Classic White

White is one of my favorite colors to wear. It’s effortless, timeless, and clean.

white button down, jeans, heels

I love to upgrade a pair of jeans with a classic white button-down. It adds structure to the outfit.

white button down, jeans, heels

A classic white button-down is an understated basic that never goes out of style. Add a fancy heel and you’re ready for a nice dinner, or throw on some sandals and head to the beach.

white button down, jeans, heels

Cotton is also the perfect material for summer. It’s lightweight and breathable, something I find myself valuing more and more.

Here are some Classic White options for summer:

white button down

Madewell $65

white button down

Madewell $74

white button down

Topshop $55

Jeans and a T-shirt

Target t-shirt, Urban Jeans, Nordstrom Flats

I love being comfortable, but I also love being fashionable. The jeans and a t-shirt look, though very popular, used to bore me. I just thought it wasn’t stylish enough.

Target t-shirt, Urban Jeans, Nordstrom Flats

I started to brainstorm a few ways to elevate the casual look and came up with some ideas. First, opt for high-waisted jeans as opposed to low-rise. Then, try tucking in your t-shirt. You immediately begin to accentuate your figure, adding personality to the outfit.

Target t-shirt, Urban Jeans, Nordstrom Flats

Finally, ditch the sneakers and pick out a pair of feminine flats to balance the look. Before you know it, your outfit will be turning heads.

Target t-shirt, Urban Jeans, Nordstrom Flats

You can find my t-shirt and jeans here and here. My flats are sold out of blush, but here are a few similar options in the color:

nordstrom flats

Marc Fisher

nordstrom flats

Kristin Cavallari

nordstrom flats

Nine West

Sunset

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

Summer Pants

Summer Pants

During the hotter months it can be difficult to find a pair of pants that are lightweight enough to stay cool in. Summer Pants

As a girl who prefers pants over shorts any day of the week, I made it my mission to find a suitable option.

Summer Pants

These Forever 21 pants were everything I was looking for–light, comfortable, versatile. Not to mention they made my legs look way longer than they are!

Summer Pants

Unfortunately they are sold out, but I found a few alternatives:

Madewell Pants

Madewell

Revolve Pants

Revolve

Topshop Pants

Topshop

Urban Pants

Urban

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang

Morning Rituals

Our favorite place to get coffee in the Sunset is at Andytown. At one point, I think we were going there religiously once a week. From the atmosphere to the coffee, this place is is great if you are ever visiting San Francisco.

Andytown Coffee

2 Snowy Plovers (Pellegrino+espresso+whipped cream=perfection) & 1 Cappuccino

Andytown

Strawberry Corn Muffin & Vegetable Pastry

Andytown

Even on a foggy day, the Snowy Plover is a must. Once you try it, you’ll crave it.

For coffee runs, I usually wear a variation of this outfit:

Hollister Jacket

Hollister Jacket

H&M Sweatshirt

H&M Sweatshirt

ModCloth Flats

ModCloth Flats

Gap Jeans

Gap Jeans

“San Francisco is a city where people are never more abroad than when they are at home.” -Benjamin F. Taylor

Outerlandssf

Nordstrom Sunnies

Outerlands is one of my favorite spots to brunch in the city. They are located on Judah Street in the Inner Sunset, just a few blocks up from Ocean Beach. Since it is finally starting to feel like Spring in the city, we opted for outside seating.

Outerlands Sf

I ordered the iced ginger lemon apple cider–a perfect way to start the day. You can even add bourbon if you don’t have class to go to after!

outerlands sf

Joel began with a cappuccino…

outerlands sf

…then upgraded to a gin and juice (ford’s gin, fresh grapefruit, vanilla bean syrup). Their sandwiches really hit the spot. Joel got the cast-iron grilled cheese with avo.

outerlands sf

I chose their veggie sandwich (squash, feta, kale, romesco). Superb. Oh, and did I mention how much I loved the side of pickled veggies?! It was a refreshing touch.

outerlands sf

Our sweet tooth couldn’t be ignored. We split the glazed donut (matcha, pepita, grapefruit). It was served warm and satisfied our cravings.

selfie

We were completely stuffed, so we decided to walk it off at Lands End. As you can tell from the picture, Joel doesn’t like taking selfies as much as me. Fear not…it hasn’t stopped me from documenting our every move yet! (he-he)

Abercrombie T-shirt, Chelsea crew Sandals, Urban Pants, Nordstrom Sunnies

This is my go-to laid back look: cotton pants, a loose tee, sandals, and sunnies.

