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 Feminine ruffles and a whimsical polka dot print in dress form: my summer Friday look. Also, I love and wear these loafers so much – I *finally* jumped at getting the suede version after watching it get marked down again and again (here!). Hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by! *** Ruffle […]

Fall List

 It’s mid-August and we’re already seeing signs of Fall in San Francisco – heavy fog and we’re lucky if we get temperatures in the 70s. San Francisco is made for Fall fashion, and it’s not a coincidence that Fall is my favorite season for clothing. A few things that are on my must-have list at […]


 A brand new week! I was ambitious when I mentioned trying to take a real bath over the weekend… it seems even with a quiet weekend time manages to slip away. Hope that’s not the case with my to-do list this week, it’s a long one! Thanks for visiting and happy Monday! *** Skirt – Zimmermann […]


 Looking forward to a quiet family weekend – the kind that involves a lot of cuddles with Lucia, walks with the dogs and slow easy mornings. We are not morning people so weekdays are (literally) a rude awakening. I might even try to carve out some time for a real bath – that would be […]

Everyday Ballet

 Lucia got her fill of ballet this summer with a number of ballet camps and classes. Seeing her put on her ballet shoes reminded me of mine from when I was young and practiced at a little studio in Fremont with a wonderful woman named Yoko. All of those years taught me that how you […]

Alaska (Three)

 Exploring Alaska with my little one – a FOUR-YEAR-OLD now(!). She’s opinionated about what she wears (dresses, always – not sure how I managed to get her in just a top and pants for this day!), how her hair is done (I clearly need to work on my braiding skills), and which stuffed animal joins […]

Alaska (Two)

 A stop-off at Ward Lake on the way to our cousin’s house for the evening get-together with our 40(!) family members. I still can’t get over the neverending sea of trees – so much beauty in this place, and yet we’re only seeing .00001% of what Alaska has to offer (it’s the size of 3 […]

Alaska (One)

 We made it to Ketchikan, Alaska! Will share more in the coming days but suffice it to say: it’s breathtakingly beautiful. Nature at its finest. Thanks for stopping by! *** Top – H&M (here) Jeans – Madewell (here) Purse – Lo & Sons (such a good travel buy for $148! here) Sneakers – Kenneth Cole (my […]


 Stepping into the week in an easy one-piece wonder (it’s the way to go in the summer!). I had ordered this new chain for my current favorite bag ages ago (or what feels like ages ago!) – so worth the wait. It “dresses” it up, and I’ll be trying it on a few other purses as […]


 Happy Friday!! My easy uniform when I don’t have time to think about getting dressed: wear one color! We’re counting down the days til our trip to Alaska for a family reunion with my husband’s side of the family – forecast is rainy and high to 60s though, so we’re hoping to bring some California […]

Black & Camel

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far and thanks for stopping by! *** Dress – Ann Taylor (here | similar in blush pink here; similar in stripe here; and similar for under $30 here) Jacket – Sportmax (similar styles priced high to low: here, here and here) Flats – Paul […]


 Good morning and happy Monday! I’ve been a fan of MM.LaFleur for a long time and was so excited to finally try the Bento Box, a selection of 4-6 work wardrobe staples hand-picked for you based on your style and fit preferences.  Of the five garments I received, all except the jardigan are machine-washable. It’s […]


 Happy Friday!! My current obsession: full midi skirts (love this striped version here) paired with tucked-in tees. It’s comfortable to wear all day and feels like summer! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. *** Tee – Ann Taylor (now 40% off! here | similar styles: here, here and here with crew neck) Skirt – Ann Taylor (now 40% off! here | also […]


 Happy Thursday! It’s been an eventful week for me: on Monday I helped to host an intimate dinner with some of my favorite local women benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with Bumble and BumbleBFF for #BumbleGivesBack. On Tuesday the hubby and I celebrated our 8 year wedding anniversary (whoa!) with a sushi dinner in […]

Weekend in Santa Barbara

 Made it back to the Bay Area last night after my fun-filled weekend in Santa Barbara with four of my girl cousins. My favorites: dinner at The Lark, shopping in Montecito and on State Street (consignment shopping especially!), lattes at French Press, and endless time spent relaxing and chatting. Getting to spend the weekend together was […]


