Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Purchase: The Pink Ankle Boot

Just this morning while going through old photos, I remembered something: Spring. Sure, it might be a little odd to forget an entire season, but I've been a little scattered lately. The weather here in Sonoma County has always been on it's own timetable. As someone who grew up in Hawai'i, believe me when I say that I cherish my seasons. Spring is something that Northern California does in spectacular fashion. The trees burst to life with pink and white flowers, with the breezes scattering the petals all over the roads. It's lovely. 

More than likely it was the reminder of spring that prompted the purchase of these boots. There was a time in college where my entire closet was nothing but pink. And...I didn't really do subtle in college. If you go through the history of this blog (like 2008-ish) I'm sure you can find what I mean. Things are a little more toned down these days. I cannot wait to pair my new boots with this denim jacket and my black high rise jeans, both from Big Star.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Plaid Babydoll Dress

Last January my boyfriend and I visited Paris for two weeks. I had never stayed in the city for so long during the winter, and it gave me a whole new appreciation for wearing shades of blacks, browns, and greys. Before I had always sought brighter colors for the winter; everything else was already dull and grey- why not dress brightly to cheer up your surroundings?

Soon after returning from my Paris trip I purchased this coat on clearance. It was simple, black, and chic. For weeks following my return (which had started with my time in Paris), I wore a lot of black and brown. I remember my friend Crystal telling me that it was strange for her to see me in so much black. "It's not you!" she said. 

People who wear all black all the time fascinate me. I know that some say that it just makes getting dressed easier - but that cannot be. Have you ever tried wearing all black? Not all shades of black are the same; there is green-black, blue-black, "vintage" black...And you never quite know which is which until you put the two shades side by side. Plus if you own pets you have worry about pet dander, lint, and whatever else non-black particle you will pick up. How does Karl Lagerfeld wear as much black as he does and own a white cat?!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cobb Hill Britney Boot

Happy Friday! This week has been full of scheduling appointments, emails, and nervous phone calls. I feel like I might have jumped the gun with the phrase "I'm going to New York Fashion Week". Really, what I should have said is that "I'm visiting New York during fashion week". I'm not letting that get my spirits down though. I have some things booked that I am very excited about; showroom visits, interviews with designers, and coffee dates with buyers. I want so badly to tell you the who/what/where of these appointments, but I know better. For now I will keep grinding away and filling up my calendar, crossing each item off my list...until the real adventure begins!! I really can't wait to see how everything turns out!