Wednesday, June 29, 2011


First off, if you're in San Francisco, the Best of the Bay party is tomorrow night (Thu, June 30th)! It's a night we San Franciscans actually get to dress up--hooray! The best part? All proceeds go toward Family House, so you don't have to feel too guilty about spending a lot of mula to rub elbows with the San Francisco elite. Let me know if you're going!

Second, if you're in San Francisco (sorry this is such a San Francisco-centric post), and haven't yet seen the Balenciaga and Spain exhibit, you'd better get your tush to the de Young, stat. It closes Monday, and it is not to be missed; I assure you!

Last, why is Angelina Jolie stealing my look? Angie, Angie. Here she is at the 2011 Cannes Festival.

Maybe next year I will receive an invite to Cannes. Maybe.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

70s Inspired (and a touch of Rodin)

I was initially skeptical when I heard the 70s were coming back in style. However, as with every trend, it's totally grown on me, and a few pieces have started to infiltrate my wardrobe. 

The easiest way to pull off a 70s-inspired vibe? Wedges, blousy tops, wide-bottomed jeans (bell bottoms are fantastic, but let's be honest--how many of us can really pull them off? I've seen a few who can, for sure, but if you're not comfortable with them, try a wide-leg or a slim fit with a flared hem). I like to try to avoid kitsch by keeping the pieces toned down or only wearing one. For example, I wouldn't wear a floral blouse with a flared jean (unless I miraculously got the opportunity time travel back to Woodstock).

Sunday we were putzing around Stanford and all the amazing Rodin sculptures and enjoying the sunshine, so here are a few shots. 

I wanted to show a close up of the shoe (Pink Studio), because my favorite part is the wedge!

* Blouse: Casual Couture by Green Envelope * Jeans: Silver * Belt: BCBG * Necklace and   Earrings are from India * Purse: from a market in Thailand

So what do you think about the 70s trend?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tie One On

I like to judge the success of my outfits by the looks I get on public transit or as I walk down the street. Typically, I receive a wide variety, ranging from curiousity to admiration to downright contempt (usually from women, looking at me as if I'm trying too hard). When I get straight men commenting on my outfit, well that's a whole different scenario. This particular outfit elicited a number of comments from (presumably) straight men, most likely because I'm wearing a tie in San Francisco, a place where ties are practically obsolete.

I bought this blouse at Nordstrom, and immediately I thought of how cute it would be with one of my husband's skinny ties (which I bought for him, but I'm pretty sure he hasn't had an occasion to wear it yet). I wanted to juxtapose the "maleness" of the tie with some sky-high platforms. It probably would have been cooler to just be androgenous (a la Tilda Swinton), but I have to be honest about who I am (girly). I might have grown up playing street football and roller hockey with my brothers, but at the end of the day, I prefer to throw a spiral (right to the numbers) from the vantage point of a tall pair of heels.

*Tie: Penquin * Blouse: Gianetta * Skirt: Macy's INC *
 Shoes: Michael Michael Kors

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Goin' to the Chapel...

As I look at these pictures and think of my brother and his beautiful wife's lovely nuptials this past weekend, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of happiness. I had such a special weekend at home in Colorado celebrating their wedding and seeing family.

My brother and his wife held their ceremony in the same chapel where my parents were married 38 years ago. It was so sentimental and there really is nothing like summer in Colorado! Cheers to the happy couple!

Last-minute nail polish (Sally Hansen Commander in Chic)

The groom & I (yes, he's my brother!)
Dress: Ali Ro * Shoes: Seychelles * Bracelets: Amrita Singh * Clutch: Urban Expressions
Ring: Vintage * Necklace & Belt: My mother's

Brian & Maike, I love you both so much!!!