 Hello from Santa Barbara! Running out to explore, hope you have a wonderful weekend! PS: This blouse is such an amazing find at under $50!!! My favorite item from the sale, for sure. *** Blouse – Halogen (early access sale for $45! here) Earrings – Anthropologie (here) Jeans – Mother Denim (just bought this pair […]

Corset Details

 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Heading to Santa Barbara this weekend with my cousins – can’t wait! On my packing (wish!)list: These fun, festive sandals for the pool (love the leather palm leaves!) Striped swimsuits: I love the higher neck on this one, and this one makes a fun pattern with stripes Since the only things […]


 Wearing this blazer non-stop – and I find myself looking for similar styles: a little boxy but slim in the arms, hip-length, and bonus points if it has unique detailing (like the leather pockets on the one I’m wearing!). A few I’ve bookmarked: Under $100: In blush here for $75, in a neutral soft boucle here […]


 Cheers to the short week – it’s Fri-YAY! We’ve had so much fun with a “revolving door” of visitors lately! This weekend will be quiet though, time to take care of errands and normal weekend things, like picking up fresh strawberries and getting in some playground time with Lucia. Hope you have a wonderful weekend […]


 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Back into the swing of things after an extra long weekend off and a fun 4th of July BBQ with friends. Next up: a quick visit from my parents, a weekender in Santa Barbara, and our summer trip to Alaska for a family reunion. July is going to fly by! Hope […]

Happy 4th

 Happy 4th! Having a little BBQ at home today to celebrate – hope you have a wonderful holiday! *** Dress – Ann Taylor (50% off last day! here) Jacket – Sportmax (similar styles priced high to low: here, here, here and here) Sandals – Hermes (similar here and here or Hermes ones on consignment: here) Necklace […]


 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Inadvertently continuing on with the “no shoulder” theme from Monday in today’s outfit – it’s hard to resist all of the cold-shoulder options right now. Hope you’re having a good week so far! *** Sweater – Milly (here | similar styles under $200 priced high to low: here, here and here) […]

Weekend One-Shoulder

 Balancing out a ruffled feminine top with cropped khakis – weekend relaxing at its best! Hope you had a good one! *** One-shoulder ruffle top – Ann Taylor (here | also in black here, or versions for less than $25: here, here, here and here) Pant – Ann Taylor (here | similar by Vince here) Flats […]


 It feels like summer is firmly here: we’ve been experiencing a heatwave over the last few days, Lucia is in summer school having fun, and we’re hosting family and friends who are staying with us over the next few weeks. Lots to look forward to! Hope your week is going well, thanks for stopping by! […]

Springtime Blues

 Blue cashmere and blue stripes – a combo I’ll be re-wearing in no time. How was your weekend? Ours was a great one… finally our weekends are becoming ours again. No more renovation, no more moving, phew! We met up with friends at the  Tiburon Classic Car Show, had a Father’s Day sushi dinner (Daigo is […]


 Three things: This skirt (located the exact same one on consignment here!) – In my closet for *I think* 9 years, it has always been a special one. I found it during a huge sale here (and is it cheesy that I still remember the thrill of finding it in the sale section in the store?!)… I […]

Floral and Tweed

 Feeling all kinds of flirty, feminine and confident in this matching floral set for work today. It’s equal parts romantic and sophisticated – the fuss-free day-to-night outfit that I can depend on to get me through the day. That, and a double vanilla latte, of course! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and thank you for […]

Black and Camel

 Weekend relaxation at its best! I “shopped” my closet and pulled out this old full midi skirt from a few years ago. Classic will always outlast trendy – which makes it an easy excuse for investing in pieces that fit the classic category. Hope you had a wonderful weekend too! *** Jacket – Ann Taylor (here) Top […]

Trench Coat Love

 It’s no secret that I love, love, love trench coats. They are the epitome of classic, the best investments I’ve made (remember the Stella McCartney one I wore endlessly for several years?), and among my favorite items in my closet. I’ve scored many of them at sale season (including the Gucci one I’m wearing here), […]

3 Days in Bar III

 Good morning! I partnered with Bar III to share some of their latest arrivals: modern pieces to mix in with what I already have in my closet to make things feel fresh and current. My favorite piece is the romantic white cold-shoulder top but the jumpsuit was a surprise winner for me too! Loved how my […]


