Style Icons

Clothes are everywhere, but style is individual. My personal style is always growing and changing with the seasons and what I personally feel good in. I love adding new things to my closet and incorporating styles that I may have once been too afraid to try. Here are a few of my personal style icons that are influencing my closet at the moment. 

{petite fashionista done perfectly}

{she always has the best outfits - colorful, chic and very NYC}

{C&C has been one of my top favorites since the beginning}

{I want her whole closet} 

P.S. These are all great Instagram follows as well.


Weekend Discoveries

Because I work just outside the city, I drive to work everyday. My favorite thing about Friday evening is parking my car and not using it again until Monday morning. Aside from the lovely neighbor who decided to tow my car last weekend, this has been such an enjoyable way to explore my new home. I absolutely love to walk and take Muni whenever possible. It's such a liberating feeling to hop on a bus and see where it will take me. Here are a few of my favorite discoveries from this weekend. 

{yummy brunch at the Ferry Building}

{an open kitchen at one of the many great Embarcadero eateries}

{lovely color combo}

{I loved the lighted lettering at this Hayes Valley bar}

{bold brights + fabulous arm candy on my roommate Laura}


Simple Steps to Stylish Living

I love home decor and can spend hours pouring over design magazines or browsing shops for new inspiration. Some of my favorites include Restoration Hardware, Anthropologie, West Elm and thrift stores. Although they all have amazing home adornments, the price tag doesn't always match my budget. Craigslist, Marshall's and Home Goods are also great options for a more affordable price. But there are many touches here and there that you can add to a home that don't end up costing you your whole paycheck. Here are a few inexpensive ways I've added personal style to my home.

{Instagram prints hung from twine with clothespins} 

{rustic metal letters from Anthropologie, $4 thrift store shelf}

{my cork collection displayed in a large glass vase - a cork board is my next project}

{Anthropologie also has great hardware for door knobs and drawers that quickly add style to a simple design}

{colorful knobs that I added to a plain white kitchen cabinet}

{mirrors add depth to any space}

{I finally got a (faux) fur rug that I've been admiring for some time - it makes my place extra cozy}



I first discovered this minty studded jacket while shopping at Zara in Paris, but decided to postpone my purchase and spend my money on train rides and gelato. I couldn't stop thinking about it once I'd returned home, so needless to say it's a favorite in my closet today. I like to stay true to the colors of the season, bringing out the darker colors in the winter and saving the lights for spring and summer. But with the holidays in the past, and spring slowly creeping around the corner, I like to brighten up a gloomy day with a great color, especially this minty shade of green, which has definitely become one of my favorites. 

jacket: Zara / top: Topshop / jeans: James Jeans / booties: Urban Outfitters / sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

{photo credit: Laura Cornelius}


A San Francisco Sunday

I had a great weekend of visiting with my mom, exploring the city and going to a baby shower for one of my oldest and dearest friends. The streets of San Francisco have so much character, and I love getting to explore them through my blog. Black and gold worn together, leather and collars are just a few of my favorite things at the moment, so I styled an outfit this weekend that included them all. 

Fun fact: this was shot right in front of the Full House house.

top: Forever 21 / skirt + booties: H&M / tights: Urban Outfitters / bag: thrifted / coat: J.Crew

{photo credit: Laura Cornelius}


Hello 2013!

{my view at the moment}

This year is all about the new, the unknown and endless possibilities. I had a wonderful holiday season with lots of time off spent with wonderful people. It's hard sometimes to get back into a daily rhythm after having time off. That's why making time for the things that make you really happy is essential to do, especially at the beginning of a new year. This year, instead of the usual "go to the gym everyday" resolutions, I'm focusing on things that are realistic and make me the happiest, like writing on my blog more often and trying new ways to decorate and be creative (like my simple space above). What're some of your resolutions?

Cheers to a new year!
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