Winter is Coming!


I know it just turned into Fall but with the Fall weather has come a Winter reminder.  The weather seems to flop around a lot in the Fall so I love to bundle up on the cold mornings.  This north face jacket was a random purchase over the summer after my good friend, Brie, told me how this was one of her most useful purchases.  Now that I have one, I completely agree.  I wear it all the time!




What do you like to bundle up in?!

Pinterest Picks – Halloween Edition!

I’m not one to spend hours on Pinterest but I think it’s incredibly clever and I get a ton of inspiration and ideas from the site.  I have a hard time committing to laborious crafts but when I see a simple but awesome craft, I love to make them and share them.  Here are a few that are on my list for Halloween.

1. THIS awesome DIY wreath.

2. These beautiful lace candles.

3. I love making pumpkin seeds, they are such a great snack!

These are three manageable crafts to conquer over the next month.  Happy October!

Balancing Jacket.


My good friend, Harry, is always fun to talk fashion with as he usually keeps up with the latest trends.  He was telling me about the balancing jacket trend and I decided I love it.  Your jacket keeps you warm but if you are already in kind of warm weather, you may want to put it on and take it off intermittently.  Such is the case in San Francisco, it seems the weather can never make up it’s mind.



This is a trend I think I’ll keep around :)

{{ Photos by: Harry Go }}

Back with a Flare.

DSC_0921The day has come, flare is back! I am so glad I kept a few of my favorite pairs of flare jeans. It’s been about 7 or 8 years since I have worn these but they still fit, that is the beauty of the flare ;) I think the best way to wear this style is with a little height, I grabbed a great wedge that has a clog feel.

DSC_0930(William Rast jeans, Gap shoes)

DSC_0917(Urban Outfitters top)

Autumn Colors.

DSC_0906One of my favorite skirts is rust colored (pictured above), it’s like the new black because it feels really neutral. I really love this rust, navy blue, and white color scheme because it feels so crisp. It’s getting close to the wire and soon I won’t be able to wear skirts without tights because it will just be too cold! Hopefully the sun stays out just a bit longer even though we need the rain in California!


DSC_0900(My favorite part of this vest is the sheer side panel)

DSC_0905(A long vest can also be worn with a thin belt at the waist to provide a bit more shape)

DSC_0895(The sweetest Tory Burch loafers handed down to me by Lindsay)

Preppy Chic.

DSC_0942As you may have read in Brittany’s previous posts, we found some really cute things at H&M. Summer fashion this year was a bit uninspiring but now that Fall is finally here, tons of stores are coming out with some great pieces. I found this pleated dress and scooped it up thinking it may be perfect to wear at my future bachelorette party.

DSC_0945(Love the cut-out in the back)

DSC_0934(Fitted with a stretchy material, it maintains an hour glass shape)

DSC_0947(Paired with my Franco Sarto kitten heels)


Friday Photography Tip.


When looking for a good spot to shoot photos (for your blog or of others if you are a photographer), one really good tip I’ve picked up along the way is where to place the background.  Your subject will pop out much more if they are further away from the backdrop so long as it’s not a distracting background.  This will leave your subject the main point of focus and everything else will be slightly a little more out of focus.

As you can see with the above photo, the floral is nice but a tad distracting.  The background is also really close to me so it’s very much still in focus.  Not that this is a bad photo but the first photo is much more interesting.


Get outside and play around with it this weekend (and don’t forget to send us a link if you post photos with this technique)!

Best Boxed Mix Pumpkin Bread.


I love to bake but if I’m being honest, I don’t always have the time to whip something up from scratch so I will frequent box baking from time to time :).  I picked up the Pumpkin bread mix from Andronico’s over the weekend and made one of the best box mix pumpkin bread I’ve had (aside from pumpkin bread from scratch, my mom makes the best!).  You have to add real pumpkin puree and of course I modified to ad some dark chocolate chips but it was really simple and delicious!