A little piece of post from Paris. I adore the French and their easy-chic coolfactor of wearing nothing but a shirtdress, sprucing it up with a slim belt and heels, and looking like a million bucks. Inspired by their elegant simplicity, and in continuing on with my New Years' resolution to revitalize my daily routine, I am now starting my days with a morning workout and getting into the habit of carrying nothing but a scarf and a clutch... unless I have my laptop (for which there will also be a very simple and chic-francais inspired crossbody bag... you know, in case boyfriend and I also decide to transport via bike or vespa.)
Part one in a capsule collective of videos by my friend and amazing photographer Paige Hermreck. The music by Jonsi is perfectly synced to clips of a month in the city. See a little "behind the scenes" of our beach shoot at 00:52! Enjoy!
Spring shoes in sweet pastel hues.
I had forgotten how much I love the comfort of an ankle strap! Usually I shy away from closed-toe pumps because it's so hard for me to find some that I can deal with. I grew up playing a lot of soccer, and so I'm very weary of putting too much pressure on my toes... retained memory of old injuries, I'm sure. My new Audrey Brookes fit me like Cinderella's glass slippers, and I'm dying over the perfectly neutral shades of seafoamy-grey and taupe snake. I'll show them to you in a look soon!
Shindigs and party scenes alike, a girl needs her trusty bag. Half of us carry enough things around in them to constitute a mobile home. If perchance your new year's resolution to get fit is already falling through mid-January, at least your purse is something you can instantly lighten up — go small this spring with a clutch! Enjoy some eye-candy that won't add any extra pounds:
Alexander McQueen bone serpent skull knucklebox
Vivienne Westwood classic orb wallet
Bond edith envelope clutch
Diane Von Furstenberg tonda raffia clutch
Elie Saab small box clutch
Diane Von Furstenberg nude
Asos leather faux stingray clutch
I have been given the honour of bridesmaid in one of my best girlfriends weddings this year, and our dresses are... yep, blue. Navy blue to be exact. Now this treat has me on the hunt for matching or slightly off-tone shoes to go with my dress. Of course the bride thinks I'm crazy to be planning for heels when the ceremony is taking place on a beautiful open meadow
(heels = sinkholes in dirt)
... but I think I can live with that. Without a few crazies, weddings just wouldn't be proper parties! Here's a peek at what I've searched out so far...
Not that I'll be wearing Balenciaga, Giuseppe Zanotti, Manolos, or Charlotte Olympias... god I WISH I had that kind of budget! But these pieces of footwear perfection are going to be my leaping off point of inspiration.
Of course if any of these designers care to make this girl's closet dreams come true...
Meet Jess Lam, Co-Founder of the popularly growing fashion site, StyleSays. I got the chance to sit down with this dapper dude over coffee and chat a bit about fashion, social media and the business behind a start-up. Jess not only has a good head on his shoulders, but he also lends verisimilitude to my testament that there are some seriously stylish guys in SF. Read on for snippets of our convo, and be sure to check out StyleSays for yourself, you'll be hooked.
Bf and I had dim sum the other day at my favorite place to go, Fu Lam Mum.
I can never get enough of the jasmin tea, steamed pork buns (my favorite), shrimp balls, sesame balls, egg custard and dumplings! Delish. It would be fun to go back for Chinese New Year.
Also check out this interactive mini mag I partnered on with Trendy Lime! Savvy last-minute fashion tips for your Chinese New Year parties!