August 30, 2011

FNO SF: Vince

Vince FNO SF event

Fashion's Night Out is coming to San Francisco again this year and I'm very excited to announce a special event at Vince to benefit the Children's AIDS Art Programme. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the cause and some (earlybird) attendees will receive Kiehl's gift bags. They'll also be raffling off some amazing prizes like a fab outfit from Vince. Hope to see you there.

September 8th, 6-8pm
36 Geary Street

Art: Children's AIDS Art Programme, photo: Vince

August 29, 2011

fall forecast: tunics


Tunics by missioncloset featuring short sleeve dresses

A versatile tunic is a great investment for fall. Wear it with skinny jeans or baby bell bottoms with chunky heels. Or over a pencil skirt with tall boots ala DVF (above). Belt it for a defined waste or a layer a cozy cardigan and belt them both. Get an elegant monotone look for evening with pants in the same color. Pick one statement accessory like shoulder sweeping earrings or a long necklace. And if you want to show off your fabulous gams, dare to go bare-legged until winter arrives. 

August 24, 2011

fashionable friends: mira and adelle

It was only a matter of time before I featured Mira from Mira Mira  in a fashionable friend post. This trendsetting boutique owner is wearing an awesome outfit every time I visit her store. I especially loved her yellow open-knit sweater and wide leg jeans last week. 

 I admired Adelle's pretty purple dress over drinks at Heart wine bar with a group of Mission/Noe Valley bloggers. Paired with boots and a chunky knit sweater, this dress will transition perfectly into Fall. 

August 23, 2011

saffron rare threads

Last week I stopped by Saffron Rare Threads  in the Embarcadero Center. I'd been meaning to go for ages and I was not disappointed. Priya Saraswati is the owner and designer of the Saffron Rare Threads line, focusing on well-tailored, one-of-a-kind basics. But she also stocks the boutique with local designers, like jewelry by Vanessa Gade, and trend-focused lines like BB Dakota. I walked out with a great leopard print scarf and I'll definitely be going back for more soon. 

Meagan Reelitz jewelry

August 22, 2011

fall forecast: leather skirts

Fall '11 leather skirts

Add instant edge to a proper outfit this Fall with a leather skirt. All leather too much for you? There are tons out there right now with elegant leather trim or pockets. Either way you can get a lot of mileage out of this Fall trend. Wear it with a button down or sweater to the office or pair a graphic tee, short boots and layered necklaces for a night out. Click through the slideshow above to see eight leather skirts I love right now. 

August 17, 2011

dema mega sale

Mission boutique Dema has recently marked down a bunch of spring/summer items. Get in there before everything sells out. I'm also hoping to plan a little party with them in September to shop their fall line so let me know if you'd be interested in attending! 

 Photos courtesy of Dema

August 16, 2011

zara handbags

I'm very excited that Zara will soon be opening the US online store. The SF stores are always really picked over so it will be nice to have the option to buy items on the site. I'm currently loving their handbags. So many great styles, shapes, and colors at good prices for Fall.

August 15, 2011

fall forecast: burgundy

Burgundy for fall

Burgundy for fall by missioncloset featuring a vintage leather belt

For the next few weeks Musthave Monday will be replaced by some of my favorite fall trends.  Burgundy was a hot color on the runway and I'm excited to add it to my lineup. Mix it with red and dark pinks for a bold look. Try it on your lips and nails. Or a glass of Bordeaux makes a nice accessory. 

August 11, 2011

the white stripes

Toes are really super  neon pink. So weird when that happens and no color correction can solve it. 
Madewell dress, Cole Haan shoes, Jewelry: Max& Chloe, BaubleBar, and Michael Kors

There are some clothing items you see and instantly "need" even if you don't really need them at all. This dress was one of those items. Initially I restrained myself. Then it went on sale and I still restrained myself. Then it was sold out and I was mad at myself. Then one in my size magically popped back up on the website and I decided it was meant to be. 

August 10, 2011

rossmore trunk show

Mira Mira is hosting another ladies night tomorrow, featuring jewelry by Rossmore. I have the gold "Triple Tri Teeth" at the bottom of the photo and wear it all the time. It's the perfect everyday necklace. Mira will also be serving up sales (20-40% off), wine, and charcuterie by The Butcher's Daughter. See you there!  

August 9, 2011


I finally joined Pinterest  and love having a place to "pin" all of the inspiration I find online, especially for fashion. Above is a snippet of my style board. If you're on Pinterest, let me know in the comments so I can follow you.

August 8, 2011

musthave monday: bright nails

Bright nail polish

Bright nail polish by missioncloset on

Bright nail polish is helping me stay cheery during our gloomy San Francisco summer. I love the fun shades of orange, pink, yellow, and turquoise that I'm seeing everywhere. My toes are currently neon pink and every time I wear open-toed shoes I surprise myself a little when I look down. So far I've only experimented with really bright colors on my toes because I fear I'll get too many comments at work if my fingers are too bright. Is that silly? Do you keep your mani toned down for the office? 

August 4, 2011

shades and braids

Every so often I get the urge to break from my normal hair routine. Last weekend that urge brought me to play with some French braids. I've also been wanting to experiment with round sunglasses for a long time and I finally bought a pair of cheapies at Loehmann's. So far I like the new shape. 

Max Studio sunglasses

Rossmore and Ellura necklaces

August 3, 2011

fashionable friends: jeanne and molly

Time for another round of fashionable friends and today I'm showing you how two San Francisco ladies dress for happy hour. I love the way blogger Jeanne paired a sleeveless trench with a classic striped top and purple rhinestone necklace. 

Molly's Madewell maxi dress and belted cardigan was the perfect outfit for drinks and dinner at Beretta. 

August 2, 2011

$10 off BaubleBar

BaubleBar has quickly become one of my favorite jewelry sites. I always look forward to their weekly emails with the new collections. I have two pairs of their earrings and a bracelet and have found them all to be great quality for the pricepoint. Starting this week, all new customers will receive a $10 credit when you create an account (but there's no subscription so no pressure to purchase each month). Flip through the slide show above to see some of my favorite pieces on the site right now.

August 1, 2011


Vince sweater, J Brand jeans
Botkier bag, Zara shoes
Marc by Marc Jacobs watch, CC Skye bracelet

 On my way home from an emergency root canal a couple of weeks ago, I walked by a huge sale sign at Zara and just couldn't resist -- numb face, crooked smile and all.  Finding these cobalt suede pumps at a great price certainly helped distract me from the pain. 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens