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 A simple look for work today (and I’ve really loved wearing/re-wearing these trousers – they have the perfect amount of stretch!).  I’m getting excited for Christmas (and ok, I can’t lie: my excitement is in part because my sister shipped Lucia this present – can’t wait to see her face when she opens it)! If you’re traveling […]


 Happy Monday! After a stormy week, we enjoyed a brief (and much appreciated) bit of sunshine over the weekend. I’m in panic mode for holiday shopping (have to meet those shipping deadlines!), so having a dry day or two to run from store to store at the outdoor mall was helpful. Although every year I […]


 Pairing a high-contrast black & white outfit with my go-to holiday beauty look from Nordstrom: red lips and a touch of shimmer. I start with Bobbi Brown foundation, then contour and highlight using Charlotte Tilbury’s “Filmstar Bronze and Glow” palatte, and brighten my undereye area with Yves Saint Laurent’s Touch Eclat (my favorite beauty product […]


 When in San Diego for a 76-degree Thanksgiving weekend: wear the leather mini. We enjoyed a ‘cousins’ night out in Del Mar – the kind that made your belly ache from laughter and that ended with french fries and chicken tenders at the local late-night restaurant. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! PS: Scored a […]


 I can’t help but fall back on this simple recipe all too often: a white blouse (an essential), a pencil skirt (in this case, in leather or faux leather to add a little interest) and a trench coat (cool details on this one made it hard to resist). I enjoyed a quick little getaway to […]

Pop of Color

 I’m finally seeing the light at the end of a tunnel for a big work project: important milestones have been reached and elements are finally falling into place. Don’t you love that feeling? No time for celebration just yet… although if there were to be a prize right now, surely it could be this gorgeous thing? […]


 Halloween was so much fun – Lucia was in awe of everything. She was most excited about an adult Gumby and a toddler zebra (she calls her stuffed version “bee-bra”). And she didn’t seem to mind her own costume, surprisingly! Another weekend down, another workweek ahead! Happy Monday! *** Leather jacket – IRO thanks to Intermix […]


 The weather is finally starting to cool again and my pants are about to get a lot more love again. (Although, to be honest, living in northern California has its advantages… being able to wear skirts year-round is one of them!) I’m drawn to trousers with a center crease (or in this case a seam), […]

Great Lengths

 Playing with proportions in this outfit and pairing lengths I would have never dared to pair years ago (wasn’t it one of the ‘rules’?). As it seems nowadays, there aren’t any rules. And I love that. *** Vest – Rachel Comey (here and here) Blouse – Theory (here) Trousers – Zara (from 2 years ago, […]


 Happy Monday! Pulling out my favorite fall color in a few different textures (leather and knits all season long!). Hope you have a great start to your week! *** Sweater – Zara (here) Blouse – Theory (here) Skirt – ALC (old, but similar here) Loafers – thanks to Everlane (love them! here) Purse – Chanel […]


 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 […]

New York (Three)

 My final outfit from New York – although I promptly changed into these sneakers for the last bit of exploring before heading out for the airport. A couple of wonderful discoveries on this trip: Momofuku Saam Bar (pork belly buns!) and their Milk bar across the street (compost cookie!), The Ship (for a relaxing drink […]

New York (One)

 Hello New York! There is definitely a magic about this city – love it. As soon as I arrived, I had the opportunity to enjoy my first Monique Lhuillier show, then headed to Jill Stuart, Rebecca Taylor and Tibi the following morning. What a whirlwind 24 hours! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Blouse […]


 Happy Friday! I’m spending the next 4 days or so in New York – can’t wait to see friends new and old, experience a handful of shows and explore the city with Kristine. It’s going to be a fun girl’s trip! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for visiting! *** […]


 Happy weekend! I spent Thursday evening at Domaine Chandon in Yountville learning how to make delicious sparkling cocktails (strawberries and summer savory was my favorite!), and enjoying dinner and the company of some wonderful people. It was the perfect way to kick off a long weekend. Hope you’re enjoying yours! *** Blazer – Theory (sold […]

Summer Suit

 When PayPal and Neiman Marcus asked me to contribute to their summer style guide, I knew exactly what I wanted to share: my summer suit. This version might not be for office hours (although it could easily be with an ankle length pant or even a longer bermuda-style short, depending on the dress code!) but it’s certainly […]


 As a new mother, I’ve learned to look forward to things that make me feel like I’ve indulged in a quick little “me” moment, for example, putting on lipstick. Even better? A new lipstick. I don’t quite have time for a massive overhaul of my beauty routine, so when I want to feel like I’m […]


 Things I love: crisp white shirts (with a stand-out detail like this one), light buttery leather (this one is several years old but I’ve never been able to part with it), and the ultimate cool-girl sunnies (classic but fresh at the same time). Want to win $500 towards a new pair of sunglasses or two? Starting […]


