Paris Darling II

Photos by: Larry Wong

Continuing my 16 hour style, an easy transition from Day to evening is simply removing a large oversized sweater revealing a polished blouse. If you checked out Paris Darling you see how fun a casual sweater can look with a distressed jean and dressy heel. Not only is it fun but it's an effortless look when you've got plans on the town. 

Which would you wear??


Happy Thanksgiving Tbt

Locations: Ko Olina, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head Crater Trail, Lanikai Beach

 Happy Thanksgiving lovelies!! This is one of the days a year I look forward to the most...and yes even over Christmas! It is the one time a year I get to see all of my family. Although my immediate family is small, we are extremely close knit and grew up together like peas in a pod. What makes it even better, between my sister and all of my cousins (6) we are all one year apart from each other! Our childhood and most adulthood tradition started at my grandmother and granddad's home. My uncle and cousins would drive up from SoCal and my sister and local cousin would anxiously await their arrival. This is the time when the liveliest and death defying hide and seek, tag, UNO games and races up the steep San Franciscian hills begin! Now that we are all adults and my grandparents no longer here, we have continued the tradition and I'm thankful that the love between my family hasn't deterred this yearly reunion! 

With life, people move on to bigger and better opportunities. One of my cousins found himself in Hawaii for work and because he couldn't make thanksgiving in California we brought Thanksgiving to him! It was probably one of my most memorable vacation and Thanksgiving to date! Who wouldn't want to ditch the cold for paradise on Earth! A few pics above capture some of the eventful moments.

As I type, I've got my eye on the time. My family from SoCal should be pretty close and arriving any minute! I can't wait to sit and catch up, listen to all the boys argue about who's the most talented football or bbal player, scarf down the most delicious and fulfilling comfort food and join hands and share what we're most thankful for. I am thankful for the element of love and the amount of it our family shares. What are you Thankful for??

Happy Holidays!


Paris Darling

Photos by: Larry Wong

Shoes: SM Stecy / Sunnies: Kate Spade Sherrie / Watch: Michael Kors Runway

Happy Friday!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful week! Why does time seem to pass so slowly immediately before a holiday break...then goes by so fast one it arrives?? I've been counting down to Thanksgiving for about a week and a half and it feels like a month has passed! Maybe the best thing for me to do is put away ALL my calendars ;-)

No matter what the weather is, warm/cold, in SF first rule of thumb, layer up! All I needed was light sweater today but it's super easy to go from relaxed to dressed up for the evening with a distressed jean and ankle strap heel. Stay tuned tomorrow and I'll share outfit once I shed the sweater :-) If you ask anyone I am such a busy body! I don't know what it is but I cannot sit still too long without going crazy! So having a good and easy day to evening outfit is a must! Normally my day to evening consists of a dress with flats to heels but since it's Friday I thought I'd get into the Casual Friday spirit.

Thanks for stopping by lovelies!


Morning Cup

Top: Free People (similar here and here) / Bottoms: Zara High Waist Trousers / 
Hat: Banana Republic Blair (in stores, similar here and here) / Lips: Nars Palais Royal

Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone had a great start to the week! I am literally counting down the coming weeks, I can't believe the holidays are almost here!

With the cooling weather in SF comes chunky sweaters and hot chocolate :-) My staple workwear item is a black trouser...it's super easy to match, comfy and one of the best professional closet essentials a girl can have! I'm wearing a super chunky Free People sweater today, one of which I normally wear with denim or layered over a tee. Because it's a slightly cropped sweater, wearing a high-waist pant is a must! How do you wear your favorite chunky sweater??

Thanks for stopping by loves!


Wine Country Styling

Dress: Antrhopologie Lorna Silk Maxi / Shoes: VS (similar here) / Watch: Michael Kors Runway
Belt: Fossil Braided belt / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Affair (mini version here)

How was everyone's weekend?! Once again it was a lovely one in Wine Country. I hate to admit, there's something about being in the middle of myriads and myriads of vineyards that just makes me so happy! Maybe it's the always pleasant weather, the beauty of the never-ending hills or the company you keep while spending time in Napa. It's a combination of them ALL!

