Archive | October, 2013

gold + black

20 Oct

We went to see Yuksek last night, I danced my tookus off and didn’t go to bed until the wee hours of the morning.  I always have so many things I want to accomplish on the weekends, I forget to make a priority of going out.  Last night was a much needed reminder of how important it is to let loose once in awhile and just have fun with all the beautiful people I’m lucky enough to have in my life.

I’m fully embracing the midi skirts and sweaters trend.  In general, I’m on board for any trend that both keeps me warm and doesn’t require me to wear real pants.  I love this Cheap Monday skirt because the denim is thick and structured, however, now that I’ve looked through photos of myself wearing it, I think I may need to have it taken in a tad.  Next project:  learn to do my own alterations.  I spend a fortune at the tailor.

Alexander Wang sweater, Cheap Monday skirt, Senso boots

tiger

6 Oct

tigerI haven’t been the world’s most dedicated blogger.  The last two months have literally been the most hectic months of my adult life, career-wise.  Like, working-until-bedtime-almost-every-night kind of busy.  Which is overwhelming but also kind of exciting.  Anyway, when free time gets tight, the things I’m ultimately unwilling to give up are 1. quality time with Derrick & friends, and 2. reading books (I’m on the last book in the Dark Tower series by Stephen King right now, so hard to stop reading for even a second).  So the blog went on the back burner.  But now that work is calming a bit, I’m finally ready to start posting again.

Re: today’s look:  I love graphic pullovers, they’re cheeky, comfortable, and interesting enough on their own that you don’t have to think much about accessories.  But they still fall into the category of trends I’ll only do on the (relatively) cheap.  As much as I adore the designer versions, it doesn’t quite seem investment-worthy to me.  So I chose this version for the hokey roaring tiger embroidery, which makes me smile every time I put it on, and also for the price- a very reasonable $52.  It’s been perfect for SF’s indian summer, because in the evenings I can throw it on over anything and it’s 10x more fun than the usual light jacket/cardigan.

Some recent news:  I finally got a bike!  I’ll post pictures soon, but it’s an adorable baby blue step-thru style from Public Bikes and I’m completely in love.

Speaking of bikes, I got to help promote a new bike share company, Spinlister (think Airbnb, but for bikes), at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference last month.  If you don’t have a bike, you should rent one for a day, realize how much better your life would be if you had a bike, and then go buy one and offset the cost by renting it out when you aren’t using it.  Spinlister is especially great for when you’re visiting another city and don’t really need to rent a car, but also don’t want to deal with public transit and/or walk everywhere.  You can rent someone’s bike for a few days or a week, it’s affordable, and you’ll get to see so much more of the city.  Plus, you know, biking instead of driving is way better for the earth and your body.  Win-win.  It’s definitely my plan for the next time I go to LA.

That’s it for now, promise to post again soon!

xxx

Sweatshirt from Pixie Market, Zara skort & shoes