in rainbows.

forever 21 dress | j.crew classic link necklace (similar) | michael kors watch | madewell boots | vintage coach city bag | j.crew tights

yesterday i spent the afternoon at the de young with some friends. i was waiting for the david hockney exhibit for a couple of months so i was really excited to check it out. it was amazing! seriously, i was smiling the whole time. as a matter of fact, i think i’m going to have to check it out a second time before the exhibition ends in january. going to museums is a favorite pastime of mine. therefore, i finally took advantage of the teacher discount and got a membership to the de young and the legion of honor. now i can go as often as i want and special exhibits will not cost nearly as much. also, i figure when i start graduate school (still applying… stressful)  i can study at the cafe and then walk around the museum afterwards. win/win.

i thought this graphic rainbow colored painting was the perfect backdrop for an outfit shot. ah, i wish i could hang it in my apartment. anyway, i’m off today so it’s time to take advantage of the weather and go for a hike. tata!

black & tan.

forever 21 blouse and blazer | gap 1969 always skinny jeans | madewell zipcode boot | vintage gucci bag | michael kors watch | j.crew classic link bracelet | ray ban wayfarer sunglasses

there’s nothing like a blazer to make me (and my day) feel more put together. it’s been one of those days. hell, it’s been one of those weeks! and this outfit has me wishing i was sipping on a black & tan instead of merely wearing it. sheeesh, this girl needs a break. i’m so ready for the three day weekend and i’m hoping it’s filled with biking, cooking, listening to records, taking photographs, and above all, sleeping in. a museum day and/or visit to the botanical gardens will definitely be thrown into the mix as well. ah, we’re almost there. enjoy!

eternally striped.

j.crew sweater-dress-tights | vintage coach city bag | madewell wedges | michael kors watch | sunglasses via ebay | onyx ring- gift from brian

i know you might be thinking “enough with the stripes already, girl!” but i can’t help it… i have a sea of stripes in my closet and i love them all.  i decided to take a spring/summer dress and remix it for the sunny yet chilly weather. all the dress needed was a bright sweater and my favorite grey tights and i was on my way. get ready to see more remixing on the blog. brian and i are going to nyc in march and i would like to stop (or majorly cut back) on shopping so that i can do some there. can’t wait for that! tons of beautiful clothes and fashionable new yorkers… sign me up!

edgy sophistication.

outfit1outfit8madewell skirt and boots | f21 striped tee and pj blouse | j.crew tights | ray ban sunnies | michael kors watch | thrifted charm | vintage coach city bag | onyx ring

hi everyone! it’s been awhile. getting outfits shot has proven to be extremely difficult lately. i’m looking forward to longer days! about this outfit, i really enjoyed wearing it since the fabric and ease made me feel like i was walking around in pajamas all day. also, the details of stripes and polka dot tights, black and copper, finished with a top knot and red lips gave the look an edgy yet sophisticated feel. i have to note that this blog has helped me refine my style and learn, even more so, what works for me and what doesn’t. i feel most confident in classic looks (ahem, stripes, black, navy, seas of booties, high waist skirts) so i gravitate toward them. hey it’s always nice to have tried and true go-to looks, right?

p.s. i’ve gone on a monthly shopping budget that i’m really trying to stick to. but i had to tell you all that j.crew and madewell are having an extra 40% off sale. and yes i ordered something. damn it! went over budget by 30 bucks. fail.

sfmoma.

top: forever 21

denim: seven for all mankind

wedges: sam edelman

bag: vintage coach classics city bag

watch: michael kors

last night i had so much fun enjoying an artsy girls night out with anne and amy. we went to sfmoma, which is one of my favorite museums in the city (half off on thursday evenings- woo-hoo!). then we walked across the street and had dinner at samovar tea lounge. it was a relaxing way to spend a thursday evening, casual and low key. it’s something we need to do during the week more often to make the workweek less mundane. speaking of the workweek, i’m so glad it’s about to be over. i want to sleep in! have a relaxing weekend, everyone!

outside of sfmoma, waiting to cross the street…

jumping for joy.

skirt: american apparel (last seen here)

shirt: jcrew factory (last seen here)

bag: vintage gucci

shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo in navy

sunglasses: similar here

watch: michael kors

on sunday i was beyond grumpy. for some reason i was really stressed and being a real goober. ultimately brian, like the wonderful man he is, convinced me to get dressed and go out to meet some friends. in the end, putting an outfit together, getting out in the fresh air, and jumping around made me feel better. somehow acting silly always puts me in a better mood.

as for the outfit, it was another day in the same chambray. i really love this basic that wears well with just about anything, including my favorite corduroy circle skirt. well that’s all for now. brian just walked in the door with some packages. please let one be the vintage coach willis bag i’ve been waiting for…

toodles!

morning glory.

sweater: madewell

dress: f21

bag: vintage coach city bag

sunglasses: cheapies (i love these!)

shoes: mia (similar here)

watch: michael kors

bangles: thrifted

good morning everyone! this morning has truly been a glorious one. i got this outfit shot, won a bidding war for a vintage gucci bag on ebay, hit the coffee shop, and made it to work all before 7:30. that’s a major feat for me considering i’m not exactly a morning person. obviously, the greatest highlight of my morning (besides my coffee which i cannot live without) was winning that vintage bag! i’m on a bit of a vintage bag kick lately (something i sincerely need to rein in). another great highlight was putting on my new super cozy and breathable sweater from madewell that i got for ¼ of the original price. i love me a good steal of a deal. have you found any great deals you would like to brag about? i would love to hear about them. any super sales we should all know about?!

p.s. next time i’ll be sure to crack a smile! have a great day! 🙂

flower power.

dress: f21 (last seen here)  shoes: target (last summer)  sweater: gap  bangles: thrifted  pin: vintage  bag: gyrson for target (really old)  watch: michael kors (gifted)  sunnies: anthro

the only things that made this outfit look less pajama-like were the flower pin and wedges. i was super cozy all day long and that’s just the way i like it!  the best part about this outfit, aside from the cozy factor, is that all together it was around forty dollars, shoes and bag included. gotta love that!