The first stop today was Del Dotto, it was my first and boy was I pleased! Not only with the stunning location but also the lovely wines. I must admit, it is now on my top 3 list of wines and locations to visit in Napa. I love the second you enter the steel indoor gates, you get swallowed into the wine caves. You have the option of having a special wine tasting/tour experience...if you have 1.5 hours to spare. The second stop, William Hill Estate Winery. The best feature for me was the huge outdoor seating and picnic area overlooking the 140+ acres of vines. Once you find a cozy spot to park yourselves, you're served your wine tastings. The perfect location if you're looking to take in the serene scene while sipping and nibbling on your pre-packed picnic. I highly recommend both!

I picked up this floral beaut from Anthropologie, who says it's too late in the season to rock a maxi?! And especially from Anthro because right now, all dresses and jewelry is 25% off! That includes sale items too. I'm surprised I had so much self control when purchasing this past week...here are a few, well a BUNCH that I'm swooning over...

Till next time!


Laced Sweatshirt

Sweatshirt: J.Crew lace print (Now in Factory) / Shirt: Banana Republic Non-Iron Shirt 
Jeans: J.Brand denim / Shoes: Tibi Amber Heels / Bag: Banana Republic (old)

Hi lovelies! We made it through another week! It's been a pretty exciting week between my Fantasy Football roster (yes, I'm obsessed!) and the World Series game. I've been on stress overload! I can at least relax for the next two days ;-)

One item you won't find too much of in my closet is a sweatshirt...until now! It's been a long time since I've found one that really jumps at me and kicks and screams if I don't get my hands on it immediately! I absolutely love anything lace so seeing the lace print on the sweatshirt was a no brainer for me. Once again, a bargain buy at J.Crew Factory. And a treat for you this Halloween, J.Crew Factory is offering up to 50% off everything in stores. I'm hoping I can stop by! If I do, I'll make sure to share with you my new pieces...

Here are a couple of other purty sweatshirts that are on my radar...and all under $200!
Till next time...


Cactus Part Deux

Photos by: Larry Wong

Top: Tibi Fiore de Cactus Crop / Bottoms: Citizen Flare / Shoes: Steve Madden Stecy
Sunglasses: Banana Republic Caylin (old) / Bag: NW Foldover (similar here, w/studs!)

Afternoon everyone! Hope you all are having a great weekend thus far!

If you haven't noticed, crop tops are one of my most picky items. I just started embracing them this year! I know, I know, why would I wait so long to wear such a fantastic piece! Like all things, you have to find the right fit that best suits your body. I definitely found that in this Tibi cactus crop. For one, it isn't fitted so I don't feel the need to "suck it in" with every single step! It's just the right amount of coverage. Although I'm showing more skin than I normally would, I can comfortably wear without feeling self couscous... you all remember Concrete Crops? Well if you do feel like it just isn't enough fabric to wear with jeans, wearing with a pencil or high waist skirt is simply perfection!! I could also easily add a chunky cardigan and layer it up. Oh, and let's not forget the back detail, so smitten!

How do you gals wear your crops, please share! :-)


Blue Stripes

Photos by: Larry Wong

Top: Banana Republic / Vest: Nordstrom / Bottoms: Joe's Jeans Rolled Cuff
Shoes: Zara (old) / Watch: Michael Kors Chronograph / Bracelet: Alex and Ani Best Friends

Happy Friday All! We've almost crossed the work week finish line...how did you spend your week? Things weren't too crazy for me at the office, meeting here meeting there, nothing to complain about. Oh, except for the sweet treats overload in the office! I'm telling you, eating at work will be the death of my "eating right" way of life. Sure, I can say no thank you, but why in the world would I do that! ;-)

My casual Friday look is half business causal half street chic. I picked up this non-iron striped blue shirt from banana, of course on 40% off Wednesdays. Scored it in store as it is sold out in blue online. It's super comfy and because of the fit, you can wear it a number of ways. Tucked, loose, unbuttoned, or a combination of all! What are you wearing for your casual Friday? Please share!