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, sunglasses from Afterlife
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. 

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 9, 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.