Monday, November 20, 2017

my style: san sebastian

Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain
Brahmin leather satchel, grey beret, fall berry lipstick, Colour Pop, hoop earrings, red floral dres, San Sebastian, Spain



Red has always been a favorite around these parts, ESPECIALLY with the holiday season 'round the corner. I seem to want to wear all the cherry red colors now more than ever. In early October I wore this look in Spain when we were visiting San Sebastian — otherwise known as Basque country. 

What colors are you obsessed with right now?

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

my style: Madrid

madrid street style, overalls, madewell overalls, blazer, yellow aviator glasses, beretmadrid street style, overalls, madewell overalls, blazer, yellow aviator glasses, beretmadrid street style, overalls, madewell overalls, blazer, yellow aviator glasses, beretmadrid street style, overalls, madewell overalls, blazer, yellow aviator glasses, beret
madrid street style, overalls, madewell overalls, blazer, yellow aviator glasses, beret
{Blazer | Overalls | Sneakers | Beret | Glasses | Handbag}


Madrid was the first city we visited when we went away for three weeks in October and it was absolutely lovely. We experienced a warm spell and felt a lingering summer heat in the air and a carefree Spanish lifestyle all week we were there. The food and wine selection was delicious, the tapas lifestyle is one of my favorites and the live music was EVERYTHING. Madrid is one place we can absoultely see outselves moving to. How about you- if you could move anywhere where would you go?

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

cascade ruffle skirt

Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
Banana Republic maxi ruffle skirt, box basket bag, brown lip color for fall, cozy and chic fall look, chic fall style, street style
{Sweater | Skirt | Heels | Bag | Lip color}

This skirt is giving me all the extra fall feels. It really is perfect. The color, the excess in ruffles and length, and that dreamy mermaid fishtail silhouette! Pretty much all the reasons my husband thinks I overdress for all occasions. ;)

What do you ladies think? Too much or just right? If it's your cup of tea, it's on major sale right this way!

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

my fragrance: Angel Etoile des Rêves

Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
 Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
 Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat, DVF coin purse
Angel Mugler, Thierry Mugler Angel, Banana Republic, Satin Burnt Orange Blazer, Baker Boy hat
{Blazer | Denim | Pumps | Purse | Cap from Madrid | Fragrance}

Angel has been my scent for years, it was one of the first presents my husband gave me. It's glamorous and intriguing scent has always struck a note with me. When The Angel Etoile des Rêves eau de parfum and perfumed candle made their way to my mailbox I was so curious to see how it would compare to my Angel. Turns out this version is the nighttime reinterpretation of Angel, MUGLER's iconic and bewitching fragrance, definitely a more seductive and intriguing version for a special night out, or night in, depending on your mood. 

As the weather gets chillier and holiday season is on my mind this parfum and candle will be my go-to pre-event ritual. I anticipate long and luxurious getting ready sessions. The scent has the loveliest mix of mandarin, praline and red fruit, patchouli/vanilla, and delicate white musk. I've fallen in love all over again, Thierry Mugler you've done it again.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

shooting with FarFetch and Templerley London

Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
Temperley London, FarFetch, gold boots, designer dress, fall style
{Dress | Boots}
Several weeks ago I was asked along with a small group of local Bay Area bloggers to participate in a shoot for the FarFetch homepage! It was pretty surreal, I've never been asked to be on a homepage of a site I admire, let alone in a gorgeous dress that I could only dream of purchasing. This silky dress I'm wearing above is a gorgeous blend of glamour and everyday chic, tiny hand-beaded sparrows freckle the dress, sheer ruffle sleeves and an neckline elegantly glide whenever the wind picked up, and the most beautiful frosty mint-blue shade made this dress 100% perfect.

Farfetch interviewed me post-shoot and here is the link to if you wanted to check out the full post, but I also posted it below for your reading pleasure...

Describe your style in 3 words.‘Always-evolving, chic, prints.’

Tell us about your look today.‘I’m wearing the Sparrow dress in a muted frost shade - it’s a look on its own so I’ve kept the focus on the dress. I’ve really injected my "Allergic to Vanilla" personality into the look with my shoes, pairing this romantic dress with a pair of metallic-gold stiletto boots and tonal hoops to play with the gold theme.’

How will you work these pieces into your everyday wardrobe? ‘I'm obsessed with all the ruffles so I definitely need more! I'd say pairing the romantic pieces with more structured modern items makes for the perfect current look.’

What’s the one wardrobe staple you can’t live without?‘Blazers- they polish any look even when I'm not looking for it, but who doesn't need polish in their life?’

Photography by Avery D'Alessandro 

Friday, September 29, 2017

calistoga // axr winery

axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
 axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
 axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,
axr winery, calistoga wine tasting room, striped off the shoulder dress, wine tasting in calistoga, satin marigold slides, straw fedora, transitional dressing,

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of checking out the new axr tasting room in Calistoga- it was the day of my birthday, the final day of our wine weekend trip and after that last taste, it was time to go home. Imagine my surprise when the best wine I've had all weekend was on the last day at the last location! And not only was it the best wine but it was the best tasting experience. Their sommelier took the time to explain the history of the property and how it was all the rage during the era of prohibition, potentially haunted and the ghosts of the past pop up every so often, all while pouring copious amounts of wine to us and feeding us Ruffles topped with sharp shredded cheese. To say I was impressed was an understatement. You must try this location out if you are in Calistoga, it is truly a gem in the rough, ask for David and tell him I said hi!

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