Wednesday, July 27, 2016

What's On Tap

Super excited to share a look at the newest Whole Foods Market Silicon Valley location in Santa Clara, California. Now open everyday from 8am to 10pm daily, this store features so many cool details like, a self-serve cupcake display, a delish Ramen station and digital kiosk ordering at the burrito/sandwich counter. 

Yet my favorite part of the new location is its gorgeous Tap Room. Tuffted chair stools, mosaic tile, reclaimed redwood tables, each these designer touches of the stylish space make it must-check-out spot for a happy hour with friends. Its 16-Tap system features local and national brews that include a collaboration between Camino Brewing and Chromatic Coffee called the Cafe Con Leche. You can also order exclusive food offerings, which have been curated by Top Chef finalist Melissa King for the Tap Room's menu. I mean, lemongrass meatballs, enoki bacon bites and Tokyo Burgers... YUM! The Tap Room will also be hosting a bevy of fun events. This Friday join its Locals Only Tap Takeover, get details HERE. Happy Wednesday Lovelies.

Dress Crossroads Trading Co.
Wedges Gap worn with romper HERE and pants HERE
Bag Vintage

Whole Foods Market Santa Clara
2732 Augustine Drive
Santa Clara, CA


Monday, July 18, 2016

American Days

It has taken me a bit to get into this sneaker trend. Given my petite height, unless I am out for a run, sneakers make me feel like a muppet with cartoon size feet. Thus having tried a couple of styles I decided not to go with an athleisure type sneak but a more casual classic, The Chuck Taylor. I actually lived in black converse circa the late 90s. I was quite the alternative music lover (still love me some Third Eye Blind on any summer day) and (officially mortified to admit this) paired them with a studded pyramid belt as well as a matching bracelet (ughh lol). Funny how trends and personal style evolve ain't it? I never thought I would own another pair 20 years later, much less a white one. 

The easiest way to do this trend is with crisp skinny jeans and a basic white plain tee. Add an en trend bomber jacket for a summer night out layered look. For a more fashion forward ensemble, accessorize a skirt or dress with sneakers. The key to not making this look frumpy is to pick the right length size and silhouette when picking a skirt or dress for your body type. For petite ladies, stick with fitted and shorter styles like body cons and minis. For taller gals, midi skirts and maxi dresses are fair game. Add, wardrobe staple, a denim jacket for a summer weekend style. I wore my iconic American sneaker look for a little 4th Of July fun in Sacramento. A little wine tasting followed by an evening of fireworks, it was a perfect American summer day in the state capitol. 

Thrifted Purse & DVF Dress Crossroads Trading Co.
 Chuck Taylors Converse 
Vintage Denim Jacket Savers


Friday, July 1, 2016

Woman Cave Shopping Guide

As many of you know my love for vintage does not stop at clothes. One of my favorite past times is hunting down home decor treasures at estate sales, thrift shops and antique fairs. A combination of the story and the unique wear and tear that can come with each piece, vintage accents can truly add fabulous character to any home design. Recently I have been sorting through many of those finds, trying to redefine my own home style. It has been during this process I have come to the realization that my room is currently what I would consider my "space of sanctuary" and that means that the poor boy has to at times endure the overflow of trinkets, feminine color... and not to mention the "deadly" shoe problem on the floor. LOL. Perusing the inter webs for solutions, I have been more and more inspired by the curated "Woman Cave" spaces being created. Moreover whether it be wanted for extra storage, office needs or play dates, a "Woman Cave" can not only be functional but also fashionable with a touch of vintage flair. Giving you easy access to finding pre-loved finds like mine for your own "Woman Cave", I have partnered with Chairish, an online marketplace where one can buy and sell vintage pieces, putting together a shoppable list of stylish pieces.

Color is a great way to create cohesive room when using vintage pieces. I personally love to pick a piece that pops and work around it. For example a pair of Yellow Stools caught my eye in the Chairish Bar Stools section and quickly was in love with their Mid-Century meets Retro design. Print and texture is another big decor must-do for me. Bring this in with accessory accents that can be changed as your style and needs evolve. Sticking to citrus hues, I was over the moon to find a set of stripped Mid-Century glasses and a shaggy Turkish Kilim throw pillow on the Chairish site. Continuing to work on my on "Woman Cave" (Actually small corner for now. LOL.), I hope to have sparked your own vintage design project as well!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Linen Things

Summer is in full swing and stripes is one of my favorite trends of the season. A twist on the classic nautical look, consider playing with stripes in bolder hues and different directional patterns. The key to rocking this trend is to make sure to keep your look's color pallet consistent. In other words, stripes can be an overpowering print thus mixing to many colors can start to make it look chaotic. 

Going for an airy and simple striped look, I wore this white and blue linen number to Hotel Valencia's V-Bar summer cocktail menu launch party. Playing off its "Every Which Way" design pattern, I paired it with an Ikat inspired purse in earth tones. 

Linen Dress Crossroads Trading Co.
Vintage Purse & Pin Kuzak's Closet
Wedge Sandals Gap

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Overall Romper Feels

The coming summer season is in the air here in the SF Bay Area! The weather has significantly heated up, making it perfect for some outside rendezvous with friends. I did just that last weekend, stopping by CONTENT Magazine's #contentLAB with Petite Petal Co. and I got to make the sweetest floral arrangement. Hosted amongst Veggielution's beautiful garden, my Chelsea Denim Shift Romper, from Tobi, was just the right of farm girl chic for the afternoon fun. I love how the piece's cut and dark denim wash makes it almost pass for a mini dress, making it a great look that can go from for day to night. Wearing it also to happy hour and then dinner, I paired it with a pair en trend neutral chunky wedges. For a pop of color I added a vintage polka dot top in mustard yellow. 

Make sure to check out Tobi's Rompers selection for they have other fab options in similar cuts and washes. I also can't wait to show you my other to Tobi summer-ready picks. For a sneak peak, see HERE and HERE. Stay Tuned!

Chelsea Denim Shift Romper c/o Tobi (SHOP HERE)

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