Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rail 814 GemRock Collection

Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date
Photographer // Jennymay Villarete

There are a few things I love about San Francisco. First, I love that people give their ideas a chance, chase their dreams, and go for it. I love that this city is full of go-getters. Second, I love that people enjoy collaborating and there are small businesses that want to get together and make magic. Lastly, I love that there are companies like Rail 814 who are taking the concept of a startup incubator and applying it to artists, in this case jewelry designers. Rail 814 is giving young, hungry, and talented designers the chance to see their work come to life, which is often something that scares artists. It's really hard to make yourself vulnerable, put your work out there, and run a business on your own. 

Rail 814 is making it possible for artists to have their own business, it's amazing! So of course I had to collaborate with them on the latest lookbook for their GemRock collection designed by Yolanda Chiu. The Collection was designed to reflect attributes of modern women– strong, confident, radiant, and unique. Yolanda also incorporated many facets in her designs to create an edgy and polished feel.

Want to know more about how Rail 814 works?

1. DISCOVER
Through the support of accredited art institutes, Rail 814 selects some of the most talented and passionate young designers to collaborate with.

2. PROVIDE
Rail 814 provides hands-on experience in design, product development, and merchandising to help jumpstart designers' careers and build portfolios.

3. PROMOTE
Rail 814 produces the designs through their direct vendors. Each design is only produced in limited quantity and with the highest standard in quality.

4. SUPPORT
For every purchase made, the featured designer will receive proceeds towards their educational expenses such as tuition loans.


Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date
Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date
Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date
Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date rebecca minkoff fringe tassel small circular bag
Date night outfit idea – how to wear a jumpsuit on a date rebecca minkoff fringe tassel small circular bag
leather jacket and silver jewelry
leather jacket and silver jewelry
leather jacket and silver jewelry
san francisco fashion blogger bryn newman of stone fox style
san francisco fashion blogger bryn newman of stone fox style in karen walker sunglasses
san francisco fashion blogger bryn newman of stone fox style in karen walker sunglasses

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Color Lighting Up The Sky

Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Shoes // Kelsi Dagger Dress // The Reformation Bag // Anthropologie
Our Airbnb in Sayulita was so beautiful. Words can't describe it and the photos didn't do it justice. When we arrived I thought, "Wow, I need to live in a house like this." Massive carved wood doors, bright tiles, open with lots of sunlight, and vintage chandeliers? It was like I woke up in a dream. Mexico was a delight, even on the rainiest days the colorful houses lit up the sky. Sayulita was the spirit I was looking for, the inspiration I needed. I can't wait to start creating all of the colorful things! P.S. I'm so sorry this look is hard to shop the exact looks. The bag is sold out and I am having a hard time finding something similar and the dress is from the reformation sample sale. I hope you like the selects below anyways!

Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.
Sayulita, Mexico beach travel style in the reformation, kelsi dagger brooklyn, lace up platform wedges, and a pom pom garland straw fedora on bryn newman of Stone Fox Style.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ocean Eyes

bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
The secluded beach at Carricitos in Sayulita, Mexico was worth the hike. The tropical forest we walked through was lush with pink flowers, green palm leaves, and songs of the birds. When we finally got to the beach, catching the tail end of the sunset, we were all in awe of the beauty. We made it. I wanted to run into the ocean and have my movie moment in this dress, but the wedding reception with hanging wicker lanterns in the trees stopped me from being so bold.

bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style
bohemian white lace up dress on carricitos beach in Sayulita, Mexico on Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style

Monday, January 11, 2016

Evoke The Spirit Sayulita

Mara Hoffman Bathing Suit. Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials.

I find instagram such a great application for one particular reason, travel. I love using the discover & location features to find cool stores, events, and sites to see. I also think it's great because you can look up somewhere you might have gone to visit and see what it's actually like, not just what you may have seen in one really good picture or heard from one recommendation. So while I was searching the Sayulita location tag, I found a girl who posted something about a Macrame class at a store called Evoke The Spirit. I was so sad I missed the class, but I made it my mission the next day to find the store with the beautifully detailed longhorn skulls. Seeing them in person was astonishing, the artists cover the skulls in beeswax and carefully place pieces of thread on the wax and stick it to the skull until the design is formed. It was so gorgeous. I loved Mexico for that reason, beautiful artisan pieces, bright colors, and really gorgeous bohemian inspired items. Sayulita was full of my favorite things – pom poms, tassels, handbags, blankets, rugs, I wanted it all! I loved how this Mara Hoffman Bikini top was perfect to wear as a top with a skirt or shorts and then I could wear bathing suit bottoms underneath. Why? Well sometimes a girl's gotta shop and then get her tan on in the same hour! You've got to multitask when you're operating on a 5 day trip in a town you could spend years in. 

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Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit
Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit
Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit longhorn skull DIY decoration, beautiful
Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit Mara Hoffman Bathing Suit
Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit
Must see places in Sayulita, Mexico. Beach outfit and tropical travel packing essentials. Evoke The Spirit and Mara Hoffman bathing suit

Friday, January 8, 2016

One Dress Two Climates

How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
When you fall in love with something, it’s often incredibly hard not to be around it. You know how it is with your first boyfriend? You are inseparable, never wanting to be apart, always in each other's arms or wishing you were. Well, I feel this way about this dress we just got in at Le Tote from Free People. I wore it once and never wanted to take it off.

How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.


How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
Not only was it flattering on my figure, hugging my curves in the most perfect way, it made me feel pretty. As if I were the forest fairy princess of my childhood dreams. I felt confident. I felt like dancing in the woods and singing in the mountains when I put this dress on.

So when I was packing for our trip to balmy Miami straight to brisk Germany, I knew I wanted to bring this bohemian dress but had to devise a plan. How could I make this midi wrap dress from Free People work for freezing temps?

How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
I took to one of my new favorite trends for the answer, yup I’m talking about the dickey again. But this time I mean an actual warm turtleneck, not a faux one. Because, what was once a trend of the past is now a functional way to bring your summery dresses to life in the winter — making layering turtlenecks my new favorite trend. Plus, like skiers and mountain lovers have always known, it’s just a classic way to stay warm. Who knew being stylish would actually be functional for once?

So, my short tips for making your favorite summer dress winter ready are as follows:


  • Tights, tights, tights. Patterned, plain, whatever you’d like. Wear them under your dress whether it is short or long.
  • Tall boots, boho it up to the max with lace up tall boots or riding boots. Yes, with your maxi or midi dress.
  • Wool socks. Even with ankle booties, the little peek of wool sock showing adds a fun detail and lots of warmth.
  • Suede gloves, because duh.
  • A hat, turban, or twisted knot headband. (Not shown here but a loose knit beanie with a large pom pom would be so cute!)
  • You guessed it, a turtleneck is the sure fire way to look incredibly on trend while also getting that extra bit of warmth you need to transition your summer looks into winter.
  • A moto or shearling jacket, or in my case a combo of both. A peacoat or trench coat won’t work for this look, do something like a cropped moto jacket or army jacket that hits above the hip. A longer shearling coat would work well too.

Get the dress by signing up for Le Tote! Wear, return, repeat all month. Try your first month for 50% off with the code BRYN50

TURTLENECKS



BOOTS


SOCKS & TIGHTS




How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.


How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.
How to wear a summery dress in the winter, perfect travel tips for traveling to two different weather or temperatures. Bryn Newman of Stone Fox Style wears a Free People dress from Le Tote.