December 30, 2016

All in One Piece

I am headed to the snow for New Years, but having just come back from the beach I have tropical vacations on my mind.  As I know many people travel to warmer weather in the upcoming winter months, I figured I would share a secret, one pieces are the best!  Ever since the one piece has made a comeback, there are so many cute options out there!  This summer I added two one pieces to my otherwise bikini only selection of bathing suits.  I went for classic solid in this Ella Moss V-Neck and a fun low back print in this Show Me Your Mumu Topanga Tank.  I put both to good use on my recent trip home to Maui!

December 28, 2016

Style Staples + Madewell Sale!

Regardless of style, everyone has their go to items.  Their favorite sweater, t-shirt, or jeans, that they throw on over and over again.  It's the easy comfortable items we always feel good in that we wear over and over again.  Right now I have an oversized jacket from Topshop, slip on sneakers from Zara, and my Favorite Purse from Cuyana, on serious repeat. These are all accessories that I use almost everyday, or at least a few times a week.  They fit all my criteria for go to pieces, they go with so many outfits, they are practical, and they are super comfortable!  

December 13, 2016

Pleated Party Skirt

Holiday party season is in full swing and the perfect day to evening outfit is a must.  My solution this season, the pleated skirt!  This trend is perfect to go from work to after work seamlessly.  Mine is metallic from Zara, but of course I included an array of choices below.  These skirts come in similar silhouettes, all slightly full and all mostly midi, but in an array of fun colors!  Dress it up with an even sparklier top and fun heels, or dress it down with boots and a sweater.  Or land somewhere in the middle, like I did, with simple heels and a leather jacket.  So many options perfect for many an occasion!

November 22, 2016

Sale + Mumu

Many people ask me where I shop and what my favorite brands are.  When I think about the the brands I actually buy and don't just covet, a current favorite is Show Me Your Mumu.  I love their stuff and I love it even more when it's on sale!  Anyone who know me knows I love a good sale and I love a good Mumu.  Lucky for all of us they started their Black Friday sale early, so we don't have to wait until Friday to shop select items at 40% off!  Sale is on now through Sunday 11/27, use code MUMUSALE40.   Of course I wouldn't share this great sale info and not share a round up of my you go!

Top Image: Hacienda Dress in Hibiscus Crisp 
Bottom Left: Topanga Tank Swimsuit in Paradise Found
Bottom Center: Bella Dress, love it in Aztec 
Bottom Right: Mae Mu in Sea Lilies

November 21, 2016

Table Setting

Since the Holidays are upon is,  I thought it would be the perfect time to share some of my current and favorite table decor. This year instead of getting carried away with Autumnal or Holiday themed tablescapes, I am keeping it simple. The table setting pieces I have collected over the last few years tend to be classic and slightly coastal, with lots of whites and blues. Ever since we put in our copper light fixture over our dining room table, I have started to collect pieces with copper elements. They add a little bit of glamour and tie the table together! We are hosting our first Thanksgiving in our home, and I can't wait to pull out these cute copper napkin rings and this copper trimmed wine coaster I bought for this season's gatherings! When all else fails the go to items I use to dress up a table are pretty napkins, fresh flowers, and our crystal glassware!

March 2, 2016

Tunics in Tucson

Sometimes sneakers and sweatshirts are the only way to go.  I am not sure if my recent affinity for extra causal is due to moving out of the city, but I always want to throw on jeans, a sweatshirt like top, and sneaks.  I have taken it upon myself to prove that super casual can still be cute, cool, and creative!  For a day exploring Tucson during our quick weekend in the desert, my mantra was no different.  I have to say if you love a comfortable long top, the Tunic Sweatshirt from Everlane is amazing.  It is soft, the perfect slightly oversized fit, and comes in six colors.  I have two and seriously wear them all of the time!  
We spent some of our time running into all of the wonderful wall art murals that have popped up throughout the city.  We obviously had to stop and take photos in front of this awesome mosaic I am Tucson wall.  If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw we ran into a few other great ones (see Here and Here). 

Top: Everlane- Tunic Sweatshirt
Jeans: 7 For all Mankind- Skinny Jeans
Jacket: Gap- Similar Here
Shoes: Converse- Chuck Taylor
Bag: Clare Vivier-Flat Clutch
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

February 28, 2016

Oscar Red Carpet

It has been a wonderful awards season on the red carpet.  I was impressed by all of the risk takers.  Some looked amazing and some not so amazing.  I constantly found myself questioning, do I love this or do I hate this?  Regardless, all of the risks made this red carpet much more exciting than the rest.   I have been waiting for this!  There were some bright and beautiful colors, some lovely expecting mamas, and a few really dapper dudes.  I picked my top ten ladies and then threw in a few of the best dressed gentlemen as an added bonus! Enjoy!

