Friday, August 31, 2012

Lazy Days Ahead.

J Crew shirt & belt//Tinseltown pants//H&M scarf//Chinese Laundry shoes//Chloe handbag

The long weekend is off to a great start with Niners and Giants wins last night. While I typically head to the beach for Labor Day, I've opted for some quiet time in the city. Up on tap, sleeping in, packing for New York, a day trip to Cuvaison, and hanging out with my main man, Ziggy. With the days ahead getting busier (and even more exciting), I plan to indulge in the simple, special times while I can.

Thursday, August 30, 2012


There's nothing like finding on trend items at a great price point, like these colorful jeans found. I love them so much, I bought them in every colors.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Strawberry Margarita Pops.

Just in time for the long weekend....
Strawberry Margarita Pops
3 cups fresh strawberries, chopped
juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons tequila
1 tbsp Cointreau
pinch of salt
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup simple syrup
popsicle sticks

Combine all ingredients into a blender, except for the simple syrup, and puree until smooth. Slowly add simple syrup until desired sweetness is achieved and blend thoroughly. Pour into 3-ounce cup molds and freeze for an hour (or until mixture is slushy) and insert wooden sticks. Freeze until completely firm, about 12 hours. To unmold the ice pops, dip the frozen molds into warm water for a few seconds and gently pull out pops.

Dip popsicles in margarita salt and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Basic Brocade.

Brocade Basics.

Alice + Olivia alice olivia dress//Gold sweater//Miu Miu silk top, $715//Stella McCartney tailored jacket, $1,765//Marc Jacobs cropped pants, $1,155//Markus Lupfer circular skirt//RED Valentino metallic shorts//Oscar de la Renta high heel boots//Dolce&Gabbana sequin handbag, $1,285

Adding a brocade piece into my Fall wardrobe is at the top of my fashion wish list - rich fabrics with structure is what I want.

Monday, August 27, 2012

3 Things.

After a long week, heading down to San Jose for dinner with my mom was exactly what I needed. I spent Sunday super lazy on a long walk with Ziggy, watching the 49ers beat the Broncos, and even got in a nap before heading back up to the city. All in all, a nice quiet weekend, which was all I could ask for with life feeling like it's moving at such a rapid rate suddenly.

1. Melt in your mouth seared scallops from Nick’s Next Door – my new favorite spot in Los Gatos

2. Walking Ziggy representing Wet Dog Glass

3. My 49ers pulling out all the stops for a win against Denver.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Wild Side.


It's no secret, I'm slightly obsessed with shoes especially ones with an unexpected twist. Sometimes it's just more fun to take a walk on the wild side.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Shayna Shenanigans

One of the best parts of my job is the creative people I work with. Last night I went to the art show of one of my co-workers, Shayna, who spent the last year re-creating tarot cards with her own cool interpretation - it's pretty amazing stuff.  Check out more of Shayna's shenanigans here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In The Trenches.

In The Trenches.

As the countdown begins until I leave for New York, I'm on the hunt for a trench coat - something classic, but with a twist. Whether a cool leather detail, fun ruffle or cool print, I'm loving them all.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Hot Shop.

Typically I find myself most inspired when I'm traveling and after a weekend with some of the most creative people I've ever met, I have to admit I was awed just a bit. I spent some time exploring the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA where I saw some incredible glass art (some created right in front of me). I was mesmerized by the vibrant colors and totally channeling this inspiration while I begin pulling clothes for my upcoming trip to New York.

Monday, August 20, 2012

3 Things.

This weekend was full of a lot of firsts - first trip to seattle, first time trying Thai food, first time staying at a bed & breakfast, and the list keeps going. While I'm not always the most adventurous, in good company I felt comfortable and right at home. I can't wait until the next adventure.

 1. The sweetest thing - Peruvian lilies

2. Exploring downtown Seattle.

3. Waking up to this precious face.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hot Pants.

 anthropologie chambray shirt//Hudson jeans//Chinese Laundry shoes//Julie Collection bracelet//Chloe handbag

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Too Cute.

Love this little face.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer Treat.

