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Last Thursday night I took to the town with a gaggle of girlfriends for Fashion’s Night Out in NYC. We headed first to Saks to get our hair braided by Sally Hershberger salon-ers with Rebecca Minkoff and the Man Repeller (you know how much I like stuff in my hair). Next we headed to the Meatpacking to check out the Shopbop pop-up shop. It was such a crazy party in the streets there, which was so much fun to be a a part of. We ended the night at the Ace Hotel for the Opening Ceremony outdoor carnival and a late night dinner at the superb Breslin restaurant. Such a fun night to be in NYC!

what I wore: vintage 90s Betsey Johnson bias cut dress; Vince Camuto platform heels; vintage Francesco Biasia bucket bag; vintage braided necklace; vintage, BR, F21 & Alexis Bittar bracelets


me, Alicia & Meghan with Rebecca Minkoff (yes, she’s very pregnant, and so so pretty and sweet)

in the Shopbop pop up tent with the caped Alexander Wangs

my beautiful hostess for the week and BFF from high school, Chadé

me and Meghan in the streets of the Meatpacking!

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sands of time


I hear the ancient footsteps like the motion of the sea
Sometimes I turn, there’s someone there, other time it’s only me
I am hanging in the balance of the reality of man
Like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.

-Bob Dylan, ‘Every Grain of Sand’

When living in downtown San Francisco it is so easy to get wrapped up in big city life (skyscrapers, wine bars and speakeasys, 25 unit apartment buildings, no where to park) that you forget that the Pacific Ocean in all of its endless glory is just right there. Sometimes I feel the need to remind myself how beautiful this city really is and take a break from my reality and drive out to Ocean Beach and brave the chill of the ocean air just to put my feet in the sand and hang out with the surfers. xx

dress: buffalo exchange, boots: frye (yes, they’ve been that well loved by me), bag: foley & corinna, sunglasses: kbl eyewear

coachella snapshots

this is the story of a san francisco girl and her friends who travelled to indio, california on a weekend in mid april to attend the coachella valley music festival. it all started with palm trees and ended with sunsets, and there were plenty of accessories and temporary tattoos in between.

 Highlights of the festival included Arcade Fire’s Saturday night show (Glowy Balls! If you haven’t seen the youtube footage of the glowy balls falling from the sky onto the crowd and creating a moving light show, you need to watch it here, and then watch the creation of here). I was lucky enough to be up close in the ball pit for the performance and am still in awe when I watch footage of what it looked like from farther away. The band had such an amazing energy – they were so happy to be there- and they really killed it. My other favorites were the great Mumford & Sons, Robyn’s dance party in the heat of the day, Ellie Goulding, Erykah Badu, Angus & Julia Stone (adorable, and she plays the trumpet!), Ratatat, Cold War Kids, Cut Copy & the enchanting The National. So much amazing music, such beautiful weather (not too hot), all around a glorious time. If you haven’t been to Coachella but have had an inkling to go, I highly recommend it. Plus, if you’re like me, you get to dance a little with Penn Badgley :-).  The temporary tattoos were courtesy of the H&M Conscious tent, which has been transformed into a lush and moist rainforest, a haven from the heat. They handed out tons of water and even had a vanity primping station, thanks H&M!

sunday in the mission

 

I had a near perfect Sunday spent in the eternally sunny (despite chilly) Mission disctrict with my friend Amanda, coffee drinking, brunching, chatting, strolling, vintage shopping (I did very well at my favorite little vintage shop, Painted Bird on 24th& Valencia- finds include a couple of cute sweaters and an oversized  faux snakeskin clutch), and tropical fruit stand trolling (the Mission truly amazes me). Look at those mangoes!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend as well!

p.s. – check out Amanda’s music blog here

what i wore: all business

Yesterday I gave a big presentation at work and wanted to look très professional (and, of course, on trend). I was inspired by all of the street style photography of effortlessly chic girls from New York Fashion Week to rock an all black look on the sunny California fall day.

Here’s what I wore: my new black Gap (Equipment knock-off) silk blouse tucked into a bouclé textured skirt, polka dot sheer tights and black mary jane heels. All business yes, but also, a little bit of fun (see pink friendship bracelets)- I don’t like to look toooo serious as I do work in a creative environment, after all.

And in case you were wondering, I aced the presentation!

strawberry fields forever

One of my favorite summertime treats is fresh strawberry ice cream in a cone in the afternoon.

My hometown has the best, and cutest, little ice cream shop downtown, Mora  (Spanish & Italian for Blackberry). The business was started by a couple from Argentina (which, apparently, has amazing ice cream) and they make all of the ice cream at a creamery nearby using fresh ingredients right off the farm.

When I was home last weekend I simply couldn’t resist. Delicioso!

 

p.s. did you know strawberry ice cream is best enjoyed while wearing strawberry blush and strawberry lipstick?  ❤

top knot-ch

My girlfriend Hilaire showed up to the wedding last weekend sporting one of the biggest hair trends for this summer: the top knot. And I liked it. Not an easy one to pull off, that top-knot…

Trend board below:

who what wear covers the summer hair trend

Lanvin, Marc Jacobs & Nina Ricci send top knots down the runway

top knots seen on Stockholm Street Style

Some would argue that Hilaire’s was more like a top-pretty-ballerina-bun than a knot. But needless to say, not everyone can pull of a bun on top of their head in everyday life (except if you’re Swedish) – and I’d say she looks pretty darn adorable… don’t you agree?

(plus, her outfit’s cute too! – love the layered pearls and the pink lipstick. Well played, my dear).

heart shaped glasses

I woke up this morning and looked out my window only to see an overcast sky, yet again. The weather report on the news says even more days of gloom in San Francisco. Isn’t it August? This weather is making it hard to get out of bed. I wish I had these heart shaped sunglasses like my friend Lindsay to brighten up the days a bit and put a spring in my step. Doesn’t she look cute?


what i wore: backyard bbq

I will admit it here: I am a sundress kind of girl. I pretty much live in them in the summer. I consider them to be an easy, cute, low maintenance entire look. Normally, a sundress would be my go-to attire for a Summer weekend backyard BBQ. But, this past Saturday I decided to mix it up and bit and try something different (ie: separates). I kind of enjoyed it. I kind of enjoyed me in this look…

what I’m wearing: Pin-striped strapless button-through top made out of men’s shirting material (menswear inspired trend!) worn with Gap black Jeggings, Frye clogs (the same ones that appeared here) and my home-made flower fascinator and easy jewelry to add some girly summer flare and top off the look. Cute right?

breton striped

I picked up this Breton striped dress at Gap the other day and brought it out this past weekend, since it was kind of perfectly festive without being obnoxious.  Since it is the ubiquitous Gap, and shockingly affordable at $39.50, I saw many a gal sporting it around the city over the weekend. But I’m okay with that, I like to think I kind of made it all my own.

On our walk home from a jaunt to the Fillmore Jazz Festival for sangria, saxophones and fresh salt water taffy, my girlfriend Aileen and I found a pretty garden tucked in this little neighborhood called Pacific Heights. Maybe you’ve heard of it? A photoshoot was born.

As you can see, to set me apart from the crowd, I chose to jewel-up my striped dress – coral necklace from Anthropologie, turquoise necklace  Banana Republic, gold charm necklace my own creation. P.S. this dress also comes in tee shirt form! It’s on sale, run don’t walk!

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