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Brie Larson in Gucci

Leonardo DiCaprio in Armani

Daisy Ridley in Chanel

Olivia Munn in Stella McCartney

Chrissy Tiegen in Marchesa

Eddie Redmayne in Alexander McQueen

Emily Blunt in Prada

Charlize Theron in Dior

Saorise Ronan in Calvin Klein

Jacob Tremblay in Armani

All Images by Getty Images

February 22, 2016

Walk it off

We spent a weekend in the desert and I was not prepared for the heat.  I knew it was going to be sunny and pushing eighty degrees, but being so used to SF weather I didn't really process.  As a last minute outfit to feel semi appropriate in the warm weather, I pulled out a long tunic tank I was originally going to layer with a light jacket and wore alone over ripped jeans.  Dressed up the otherwise super casual get up with a big necklace and my Everlane loafers.  I had been eyeing these shoes for a while and they are now my go to favorites.  They make every look a little more classic and well dressed.

Top: Show Me Your Mumu-Shermin Tunic Tank
Jeans: Blank Denim- Similar Here and Here
Shoes: Everlane-The Modern Loafer
Bag: Madewell-Bucket Bag
Necklace: Bauble Bar- Courtney Bib
Snglasses: Karen Walker

February 4, 2016

Sneaks in Seattle

For a Saturday in Seattle I went true weekend casual in a sweatshirt top, skinny jeans, and sneakers.  When keeping it casual I always like to keep it cool.  I find myself almost exclusively pairing my leather jacket with some sort of a sweatshirt.  And, embarrassingly I get excited for the weekend so I can throw on a pair of fun sneakers!

Top: Joie- Tammy Sweatshirt
Denim: 7 For All Mankind- Skinny Jean
Jacket: Moschino Love- Similar Here and Here
Shoes: Nike- Blazer Mid Sneakers
Bag: Madewell- Bucket Bag
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

January 31, 2016

SAG Award Standouts

I realize this red carpet round up is coming a day late.  I was traveling this weekend but made sure to re-cap my favorites from the red carpet as soon as I returned.  I haven't even been able to watch the show yet, but did get enough tidbits to know that the adorable Jacob Tremblay stole the show...again.  I couldn't help but add him to my round up and if you don't know who or what I am talking about see HereHere and Here!
Since I haven't watched the full red carpet special or the show, I haven't quite wrapped my head around any overwhelming trends.  There were quite a few ladies looking beautiful in blue, many of them making my top ten!  Otherwise it seemed like a diverse array of dresses, colors, and details.  Not one overwhelming trend but a few different ones, like florals, allover sequins, slim column dresses, and unexpected trims (I am looking at you Brie Larson)!

So here it goes, better late than never, my SAG standouts...

Naomi Watts in Burberry

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Kiernen Shipka in Erdem

Tina Fey in Prabal Gurung

Saoirse Ronan in Michael Kors

Claire Danes in Stella McCartney

Helen Mirren in Jenny Packham

Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab

Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson

Brie Larson in Versace

Jacob Tremblay in a three piece pinstripe suit by Appaman

All Images by Getty Images

January 25, 2016

Rosé Please

I love a good graphic tee or tank. These days there are a ton of brands making cute clothing with fun sentiments. One of my favorites is Daydreamer Clothing, they have a lot of cuteness to choose from. Being a Rosé lover myself, when I saw this tank I had to have it. The best thing about a great tee, is that it can be dressed up or way down. I have worn this tank everywhere from on the beach over a bathing suit,  to in the city with pants, heels, and a blazer. Somehow it always works, and adds a fun twist to any outfit!

Tank: Daydreamer- similar Here and Here
Pants: Joie- Mariner Pants
Blazer: Madewell- similar Here
Shoes: J. Crew- similar Here and love These with fringe!

January 10, 2016

They're Golden

Another year, another Golden Globes red carpet Sunday!  Now that I have been doing these red carpet top picks for a few years, my friends have started to text me during the day in anticipation.  They know I am watching  and picking my favorites, so they make sure to share their thoughts or ask for mine.  I love receiving their comments, and knowing watching the red carpet is just as fun and exciting for them as it is for me!  One was taken by all of the capes that floated down the carpet. Another was proud of her correct prediction of white being a big color of the night.  Another simply asked me which dress was my favorite.  Presumably as someone who watches this show every year and comes up with a list of top picks, determining a favorite would be easy.  But, not this year.  There were many beautiful dresses worn by stunning women, but I couldn't name just one top pick.  Some years there is that perfect combination of dress and actress, and they are with out a doubt the standout of the night.  This year I dare say I didn't have a favorite.  With that being said, it was very difficult to keep my top picks to 10.  I could have easily listed a top 15.  But, I took the challenge and picked my top 10, which if I am being honest are my favorites for the combination of the dress and the actress who wore it.

Brie Larson in Calvin Klein

Rachel McAdams in Lanvin

Joanne Froggatt in Reem Acra

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Atelier Versace

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon

Jenna Dewan Tatum in Zuhair Murad Couture

Lily James in Marchesa

Cate Blanchett in Givenchy

All images by Getty images