tom on the harbor.

denim: levi’s cotton blazer: gap shirt: vintage kenny rogers moccasins: minnetonka watch: nixon

warm beer and cold women, i just don’t fit in
every joint i stumbled into tonight
that’s just how it’s been
all these double knit strangers with
gin and vermouth and recycled stories
in the naugahyde booths

with the platinum blondes
and tobacco brunettes
i’ll be drinkin’ to forget you
light another cigarette
and the bands playin’ something
by tammy wynette
and the drinks are on me tonight

-tom waits

(photos by me. doesn’t amy resemble tom waits in these?)

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the last of the light.

necklace: tiffany and co. (gift)  ring: street sale find (middle)  ring: gift from chime (ring)  

top: madewell

sweater: jcrew (similar here)

cord skirt: american apparel

shoes: born concept

bag: jcrew

sunglasses: ebay (similar here)

yesterday afternoon i boarded bart and headed over to oakland to visit my friend amy. once i arrived she took me over to the jack london aquatic center. we were lucky enough to get there right before the sun went down and so we were able snap a few photos with my trusty point and shoot. the more i visit oakland the more and more i like it. it sort of seems like a blend of san francisco and my hometown of riverside (with little hints of los angeles too… think silver lake/echo park) which makes the place feel very homey and inviting to me. it’s much slower than sf and faster than riverside. it mainly reminds me of riverside due to the old spanish, mediterranean, and tudor homes tucked away in quiet neighborhoods, much like the ones i love so much back home.

now for my lil’ ol’ outfit! i’m so enamored with it that i think i may have to slap it back on today. it’s the combination of muted colors mixed with the textures of lace, corduroy, and wool that i’m so drawn to. it was so comfortable too which seems to be my number one objective anymore when getting dressed. speaking of which, it’s about time i get changed out of my pjs and get movin’ since it’s already noon and all! i’m so lazy! oh how i love lazy days.

in the rose garden (part two).

i couldn’t resist adding another one of our fuzzy friends. we took far too many photos of the squirrels but they were so dang cute that we couldn’t resist. 

cheers! 

vest: thrifted (similar here)

pants: gap (similar here)

booties: sam edelman

hat/belt: h&m

tee: american apparel acid washed

hey everyone! as i mentioned here brian, amy, and i went to the morcom municipal rose garden on sunday afternoon where they sipped on beers and i sipped on coca cola classic. i definitely recommend checking out this delightful garden! my plan is to return in may for a picnic when the flowers have just blossomed and are flourishing as far as the eye can see. the garden is peaceful, beautiful, and tucked away in a quaint oakland neighborhood. oh and another awesome point to acknowledge is that it’s free! which is always a plus in my book and i’m sure i’m not the only one. i’m not going to lie, the past few weeks have been stressful to say the least. so as i mentioned here i have been a major homebody which has allowed me to nest and decompress. but when i do decide to get out, i want to take in the fresh air and take in some scenic pleasures which fortunately there is a surplus of in the bay area.

amy was nice enough to let me take some style photos of her while we walked through the rose gardens. truth be told, i would love to use this blog to not only showcase my personal style, but to show a variety of perspectives on style and fashion- friends and strangers alike. here’s the problem: i don’t have the guts to ask people on the street. i think that the mission district (my neighborhood!) has some of the best street style in the city (oh, hayes valley has some stylish gals and gents as well). i guess i’m going to have to try to work up the courage to ask people and have them not think i’m a total weirdo. until that happens, if it ever does, i’m lucky enough to have some very stylish friends that give me permission to photograph them and post their sartorial choices. as far as amy’s look is concerned, i really appreciate this casual menswear inspired look, from the laid back cotton slack-style pants to the denim vest to the ankle booties. it’s a great look for her and it has inspired me to try some menswear inspired looks. these looks are all the rage right now! i love trends that are timeless and classic, reemerging time and time again and menswear inspired styles definitely meet that criteria.

i hope you enjoyed seeing amy’s outfit. she definitely has great personal style!

in the rose garden (part one).

dress: forever 21 (also featured here)

sweater: jcrew

shoes: vintage salvatore ferragamo in navy

watch: michael kors

tote: alphabet via madewell

sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer

on sunday afternoon brian and i headed eastward to oakland to meet up with our friend amy. we don’t go over to oakland often, but that will definitely change now. it was such a lovely time! first we stopped in piedmont, a super cute neighborhood, for an early dinner and to pick up some snacks and beverages before moseying over to the morcom municipal rose garden. the weather was perfect, the roses were bright and fragrant, and it was the perfect time of day to snap some photos of flowers, squirrels, and of course, outfits!

navy! navy! navy! i swear, navy is my new black. i seriously cannot get enough of it. this lovely color is so classic and wears well with so much. i put my navy obsession into full swing by wearing my navy and white polka dot dress, navy v-neck sweater with my navy ferragamos. it’s navy love! stay tuned for “in the rose garden (part two)” for amy’s outfit shots. if you love menswear inspired looks, you will love part two!