June 30, 2010

paris: sheer

I saw a lot of sheer in Paris. It was mostly in the stores, to be honest, but I did see one brave soul wearing this top and managed to slyly take a photo with my phone. She wore it with a black strapless bra, leggings, and a cute pair of converse-like tennis shoes. It took me a while to decide my opinion of the outfit, but in the end I think I like it. Not really the kind of thing you can get away with in San Francisco, but anything goes in Paris.

June 28, 2010

back in action

I’m back from France and can’t wait to tell you all about my Parisian fashion finds. I have yet to edit my photos because I started a new job this week so things have been a little hectic. I’m still at Salesforce but now working as a writer for the Marketing Editorial team. I promise to resume regular posts this week. For now I’ll share a few of the general trends I saw in France.

For the most part, what’s popular there is also in here—blazers, neutrals, oxfords, and trench coats were some of the major similarities. The weather in Paris felt very San Francisco while we were there. It was chilly some days, rainy some days, and sunny every once in a while. Even in early June many ladies were still sporting tall boots and scarves. I felt right at home!

The famous striped shirt was one of the more common trends. Not just for mimes, mon amis. They were everywhere. So French. So nautical. So chic. Many attribute their popularity to Coco Chanel. I don’t remember them being as hot last time I was in France 6 years ago. Perhaps we have Audrey Tatou to thank for a resurgence?

June 9, 2010

June 3, 2010

à paris

City Style|ParisFashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
City Style|Paris by xXsilhouetteXx featuring TopShop

This weekend I leave for France! When I return in a couple of weeks I will share all of my French fashion findings with you. While I’m gone I’ve queued up some Polyvore sets inspired by world travels-some by me and some by other Polyvore users (like the one above). Enjoy!

June 1, 2010

super feet

Last week I found out I have Plantar Fasciitis, a painful inflammation along the arch and heel of my foot. This means physical therapy, icing, stretching, no high impact sports, and orthotic insoles for months. It’s fairly common and many people I know have had trouble with it in the past. I learned that without proper support, the arch of my foot collapses every time I take a step, straining the tendon along the arch. So now I’m faced with the dilemma of figuring out what shoes I can wear or how I can wear the shoes I own. I purchased 4 different pairs of over the counter orthotics (custom-made cost $600). I finally found a great pair called Super Feet at See Jane Run on 24th St. in Noe Valley. They also make a 3/4 length which can be fit into shoes like Toms or flat boots. Chaco flip flops have pretty good arch support. But what about cute, going out shoes? I’d love some tips for how to find/adjust (moderate) heels. Let me know if you have any ideas!