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Friday, December 21, 2012

diy lace top


Top- olivia jeanette, Skirt- J.Crew, Shoes- Nine West, Bag- Michael Kors,

The material of this top may look familiar.  This beautiful material was found at a fabric store and I used an old pattern and created this top.  It's not visible in the picture, but a small front pocket is on the top.  It puts a casual twist to the top, so it can be worn with skinny jeans or my traditional pencil skirt.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

birthday clashing

Top: J. Crew, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Nine West, Bag: Coach, Watch: Michael Kors, Necklace: Stella & Dot (from my lovely mom)

The best thing about style is that you make it work.  This is a classic example. I decided to wear it on my birthday last week. Thought it would be symbolic for the special day. This outfit has some of my favorite pieces and really defines my style. 

Let me count the ways...

Polka dots have always been a key element in my wardrobe. A polka dot top can be worn with any jeans, dress pants, or shorts.  But remember, polka dots are "fun" and thus you have to be mindful when to wear them to the office and/ore important business meeting.

Then moving on to plaid. OH my love for plaid!!! Especially holiday plaid. The way the green, red and black cross.  It makes such a beautiful pattern. I think plaid is an essential part of menswear, especially 30-40 years ago and it's making a comeback!

Next, we have a bold color, which is called ultraviolet from Coach. This purse attracts more attention (in a good way) than any other purse in my collection.  The color is very appealing to the eye and goes great against black.

Last, the classic black heel.  These shoes are suede "like".  The best thing about suede shoes is that they are able to soften outfits. Instead of a pointed leather heel, which gives your outfit an edgy feeling.  The suede rounded toe puts a girly touch to the outfit.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Parisian in San Francisco



Sweater- J.Crew, Collar Shirt- Banana Republic, Pants - H&M (last season), Shoes- boutique9, Clutch- Found in a boutique in NY, Gloves- Banana Republic, Necklace- gift from bestie

Last year I took my first trip to Paris.  I fell in love the second I walked off the plan and saw the beautiful French stewardess with scarfs around their neck. As I spent the next few days enjoying  wine and baguettes in the streets of Paris.  The fashion is the best in the world.  The Prada bags, beautiful leather boots and berets.  Since my trip, I keep their sense of fashion at the center of my fashion heart & soul. This shirt says it all.  The beautiful French woman, with matching hat and coat and colorful accessories. I tried to replicate the colors.  Looking forward to a very colorful winter and spring! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Schoolgirl Blazer

This morning we took a trip to our old stomping ground on Filmore Street in San Francisco. Filmore Street is full of cute boutiques, cards shops and wonderful restaurants. 

The past week I purchased a wool blazer with elbow patches.  I love vintage style and menswear, so a wool blazer with elbow patches is perfect for my wardrobe! This outfit was casual for a Saturday morning stroll, but I'd love to pair the blazer with velvet pants or black leather skinnies.  So many things you can do with a perfectly fitted blazer.  I'm a fan of blazer, but the best advice I can give...make sure it fits you PERFECTLY! It's worth the money to purchase a designer or to take it to your favorite seamstress.  Let me know what you think! Hopefully more velvet in the near future.

Blazer- Zara, Jeans- GAP, Boots- Banana Republic, Bag- Louis Vuitton, Watch- Michael Kors, Necklace- Lia Sophia, Glasses- Chanel, Ring- Charlotte Russe

I think my photographer is excited the photo shoot is over ;)