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.

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ocean sunset

I awoke on Saturday morning to the sun streaming in my windows and with a sudden urge to visit the ocean.  Cue afternoon trip to the outer sunset with best friend to visit some of these places and watch the sun set over the Pacific. It was one of those days that made me fall in love with SF all over again.

Yes, I promise, the sunset was this amazing, oscillating between purples and pinks and rich oranges and red as you looked from left to right across the horizon. Incredible. And aren’t the succulents in the backyard of  General Store adorable? I love me some succulents.

lavender sunset


skirt: Anthropologie, top: Madewell, sweater: c/o Sears, purse: Carlos Falchi for Target, boots: Frye, Necklaces: Stella & Dot, JCrew, vintage

I’m finding all kinds of new ways to wear my favorite Summer maxi skirts (this one I wore in NYC with a tank in 90 degree heat- seen here) as we head into winter. Can you believe how dark it is getting so early? When taking these pictures my photographer and I literally experienced the sun setting on us in a span of 20 minutes in what seemed like the afternoon. Winter, she comes…even in California.

daydreaming in san francisco

At least every couple of months I like to take a lazy Sunday when I have no other plans, grab a friend and just walk around San Francisco a bit in a state of daydream, taking pictures of things that inspire me. It reminds me of how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful city (and why my rent is so high) with so many cool and interesting neighborhoods, shops and restaurants.  Being appreciative is always a good thing, as is getting inspired by the beauty around you. And I know this DVN quote has been making its rounds in the blog world, but I just couldn’t resist incorporating it in this post because I love it and its message so much. The world would be such a more boring place without a little imagination, right?

*all photographs by me

tourist season


A sunny Saturday in San Francisco:

Stroll through the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. Vintage Shopping in the Haight. The Mission Dolores.

last photo: My vintage scores from Wasteland in the Haight (outfit posts to come!)

p.s. exciting news! I’ll be in New York City for Fashion Week next week! Yay! There will be lots of fun reporting back on the blog don’t you worry! xx

I also hope to see and meet some of you other bloggers there!

giveaway!

I’m into my hair. I think you’re into your hair too. And we all know pretty hair can cost a pretty penny. Thus, I am very happy to offer you here, (SF) friends, a giveaway for a free hair do sesh at Fringe salon in Hayes Valley, San Francisco (my original stomping grounds when I first moved to the city) that includes partial highlights, a haircut and a deep conditioning mask – a $225 value! This giveaway comes courtesy of daily deal site ‘BuyWithMe’ and Fringe Salon, of course. BuyWithMe is currently offering this as a deal for $110 through tomorrow here (chh-chh-check it out), however they have kindly offered me a voucher for you guys for free! wahhooo!!

To enter giveaway, please kindly:

1. ‘Like’ BuyWithMe San Francisco on facebook

2. Write in the comments section below your name and contact info after you have ‘liked’

3. For an extra entry, follow me on twitter and tweet this giveaway to your followers (don’t forget to @ me!)!

This giveaway will run through 5pm (PST) on Monday, August 22nd, at which time I will be choosing a winner at random. Good Luck!

p.s. I am sorry to leave out my non-SF readers with this giveaway (I know there are a ton of you!). Next one will for sure be more global! Thanks always for reading xx

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outside lands!

This is weekend I had the ultimate pleasure of spending 3 beautiful sun shiny and clear skyed days in Golden Gate Park listening to some great live music and hanging out with good friends at the Outside Lands music festival here in SF. I swear, there’s nothing better on a summer weekend. Some of acts we saw: Ellie Goulding, Bob Schneider, OK Go, Muse, Black Keys, Sia, Erykah Badu, Josh Ritter, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Beirut (pictured above, 2nd from bottom), and of course, my favorite, Arcade Fire (last picture above).

Now I’m busy spending the week catching up on sleep and doing my life errands- grocery shopping, laundry- all the while wishing I was back laying barefoot on a blanket on the grass at the park with friends, listening to some guitar strings and drum solos…

damsel in distress


Happy Friday! Hope you’re all planning on getting out and painting the town red like I am this weekend!

xx, Tara

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blouse: gap, jeans: jbrand via gilt, clutch: american apparel, necklace: sequin, shoes: coconuts, lipstick: revlon orange flip, nail polish: butter london ‘HRH’

crop town



cropped drawstring sweater: all saints, dress: my tribe, shoes: big buddah, belt: gap, necklace: all saints, sunglasses: ray ban

reflections





i know what you are thinking: why is she wearing a big scarf in the middle of july? people, its san francisco, there’s freaking fog!

arm party on both arms! why not??!!

smooches!

 

dress: BR fact stores, scarf: anthropologie, purse: rebecca minkoff, shoes: kork ease

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