Abercrombie T-shirt, Chelsea crew Sandals, Urban Pants, Nordstrom Sunnies

“San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.” – Paul Kanter

Blush

Yesterday was the first day of March. Though it’s technically still Winter, I am automatically starting to transition into Spring mode. I associate the color Blush with Spring (despite the fact that I wear it all year long). It’s light, feminine, flowery, timeless, and ethereal. Check out some of my Blush favorites for Spring:

Blush Pants

ASOS

Blush shoes

Topshop

Blush Shorts

American Eagle

Blush Sweater

Madewell

Blush Sunglasses

Express

Blush Blouse

Forever 21

Blush Skirt

Charlotte Russe

“The sun just touched the morning;
The morning, happy thing,
Supposed that he had come to dwell,
And life would be all spring.”
― Emily Dickinson

Valentine’s Day

San Francisco is full of great things to do. With so many options to choose from, we opted for a favorite–Ghirardelli Square. The desserts are decadent, and the scenery is unbeatable.

Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to play tourist!

Ghirardelli Square

The Classic Sundae

Ghirardelli Square

San Francisco

The View

Selfie

Selfie, of course

Valentine's Day outfit

Outfit Details: Forever 21 Top & Bottom/Zara Heels/Nordstrom Sunnies

Wet N Wild Gel Nail Polish

This polish is STILL on strong. Shade: Lavender Out Loud Rings: Sundance/World Market (both midis)

Reflection

Since it is now 2016, I think it is appropriate to reflect on some of my favorite blog posts–going all the way back to the beginning! I love looking back and seeing how my style has evolved. I’m proud of these looks. This blog has been a wonderful outlet, and I’m so excited for what’s to come!

Happy New Year!!!

Urban Dress

Urban Outfitters Dress

Express Top

Express Top

Zara Heels

Zara Heels

Levi's Jeans

Levi’s Jeans

Urban Outfitters Pants

Urban Outfitters Pants

H&M Jacket

H&M Jacket

Target Purse

Target Purse

Nordstrom Crop Top

Nordstrom Crop Top

Cathy Jean Booties

Cathy Jean Booties

Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans

Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans

Cotton On Scarf

Cotton On Scarf

Target Dress

Target Dress

Sundance Earrings

Sundance Earrings

Urban Outfitters Pants

Urban Outfitters Pants

Brandy Melville Dress

Brandy Melville Dress

American Apparel Top

American Apparel Top

The Sak Purse

The Sak Purse

Brandy Melville Hat

Brandy Melville Hat

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe

Rules of Thumb

“My rules of thumb are lightness, transparency, and less is more.”

-Francois Nars

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

I used to wear SO much make-up in middle school. I had grown up watching my mom apply her make-up every morning, and one day she introduced me to the intriguing routine! I had finally been invited into this new world of women and beauty products.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

I found make-up so much fun. It became the event of each slumber party! Unfortunately, I was starting to grow a little too dependent on my addictive new toys.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

At first, it was all about experimenting. I needed to learn how to wear every product! And let’s face it, I liked the result. I had never seen myself under the flawless light. Just as puberty began to hit, I started wearing make-up to school to cover up my acne.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

After a while, I started to feel insecure without any make-up on. Pool parties were my worst enemy.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

By the time high school hit I was in full make-up mode. I’m talking eyeliner and bronzer mode.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

Sophomore year I transferred schools, and it was the best decision I had ever made! I decided it was time for a fresh start–new friends, new place, new me. I rediscovered my love for myself and my make-up.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

I realized that make-up shouldn’t be about covering myself up, but instead accentuating who I was.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

I started wearing LESS. I started switching up what I experimented with depending on my outfit and occasion. It was fun again–no longer a chore.

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

Today, sometimes I just wear lipstick. I like the visibility. I’m not hiding. I’m not trying to impress anybody else. I’m just being me.

“Confidence is the most glamorous thing to me.”

-Francois Nars

H&M dress, Nordstrom sunnies, American Eagle belt, Montego Bay Club Wedges

On Me: Dress

Belt

Sunnies

Wedges