Monday, July 21, 2014

Comeback kids

It's been a minute…I've fully enjoyed taking a semester off before starting grad school.  I definitely don't miss being a full-time student at Cal.  Jaze and I have had more time to spend together exploring, thrifting, working on music, getting more into photography and meeting amazing people along the way.

Hung out in San Francisco last week and had coffee and toast at the Mill (pretty much a must on a lazy Sunday afternoon).  I wore the comfy acid wash denim dress I thrifted a few months back and paired it with one of my favorite staples--my olive utility jacket.  Lately I've noticed that my closet consists of mostly staples and I don't mind one bit.  Classic pieces like our Levi's denim jackets, leather goods and Doc Martens are durable and worth the splurge. Also, given the perpetual overcast weather in the Bay Area, I can wear most of them year round.

Dress: thrifted, Jacket: thrifted, Boots: Buffalo Exchange, Hat: Obey Clothing, Cambrige Satchel: Crossroads
Jaze- Jacket: Levi's San Francisco, Shirt: Buffalo Exchange, Boots: Dr. Martens, Jeans: Asos

Friday, January 3, 2014

Into the Woods

 My last semester at Cal was far busier than expected and I didn't get to post much as a result.  I'm so excited to have graduated and have time to explore and blog among other things.  Lately, one of my favorite items is my cozy tribal cardigan from Modcloth.  I paired it with a chambray dress, and a green satchel to provide a pop of color.  I'm looking forward to some new adventures these next couple of months.
Cardigan: Modcloth, Dress and Boots: thrifted, Handbag: Asos

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Anchored Soul Blog

I was of delighted when the lovely Nicole Melton of The Anchored Soul Blog got in touch with me inviting me to be a guest blogger.  I love her vintage aesthetic. Both her and her fiancĂ© are graphic designers and they have such a great eye.  Both their style and the photographs they take are flawless!  She also has the loveliest Instagram account.

Be sure to check out the outfit post, which also includes my favorite local places to eat, drink and shop in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Everything's Coming Up Roses

The Rose Test Garden in Portland was lovely! Although the rose bushes weren't all in bloom (I'm sure Spring is the best season to visit) everything was green and lush.  Later in the afternoon, we headed to the Pearl District where we spotted the building above.  The architecture was stunning and the cafes with outdoor seating which lined it seem like great places to people watch.  I love just how walkable Portland is! We were able to walk from the Rose Test Garden to Powell's Books, Courier Coffee, the Pearl District Food Carts (best Polish food I've ever had), and Stumptown Coffee Roasters.  All while wearing my favorite jean jacket layered over a white Peter Pan Collar shirt and the dress I snagged from New Look.  I love the paisley pattern, and how comfy and light it is.  

I'm not one to buy souvenirs.  I'd much rather buy something meaningful that I'll keep and love in the long run.  In Portland that one special piece was a Strange Ways Smiths vinyl we found at a record shop, which is now on display in our living room.  
Jean Jacket: Levi's San Francisco, Dress: New Look, Top: American Apparel, Boots: Alameda Flea  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Portland Wanderings

Had an amazing time exploring Portland last weekend.  Our itinerary consisted of visiting bookstores, exploring vintage shops, rummaging through record shops and some sightseeing.  I especially enjoyed wandering around Hawthorne and the Pearl District.  I paired the oxblood frock I recently snagged from Modcloth with the jean jacket I seem to be living in lately,  and some monk-strap flats.  Definitely a memorable trip!

Dress and tights: Modcloth, Shoes: Buffalo Exchange, Jacket: Levi's

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Into the Swing of Things

The semester is in full swing (pun intended), and given that it will be my last here at Berkeley, I had to cross an item off my Cal bucket list: hiking to the swing on the hill overlooking the campus.  The view was breathtaking!  I opted to wear one of my favorite dresses.  I love its mod 60s vibe and Peter Pan collar.  I paired it with a jean jacket, and added a pop of color in the form of a green scalloped satchel.  Definitely a memorable late summer day!

Dress: Modcloth, Satchel: Asos, Hat: Ebay, Headband: Lulu in the Sky Etsy, Boots: thrifted

Friday, September 27, 2013

Instagram Favorites

1) Absolutely had to have that daisy top!
2) Love Craft Spells! They self describe as The Smiths on a good day.
3) The green scalloped satchel I snagged.  One of my favorite recent finds.