julia’s style

MICHAEL Michael Kors Leather Jacket, Zara Sweater, Current/Elliott Jeans, Theory Sneakers, Stella McCartney Bag

People are always really surprised when they come to San Francisco because they are expecting “California” weather, aka sunny and warm. Unfortunately, this city by the bay always has a slight breeze and is a little backwards with the Spring/Summer being one of the coldest times of the year. This usually leaves people a little confused on what to wear and is a frequent question I receive.

I’ve recently teamed up with NET-A-PORTER.COM to showcase five SF Essentials that anyone living or visiting San Francisco will need! I’ll be posting a new essential each day this week that corresponds with one of NET-A-PORTER’s top trends for Spring – so be sure to check back daily!

The first essential is a leather jacket (this one is MICHAEL Michael Kors). The reason why I choose a leather jacket over any other jacket is because it’s so versatile. You can wear it to work, you can wear it out for drinks and you can wear it on the weekends and it’ll also keep you warm. You really can’t go wrong with a classic black leather jacket that pairs with practically everything in your closet. I created this look based on the “Parisian Glamour” trend, which I perceive as effortlessly cool and chic. Ripped jeans, a striped sweater, leather jacket, timelessly chic black handbag and red lipstick are always a winning combo.

Shop the entire look here.

Photography by Kim A. Thomas

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March 27, 2013

Picnic In The Park

Dress Old Navy/ Sweater Otte (on sale)/ Sandals Vince/ Purse Kate Spade NY (old, similar here)/ Belt Michael Kors via TJ Maxx

This weekend we were lucky enough to have weather nice enough for a picnic in the park. We packed up some of our favorite snacks and headed to Alamo Square Park for a beautiful, relaxing afternoon. After filling up on some delicious food, we cuddled up under a blanket and took a nap in the park. It was honestly one of the best Sundays we’ve had in while. So often we get caught up in trying to make plans and filling our weekends with “new” things to do and forget how easy and inexpensive simple things like this are. If you’re in the SF area, it’s definitely a park I recommend checking out. Not only is the park itself beautiful, but it has a great view of the city and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful classic Victorian homes. I always like to take advantage of the semi-warm weather and put on a dress- So I opted for this striped Old Navy dress with my cashmere wrap to keep me warm. You can view my last Old Navy look here.

This post was sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at oldnavy.com.

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March 25, 2013

Short Hair

 

Blouse Heidi Merrick/ Jeans c/o James Jeans/ Sandals Zara/ Purse Stella McCartney/ Ring Page Sargisson/ Lipstick Bare Minerals “Strength”

If you follow me on Twitter or Pinterest, then you’ve probably seen me tweet/pin about wanting to cut my hair for the last few months. I’ve actually wanted to do it for a while, but I always chicken out. I tried out a new salon last Friday to go a little bit darker and somehow got the courage to cut 12 inches off! I was texting my sister and Thomas from the salon about it and they both pretty much said “stop talking about it and do it already”. So, I did! I was surprisingly not attached to my long hair at all and instantly loved my new do. While I think long hair is really beautiful, I hated how heavy it was (I have really, really thick hair) and the fact that it had no style or shape to it. My new cut is so refreshing and I really feel like “me”, which is funny because I never thought of myself as a person who would love short hair. I guess it was worth the risk- I don’t know if I’ll ever want to grow my hair out again. But I can never say never… ;)

P.S. I went to Richard at Population Salon for the cut and color. He was amazing and took a lot of time to make sure the cut was absolutely perfect, which takes even more time with thick hair. I was also really impressed with the color, which sometimes takes multiple times to get right because I’m really picky. He completely understood what I wanted and it came out better than I expected! I’ll definitely be going back to him.

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