Friday, March 30, 2012

Cuckoo For Cocoa

I have to hand it to Mast Brothers Chocolates for their beautifully detailed textile printed wrappings that have you wanting to dole out $9 faster than you can say "cuckoo for cocoa".

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Playing Coy

Trying to find the perfect pair of sandals for the Summer months can sometimes feel like a daunting task. There are so many choices and price points out right now, so I say when you find a good pair why not stick with it? This is where Seychelles Coy sandals come in pretty darn handy. These adorable flats are available in quite a few color options...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


I am beyond honored, and thrilled to announce that I have been asked to attend Lucky Magazine's first West Coast Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference {FABB} April 30th in Los Angeles. So far, two keynote speakers that have been announced are Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks. I cannot wait to take thousands of pictures, meet some amazing and innovative people, and report it all back to you! More to come soon...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tribal Summer

The other day I came across an image of Anja Rubik sailing across the desert on a homemade windsail contraption in uber bright hues and tribal paint. It was a single moment that desperately left me wanting temperatures above 75 degrees. I decided to go back and review the whole shoot with photos by Max Doyle {for the April 2011 issue of Vogue Australia}. They were all so heavenly, that I decided to share them with you for a bright spot on your Monday morning. Enjoy!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Girl on Fire

"My name is Katniss Everdeen. I am seventeen years old. My home is District 12. I was in the Hunger Games."

Ok, I fully admit it... I am definitely psyched for The Hunger Games to come out this weekend. Are you on The Hunger Games bandwagon, and will you see it this weekend? It kind of worked out perfectly that Prada just happens to be working the fire angle this season. Coincidence? I think not! I bet Miuccia is a fan herself! I had so much fun playing Cinna's stylistic role and pulling a few pieces I thought would work perfectly for Katniss...

{shop: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Champagne Wishes & Caviar Nails

Is it me, or does there seem to be oodles & oodles of cool, new stuff popping up all over? Like take the nail world for example... in just a short amount of time we have become a manicure obsessed society. From shellac to now, caviar beads- pretty amazing! I can't wait to see what they roll out with next. In the meantime, I am pretty smitten with these caviar nails...

Splurge vs. Save: Accessories Edition

Who doesn't love to save money when there is a much cheaper {and just as cool} option available? Here are a few Splurge vs. Save accessories that I put together all for the sake of saving ya'll some moolah!
{shoes: 1, 2, belts: 1, 2, bags: 1, 2}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Get A Grip

I could not think of a better way to punch up a room, or add subtle splashes of color than using these electric hued door handles from Enrico Cassina. They are the ultimate in fun meets chic.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Wedge Story

I am very happy that there are so many awesome wedge options for Spring & Summer. Heels look pretty but can be nearly impossible to walk any sort of distance. Here are some of the coolest styles the season has to offer...

{wedges: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week in Review

Here are a few things I saw & did in my world this week:

* thriving, and unbelievably beautiful orchids displayed around the house
* an old SF railway token found on a sidewalk during a hike
* finally got my blue metallic flats stretched
* had new rivets added to the broken straps of an old, favorite bag
* stopped to snap the colors from the flowers at the local floral shop
* laughed at this mini orange- about the size of a ping pong ball
* wearing my green in a four leaf clover scarf sent from my Momma
* finished book two of The Hunger Games- onto book three!
* snapped two hearts draped over a wire up above

Friday, March 16, 2012

Keep Calm And Learn Something New

I don't know about you, but I have gotten pretty tired of the whole Keep Calm movement that has been going on for quite some time now. Every now and then, I will see a new slogan that has popped up and have a laugh... my new fav- Keep Calm and Punch People In The Face. Despite the fact that it has taken on a life of its own, I came across this video on Huffington Post's site that gives a brief rundown of the origin and history behind the poster. If you have three minutes to spare, it's a nice story.

Watch the video here

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Spotlight: Pyrrha

I first came across Pyrrha in the normal way I come across new collections- down the rabbit hole of websites that link to one another. Their talisman wax seal necklaces {cast from 19th century wax seals} bring an air of nostalgia and comfort knowing the protection they offer. They have a ton of great ones on their site now, so make sure you stop by and find the best fit for you... luckily, I found about ten.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Go Shorty

While I have mentioned previously that I am not very keen on shorts, I think the tides are a-changing. I have been finding so many amazing short options that I might try a few this season- minus anything with less than a 4 inch inseam- though you never know, these San Francisco hills have been giving me a workout!

{shop shorts: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rosey Posey

Road trip anyone? I have always wanted to go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market, so when I saw these polaroids over at Table Talk, it made me want to take the trip tenfold. Held the second Sunday of every month, this market would probably be the end of me- or the beginning of my upcoming episode on Hoarders. If you are planning on being in the L.A. area you should definitely look into it!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Swim Time

It's almost about that time... time to start dusting off your swimsuits, or better yet, buy new ones. Zimmermann is always a go-to brand in my swimsuit files because they have great prints, and on-trend silhouettes- and their fabrics are always buttery soft. Here are a few heavenly suits for Spring/Summer 2012.

{shop Zimmermann}