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
My weekend involved some time outdoors and a lot of eating indoors, so all in all I’d say it was a big success. I hung out with friends and saw the Blue Angels, and I finally tried Smitten in Hayes Valley (an ice cream shop that creates made-to-order scoops in seasonal flavors like pumpkin and salted caramel — yum!). Plus I visited not one, but two of S.F.’s new restaurants. And speaking of which, take a look at the Refinery29 article I co-wrote on S.F.’s best new restaurants here — some serious gems to try.
October 10, 2012 4 Comments
As many of you have seen from my tweets and instagrams, you can win $1,000 if you had to the 5th floor of the Saks Fifth Avenue San Francisco store and vote on your favorite stylist! Pretty awesome opportunity, I’d say.
And styling for Saks again was a great opportunity for me too — it’s not often I get the chance to put clothes on an actual mannequin instead of just my own body. (Last time I styled for Saks was for Fashion’s Night Out — check out my previous mannequins here.)
But HURRY — it ends tonight so we’re down to the final hours!
September 30, 2012 3 Comments
I love the paisley print of this button down, but it can look a little crazy all on its own. Instead, layering it under a sweater lets a nice little pop of color peek out.
And fun fact about this Rebecca Minkoff clutch — I actually won it! When does that ever happen? So cute, so pink.
September 17, 2012 4 Comments
Between the wedding, tons of travel and friends’ and family’s moves, among other things, the past few weeks have been a whirlwind — totally filled with change. And to top it off, all of a sudden the seasonal flip switched and now it’s fall. How it is salted caramel latte time already?
The landscape hardly changes from season to season in S.F., so since living here I’ve often felt like time floats on by without any real breaks in between. But this year, I definitely have that “fresh, new school year” feeling again.
September 13, 2012 4 Comments
Colorblocking! It’s all the sportiness without any of the athletic activity.
September 5, 2012 5 Comments
Whenever you’re looking for something, it’s impossible to find. I had been wanting a black and white striped skirt for awhile now, but s0mething was always off. Either the material was cheap, the fit wasn’t right or the stripes were too wide. I had long since stopped looking, and bam, I saw this one at Madewell. Exactly what I wanted.
Maybe I should stop searching for cute ballet flats and see what happens. Better yet…anyone have any recommendations for cute ballet flats?
September 3, 2012 4 Comments
Our honeymoon officially began when we arrived late-night at the Ayana resort in Jimbaran. They greeted us with leis and a bouquet. We weren’t ready for the paradise-like scenery.
Chris at Ocean Beach, an insanely peaceful infinity pool perched on top of a cliff.
Gunung Kawi felt like something straight out of Indiana Jones.
His and hers drinks at beachside club Ku De Ta.
We could walk right up to the Tanah Lot temple at low tide.
The view from the hotel. After three days in Jimbaran, we spent the next four in Ubud.
Delish — one of our many orders of banana fritters.
Little guy from the Sacred Monkey Forest. Cute, right? Yeah. But don’t mess with him. If a monkey wants to fight you, you’re toast. The entire forest has his back. Plus they’re sacred.
Charming alley in downtown Ubud.
Lake Bratan — just as beautiful as the guidebooks made it look.
Overlooking a rice paddy — our view every day during breakfast.
August 30, 2012 6 Comments
While the vast majority of the photos we during during our honeymoon were of food, we did manage to sneak in a few pics by the lake while we were there. I had dabbled in Instagram before, but there were so many amazing sites I wanted to capture that I formed a minor addiction during our vacation. We had to declare dinner a no-phone zone to prevent me from documenting every dish. Aside from my meals, some of my favorite snapshots were from an infinity pool on top of a cliff and a floating temple on the water. You can check them out @nataliegoel.
August 23, 2012 8 Comments