Dec 5, 2016

IN WITH THE OLD

FOR A WARDROBE REFRESH
Zara crop top sweater and coat, H&M camisole, Paige "skyline" denim (similar raw hem skinny denim here and here),
Gucci Princetown mule loafers, Louis Vuitton handbag, stainless steel Apple Watch with leather band

As I'm slowly approaching my 30's my style has evolved to become more modern, yet none of the clothes I'm wearing is new or has been purchased in the past year (which is uncommon in the blogger world). Thats because I've found methods to remix my favorites to accommodate my evolving style. In example, I used to wear this crop-top sweater independently with high-waisted denim. Now, I wear it layered over a silk camisole which makes it more work and everyday appropriate. These jeans that I've had for 5+ years have also gone through some DIY distressing. I added that knee-rip and cut off the bottoms to make it raw-hemmed (which is a huge trend in denim). So the next time you have a favorite that you feel is "out-of-style" I challenge you to think of ways to remix it up to give you that perfect refresh.

Nov 27, 2016

BUNDLED UP IN WOOL

STAYIN WARM AND DRY IN SAN FRANCISCO
Burberry "kensington" wool & cashmere-blend coat, Zara lace top, Paige premium denim,
Free People over the knee boots, Coach legacy handbag 
I'm not a fan of the cold nor rain which is why I refuse to leave California, but on days that it get nippy I've learned how to master cold-weather attire. In particular, I've started investing in high quality outerwear that are dual-function, sometimes even quadruple-function. The next time you're shopping and wondering if that coat is worth the price, try some of the below tactics I use to determine if it's worth it. 
  • Material: wool, cashmere and gabardine are some of the best fabrics to invest in. Wool is particularly my favorite because it's naturally water-resistant, breathable and extremely durable. 
  • Fit: fit is probably the biggest contributor in making you feel comfortable and put-together. I never buy clothes that don't fit me the way it should. Clothes should be tailored to fit you. 
  • Layering: Does the jacket have enough space to layer underneath? I like having the option to layer it over a sweater, which is my go-to attire for ultimate warmth. 
  • Color: neutral color tones such as black, grey, tan is always a safe-bet and serve as great transitional colors you can wear year-round. 
  • Style: this is often the first thing people get attracted to. While style plays a large role it's important to note that the best outerwear jackets are classics that never go out of style. Pea coats, trench coats, parkas and puffer coats are just some classic examples. 



Nov 17, 2016

FALL CULLOTES

IN CLASSIC BLACK
Zara culottes, All Saints sweater, Burberry clutch, Gucci princetown loafers, Nordstrom B.P pendant necklace, Scotch & Soda Scarf
These pair of black culottes from Zara for $36 have turned into my favorite pair of pants this season. I've been impressed at my ability to wear them as frequently as I have, and at how comfortable they are. The elastic waist band is forgiving on all hips, and the wide leg gives your legs more than enough breathing room. Culottes are also just super swanky and classic. I wore this particular outfit to watch the Lion King Musical at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco. Sometimes it's difficult to find comfortable formal pants that go with multiple tops, yet culottes seemed to have mastered that. I'm a fan.