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!
With a rainy forecast looming in my future I decided sunny today should be the day I rock my new dress from Heritage Row
. Naturally, I needed approval from my stylist, first...
Dress: Plastic Island, Belt: ADA, Boots: Steve Madden, Jean Jacket: 10 year old Abercrombie guy (hey, if it still fits....), Bag: Tano.
I'm headed to a concert tonight with some work friends (it's a band I've never heard of and am completely blanking on now...oops) courtesy of tickets generously given by one of our awesome recruiters. I think this little number makes the perfect Thursday night outing look :)
Once again, hugely grateful for Jenny keeping my wardrobe current and cute and affordable!
Oh Pinterest, how I love thee. Remember when jean on jean used to be totally cool? And then it was totally uncool? And now it's slowly becoming totally cool again?
The attempt to copy:
Love my tiny, gold plated wrap bracelet, courtesy of the Brentwood Farmer's Market a year and a half ago. Do you like my vacuum nozzle in this photograph? I like to trip over it for 3 days until I finally decide to use it to clean. Kinda my "thing".
Also love my Franco Sarto boots (that I got from Macy's for a zillion percentages off and free shipping...with Jenny's approval, of course):
Ironically, Jenny had the same Pinterest inspiration on the same day! Here's her even cuter variation:
Dang she is good at this.
She also recently put together (using things already in my closet!) this (Velvet navy blue wrap dress, Express jacket, Zodiac boots):
And this (BCBG dress, Press sweater, French Connection tights, ADA wrap belt, Sam Edelman heels)...which is 100% from Heritage Row!:
I was so excited that she found a way to make the very summery BCBG dress work for winter with the Press sweater and honeycomb tights additions. I was hesitant at first but thankfully she forced me to try it all on before completely nix-ing it. Sometimes pieces really do just need a body! It's 64 and sunny today so I figured this was the perfect outfit to celebrate the warm weather :)
Are you convinced to give her styling talents a try yet?
Dang I love having a best friend that is a stylist...
This is a really crappy phone photo (and jeez louise my mirror is so smudgey! have I never heard of Windex?!) but you know if Jenny approves, it really must be cute!