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.


must haves.

must haves...

1. black and white striped tops. seriously, in my mind i can never have enough of them.
2. pearl studs: i’ve been wearing pearls almost everyday for the last ten years. can’t live without pearls!
3. essential bobby pins.
4. booties: madewell zip code (they go with everything).
5. bag: mahogany vintage coach willis. always classic.
6. lips: perfectly red- red lipstick!
7. note pads: i’m a serious list maker.
8. dark skinny jeans: saving for some j brand denim.
9. to make me smile: plants and flowers for brightening up the apartment.
10. my signature scent: coco mademoiselle.
11. favorite eye cream: clinique all about eyes.
12. coffee: my eternal love (that i’ve had to majorly cut back on lately).

brisk change.

 sweater: vintage street sale find circle skirt: american apparel top: h & m wedges: madewell bag: vintage coach city  sunglasses: ray ban wayfarer tights: jcrew ring: street sale find

sweater weather officially arrived mid last week which gave the city a true feeling of fall. before last week, we were experiencing this crazy hot-cold-hot-cold-hot-cold weather, which is the worst! the consistently crisp weather has definitely been a welcomed change. i love the fall days when the air has a bit of a brisk chill, the sun is out, and the sky is clear. and that’s exactly what we had all weekend! but i have to say one of the best parts about this weather is pulling out my sweaters and tights. i’ve had this cozy sweater tucked away in my closet, just waiting for the perfect time to make it’s grand appearance, since i purchased it at a street sale last summer. i think i paid 3 bucks for this awesome/had my name written all over it cardigan. yet, another reminder that i need to keep thriftin’ and shoppin’ street sales.

p.s. another positive change is my revived motivation! i met my goal of running 15 miles last week AND i’ve already started this week off strong. ch-ch-changes!

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! 🙂

mint stripe.

top: jcrew

circle skirt: forever 21 (also seen here)

bag: louis vuitton speedy 30

shoes: mossimo/target  (i adore these!)

watch: michael kors

bangles: thrifted

sunglasses: ray ban aviator

HOORAY it’s friday and it’s going to be a wonderful weekend! my cousin, melanie, has come to visit us and we’re so happy to see her. also, we’re having a small dinner party tonight which will be filled with yummy treats, drinks, and board games. i’m cooking so wish me luck (i will need it)! as for the rest of the weekend, the city will be packed with everyone out and about enjoying the pride festivities. it’s going to be so much fun! what are your plans for the weekend?!

ferragamo, i love you!

shoes: salvatore ferragamo (via ebay)  shirt/pin: vintage  sweater: jcrew factory  jeans: gap 1969  sunnies: ray ban  bag: banana republic (gifted. thanks, eddie and ryan!)  pearls: gifted

oh my gosh, i got the deal of a lifetime on these ferragamo vara flats! i got them on ebay for 1/4 of the original price. yes they were lightly worn but still in excellent condition. brand new these shoes retail for 395 dollars. i could never bring myself to pay full price for these shoes without feeling extreme guilt. nor is there any need to when they can be found secondhand for a fraction of the price!

i have never been so in love with shoes in my life. these vara flats are classically beautiful. the little bow takes them over the top. i’ll be wearing these for years to come. i love you, salvatore ferragamo (especially when i can actually afford you)! ❤

golden girl.

blazer: f21  brian’s t-shirt: american apparel  shorts: jcrew (altered aka cut much shorter) shoes: american apparel  bag:vintage  necklace/bangles: thrifted  watch: michael kors  sunglasses: ray ban aviators  lipstick: clinique red hot


on saturday brian and i headed out to do some thrifting and grab some lunch. i was having one of those days when i just want to wear easy fitting, relaxed apparel without looking frumpy. when that happens i often venture over to brian’s side of the closet (or quarter of the closet to be more accurate) in search of one of his t-shirts or cardigans to steal for the day. then the rummaging through my bags and accessories begins. i ended up picking a faux croc bag i thrifted at the goodwill on haight years before i moved here. i still love the bag, which can be carried as a shoulder bag or a clutch- even better! i love two in ones, especially thrifted two in ones.

i was also excited to wear the layered gold necklace i thrifted from church mouse in sonoma. i thought it complemented the camel blazer quite nicely. and let me tell you, i love me some gold jewelry. so i may have oded on the gold a bit or is that even possible? in my book, i guess that’s a no. just call me mrs. t.

navy baby.

sweater: jcrew (similar here dress: f21  shoes: seychelles  frog pin: jcrew  watch: michael kors  bangles/cuff: thrifted  clutch: vintage  sunglasses: ray ban

lately i’m all about the navy, baby! i just can’t seem to get enough of it. shorts, sweaters, dresses, tights- you name it! i can’t get over little pins either, like my froggy for example. i do realize it’s spring and i should be wearing floral prints and pastels but that just hasn’t happened for me yet. i’m too in love with layering cable knits over collared dresses- i adore the timeless look. i feel like i’m doing this all the time but it’s actually beneficial here in sf (that and a pair of tights on hand in my bag) since the weather is often quite chilly. like i have said time and time again, in san francisco one must always be prepared for that cool and sometimes icy ocean breeze that creeps up really fast even on the warmest of days. i swear we have one, maybe two magical nights a year when one can wear skirts and tanks at night comfortably and that’s about it!

as for my current style obsessions, i suppose they’re a little granny-esque mixed with some prep, but i’m okay with it! next on my list is to try something pastel. that will be a bold move for me. we shall see how that goes.

tata for now, lovelies!

till next time,

aimee lynn.