Urban dressing in denim, cobalt, and rugged booties
Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving, and happy first of December! Can’t believe the holidays are just a few weeks away; time to start that Christmas planning and shopping! And that also means that winter is coming… and you can really tell around here with the weather starting to get a bit breezier than normal! So layer up!
Recently, booties have been my staple footwear to face the cooler temperatures. Every girl should own at least a couple pairs of booties (the shoes, not the bodypart though every girl has that too!), and I’d recommend a black and a brown pair to start. I love them because they’re so versatile. You can pair them with skinny jeans, skirts, shorts, dresses, leggings, you name it! And as hot as high-heeled, stiletto booties are, I think the booties you’ll find the most use out of either have little or no heel or have a chunkier heel for more support (like the ones I’m wearing). But if you’re great in heels (unlike me), then go for a higher pair!
One of my favorite pair of booties recently has been my rugged-looking Clarks. I actually got them last season, but they’ve still been very relevant this season! Because the boots are a bit rugged and “worn”, it’s nice to balance it with a feminine piece or two. To strike that balance, I paired it with a cobalt, scallop-hemmed skirt and patterned clutch. But to keep the overall look relaxed, I layered a casual, light denim tank with my fitted denim jacket on top. Great for wandering around the city and even walking the dog in the park :)
Happy Sunday, and get ready for those Cyber Monday deals if you need anything!
Skirt: Club Monaco (Spring 2013)
Booties: Clarks (Winter 2012)
Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Wearing a chunky knit and drop-waist dress on a chilly but sunny #sunday in SF! #sundayfunday #sf #sanfrancisco #style #ilovesf #baybridge #ootd #wiwt #fashion #fashionblogger #fashiondiaries #dress #knit #sweater #booties #stripes
Varsity, blue, and stripes
I’ve never watched the movie, Varsity Blues, and don’t have intention or urge to. But just figured the name was appropriate for today’s outfit! Work has been keeping me busy and geez, it’s already November! The holidays are around the corner, the weather is much cooler, and there’s no mistaking that we are truly in fall heading towards winter. So keep warm everybody!
Being a girl who likes to play sports recreationally but was never especially gifted athletically (therefore no letterman jackets for me), I am all on board for sporting the varsity jacket trend. Now I can wear fun varsity jackets to compensate for my lacking athletic ability in high school! Pairing my moss green varsity jacket with a blue tank and striped skirt created a relaxed yet chic look, perfect for brunching and walking around San Francisco on a laid-back Saturday morning and afternoon.
Outfit details (I was pretty Madewell-ed out today!):
Varsity jacket: Forever 21 (such a steal!)
Bag: Cole Haan
Relaxed weekend wear in floral and distressed denim
Happy Sunday everyone! Just a quick post today before getting the last day of the weekend started. Let me just tell you that I love me some floral patterns! Don’t be deceived; sometimes when you look at floral patterns alone (ie. just hanging on a rack by itself), the pattern can look a bit old and dated. But paired with the right pieces, floral is easily chic, modern, and adds a lot of interest to a particular outfit. And be sure to pick out the florals that have more vibrant colors and details if you want to ensure that the pattern is not dated.
In today’s post, I balanced my floral, button-up blouse with a casual, distressed denim mini. (I’m so glad I kept this mini since I actually bought it many years ago! I’m convinced that most things always come back in style, so why not keep it if it still fits and you still like it?) Paired with my roomy Louis Vuitton tote and comfy pair of d’orsay flats, this outfit is ready for a casual day strolling about town, running errands, and more.
Enjoy the day, and thanks for reading!
Tote: Louis Vuitton (vintage)
Flats: Chinese Laundry
Sunnies: Elizabeth and James
Dressing for fall but still staying bright (red)
These past few weeks have been a blur! Going to 3 weddings in 3 different cities, prepping for product launches at work… there hasn’t been much time for anything else! This is the first weekend in 3 weeks that I haven’t had a wedding to attend. As much as I love weddings, I’m happy to finally have a break to relax and stay warm in the increasingly cool, fall weather!
The weather has really been cooling down quite a bit in the Bay Area, so it’s time to break out the pants, coats, and layers. Earlier in the week, I got the chance to break out my new, bright red coat from Zara. I’ve been waiting for a chance to wear it since it’s such a fun, bold colored coat! Just because the weather is cooler doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with color! Because the coat is already such an eye-catching piece, I kept the rest of my outfit a bit simpler to make the coat stand out. But I still managed to squeeze in some other details to polish off the look: delicate polka dots on my blouse and gold buckles on my booties.
Thanks for reading, and hope everyone else is having fun and keeping warm in this cooler weather!
Blouse: Zara (last season)
Jeans: J Brand
Booties: Report (right now on sale for fall - 30% off!)
Aviators: Ray Ban
Working in style with a silk blouse and faux leather skirt
Posing with Pepper again in today’s post! It’s only Wednesday, but I feel like I’ve been working for an entire week! Outfits that make you feel like a rockstar are especially important during these “long” weeks because you can take pride in what you’re wearing even when everything else around you is so busy and hectic. Yesterday was definitely one of those days where my outfit helped to lift my spirits. I wore my new, faux leather pencil skirt and paired it with a classic, white blouse with fun, floral trim. The floral detail and leather skirt added a nice modern twist on the typical, business casual look.
Outside of this look, I’m super excited to wear my leather skirt in many different ways. Leather (or in my case, faux leather) skirts add a hint of flirtation and sexiness to any outfit without revealing more skin. And faux leather is definitely a nice alternative to leather without breaking the bank!
Hope you haven’t been having one of those “long” weeks! ;)
Blouse: Club Monaco
Skirt: French Connection
Love is in the air: Celebrating wedding season in cobalt
The peak of wedding season is definitely here. After next weekend, I will have gone to weddings for 3 straight weekends in a row! The weekends have been a bit exhausting, but it has been so wonderful celebrating love with dear friends!
This weekend, Thomas and I attended our friends’ daytime wedding at an Equestrian Center in Burbank. The weather was gorgeous, a sunny and warm 85-90 degrees. I thought it was a tad bit warm, but you couldn’t ask for anything better for a late September wedding. Because it was a sunny, daytime affair, I opted for a bright and bold cobalt dress and paired it with a layered, teal necklace. For warm daytime weddings, you definitely have flexibility to experiment with fun colors, lighter fabrics, and flirty styles. To add some traditional elegance, I finished my outfit with some classic Brian Atwood pumps and black Rebecca Minkoff swing.
Overall, the wedding was a ton of fun, and I felt so fortunate to have been invited to celebrate such a joyous occasion. Can’t wait for the next one!
Hope you had a beautiful weekend, and thanks for reading!
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Quilted Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (similar here)
Lovin’ my new @officialzara jacket! #ootd #outfit #jacket #fashion #fashiondiaries #style #whatiwore #dress #wiwt
Welcoming in fall with faux leather, a white tee, and knit skirt
Happy autumn! Leaves are slowly changing color, and summer is officially behind us… calendar-wise, anyways. Fortunately in San Francisco, the first couple months of fall usually have equally as warm or warmer weather than the previous months. So I’m not quite ready to pack away my entire summer wardrobe just yet! Welcoming in fall, I wore my wedge sandals but kept warm with the rest of my autumnal ensemble that consisted of a thicker knit skirt, plain white tee, and fitted faux leather jacket.
Have you started transitioning your wardrobe for fall?
Skirt: Dolce Vita
Tee: Gap (similar here)
Jacket: Zara (similar here)
Sandals: Steve Madden (on sale!)