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It's been awhile since I've posted a Fashionista piece on TGL but my new Patchuli Floc
platform wedges by Melissa
have re-inspired me to dive back in.Heritage Row has nailed, yet again. I took one look at these navy blue and white (technically a pale yellow, but I like to think of them as a sexy nod to my PSU roots) beauties during my boutique stop on Saturday
and stuttered "Jenny. Me. Mine. Feet. Pretty. Now..."A quirky and comfortable mix of rubber (like fancy jellies!) and velvetly cloth, I've managed to
keep my normal office pace going without any ouch-owie-oofda-eeks that heels have been known to give me by mid-day (and by mid-day I mean mid-morning. I am, at heart, a flats girl). My coworker asked me "Is it me, or have you traded in all your shoes for super heels lately? You're so tall now." Well Scotty, my new Marketing role at Weebly requires much less racing around/up and down stair action so yes, I have been rocking some pretty high wedges and boots. (I may have also added, jokingly: "I just read Lean In
and am using the height to confidently assert my new found feminist power and be...well...physically larger
than my male colleagues." To which he blushed and said "Oh. Ok. I feel like I need to get heels, too.") Ha!
Special thanks to Jenny for stopping by my house to pair my new babies with a handful of outfits already in my closet! It's like they were always meant to be mine ;)In Gratitude,Trish
This weekend my dear friend Jenny celebrated her shop, Heritage Row's, 3rd birthday! In honor of this exciting and well deserved accomplishment, TGL has paired with my favorite boutique for a fun little giveaway
To win these goodies, simply give Heritage Row a "Like" on Facebook
and wish them a Happy Birthday in the comments section below!Big thanks to my friend and coworker, Natalie, for her great modeling skills!
The bag looked perfect with her bold, blue blouse :)
love this colorful and fun bag!
cutie patootie owl earrings
Winner will be selected at random and announced next week!
Kerlin Midnight Skirt $50
Trish and I were chatting the other day about how stressful packing for vacation can be. I always seem to go overboard on clothes that I don't even touch, or worse, I don't have what I need. So we decided to team up for her upcoming vacation. Trish emailed me the itinerary for her trip, I checked the weather, and started digging through her closet. Trish had just purchased a few pieces from my store - Heritage Row
, that she wanted to bring on her trip, and the rest was sitting in her closet!
With lots of walking, and potential coo coo temperature changes, Trish had a few outfit requests:
- Something comfy for an overnight flight
- 2 rainy day looks
- A dinner look that can transition from day-to-night
- Easy layering looks
Alyssa Ultra Skinny $76
Ella Peasant Blouse $74
Natalie High Water Pant $60
I would love to answer any of your style questions or even help you pack! Check out Heritage Row's Facebook
page for your style inspiration!
I've been a bit more mindful of my wardrobe the past couple weeks (it gets kinda hard to give a hoot when you work in an office where yoga pants and a hoodie are an acceptable Tuesday ensemble) so I thought I'd pop a few quick pics of my favorites up on the blog!
I worked for Jenny twice last month, which probably helped in my desire to give the ol' closet a fresh once over. Day 1 at Heritage Row was pretty sunny, so I pulled out a BCBG skirt and my honey comb tights. A red-lipstick-and-leather-jacket number was born. I struggled with the decision of are light booties and dark tights OK? but then just decided hey, *I* like the way it looks...and that's reason enough to wear it!
Snagged this great new necklace while I was there, too!
Day 2 of working for Jenny was much, much cooler outside.
I went a more snuggly route in an Anne Taylor sweater, leggings and slouchy, old Steve Madden boots.
I'm loving my new heather grey skirt from Marine Layer
. Made locally, this skirt feels like I'm wearing a cozy old t-shirt on my legs...
Pop on a faux-leather coat by Jack, and
this casual get up worked wonderfully for a Fall-weather day in SF.