 We got a rare date night out and headed to our favorite meal: sushi. After our trip to Japan last year, we decided that we would, without hesitation, travel there every year if we could. Probably not going to happen this year (sad face!), but there’s always next! ‘Til then, we’ll take our sushi dinner and think […]


 Weekend goals: unpack everything and enjoy our newly installed floors! Phew. It’s been a journey (that’s for sure) – one that we didn’t expect would be so complicated and fraught with challenges. I’ll save those lessons learned for another post (it’ll be a long one!). PS: The moment I saw this jacket at Ann Taylor, I knew […]


 Good morning and happy Thursday! I took notes from Vince’s Spring collection and paired a rust colored jacket and pant (under $100!) with a baby blue sweater. Spring’s version of rust is my favorite right now! Hope you’re having a great week and thank you for visiting! *** Jacket – Halogen (here) Sweater – J.Crew (here) […]

Blue Tuesday

 Good morning and hope your week is off to a great start! *** Trousers – Ann Taylor (love this color! I had been eyeing this pair but found the ones I’m wearing for less! here) Blouse – Theory (still available here | also here in cotton, or in silk sleeveless here, long sleeve option here, and […]

Linen Stripes

 Good morning and happy Thursday! Sharing a recent trench find under $150 – and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the best versions out there at this price range. Three more great options under $150: This one by Topshop is well under $150 and I love the oversized cut and detail at the sleeve. This […]

Easier than Silk

 Good morning and happy Monday! Excited to be partnering with Ministry of Supply again (remember this post here?) – and this time I’m in my favorite shades of gray. The blouse is super stretchy and so easy to move in. Better yet? It’s machine washable and wrinkle resistant too. One less thing to dry clean […]

Classic Midi

 Keeping it short and sweet today – hope your weekend is wonderful! Thanks for visiting! *** Top – thanks to Worth New York (so luxurious for a tee! here) Skirt – thanks to Worth New York (here) Heels – Gianvito Rossi (newer style here) Purse – Fendi (bought it here) More midi skirts that caught my […]


 Mid-week revelations: It’s already May? Wait – it’s already mid-May?! Summer is coming(!) and these sandals are going to be my running-out-the-door shoes. Hope you’re having a good week! *** Jacket – Mute by JL (get 10% off with code “9to5chic” here) T-shirt – old by AG Jeans Trousers – Nina Ricci (from last year’s […]


 Kicking off Monday with a pop of pink, on repeat. I got to spend Mother’s Day with Lucia and with my mom – best way to spend the day! Thanks for stopping by and hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Blazer – MSGM (the brand has continued their ruffle moment, love the selection here | […]


 Good morning and happy Friday! You might have seen on my Instagram, but we’re getting a little dusty over here! New hardwood floors are being installed and I cannot be more excited. The process itself has been a little intimidating…who knew all of the types, finishes, and specifications involved in choosing hardwood floor?! Certainly not […]

Lucia at Three

 I’m feeling pretty lucky: I get to celebrate my third Mother’s Day with my favorite girl this weekend. Lucia at three is a hoot: she is a natural little actress, with comedic timing even! She wants to wear dresses all of the time, loves to climb trees and eats sushi. After a really wet, stormy winter, […]


 Head-to-toe in shades of rose, and testing the ‘trendy’ waters with a little volume in my sleeve! Hope you’re having a good week so far and thank you for visiting! *** Top – COS (here) Trousers – Vince (here | also in a pretty navy blue here; and a similar one in cream on sale […]

Flutter Sleeve

 Spent the weekend in summer-ready knits and comfy, swingy trousers. This will be my summer uniform! Hope you had a good one! *** Sweater – LOFT (here) Trousers – bought them here on sale Sandals – Hermes (similar here | also saw this pair on consignment) Sunglasses – Linda Farrow thanks to Avenue32 (still available here) […]


 Happy Friday! Sharing a few items that caught my eye below (sigh, add them to the wishlist!). It’s no surprise but I’m in love with (yet another) trench coat. Ha! Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead and thank you for visiting! *** Camo jacket – thanks to Sanctuary (here, here and here; another version for […]


 Good morning and happy Wednesday! Nothing like getting your daughter’s preschool class photos in the mail to make you realize that your baby is all grown up. How did that happen so quickly?! PS: My new favorite lipstick, and it’s in a chubby crayon format! Talk about easy to apply! It’s “Rose Violin” here. *** […]

