Blue Monday.

DSC_0044I have had this great wool skirt for a couple of years and while it is on it’s last leg, I wear it any chance I get. A basic skirt in a staple color like blue is easy to pair with pretty much any color, especially this unique pastel pink tank.

DSC_0060(Tank- Free People, honeycomb ring- Jackson and Polk)

DSC_0055(Earrings- Forever 21)

DSC_0052(My favorite part of this Free People tank is the braided detail. I want to figure out how to do this to some t-shirts that I have)

DSC_0041(Skirt- Forever 21, booties- Lucky Brand)

This is a great way to look polished without having to think too hard (my favorite way to dress)!

Here Comes the Sun.

IMG_0733The sun is finally fading away and we are welcoming the foggy glow of October in San Francisco. I embrace it, I love bundling up in scarves and beanies but we captured one of the last sunny days in this printed ensemble.

IMG_0735(Cardigan and Top- Anthropologie, Skirt- Forever 21, Boots- Steve Madden)

IMG_0738(A touch of embroidery and delicate beading adds something special to this basic top)

Enjoy your weekend!

Plum Pop!

IMG_0752Brittany recently went to the NARS store to get matched with the perfect shade of lipstick. This season one of the best colors to wear is plums and purples, it really highlights all skin tones.

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(Check out the NARS site here to see the different shades of satin lipsticks. However, you can visit any NARS counter or Sephora to have a specialist find the color that is perfect for you; it’s a lot of fun too!)

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Do you have a favorite go-to brand for lipstick? We love NARS but for some cheaper options check out L’oreal and Maybelline, their colors last hours and are very bold!

Neutral Pop.

IMG_0812Brittany gave me this uber soft infinity scarf for my birthday and I just love it. Now that Fall is finally here, it is the perfect touch to warm up pretty much any outfit. It matches perfectly with two new pieces that I just added to my wardrobe, a grey top and a pair of army green jeans.

IMG_0808(My favorite part of this top is the back buttoned detail)

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IMG_0810My favorite thing to do is dress neutral pieces with a pop of color and this outfit just fell together that way.

Preppy Grunge.

IMG_0795I am constantly being inspired by pieces that I see put together on Pinterest. One look that I have loved for about a year now is preppy with a bit of grunge. Pairing this tartan print blazer with ripped jeans works great!

IMG_0801(Blazer- Zara, Top- James Perse)

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IMG_0803(Jeans- Gap, Shoes- Vince Camuto)

IMG_0799This look would work in the office (a San Francisco office at least)!

Body Chain.

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I got this body chain in a sample bag of jewelry and always thought it was cool but didn’t know exactly how it was supposed to be worn without looking too cheesy.  I layered it over a simple black dress and under a chunky sweater for an added touch.  It almost looks like it is part of the dress and now I love it!

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I love the detailing of the little arrows.

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This could be done with a simple tank, jeans/leggings, and a chunky sweater as well!

Spicy Pants.

IMG_0716Not too long ago I came across these wild pants at H&M, they were $5 so I had to have them, naturally. I don’t wear them often because they are something that people tend to remember. However, when you balance out the wild print with a basic black it really tones them down a bit and I think they would be super easy to replicate with a bleach pen (fun DIY anyone?).

IMG_0706(Jazzing up the look with some earrings from Charlotte Russe)

IMG_0712(This velvet bandeau peeks out of the draping sleeve and back opening- Urban Outfitters)

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IMG_0715Just spicing things up on this beautiful Friday!

Layers of Lace.

IMG_0718My cousin gave me this awesome dusty mauve colored dress a few years ago. The weather in San Francisco has been so fantastically warm that I decided it was finally time to bring it out during the day. Here is how we dressed it to give it more of a casual feel.

IMG_0724(Felt hat- Urban Outfitters, Lace Dress- Luxe, Boots- Steve Madden, Cardigan- Anthropologie)

IMG_0729(Close up of the layers)

IMG_0723(Back detail of the cardigan)

IMG_0731This color scheme is perfect for Fall!

Fall Crop.

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I’m the last person to rock a crop top but when I found this skirt and top, I just loved them.  They are comfortable and I love love love the print.  It’s also one of the only outfits I don’t feel like a giant when I wear heels because they are concealed by the skirt.

IMG_0762There is also a fun slit down the front.

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It seems weird to be still wearing sleeveless tops but with this Indian Summer here in SF, we will take it!

Garlic Edamame.

One snack that I always have in my freezer is bag of edamame. They are super tasty on their own and provide a lot of extra protein. My friend Aya jazzed these guys up pretty quickly and they were so delicious. Check out what she did!
DSC_1821(Lightly boil the edamame for about 10 minutes)

DSC_1820(While those are boiling, chop up some fresh garlic and ginger)

DSC_1824(Grab olive oil, sesame oil, and soy sauce)

DSC_1823(Drain the edamame and mix in the chopped garlic and ginger, then the oils to taste)

These were so simple to make and such a great side to our freshly made sushi!