 Happy Wednesday! I keep getting the same haircut (over 2 years now?!) which is, I must admit, incredibly boring of me. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit! And on the topic of habits… Another habit seems to be forming… Sophie Hulme. Enough said. *** Blouse – thanks to M.PATMOS (here) Purse – Sophie […]

Over the Knee

Leather jacket – Theory (similar here, also here under $300) Dress – thanks to Ella Moss Ring – Atlantic-Pacific x BaubleBar (here) Bracelet – Vita Fede Purse – thanks to B Brian Atwood (here) Over the knee boots – Prada at Nordstrom (here) Lipstick – Estee Lauder in Scarlet Siren (new favorite red, here) What […]


Sweater – thanks to Theory (here) Pants – H&M Maternity (similar here under $50) Scarf – Burberry Cuff – Tory Burch (new style here) Bracelet – J.Crew Clutch – Derek Lam Sandals – Alexander Wang (here and here) Sunglasses – Celine thanks to Polyvore Is it already Wednesday?!  Hope you’re having a great week so […]

Dallas for a Weekend

Dress – Zara (here) Blouse – Theory (similar here – plus 25% Friends and Family sale!) Bracelet – J.Crew (here) Purse – Celine Heels – Alexander Wang (here and here) Happy Monday!  I spent the weekend in Dallas with some wonderful bloggers for a conference.  Had a great time catching up with the ladies and also managed […]

Classic Trench

Dress – Mango (on sale for $35 here!) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Trench – Burberry (here) Sunglasses – Celine thanks to Polyvore (similar here) Purse – Celine Flats – Valentino (here in signature Valentino red, black wedge version here) The transition from heavenly resort vacation to reality (work, work, and more work!) hit me like […]

Black and White

Jacket – Zara (here) Dress – thanks to Rebecca Taylor (here) Blouse – Theory (here) Bracelet – J.Crew (here) Purse – thanks to Loeffler Randall (here) Flats – J.Crew Happy Monday! I enjoyed a gorgeous weekend in San Francisco with a quick jump over to Berkeley for the Cal v Colorado basketball game and dinner […]

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 […]

See You Tonight!

Jacket – Topshop (here) Blouse – Theory (similar here on sale) Pants – thanks to Manoukian (they’re a closet staple & under $90, here) Necklace – thanks to Brandy Pham Purse – Celine Heels – Prada (here) One of my new favorite coats for the season, I was pleasantly surprised when it arrived: it has a great […]

Suited Up

Suit – thanks to Tibi (here and here) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Necklace – thanks to Christopher Kane for Swarovski (here) Bracelet – J.Crew Ring – vintage Heels – Prada (here) Purse – Celine Loving this perfectly playful and modern spin on the classic suit – I was crazy about it when I saw […]


Blouse – Theory (similar here) Sweater – Gap Leather skirt – ALC (similar here) Necklace – thanks to Christopher Kane for Swarovski (here) Purse – thanks to Rebecca Minkoff (similar here) Heels – Lanvin  Weekends have been flying by now that it’s football season (Cal Bears season ticket holders! Colorado Buffaloes traveling fans! San Francisco […]


Jacket – Club Monaco (now on sale here!) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Trousers – Zara (similar here on sale) Bracelets – J.Crew, Club Monaco and thanks to Reed Krakoff Necklace – Topshop (similar here) Purse – Celine Heels – Stella McCartney (here) Happy Monday! The weeks have been going by so quickly – it’s […]

Weekend Denim

Blouse – Levi’s (similar here) Jacket – thanks to JBrand (here or here) Leather shorts – Theory Necklace – J.Crew (similar here) Bracelets – Club Monaco (similar here) and CC Skye thanks to Yishike Purse – Celine Sunglasses – Prada (here) Heels – Lanvin  Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!

White and Gray

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Blazer – Elizabeth & James (here and on sale here) Trousers – Derek Lam (similar here 70% off) Bracelet – CC Skye and Isharya thanks to Yishike Necklace – thanks to Albeit Jewelry (here) Purse – Celine Heels – Stella McCartney (here)Sunglasses – Prada (here) Happy Thursday!! Thank you so […]

White and Tan

Sweater – Gap (under $20! here) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Skirt – Missoni  Bracelets – Club Monaco and CC Skye thanks to Yishike (similar here) Purse – Celine (similar here) Heels – Stella McCartney (lower heel version here) Sunglasses – Prada (new favorites, can you tell? here) Recently bought a few sweaters online at Gap…only […]

Pale Pinks

Blazer – FindersKeepers at StitchFix (sign up for your fix here!) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Pants – thanks to JBrand (on sale here!) Bracelets – thanks to Wanderlust & Co. Sunglasses – Prada (here) Purse – Celine Sandals – Fendi  Happy Friday friends!  Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Summer Grays

Leather jacket – Theory (similar here, love the back!) Trousers – Derek Lam (similar here in darker gray) Blouse – Zara (love this dramatic version here) Purse – Celine Heels – Schutz thanks to Collective Habit (here) Hope you’re having a great week so far! 


