we had our first tree trimming extravaganza filled with amazing friends, white russians, cards against humanity, a not so secret- secret santa gift exchange, delicious cookies (thanks, erika!), and yes, christmas music (but only about an hour’s worth). the tree came out so beautifully- we should have a tree trimming party every year!
my tree trimming outfit-
jeans/blouse: gap heels: kimchi blue (urbn) pearl earrings:gifted watch:michael kors
erika’s polka dress:jcrew
another holiday party look piece by piece…
scruffy wants to go to the party too! meow!
after christmas sale find: miss albright shoes from anthropologie (extra 50% off the sale price… yes!). these shoes are so classic with the satin bow and brass clasp. the combination of taupe (the obsession continues) and coral gives the shoes a vintage look. i love these shoes, especially on super sale!
photo taken at the de young.
today my dear friends erika and anne came over to hangout. of course we talked about blogging (our new obsession) and our latest shopping escapades over cocktails. we sat in my living room and enjoyed the cocktail of champions: ketel and soda with three limes. then we decided to walk around the mission and grab some lunch at rosa munde. they have the best vegan sausages ever as well as an awesome beer selection. i tried the chicory stout which was so chocolatey and fragrant- a must try. but before heading over to have lunch we stopped at mira mira. they had the prettiest dress printed with suns, moons, and stars. it was love at first sight. i showed restraint and walked away without the dress. although temptation still lurks just around the corner since mira mira is a stone’s throw away from my apartment. we will see whether or not i can live without it. i’m still thinking it should be mine and if i’m overcome by dress temptation, you will surely see it. they have so many cute dresses at mira mira, but i’m trying desperately to shop in my own closet instead of going into the stores. however, a pretty dress is always tempting, isn’t it?
dress and chiffon blouse:f21 photos by erika
flawless friends: anne is wearing the top i got for her from anthropologie with a scarf her friend brought back from india. the color really complements her skin and eyes. is it just me or does her skin look flawless? gorgeous. i love anne. she is hilarious and has the most extensive lexicon out of anyone i know. oh, and check out erika’s bag from jcrew… love it!
mira mira and the pretty pretty collective are only two blocks from my apartment, so we shall see how much restraint i have as the week continues… i’m really going to try to reward my wallet, not my closet.
erika looks so lovely in her rust colored blouse from madewell. she is so tall and statuesque, not to mention smart and beautiful. clothes fit her so well. i love going through her closet and picking out outfits for her to try on. she’s my model.
check out her blog teachershavelivestoo.com
rosa munde was delish as usual. today was remarkably warm considering it is late-december so it was the perfect day for some beers and a walk around the neighborhood. i feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends and to live in such a vibrant city.
now i’m left to contemplate the dress… oh, the sweet (or evil) temptation.
today, i’m heading downtown to check out the sales! already thinking about a new year’s eve outfit. what are you going to do new year’s eve? or perhaps more importantly, what are you going to wear?
jeans: jcrew top: thrifted (similar styles at madewell) jacket: old navy bag: louis vuitton speedy 30 watch:michael kors bracelets:f21 shoes: mia
getting ready for a holiday dinner party and this is what i came up with. i picked up this dress at f21 in downtown pasadena a couple of years ago, but i only wore it one time… it was time to mix it in! i’m totally obsessed with taupe, so i went straight for the taupe clutch and booties (and boy shorts for the dress!). i’m excited to go spend the evening with brian and friends. happy holidays!
dress/falling leaves necklace/booties:f21 bag:vintage watch:michael kors (a birthday gift from my wonderful friends: david, dave, eddie, ryan, and jeff)
by simply crossing over the golden gate i can try to be one with nature. i love living in sf and having access to so many beautiful places.
this photo was taken while i was hiking around in marin.