April 5, 2015

SPRING AWAKENINGS

IN FLORALS AND GREENS
 Aritzia silk tank (similar here), DIY Gap denim shorts (similar here), Zara sandals, Alexander Wang rocco handbag

I've always been a fan of lace and sheer, especially when used for detailing. This tank top was purchased with the intention of being worn during hot summer days, yet with California weather already mimicking summer its become quite purposeful in April. While weather is one thing I've always loved about the bay area, what I love most about San Francisco are all the eclectic neighborhoods and random nooks and alleyways within them. This alleyway in particularly was found literally two blocks down from my apartment on 24th street. Talk about spring awakenings in early April. 

December 30, 2014

CABLE SWEATER LAYERED

IN BLACK AND WHITE
Coincidence & Chance sweater (similar here & here), Zara cape coat (similar here & here),
Cable knit sweaters have been a classic trend rooting back from the maritime days and have since then turned into a stable piece found in almost every fashionistas closet. One thing I particularly love about cable knit sweaters is the functionality behind the weaving (did you know that the weave helps insulate heat?) along with the patterned details crafted from cable knitting. While some articles of clothing are meant for males or females, cable knit sweaters are unisex looking particularly well on all. Thus, if there's any one sweater that I'd recommend you keeping or purchasing this winter the cable knit sweater is my suggested must-have. 

December 26, 2014

WRAPPED IN WARMTH

IN A BLANKET SCARF
Zara scarf (similar one here & here) and cropped sweater, black silk Cami,  American Apparel leggings,
Louise et Cie boots, LV Speedy Bandouliere

When it comes to keeping warm my goal is to be comfortable and cozy and my go-to accessory for achieving this is through a scarf. The blanket scarf in particular has been a favorite winter piece of mine for its versatility in structure and its ability to dramatically keep me warm. The size makes it easy to wrap around your body, while the fabric makes it easy to bundle up into. While it never gets that cold in California, having something as versatile as a scarf definitely helps keep me temperature regulated. Anyways, I hope you all had a very merry holiday and have a great New Years! 

November 5, 2014

OVERSIZED ARMY

AND MY MIDDAY COFFEE
Top shop button-up jacket, F21 skirt and rings, Dogeared necklaces
This particular oversized button-up has traveled all across Europe and the states with me serving its purpose as my go-to lightweight travel jacket. If clothes could speak this particular piece would have stories of its own. With Fall settling in I've attracted my closet with pieces great for layering: camis, long sleeved shirts, button-ups, sweaters and etc. Likewise, there's also been a gravitational shift towards fall colors such as army green and burgundy especially since they compliment neutrals quite well. Because it's finally starting to feel like Fall in California, I'm expecting more layering and fall colors in my life starting with this oversized army shirt. 

October 30, 2014

BOYFRIEND COMFORT

IN MY BOYFRIEND JEANS
Brandy Melville cami, Levi's Made & Crafted boyfriend jeans, Zara heels, Van Cleef and Arpels necklace
Aside from skinnies, if there's one pair of jeans you must own in your closet this year its definitely boyfriend jeans. I purchased these with the intention of wearing them during my lazy days but I've surprised myself with the amount of wear I've gotten from them during my non-lazy days. What I appreciate most about them is how effortlessly flawless they looked paired with heels. The loose jean + heel combo gives off a cool vibe thats evident that you care about fashion but in a casual way. Heels also help break up the "boyfriend" look with a feminine touch. While not all boyfriends may be keepers, these boyfriend jeans definitely are. Slouchy all around, yet cuffed perfectly at the ankles, boyfriend jeans seem to flatter your curves in the most unconventional way. 

October 26, 2014

THE ONLY FLOWERS

ARE ON MY APPAREL
Zara romper, vintage cowboy boots
These photos were all taken at Coyote Hills Regional Park. The park where I first learned to ride a bicycle, experienced my first hike and where the inception of many trendenvy photos begun. When I re-visited this park I was alarmed to see the severity of the California drought exemplified in the dried up pond. (click below for more photos). A landscape that I've never encountered during my 20+ years of visiting Coyote Hills. Although water is a natural resource, the scarcity of water and depletion of resources through human consumption is one we need to spread awareness on. Being mindful of habits that effect the environment at large is the first step in helping preserve mother nature. For a fun way to find out your behavioral impacts on water and tips on how to help conserve water, take this fun water footprint calculator test