October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween! 

October 28, 2011

and the winner is...

jewelmint fall 2011

The winner of the JewelMint giveaway is Amy! And the good news is that even if you didn't win, you can still get 50% off your first piece of jewelry from JewelMint with the promo code BOCT50 through October 31st. For more information about how membership works, check out this post. Thanks to everyone who entered. Happy Friday!

October 26, 2011

shop for the cure with me at theory

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month I'm co-hosting a Shop for the Cure kickoff party at Theory tomorrow evening. I'd love for you to join me for drinks, bites, and shopping. If you'd like to make a $65 donation to Komen, you'll receive the Komen Card for 20% at the following Union Square stores: 

Kate Spade 
Williams Sonoma
John Varvatos
Paul Smith
Bottega Veneta
Glory Chen
TSE Cashmere
The Container Store

RSVP on the Facebook event. Hope to see you there! 

October 25, 2011

jewelmint giveaway

Necklace and ring courtesy of JewelMint, Club Monaco top and skirt, Madewell shoes

It's been a while since I've shared a "standing outside mission:closet's closet" post, so I decided to snap an outfit to celebrate today's giveway. JewelMint has kindly offered to give a free credit to one of my readers so you can pick out any piece you'd like. My Fall favorites are the Serpentine necklace and the Ever Frost ring and there are many more great items on the site right now. All you need to do to enter the giveaway is like JewelMint on Facebook and leave comments on this post and the JewelMint blog (any post) letting us know that you'd like to enter the giveaway. I'll pick a winner at random on Friday. Good luck! 

October 24, 2011

fall inspiration board

Here's a peek at my Fall inspiration board. You've already seen some of these trends in my Fall Forecast posts , but I'm excited to start posting more outfits as the weather changes. Flowing maxi skirts, bright pants, leather and tweed will be in heavy rotation. What Fall trends are you already wearing?   

October 19, 2011


For the past couple of months I've been a beta tester on a very cool iPhone app that is now available in the app store. Poshmark is a marketplace for selling and buying clothes via other fashionistas around the world. It's super easy to list items with the in-app camera so you can make room in your closet for next season's trends and put some money back in your wallet. They even take care of the shipping with pre-paid, pre-addressed labels. Download the app today so we can start swapping clothes. Any size 9 shoe-wearers out there? 

October 17, 2011

Fall sweaters

Fall sweaters

I got back from Maui last night and I sadly tossed my sundresses, shorts, and bikinis in the wash. It was then I decided it's time to begin Fall for real by answering a request from my friend Amelia. She recently moved to Washington, DC and needs some new sweaters to get her through the cold winter. Getting excited about Fall fashion was a good way to temper the end-of-vacation blues. During my sweater search, I found I'm drawn to drapy and cozy cardigans, unique details on crewnecks, and bright colors this season. Here's a slideshow of some styles I'd love to add to my wardrobe. 

October 15, 2011

maui snapshots:mama's fish house

A few friends recommended Mama's Fish House in Paia so we went last night and loved it. Totally kitschy and delicious.

October 14, 2011

maui snapshots:big beach

Yesterday morning we went on a kayak snorkel tour where we saw a bunch of sea turtle and beautiful fish. Sorry instagram doesn't work down there. In the afternoon we caught the sunset at Big Beach in Makena State Park.

October 12, 2011

maui snapshots:cocktails and leis

Our first night in Wailea.

October 11, 2011

maui snapshots:poolside

We spent the first few days of our vacation in Lahaina and so far our activities include surfing, star gazing, eating a lot of seafood, and sipping on too many umbrella drinks. Tomorrow we head to Wailea where we'll probably do more of the same plus a little volcano-climbing.

October 10, 2011

vacation time

Maui packing

Maui packing by missioncloset featuring a chambray shirt

Aloha! Nick and I are on vacation in Maui this week so posting might be sporadic. Here are a few of the items I packed for the trip, not to mention a gallon of sunscreen and nearly every single sundress I own since I never get to wear them in San Francisco. I'll try to post some mobile uploads throughout the week but please forgive me if I'm too busy... relaxing.  

October 6, 2011

fall at mira mira

Last week Mira Mira hosted a runway presentation of her Fall lookbook at The Pretty Pretty Collective on 22nd and Valencia. It was delightful to go to an event in my neighborhood with such great people and fashion. My favorite part was seeing some local bloggers work it on the runway. I overheard several people say it was the best fashion show they'd seen in San Francisco. Bravo to Mira, Pretty Pretty Collective, and Joanna Riedl for organizing a great show and party. Go check out the Fall lines at Mira Mira before they're gone. 

Laura of On the Racks
Jennie of Going West
Blair of Atlantic-Pacific 

Carolyn, Mira, and Amber
My new red pants! 

October 5, 2011


For the first time ever, I splurged on Chanel's it-color nail polish of the season. I couldn't resist Péridot. Liquid gold shimmer with a pretty green tint? Yes please. It was hard to capture the green in the my photo so the image below conveys it better. For more fun nail polish ideas, check out Refinery 29's nail stalking post, where my digets are also featured. 

October 4, 2011

benefit local love

Photo: Benefit Blog
Last week Adelle and Benefit Cosmetics invited me to the Chestnut Street store to celebrate the launch of their Local Love campaign. They profiled 8 awesome San Francisco women who personify San Francisco style. Congrats to blogger pals Adelle and Natalie who were two of the lovely ladies featured. It was a fun night filled with Delfina pizza, makeup, champagne, and girl talk. Thanks to Benefit for hosting a great party. Check out their blog post about the evening. 

Adelle rocking an awesome pair of print pants
Quinn from Benefit and Natalie in fun bright dresses

Benefit's new highlighter, Watt's Up
My new favorite mascara. Seriously makes your lashes look super full and long.  
Adelle and one of the photos featured in the campaign

October 3, 2011

fall forecast: my closet

Fall- Nadine skirt

Fall- Nadine skirt by missioncloset featuring a cashmere trench coat

As the warm weather starts to slip away in San Francisco, I'm ready to start wearing my fall clothes. Here are some of the items I'm looking forward to wearing this season. After my leather skirt post I decided the Club Monaco brown pencil skirt was a musthave and I'll be creating a lot of outfits around it with a cornflower blue sweater, salmon button-down, and my trusty chambray. Wide-leg jeans will be my bottoms of choice and I'll transition my Madewell opentoe booties into the cold weather with ribbed neutral tights. I'm also hoping to score a new pair of cognac boots like these Frye ones. My wool camel trench from last Fall is making a comeback and I'll be accenting a lot of outfits with a leopard print scarf I picked up at Saffron Rare Threads in August. What are you excited to wear now that Fall has officially arrived?