekend one of Coachella is on. The off-the-shoulder look that I love so much is a bit more accepted and anticipated during Spring and the start of festival season. Here I'm rocking a laser cut, OTS dress in the most striking cobalt shade by The Harbingers. I can already tell this dress will be in major rotation come warmer months, I'm thinking it's the perfect daytime sipping dress for wine country, don't you think?

Speaking of Coachella vibes, while I won't be there physically, my friends at Cupcake Vineyards will be! They will be the official wine sponsor this year and pouring all your favorite wines to cool down with while partying in the desert. A girl can dream, so I'll be right here with major FOMO thinking about drinking a chilled glass of Cupcake Vineyards Chardonnay while listening to the music in the distance.

Post sponsored by Cupcake Vineyards

Monday, April 4, 2016

a pop of red

oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim
oversized gray coat, boohoo, The Harbingers, online store, fringe red bag, red fringe bag, leather tee, short curly hair, curly bob, strappy flats, Blank NYC denim


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Friday, April 1, 2016

spring style {with gap factory}

ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,
ap Factory, Collectively campaign, campaign, OTK boots, NYX lipstick, SF street style,



Spring is here! While it's starting to warm up here and there, light layers are still necessary. Today's look is all about layers, light enough for spring but still on-trend and an attainable look any girl can achieve. Today I'm partnering with Gap Factory to bring you my Spring style! Denim and stripes are huge year round but they feel so fresh and new for spring, don't you think? I decided to get a little playful with my look and style two looks with one dress.

For look one I styled the striped mock neck dress with a bold tribal jacket and over-the-knee boots. For look two I removed the coat, but added an A-line denim skirt (my new favorite way to wear layers!)- giving my look a day-time casual feel.  I added a bold orange-red lip to really signify the change of the seasons. Happy Spring everyone, have a wonderful weekend!

Post sponsored by Collectively and Gap Factory! Photography by Julie.