August, 2010

Pink lipstick and ruffles

31 Aug

Pink lipstick and ruffles

I gave in and bought Forever21’s wannabe Miu Miu’s. I’d have loved to splurge on the real thing but, well, $25 down is better than broke. They’re still pretty cute, no? Perhaps I’m just a sucker for sky-high heels!

I’ve been feeling ultra girly lately, which is slightly out of character — drawn to pink lipsticks and ruffles… that kind of thing. Figured I am a girl, after all, so I might as well embrace it! I must admit, there’s something strangely empowering about the makeup, mini skirt, and mary jane combo.

*wearing: H&M ruffle mini, Nasty Gal socks, F21 Mary Janes, vintage pearls

Kick back in Cargo

29 Aug

Spent a lovely Saturday with friends… running around the city, shopping, and… err… drinking. What that means is Blake and I are glued to the couch today watching Real Housewives re-runs. You know those days that center around deciding what unhealthy dinner to order in? Nothing beats a lazy Sunday!

I’ve been contemplating the J Brand cargos, but just can’t bring myself to spend $230 on pants I’ll be over in a couple months. These Blank NYC ones were the perfect solution at just $78! They’re comfy as can be to boot.

I’m counting down the days ‘til our New York trip! Cannot wait to see friends and go exploring. If you have a sec, I’d so appreciate it if you’d vote for my look in the Juicy/Chictopia contest! Lord knows I could use the extra dough for NY. If you don’t have an account you can login with facebook… just click the yellow star to the right of my photo. Thank you thank you! <3

Hope y’all had a good weekend! xo

*wearing: Blank NYC cargos, Jeffrey Campbell platforms, Nasty Gal top

Hot days, hot nights

24 Aug

Hot days, hot nights

I am pleased to introduce to you two of my latest purchases/obsessions: this kick ass scrunchy skirt from Nasty Gal, and, drum roll, please… my Alexander Wang Diego bag!! I decided to stop whining about it and take the plunge. I’ll be paying this baby off for a while but it’s so worth it. We all need a good splurge every once in a while, right?

So I often complain about the weather here is SF because, well, it totally sucks. Until yesterday, that is!! The heat wave continued today, topping of at a whopping 94 degrees. People, this is unheard of around here! It finally feels like summer and I’m loving every minute of it.

Ok, off to have a glass of white wine on our stoop! Hot days are great, but hot nights are even better. <3

*wearing: Nasty Gal skirt, Elie Tahari wedges, Tufi Duek open-back top, A. Wang Diego bag

Not for sail

22 Aug

Not for sail

Can you believe this gorgeous background?! Blake’s family’s house is a block away from this charming little beach on Lido Island in Newport. I’d really like to live there when I “grow up”. We spent part of the day laying on the sand, and then caught the end of a sailboat race from one of the docks! What a wonderful weekend it was… *sigh*

*wearing LF tulle dress and corset, Mason Martin Margiela platforms

p.s. Had my eye on this dress at LF for a while but thought it had sold out. The amazing ladies who work there made my day with a surprise phone call to let me know they’d found one in my size! They’re the best staff ever… fun, stylish, oh so helpful. I <3 you LF San Francisco!

Strawberry shortcake

21 Aug

It’s “stick your head in the refrigerator” hot out in Anaheim Hills where my parents live, and I couldn’t be happier. Being here makes me feel like a silly little girl again — it’s so nice to be away from all responsibilities and in a place where it actually feels like summer! Lola loves it too… there is a huge backyard for her to run around in and she has our big cinnamon lab, Cassie, to play with. If only these weekends could last forever!

(via: Model Love, melanieramirez, Fashion Fever, Kate Moss/Glamour, Alix Rose)

You are my sunshine

19 Aug

You are my sunshine

I’ll never get sick of my Zoe boots. Blake got me these for my birthday last year and they’re still my favorite shoes! He really is a good gift giver… I’m lucky to have a boyfriend who picks up on my hint dropping.

We’re taking a long weekend and heading home to Orange County for a wedding. I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to three days of family, friends, and sunshine!  Plans for tomorrow include laying out by the pool for hours with snacks and margaritas by my side. More importantly, I’ll finally be able to put my summer clothes to good use! I feel as though I’ve been neglecting half my wardrobe.

wearing: Sam Edelman boots, Zara skirt, Only Hearts bodysuit, LF tank, American Apparel fishnets

Space creature

16 Aug

Space creature

Got this glittery skirt at the flea market a couple months back, and can’t believe it took me so long to wear it! I usually sport new purchases immediately, but just couldn’t figure out how to make this one happen…

When I found the Jetson-esque Pierre Hardy heels at the Barneys Warehouse sale, I knew it was a match made in heaven… just like bread and butta, baby.

Toned the look down with a plain white tee, and bam bam boom… a new comfortable and slightly bizarre outfit was born. (I probably should have worn a metallic leotard with silver lipstick and slicked back hair, but for now this will have to do.)

wearing: vintage skirt, Pierre Hardy shoes, James Perse tee