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At Sea: Stripes

 At sea in the Gulf of Tonkin. I brought no heels on this trip (not a single inch!), so I’ve been living in these flats, these sandals, and these sneakers. Relaxed and simple is what I had in mind for some time off! *** Sweater – Banana Republic (here) Swimsuit – Chloe (here) Shorts – […]


 Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! *** Embellished coat – Diane von Furstenberg (still available here on sale) Sweater – Banana Republic (old) Jeans – J.Crew (here) Purse – Marni (here) Heels – Manolo Blahnik (here)  


 Tried something new recently: a more relaxed denim fit. I don’t think I could say goodbye to my skinny jeans just yet, but I do love this change of pace! With several major deadlines looming, my work has shifted into high gear… so although the denim might be relaxed, my workspace certainly isn’t…! Hope you’re […]


 I think navy is the ultimate color for a working girl’s wardrobe. There’s a reason why I’ve collected all of my favorite handbags in navy: my Celine luggage tote (Anthracite, a gray-navy), my Sophie Hulme tote (Midnight, a deep almost-black navy), and this Celine box bag (Classic navy). I love that navy means business, but […]


 Happy Wednesday! Lots of big meetings this week for work – will just have to keep it short and sweet for now! Thank you so much for stopping by and hope your week is going well! *** Dress – thanks to Roland Mouret for Banana Republic (here for a first look – launches Aug 7! […]


  Keeping it short and sweet today – happy Thursday! *** Jacket – Tildon (here) Dress – thanks to Banana Republic x Marimekko Collection (here) Ring – Tiffany & Co. Bracelet – J.Crew (similar here) Bracelet – Cuyana (unfortunately bought it a while – no longer available) Purse – Celine Heels – Jimmy Choo (here) Sunglasses – […]

A Little Bit of Color

 Because I’m (without fail) drawn to neutrals time and time again, the best way to add some color is through my accessories. This statement necklace from Chico’s helps me do just that. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Necklace – thanks to Chico’s (here) Blazer – thanks to Chico’s (here) Top – ALC (here) Skirt […]


 I’m thoroughly enjoying my new job and the flexibility I have while doing it! Suddenly it seems like all of the anxiety I had over making such a major industry change was unfounded. One day it might make sense to go back to the medical industry (it is, after all, where my passion lies) but […]

Hello, 2014!

Dress – thanks to Banana Republic x L’Wren Scott (on sale here) Jacket – IRO at Intermix (here, also here) Ring – Elizabeth and James (here) Earrings – thanks to Bauble Bar x Anthropologie (here) Heels – Prada (here and here) Purse – Chanel Nails – Chanel “Frenzy” (here) Lips – Estee Lauder “Scarlet Siren” […]

Holiday Sparkle

Watch – thanks to Toy Watch (available at Neiman Marcus online here!) Jacket – Ann Taylor (50% off everything! here) Blouse – Celine (similar here) Dress – The Row (similar here) Bracelets and vintage brooch – thanks to Banana Republic, Ann Taylor and Sweet & Spark Sunglasses – Prada (here) Heels – Valentino thanks to Intermix […]

Rose Gold

Rose gold watch – thanks to Toy Watch (available here and at select Bloomingdale’s stores) Blouse – Celine via Nordstrom Rack (similar here) Leather dress – Banana Republic (last year) Trench – Burberry (here) Bracelet – thanks to Chic Peek Purse – Fendi (borrowed from my mom! here) Heels – Stella McCartney Sunglasses – Celine Happy Tuesday! After […]


Top – ALC (here) Faux fur jacket – Banana Republic (bought it using their ‘reserve in store’ feature online – love it! here) Jeans – thanks to J.Brand (here and here) Twig bracelet – Cuyana (here) Link bracelet – thanks to C.Wonder Ring – Elizabeth and James (back in stock here) Purse – Sophie Hulme (here) Heels […]

White and Blue

Blouse – Banana Republic (similar here) Dress – thanks to 4.collective (here) Bracelet – J.Crew (here) Purse – thanks to Tory Burch (here in navy) Flats – Pour la Victoire (here on sale in creme or black) Lips – Estee Lauder “Pink Riot” (new favorite! here) Happy Monday! At this point (27 weeks in!), I’m […]


