September 7, 2015


F21 dress (similar H&M fringe dress & glamorous fringe wrap dress), Proenza Schouler PS1, Balenciaga sunglasses, Zara heels
One thing I appreciate about living in California are all the close pockets of destinations worth traveling to. This past weekend was spent in Yountville and Napa where my friends and I visited 5 different wineries. Although we didn't get a tasting at each one it felt nice to just bask in the heat surrounded by beautiful scenery. I've been super into fringe lately and especially love the way it moves that I had too much fun wearing this fringe dress all around Napa. I've been waiting for the perfect moment to bring this dress to life and it sure got brought to life in wine country. 

September 2, 2015


Chaser shirtail tee, F21 skirt (similar here), H&M denim jacket, Dolce Vita sandals, Proenza Schouler clutch, Balenciaga sunglasses
I've been in search for the perfect room plant and was stoked when I discovered a local San Francisco garden called Flora Grubb Garden that had almost every attainable plant you can think of. What made it better was that I left with the perfect room companion plant, a 3 tiered Yucca. While my attire was not exactly planned for 2-hours of garden exploration it definitely catered to the 90'f heat that unexpectedly swept through the city. A cool linen shirt and stretchy cotton skirt, which are both actually made from plant based fibers made all the walking, bending, carrying pounds of plants into my car bearable. It's ironic to think that the same plants that surround us are the same plants used to create textiles and clothes. Thank God for nature!

July 29, 2015


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


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


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


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.