Casual Monday

 “Shopping” my own closet and pulling out a blazer I’ve had for years now. Classic pieces like these never go out of style. Making it modern by pairing it with a romantic ruffle-sleeved blouse and my current favorite denim. I’m diving right into Monday – extra motivated to make it a productive one. Hope you had […]


 Finally – a sunshine-filled and warm weekend in the Bay Area! And the forecast says it’ll continue for the foreseeable (i.e. weeklong) future… Cheers to that. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! *** Blazer – Ann Taylor (on sale plus an extra 40% off! here | similar styles priced high to low: here, here and […]


 Wearing my most playful pair of sandals, recently found at Monnier Freres (a new online destination for fashion accessories!). Monnier Freres carries some of my favorite brands (Aquazzura, Marni, Stella McCartney to name a few), and I’ve also discovered a few new ones too (Ginette NY!). I had a whirlwind weekend in Dallas last weekend […]

Gingham Crush

*** Trench coat – Sonia Rykiel (here and here | similar style for less here) Jeans – Frame Denim (here) Flats – Chanel (bought them here for less!)


 In my Monday blues (navy and striped, to be precise) and throwing my favorite consignment find over my shoulders: this fuzzy camel Marni jacket. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! *** Blouse – Ann Taylor (sold out but a few more tie-sleeve and knot detail tops I love for under $40 with 40% off: here, […]

UNOde50 in San Francisco

 Good morning and happy weekend!! Excited to be sharing news about UNOde50, a Madrid-born handcrafted jewelry brand: they’ve opened their first SF store at Westfield San Francisco Centre! Exclusivity is their philosophy (hence the name UNOde50, or “one of fifty”), and they started out with the concept of creating only 50 one-of-a-kind units of each […]

Last from Hawaii

 I’m trying to figure out how two weeks have gone by since our trip to Oahu for my in-laws’ 50th wedding anniversary, but I can’t decide if it feels like ages ago or if it feels like yesterday. It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least. Give me the sun, sand and a warm beach […]

Golden Hour

 Chasing sunsets in Tiburon at the good ol’ hippie swing and taking advantage of this beautiful Springtime light too! I recently received a bottle of L’Occitane’s newest fragrance collection, Terre de Lumiere. It is exactly how I love my perfume to be: delicate and low-key with a hint of citrus – and yet somehow it’s warm and sensual […]

Black and Khaki

 Good morning and happy Tuesday! Another simple outfit comprised of: trench, blouse and trousers. I can’t argue with something that always works for work. Thanks for visiting! *** Trench – thanks to St. John (still available here) Blouse – Theory (similar here and here | also this one is a good find on sale) Trousers – Miu […]

Springtime Workwear

 Time for a Springtime work wardrobe update! My classics are always on rotation, but adding just a few new pieces in the season’s freshest colors and shapes make it feel like I have a whole new wardrobe. Some of my favorites for the season include: The Pant: if you’re up for the looser, relaxed shape […]

 Pink is the new neutral, so I know I’ll be wearing these sneakers as often as I can going forward. They’re too comfy not to.  Happy Friday!! It’s been a crazy week and I’m looking forward to getting a weekend to recharge. Thanks for visiting! *** Coat – Topshop (best jacket find at $150 this year! here) […]

Spring Print

Getting a head start on Easter in this Easter-appropriate look. Uncontrollably drawn to all this blush pink this season (more about that soon!! hint: I found the sneaker of my dreams!). It’s been a busy, busy week – squarely making up for the wonderful week of vacation last week. Isn’t that how it always goes? […]

Resort Ready

 Good morning and happy Monday! We got back over the weekend and had a day or two to adjust – but time to get back in the swing of things! But first, this outfit from Hawaii by Worth New York: crinkle pleats and the sweetest shell shank buttons across the shoulders and down the sides. […]

Easy Dressing

 A few days ago we paddle boarded out from Kailua beach to the aptly named Flat Island, a little bird sanctuary off the coast. We needed the 10 minutes of rest it took to circle the entire island after battling the waves to get there! Luckily, the ride back was fast and easy. My first time […]


 Good morning! Finding it more appropriate to dance (not walk) my way around while wearing this polka dotted dress from the new Karlie Kloss collection at Express. It’s one of those rare ones that just make you smile when you’re wearing it. Plus, the fabric is light and travels well (no creases!), it’s comfy and best […]