January 30, 2014

Washed Out

Denim is not something I buy often.  Usually I have a couple of pairs of jeans that are my go to, and I wear them over and over again for years.  I wear them until I have literally worn through them and am forced to replace them.  I recently wore through my favorite pair of skinny jeans that I have had for at least six years.  Naturally I have been shopping around for a replacement, but have been holding out on making the investment until I find the perfect pair.  In the meantime, I have found some really cute jeans for really affordable prices.  I found these fun dip-dye detail skinny jeans at Gap, and scored them on sale for $15! I love the fade away look and the super casual vibe.  Maybe not an every day obsession, but fun for an every once in a while change of pace.

Denim: Gap Dip-Dye Always Skinny Jeans
Tee: Asos Boyfriend T-Shirt
Blazer: Madewell-old, similar Here
Hat: American Apparel Floppy Wool Hat
Booties: Loeffler Randall- old, love their new Fitz Chelsea Boot
Necklace: Bauble Bar Maharaja Fringe Strand
Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth, Alexis Bittar, David Yurman, Catbird

Here are some other skinny denim picks with a fun twist or detail. All under $80!

January 27, 2014

Well Suited

In addition to doing a little bit of January post holiday sale shopping, I have also been reinventing old favorite pieces.  In preparation to do a much needed early spring cleaning,  I have been searching through the mess that is my closet.  I found one of my old favorite blazers I bought during my J.Crew days, when boyfriend blazers were all the rage.  I wore it all of the time, to the office, out in NYC,  you name it.  It is safe to say I haven't pulled it out of my closet in about a year.  The fit is a little large now, and in SF I find myself wearing blazers less and less.  I decided to take it out for a spin and wear it belted as a shirt instead.  Turned out to be a fun twist on the classic suit get up.  I paired it with new cute booties I recently scored on super sale, and a bold pink lip!

Blazer: J. Crew- similar J. Crew Rylan blazer on sale!
Pants: J. Crew- similar Drapey Drawstring Pant
Belt: Lauren Moffatt- old, also love this B-Low the Belt option and this Linea Pelle belt
Booties: Loeffler Randall Nahla Collar Bootie on super sale!
Lipstick: MAC Candy Yum Yum
Jewelry: Margaret Elizabeth, Hermes, Catbird

Here are some of my favorite lip color brands and options.  Currently, when going for a bold lip I always reach for my NARS Heat Wave or my MAC Candy Yum Yum 

Head over to the the Trend Spin link up to check out other takes on the Bold Lip trend.  You can go to Laura or Erin's blog to check out the link up!

If you are a fan of Loeffler Randall, check out their amazing 60% off sale. A lot of sizes are sold out, but there are still a few great finds left!  Including my awesome Nahla Collar Booties! 

January 17, 2014

Tomorrow Tomorrow

I love weekends!  I think I get so excited when Friday rolls around, because I feel a sense of adventure for the days to come.  That is what weekends are to me, the opportunity for mini adventures.  Whether it's taking a long weekend trip somewhere new, or driving up to wine country for a day or two, or staying in the city and having what I like to call an urban adventure. Sometimes it is fun to set out on a Saturday, and just explore a new neighborhood or wander from one favorite spot to another.  My new favorite accessory for a solo adventure are my Frends headphones.  I love them almost as much as I love the weekend!  They are the perfect size, and the rose gold details make them a true fashion accessory.

I hope everyone has a happy and adventurous long weekend!  

T-Shirt: Asos (other fun options HereHere, and Here)
Denim: Joe's Skinny Ankle Jeans
Shirt: J. Crew Men's Shirt (also like this Levi's Plaid One Pocket Shirt)
Booties: J. Crew (love this season's Aggie Suede Ankle Bootie)
Headphones: Frends Layla Headphones
Jewelry: CC Skye, Bauble Bar, Margaret Elizabeth, Catbird

January 14, 2014

Cold Front

Let's be honest, it has been really cold this past month. Although, I know I can't really complain since San Francisco's weather doesn't even compare to how cold it has been in other parts of the country. When it is consistently cold outside, I really can't be bothered to wear anything but cozy sweaters and comfy pants. This is when I take advantage of little things to pull together an otherwise very casual outfit. I have been sticking to my favorite sweaters and denim, but adding heels and smart coats. I also have no problem wearing heels over socks. I mean, if the shoe fits!
I hope everyone has been surviving the extra cold weather, and is having a great start to the new year! San Francisco temperatures are warming up this week, and I am definitely looking forward to some beautiful and sunny California days!

Sweater: White + Warren (also like this Gap Sweater)
Denim: J. Crew (similar boyfriend jeans Here and Here)
Coat: Mackage (love their Effie Buttoned Coat on sale!)
Shoes: J. Crew (other good black suede options Here and Here)
Socks: J. Crew (similar Here)
Clutch: Kate Spade (also LOVE this Tory Burch clutch) 

January 12, 2014

Golden Gals

I have to say, the first red carpet of this year's awards season did not disappoint.  A whole lot of gorgeous dresses graced the carpet at the Golden Globes.  Honestly there were so many I loved, it was hard to pick favorites and narrow it down.  To force myself to stop writing down almost every dress I decided to stick with a top ten.  There were a few color trends I liked seeing this year.  A lot of rich winter appropriate colors like red, green, and some black done really right.  I was happy to see some new faces who were surprisingly stunning, and to see some veterans take on the roll of classically chic.  All in all it was a great night for fashion.  I can't help but be even more excited for the rest of the awards season and the red carpets to come!

Zooey Deschanel in Oscar De La Renta

Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein 

Leslie Mann in Dolce & Gabanna

Olivia Wilde in Gucci

Amy Adams in Valentino

Michelle Dockery in Oscar De La Renta

Lupita Nyong'o in Ralph Lauren

Margot Robbie in Gucci

Allison Williams in Alexander McQueen

Cate Blanchett in Armani