A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

Sunny Sunday's in San Francisco

 Sunny Sunday's in San Francisco...

Kathryn McCarron sweater // Alternative Apparel tee // Uniqlu pants // Miista shoes // Coach bag
 Lately I have taken such joy in forgoing the makeup routine. I won't ever leave the house without sunscreen, but sometimes it's nice to face the world with a naked face. There's a certain lightness of being that comes with having nothing to hide.


  1. I'm so in love with your shoes! :)

  2. what a cute necklace!!
    great outfit :)

  3. Must be nice to be so gorgeous and able to just leave the house with no makeup on and take photos and stuff. Jealous. ;)

  4. You look so great! I love these photos. SF is the best!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  5. You look really good without makeup on so kudos to you! And I think your hair was made to be outside in the wind.

  6. Hey Amber, the comment you left on my blog has given me mental whiplash. That was a heck of a comeback, one that illustrates why intelligent debate has shifted from partisan printed press to online blogging. While your renouncement of makeup may make a good post, it’s your thoughts and opinions that hold equal sway. You’re like amazingly clever.

    Just want to say that your comment brought into sharp focus the differences between our two nations. While the Millennial Generation of America continues the thought processes that if you work hard then you can achieve anything, our country’s equivalent remains trapped in demented social hierarchy and apathy. Technically, I too am a Millennial, but my parents migrated here in the 1960s and, in a sense, our upbringing incorporated the value systems of their respective cultures, which was a good thing. In that sense, we’re more politically and sociologically charged than many of our peers, whose sense of British identity is more conventional.

    I love music. What I adore about rock ‘n’ roll is that it is all about being part of a really cool gang, a dangerous group you want to be a part of. That’s why it is so evocative. You look at images of the Sex Pistols, Stone Roses or Nirvana and you want to be a part of their gang, hence why earlier generations bought into them and were inspired by them. As far as I can see, there isn’t anything like that currently and that is so depressing. The vexation and nihilism that is traditionally a part of youth culture is nowhere to be seen. Instead you’ve got Taylor Swift singing about how brilliant it is to be 22, yet the tone of her song is akin to something a 12-year-old identifies with. That seems weird, at least to me it does.

    Also, I think one of the greater generational issues, especially regarding those born after the mid-90s, is that of Helicopter Parenting, where personal growth is stifled by mollycoddled scrutiny. There is no way we’re going to have future punks and slackers if such parenting practices continue to proliferate, which means mainstream music may continue to suck for longer.

    You’re something else Amber. As they say in your country, you’re ‘Awesome!’ Let’s do this again sometime. You've convinced me to shun make-up, too.

  7. I think the healthiest way to view makeup is as an enhancement, when you want it, and not a crutch that we need. Wearing it for the right reason is fun; not wearing it to be natural is equally enjoyable.

    I don't know when makeup started to be seen as a mask to hide imperfection but that's an unhealthy attitude.

    All this said, you're so darn cute that everyone thinks you're beautiful with or without it.

  8. Sheesh, you are gorgeous without makeup....and it's nice to be comfortable with who you are....


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