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

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!

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!

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?

sass in boots

BR Sweater dress, J. Crew belt, Elizabeth & James boots, Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch, Alexis Bittar pink bracelet & Marc by Marc Jacobs watch

This is one of those outfits I threw on it a rush out the door in the morning. All black and a simple sophisticated dress is my go-to for mornings like these, and this time I decided to throw in a little P.O.C. (that’s pop of color for those not in the know) neon pink and my new to me (consignment steal!) Elizabeth & James serious made-for-walkin’ boots. This simple look ended up being a total hit at the office, with ‘Sass’ becoming my nickname for the day. I think it was the boots…

Happy Weekend!

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shearling darling

Aritzia sweater, Trouve skirt, Sanctuary vest, Frye boots, House of Harlow sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff MAC Clutch

This faux shearling vest has quickly become a go-to for me lately as it is soooo cozy and warm, I literally have been throwing it over EVERYTHING. And since it has been so nice here lately, I can wear it pretty much as outerwear for a midday coffee run. perfect.

wild at heart

I am so obsessed with Isabel Lucas’ cover spread in December’s Australian Vogue photographed in the Kalahari desert.  It’s pretty much my idea of Resort fashion spread heaven. I have a soft spot in my heart for the African landscape plus that eclectic tribal chic wardrobe is so right up my alley. It all makes me want to take to the desert for a long escape from winter vacay immediately. Can someone please get me some bronzer, a load of hair bleach and dark eyebrow pencil? Isabel, you’re killing this look. Swoon.

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