June 15, 2014

San Francisco City Guide

I was so excited when Piperlime asked me to team up with them to share a mini San Francisco guide of my go-to spots. (You can check out the interview I did with them here along with my top Piperlime picks!) I’m constantly exploring this beautiful city and love telling others about new places I’ve discovered or the spots I keep going back to. Thomas and I spent an entire day bouncing around SF shooting at each location, so it is possible to accomplish this all in a day! We love starting our Saturdays off bright and early at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. We stock up on a majority of our fresh fruit and veggies for the week ahead (as well as flowers, of course!) The view along the Embarcadero is spectacular, especially at night when the Bay Bridge is all lit up.

Ferry Building Farmer's Market Flowers

Ferry Building Farmers Market San Francisco

Ferry Building Farmer's Market Dahlias

I’m a sucker for some colorful, fresh dahlias!

Ferry Building Farmer's Market

This Velvet top is so comfy and great as one of those throw-on-and-go weekend pieces. I paired it with a distressed pair of J Brand jeans that I have literally lived in over the past week. They hit at the perfect length for ankle booties and don’t stretch out throughout the day.

Ferry Building Farmer's Market Fruit

San Francisco Ferry Building Farmer's Market

This raffia bag is so great for anyone who lives in San Francisco and buys their groceries in small quantities (like we do) and doesn’t want to pay for bags again and again (I always encourage using reusable bags!) They’re also perfect for farmer’s market hauls.

Cafe St Jorge San Francisco

Next stop is one of my favorite spots for breakfast/brunch, Cafe St. Jorge. They have the yummiest avocado toast (delicious gluten free options, too), salads and sweet treats. It’s all the way out in Bernal Heights, which is a bit of a trek from where we live in the city, so we don’t get here that often. It’s definitely a treat when we do! Also, make sure you order the almond milk mocha- yum!

Cafe St Jorge San Francisco Mocha

Cafe St Jorge San Francisco

Cafe St Jorge Bernal Heights

Alamo Square San Francisco

Alamo Square is one of those quintessential San Francisco spots. It’s where the famous Painted Ladies are located and is one of my favorite parks in the city. We love heading over with a picnic in tow, a good book and a bottle of wine when the suns out.

Alamo Square Park San Francisco

Alamo Square Park

Golden Gate Bridge

My favorite view in all of San Francisco is the one of the Golden Gate Bridge. We don’t live far, so we’re always riding our bikes along the Marina right up to the base of the bridge. It’s usually pretty windy and cold along the water, so we always stop by Warming Hut for a hot coffee or tea to warm up before our ride back. You can always keep riding all the way across the bridge to Sausalito and take the ferry back to the city.

Bike Golden Gate Bridge

Hayes Valley San Francisco

Our last stop is in Hayes Valley, one of my favorite neighborhoods for their unique boutiques and restaurants.

Hayes Valley La Boulange

Hayes Valley San Francisco

I’m in love with this printed Everly dress. It’s a steal at only $79 and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. I mixed it with a red lip, leopard clutch and gold sandals for a fun and eclectic date night look.

Bar Jules Hayes Valley

Bar Jules is a perfect date night spot for it’s intimate feel and small, but delicious menu. And make sure to stop by Smitten Ice Cream after for dessert!

Smitten Ice Cream Hayes Valley

Outfit 1: Velvet Top, J Brand Jeans, Sam Edelman Booties, Mar Y Sol Bag c/o Piperlime

Outfit 2: Everly Dress, Clare Vivier Clutch, Loeffler Randall Sandals c/o Piperlime Gap Denim Jacket (old, similar here)

I’m taking over Piperlime’s Instagram on Monday, June 16th, so be sure to follow along (@Piperlime) for more pics of my San Francisco city guide!

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June 13, 2014

Joie Short Suit

Joie Jacket, Top, Shorts & Flats c/o, Chanel Bag, NARS Lip Crayon in “Lodhi” w/ NARS Lipgloss in “Gold Digger”

I wore this matching short suit to the Joie event I hosted with my friend Nichole last Thursday and I can’t get enough of it. Like other matching pairs, you can wear both of them on their own (like I did here), but I love the look of them paired together. Joie has always been one of my favorite brands, especially for great basics like this chambray skirt that’s now on sale. I would love to add this maxi dress or this simple chevron mini to my summer wardrobe as well. Thank you to all the lovely ladies who came out that evening! We had so much fun chatting with everyone and styling a few summer looks. You can check out more images from the event on my Facebook here.

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June 12, 2014

Nine West Summer

Nine West FlatsNili Lotan Sweater, Sincerely Jules Tee, J.Crew JeansChloe Bag, Ray Ban Sunglasses, Samsung NX300M

Summer is almost here, and I’m excited to share a collaboration I did with Nine West where I styled three different pairs of Nine West shoes in three of my favorite San Francisco spots! For this look, I’m wearing the Royalli, a super comfortable striped slip on sneaker that’s perfect for long walks or bike rides around SF. I’m constantly playing tourist in my own city, whether it’s heading over the Golden Gate Bridge for that jaw-dropping view of the city or trying to discover a new cool cafe in a different neighborhood. When the sun’s out on the weekends, you can usually find me riding my bike through Presidio for a late lunch at Off The Grid or along the Marina. It’s a beautiful spot that you can’t miss if you’re visiting!

You can check out all of looks on the Nine West website here and to see how I styled my other two favorite pairs of shoes (the Sante Fe and the Fichel). Make sure to check out the Nine West Tumblr over the next few days!

A big thank you to Nine West for sponsoring this post and having me be a part of an awesome campaign.

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