December 26, 2012

Winter Wonderland

For our second holiday trip, we traveled up to northern Idaho to spend Christmas with my family.  We went skiing, snow shoeing, and on a horse drawn sleigh ride through the snowy woods.  It truly felt like we were in a winter wonderland.  To brighten things up I kept warm with a neon pink hat.  I couldn't resist a good opportunity for a pop of pink!

 Coat: Mackage- old (Mackage)
Hat: American Apparel (here)
Boots: Madewell (here)


December 21, 2012

Skirt the Issue

When traveling for the Holidays it is sometimes hard to pack for various festivities and occasions, especially when going for a long weekend and using most of your bag to deliver presents to your loved ones.  I always try to throw in a few statement pieces that pair with many basics and are festively appropriate. I love this patterned swirl skirt tied with a big red bow, it worked great for our early Christmas celebrations in Arizona.

Top: Levis (similar)
Skirt: Anthropologie- old (similar or similar)
Shoes: Bloch (here)

December 19, 2012

Desert Stroll

Over the past few days we traveled to Arizona.  It was sunny, dry, and delightful!  We spent time with family, shopped for farmer's market goodies, tried new restaurants, and cheered our heads off at the U of A basketball game.  When I travel on quick trips I like to have one good pair of jeans and shoes that I can wear with anything.  This leaves space in my bag for cute yet practical layers and any purchases I pick up along the way!

Top: StyleMint (here)
Sweater: J. Crew- old (similar)
Jeans: 7 for all Mankind (similar)
Scarf: American Apparel (here)
Boots: Sam Edelman (here on sale!)
Bracelets: CC Skye, David Yurman, Bauble Bar 

December 17, 2012

Polka - Dottie

At work I am surrounded by polka dots.  In the world of PB Teen we are known for our cute and colorful prints including lots of dots in layers of bright colors.  I may not be the target demographic, but I still think polka dots are fun and fancy free!

Top: Zara- old (similar)
Jacket: J. Crew- old (similar)
Jeans: J. Crew- old (similar)
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (color option)
Necklace: Bauble Bar (color option)
Bracelets: CC SKye, David Yurman, Bauble Bar

December 12, 2012

Gold Rush

Holiday soiree season is here!  Seasonal festivities are the perfect excuse to rock metallics and sparkle.  I personally am excited for the next few weeks.  I have visions of gold, sequins, and sugar plum fairies dancing through my outfit inspirations. First up, an oversized silk romper with rings of gold!

Romper: Cynthia Rowley- Gilt score (Cynthia Rowley
Tights: Hue (here)
Shoes: J. Crew- old (similar)
Necklace: Vintage. Bracelets: Hermes

December 9, 2012

Weekend Wear

On weekend days it can be hard to motivate beyond throwing on a pair of jeans and a sweatshirt.  Adding interest with cute boots or sneakers is a good way to spice up an otherwise basic and casual outfit.

Shirt: J. Crew- old (similar)
Sweatshirt: J. Crew- old (similar)
Jacket: Madewell- old (similar)
Jeans: Seven for all Mankind (similar)
Shoes: Anthropologie (here)
Necklaces: Bauble Bar (here and here)

December 6, 2012

Printed in Silk

Printed silk scarfs are beautiful.  They are elevated by vintage or intricate patterns and distinctly vibrant colors.  I appreciate when something classic and special transcends into everyday designs.  Like a skirt that seems as if it must have been inspired by a lovely hand printed silk scarf.

Jacket: J. Crew- old (similar)
Shirt: J. Crew (here)
Skirt: Milly- old 
Tights: Hue (here)
Shoes: J. Crew- old (similar)
Necklace: Bauble Bar (here) Bracelets: Hermes

November 28, 2012

L is For ...

I am definitely digging all of the cute Letterman inspired sweaters and jackets that are out this Fall and Holiday seasons.  I am also a fan of mixing sporty with feminine.  It would be easy to match a sweater and cargos with sneakers or flats.  Instead, why not finish off the outfit with a fun pair of heels?  It's a great way to add an unexpected girly twist!

