Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Friendly Inspiration

Last Friday Fermin and I, along with some friends headed into San Francisco to hang out in the Mission and grab drinks. I am always inspired by my friends, constantly picking up on how they style themselves. Mirembe's wide leather belt paired with high waisted jeans and blue/green heels that night looked amazing. When she walked through my door with her blazer draped over her shoulders, she embodied chic. Her boyfriend Ocean wore all black with brown dress shoes and a black hat.. I'd have to say that his outfit was a direct inspiration for my outfit today. Perhaps when it gets colder I'll be able to style this outfit with a coat and drape it over my shoulders a la Mirembe.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue Jeans, White Shirt

These high-rise skinny jeans by Big Star are amazing. After having spent nearly a year in wearing only boyfriend jeans, these are proving to be quite the change. If boyfriend jeans where a great pair of flats, these skinnies would be a stiletto. Both are equally fantastic in their own right. It's just nice to switch things up a bit.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Early Mornings with Vogue and Elle

Chunky flower print socks, Vogue, and a chocolate, banana, and chia seed smoothie
I've been trying to get up a little earlier in the mornings in order to have time to read my favorite magazine issues of the year: the September issues! I have this thing where I refuse to skip ahead. I have to turn each page individually, look through each and every ad, and read every article as it comes along. Have you ever wondered why articles stop part way through the magazine, and then make you flip to the back to finish them? I've never fully understood it. 

This year Elle had some interesting articles. One was a true story about a trio of girlfriends in high school, the dynamics of female friendships, and how three is often company. The article was also about social media, the desire to "perform" and the disassociation that social media can often have on us psychologically. The report ended in a horrific murder. I finished the story upset and bewildered. 

Vogue this year contains a mini series of Paris essays by Grace Coddington and others. I haven't gotten to any of the editorials yet, but I remember Vogue's standout one from last year. It blew me away!! I talked about it for weeks. Both magazines have me excited for fall (no hard work there), and I've been tearing out images to redo my inspiration board for the season. Do you make inspiration boards? Mine tends to often double as a necklace display...less tangling that way.