Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fantasy vs. Reality: The Urban Picnic

Today we celebrated a friend's birthday in Duboce Park. I took photos of two looks--what I wanted to wear (fantasy: what I would actually wear in summer if I lived in a NORMAL climate), and what I ended up wearing (cold, harsh, San Francisco reality). Which look do you like better?

Fantasy: Shorts & Wedges

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand Reality:

In the end, I got to wear one of my favorite tops (Romeo & Juliet Couture), my favorite pair of jeans (Sold Denim, in a word--amazing), and my new favorite pair of boots (All Saints, purchased during Bloomingdale's Memorial Day sale), so it turns out, reality isn't so bad after all. I recently saw a blog page dedicated to all the celebs who own these boots, Miley Cyrus  included. I'm not quite sure what to make of that. A part of me feels pleased, and another part of me wonders: is it really a good thing I own a pair of boots worn by someone  half my age? 

What did you guys get up to this weekend? Anything fun?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

On the Street: Molly in Dr Martens

Just on the heels of my reading an article about the comeback of Docs, I run into Molly down on Haight Street, wearing a vintage midi skirt and Dr Martens. I adore everything about her look--her hair, outfit, shoes, tats. 

Time to tap into your inner punk! 


A couple of looks to get you started...

Aryn K Scarlett Halter


Mink Pink Tribal Dress

White Docs

Friday, July 22, 2011

On the Street: Raina

Simple. Adorable. A perfect work outfit for San Francisco summer (aka winter). Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TOMS Eyewear

You all know my love affair with TOMS, so I wanted to dedicate a post to their newest philanthropic venture: eyewear! Here's how it works: you buy a pair of their (very cool) sunglasses, and they'll provide someone in need with one (or more) of the following:
  1. Medical Treatment
  2. Prescription Glasses
  3. Sight-saving Surgery
They're starting off in Cambodia, Nepal, and Tibet, with ambition to expand soon.

They have some really cute styles, and they even have a "Virtual Try On" on their website. You can upload your photo and "try on" different pairs. They have aviators, tortoise shell, and my personal favorite, matte frames! 

Matte Olive / Orange
Gold/Dusty Rose Aviators

And now, in going with the TOMS theme, check out Wendy, whom I stopped on the street a few days ago because she looked so effortlessly chic in her TOMS wedges.

Does anyone own TOMS glasses yet? I'd love to see a picture if you do!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Modern Vintage

Let me first apologize for the quality of these pictures. My brand new camera is on it's way (thank you Amazon)! I should have it in hand tomorrow. This was three rounds of shots with three different photographers and one very bad camera. I can't wait to get my new one, so I can start taking more shots of strangers on the street!

I bought this vintage dress in Milwaukee a few years ago at a little shop called Lola's Affordable Fashions. I'm heading back to Milwaukee in a few weeks, and intend to see what other treasures I can find. I love how this dress keeps cycling into style. I couldn't wait to wear it with my brand new Ash Italia shoes (once again, a great deal on I now own three pairs of Ash Italia shoes that I have purchased from Shopbop over the years when they're on sale. Love!

How is everyone doing this week? Surviving after the three-day weekend? We're almost through the week!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay party 2011

The 2011 Best of the Bay party did not disappoint--there was so much delicious food, so many fun people, and of course, some great style. Everyone I photographed was so friendly; it turns out that taking blog photos at a party is a great way to meet a ton of people! A big shoutout to all the awesome  people I met, and thanks for proving all those naysayers wrong--there IS style in SF, thank you very much. 

I have to start out with my favorite outfit of the night. 

And here are a few pictures of my girlfriends and I.

Props to Eileen, who despite an injured foot, managed to look amazing.

Raina and Eileen, too sexy for this party.

Eileen, with Chef & Owner of Maverick and Hog & Rocks, Scott Youkilis (and our favorite bottle of whiskey!)

Here are a few of moi:

Happy 4th of July everyone!! Does anyone have any fun plans?