Sweater: Love via Asos (here)
Pants: J. Crew- old (similar)
Shoes: J. Crew- old 
Necklace: Bauble Bar (here)

November 26, 2012

City Sparkle

During the past couple of months Gilt City has been hosting Gilt warehouse sales across the country.  I was lucky enough to be invited to the Friends & Family opening event of the San Francisco sale.  I mean, who can say no to cupcakes, champagne, and amazing discounts?  Definitely not me!  I walked away with two new dresses at incredible prices.  This Alexia Admor allover sequin shift is sparkly perfection for the Holiday season.  What I like most about this dress, is the color palette makes it a true year round party piece!

Dress: Alexia Admor- Gilt City Warehouse Sale Find (also found here and on sale!)
Jacket: Madewell (similar)
Tights: Hue (here)
Shoes: J. Crew- Old (similar)
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, David Yurman, CC Skye

November 20, 2012

Layers & Legwarmers

Fall is all about layering.  Sweater jackets are great for crisp cool days when a coat is a little too much.  They can also be layered under heavier jackets for really cold days.  I like to be able to wear dresses and skirts year round.  To stay warm I layer with thick tights or occasionally legwarmers.  Yes, legwarmers!  Maybe it is all those years of dance rubbing off, but they are comfy, cozy, and cute!


Sweater: Lauren Moffatt- old (similar)
Dress: J. Crew- old (similar)
Tights: American Apparel (here)
Legwarmers: American Apparel (here)
Boots: Madewell (here)
Bracelets: Gorjana, David Yurman, CC Skye, Alex and Ani

November 18, 2012

Rainy Weekend

When it's raining out, it is almost impossible to get dressed and motivated.  Leggings and an over-sized shirt might be all you can muster up for a rainy Saturday.  But, who says you can't make that work? Especially if activities for the day don't extend much beyond a mid morning coffee outing and an afternoon trip to the gym!

Shirt: J. Crew (similar)
Sweatshirt: American Apparel (here)
Pants: lululemon (here)
Jacket: G.E.T (color option)
Shoes: Hunter (here)
Socks: lululemon (here)
Necklace: J. Crew, Bracelets: CC Skye, David Yurman

November 14, 2012

Black and Neon

A touch of neon is always fun to add to an outfit.  My personal opinion is a little goes a long way.  I prefer neon pops in prints or stripes.  It is easier to balance these out with more muted colors.  I decided to pair a neon printed dress with black for an evening out.

Dress: StyleMint (here)
Blazer: Madewell (similar)
Boots: Madewell (here)
Clutch: Clare Vivier (here)
Bracelets: Alex and Ani, CC Skye, Tiffany Chou, David Yurman

November 12, 2012

Take Two

It has been cozy sweater weather lately, even in SF.  A common misconception is cozy sweaters are only meant to lounge around in.  Oversized sweaters are easy to pair with leggings and boots for a casual Saturday brunch.  Pairing the same sweater with a cute mini skirt and heels for a dinner date works too!

1. Sweater: Asos (here), Pants: J.Crew (similar), Shoes: J.Crew (similar),
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff (color option) Earrings: Vintage
2. Sweater: Asos (here), Skirt: J. Crew (similar), Tights: Hue (here),
Shoes: J. Crew (similar), Necklace: J. Crew

November 8, 2012

Fashion Fundamental : LBD

A good Little Black Dress is a true wardrobe essential.  Every woman should have one in her closet.  Some shoppers prefer to invest in a quality piece they can wear for any occasion.  If this is the case, I suggest choosing a classic option that can be worn day to night and be dressed up or down.  On the other hand, there are shoppers who prefer to mix it up and find multiple dresses for varying occasions.  In this post, I highlight different types of LBDs and when or where they might be considered perfection!

The Feminine LBD: Perfect to take from day to night
Marc by Marc Jacobs (here)

The Lace LBD: Perfect for a date night
Free People (here)

The Fun and Flirty LBD: Perfect for a cocktail party
Three Floor (here)

The Sleek and Structured LBD: Perfect for a dress to impress meeting
Zara (here)

The Printed LBD: Perfect to dress up or down
ASOS (here)

The Knit LBD: Perfect for weekend outings
T-Bags Los Angeles (here)

The Long Sleeve Shift LBD:  Perfect for a day at the office
J. Crew (here)

The Classic LBD: Perfect for any occasion
BB Dakota (here)

The Sparkly LBD: Perfect for Holiday festivities
Free People (here)