August 29, 2014

Looks to love - Preppy and tomboyish

I just love, love, love this look - perfectly preppy but tomboyish and edgy.
Photo from Carolines Mode

August 28, 2014

Haute skirts

I'm wanting to snap these up before the days of summer end...

Ponte mini skirt with ostrich

MCQ Alexander McQueen ruffle skirt

August 24, 2014

Chic stripes

A few of my favorite looks...

 I spotted this J Brand Richey blouse on sale on Matches and Bergdorf Goodman.

LL Bean French Sailor's shirt - a steal at $29.95

August 23, 2014

Louise et Cie

I discovered the Louise et Cie line during Nordstrom's anniversary sale last month after spotting the Azalya wedge flats - not only are they are super comfortable but I love how edgy they look with the leather bows and silver metal arrowheads as tips . The bonus is the packaging - I'm a sucker for elegant, sleek shoe boxes and I didn't want to throw these out.

I was also eyeing the Oroyo wedge sandals, but alas, they were out of my size. 

August 6, 2014

Olivia Palermo and Westward Leaning

I always get excited when I discover new San Francisco-based fashion companies, particularly when one teams up with a celebrity whose style I really admire, Olivia Palermo.  Hard to believe I haven't heard of Westward Leaning, considering they were founded in 2011.  Located on 330 Townsend, Westward Leaning designs sunglasses with a charitable philosophy.

 Photo from therealoliviap on Instagram

August 5, 2014

Sleek Satin

Bionda Castana Lama Mesh Pumps

With one week off before starting my new job, I've been cleaning out my closet and I can't believe how long I've kept some things with me.  I do end up feeling guilty and I tell myself I may wear it again someday, but if it's shoved in the back of the closet and doesn't get worn at least once a month - it's gotta go!  I have some favorites that I can never part with - a deep, rich brown velvet Max Azria pencil skirt that my mom bought for me during college, and then there are others that make me cringe - clothes from my super twenties clubbing days that as a thirty-something, I would never wear again.

During my time off, I've been doing some serious, I mean serious late night online window shopping, that my husband texted me, "You got a new job, not the winning lottery ticket."  Jokes aside, I've been eyeing some sleek satin that I'd love to add my now roomy closet.  I love how they convey structure yet modern sophistication - clothes that my twenty-something self would probably balk at.

 Alice + Olivia Lollie collar dress

Tory Burch Eden shell in champagne blush

Asos Premium Pencil Skirt in Bonded Satin

Kate Spade Sala heels in baby pink.

August 4, 2014

August 3, 2014

Brooks Brothers Summer Clearance

As much as I enjoyed working and making new friends at an electronics company I've been with for the past 7 years, I am so excited to start a new chapter in my career and move into a new position with a new company.  The best part is I still get to live and work in the beautiful city of San Francisco.  It doesn't get any better than that; I just count my blessings every single day.

I really tried, I mean really tried to restrain myself with celebratory purchases, but I just couldn't help it. With one week off, I thought it was the perfect time to clean my closet out and start fresh and I couldn't think of a better place to shop for a new wardrobe than the enormous, 4-story Brooks Brothers shop on Post Street.  The timing is also perfect considering they have a summer clearance going on now. 

This non-iron, tailored fit dress shirt was a recent purchase.  

Ever since my first purchase of a non-iron, button-up shirt by Brooks Brothers  in powder blue a few years ago, I can never go back to any other brand for classic button-up shirts.  The quality and stitching of a Brooks Brothers shirt is impeccable and I just love how versatile the look is with jeans or trousers.  

Yes, there's a billiards table on the top floor.  Photo 

Loving the look of button-shirts by these style icons... 
Sofia Coppola prefers shirts by Charvet 

French Vogue Editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt in a Chambray dress shirt.

An Olsen twin, which one?  Your guess is as good as mine...

August 1, 2014

The Little Black Dress

A classic silk georgette flower, one shoulder dress by Ann Taylor 

 Carissima Sheath by Anthropolgie 

Mirleft Dress by Anthropologie