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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Friday, May 13, 2016

The Highlander Austin

The first time I went to Austin was last year and it did not disappoint. Its eclectic scenery and laid back vibe is just my style.  My penchant for bright colors and love for colonial chic design makes me want to just melt into the background of the city. Thus when the opportunity came up to go back this April you can imagine how excited I was. Yet, although I did plan on re-visiting many of the places I discovered on my first trip,  like Joe's in South Congress and Half Step on Rainey Street, I also wanted to see some new parts of the city. Deciding to explore more north/east of downtown I found charming boutique hotel, The Highlander Austin. True to quality boutique design, the hotel had all sorts of darling details that made the stay so much fun. Lets just say their #pinksheep brigade "had me at hello" and was smitten when one was standing next to my hotel room door to welcome me. The end to a work trip, I did have to spend the my first day of my stay catching up on computer work. But surrounded by five large fluffy pillows, working from bed was never so luxurious. Spending a more relaxing day with the boy, we ventured out to the nearby East Cesar Chavez and Holly neighborhoods.  An adorable coffee shop, Cenote's mocha hit just the spot. We also dinned at the most retro chic restaurant, Laundrette. Its Buratta with cashew, brown butter, black mission fig, grilled focaccia was to-die-for. Of course no trip of mine would be complete without a thrifting adventure. Located just across a stone's throw from hotel is a Texas Thrift, which I closed down looking through its amazing and affordable vintage selection.

The friendly staff at The Highlander Austin made it such an easy and relaxing end to a long trip. I cannot wait to come back to this special city that has a piece of my heart! 

6200 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 428-4240

Thursday, May 5, 2016


Cinco De Mayo is one of those holidays that reminds me that summer is around the corner! Thus I love taking the day to have some #happyhour fun and kick-off the coming season. I did just that earlier this week in the city at Mosto SF. An intimate Tequila Bar, I was joined at Mosto SF by two darling Latina bloggers, Carlina of Allergic To Vanilla and Daisy of Daisy Fashion Garden. I had a blast introducing them to Mosto's craft cocktail program. We tasted the La Palmoa made with Milagro Blanco Tequila, the I-Grade made with Monte Lobos Mezcal and the Evil Twin made with  Monte Lobos Mezcal/Ancho Reyes Liqueur. Tequila and Mezcal are not my spirits of choice (as you may know I am a Whisky gal see HERE), yet using natural Agave, fresh juice and great spirits, like Milagro Blanco Tequila, Monte Lobos Mezcal and Ancho Reyes Liqueur are game changers! I think we were all especially surprised how much we loved the Monte Lobos Mezcal libations. Both were smooth and sweet without loosing the Mezcal's signature oaky flavor. Stay tuned to a full recipe feature on these three fun summer ready cocktails!!! Of course we had to also sample its delish Mexican-Style street food menu. Must-try bites are the veggie tacos made with nopales and the "hamburgesa" with Oaxacan queso. Salud and Besos!

Top & Skirt f21
Purse Coach via Crossroads Trading Co.
Vintage Scarf Kuzak's Closet

Tequila Milagro
Mezcal Montelobos
Liqueur Ancho Reyes
Cookies XO Bakes
Venue & Food Mosto SF

Pictures Nathalie Bize


Friday, April 22, 2016

2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide

I love spring time celebrations. With joyous tones and outside settings, occasions like this coming Mother's day really give me the easy-breezy seasonal feels. This year mommies-to-be are on my mind. Many sweet gals I know just started, or will soon be starting, a family unit of their own, so I partnered up with Santana Row to give you some fun and chic gift ideas for the brand new mom. 

Consider buying that new mom, some wardrobe staples that will be easy to throw on for those out-of-the-house errands. Comfortable and cute, an oversized denim jacket and a pair of designer sneakers are not just ideal for the mom-on-the-go but are also major en-trend pieces for this spring. If you are looking for more of a statement gift, pick-up a stylish designer diaper bag (how adorable is this Daisy print one from Kate Spade?!) or a carry-all tote (for the more expert mom). 

Darling "survival-kit" type of pieces make perfect small but sweet presents. Drybar's Detox Kit, with dry shampoo & conditioner will do wonders when in a tight pinch during a busy mommy morning. Every new mom also needs a quirky coffee mug and to-do lists to get her through the day. Paper Source has so many fun options. The Mama Bear mug is definitely my favorite.

When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a Treat-Yo-Self gift. Sugarfina has a variety of yummy picks any mom, new or seasoned, would love. Also, if your that last minute kinda of shopper (guilty!) they have a pre-made "Sweetest Mom" Bento Box, ready for a quick pick up. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Nautical Vibes

I must tell you, I miss home. I've been on the road for over two weeks now and I simply long to sit on the bench in front of my favorite coffee shop. I miss my friends and family. I am also totally jonzing for my puppy cuddles. Yet l must also tell you, life on the road has been amazing. There are days when I wake up and just get lost in exploring or I have random conversations with strangers that make my heart full. As this series of trips comes to an end, I am so excited to share with you some of my highlights so stay tuned for a recap coming to the blog soon!

Before I embarked on my journey, I wore this look to some meetings and the super fun Kendra Scott preview at Santana Row. This whole look is pre-loved from head to toe. I have recently cut down on shopping significantly, purchasing only investment pieces while thrifting the trends. Honestly its been a great way to curate my outfits, mixing and matching pieces I am truly in love with. For this ensemble, my focus was this fun retro style nautical stripe sweater. Keeping everything in the neutral blue hues, this vintage denim jacket I found at Savers for a steal was the finishing touch to this layered look. A denim jacket is a must-shop wardrobe piece for this spring to summer season. When purchasing one, opt for a more stone-washed and a slightly over-sized fit. Fitted and cropped are a no-go! Madewell has some amazing choices. I will be sharing my picks in my Mother's Day Gift Guide next week. 

Vintage Denim Jacket via Savers
Vintage Sweater via Black & Brown
American Apparel Purse via Black & Brown
Thrifted Skirt via Crossroads Trading Co.
Vintage Sandals via Kuzak's Closet