Dress (love it!!!) – thanks to Rebecca Taylor (here) Jacket – H&M (similar here on sale for $110) Turtleneck – Banana Republic (similar here under $40) Bracelet – J.Crew Ring – H&M Flats – thanks to Sigerson Morrison (here on sale) Purse – Sophie Hulme (here in burgundy) Happy New Year’s Eve!  Finally brave enough […]


Cape – thanks to Rachel Zoe (60% off here); Turtleneck – Banana Republic (here); Pants – thanks to Ann Taylor (here); Rain boots – Tory Burch (very old but similar here) We spent the (super) rainy weekend in a little coastal inn north of Bodega Bay on Highway 1.  It was the perfect weekend getaway: thrashing waves, toasty […]

Would you?

Blouse – Theory (here) Dress – thanks to Banana Republic (unfortunately sold out but similar one in textured fabric here, similar splurge-worthy leather version here) Jacket – H&M Ring – BCBG Rose gold cap-toe flats – Messeca thanks to Collective Habit (here) Purse – Chanel In trying to prove that leather dresses can possibly be worn for […]


Turtleneck – Banana Republic (my winter essential! here) Embellished Owl Cardigan – Anna Sui thanks to Glamour Magazine (here) Skirt – Zara (very old, but similar here under $75) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Watch – Burberry Men’s (similar here 40% off) Heels – Prada (here) Happy weekend!!  Hope you enjoy yours – I’ll […]

36 Hours

Jacket – thanks to Manoukian (here on sale, plus 25% Friends and Family sale, if it applies!) Turtleneck – Banana Republic (here) Trousers – Zara (similar here under $40) Heels – Prada (here) Purse – Celine More photos from Boulder, although I’ve spent the last 36 hours working in Phoenix – and they have been […]

And Off Again

Snood – Ralph Lauren (similar here) Turtleneck – Banana Republic (here) Jeans – thanks to 7 For All Mankind (here) Necklace – Oscar de la Renta (here) Bracelets – J.Crew and CC Skye Purse – Celine Heels – Prada (here) Just got back from the long weekend in Boulder and off again to Phoenix for […]

Pearl Street

Turtleneck – Banana Republic (also bought it in burgundy, here) Dress – Zara (from last sale season, similar here) Bracelets – Club Monaco and thanks to Giles & Brother (here) Flats – thanks to Sigerson Morrison (similar here) Purse – Celine Thoroughly enjoying this much needed mini-getaway to Boulder, so I’ll be short and sweet: happy […]

Warmer Weather

Leather dress – thanks to Banana Republic, LOVE it!!! (here) Bracelets – J.Crew (here) and Club Monaco Ring – H&M Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham (here) Purse – Chanel Sandals – Lanvin (still available here in leather) Warmer weather finally gave me an opportunity to wear my new sandals – a major score from […]

White / Gray

Sweater – Gap (here) Trousers – Zara (similar here on sale) Necklace – Banana Republic (here) Bracelets – J.Crew and Club Monaco Heels – thanks to Rachel Roy (here and here) Sunglasses – Prada (here) Purse – Celine Making a concerted effort to will the San Francisco weather back to summer’s 70-ish degrees in this […]


Contrast collar blouse – Banana Republic (here – runs small, I’m wearing a size 6) Trench cape – Stella McCartney (similar here) Pants – Zara (similar here) Purse – Celine Heels – Alaia via theOutnet Sunglasses – Prada (here) Countdown to Paris starts now! I can’t even begin to think about packing…or about the insane […]

Sweater & Sequins

Sweater – courtesy of Lands’ End Blouse – Levi’s (similar here) Skirt – courtesy of Banana Republic Ring – H&M Jacket – Stella McCartney Heels – YSL (similar here) Purse – Celine Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (here) Happy Monday!  Things have been pretty crazy in this little corner and the intense travel certainly has the […]

Wearing Now: BR Mad Men Collection Trench

Trench – courtesy of Banana Republic (launches in stores on August 11!) Blouse (underneath) – J.Crew Trousers – Missoni (similar here, here and here) Bracelets – J.Crew, courtesy of Monet (from the new Fall collection!), Towne & Reese, Alex and Ani Heels – Lanvin Sunglasses – D&G, courtesy of Sunglass Hut Purse – Celine The […]

