May 2, 2016

GET SHIFTED

IN A SHIFT DRESS
Tobi shift dress, Zara leather jacket and leather clogs, sunglasses from Afterlife, Proenza Schouler PS1
Although I'm a fan of jewelry, one thing I love about shift dresses is that it provides a modern approach to dressing up without the use of details. The minimalistic flow of how it sits on the body is actually preferred without disturbance. This burnt orange shift dress from Tobi was one of my favorites, but I fell in love with others such as this wrap shift dress and this layered shift dress. I wore this particular outfit to an art gallery last weekend but whether you're going to an exhibit, a formal dinner, or even to work, shift dresses are perfect for those effortless put together looks.

April 24, 2016

JUMPSUIT CUTOUTS

IN BLACK
Tobi jumpsuit, Nordstrom floppy hat & metal fringe necklace (similar here), Zara leather clogs, Ships handbag
I've always been attracted to jumpsuits and rompers due to the ease of getting dressed. Throw on a 1-piece wardrobe and you're instantly ready for the day. The use of accessories, even the bold ones also favorably come in handy to further stylize the look. I received this particular jumpsuit from Tobi, a bay area online fashion boutique that I highly recommend for affordable and trendy apparel. All first time customers also receive 50% off their order. While the pieces I shop tend to be complimentary for San Francisco wear, they carry super cute crop tops, dresses, bodysuits, and maxi dresses to get you ready for any occasion. 

April 4, 2016

WILD FLOWER

SPRING IS HERE
Leith flutter romper, Karen Walker helter skelter sunglasses, F21 necklace, bucket bag from Ships in Japan
On my way back home to visit the parents this past weekend I stopped by my childhood park where a field of wildflowers greeted me. The acres of yellow wildflowers brightened my mood while reassuring me that California's drought is near over. It was just last year when this field was barely even green. As the weathers been getting warmer, my style likewise has been complimenting this temperamental shift leaning towards feminine spring pieces. This romper in particular has grown to be one of my favorites in the closet. It's comfortable enough to throw-on, has fluttered sleeves adding just the right amount of detail, and you can never go wrong with black. While I haven't found enough reasons to wear it in San Francisco yet, it was a practical wardrobe decision during my sunny visit back home. 

March 20, 2016

RESORT LIFE

BY THE POOL
Zara crop top, shorts from Nordstrom, Hinge floppy hat, Birkenstock Arizona sandals, Chloe drew bag
I studied interior architecture in college and still have a deep appreciation for interior spaces, especially when traveling. Hospitality design in particular has always been a favorite due to the intricacy and level of creativity involved to really maximize a vision. These particular photos were taken while exploring the Four Seasons in Wailea. Our morning started with an amazing brunch there followed by resort explorations and a beach walk which was connected to the resort. Knowing I'd be doing a decent amount of walking I threw on my go-to comfortable Birkenstocks, summer apparel, and a big floppy hat to protect my face from those UV rays. 

March 13, 2016

WAILEA BEACHIN

IN MAUI, HAWAII
Hinge floppy hat, Brandy Melville halter top, AEO denim shorts, Cuyana clutch, Prada sunglasses
Last week was spent in beautiful Maui and I couldn't have asked for a better trip with the perfect amount of adventure and relaxation. Mornings were often spent venturing off and exploring Maui while afternoons became accustomed to beaches and poolside behavior. The second day in particular was spent exploring Haleakala crater just in time for sunrise followed by beach time relaxation at Wailea. It helped that our resort had a beautiful private beach behind it too with complimentary umbrellas, sunblock, chairs and everything for beach comfort. As a California girl I've always been a sucker for beaches and summer wear and while this post only captures 1 of the 5 days we experienced, it sure captures it beautifully. 

February 17, 2016

SUP CHOLLA CACTUS

PRICKLY GARDENS
J.O.A top, Brandy Melville maxi skirt, Hinge floppy hat, Baggu clutch
Being a succulent lover I was stoked to see the Cholla Cactus Garden at Joshua tree, but when I arrived I found myself fascinated but also slightly disgusted at the prickly little creatures that seemed to over capsulate the area. I had to heavily restrain myself from touching the darn things that seemed to scream "look at me" and also "leave me alone"! Not sure how the cholla cactus got the nickname teddybear, but I sure did not want to hug them. It probably helped that the few times the wind gusted, my maxi skirt got caught in the cactus creating holes in my skirt. Regardless, it was quite a sight to see and never anything I could have imagined in my imagination. It truly is amazing how beautiful and unique California is.