HOLY HELL! I just got amazing news. Not only did I find out yesterday The Reformation was offering 70% off on all sale items, I found out they are doing a SF Sample Sale September 17-20th. So while I was about to buy all of the below items, I now am eagerly awaiting the sample sale, hoping I can score some of these finds, and more! Not based in SF or just too eager to wait? Check out my picks from the sale below, or shop the whole sale here.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
The deep cut neckline on this Charlotte Russe jumpsuit had me ready for a nightout...but there was one small problem, I rarely go out! So, obviously there was a big predicament on my hands; how do I wear this to work without being incredibly innapropriate? Enter, lace halter crop top. It still showed a peek of my abdomen but was more appropriate for my 9-5 (more like 9:30 - 6:30) life. I layered even more pieces onto this look by tucking this rope necklace under the halter tie of the top, turning it into a choker! That way it layered perfectly with this statement necklace from Garage Clothing. Ladies and gents; this is how you get Locked and Layered.
WHAT I WORE
STATEMENT NECKLACE | Garage (c/o). BELT | Vintage.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Apparently dark florals have just been my thing lately. Maybe that's because I am just feeling very witchy as fall starts to approach. Nonetheless, this brown floral print dress by Element Eden is pure perfection. Carved for fall, like a Halloween pumpkin, this dress was made for dark lips, boots, and all things autumn. I wanted to play up the neckline of the dress so I threw up my hair and wore an oversized earring with this simple messy bun. Tangent – has anyone ever noticed you put your hair up in a perfect messy bun when you aren't trying or are going to bed, then as soon as you are trying to make a good messy bun you can't do it? This happens to me EVERY TIME. It kills me...but back to the subject of this blog post; this is another song + OOTD pairing that doesn't quite match up. But this dress is essentially nirvana, so sure, this song works just fine. Wait no, the connection is Element Eden and Nirvana, sort of similar, yeah? No. Anywho check out the tune below and let me know if you're digging the new song + outfit post theme! I am biased (it helps me hunt for new music) but if you're thinking, "Hey, just go back to showing me style and giving me style advice," let me know!
WHAT I WORE
FLORAL PRINT MAXI DRESS | Element Eden
EARRINGS | The 2 Bandits.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
You know fall is coming around the corner when abstract floral prints start to take over. When I found this beige and blue shift with ink blotted florals by White Crow, I was actually unsure. But then I paired it with a faux leather moto vest and all of a sudden, it felt like the world made sense for once (sarcasm). I added bohemian accessories by The 2 Bandits, a flat top wide brim hat, and black booties to complete this look. It was one of those outfits that just came together out of nowhere but worked so well. Kind of like the way I discovered my new favorite band, Husky. I was browsing the internet complaining that I hadn't found any new music when I remembered this song I heard on my bike ride to work. I didn't look at the artist, but knew it was a Tame Impala song. I honestly thought it was just an acoustic version of a Let It Happen by Tame Impala...but when I looked it up later, I saw the song was a cover by a band called Husky (listen to it here). Originally from Australia, Husky's indie-folk music captures that feel-good sound that immediately gets you hooked. I have been listening to them for days now, I didn't expect it coming, but it was that sound I have been yearning for. Fleet Foxes meets Andrew Bird and Boy & Bear, with an added element Of Monsters and Men (I don't even like Of Monsters and Men)! I could go on forever trying to describe the sound of their music, but that would be a waste, you should just go ahead and listen, because music was made to listen to, not read about. Oh and watch this video of husky performing to get that, "Giddy oh my god," feeling too.
WHAT I WORE
WATERCOLOR ABSTRACT FLORAL SHIFT DRESS | White Crow Clothing (c/o).
CHAIN EMBELLISHED BOOTIES | Matisse.
Monday, August 24, 2015
I am OBSESSED with this outfit. As of late I have been such a jumpsuit girl, it's strange. I guess it's because they're so easy to throw on and go. I am especially a fan of anything with a lace up deep cut in the front, so this jumpsuit it a catchall for me. Tops, bodysuits, dresses, jumpsuits; anything with a lace-up front needs to be in my closet. And of course I had to go with a classically-Bryn fringe jacket, concho belt, wide brim hat, and choker to add the last pieces of bohemian necessity to this look.
LACE UP WIDE LEG FLORAL JUMPSUIT | Charlotte Russe
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BIRTHDAYS! YAY! I am turning 22 on the 30th and I have been having trouble coming up with a party idea. I've considering rollerblading, bowling, traveling, everything. But for some reason I cannot make a decision. It's been so frustrating! So finally I decided on a picnic, I grabbed cheese, snacks, champagne, and made it a day!
The first step was decor, which was fun + easy! I just took a few things from my house and exchanged a standard picnic blanket with my kilim rug. Add some throw pillows, extra blakets (you never know with SF weather) and flowers. I brought a trunk from my house to use as a table to protect my favorite rug, but if you're using a blanket you can wash, just bring some trays and you'll be all set!
Step two was the most important part – the beverages. I went with IZZE's new sparkling water (um, it's organic and only 10 calories!) and a few IZZE sodas to match the decor. We made cocktails and using fresh juice, gin, and topped it off with the IZZE Mandrain Lime Sparkling water. Refreshing, tasty, and perfect for an end of summer party. I loved how IZZE made this party bright and fun! IZZE added a stylish touch that I loved for this picnic. This water truly sparkles with flavor. They add 100% certified organic fruit flavors, so each sip is simply delicious and flavorfully bright. At only 10 calories a pop, this definitely was the perfect way to balance out the champagne!
The third step for a perfect picnic is the food. Grab an assortment of cheeses at your local store and some delish crackers. I reccomend a Gouda, Cowgirl Cremery Mt. Tam Cheese (or any soft triple cream cheese), and a aged white cheddar. Grab some mini tarts, cute cookies, and you're ready for a perfect party!
The final step is the outfit. I borrowed this amazing Mara Hoffman dress from my roommate and paired it with some comfy clogs. There's nothing like a bright dress to go with an equally as bright picnic!
Monday, August 17, 2015
Summer in San Francisco has officially arrived. I swear this week hit and it was like a classic heat wave. Which means it's time to bring out my Indian Summer uniform, boyfriend shorts and tees. If you didn't know already, I am from Florida, so hot weather is sort of my thing. Plus surf/skate brands. The beach. And just all things surf culture. So I was pretty excited when I found these Volcom pieces, they bring me back to the good ole days. But if you know me, this is a super casual outfit for my taste, so I had to opt for a few boho accessories. This necklace from Garage was the perfect touch, I've been wearing it non-stop!
BROWN BOOTS | Freda Salvador (similar)