IMG_9368Jessie Marie and I spent a beautiful Sunday morning at the palace of fine arts. Between waiting for the perfect shot of these beautiful swans and climbing planter boxes in heels, this is quite possibly my favorite ootd post so far. IMG_9840 IMG_9826 IMG_9799 IMG_9772

It was a bit blustery, but for the sake of a good blog photo, I wore a dress with no tights. I had my eye on this Forever 21 dress for a while. At the end of the year when they were offering 50% off of their sale merchandise, I snagged the last one for 7 bucks.

You may or may not recall my post confessing my shopping sins over the holiday. This mint coat from Choies was worth every penny. I wear it quite often, actually, and it’s super cozy.

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I was lusting over these Seychelle’s after seeing Keiko Lynn rocking her blue suede pair. I scored these at (surprise, surprise!) Crossroads a few weeks ago. Not as comfortable as I thought they would be, but they’re too damn cute to care.

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This is such a beautiful and enchanting place. The architecture, the light, even the atmosphere just felt like magic. Definitely my new favorite place in San Francisco.

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The Ugly Christmas Sweater Phenomena

When you’re selling them in Target for nearly 30 bucks, I’d say the trend has reached a new level of crazy. And if you’re planning on going to the thrift shop for a last minuet ugly Christmas sweater party, forget about it. All those were snatched up and posted on Etsy for at least 20 bucks a pop. Well, thankfully Modcloth provides more adorable and tasteful options to choose from.Christmas Sweaters

Find all of these and so much more holiday cheer at Modcloth.

Need a reason to wear your new sweater? If you happen to be in San Francisco, come to 20 Mission’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party for Christmas joy and cheer! Live music, free (limited) beverages, and a photobooth? Sold! Check out their event page for the all deets!

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Tee’s Me Tuesday

For this week’s TMT, I thought I would dip into my collection and give you a glimpse into my wardrobe. Sorry about the horrible phone pic. When I have a stroke of genius without my camera girl around, I’m left to my own devices and I’m no professional! This is by far one of my favorite tees. I picked it up in the men’s section at Wasteland one fine day. So soft, so light, and my favorite Star Wars film to boot! I like pairing this with a faux leather mini skirt, tights, black booties and a denim jacket for a little androgyny!

20131202-180601.jpgA couple tips for your tees: first of all, I never hang my t-shirts. Hangers are a knits greatest enemy next to moths and a loose nails. Fold ’em up and put them in your dresser! Second, do as I say and not as I do! Get the wrinkles out before taking blog pictures. Steaming is my preferred method to de-wrinkle. In a pinch you can use a hair dryer to get the wrinkles out of your garments! A little trick I picked up when I was still in school. Hold the dryer on high underneath on a central area of the garment for a few seconds and watch those wrinkles disappear before your very eyes!

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Can you keep a secret?

This month, The Method Makers want to let you in on a little secret: their first ever Secret Show! If you want to check out some amazing work produced by talented bay area artists, sign up to reserve your spot ASAP! Space is limited, so take a couple of seconds to get connected with The Method Makers. The location and time will not be released until the day of the show, so sign up to stay in the loop!

So, assuming you’re in San Francisco and you’re psyched about this show, you’re probably wondering what the heck you should wear! Guess what? I did all the work for you! I go to quite a few shows every month what with being the arm candy to one pretty amazing artsy fella. When we go to galleries, I like to keep my look clean and mod with a little edge. Rocking basics with a little something extra makes you look like a work of art! Check out these very open gallery pieces for under $100.

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From left: Sweater, Mango. Jacket, Isabel Marant for H&M. Leggings, Dorothy Perkins. Clutch, Zara. Shoes, Seycelles. Ring, Melody Ehsani.

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Thankful Thursday

This Thankful Thursday, I would like to give thanks for winter layers!

I know, I know. You’re all probably sick of hearing about how much I LOVE to pile on my cozy sweaters and jackets, but I know you San Francisco dwellers will agree that dressing in layers is a necessity. Living in this unpredictable climate has made me a master at layered fashion. Here are a few of my favorite layered looks and tips to fashionably maximize your comfort in these chilly winter months.

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I love the look of mixed textures and that cape look is definitely making a comeback. Lately, fashion forward ladies and gentlemen have been snapped rocking their oversized coats in this cape-like fashion. To achieve the perfect, effortlessly-chic girl about town vibe, throw on a chunky knit sweater and casually drape your wool coat over your shoulders.

Cozy cool minus the fur.

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Fur (preferably faux or vintage) has always had a luxurious appeal. A fur vest can add an unexpected, funky element to an otherwise basic outfit. As with my everyday wear, I like to mix feminine and masculine elements. Wear your favorite fur piece over a frilly dress. Extra cool points for topping it all off with a military jacket.
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Emma looking cute in Samuji Forest Coat

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Scarves are the easiest way to warm up and the simplest addition of color, texture, and patterns. I have acquired quite the scarf collection, myself. You can’t go wrong with a knit infinity scarf or one of printed silk. Dare to be bold? Try wrapping up in not one but two scarves!
I hope you’re thankful for these handy layering tips! Stay warm out there!
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