Mint Watermelon Pops

1 1/2 lbs seedless watermelon cut in cubes
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup fresh mint, minced
2 tsp grated lemon zest
sea salt

In a blender or food processor, add watermelon cubes and sugar. Puree until smooth. Stir in mint and grated lemon zest. Pour the puree into popsicle mold and add a pinch of sea salt to each cube.Freeze until hard, or about three hours, but make sure to insert popsicle sticks after an hour and a half of freezing.


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Strap Happy.

Strap Happy.

Platform wedge heels //Call it SPRING cork wedge, $70 //Dorothy Perkins black sandals //Nicholas Kirkwood blue platform heels //Loeffler Randall ankle tie flat //Burberry platform stiletto heels //Reed Krakoff ankle strap high heels //Alexander McQueen patent leather pumps, $225

It's a wonder how one skinny little strap can instantly take your average shoe to a whole new level of sexy. Slightly Completely obsessed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

3 Things.

After a gorgeous and relaxing weekend in San Francisco, it’s a little harder than usual to get back to reality. The Summer weather is in full swing in the city, which led to a long walk to the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market, brunch at Park Tavern with girlfriends, a picnic at the park, and running along Crissy Field with my favorite guy. All this, and seeing Project: Lohan – I couldn't ask for more.

1. Sunny Saturday spent picnicking in the park with my favorite.

2. Brioche French toast, slow-roasted blackberries & Blis vanilla-maple syrup - need I say more?

3. D'arcy Drollinger's Project: Lohan - a multi-media, theatrical experience that chronicles the life of Lindsay Lohan, actress, singer and tabloid queen, using only found text from tabloids, magazines, entertainment TV, internet gossip sites, court document and 911 calls.

Friday, August 10, 2012

No Doubt.

Anthropologie top//Hudson jeans//Chinese Laundry shoes//DVF sunglasses//Julie Collection jewelry

After a crazy week, there's nothing like pops of color to brighten things up; sometimes it's all in the details. I'm looking forward to a fun, relaxing weekend with some of my favorite people in the gorgeous San Francisco weather. Happy weekend! x

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Little Bit of Everything.

I'm not quite sure how I've lived without for this long - a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and sunblock all in one. What more can a girl ask for? 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Settle Down.

Is anyone else as excited as I am for the new No Doubt album? It's hard to settle down with them back in action after 10 long years. And with every album, there comes a tour, right? Get ready to see some killer looks from effortlessly cool, Gwen Steffani.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Cap-Toe Crazy.

Cap-Toe Crazy.

Ann Taylor shoes //J.Crew cap toe pumps //J.Crew platform shoes //A|Wear summer shoes, $19 //Carvela cap toe pumps //Manolo Blahnik patent leather flat //Libby Edelman gold flat //Reiss ballerina flat //Wet Seal flat shoes

It seems most shoe brands are on board with the cap-toe craze; the new trend gracing the pages of all my current fashion magazines and blogs. Whether a heel or a flat, they offer a fresh, preppy feel to any look. And I love them all.

Monday, August 6, 2012

3 Things.

This weekend was on the quieter side, which is exactly what I needed - magazine reading, movie watching, napping with Ziggy and chatting on the phone was how the majority of my time was spent. Although not too eventful, here are a few things currently brightening up my day.  

1. A beautiful bouquet from Trader Joe’s

2. New mani/pedi color combo

3. A lovely new Julie Collection cuff; a gift from my mom

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sweet Summer.

 Luxury Apparel dress//JCrew clutch//DVF sunglasses//Julie Collection bracelet

I can't believe it's already August; it feels like summer is flying by. But I guess that's what happens when you're having fun. Happy weekend! xo

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Fresh & Easy.

Summer brings the freshest of fruit and the easiest of recipes. There's nothing better than this watermelon, feta and basil salad on a warm day (and it takes just minutes).

  • 3 1/2 lbs seedless watermelon, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, cut into thin strips
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, broken into large pieces


In a large bowl, toss watermelon, lime juice, and half the cut basil; season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls and scatter the feta cheese and remaining basil on top.


Seeing Spots.

Seeing Spots.

J.Crew capri pants //Sonia by Sonia Rykiel silk pants //Tory Burch polka dot pants, $260 //Sportmax wide leg pants, $210 //Khaki pants

Currently coveting spotted trousers.