heart of hearts.

here’s anne again (previously posted in some red hot pants). she is such an amazing friend. i’m so lucky to have met her.

she’s such a stylish gal… i love how she layered her heart t-shirt over a striped dress. it has been much colder in sf lately, so it’s all about layering! and she’s doin’ it, and doin’ it, and doin’ it well…

t-shirt/dress/leggings: h&m   boots: sam edelman   jacket: fossil   sunglasses: anthropologie


desert daydream.

i’ve been daydreaming about a road trip to the desert with my nearest and dearest. perhaps all of this cold weather is making me crave the warmth of the desert and my closest companions. in my daydream, a girl finally gets to wear couture instead of f21! i may never own the items in this set- but that’s the beauty of daydreams. i get to dream the impossible fashion dream!i created my first set on polyvore… i think this could turn into an addiction. it’s such a fun site!

these designer pieces would be in my suitcase and of course all my friends would be outfitted in couture as well… first class all the way! i think this would be the perfect palm springs attire, don’t you agree?

desert daydream

i don’t want to destroy this sweater.

my mom bought me this sweater for christmas (thanks, mom!). it’s great for layering and is wearable all year around- i also love the pockets!  it is very delicate and I ‘m super clumsy so my goal is to avoid accidental destruction- if it gets caught on one thing it could be all over for this lovely sweater. i added an orange beaded necklace to give the outfit a little pizazz… not to mention i’m currently obsessed with orange.

now it’s back to the grind. have a great week!

sweater:f21    denim:jcrew    shoes:jeffrey campbell   necklace:gifted  sheer top:f21  sunglasses:ray ban

p.s. naturally i had to post the sweater song. if you love 90’s tunes as much as i do, you should check out debaser at the knockout. it’s on the first saturday of every month and they play all 90’s music… SO MUCH FUN! i LOVE a 90’s dance party! don’t you?

retro inspiration.

i love this harper’s editorial featuring bette franke. i am sort of obsessed with her at the moment. the photo shoot was set in palm springs which is another place i have been fascinated with lately. i’ve always admired the mid-century, ultra modern architecture and the abundance of palm trees. there is actually a tour coming up called modernism week which features all of the sleek, modern homes of palm springs. the funny thing is, i grew up in southern california and hardly ever went to palm springs, but now i cannot stop thinking about laying poolside with brian and my dearest friends. all the while feeling the warmth of the sun kiss my skin (with the protection of spf 150++ because i’m as white as snow!). this editorial evokes a retro feel and is also a reminder of home- so i gravitated to it right away.

now for the fashion: i love the tailored pieces, high-waisted skirts, and i absolutely adore the black lipstick! the combination of orange, green, black, and cream work together so luxuriously and are perfectly retro. and oh my god, the shoes… each pair are to die for! i love the fashion fantasy that editorials bring. enjoy!

all images from fashion gone rogue

brian’s new do.

brian got a haircut and i did it for him! naturally i was complaining the entire time, as i always do when i cut his hair. i feel so much pressure! you are probably thinking, “why doesn’t he just go get his haircut professionally?” well, he refuses… errr. in the process, he always assures me that he doesn’t care how it turns out, which i cannot believe! he’s telling the truth- i just don’t get it. i always respond with, “well, i care!” i don’t want to butcher his hair and then have our friends look at him, like “daaamn, what did she do?!” anyway, i have been trying to convince him to try something new and he finally concurred. it came out quite nicely if i do say so myself. in typical brian fashion, he acts like he doesn’t want to have a “hair style” because that means he will have to give his hair some attention… but i know he secretly loves it. in the end, i learned that i need to stop complaining. he is such a wonderful guy and he does so much for me, including his new occupation as blog photographer extraordinaire. so the least i can do is cut his darn hair without complaining!

here’s his new do…

shirt: american apparel   cardigan: urbn (similar here and here)   jeans: levis/thrifted   beat to hell, vegan-friendly canvas shoes (he told me i had to post his shoes since i always post mine. i said “those beat up things”… his response: “YES!”)


i really love the way brian dresses- he has great personal style. so while we were at anne’s new condo i wanted to take some pictures of him. anne looked at our outfits and said, “you look like the perfect hipster couple.” i think both brian and i just about had a heart attack! okay, perhaps i’m being a little dramatic. it’s funny… i have to admit our reaction reminds me of the t-shirt that says, “i’m not a hipster, i just dress like one.” when i gasped at her comment, anne said, “it isn’t a bad thing.” what do you think? i guess there aren’t many self-proclaimed hipsters. i certainly don’t consider us to be, but perhaps in some respects the saying on that t-shirt speaks for itself.

we were at anne’s having a cocktail before heading to dinner at a place called hola! in burlingame for our friend jen’s b-day.

this is what i wore…


thigh highs:american apparel   dress: f21  shoes: american apparel (similar here)  jacket: old navy   scarf:jcrew  watch: michael kors


i would describe my outfit as a combination of preppy ballerina and ice skating queen! one thing i will say is that the thigh highs were so warm and cozy because of the thick, sweater-like material. i will definitely be investing in more. if you love thigh highs, pick up a similar pair here!

i couldn’t resist…

20th and capp.


top/shorts: f21  hat: f21 (similar here)  bag:banana republic (similar here and here)  shoes: seychelles (on SUPER sale! here)

brian’s sunglasses: marc jacobs (similar here)

last saturday brian and i decided we would try mission chinese. i love asian cuisine. i think i could eat vietnamese, thai, or japanese food everyday without complaint, but i have to admit that chinese food is often at the bottom of my list. anyway, we walked over to mission chinese and for once there wasn’t a huge wait, so we figured it was the time to give it a try. for starters, we ordered the szechuan pickles and hot & sour cucumbers. then we ordered the thrice cooked bacon and mongolian long beans as our entrees. the portions were huge and the service was excellent. my final verdict? the food was tasty and had a unique flavor in comparison to other chinese restaurants i have tried- but it was still a little on the heavy side. with that said, i would recommend giving the thrice cooked bacon entrée (vegan) a try, which was my favorite dish out of everything we tried.
after lunch we walked around and enjoyed the sun. it was the perfect day for my new hat and orange shorts! brian wanted to shoot photos on capp, not the most picturesque street in sf. but in the end, he was right and i really liked the backdrop. it was a great day. now i’m looking forward to the three day weekend coming up!
have a fab week!
till next time,

on the edge of inspiration.

i have been spending far too much time admiring the editorials on fashion gone rogue. i need to set a time limit for how long i allow myself to sit on fashion blogs. seriously, it’s addicting! for some reason, i’ve been drawn to dark, edgy editorials lately. it must be my current obsession with all things dark and leather.

all photos from fashion gone rogue.