Friday, July 10, 2015

Summer Blues


Summer is in full swing! Can I hear a wahooooo?! It is this time of the year that makes me so grateful for living here in the Bay Area. Perfect weather for new adventures, there are so many darling local pockets waiting to be explored or even re-discovered. Most are usually only a hop, skip and a jump away and this was just the case when I recently got invited to visit The Tiburon Tavern.

I hate to confess it, but I had never been to Tiburon before 2 weeks ago and boy have I been missing out. A small piece of heaven, the picturesque view of the SF city skyline from the Tiburon pier is worth the trip in itself! The Tiburon Tavern is perfectly located alongside the main road to the pier. Although a part of the Lodge at Tiburon, Tiburon Tavern is a gem of its own, full of culinary creations and carefully curated cocktails. I was lucky enough to break bread with some fun foodies and sample the delish menu by executive chef Tim Humphrey. My favorites were the Hush Puppies (AHHHmazing), Salmon Ceviche (Like... I don't even like seafood! Mind Blown.) and the Chocolate Croissant Pain Perdu (I mean a CHOCOLATE CROISSANT is involved... need I say more!?). To say only YUM would be an understatement and I honestly cannot wait to go back for more. There is dog friendly happy hour... "Yappy Hour" LOL, which has Oliver's name written all over it.    

For my Tiburon dinner night I picked a super comfortable romper. Quite the illusion, you cannot tell by the pictures but its got this skort (skirt/short) thing going on, which I real love. It is an Express piece circa 1990. Darling and dainty, this one is quickly making its way to be on repeat for the rest of July.


Romper Crossroads Trading Co.
Heels Vince Camuto
Vintage Hat via Happy Dragon Los Gatos
Vintage Purse via Kuzak's Closet


Thursday, July 2, 2015

OhLaLa


I have been pretty busy as of late and I must admit it has been a nice change of pace. I recently have transitioned to only freelancing and at first I felt very uneasy and almost uncertain of the direction I was going in. But after a few travel adventures, getting back into my everyday running routine and now working on many style projects I can happily say I have been in a stream of organized chaos that has me excited for things to come. Sure I cannot deny I have my moments of "what am I doing?".... ranging from melt down tears to angry workouts but I am up for the challenge nevertheless! 

One of my most recent style trips involved my friends Amanda and Taylor from Kuzak's Closet. We made a trek up to the city last week to a baking class with San Francisco Cooking School and it was a pretty "sweet" time. We made butter... okay okay they made butter and I tried to make butter aka I don't think I curdled it well aka I went home with a wet blob LOL and we also taste tested cookies. YUM! 

I kept my look casual for the fun city endeavor. I always hesitate to showcase my more casual looks on the blog but given my recent work transition I find myself wanting to find a little more balance between my glam and relaxed style for on-the-go meeting occasions. This classic leather jacket is definitely a welcome new addition. Given some SF bound projects coming soon it will be a key new item for my looks. Stepping my sandal game up I am really loving these vintage nine west pretties. Very 90's they make me a little nostalgic for my early teen years reminiscent of Drew Barrymore movie nights with friends and blaring Third Eye Blind classics while doing homework. LOVE.     



Tee Banana Republic Factory Store 
Jeans Banana Republic
Sandals Vintage Nine West 
Jacket TJMaxx
Purse Vintage via Kuzak's Closet 
Sunnies Peter Pilotto for Target 

Friday, June 19, 2015

#LIVcalypso


Happy Summer Solstice! It is officially pool party season and I am so excited to invite you to get summer style ready with me at Calypso St. Barth Santana Row. This super fun sip shop event will include some great deals, like 20% off your full purchase. Come get styled by me while enjoying some amazing Lemonade Moscato along with cupcakes! See you there!

RSVP: santanarow@calypsostbarth.com or on Facebook HERE




Friday, June 12, 2015

2015 Father's Day Gift Guide


Cocktail Connoisseur
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So excited to celebrate Father's Day next weekend! Surely to involve lots of yummy food and refreshing libations, I cannot wait to share some smiles with my pops under the California sun. 

Father's Day can be a challenging holiday to shop for. Buying something dad needs versus purchasing something dad wants can become quiet the conundrum. Helping you solve these shopping woes, I have paired up with Santana Row to bring you some simple and stylish ideas certainly to be a hit with any father. 



Menswear Master
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With Father's Day falling on the same day as the first official day of summer, why not give dad a gift that says RELAX and ENJOY. I love the idea of a fool proof summer cocktail set and what is more swanky than a Moscow Mule kit? Copper mugs, cocktail tools and even ginger beer can all be found at Sur La Table!

For that dad that is always on-the-go, help him do it with some style. I personally love a man who can accessorize for its a chance to show some swagger. A timeless work bag to tote around from home to work or some sweet sunnies he can throw on during lunch or on the weekends are always a win win!

Happy Shopping!!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dots and Daisies


It has been a whirlwind of travel alongside a handful of events for me the last 3 months and boy what fun it has been. San Diego, Austin, Atlanta and LA. Restaurant previews, style shows, dog meet-ups. If you follow me on Instagram (@LivingInVogue) you already got a peak at the places I was lucky enough to visit and some of the cute things that came home with me. I think the thing that I really love the most about travel, and just exploring in general, is how it always helps me grow taste wise. From architecture to local food flavors, I love looking for style inspiration everywhere and in everything! I allow it to guide me to try new colors and cuts, as well as new textures and prints. 

This mod mini and these strappy sandals were both travel finds. I scored the shoes at a local thrift shop in Austin, The Family Thrift Store, located on South Congress Ave. Taking note from all the fabulously curated local vintage shops, I was totally in search of items mostly saturated in earth tones with a very boho-chic Austin vibe. Thus when I spotted the sandals they were a no brainer especially because they were only $2. I found the dress in LA at the always faithful Crossroads Trading Co. on Venture Ave. A sucker for any Daisy print, its retro vibe had me at Hello. 

I streamlined the whole look with some of my go-to items. Yet by far, I think my best outfit accessory was Mr. Oliver. Recently introduced to Benni Barker, I am smitten over their cute collection of dog bow ties. I must say Mr. Oliver matched my dress flawlessly in his Navy Pin Dot number (shop it HERE). Quiet the ham in front of the camera, stay tuned to see two more looks Mr. Oliver has in store for you!



Bowtie Benni Barker 
Mod Mini Crossroads Trading Company 
Vintage Rings Alameda Pointe Fair
Shoes Family Thrift Store 
Coach Clutch Black and Brown

I wore this ensemble to an amazing restaurant preview at local Los Gatos Toll House Hotel. Relaunching its menu and look, VERGE restaurant and lounge treated guests to some delish craft cocktails, as well as some scrumptious small bites. A beautiful set-up and stellar service, I cannot wait to go back for another Green Tea Macha Fizz this sunny season! Happy almost summer pretties.