ray of light

H&M dress, vintage scarf, Vince Camuto heels, vintage, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Stella & Dot necklaces, vintage & BR rings, NARS ‘Funny Face’ lipstick

Necklace Palooza on a beautiful sun-drenched Saturday in Duboce Park here in SF ♥

Photography by Sarah Deragon

valentine’s day party outtakes

Happy Monday all! If you haven’t already seen my latest Glitter Guide post on hosting a Valentine’s Day party for girlfriends, head on over and check it out now. We had so much fun putting together this party at my apartment, something in line with the manicure tea party we had done last summer. Except for this time, we brought in the alcohol. I couldn’t resist concocting up a signature ‘Lady Love’ cocktail for the event. I think I may have a third career in mixology.

Sharing with you here  some behind the scenes shots I took and my pink and red outfit details!




Graham & Spencer pink top, BR FS red skirt (similar here), Topshop earrings (sim here), BR orange enamel necklace, F21 long gold necklaces


The ‘Lady Love’ cocktail:

Ingredients:
*2/3 cup Pink Sparkling Rosé
*1/3 cup Club soda
*15 mL Vodka
*15 mL Elderflower liqueur (such as St. Germain)
*Fresh or frozen berries

Pour berries into the bottom of the glasses. In a cocktail shaker, mix the vodka and the elderflower liqueur with ice. Pour liqueur mix into glasses and top off with equal parts club soda and sparkling Rosé

 ‘Girls’ Night In’ Goodie Bags

I filled the bottom of cellophane bags (available at party stores or Paper Source) with candy and then added mini airplane-sized bottles of vodka and St. Germain elderflower liquer (available at BevMo), a cocktail jigger (fancier shot glass- I bought these at Crate & Barrel) and a pair of pink Hanky Panky lace undies I tied with a ribbon). I tied each bag with red and white striped twine and made personalized Valentine name cards with a Glitter pen and heart stickers (all bought at Paper Source).

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This shoot was truly a giant group effort to make it all perfect, and one of the best parts was getting to meet and work with both Amanda of One True Love Vintage Rentals  (check out her site, such an awesome and fun business she has created) and Jacin of Lovely Little Details (her glitterifying and flower skills are enviable), who styled the event with me. Both talented and creative creative ladies. And special thanks to the gorgeous Priscilla Francine for doing our makeup and my dear girlfriends Heather and Sara for being my guests! And of course, Miss blondie Glitter Guide herself, thanks for bringing us together, having us on GG and being such a lovely party guest, Taylor! I hope we have inspired some of you to throw a party (bridal shower, birthday party) for you and your girlfriends. xx

Here is all of the information on how to create the party step by step yourself

once more, with feeling

Gap tee, Alexander Wang knit skirt (similar here), Frye boots, vintage stole & clutch, M by MJ watch, NARS lipstick in ‘Funny Face’

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more yellow? more wear out of this vintage fur? yes please!

winter florals

with spring still officially a couple of months away, I am dreaming of winter florals…  on clothing, on walls.

*paper crown floral skirt, tear from domino magazine

before sundown

Anthropologie blazer (similar here), vintage fur stole (similar here), Gap skirt, American Apparel tank, Urban Outfitters shoes, Rebecca Minkoff clutch

I had one of those glorious weekends that felt like the perfect combination of  relaxation, getting things done and fun with friends. On Saturday evening I attended an intimate rooftop cocktail and dinner party in honor of a friends birthday (it’s practically summer here in SF) in this outfit. It felt like the perfect combination of relaxed and glamorous, which is exactly the way I wanted to look and feel on an evening that ended with everyone lounging in the living room carpet with bottles of wine. Plus, you know how I feel about bright pink ♥

Hope you all had similarly lovely weekends! Viva la Indian Winter.

lemon aide

H&M sweater (also seen here), Old Navy skirt, Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch, Gap heels, Ray Ban sunglasses, NARS lip pencil ‘Dragon Girl’

A dash of lemon yellow adds just the right amount of optimism to a January ensemble ♥ How adorable is this Old Navy striped midi skirt (came with a belt, and I removed it). A total score .

Happy Happy Friday everyone! Thanks for all of your kind words about my Glitter Guide ‘How To’ feature! I am so glad you all liked it and found it helpful! I am to please afterall!

layer on

Did you see my post on the Glitter Guide today on how to layer multiple necklaces? I was so thrilled to put it together because layering necklaces up is something of a life passion of mine. And I take it very seriously. Like art form seriously. uh huh. You’ve seen these all before but here’s a recap of my favorite layered looks from this blog.

I hope the GG post inspires you to layer your necklaces up to create a cool and unique look! Please tweet for facebook me images so I can see your look! ♥♥

working girl

H&M dress (similar here), Sanctuary vest, BR Karlie briefcase bag, Frye boots, Chan Luu & c/o Baublebar bracelets, Topshop earrings

Give me a briefcase-esque bag and a tie front shirt dress and suddenly I feel all professional. Of course, I must funk it up with some faux fur, because that’s just who I am.

“You can bend the rules plenty once you get to the top, but not while you’re trying to get there. And if you’re someone like me, you can’t get there without bending the rules.” -Tess McGill, Working Girl 1988

we’ll always have paris

Anthropologie blazer, Opening Ceremony tee, Madewell jeans, Vince Camuto heels, America Apparel purple clutch, vintage and c/o Sears necklaces, Topshop earrings

“But what about us?” “We’ll always have Paris….” -Casablanca (daily dose of Bogart and Bergman here, you must watch, for me)

organic gemstones

clockwise from top center:   Jamie Jewelry Agate PendentChan Luu Agate Pendant, Agate Bookends from royaleminerals.com, Alexis Bittar Chrysophase Ring,  Adina Mills Amethyst RingMax & Chloe Blue Agate Shield Cuff, River Island Large Agate Ring

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Lately I have been more than a little obsessed with all kinds of organic looking gemstones – agate, quartz, chrysophase, you name it. I am drawn to their gorgeous colors and their natural and beautiful imperfect-ness. I am even convinced of their metaphysical healing powers. It’s the Stevie Nicks in me I guess. I am thinking of hitting up the bead store this weekend and create something resembling the Chan Luu multi pendant necklace and I have to have one of these rings. Gorgeous, yes?

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