The “no white after Labor Day” myth is long since dead. I’m just waiting until someone comes out with a cute saying (à la ”winter white”), so we can officially embrace it for fall. “Autumn absence of color”? “Pallid fall”? Yes, pallid fall. That’s it.
September 9, 2013 5 Comments
For the most part I’ve culled my wardrobe down to just a few main color palettes. One of the combos is grays, whites and muted tones. It really makes mixing and matching a lot easier (pairing florals and stripes? no problem!), and just generally makes my closet more functional.
Also, pairing pencil skirts with flats is A-okay if you ask me. Especially if walking is your thing. No shame in that game.
August 11, 2013 5 Comments
I have a hard time resisting clothing made out of that super soft t-shirt material, so it was game over when I tried this jersey number on. A couple weeks ago I popped into Mira Mira (a very cute boutique in the Mission district), bought this dress and wore it right out of the store. Definitely a sign of a new favorite.
July 22, 2013 3 Comments
My summer weekend uniform: Totes and flats and belts and hats. It’s okay to pile it all on when they’re all in similar colors and worn with an LBD. Still simple.
And speaking of simple, my jewelry is getting tinier by the minute. You can sort of see my thin gold bangles but my rings are so itty bitty I didn’t even bother photographing them. If I had a Zoolander-style tiny phone I most certainly would have shot them, because that would have made for an amazing photo opp, if you ask me. Until then.
July 8, 2013 5 Comments
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