Wearing Now: Travel Monday

Maxi dress – courtesy of LHC Couture, get yours here! Blouse – courtesy of Alainn Bella, get yours here! Necklace – Banana Republic Rings – H&M  Bracelets – Club Monaco and courtesy of Towne & Reese, get yours here! Sandals – J.Crew My Monday outfit when I hopped on a plane for Fort Lauderdale.  Maxi […]

Wearing Now: BR’s Color for Summer

Orange silk skirt – courtesy of Banana Republic, get yours here! Linen blouse – Lafayette 148 (saks) Sweater – All Saints Necklace – Aqua for Bloomingdales Ring – H&M Heels – Lanvin My outfit to the Rue Magazine & GiltCitySF event last night – good times!  Banana Republic was so kind to send me this […]

Wearing Now: Simple Blouse & Trousers

Leopard blouse – Dolce & Gabbana Trousers – Zara Necklace – Banana Republic Ring – courtesy of CC SKYE Heels – Christian Louboutin Sunglasses – D&G, courtesy of Sunglass Hut A very simple work outfit.  For something like this I usually throw on my trench coat before running out the door… and then count down […]

Wearing Now: Red Pants

Red pants – Zara Jacket – H&M Top – Zara Necklaces – Banana Republic & J.Crew Rings – courtesy of CC Skye and H&M Heels – Lanvin Purse – Chanel Sunglasses – Burberry, courtesy of Sunglass Hut I bought these $39 pants on Saturday and wore them on Sunday.  Typical. 😉 Sunday’s morning rain cleared […]

Nautical Style for Spring (Two)

Cropped boyfriend jeans – courtesy of Alainn Bella, get yours here! Striped top – courtesy of Lands’ End Canvas, get yours here! Cropped trench – H&M (now on sale!) Necklace – Banana Republic (recently picked up for about $20) Heels – Lanvin from the Outnet.comRing – H&M Purse Chanel Sunglasses – Stella McCartney Look number […]

Wearing Now: From Summer to Winter

H&M Jacket Summer look: Banana Republic dress and necklace, Elie Tahari flats Winter look: Dolce & Gabbana shirt, Zara pants and boots, old faux fur stole, Chanel purse This H&M jacket served me well over the summer (evidence here, here and here).  With a few extra layers it’s just as good for the milder winter […]

Wearing Now: Buttoned Up

Trench coat – Burberry, Tunic/blouse – Zara, Necklaces – Madewell and Banana Republic I’m always looking for an instant update to my daily dose of blouses.  My new favorite thing?  Wearing ‘em all buttoned up!   And to soften the masculine look, I just add a touch of neck decor from my jewelry box.  Total investment […]

Over and Over Again

Dress worn as a top – Banana Republic Skirt – BCBG Necklace – Madewell Trench – Burberry To illustrate how far a skirt can take me, here are the many ways I’ve worn it: here, on a rainy day with a pretty umbrella here, as a complement to black lace here, striped out and vested […]

Weekend Wear: Olive

Olive Maxi Dress – Forever21, my sister bought it for me! Tank top – H&M Belt – H&M Necklaces – Madewell and Banana Rebublic Shoes – Zara My lovely sister bought this dress for me and shipped it from San Diego!  So sweet!  I love maxi dresses because they don’t require much thinking.  They’re also […]

Weekend Wear: Bow Print Dress

Silk Bow Print Dress – Marc by Marc Jacobs Necklace – Banana Republic Shoes – Miu Miu Purse – Chanel Back from Boston (more pictures on that later!) and back to work… Happy Monday!!!

Weekend Wear: Stripes & Shorts

Striped Shirt – Urban Outfitters Cuffed Shorts – Forever21 Necklace – Banana Republic Hat – H&M Oxford Wedges – Rag & Bone Purse – Chanel Happy Friday!!! 

