Tuesday, January 30, 2018

keepsake top//houndstooth coat

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

bailey 44 lace dress// what I'm drinking

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The holidays have come and gone, but this dress stays on my mind. I wore this dress at least once a week in December to happy hours, work parties, get-togethers, and it always elicited the same response -- I love it, who makes it? This little number is the most comfortable chic dress you will ever see. The lace was not restricting at all, the ruffles near the bottom made the dress very flattering, and the length was just right to show off a little leg.

This weekend I'm heading up to wine country to celebrate my guy's birthday weekend! You guys know how I feel about wine-- so it feels a little like it's my birthday too. Speaking of wine, I wanted to share one I've been drinking lately. Bluxome Street Winery is a boutique winery in the SOMA district of San Francisco, where wine-making began according to Bluxome

Red wine is my absolute favorite type of wine, probably because San Francisco is always so cold (according to me) so when Bluxome offered to send me some of their reds I was very excited. I got to try a few of their Russian River Valley Pinots from the Belinard and Hurst Vineyards -- and the 2013 Balinard Vineyard was the best in my opinion. I paired the Balinard vintage with a lovely meal of spaghetti and meatballs from Giovanni's and it was the perfect pairing!

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Total Refresh in Clarins SOS masks

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I am always adding new skin care products and regimes in my nightly routine. The last few years I've been hyper-conscious of taking better care of my skin and pampering it with the right products. Once a week, post-work downtime (glass of wine in hand) I'll put on a mask while I get some work in or catch up on The Crown. I'm a big fan of all kinds of masks -- clay masks, peel masks, charcoal mask, sheet masks-- you name it, and I've tried it. So when Clarins reached out and asked if I wanted to try their latest mask product you better believe I didn't even hesitate.

Clarins has three masks in their skincare lineup- Hydra, Pure, and Comfort. So no matter what kind of TLC your skin needs, Clarins has you covered. I ended up trying the SOS Hydra since I felt my skin was super dry and needed a pep this Winter season. This super-rich mask was just what I needed! The most interesting part of this mask was that you don't just wash it off like other masks, you soak a cotton pad in lotion and then wipe off the mask with that! I love getting that extra dose of moisture in. I will be enjoying a Hydra mask later this week, tune into my instastories to get real-time details.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Keur Paris "He's Mine" Tee

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{Sherpa coat | He's Mine Tee c/o Le Point | Denim | Oxfords c/o Two 24 | Hat | Highlighter c/o YSL}

It's a month away from Valentine's Day, and I'm getting in the mood. I found the chicest tee to profess my love a few weeks ago at Le Point — a well-curated boutique here in San Francisco. The tee originally comes from a French company called Keur Paris. The material is incredibly soft, and I see why it's worth the price, mine has a "he's mine" hand-stitched note embroidered within a heart, but the company does custom phrases like "T'es ou bb?", "mon amour," or "filet mignon." I dig the oversized fit of the tee tucked into a pair of high waisted light wash denim. I wanted the look to feel like elevated weekend wear, so I threw on a cozy sherpa coat with leather buckles, a baker boy hat, loads of gold jewelry (per usual) and my beautiful shoelace-less oxfords. 

Where I'd actually wear this look: the coffee shop to get some work done on a Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

COS press trip to see the new Spring Collection

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A few months ago the COS team invited me out to Los Angeles to view their new Spring collection and attend a press preview! To say I was impressed was an understatement, the COS team pulled out all the stops and made my stay, and my experience with the brand a memorable one. 

It was a quick 24 hour trip but an unforgettable one. Read along for the breakdown of my press preview with COS:

Day 1: The Arrival
After flying into LAX, I found a driver waiting for me, with a sign and all!, to shuttle me off to the Chamberlain, in Beverly Hills, for the evening. I had a Gigi Hadid moment and realized a driver waiting for me at every airport could have been my life, but my mom isn't Yolanda, alas I went with it and enjoyed the 30-minute drive in my spacious luxe suburban with tinted windows, fully stocked with bottled water, mints and hand sanitizer. I mean, what else does a girl need, right?

Driving past chic neighborhoods, and endless palm trees lining the streets I finally found myself at destination number one that evening — The Chamberlain — my humble abode for the evening. It was a Hollywood dream, the checkerboard floors, deco vibes scattered in the lobby, mirrors splashed everywhere. It was perfect. I checked in to find I was upgraded and moved to a bigger suite! In my suite, the COS team left a little welcome gift (pictured directly above), so I knew I was in for a treat the next 24 hours.

I was on a bit of time crunch since we had dinner reservations and had a whole five minutes to get out of my airport OOTD and into a fab LA look for a night out with some very fancy people. Oh dear. Well, it took me a whole seven minutes, but I made it! We arrived at Ysabel, our dining establishment for the evening, and it was just so chic. The decor, the endless amounts of food, the top-shelf tequila, the great conversation with some very fabulous people. Slowly but surely LA was trying to win me over. 

Day 2: Press Day 
After a relaxing night sleep in a King sized bed I woke up, and while room service sounded fab, I wanted to explore the hotel, so I went downstairs and had breakfast in the restaurant while sneaking in a little work. 

Around noon a driver came to pick me up and off, we went to the Beverly Hill COS store! I always go into a COS store when I'm abroad but I've never been to one stateside, so I was pretty excited to experience it finally. The COS team welcomed us with open arms and allowed us to tour the store, shop the floor, and the most unique part-- view the not-yet-released Spring collection. I was dying; I wanted everything. My usual un-minimal aesthetic went out the window, and all I seemed to want was navy topcoats and black cashmere. Everything was so gorgeous! If you have been watching my Insta Stories, you've seen my navy double-breasted COS topcoat which I most definitely wear at least once a week. I also picked out another kimono style coat, a slouchy yet chic turtleneck dress, and a sharp navy button-down dress; somehow I wasn't thinking about how to fit all these extra into an overhead bag. I think the thought process was more along the lines of how can I get this whole store home with me. :) But, I digress, back to the collection, it was full of texture, softer shades, and the dramatic shape that COS is known for! You need to get yourself to the site or find a store and check it out for yourself. Pro-tip: do yourself a favor and treat yourself with the olive one shoulder two-piece swimsuit. Oww Oww. 

I'm in love. COS you've found yet another forever fan in me. Thanks for spoiling me and really letting me embody your brand the LA way.

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Monday, January 8, 2018

saylor allyson dress

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Dressing up, for the most part, has always been in my nature. Except for the week or so between Christmas and New Years - I didn't know what day it was, what time it was, or what I should be doing — so cozy sweatpants seemed very reasonable for about eight days during that time. Now it's back to the grind and back to normalcy, feeling chic and dressing up feels right to me, so the look above is very much a moment! This sheer dress with stunning embroidered roses is fab, and it's easily a look to dress up or down.

I borrowed this dress from my Rent the Runway unlimited subscription. My subscription allows me to rent up to four items anytime and I choose this Saylor dress for one of my selects. I picked this one because, hello, one it's fabulous, and two I figured I'd wear it to holiday parties or for our NYE festivities, but I didn't do either. I just wore it to work. ;) Don't worry I didn't look like I did above, I went casual with a pair of red booties (from this post), hair slicked down, no red lips and no faux fur -- I did, however, wear a leather moto jacket which made me feel badass in this feminine number. Long story short, don't not wear the dress, wear the dress even if it's just to work for an average Tuesday. 

The End.

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Photography by Jessica Monroy