Monday, September 30, 2013

3 Things.

After a busy week at work, Friday night was perfectly spent quietly at home. And Saturday morning, we headed down to San Jose to celebrate my mom's birthday. I simply love weekends like this.

1. I finally watched The Kings of Summer. LOVE this movie.

2. Delicious dinners at The Table are always a great time

3. Even though it's technically Fall, a quick trip to the local Farmer's Market had me back in a Summery state of mind. 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Last Walk.

All good things must come to an end, but I always believe it's best to leave wishing you could stay longer. New York, you treated me well as you always do. Until February, take care. xoxo

Zara top and pants // Everlane sandals // VonZipper sunglasses

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Parmesan Taters with Spicy Ketchup.

Probably one of my top 5 food moments while in New York was discovering the Parmesan Taters and spicy ketchup at P.J. Clarke's. Even better, it's incredibly easy to make and brings an instant smile to your face with just one taste. They're heavenly.

5 cups frozen tater tots
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper
1 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic
3 tbsp parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp spicy horseradish
1 tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp garlic salt

Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine tater tots and olive oil in a bowl, toss to coat and place on a bakers sheet and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove tots from the oven, season with garlic and pepper and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add garlic, parsley and cheese, toss to coat and serve immediately.

For the spicy ketchup, mix Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, brown sugar, cayenne pepper and garlic salt with ketchup together in a bowl. 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Trina Turk Spring 2013.

Attending the Trina Turk presentation and meeting Trina herself was simply amazing. An added bonus, the Spring 2013 Collection was intermixed with the latest from Mr. Turk. Viewing both collections together, truly cemented the fact that Trina Turk is more than just apparel, it is a lifestyle. And quite a cool one at that.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Black & White (On Repeat).

Walter Baker blouse // A.L.C. leather shorts // Elie Tahari shoes // Jimmy Choo handbag // DVF sunglasses

What I wore to Trina Turk & Diane von Furstenberg - black & white (again). So simple & clean.

Monday, September 23, 2013

3 Things.

California weather this past weekend was up and down and then up again. We spent the rainy Saturday indoors only to venture out for a movie. Once the weather cleared and the sun came out again, I headed back to where I love to be, at the beach with my feet in the sand.

1. I just love a good rainy day indoors.

2. Stopping by an old college favorite, 99 Bottles.

3. There's nothing better than life with your feet in the sand

Friday, September 20, 2013

Match Made In Heaven.

Eileen Fisher dress // Dolce Vita shoes // Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag // Julie Vos necklace // DVF sunglasses

What makes shoe shopping all that much more fun? Add an ice cream trunk to the mix, which is exactly what Eileen Fisher did one hot Saturday while I was in New York City. As you can see, I left one happy girl.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mad Hatter.

Mad Hatter

Ann Demeulemeester hat, $1,130 / Yves Saint Laurent hat, $890 / Lisa Battaglia hat / OTTE hat / SuperTrash orange hat, $110 / Bondi Beach Bag Co paper hat, $47 / H&M hat, $24

If there is one thing on your Fall shopping agenda, it had better be to add a  new hat to the wardrobe. Every which way I turn, I see gorgeous hat after gorgeous hat that instantly make any outfit that much cooler.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Walk In The Park.

Zara dress // Everlane sandales // Rebecca Minkoff handbag // VonZipper sunglasses 

I cannot think of a better way to spend a sunny day than walking around Central Park. It's so peaceful and the daily walks through the park with my mom is one of the best memories from our recent trip to New York. So simple and calming - there was truly no better way to start off each day.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014.

White and black with touches of sheer, floral and plaid combined with a Latin flare. I loved it all, but this clutch really stole the show in my eyes. Swoon.

Monday, September 16, 2013

3 Things.

Some weekends things move along just perfectly, and this weekend was definitely one of them. Everything just clicked right into place. Love.

1. Dinner with my family at the Marine Memorial Club - I just love my dad so much!

2. I ate this. All of it. And it was so good.

3. View from the best day of my life

Friday, September 13, 2013

Black, White & Tan.

Nicole Miller Artelier blouse // Tory Burch leather pants // Tahari heels // Rebecca Minkoff purse // Julie Vos bracelet // DVF sunglasses

My look right before I headed to the Nautica and Rebecca Minkoff shows. Both of which were incredible. More to come...

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Pretty In Pink.

Pretty In Pink.

3.1 Phillip Lim red turtleneck / RED Valentino coat / RED Valentino pink coat / MaxMara coat, $995 / Ted Baker coat / Coast coat, $245 / Topshop coat, $140 / River Island jacket, $55

An absolute must purchase for Fall is the pink coat. And with so many shades and silhouettes to choose from, it's the perfect lady-like classic that is easily incorporated into almost any wardrobe.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Always Remember.

....and Never Forget.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Head In The Clouds.

After a whirlwind weekend in New York for Fashion Week, I'm back to the daily hitting the ground running just trying to keep up....

Monday, September 9, 2013

3 Things.

There's nothing like a trip to New York City in September - gorgeous weather, delicious food and even better company. 

1. Upon arrival to NYC, my first stop is always at Luke's Lobster. I just can't get enough of those lobster/crab/shrimp rolls. Plus who am I to break tradition?

2. My lovely accommodations at The Plaza

3. Taking time stop and smell the Chelsea flowers

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Lion NYC.

As tradition, the first night my mom and I arrive in New York we always head over to The Lion for dinner. Each time the menu is better than the last and the people watching isn't half bad either. This time we dined next to Michael C. Hall from Dexter, a show my mom obsesses over, which added all that much more excitement to the beginning of our trip.

Vena Cava dress // Julie Vos bracelets // Jimmy Choo handbag

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Time for Tartan.

Time for Tartan.

Sleeveless dress, $71 / STELLA McCARTNEY top, $605 / STELLA McCARTNEY wool coat, $3,220 / McQ by Alexander McQueen wool zip jacket / Green tartan skirt, $355 / Topshop plaid trousers / Converse red trainer, $285 / Barbour plaid shawl, $42

Dear Fall, 

If this is what I have to look forward to, I'm ready. Bring it on.

Love, Jessica

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Simple Slaw.

For a gal who likes mayonnaise as much as I do you would think I would like it on coleslaw (disgusting, I know), but that's actually quite opposite the truth. Over the weekend, S and I decided to make homemade pulled-pork sandwiches and this non-mayo based slaw complimented it perfectly.

1/4 red wine vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp vegetable oil
16 ounces shredded cabbage
1 tsp salt
salt and pepper

Directions: Mix vinegar and sugar. Once sugar has dissolved, add vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss with fingers to combine and let stand for 20 minutes. Re-toss and serve.


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

3 Things.

Some weekends, everything falls together just right. And while I love those particular weekends, they tend to fly by way too fast (similar to this last weekend).

1. Took in the beautiful evening sky each night. Simply spectacular.

2. Enjoyed a warm, sunny day at The Front Porch Music Festival at Wente Vineyards - a new annual tradition.

3. Cruising around the City in our Mini. Even daring to face the traffic that resulted from the Bay Bridge closure.