July 23, 2014
This weekend we took a relaxing road trip to Sacramento. We stayed with family friends who not only let us raid their pool and fridge, but also their jewelry collection. I’ve since been inspired to stock up on some bling from my favorite accessory carriers: Accessory Concierge, Gorjana, Jennifer Zeuner and J.Crew. While I’m especially drawn to delicate pieces that don’t take much thought, I do believe every woman must have at least one bold statement maker.
Day to Night Style
July 21, 2014
Wearing many proverbial hats often means making one outfit work for 16 hours. For this particular day, I wore one outfit to work, to meet friends Caity and Kat for drinks, to a Lookmazing event in SF and finally, commuted back home to see my family. With a tight schedule, one needs to be comfortable and stylish, so I opted for a chic and professional top, dark skinnies and my go-to booties. (One of the things I love most about Bay Area weather is that one can wear boots and booties year round.)
Get in Line
July 18, 2014
Pre-ordering this JOA skirt from Piperlime a month ago was like Christmas in July because I completely forgot about it by the time it arrived. Continue Reading
July 16, 2014
Once a month, a few of my favorite ladies-who-blog get together for dinner in SF. Last week. Caity, Donna and I met at Plant Cafe for some organic, leafy greens which were much needed after perusing several racks of clothes together.
This beautiful peplum skirt and floral top from Asos arrived at my doorstep just in time for girl’s night. I’ve been hunting for a peplum skirt (aren’t they just so fun?!) and was sold when I found one in hunter green and Asos happened to have a sale going on. Why not? Hunter green is a flattering, season- agnostic color and tastemakers are calling it the new oxblood.
Fit Style – Out and About
July 11, 2014
When I was teaching fitness classes in college, I did everything in my work out clothes. I studied merchandising – which seemed to be the major that attracted very stylish people – but I couldn’t be bothered to get out of my ‘Pink’ sweats. It wasn’t until I graduated that I enforced a much needed ‘no workout clothes outside of the gym’ rule. Of course I break it when I have to pick up tacos on my way home from Core SPX, but rules are meant to be broken, right? Right!
These pants (yes, they are on repeat) make rule breaking easy because they can be dressed up or down making them perfect for any occasion. Since I’ll be traveling quite a bit this Summer, I’ll be taking them with me for that very reason.
Fit Style – Gym to Glam
July 10, 2014
It’s 5pm, dinner plans await and you want to hit the gym before you nosh. If ‘dinner plans’ mean you’re going somewhere other than your home kitchen, you want to look put together after your sweat-sesh. It’s tough to look glam after the gym; even more daunting is packing post-workout clothes. Luckily, there are ways you can look great after
sweating like a beast working up a glow, without employing Beyonce’s entourage. (I gave some tips last Fall that I still stand by.)
What else can you do to prep? Keep your clothes on. That’s right, provided you are not drenched in sweat, consider taking your ‘fit style’ to the streets by wearing your gym pants like these from Athleta with your everyday clothes. I threw on a classic button down shirt, statement necklace and heels.
As long as you keep your distance from friends, no one will know haven’t showered. (Jk jk… you should at least rinse off. Be civilized, ladies.)
Come back Friday and Monday for parts II and III of my Fit Style series with Athleta!
Denim Shorts: Versatile Wardrobe Staple
July 9, 2014
What beats a great pair of ‘adult-length’ denim shorts? Nothing. At the risk of being completely predictable, basic pieces like these shorts (last seen here) are the key to creating a versatile wardrobe based on items you are actually thrilled to wear. The biggest plus is they’ll go with everything. Stay tuned for more ‘Versatile Wardrobe Staples’ as I continue this TBD length series next week.
Embroidered and Braided
July 7, 2014
This weekend seemed almost as short as these shorts. We had friends in town and went oyster shucking on the 4th. We had lots of time to play games (Cards Against Humanity for the win) and catch up over delicious food. This ensemble is a quintessential hangout outfit thanks to the lace applique trim shorts, which are the perfect combination of sporty and chic. I love my heels, but flats are the perfect weekend staple and I love how they dress up this embroidered top.
July 3, 2014
Just before I left for LA, the SF based brand Amour Vert opened a store in Hayes Valley which happens to be a.) one of my favorite neighborhoods in SF and b.) an already dangerous place to shop. I got this wildly dyed top by the label over a year ago via Stitch Fix and will be acquiring many more now that there is a brick and mortar close to home. I love that the brand stands behind sustainability, using low-impact dyes (as seen here) and organic cotton while staying on trend. Continue Reading