Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Flirty Ruffle

Shirt Dress Crossroads Trading Co. // Sneakers Converse // Sunnies Target 
Vintage Bucket Bag Coach via Crossroads Trading Co.

I love a good shirt dress. Easy to throw on and layer, it is a great foundation piece for fall. When looking for this particular article this season, shop for dresses with en trend Victorian details, like moody floral prints and flirty ruffles. For a casual look, pair the piece with some classic sneakers and denim jacket. I went with this laid back ensemble for an evening of shopping in the city with some SF Bay Area blogger babes. Stay tuned to an event recap coming next week! Thinking about re-working this ensemble for a more dressed-up look, I am considering adding a chic neck scarf, some chunky heels and maybe a sweet hat. What do you think? XO!

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photography Melissa De Mata

Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 Fall Coat Guide

As you know I am a big fan of shopping investment pieces at the start of a new season. Thus with fall finally here and layering style super essential, investing in the right outerwear is key to streamlining your autumn wardrobe. Helping you sift through this seasons coat trends, I partnered with Marimekko to create a coat shopping guide and find you the right investment piece for this fall.

If simple and classic is your pace, the minimalist trend is still going strong. Consider updating a peacoat look with oversized shapes, raw edges, sculpted bodices. The key to shopping this trend is fit. In other words, minimalist does not mean baggy. Shop for a piece that is tailored to your height and shape. This will ensure you will look sleek and not sloppy. Shop this trend via the Marimekko VIKI coat. If you like to play with texture, shearling made a major comeback in the 2016 fall fashion week runway. Not just limited to lapels and lining anymore, this typically retro style material got an urban chic makeover. The key to doing this trend is shopping for it in neutral hues that keep the stylish shag from looking like you are wearing a tacky rug. Shop this trend via the Marimekko YVETTE coat. If you love color and print like me, moody florals and graphic shapes in bright and bold pallets are fair game this season. An ode to summer and spring, shop for fall 2016 pantone hues like Spicy Mustard, Airy Blue, and Bodacious. Shop the trend via Marimekko KATJUSKA coat.

Making your coat shopping even sweeter, now through October 18, Marimekko  is collecting gently used coats at their NYC, Boston, Cambridge and Palo Alto stores. The coats will be donated to those in need ahead of winter’s cooling temperatures. With a donation, customers will receive $75 off a new Marimekko jacket/coat, valid through November 19. Stay tuned to the blog to see my fall coat style! XO! 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Floral Mini

skirt F21 shop HERE // denim button up Savers // sunnies Target 

I have been utterly tired of this lingering warm spell over California. I know its a little whiny of me for I am quiet blessed here on the west coast when it comes to weather, but can you blame me for just wanting to indulge in some fall feels?!? As crisp chill finally set in this past weekend, I started to sort through my wardrobe for some transitional looks. Fall style is really all about transitional pieces. You really just can't just chop it up to throwing on the latest coat or boot trend once the first leaves turn yellow, it requires a patient warm to cold weather wardrobe process. That process starts for me by dipping into fall pallets and patterns. I recently picked up this Forever 21 mini, in both black and blush. Only $12, its warm taupe accents and victorian floral vibes are understated fall trends that lend themselves to ushering the new season. 

Helping me celebrate the start of the fall season, I met up with local SF blogger babe Grace, from My Style & Grace, for a s'mores in style date at Verge Restaurant. This tasty seasonal treat includes sinful Ghirardelli chocolate squares and marshmallows, made in-house, in both lemon and bourbon flavors, which are served to your table with a s’mores-ready fire pot. Available for a limited time, make sure to check-out this insta-worthy seasonal dessert before its gone! Happy Fall!!!

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photography Grace Jeramie  

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

2016 Fall Style Shopping Guide

Moody and romantic is the phrase I like to best describe fall 2016 fashion. Victorian Goth inspired details like lush velvet, statement jewels and metallic sheens all have me excited to shop for the coming holiday party months. Thus looking to create an stylish shopping list, I have partnered with Santana Row and created an easy fall 2016 guide that I hope helps you too!

Whenever a new season starts I always like to shop for one to two key investment pieces. In other words, something that can carry me through the whole season, which can also be mixed and matched either as a statement or staple item. This season the velvet trend is providing a plethora of options to pick from for statement pieces. Consider a darling velvet shoe. Whether a loafer or heel, Kate Spade has some sweet options. I am loving its twist on the ballet flat that comes in both pink and black with an adorable glitter block heel. The choker trend from summer is not going anywhere, so transition it to fall with some velvet options. Shop for chokers with a larger width and embellished with jewels. Urban Outfitters has some great options ranging from delicate to dramatic. You can't go wrong with a designer purse and Gucci came out with some velvet stunners for fall in jewel tones and mini bag options. If wardrobe staples are more your pace, everyone needs a LBD and coat a for fall. Transitioning the summer off-the shoulder look into the coming season, pieces have been tweaked to one-shoulder and a LDB is the perfect way to embrace this. Madewell has a simple in silk one-shoulder LBD that is ideal for day to night looks. (Yes, velvet is a tempting and do-able option here, but a one shoulder pretty is a great alternative to all that velvet. Don't go overboard!). The timeless overcoat is making a resurgence this fall. Minimal and oversized, consider adding some en trend brooches and or pins. Scotch & Soda has a pink and navy coat option. Santana Row's newest addition, Marine Layer has super fun pins that will give the polished piece a hint of chic. Happy Shopping!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Summer Maxi

maxi Who What Wear For Target // vintage sandals Savers
sunnies Urban Outfitters shop HERE

I've been bouncing back and forth from the Bay Area to LA a lot lately and the heat in both locations has had me reaching for easy to wear dresses. The commute back and forth between so cal and nor cal has its challenges but honestly being able to bounce style inspiration from both places has been really helping me step up my wardrobe game. On my most recent trip down south I decided to hit up some thrift shops/estate sales and that style haul led me to create this maxi dress look, which I have seriously wore on repeat. Dinner in Pasadena, blogger date in Sacramento and then coffee talk with friends in Saratoga, I mean if I had choose a look that screamed SUMMER 2016 for me this would definitely be it. Partially the en trend scarf accessory and partially the retro style sunnies, but mostly the potter's clay hue of the dress is what makes me beam. This color is everything and it is one of the Pantone color picks for Fall so I am scouring for more pieces. A sweater maybe. Too soon? LOL. Man o man my favorite season of the year cannot come any quicker.

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