Wednesday, March 28, 2018

St. Supery Tour a la French Vibes

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St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
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St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
 St. Supery St. Helena, St. Supery winery, french vibes, french girl vibes, red beret, red lipstick, St. Helena, wine tour in wine country, Napa Valley, St. Supery Malbec, Ganni mohair sweater, Mejuri necklace
{Sweater gifted | Denim | Bag | Shoes | Beret | Long necklace gifted | Short necklace gifted | Hoop earrings gifted | Lipstick}

While I didn't necessarily plan it, the vibes are very much French city chic today. It's most likely the red beret and red lip.  I've noticed from a few European bloggers I love to follow that no matter the season they throw in a little straw bag when the weather is still cold. I just might have to follow this practice to breathe new life into that transitional weather wardrobe. 

Also, what's more, French than red wine and cheese?! This weekend I visited the beautiful St. Supery winery in St. Helena. The team welcomed me onto the premises for an informative and yummy wine and cheese pairing. We started off with a cone of truffled popcorn and crisp white wine to start the day. Then we were whisked off to see the private art collection on the top floor -- it's not usually part of the tour unless you reserve the private rooms, so it was really nice to see this exclusive part of the winery. Afterward, we were treated to a big plate of Manchego and another hard cheese with a coffee rind that was absolutely incredible paired with a flight of big red wines. Fun fact about me, I love big red wines, they are my go-to beverage when I'm out on the town. We finished our last few sips out on the sunny patio, purchased a bottle of the Malbec and said au revoir to our new friends at St. Supery

Big thanks to St. Supery for hosting us!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

The Winter to Spring Outfit Transition

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pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
pastels for spring, plaid for spring, wicker basket bag, ruffle top, light wash denim, curly hair styles, what to wear this spring
{Coat | Denim | Top | Loafers | Sunglasses | Bag (another good one!)} 



Transitioning between seasons can be tough, on Instagram it's all pretty pastels, mini ruffled frocks, and sweet little basket bags -- but this is real life so let's dish on how to actually transition from Winter to Spring. It's still cold, and still raining around these parts, Spring showers, ya know? There is no way you'll actually catch me baring un-tanned, goose-bumpy skin until the weather starts cooperating, so until then let's figure this dress code out and work with what we got, am I right? 

Keep those layers. While Spring is officially here, it won't feel like it for awhile so don't put those knits, coats or turtlenecks in storage just yet. I wore this coat all winter long, the lighter hue of the plaid makes it the perfect outwear layer to wear over lighter materials and a plethora of sunnier shades. Keep your layers close, and you won't be surprised when those Spring showers hit!

Bring in some lighter shades. It goes without saying, but the easiest way to bring this new season into your wardrobe is lighter and brighter colors. Sweet pastels shades are my preference, like mint, yellow, pink and periwinkle. If you don't feel like donning a five-year-old's Easter Sunday wardrobe go the texture route -- eyelet, ruffles, and light wash denim. Accessories or nail polish for the commitment-phobes are also a great way to incorporate new life into your wardrobe this season like I did with a baby blue hue. 

Footwear. If it's not raining or snowing shoes allow me to dip my toes into the proverbial pool if you will. The backless mules I'm wearing above are the definition of transitional-gear, business in the front and party in the back. Also, the vivid white shade screams "I'm ready for some sunshine and rosé-filled days."

Accessorize. Basket bags, wicker totes, colorful headwraps, chunky gold earrings, and light pink gloss are on my mind this Spring. 

What's on your list this Spring?

Monday, March 19, 2018

Playing dress-up: Monique Lhuillier at Francis Ford Coppola

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Late last year Rent the Runway reached out and offered to let me play dress up for three months in their eternally chic and never-ending closet. I, of course, jumped at the chance, in fact, those are my favorite kinds of emails as you can imagine. This meant no "it-item" or floor length ball gown was safe, and I was truly ready to test drive all the items I've been eying in every glam editorial spread. 

This Monique Lhuillier floor-length ruffled floral tulle gown was calling my 'allergic to vanilla' name, and just what I needed to wear for a weekend away in wine country. It was perfectly fitted to frolic around the Francis Ford Coppola and Dutcher Crossing winery grounds in.  To sum up, we drank, we twirled and felt oh-so-glam while doing so. 

Big thanks to Rent The Runway for letting me play dress up!

Friday, March 9, 2018

le parisien sweatshirt // maison kitsuné

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le parisien sweatshirt, maison kitsuné, farfetch, european brand, cool chick style, cool girl style, baker boy hat, orange lipstick, san francisco street style
{Sweatshirt gifted | Denim | Bag gifted | Sneakers | Hat | Moto jacket}


 I recently partnered with Farfetch to showcase this beautiful Maison Kitsuné jumper. I feel so European when I call a sweatshirt a "jumper". So here I am featuring this gorgeous jumper in the middle of bustling Chinatown. I also did an interview with Farfetch, check out my thoughts below and the spread here:

Describe your style in 3 words Colorful, Stylish, Unexpected 

What’s your everyday uniform? Layers! A cool coat or blazer, skinny denim and comfortable flats. 

What’s the style vibe in your city? It's comfort over fashion for the most part. Cool, uncomplicated and casual. 

What are your style tips for wearing a logo knit? Have fun with it! Just because it's a logo jumper doesn't mean denim only, you can try a skirt, or overalls to mix it up.

How important is it to you to keep a sense of humour in dressing? Humour and personality are key when dressing for me. Style is so personal for me. I choose to feel an emotion and evoke a persona when I select what I wear each morning.  

What’s the meaning behind the slogan you’re wearing? Parisene-- for me it means an aspirational/inspirational lifestyle. Paris is one of my favorite places, it holds great memories. 

If you were to design your own slogan sweater/tee what would it say? Work hard and be nice. 

If your style were a film, what would it be? If it was summer-- The Talented Mr. Ripley for my slight obsession with Italian Summers and how to dress for them.  For any other time of the year, The Devil Wears Prada because Andy Sachs was always switching it up, and that is me everyday 

What’s on your Farfetch wishlist? Anine Bing boots, Valentino Tango heels, and all the Self-Portrait.

 Post in partnership with Farfetch