Blazed Camel

Photo by: Lisa of Haute Ashbury

Top: BR Honeycomb Blouse / Blazer: BR Blazer, similar J.Crew Regent Blazer (on sale!)
Bottoms: Paige Jeans / Shoes: Kate Spade Licorice / Handbag: H&M / Necklace: J.Crew Bubble Necklace / Watch: Michael Kors Runway Watch / Lips: Stila Beso

I am most definitely a go-to jeans kind of gal and most times I like dress my denim up. Dressing up denim almost streamlines your events of the day by wearing one outfit! You can go from desk to dinner, meetings with clients to meetings up with friends or day date with mom to date night with your beau. One of the easiest ways I like to dress up a pair of jeans is with a blazer and a statement necklace! For this time of year, wool is best because of its thickness and warmth. And I find that wool blazers are incredibly easy to find! Step out of the norm and go for a pop of color or a neutral color over the traditional black blazer! The camel blazer I'm wearing effortlessly compliments the black and white combo!

Now if you frequent The Embellished Closet (thanks!! J) you may have noticed the Banana Republic Honeycomb blouse. I’m a huge advocator for mix and matching styles and pieces! The first time I wore was during the summer with a pair of boyfriend shorts and flat sneaks. If you missed, check it out! Finding simple pieces in forgiving materials allow for greater variety! I’m sure I’ll wear this top in a completely different look soon enough so stay tuned!

Now, back to the blazers. I found in a bunch of unique styles and colors I just had to share, which is your favorite??


Vesting It

Photos: Nahal at Haute Ashbury

Shirt: J.Crew Endless Stripe Shirt / Vest: Banana Republic Utility Vest (similar here and here)
Bottoms: Banana Republic Sloan Leather Pant / Shoes: BR Adelia D'Orsay Pump
Sunnies: Ray Ban Classic Aviators / Bag: Asos / Lips: Nars Matte Lip Train Bleu

Hi lovelies! I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! This week I've been in the mood to switch things up from my typical black trousers and black blouse, tank, sweater, you name it! When I think of Fall I think of layers so styling myself with a vest was a no brainer! I like that vests give you many looks depending on which top is worn and can easily transition from casual to edgy in an instant! 

Leaning more towards edgy, leather is the perfect staple. What makes these Banana leggings great is the mixed material; leather on the front, stretchy cotton on the back! These are one of those universal bottoms that will fit any size and shape, petite, curvy, boyish, or tall! And since they're ankle length you can strut in any shoe and they be completely visible! I decided on the burgundy suede Adelia's to contrast the olive green vest. Unfortunately, this BR vest is sold out but I've found a number that will look killer!


So Distressed

Photos by: Larry Wong

Sweater: Max Studio (similar here and here) / Top: Theory Leen Tank (on sale!) 

Hi Dolls! Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I'm so stoked Fall is here...and Friday! I'm working my way step by step to break away from summery items. The solution...spaghetti straps and chunky cardigans! It's where I find that happy medium. Or maybe it's just my way not not being able to completely let go of Summer! When the afternoon sun is at it's peak I can go bare armed around town...the second that bay breeze rushes in I'm ready!

I'm wearing a Theory tank I located online at Shopbop! I love that they have the 'heart it' feature so if your favorite item gets marked down, you'll be the first to know! It's totally worth diving through the site to pick out your favorites and let ShopBop do the rest! Distressed jeans have because a regular for me recently. My favorite thing to pair distressed skinnies with are comfy tops and chunky cardigans. Unfortunately, there aren't enough casual Friday's in the week for me to wear them more often! Till next time, here are some more chunky cuties that'll keep you cozy this Fall!



Lace Reflections

Photos by: Larry Wong

Blazer: BR Lightweight Wool Blazer / Top: Topshop Surplice Blouse / Skirt: BR Lace Pencil Skirt (Similar here, on sale!) / Shoes: SM Stecy Sandal (blush) / Watch: Michael Kors Runway (on sale!)

Hi lovelies! I hope everyone is having a great week! The weekend will be here before we know it! When it comes to dressing for work, especially the office, you don't have to compromise your style. Today I decided on a crisp white lace skirt. It could easily look a bit on the dressy side due to it's fit so I paired with a wool blazer to pull of a more professional look. My work style motto: Make everyday desk to dinner!

Here are other great lace skirts out there! Check out BR, they've got a few currently marked down!
Till next time...Ciao!


And Other Stories

Photos by: Larry Wong

Dress: & Other Stories / Handbag: Rebecca Minkoff / Shoes: Rockstud heels (splurge, steal!)

