26 Jul 2018
Turtleneck – Aritzia / Skirt- Brandy Melville
When I first moved to California, I quickly became a fan of Brandy Melville. Everything all in one size and reasonably priced? Take my wallet. It made shopping for anything oversized and petite-sized all in one less of a hassle. Don’t worry though – I’ve heard complaints on both sides and understand the criticism that they have received as well.
I’m not shopping at Brandy as frequently as I used to, but every now and then I’ll pop in and find that one piece that was made to come home with me. On that one particular occasion, it was this skirt. It is a little bit high-waisted, fitted, and reminds me of the 90’s. To be honest, I wasn’t sure how well it would pair with other items in my closet, but I love it with my Aritzia turtleneck which ends up being a little roomier.
I don’t have a great up close shot of the skirt, but it’s a lighter blue and striped.
17 Jul 2018
Turtleneck – Aritzia / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Denim Jacket – Gap / Hat – Nordstrom / Sneakers – Nike
I never considered myself a big champagne drinker, but when I learned that The Riddler, a champagne bar in Hayes Valley, was serving up brunch on the weekends it seemed worth checking out. Nestled on a quiet street in Hayes, The Riddler sometimes feels like it goes unnoticed. One defining feature though? A champagne bottle painted on the side of their building that doubles as a photo backdrop.
The Riddler’s brunch menu is not like other brunch menus that you might find in San Francisco. Instead, it’s actually quite mysterious and not even found on their website. The only way I knew that they served brunch was through the grapevine and on other blogs.
How it works: There is a pre-fixe menu with three different categories that you get to choose from. For the starter, we had the option of choosing from two different yogurt parfaits. Next we chose from a selection of savory tarts and then a selection of quiches. The brunch at The Riddler is supposed to be considered a bit lighter than your usual, but it ends up being the perfect amount. As many of you know, I love variety in my meals so having a little bit of everything satisfied my craving. If this wasn’t enough, the menu also has a selection of various champagne cocktails for you to choose from to pair with the rest of your meal. Not only was everything pretty delicious, but it’s such a great setting for a morning with your girlfriends. I took two of my favorite girls that I thought would enjoy the brunch along for the ride and we loved every minute of it.
Read more “Sundays at The Riddler”
05 May 2018
Top – Margaret O’Leary / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Purse – Forever21
As we all know, my closet for the most part is a home for neutral colors. When I received this sweater from [Margaret O’Leary] I was so excited to have what I considered a bit of a statement piece. My eyes were so glued to the beautiful blue hue and having stripes in a very non-traditional way. I was up to the challenge of trying to style this alongside the pieces I already had. The result? A little bit of retro and we kind of love it! What you can’t see in the photo is that actually closer to the hem line of the sweater there is a bright and bold red stripe. This blue was so fun though and when it came to picking bottoms, I went for my classic corduroy skirt from Brandy Melville which has a history of going with just about anything!
25 Mar 2018
Denim Jacket – Gap / Top – Abercrombie & Fitch / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Bag – Madewell / Sneakers – Nike
The last time I had worn a denim jacket was when I was 11. I was shopping for back-to-school clothes with my mother at Macy’s right before the 6th grade and in my hands I had a denim jacket and a corduroy jacket. I couldn’t not have both and I figured that having two jackets would provide me with more flexibility. I was right. They were the best two jackets that I owned that year and then once I got to junior high, I said “see ya later!”
On an impromptu shopping trip with Winny in the Marina, we stopped into the Gap and I wondered if I could ever pull off another denim jacket. I stood in front of the mirror with two sizes trying them on for what felt like 25 minutes while Winnyy waited patiently. Did I want it to be fitted and snug or did I want it to be slightly bigger so that I could layer? The layered look won, obviously! The following week, I put this ‘fit together and loved how I could wear it for any day at work or just a casual weekend.
26 Dec 2017
Duster – Azalea / Tee – Abercrombie & Fitch / Pants – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew
Sure, these are my 12 favorites look of the year, but they also overlap with 12 of my favorite backdrops from the year! If you’re someone who documents your OOTD’s, then you know that these two things kind of go hand in hand. This year, I experienced a major shift in my outfits and that is mostly due to a location change. Living in South Bay was a dream, but it meant that I was living in this sort of alternate reality where it was summertime every single day. The last four years of that are something that I would never give back, but now that I’m living in San Francisco, I’m glad that I get to dress for true weather. It reminds me of my days in Seattle.