Sweater – Cos (recently purchased in Paris, similar here) Leather shorts – Theory (on clearance sale here!) Sterling silver cuff – Thistle & Bee, thanks to Jewelista (here) Sandals – Zara (similar here) Purse – Chanel A simple summer outfit to show off some silver – namely, this sterling Zebra cuff by Thistle & Bee. […]

First Signs of Summer

Blouse – Marc by Marc Jacobs (here, here or here!) Leather shorts – Theory (similar here) Sandals – J.Crew (similar here) Clutch – thanks to Tory Burch (similar here with versatile shoulder strap) It’s getting really, really warm in San Francisco…and I’m not complaining!  There’s nothing quite like enjoying dinner while it’s still bright out […]


Feather trim blazer – Elizabeth and James (here, here and here) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Jeans – Forever21 (here) Cuff – Tory Burch (similar here) Ring – Isharya thanks to Yishike Clutch – Celine Heels – Chloe (another not-so-basic basic black pump here – love it!) Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!  I’m spending mine […]

Black & White

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Jacket – thanks to All Saints (get it here!) Skirt – Stella McCartney Purse – Chanel Bracelet – CC Skye thanks to Yishike (newly restocked online here!) Ring – Vintage Heels – Chloe (similar here on sale in beige!) Running around like crazy and will have to keep this short […]

Track Pants

Blazer – Alexander Wang (similar here – see the back!) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Pants – Zara (similar here and here) Heels – thanks to Collective Habit (here) Purse – Chanel Happy Wednesday friends!

At Macys

Blouse – Bar III from Macys (similar here) Dress – See by Chloe from Macys (also available online here and here) Blazer – Theory from Macys (also available online here)Makeup – thanks to the Laura Mercier teamShoes – my own, ChloeJewelry – my own, CC Skye and Isharya A few photos from the Macys Spring Fashion […]

NYFW (Two)

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Sweater – Gap Trousers – J.Crew (here) Bracelet – CC Skye thanks to Yishike (available here too) Coat – Burberry Brit (available in gray here) Purse – Celine (similar here) Heels – Chloe (similar here) I’m having a lovely time in New York!  Enjoyed my second show (Rebecca Minkoff – pics […]

Black and Tan

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Dress – Zara  Blazer – Alexander Wang (similar here) Sunglasses – courtesy of David Yurman (here) Jewelry – Club Monaco and CC Skye/Isharya courtesy of Yishike Booties – Bottega Veneta (sold out here but similar here) Purse – Chanel Enjoying the sunshine-filled weekend!  I’ll be heading to Minneapolis for work […]

From Warmer Days

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Leather jacket – ALC (similar here for 60% off) Pants – Zara Necklace – ABS Allen Schwartz Sunglasses – D&G courtesy of Sunglass Hut Heels – Alaia Feeling especially festive for my company holiday party this evening (hosted by yours truly!).  I’ll be donning a lovely (work-appropriate) holiday dress from […]

Graphic Stripes

Trench cape – Stella McCartney (similar here and a wintery tweed version here) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Dress – Max & Co  Ring – H&M Watch – Burberry Men’s (similar here) Heels – Chloe Sunglasses – D&G, courtesy of Sunglass Hut Happy Monday!

Sunday Casual

Cape – Zara Shirt – Forever21  Leather shorts – Theory Clutch – courtesy of Tory Burch Sandals – J.Crew Sunglasses – Stella McCartney Looking forward to an exciting week ahead in Minneapolis and Chicago.  Lots of events to attend while I’m there and a particularly special event to attend as soon as I get back […]

Hand Knitted

Hand knitted cowl – courtesy of Lucky 14Leather shorts – Theory Sweater – courtesy of Simply AudreyWatch – Burberry Men’s Necklace – courtesy of OFINASunglasses – Stella McCartneyHeels – AlaiaPurse – Chanel Trying to get as much mileage out of these buttery-soft leather shorts over the weekend as possible, especially while we enjoy the best weather we’ve […]

Navy Blue

Sweater – courtesy of Alainn Bella (here) Blouse – Theory (similar here) Trousers – Zara Ring – H&M Clutch – courtesy of Tory Burch (here) Heels – Chloe Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (here) On my Fall essentials shopping list: A new winter coat (as soon as the weather cools off I’ll be sharing my “Something New” […]

