July 29, 2011

doloris petunia

My friend Monica introduced me to these handmade bracelets by LA designer Courtney Prince. I'd love to layer one of the Swarovski crystal encrusted friendship bracelets with a bunch of bangles. Check out the Doloris Petunia site for more fabulously unique styles and colors.

July 27, 2011

eden & eden

Eden & Eden

Eden and Eden by missioncloset featuring crystal jewelry

The Hometown Heroes table at the SF Madewell store introduced me to Eden & Eden, a boutique on Jackson at Columbus. I have yet to visit, but after seeing all the cool stuff on their website, I'll definitely be stopping in soon. I might even try to go this weekend because everything in the store is 30% off through Saturday. 

July 26, 2011

j.crew fall color


My fall J.Crew catalog arrived in the mail the other day and I was mesmerized by the amazing color combinations. I'm very happy to report color blocking is here to stay. What color combos are you looking forward to wearing this fall?

Images: J.Crew

July 25, 2011

get your leather on

Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs is one of my idols. More because of her badassness than her wardrobe, however the top half of today's outfit was inspired by this song. A leather jacket is the perfect year-round layer for San Francisco and I've been on the hunt for a while. When my friends at Vince introduced me to this one, I knew I'd found my jacket. I wanted something I could dress up or down and layer over anything--even a girly pink skirt and rhinestones. Though Karen O would never dream of wearing such a combo, I'd like to think she'd nod in approval as I get my leather on and dance around the streets of San Francisco.

Vince jacket, Club Monaco skirt, BCBG necklace, Camper shoes, Lauren Merkin clutch

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

July 20, 2011


H&M scarf, Rodarte for Opening Ceremony glasses, Vince sweater, Gap jeans, Botkier bag

Last week I told you about my current crush on open knit sweaters. Here's one way I wore mine recently- with a scarf and wide leg jeans for a chilly Saturday running errands around the Mission. My only issue with open knit sweaters is that they tend to snag easily, so be careful with pointy jewelry and handbags with metal hardware. 

July 19, 2011

madewell opening party

Last week I stopped by the Madewell grand opening party at Westfield. I arrived early and got a lovely little tour of the store by one of the marketing managers from the corporate office. Luckily I could take a few photos before the fans filled the store. 

My favorite part of the store is the Hometown Heroes table where they sell goods by local companies. Shoutout to my friend Patrick, the founder of DODO case, whose iPad cases are now being sold at both Madewell and J.Crew. 

The colorful bracelet bar 

I'm excited to try Madewell jeans. The dressing rooms were packed at the party so I'll be returning soon. 
In a Madewell dress, of course, with Jeanne. Photo by Drew Altizer. 

July 18, 2011

quick trip to milan

Today I'm taking a little trip to Milan via the blogosphere. I'm guest posting for one of my Italian blogger friends, Alessandra, while she's on her honeymoon. Check out my outfit post over on Mode Moods.

July 13, 2011

fashionable friends: betsy, anna, and carolyn

Time for another fashionable friends post! Last time I showed you Dana's color blocking and Vanessa's chic neutrals.  Above, Betsy is wearing one of my favorite summer staples-white jeans. I love the way she paired them for a day at the office with a colorful tribal tank, red necklace, and thick-strap leather sandals. Below, Anna and Carolyn sported some great jewelry to the Love & Luxe grand opening party. 

I love Anna's big blue bangle and thread-wrapped earrings
Crushing on Carolyn's silk splatter tank and gilded necklaces 

July 12, 2011

the forgotten color

Ann Taylor top, Aqua necklace, Vince pants, Christian Siriano for Payless shoes, Therapy bag
 It's yellow day over on Everybody Everywear so I thought I'd brighten up a navy outfit with my little mustard drawstring bag from Therapy on Valencia. Yellow is a color I kinda forgot about for many years. Maybe because I mistakenly thought it didn't work with blonde hair? Well now I love it and want to add more to my wardrobe. I can't wait to get inspired by how everyone styles yellow for EBEW.

Yellow | Everybody, Everywear

July 11, 2011

musthave monday: open knit sweaters

Open knit sweaters

One of my daily summer fashion goals in chilly San Francisco is to stay warm while looking appropriate for the season. It's not an easy task, but a chic open knit sweater is the perfect layer. I wear mine with a maxi tank dress or a cami and light wash jeans. Here are 10 cool open knit sweaters for your viewing pleasure. 

July 8, 2011

you're invited: love & luxe opening party

There's a hot new jewelry store on Valencia and you're invited to the grand opening. Love & Luxe opened its doors a few weeks ago but they're officially celebrating tomorrow night. Stop by from 5-9 pm  at 1169 Valencia, between 22nd and 23rd to check out the beautiful handcrafted work by local and global artists. You can also swing by early for 10% off the entire store from 12-5. I've already been to Love & Luxe a couple of times and am in love with the monogram rings designed by owner Betsy Barron. Here's a little eye candy to get you excited for the party.

Betsy Barron

Elisa Bongfeldt
Ashley Buchannan

Jada Owens

July 7, 2011

walla walla wedding

Nick and I went up to Walla Walla, Washington over the weekend for Samantha and Erik's wedding. I went to Whitman College with Sam and Erik and they met in Walla Walla so it was really fun to return for their wedding. It was held at Hence Winery between the wheat fields and the vineyards. It was such a blast and you couldn't ask for a more picturesque scenery. Congrats Sam and Erik! 

The beautiful dress up close
 I borrowed my sister's DVF dress. BCBG necklace
Stylish party-goers: Andy, Molly, Chinzalee, and Micki
"Field of Dreams meets Blues Brothers"- Molly
Matt and Ari are next! 

July 6, 2011

new wrap

Sorry for my intermittent posting over the last week. Our internet has been fickle but should be fixed by tomorrow. Here's the bracelet I bought last week at Mira Mira. I love wrap bracelets and I like that this one is not your typical leather or beaded variety. I've been layering mine with bangles and watches. The silk is hand-dyed, the chain is sterling, and they're made in San Diego by Tah Groen, the owner of a yoga studio. You can find them at Mira Mira or on Etsy.

July 1, 2011

glitter guide launch

On Wednesday I had a blast at the Glitter Guide launch party at Luna Boutique on Sacramento Street.  It was so fun celebrating the great new Bay Area fashion site. Congrats to Taylor and Alicia  on the launch. I wish I had taken more pics at the party. I was too busy admiring all the fashionable attendees!

I figured I'd wear something shiny in honor of the Glitter Guide. Marc by Marc dress, Botkier bag, Frye shoes. Thanks to Adelle for snapping a photo of my outfit before the party.