Bevel

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

Sequins

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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

Check It Off The List: Sweet Gifts At Cuyana.com

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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.

Super unique, adorable gift ideas right this way. Some self-gifting may also be in order — granulated gold necklace, I’m looking at you.

December 7, 2012   1 Comment

Tote-ally Awesome: IT Bags Now On Sale!

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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!

1. Reed Krakoff Boxer Tote
2. 3.1 Phillip Lim Colorblock 31-Hour Bag
3. Mulberry Bayswater Bag
4. Stella McCartney Falabella Shoulder Bag
5. Alexander Wang Rocco Duffle

November 28, 2012   3 Comments

Seeing Spots

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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

Double Denim

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Madewell Western Jean Shirt in Desert Willow Wash, Gap jeans, H&M bag, J. Crew belt, Wanted Shoes Nava Santa Fe Inspired Boot (c/o)

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

Delightfully Chic

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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!

All images via my Pinning spree and Chloe Rose.

November 2, 2012   No Comments

Party

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Clover Canyon Chantilly Landscape Dress (shift dress version here), KORS Michael Kors boots (in brown here), Samantha Wills cuff (c/o), Coach bag (more here)

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

Day Tripping

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Karla Deras x Roman Luxe Python Triangle Necklace (c/o), Madewell silk tee, Helmut Lang Scala Skirt, Zara flats, Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses, Remi & Emmy bag (c/o)

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

Mixed Greens

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J. Crew Cashmere Two-Toned Sweater – sold out but other colors hereJ. Crew Patent Leather Belt, Levi’s pants (c/o, now sold out – similar here), Zara heels, Free Endearment Sara bag (c/o)

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.

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October 17, 2012   2 Comments