Olive and Khaki

Blouse – Theory (similar here) Sweater – courtesy of Simply Audrey (here) Shorts – H&M (similar here for 70% off!) Bracelets – CC Skye courtesy of JoyaCHIC and Bulgari courtesy of Vogue Influencer Network Ring – CC Skye courtesy of JoyaCHIC Purse – Chanel Shoes – Miu Miu Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (here) My weekend […]

Weekend Leather Shorts

Trench cape – Stella McCartney (lusting after this similar black one) Blouse – Zara (similar in silk here) Shorts – Theory (on sale for $215 here) Necklace – courtesy of Brandy Pham Jewelry Ring – CC Skye courtesy of JoyaCHIC Sandals – J.Crew Purse – Celine Sunglasses – Stella McCartney (here) I spent most of […]

Purple and Burgundy

Blouse – Theory (in nude, a must-have! similar here and another on sale here) Sweater – courtesy of GAP Trousers – Zara (no longer online, but similar on sale here) Tweed jacket – courtesy of Ruche Ring – H&M Chain link bracelet – J.Crew (eyeing this one next) Spike bracelets, necklace and earrings – CC […]

Summer Leather Shorts

Gingham shirt – J.Crew ($19 sale purchase, similar here) Leather shorts – Theory (on sale here and here and would love a Fall version like this one!) Link Bracelet – J.Crew (similar here)Box chain bracelets – courtesy of Towne & Reese  Bangles – courtesy of Alex and Ani Ring – H&M Sandals – J.Crew Purse – […]

Shorts & Bruises

Shorts – Siwy (about 6 years old but all-time favorite denim shorts! similar here) Blouse – Theory (similar here and love this one here) Trench cape – Stella McCartney (similar here) Ring – courtesy of Kendra Scott Bracelets – J.Crew, courtesy of Towne & Reese and Alex and Ani Heels – Lanvin Purse – Celine […]

Wearing Now: Motorcycle Jacket

 Jacket – Zara Blouse – Theory (similar here or here – a nude collared blouse is a must in my opinion!) Trousers – Zara Ring – H&M Bracelets – J.Crew and courtesy of Towne & Reese and Alex and Ani Purse – Gucci Heels – Yves Saint Laurent Lips – Estee Lauder Bitten Fig A […]

Wearing Now: Mini

Trench cape – Stella McCartney Silk blouse – Theory (available in a beautiful Red Ochre here!) Skirt – Zara Ring – courtesy of Kendra Scott Bracelets – J.Crew and courtesy of Towne & Reese and Alex and Ani Heels – Chloe, similar here Purse – Chanel Lip color – Revlon Wild Orchid August is just […]

Wearing Now: Neutral Summer Knits & Trousers

Sweater – courtesy of Anarchy Street Use Code: 9to5Chic to get 10% off at Anarchy Street!  Ends next Friday.Blouse – Theory Trousers – Zara Necklaces – courtesy of Albeit and Sheyna Jewelry Bracelets – J.Crew, courtesy of Towne & Reese and Alex and Ani Ring – H&M Sunglasses – D&G, courtesy of Sunglass Hut Heels […]

Weekend Florals

Floral dress – courtesy of Alainn Bella (wearing a Medium) Gingham shirt – J.Crew Leather jacket – Theory Necklace – courtesy of Albeit Jewelry Bracelets – J.Crew, Club Monaco and courtesy of Towne & Reese Sandals – J.Crew Sunglasses – H&M Purse – Celine Enjoyed a quick trip to Portland to see family and made […]

Wearing Now: Long Dress & Leather

Leather Jacket – Theory, Dress – H&M, Belt – J.Crew, Scarf – Urban Outfitters, Shoes – Giuseppe Zanotti, Purse – Chanel Happy Friday, friends!  I’m anticipating a big, big meal with family this evening (tapas night!) and I’m fully prepared in this loose and stretchy long dress.  Plus the belt has room to grow! You […]

CliffordStyle & Weekend Wear: Bigger Stripes

Striped boxy shirt – Zara Leather jacket – Theory Lavella  Jeans – Forever21 Booties – Giuseppe Zanotti On Sunday I was invited to join 3 other ladies from San Francisco for a photo shoot of before & afters (the afters included hair and makeup by none other than Clifford Hashimoto of CliffordStyle)! Boy, is it […]

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: Printed Dress

Leather Jacket – Theory Print Dress – Rachel Rachel Roy Heels – Yves Saint Laurent Sometimes the best outfits are the ones that take only three lines to fully list in the credits.  Simple, no fret.  And all pieces you’ve seen before.  =) It’s my hubby’s birthday this weekend (HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUBBY!!!!).  I’m looking forward to […]