November 20, 2014

Normal

 Dress: Gap, Heels: Prabal Gurung x Target (old), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Alexis Bittar necklace, Marc x Marc Jacobs watch, Jimmy Choo x H&M bracelet, Thrifted Coach Willis

Although Gap's recent campaign has emphasized normcore, I didn't give it much thought. As evidenced in this blog, I fancy bold colors and eclectic patterns just as much dressing simply. The notion of "dressing normal" just sounded counter to my instincts. Yet, as history has taught me, I'm not one to ever say "never say never" (anymore) and here I am…looking quite "average." A simple dress with heels. Nothing more. Nothing less. It is what it is. 

It's actually refreshing if you think about "dressing normal." Throwing on the basics and looking just as put together as the other more ostentatious outfits is awesome. It's even liberating to know that I feel just as good without all the "extras." 

But, don't think this one look will stop my eclectic style vibe. After all, I am who I am.







November 19, 2014

Wednesday Whim - Matilda Residence

all images via Home Adore via photographer Kelly Bucksey

I've been more and more inspired by interior spaces lately and this one immediately attracted my eye. This home, located in Perth, Australia, was formerly an old brick and metal roofed home from 1903. The design concept was to restore the charm and character of the existing residence and still incorporate modern elements. Designed by JUO Studio, they achieved the balance between old and new with material selection and interior design choices.

I utterly appreciate the ability to balance old and new architecture into a space that still feels livable.












November 18, 2014

Fall Layers

Sweater and dress: H&M (last seen here), Boots: Enzo Angiolini, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Thrifted Coach Willis, Base Range over-the-knee socks

While I prefer the long days of summer, I can't deny the inevitable adoration I have for the fall season. The change in the air, the seasonal goods (hello, pumpkin-flavored anything) and the craving to stay indoors - all cozy and snuggly. 

I'm no stranger to layers in San Francisco at any time of the year but, layers in the fall feels so right. And with Thanksgiving next week, it's about time I settled in with my layers.






November 17, 2014

New Stripes

 Jacket: Zara, Stripe tee: Gap, Jeans: Forever 21, Boots: H&M, Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Jimmy Choo x H&M bracelet, 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target bag

After enjoying a self-imposed break from blogging due to an inconsistent work schedule (and that good ol' time change we had) I am thrilled to be back to this blogging outlet I love.

It's funny how time away from something can make the heart grow fonder. I didn't really realize how much time I dedicated towards blogging. But, having spent some time away gave me time to re-energize and re-boot, which is vastly important in the world of blogging. You never want to burn out on something you enjoy.


While I was away from blogging, I nabbed this stripe tee from Gap during a recent sale. It has quickly become a favorite. The bold stripes make a statement without making me feel overwhelmed. It's literally been a throw-on tee that makes me feel put together. 


So my dear readers, what's been new with you?







November 5, 2014

Wednesday Whim - Leaf Beast

all images via Baku & Idea via Laughing Squid 

One of the best things about fall is seeing the changing of the leaves. As a kid, I loved the crunch of the leaves on the ground. Something about that process felt so magical to me. 

When I came across this project called Leaf Beast by Japanese artist, Baku Maeda, I loved the concept of using the leaves as a medium for art. Maeda used Magnolia leaves and took advantage of the shape and "veins" of the leaves. With minimal manipulation, Maeda changed the beauty of these majestic Magnolia leaves.








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