I hardly ever "cheat" on Jenny by shopping at other local boutiques, but Marmalade
is one exception we both agree on. Their staff is so genuine and sweet--I always manage to find a handful of super cute pieces......like this perfect Hawaii and Australia
summer dress! I've been thinking of snagging a mustard yellow cardigan for months and am so glad I made the purchase plunge with this one.
Peplum is in! Green is my favorite color. Hence....
Speaking of my new mustard sweater....
And a more casual option the following week:
Happy Friday, ya'll!
It's a sun-shiny, super warm day here in SF (forecast of 80, woot!) so I whipped out my Joe's
jean shorts, a flowy bird print tunic and Boutique 9 cage heels in an attempt to be summer-rocker-chic....
I was slightly wary of this little diddy at first (i.e. am I "cool" enough to wear jean cut offs and heels?) but eventually said eff it, I'm just gonna own this look.
Sometimes, it's all in the attitude :)
So here's the skinny: I hosted a networking event this past Saturday for work at a local bar/club and needed an outfit that was appropriate for both the networking and the club part of it. One of the many cool things about being a chica working in the tech-start up industry is the ability to have some fun with fashion--definitely lots of room to play with colors and accessories as there is nothing even close to a dress code in my field. Feel like wearing yoga pants to work? Namaste! Found a vintage lace skirt that looks amazing with your new heels? Rock it! Will any of the men in your office notice either way? Probably not! Regardless, it's nice to have such flexibility and creative wiggle room :)
Here's what I came up with:
Olive and Oak jacket (from Heritage Row), Marine Layer tank, funky necklace from Heritage Row, Denimology Anarchy leggings (from HR), Steve Madden booties borrowed from Jenny :)
It's hard to tell in the crappy iPhone pic, but those pants are a seriously awesome shade of cobalt blue. And they're stretchy! Perfect for upping the comfort level (and beer drinking...let's be serious).
Jenny has taught me to love the ol' pop-on-a-funky-necklace-to-spice-up-an-otherwise-un-special look trick. This necklace was a whopping $28 at her shop and made all the difference in my outfit. I can't even tell you how many compliments I got on the pants as well as the necklace from both men and women (read: a lot)! It made my night that much better.
And now, as even greater proof of my true dork status, pre-party photo booth testing results...
....(hey, I'm just being thorough at my job)....
And later in the evening dragging poor Laurel into my shenanigans (doesn't she look like a total bunny boss in that first pic?)....
The only thing that would make these new-ish (thanks for the hand me down, Jenny!! I hit the jackpot having a stylist bestie out here!) bright red pants even cuter?The Dolce Vita booties I've been drooling over for a week now....
Hey Santa, can you come a liittttle early this year?
Thanks to the super generosity of my fabulous friend Deva, I was able to attend Sunday's lineup at Outside Lands.Naturally, I needed major help on what to wear to this oh so popular outdoor music festival. Jenny to the rescue! She put this look together in about 3 minutes at her shop using a jacket and boots I already owned :)
I had to slightly modify it come Sunday (added a basic, neutral sweater) simply because August in Golden Gate Park = foggy and cold...layers are KEY when it comes to SF weather. You just never know if you're going to be schvitzing or freezing! And yup, those would be gloves I'm holding in my hands in the 2nd side shot :)
I had an awesome time at the park...even got pretty up close and personal to Jack White!
Thanks so much, Deva!!
I got "hot mama", "really nice", "so amazing" and "lovely" compliments from co-workers today...not a half bad start to the weekend!
My secret to putting together this hipster-Russian-ballerina look?
Red lipstick and not having any other clean clothes :-/
Ladies night at Heritage Row
last week was a smashing success!
love seeing my friends all together!
one on one help from the queen bee herself :)
cousin meggie even came up from Stanford!
What a fun way to spend an evening with some of your favorite females :) HUGE thanks to everyone who came out (and to Jenny for graciously hosting us)!And since the weather gods have blessed SF with massive amounts of glorious sunshine, I decided it was the perfect time to whip out this hippie-Trish via Heritage Row look:
Blouse: Funktional, Skirt: Testament
This outfit is so perfect, I'm practically glowing!