Skip to content

Posts tagged ‘What to Wear’

Combo Platter

December 14, 2011
tags: bag, clutch, coach, , , holiday party, , metallic, , , , , silver, , Tracy Reese, tulle skirt,
by Sonia

A bunch of you have asked me to share more photos of this outfit from my post a few days ago, so here you go! This was easily my favorite outfit of the three I shared, probably because of the soft tones that are juxtaposed by the edgy metallic blazer. Love a good combo like that - kind of like combo platters at fast food restaurants. You gotta go combo or else it’s just b-b-b-boring!

Ok, enough of combo platters.

Though I’m not one to repeat outfits that frequently, I have a feeling this one is going to come home to San Francisco with me this weekend because it’s calling for a holiday party STAT!

{ Elizabeth & James blazer, Tracy Reese skirt, vintage tank top, Marni heels, Coach clutch c/o }

// Photos by Emily Malan

Holiday Blowouts

November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving is practically a week away, I’ve booked my plane ticket back to San Francisco for Christmas, and I’ve got about five parties coming up in the next couple of weeks - suffice it to say, the holiday season is here!

Fa la la la la la la la la!

As with every holiday season (see here and here), I’m on the hunt for a few new festive dresses to make the coming month that much more exciting. While last year my picks were a bit more scattered, this year I’ve narrowed my party dress wishlist down to three categories/trends: bold patterns, updated LBDs, and sequins and embellishments. Now comes the even harder part of narrowing it down to just one or two pieces!

Which ones would you choose? (Keep in mind the Thanksgiving dress always needs a bit of room around the waist…)

  1. Tibi Rococo Print Dress - $462
  2. Betsey Johnson Envy the Heiress Dress - $398
  3. Edun Marble Silk Chiffon Dress - $500
  4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Panthera Shift Dress - $358
  5. Topshop Tinsel Fringe Dress - $120
  6. AllSaints Char Dress - $295
  7. Rebecca Taylor Lace Bustier - $425
  8. Vanessa Bruno Athé Black-Beaded Dress - $360
  9. Anthropologie Wink & Rimple Dress - $228
  10. AllSaints Erodes Dress - $495
  11. Vince Sequin-Embellished Crepe Dress - $495
  12. Philosophy di Alberta Ferreti Embellished Lace-Overlay Dress - $322


Come Sale Away

September 13, 2011
tags: antik batik, , best fall buys, best summer sales, current/elliott, fall sales, french connection, , malene birger, one by eddera, , pamela love, pencey, , rebecca minkoff, , sales, , , , , , , ,
by Sonia

Fall shopping has always been my favorite, but it also happens to be the most expensive. Leather jackets, sturdy boots and chunky sweaters are, for the most part, much pricier than summer dresses and cut-offs. While I’m still lusting after the items I featured in this post, I can’t help but be tempted by all the amazing sales happening right now. I’m amazed at how many clearance pieces are as functional for fall as they are for spring and summer! SHWING!

Here are some items I’m currently drooling over and most likely adding to my shopping cart before they go bye bye. Isn’t it the best when things you love are on sale!?

  1. Proenza Schouler Seamed Bodice Dress - $825 $335
  2. Pamela Love for Topshop Bracelet - $120 $40
  3. Rebecca Minkoff Baby Belle Cross Body Bag - $150 $89
  4. Valentino Toffee/Black Sandals - $745 $372
  5. Current/Elliott Smart Trousers - $168 $117.60
  6. Malene Birger Demita Print Shorts - $295 $88
  7. ONE by Eddera Laurier Headband - $145 $72
  8. Vince Bias Long Skirt - $220 $154
  9. Asos Crochet Collar - $21.95 $7.32
  10. Sephora OPI Nail Polish in Vintage Orange - $9.50 $5
  11. Antik Batik Midnight Green Sequin Cardigan - $535 $374
  12. Pencey Fringe Skirt - $214 $149
  13. Style by Marina Fringe Jersey Top - $41 $25
  14. French Connection Jules Sandal - $205 $199

Summer Soirées

June 8, 2011
tags: barbecues, bohemian maxis, , printed minis, pristine whites, ,
by Sonia

One of my favorite things about summer is the fact that everyone and their mother wants to throw a party. Birthday parties, 4th of July extravaganzas and backyard barbecues are quickly filling up my calendar which has me filling up my shopping cart with new summer party dresses!  Woopy doopy doop doop doop!

Along with lots of color, this summer I’m really feeling printed minis, pristine whites and not surprisingly, bohemian maxis. Now, if you’re a sloppy clutz like me I highly recommend saving those “pristine whites” for non-barbecue sauce related activities because one shlop on the dress and you’re screwed. But I didn’t have to tell you that…

  1. Juicy Couture Fan Print Dress - $200
  2. Rag & Bone Blue Multicolor Print Dress - $435
  3. Topshop Multi Floral Dress - $66
  4. Modcloth Electric Current Dress - $88
  5. Topshop Daisy Chain Crochet Dress - $130
  6. Alice + Olivia Cutout Cotton Dress - $168
  7. Helmut Lang White Relic Twist Dress - $610
  8. French Connection Shift Dress - $188
  9. Etro Printed Crepe-Jersey Dress - $1,400
  10. Coldwater Creek Border Floral Dress - $45
  11. Winter Kate Maxi Dress - $711
  12. Topshop Black Peacock Print Dress - $60

Autumn in Spring

March 9, 2011
tags: , autumn, , , no white after labor day, , , , , spring must haves, style testament, ,
by Sonia

I know that spring clothing is supposed to be full of florals and bright colors, but when I sat down to make my first list of spring must-haves I couldn’t help but pick out items made up of deeper, richer colors. What can I say, they’re my favorites! And just like the “no white after labor day” rule went out the window, I say to hell with pastels for spring, bring on those rich, autumnal colors! Thankfully, it seems I’m not alone in this style testament, as many of my favorite stores and brands are currently featuring pieces in those colors that I just can’t bring myself to resist, no matter what the season. Here’s round one of what I’m currently coveting for spring:


  1. Anarchy Street Crop Knit Sweater - $48
  2. Topshop Pleated Calf Length Skirt - $80
  3. Asos Leather Boyfriend Belt - $35.86
  4. JCrew Broken-in Boyfriend Short - $49.50
  5. Reed Krakoff Multi Strap Sandle - $650
  6. Madewell Poet Skirt - $98
  7. Erin Considine Polemos II Necklace - $282
  8. Forever 21 Sunglasses - $5.80
  9. Kate Spade Essex Small Scout - $295
  10. Topshop Off White Pleat Dress - $95
  11. Reiss Double Breasted Blazer - $345
  12. Jeffrey Campbell Southern Exposure Sandal - $107