Wearing Now: Old Sweater

Sweater – BCBG Cropped trousers – J.Crew Necklaces – Banana Republic & Forever21 Belt – Gucci Oxford Wedges – Rag & Bone Purse – Louis Vuitton Happy Friday!  It’s a casual Friday in the office – but I’m opting for something other than jeans today.  I resurrected this sweater during a spring cleaning session at […]

Wearing Now: All Linen

Linen shirt – Lafayette 148 Linen pencil skirt – Zara Necklace – Banana Republic Belt – Urban Outfitters Shoes – Emporio Armani I love linen.  That is, until I’ve been wearing it for about 3 minutes and 42 seconds.  Long enough to sit down, say my ABCs and stand up again.  =) I found this shirt on clearance […]

Wearing Now: Work Uniform

Gold Silk Blouse – Joie Floral Cardigan – Missoni Pencil Skirt – Dolce & Gabbana Necklaces – Banana Republic & Forever 21 Pumps – Fendi Pencil Skirt + tucked in Silk Blouse + Cardigan + Pumps = my Standard Work Uniform.  It never fails.  And my Fendi heels (making their debut on this blog) are […]


Necklaces – Banana Republic Decorative Glass Platter – Handmade by my talented sister-in-law, Tama My hubby has politely requested that I retire my Banana Republic chandelier necklaces (at least for the short-term).  I can’t help that it’s my *perfect* necklace and it has been beyond versatile.  So long, necklaces… ’til next week!!!!  =)  This lovely glass platter was made […]

Weekend Wear: Rag & Bone Wedges and Shorts

Silk Ruffle Blouse – BCBG Cuffed Shorts – Zara Belt – Gucci Necklace – Banana Republic Lace up Oxfords – Rag & Bone Clutch – Chanel A departure from my standard heeled pump!  I’m so excited to add something different to my closet.  My only worry?  Scuffing a nude colored wedge…is not pretty.  Let’s hope it doesn’t […]

Weekend Wear: JacketDress

Jacket/Dress – H&M Jean Shorts – Forever21 Necklaces – Banana Republic Belt – Miu Miu Shoes – Zara Scarf – Burberry Purse – Chanel Happy Monday!  This is the same jacket from here and here.  Zipped and belted, it doubles as a dress (although shorts are still a requirement).  And I’m still shamelessly overwearing my […]

Weekend Wear: Saturday Jeans

Leather Jacket – Theory Blouse – Zara Jeans – Forever21 Necklace – Banana Republic Booties – Giuseppe Zanotti Purse – Chanel And, one of the few times my Afternoon Craving has turned into an actual purchase… Rag & Bone Oxford Wedges, Saks The wedges are even cuter in person – the heel is a nice 4.25″ […]

Wearing Now (The Unposted Edition)

A few of my Wearing Now outfits that never made it to a post for some reason or another… [Wearing Now: Leopard Again] Tee – Forever21 Skirt and Scarf – H&M Belt – Urban Outfitters Shoes – Giuseppe Zanotti Purse – Chanel [Wearing Now: Casual Office Day] Jacket – H&M Shirt – from my Mom’s closet […]

Weekend Wear: Deja vu

Dress – Jean Paul Gaultier for Target Belt – Urban Outfitters Necklace – Banana Republic Flats – Elie Tahari Purse – Chanel Deju va with this outfit.  Down to the accessories!  But I can’t help it – I love this dress and it has been one of my favorite Spring purchases so far.  It’s still available […]

Wearing Now: Making Leather Work for Work

Leather Jacket – Theory Lavella Motorcycle Jacket White Silk Blouse – Banana Republic Pencil Skirt – Etro Necklaces – Forever21 Belt – J.Crew Shoes – Yves Saint Laurent Puse – Chanel I wouldn’t typically choose leather for work, especially in a “motorcycle” cut, but when I noticed that it would go perfectly with my color-blocked Etro […]

Wearing Now: Easter Pink

Dress – H&M Cardigan – DKNY Belt – Urban Outfitters Necklace – Banana Republic Shoes – Forever21 HAPPY EASTER!

