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
It’s that magical time of year when the bags I’ve been eying all year are finally on sale. I just made my first-ever major purse purchase this weekend and since then, I’ve been seeing so many of the year’s IT bags get marked down at long last. They’re still certainly an investment, but they only seem to stay on sale a couple of days, max — before they sell out. So if you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on one of these glorious, highly-coveted carry-alls, now’s the time!
November 28, 2012 3 Comments
J. Crew Tippi Dot Sweater (sold out — similar here), Madewell Western Jean Shirt, Asos bowler bag (sold out — similar here and here), 7 for All Mankind Gwenevere double-knit pants, Loeffler Randall rainboots (maybe, I got them on eBay) — similar here and here
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It started sprinkling the week beforehand in S.F., so I had the chance to break out my Big Bird boots. They keep out the rain but consequently also make my feet feel clammy. On the other hand, though, they’re also very yellow (go ahead, I dare you to find a more yellow pair), so I’d say they still certainly come out on top.
November 26, 2012 2 Comments
Sporting some comfy denim on denim to ease myself back into the work week. I often find button downs to blousy or boxy, but not so with this shirt. It’s so soft, and the shrunken fit makes it a little more tailored, too.
November 5, 2012 5 Comments
I mean, seriously — how cute is the online shop (and local S.F. boutique) Chloe Rose?! Some of you may have seen my tweets (@LikeFresh) about the shop’s Delightfully Chic Pinterest campaign, where you could win a $500 gift card if you create a board on Pinterest called “Delightfully Chic Fall”, use hashtag #delightfullychic for each image and include at least 3 Chloe Rose items.
That ended on 10/30, but if you entered, be sure to leave a comment below or drop me a note by Friday, 11/2 with a link to your Pinboard so we can include it among the entries.
And check out my own Delightfully Chic Fall Pinterest board here!
November 2, 2012 No Comments
Happy (almost) Halloween! Since the actual day falls on a Wednesday this year, all my costume parties were this weekend so I feel like the big day has already passed.
I went to a sweet “Be Your Own Beyoncé” party this weekend, which was even more amazing than I had hoped — and I came away with the highest honor of “Best in Beyoncé”. Proud moment? Oh yeah. Once again, for the third year in a row, I didn’t take many photos of my outfit. (When will I ever learn?) But suffice it to say I looked as much as physically possible like this ensemble from the music vid for “Party”. You can see a little glimpse on instagram.
October 28, 2012 4 Comments
This weekend Chris and I took an impromptu trip to Pacifica, right on the coast south of San Francisco. We hung out on the beach, had root beer floats and fish sandwiches by the water at Sam’s Chowder House and generally saw some pretty scenic views — I actually saw a seagull land on the old retro sign for the Sea Breeze Motel. Wish I was quicker with the camera so I could have captured it. Day trips are always the best.
October 23, 2012 8 Comments
Trying out a tone-on-tone look with two shades of neon and two shades of green. (The cords are forest green, if you can’t tell from the picture.) This is the comfiest, warmest sweater, and I almost didn’t buy it because I thought the hue looked a little too much like a highlighter. But luckily I came to my senses. Because highlighters have been good to me, and so far so has this sweater.
October 17, 2012 2 Comments
Outfit 1: Top borrowed from Civerné, Gap jeans (love these too), Free Endearment clutch (c/o), Zara heels, bangle c/o Macy’s. Outfit 2: Dress borrowed from Civerné, Free Endearment clutch (c/o), KORS Michael Kors booties (similar), jewelry c/o Samantha Wills and Macy’s
Big boost to San Francisco’s fashion cred — brand-new luxury line Civerné just launched, and it’s designed right here in the Bay Area and even produced in California. The collection is available starting in December, but I teamed up with Founder (and former model and lawyer) Lucia MacDonald to preview a few of my favorite pieces right now. I’ll admit picking just two items was no easy feat — the entire line is beautifully tailored, not to mention totally figure-flattering. Take a look the full collection here. Bonus: It’s modeled by none other than supermodel Petra Nemcova.
October 16, 2012 3 Comments
I can easily get away with wearing slouchy boots and dresses all year round in S.F., but it just feels so right in the fall.
In other news — I had asked you to check out the mannequins I styled at Saks Fifth Avenue in S.F. Union Square, and my looks won for most votes so they’ll be staying up on the contemporary floor until the end of October. Thanks to all who made it over! If you’re in the area, feel free to pop by Saks and take a peek.
October 11, 2012 2 Comments