9 to 5 Necessities

When it comes to dressing for work, there are a few items that I always gravitate to when getting ready in the morning: blazers, skirts, tights and ankle boots. Of course, it completely depends on your workplace environment, but I've come to find that these items become versatile necessities for any working girl's closet. I love blazers because they easily compliment an outfit without much effort. I also love the fit of this Brandy Melville skirt that I picked up on a recent trip to the Marina, it's the perfect length for work when complimented with a pair of neutral tights. To me, ankle boots are the perfect work shoe; they are dressier than flats, without the discomfort of high heels when worn for over eight hours. I'd love to hear, what are some of your favorite wear-to-work items?

blazer, belt & boots: H&M // skirt: Brandy Melville // tights: Urban Outfitters

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Fogged In

I love three day weekends. Although they always fly by much too fast, that one extra day is just so nice. My family from Orange County, my parents and my boyfriend all came up to visit over the long weekend. I always love visitors. And I also bought my first brand new car! I'm very excited about it, it's a mint green Fiat. Monday was a cozy day of staying warm and eating Pho, my favorite cold weather food. My boyfriend and I also ventured to this lovely lookout for a panoramic view of San Francisco. It was just as cold as it looks, but I'm happy to check this destination off of my places to see in San Francisco list. 

jacket: J.Crew // scarf: Urban Outfitters // jeans: 7 For All Mankind // ankle boots: Coach

{photo credit: Art Mueller}


Happy Heart Day!


I hope your day is filled with sweets and love. I ususally don't like going out the day of, so my boyfriend and I went to Range in the Mission last night to celebrate. It was delicious. I plan to spend the evening realxing and enjoying some time with freinds after work. Happy heart day!


Warm + Fuzzy

I've been wanting a fur vest (faux of course) for quite some time. I found one on sale at Urban Outfitters a few weeks ago and knew it was meant to be. Although it's definitely a trend item that won't be around forever, I love the fuzzy warmth it brings me on chilly winter walks. 

vest: Urban Outfitters // top + leggings: StyleMint // booties: H&M // watch: Michael Kors

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All of the Lights

My roommate and I both have boyfriends that prefer the beach over the city any day. In an an effort to convince them how great the city really is, we planned a fun-filled weekend which included a stop at the the Biergarten in Hayes Valley. Despite the fact that it was absolutely freezing, I loved sitting under a ceiling of lights in the fresh evening air. 


Currently Loving: Stylish Living

I love shopping for clothes, but lately the thing I'm most excited to shop for is home decor. Maybe this means I'm getting old, but anything design related just gets me excited. The thought of spending a day at a unique San Francisco design shop or the three-story Crate & Barrel on Union Square sounds like heaven to me. 

I always love browsing the pages of interior design magazines, and have been especially loving Ruea local San Francisco-based digital magazine. I enjoy reading the magazine on my iPad, which allows me to click on products I might be interested in purchasing. Another recent discovery of mine is a small neighborhood boutique called Timeless Treasures. Only a few blocks from my apartment, this vintage shop has an amazing variety of one-of-a-kind pieces, most of which originated in France. It's a shabby chic Parisian heaven.

Here are a few small touches that when added to your space can make such a difference. 

Something sparkly: I'm loving these tissue paper tassel garlands. They make a fun DIY or can be purchased for a pretty penny here or for much less here

Chalk art: I just purchased a great chalkboard for my kitchen from Marshall's. I love the chalkboard trend, it's such a fun way to write down a grocery list or a note for someone else.

Something cozy: As last seen here, one of my favorite design trends at the moment is faux fur. I would just love to add this pillow to my bed. So cozy!

Coffee table organization: I've long admired pretty coffee tables stacked high with fashion books and silver trays filled with candles and other pretty details. I just purchased this West Elm tray for my mini coffee table. 

Inspirational pages: I love having stacks of Vogue (or other fashion + decor magazines) around for a good read or a quick fix of inspiration. 

Pop of color: There really is nothing better than fresh flowers. 

Minimal clutter: There's hardly anything I hate more than clutter. I love baskets such as this wire one, for storing rolled towels in the bathroom, cleaning supplies in the kitchen or magazines in the living room, for a clutter-free environment. 

Playing with pattern: I usually gravitate toward a solid color over patterns, but lately I've been loving stripes, especially in this chevron print

Happy decorating!

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