Wearing Now: Pleats & A Blazer

Gray Blazer – Max Azria Runway Pale Dress – H&M Necklace – Banana Republic Belt – J.Crew Heels – Emporio Armani Purse – Chanel Happy Monday, friends!  I had a great weekend: part relaxing (lovely park time, a couple of great movies) and part carousing (a fantastic dancing night in SOMA/the Mission with Michele and Amanda at DNA Lounge, […]

Weekend Wear: The Proenzas Meet the Ground

Oversized Cardigan – Rachel Rachel Roy Dark Skinny Jeans – Forever21 Necklaces – A mix of Banana Republic and Forever21 and random Purse – Chanel Heels – Proenza Schouler I love these shoes so much, can you tell (by the picture overload?)?!  They’re surprisingly alright to walk in.  I won’t dare say easy because 5.9″ heels […]

Weekend Wear: Napa Again

After Friday’s festivities, we spent Saturday in Napa and it was lovely! We tasted at Opus One, Peju and Regusci (favorite!), dined at Go Fish and picked up a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake on our way home. Amaaazing. I was so excited to finally wear the dress I had picked up at a recent […]

Weekend Wear: One Shoulder

Dress – Banana Republic Belt – J.Crew Cardigan – French Connection Booties – Giuseppe Zannotti Purse – Chanel Bracelet – Forever21 I kicked off my birthday weekend in this fun one-shouldered dress from Banana Republic.  Enjoyed a lovely dinner at Slanted Door (one of my favorites) with the hubby and met up with friends for […]

Weekend Wear: Jean Paul Gaultier for Target

I am loving this dress.  Seriously, loving.  When I purchased it at (since I hadn’t been in the store to see any of the items) one of the reviewers said that this was the “sleeper hit” of the entire line, and I have to agree wholeheartedly.  I can see how the length might be […]

Wearing Now: Printed Shirt…and That Missoni Skirt Again

Skirt – Missoni Shirt – Zara Necklace – Banana Republic Shoes – Emporio Armani Purse – Chanel Happy Wednesday, friends!  You saw this skirt paired with a striped shirt, here.  And you also saw it paired with nude tones, here.  This one goes down as the look from 1968.  Did I get the decade right?  […]

Wearing Now: Striped Blazer

Striped Blazer – Zara Navy Pencil Skirt – Moschino Cheap & Chic Yellow Tank Top – Forever21 Belt – Urban Outfitters Necklace – Banana Republic Shoes – Christian Louboutin Purse – Chanel Happy Monday!!! I don’t really love the way this blazer pictured.  It looks much cuter in-person.  Regardless, I think I would recommend going […]

Weekend Wear: Stripes and Flowers

Striped Shirt – Urban Outfitters Flowery Silk Skirt – BCBG Belt – Urban Outfitters Leather Jacket – BCBG Scarf – H&M Necklace – Banana Republic Sunglasses – Forever21 (really? really.) Heels – Christian Louboutin Purse – Chanel Spent some time at Rodeo Beach (Black Sands Beach) and then enjoyed lunch on the patio at Sam’s […]

(Not) Wearing Now: Turtleneck and Florals

Happy Monday!  Navy Turtleneck – Forever21 Floral Skirt – BCBG Necklace – Banana Republic Belt – Forever21 Tights – DKNY Booties – Giuseppe Zanotti Purse – Chanel How was your weekend? 

Wearing Now: Umbrella Time!

The forecast today? Rain.  Tomorrow?  Rain.  The next day?  Rain.  Next week?  Rain. (Happy Monday, by the way!) White Silk Blouse – Banana Republic Creme Cardigan – DKNY High-Waisted Tulip Skirt – BCBG Tights – DKNY Skinny Belt – J.Crew Necklace – Banana Republic Booties – Giuseppe Zanotti Lace Driving Gloves – Club Monaco Big […]

Wearing Now: A Mix of Grays and Blues

Happy Friday!!! It’s supposed to rain for the next ten days or more, so I’m taking advantage of the last sunny day we have for a long dreary time.  Looks like my rain boots are going to get a lot’a love! I know I’ve mentioned how much I adore cardigans – they’re a staple in my closet […]

Dressy Weekend Wear: That Shirt Again

Happy Wednesday!  The weekend is almost here again!  The best way to celebrate the mid-way mark is a happy hour with one of my best friends, Michele.  Counting down the hours…! I promised to show you how this shirt/tunic took me from day to night over the weekend.  Simple, really. Blue Plaid Silk Chiffon Tunic – Patterson […]

Casual Weekend Wear: Leggings

I’ve never worn leggings before. That’s right, friends.  I’ve never worn leggings before.  These aren’t even true leggings, they’re mid-calf workout pants that don’t get very much any use anymore.  I like that they didn’t wrinkle like skinny jeans when tucked into my flat boots, so I might be on board with leggings now, gasp!  […]