In 2017, I embraced a very casual look and I pushed the boundaries of day to night wear. I showed love to some of my favorite accessories (bandana, baseball cap, choker) and revived some old favorites (Keds!) We didn’t find ourselves immersed in any crazy trends… but I did find some pieces worn by other people on Instagram that I went out and bought myself! It’s not really the same thing, you guys. It’s almost… worse.
Read more “Our Favorite Looks of 2017”
23 Dec 2017
Sunglasses – Marc Jacobs / Striped Dress – Azalea / Black Dress – Brandy Melville / Bag – Madewell
I knew that it would be somewhat of a fashion risk to layer two dresses on top of each other this day, but the good thing about a bad outfit is that it only lasts one day. The whole look was very 90’s (hence the choke-a-loke) and I actually could have pulled this off if not for one little detail. The layered black dress landed just above my knees and if it were just a little bit shorter, it would have been perfect. And okay, if the collar for the black dress would have been a smidge higher, I could’ve worked with that too.
These photos were taken in front of where all the Munis live in the Mission District and was one of my favorite spots! I often miss it and I know there’s a lot of people don’t quite understand my love for this location, but I’m completely obsessed with it. Something about all the buses, man.
10 Dec 2017
Top and Skirt – Brandy Melville / Hat – Nordstrom
It’s funny that I can now look at this photo and know that this outfit for me is completely outdated. I think that’s the fun part about capturing your look on a daily basis is that you can actually see your style evolution drastically change within a short period of time. Even today, I am still obsessed with this hat to the point where I wore it today and after seeing it in my photos for three consecutive looks realized that I probably need to purchase a new hat! I love this all black look and with the corduroy skirt especially because it sort of reminds me of my childhood and childhood pieces, but as a late 20’s something now, it almost feels inappropriate to wear something like this – let alone to work even! I clearly didn’t know that back then and I can confirm that those feelings didn’t come to mind at all, but that just goes to show how much my personal style is changing now just a couple of seasons later. We’re not ready to part with any of these items quite yet. The hope is that we can find a second life for them, but just not within the same outfit. 🙂
22 Aug 2017
Top – Brandy Melville / Denim – Urban Outfitters
Social media is a funny thing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a piece on a friend in their photos and have messaged them immediately to be like, “What is this? Where did you get it? How much was it?” That’s what this Brandy Melville top was for me and my friend Wanita. And what’s even more funny is the piece that I heard about it from someone else is the piece that people will then in turn ask me about – it all come around full circle. For the last year, bandanas have been my favorite accessory. They’re inexpensive and there are so many ways to wear them as part of your outfit – whether that’s around your neck, in your hair, or even tied to your bag. I can’t live without them.
03 Jul 2017
Sweater – Oak + Fort / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Sneakers – Keds / Sunglasses – Kate Spade
I have a huge crush on colored walls all over the Bay Area. Sometimes, I even find them to be the best accessory to any outfit because of what it adds. If you’ve been following my recent posts, then you know that I am obsessed with this Oak + Fort pullover sweater. I remember trying it on in store and feeling a little bit on the fence at first. Did I really need another sweater? The answer was so clearly “yes” when I put it on over my head. It was perfectly oversized, sheer enough, but cozy and one that I wanted to live in. I paired it with this corduroy Brandy Melville skirt that I’m still loving years later and to casual it up a bit – threw on the Keds! They never fail me.
01 Jul 2017
Y’all! Happy long weekend! I’m so #blessed to be able to have four straight days off (sort of!) I’m doing some light work email only because I am working one day next week and taking that much time off feels very unproductive to me. What is everyone up to? Other than spending the entire day blogging, I’m beginning to start my move up to the city. The boxes have been taken home and instead of physically packing, I’m still in the stage of making mental notes about what I’m actually going to be packing. Let’s just call that… “progress” k? Back in February, my dearest friend Megan came for a visit and we spent the weekend exploring different parts of the Bay Area. Every time my friends visit, I try to go to one new place so that we can both experience something together. In the years of my living here, I had never been to the top of Bernal Heights. The view really is as magnificent as it looks and it’s just a short hike up to the top.
Turtleneck – Aritzia / Dress – Brandy Melville / Socks – Uniqlo / Boots – J. Crew / Sunglasses – Kate Spade