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!
28 Apr 2018
Dress – Tobi / Denim Jacket – Gap / Birkenstocks
Why, yes, I did walk back and forth in front of this house in Potrero Hill so that I could get two very different shots. Which one do we like better? I had just gotten these two pieces – the jacket and the dress – and couldn’t wait to pair the two together. This Tobi dress is perfect for every day wear and because the print is so casual, it makes throwing a jacket over it completely effortless. The timing of us wearing this and being in front of this house was just a coincidence! Though you can’t see it, another favorite element to this dress is the lace up tie at the top, which gives it a bit of an edge. We can’t wait for the temperatures to rise again in San Francisco so that this dress can get more wear.
07 Apr 2018
Sunglasses – Quay / Turtleneck – Aritzia / Denim – Levi’s / Sneakers – Nike
I’m now a woman in my late-20’s living in San Francisco and I love to run errands on the weekend. When I was living in South Bay, my car was my best friend. I would bop around to Santa Clara, Cupertino, Mountain View, and Palo Alto for all the things that I needed. The only weekends when I don’t have errands are when I’m traveling. In the city, I’m using my car less and running errands by foot. My weekend uniform tends to be different from what I wear on the weekdays. For one, it’s darker. On top of that, it just is more functional. I feel like what I’m wearing allows me to be more flexible and there’s room to stretch – especially in my Nike Flyknits. I love how this outfit makes me feel stealth. These are my usual staples, but Winny was in town this weekend that we took the photo and these are her Quay sunglasses for that added pop of color!
01 Apr 2018
Sweater – Madewell / Skirt – Aritzia / Wallet – Kate Spade
I recently decided that it was time to donate this Madewell sweater, but seeing photos of it again makes me want to give it a second chance! When I first put this ‘fit together, I wasn’t confident it would work out. I thought the sweater would be too frumpy given how fitted the skirt was and that it would be unflattering. Truthfully, I didn’t feel my best in it, but it doesn’t look terrible in photos. If there’s one thing that I like about this outfit it’s that we stayed light on top and used an accessory (my wallet) and shoes to bring in darker elements giving it some balance.
31 Mar 2018
Bandana – Amazon / Top – Nordstrom / Denim – Citizens of Humanity
Happy Saturday everyone! For the last four months, it has felt like I haven’t truly had a weekend entirely to myself – one without errands and without travel. Even though it’s the sunniest Saturday and I should be out and about, I’m pretty content just staying indoors and catching up on Yow Yow! I started the morning off with a facial (a birthday treat to myself!) and with takeout from one of my favorite lunch spots (Asian Box!) I can’t even describe to you how relaxing it feels to have a day without any other plans for the rest of it.
Many of the outfits that we’re still covering were taken when my office was still in the Mission. It was always so warm over there so that’s the reason behind why I never seem to have a sweater or a jacket on because I was absolutely roasting. I haven’t worn this look since, but I loved shooting against this millennial pink wall. It’s such a boy-ish look for me, but it’s kind of fun to mix things up every once in awhile. I’m loving these slightly baggy-ish high-waisted jeans and a cheap bandana to throw around my neck.
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.
23 Mar 2018
Top – Madewell / Pants – Aritzia / Heels – Vince Camuto
Every blogger strives to find that perfect backdrop for their photos and it’s true, I like to do the same sometimes. Other times though, I would prefer to just capture outfits in the natural setting that I’m in. Near my old office, there was a lot of construction being done. It was in the quieter part of the Mission and sometimes it was a little bit rough. There were a few gems sprinkled in the mix though. It wasn’t always the prettiest of backdrops, but we worked with what we had and I loved it! For those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that I love the location below where all of the MUNI buses live. It was forbidden to get further into the lot because there was always an attendant there and watching me, but I pushed the boundaries each time.
03 Mar 2018
Tee – Aritzia / Denim – Levi’s / Shoes – Vince Camuto
There was never a shortage of backdrops in my old neighborhood. Moving day was approaching so I knew I had to get in every last drop. On this evening one day after work, we actually shot in five different areas (4 only included in this post.) The Mission neighborhood tends to be one of the warmest ones in the city so after work, I’m always ready to leave my jackets behind. I’m wearing a plain white Aritzia tee with a completely open back. It’s a little bit too racy for work so I had a cardigan over it the entire day until we shot. This outfit should be my daily uniform because it’s functional and just the right amount of comfort for anything I’d ever need to do.
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