Alma Mater

6/23/14


I recently attended my little sister's graduation at The University of California, Berkeley. On the drive to Cal, I realized something strange: I had unintentionally dressed in my Alma Mater's Colors (blue & gold)! 



I realized that this modern take on my school colors was very telling of how I've changed since I graduated from college. Instead of slinky American Apparel gold bandeaus and tanks paired with tiny cutoffs, I found that I've upgraded to a more polished look: a classic trench and a tailored dress (ok... you got me!  I'm not that fancy. My dress isn't tailored, but it sure fits well!). 





Trench Coat: Miss Sixty, also love this one | Lucite Wedges: Boutique Brand
Dress: Nasty Gal, Ozzie Gingham Dress, also love this Valentino one 
Rings: Gorjana, Stella Midi Ring Marina Midi Ring, Watch: Michael Kors, Everest (On sale now!)
Purse: Tory Burch, Rachel Satchel | Sunnies: Chanel, 5234Q C714/3b
Necklace: J. Crew, also lusting over this one (30% off with code HISUMMER)

Now it's your turn—show me your fashionable spin on your school colors! What does your outfit say about you?

The Truth About San Francisco Weather

6/16/14


I can't count how many times people have said to me: "You live in San Francisco? You must enjoy that sunny California weather all the time!" Quiet the contrary, my friends... We have (Karl the) Fog, we have wind, and we have rain. On rare occasion, we do get some sun, but a majority of the time, our summers look like this. So my go-to SF weather outfits (year-round) are usually tights, boots, and a leather jacket. What are your go-to pieces for your locale?







Hat: H&M | Leather Jacket: Kensie, also love this one 
Crossbody: Marc Jacobs, similar (for over 50% off!) here
Shirt Dress: Forever 21 | Shoes: Aldo, Jacelyn
Tights: Target Kids*

*My best kept secret for affordable tights! Especially since I'm so clumsy and snag my tights on the daily. Fashion emergency? Get them delivered from Google Express in a matter of hours!

A Touch of Sparkle

6/7/14


Recently, I've been on the hunt for something that could add a touch of personality and sparkle to my jewelry and accessory station, where I add the finishing touches to my outfit in the morning. As I was perusing Etsy for some inspiration, I came upon Jules' store, Homemadexojules. I was taken with how her simple garlands could completely transform a room and add that little special touch to any space. 




Once I received them (in the most adorable packaging, I might add), I realized that the garlands could easily serve more than one purpose. Besides adding the finishing touch to my jewelry station; they're the perfect backdrop for Poshmark covershots and photography in general! Not to mention, Goober & Rafiki are convinced that their true purpose lies in entertaining little leopards.




Garlands c/o Homemadexojules

Check out Jules' store and snag you very own handcrafted garland here:
Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/homemadexojules
Direct Orders: homemadexojules@gmail.com
IG: @homemadexojules

P.s. Keep an eye on my Poshmark closet. As I prepare to move, I'll be posting a ton of new listings, featuring these gorgeous garlands as a backdrop soon!

Lazy Girl's Guide to Looking Glam

6/4/14





Don't get me wrong, I love dressing up... but 80% of the time, I'm super lazy. So here's my lazy girl's guide to looking glam (in under 10 minutes!):
  1. A spritz of my favorite dry shampoo — it gives the most amazing volume.
  2. Red lip with no other makeup. Obsessed with every single shade of Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, but 'Beso' is my favorite. It's the perfect shade of true red that goes with ANY skin tone, I swear!
  3. Chambray shirt and statement necklace 
  4. Viola, done! 
  5. Bonus Points: add a blazer (I chose a leather sleeved one). Casually drape it over your shoulders and everyone will be none the wiser that you slept in and rolled out of bed 10 minutes before leaving :)

Top: Mossimo Supply Co., similar here | Statement Necklace: C. Wonder 
Pumps: Aldo | Bag: Zara, Mini Office City Bag | Pants: Old Navy, Rockstar Skinny Jeans 
Bracelet: Juicy Couture | Watch: Michael Kors, Bradshaw Two Tone Watch, similar here
Lips: Stila, Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in 'Beso' | Dry Shampoo: Batiste