July 29, 2015

SONOMA BLENDS

IN LACE AND GREEN
DIY lace top (used to be a dress), Zara skirt and heels, 3.1 Phillip Lim pashliElizabeth & James sunglasses

Whenever I go wine tasting the 3 things I keep in mind to dress accordingly are: femininity, comfort for heat, and spring-like colors. While dressing-up hasn’t been on my calendar of events recently due to my ankle injury, I still enjoy getting away to cities such as Sonoma that cater to dressing more formally then casually. Lace in particular has always been a favorite fabric of mine due to its simplicity in instantly elevating a look to be more feminine. This lace top (that used to be a dress) was actually re-created by snipping off the skirt portion. I’m not one to be wasteful so whenever I have old attire in my closet I ask myself if I’d wear it if a portion of it was altered. If the answer is yes, then I let my creative juices flow. If no, I’ll sell or donate away. Great tip for cleaning out your closet!

May 31, 2015

MEMORIAL DAY IN CARMEL

CROPPED OVER SILK CAMI
Topshop cropped sweater, Aritzia cami, AEO denim shorts, BP. chevron necklace, Proenza Schouler PS1, A.J. Morgan sunglasses
Last weekend was spent in beautiful Carmel, Monterey and Big Sur. Not knowing exactly what plans were in store, I packed just enough clothes to get by for different occasions while utilizing layering as a key component. One thing that's always on my travel packing list are silk camisoles because they're comfortable as an under-piece, perfect to layer under crop tops, and also great to wear independently for a more formal look. These particular photos were taken after grabbing lunch at Carmel-by-the-Sea, and also right before I rolled my ankle and sprained it real bad on the way to McWay Falls in Big Sur. My ankle turned cankle for sure. Although this unfortunate incident resulted in me not being able to walk all week, the weekend getaway was still manageably just as fun thanks to my boyfriend who was willing to piggyback ride me everywhere until I got a hold of some crutches. What a Memorial Day weekend to remember. 

May 14, 2015

EVERYDAY PLAID

CLASSIC COMFORT IN AUSTIN
Sundry plaid button up, DIY denim shorts, Ray Ban aviators, PS1 wallet on chain

It's interesting how different climates and cities really alter your wardrobe preferences. Living in San Francisco for quite some time now my style has shifted to more comfortable everyday wear that can easily adapt in different conditions (work to happy hour to dinner...). I visited Austin last weekend to compete in Tough Mudder (badass photo here) and with the recent adjustments to my attire, my typical San Francisco wear was very appropriate for walking and exploring the city of Austin. I spent one morning walking south first street to eat at Torchy's Taco and to admire storefront signs, and this plaid shirt that I've grown to love due to its breathability and color combination transferred almost too perfectly from SF wear to Austin wear. While I miss wearing heels, skirts and flaunting chic looks, comfort definitely wins especially when traveling. 

April 25, 2015

COACHELLA CHILLIN

FESTIVAL READY IN THE DESERT HEAT
Topshop crop top, AEO shorts, Ecote fanny pack from Urban Outfitters, sunglasses from Afterlife, F21 necklace

Coachella this year was especially memorable because of the clan I traveled with, the wide array of music experienced, and the comfortable, breathable outfits that allowed me to frolic with no limitation. If you were to ask me which performers I enjoyed most, Kygo would be the first, hands down, followed by followed by AC/DC, Lykke Li, Kaskade and Alabama Shakes. The DoLab was also particularly memorable as I've always been a fan of deep house, and if I wasn't so tired from walking 13+ miles everyday, I definitely could have exhausted my energy there. While it's great to be back home in San Francisco I sure miss the festival terrain and wearing crop tops almost everyday. I'm all about unrestricted clothing; less is more. 


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.