One of the things I love about traveling overseas is finding beautiful clothing that I can bring home! My trip to Stockholm this year I discovered my new favorite stores; & Other Stories! I would say it’s a mix of Neiman Marcus and Anthropology with more affordable prices. It’s set up like a very small department store; clothing department, beauty department, shoe department, etc. But it didn’t FEEL like a department store, each department felt like it’s on small boutique!

I spotted this LBD on the ground floor and what won me over was the slight pleating on the neckline and the open draping on the back! I have to admit, I’m weak when it comes to backless items!! This dress I can wear to work, date night and even dinner with friends! I’m also loving these LBD’s!

Thanks for stopping by!


Pop-Up Dinner: LWD

Dress: Anthropologie Georgia Eyelet Dress / Shoes: NW (old, similar steal and splurge)
Necklace: Jill Schwartz Tiered Tassel  / Watch: Michael Kors Runway Chronograph Watch
Lips: Stila Beso / Clutch: NW (old, similar here)

There was one dress code requirement to the Handmade Events Pop-up dinner. Everyone must wear all white! I had no problem doing that. I rarely wear white, I've got to change that, so I was excited to find an adorable LWD! Searching for the perfect white frock is easy especially when Anthro is having a super sale! Unfortunately, online is all out but I noticed plenty in store! Just jot down the item number and give your local store a ring! That's one thing I'm notorious for...if I see something I must have, I will relentlessly search the entire country until I find it!! Ohhh, the victorious feeling once I get my hands on a limited piece! The good thing is, it's LWD season and there are tons out there to choose from. Below are a few that I love and with different silhouettes they'll flatter all body types! Which do you love??

Thanks for stopping by!!


Pop-Up Dinner: Wine Country

Table Design: 
Siegel Satin Stripe Tablecloth / Burlap as table liner / Candleholder filled w/ sand and tea light
Centerpiece: Vase filled with water and citrus fruit / Wooded floral arrangement

Last weekend I went to the most amazing dinner party; a pop-up dinner party! A party where you design your own tables cape, bring your own food and drinks and invite your own friends! What type of party is this you ask?? It's Handmade Events pop-up dinner! Think of it as a fancy top notch reception but in the form of a picnic. They appear in about half a dozen cities across the nation to bring an incredibly magical night! They are just a few rules you'd must adhere to...First, fashion. You must bring your most fabulous All-White outfit! Whether it be a LWD, white denim to linen pants you'll want to dress your best to make a statement upon entry. Second, envision the most attractive table decor and bring it to life on your table. Think full and flourishing flowers, shiny silverware, luminous lighting to match your favorite theme. Lastly, conjure the most delectable dinner menu and bring starter, main and dessert course. Above are my favorite table designs along with my own with the help of great friends!

The secret location isn't announced until the day of the event. All we are provided is the city! It ended up being at Jack London Historic State Park. This was location was perfection. As you walk onto the property you are welcomed by hosted and greeted by the most beautiful stoned ruins. The backdrop are hills and ever-ending rows of vineyards. For a moment I felt like I was stepping in on a Tuscan countryside! There's much chatter and laughter as everyone prepares their tables to their liking. Once tables are set and food laid out, an acoustic guitarist serenades the large group as we wine and dine under the setting sun. It was so fantastic! Once everyones finish then the REAL fun begins...it's time to hit the dance floor! As much as I enjoyed the acoustic sounds I was very ready for the DJ to begin spinning on the turntables. People, music, dancing, lights, and stars. Variables that equate to a delightful evening. I am literally counting down to the Pop-up dinner in San Francisco. Now that I've had dinner in this format, I don't think I'll ever go back to traditional! Thank you Handmade Events! I shall see you again!

Till next time dolls!


Honeycomb Boyfriend

Photos by: Lisa of Haute Ashbury

Top: BR Honeycomb Popover(on sale!)  / Bottoms: BR Boyfriend Jean Shorts  / Hat: J.Crew Panama

It's Tuesday already! I still trying to get over the passing of such a quick weekend! The good thing is the weather was enjoyable then...now not so much. I'm glad I took advantage of it by wearing shorts! Something that's rare in SF when it's so early in the year. My solution to not falling into the 'It's getting cold' zone; boyfriend shorts! Believe it or not, its my first pair! I just didn't think my legs were shapely enough to pull it off. I'm convinced, anyone can rock a pair of boyfriend shorts! 

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See the other boyfriend shorts that made the cut...
Have a great day all!