I’m totally on board with the baggy, destroyed ’90s jeans movement — glad they’ve continued to stick around for the past few seasons now. Just about any time super comfy clothes are made new again, I’m happy to give them a whirl. (Pajama pants trend, don’t you go leaving us soon, either.)
Plus, I tend to wear classic colors and tailored tops and blazers anyway, so ultra-casual pants are a nice way to shake things up.
March 28, 2013 11 Comments
It’s been a fun, full weekend. Saturday was a shoot with Sweet & Spark, an awesome new Bay Area-based vintage jewelry store run by Jillian Bremer, a Gap alum. I liked the store’s pieces online and was even more impressed in person. Jillian has a great eye for classic but modern styles, and I left with a few delicate bracelets I haven’t taken off since.
Sunday I helped throw a baby shower (my first!). Amazing people, fun games (including guess the celeb baby), yummy homemade food, and fiesta-themed decor. Baby shower success, I’d say.
Still catching up on the Oscars and fashion. Initial observation — Helen Hunt is beyond dominating the news with her H&M number. Nicely done, Helen Hunt PR team.
February 24, 2013 11 Comments
The holidays are well over, but it’s still cold out (in some parts of the country, anyway) so I’m wearing my winter metallics while I can. The pale gold pants, silky top and bright gold accents are subtle enough that I get my glimmer without looking like a disco ball.
February 11, 2013 4 Comments
The easy way to mix prints: Wearing contrasting pieces that share the same color palette. I always love black and white since it’s such a sleek, classic combination and the hues are versatile enough to pair with the rest of your wardrobe. Plus, printed denim is just fun. Hello, fancy pants.
February 4, 2013 4 Comments
Kristen, Krystal, yours truly, Julia and Anne were among the ladies strutting our stuff on the runway.
It was at year two of The Lab Event, a bridal fair in Sonoma that combines a bunch of top-notch Wine Country and Bay Area-based wedding vendors all in one place. (You may perhaps remember year one?) The result basically feels like a real-life Pinterest board, as evidenced above by the copious glitter and gorgeous table settings.
It was a fun evening (kinda felt like a party!), and since we arrived early to get prepped, I had plenty of QT hanging out with some fellow blogger friends. And the decor — que romántico, no?
January 22, 2013 4 Comments
As part of our yearly winter tradition to leave the sensible weather of S.F. and head back into the cold to visit our family (that’s love!), I’m in Toronto right now with my side and we’ll head over to New York in a couple days to spend New Year’s Eve with Chris’s family. Hope you’re having a very happy holidays!
December 27, 2012 6 Comments
You know this awesome M. Brûlée bracelet from Bevel Trunk Shows? We’re giving it away!
It’s easy to enter the giveaway:
Step 1. Click below to “like” both Like Fresh Laundry and Bevel Trunk Shows.
Step 2. Comment on this post, and don’t forget to leave your email so I know how to reach you if you win.
Step 3. Optional: for an extra entry, tweet the following:
I want to win this designer bracelet from @LikeFresh and @BevelTrunkShows! To enter, RT and visit http://bit.ly/Y12t9F
Maximum of one extra entry per person. Contest only runs until Friday, Dec. 28th at midnight, so get on it! I’ll randomly select the winner.
December 23, 2012 6 Comments
Aritzia army jacket, Zara pants, tee c/o Pickwick & Weller, borrowed M. Brulee cuff bracelet from Bevel Trunk Shows (sign up with no wait list with code SF30), Coach bag
Finding modern, high-quality jewelry that isn’t what everyone else is wearing can be a tough task, but online trunk show Bevel nails it. The pieces are totally unique and made to order from up-and-coming artists. And a little tip — the site just launched recently, so it’s stocked with all kinds of awesome pieces, (like the sweet woven leather cuff I’m wearing in this outfit). Great time to shop.
You can skip the wait list and be among the first in line to check out all the items when you sign up with code SF30.
December 21, 2012 1 Comment
J. Crew sweater (other colors here), tee c/o Pickwick & Weller (already a favorite), Funktional sequin shorts (similar here in purple), Merona tights, Maya Brenner necklace (c/o), Belle by Sigerson Morrison cap-toe loafers (similar here), Hayden-Harnett clutch
It isn’t the holidays until the sequins start to come out. So now I can cross casual sequins-wearing, persimmon-eating, ugly sweater party-going and listening to Bieber and Boyz II Men Christmas jams off my list. Up next: Buying a tree. And spending ungodly sums of money on airline tickets to visit family. My yearly Xmas bucket list is almost complete.
December 9, 2012 2 Comments
It’s early December, officially full-on gift-hunting season. Around this time of year I’m on the prowl for cute items for loved ones. And when I find truly stellar stuff, that’s when I get naughty and end up buying them for myself, too.
Chief offender this year – Cuyana.com. The items are simple and chic, a golden combo for gifting. Fun bonus: They’re sustainably sourced from countries around the globe. I’m excited to share my personal gift picks (alongside suggestions from some stylish fellow fashion and design bloggers) over on their site.
December 7, 2012 1 Comment