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.

The Cut Away Skirt

Top: Brandy Melville// Skirt: Luster(Lush) // Bag: DKNY // Shoes: Aldo

A new Brandy Melville store opened up in Corte Madera, and boy did I have a little too much fun. I even asked for your help on which dress to choose on my Facebook page!

Have a great Monday!


  1. So cute. Simple yet stylish. You have a natural ability to look good. The rest of us envy that.

  2. Great black skirt and I love the color combo too.

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  3. That is the hottest skirt. You are working the black and white.

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  4. -Movies on my Mind-July 31, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Amber, this blog revamp has me seriously riddled. The simplicity of one blogger communicating with a rather more fashionable one has been intercepted by a new phenomena called 'DISQUS', which I assume is a euphemism for the verb 'discuss'. This new way of doing things is disorientating, and if there is one thing you must know about British people, that is we fear change.

    I hope my comment reaches you safely and without third-party interference. I can't have a style guru like you beyond contact. Also, your photo images above seem rampantly continental, as if more fitting to Florence than Frisco. You can take the girl out of Europe but not Europe out of the girl. (I've decided that you're one of us.)

  5. My dear Mr. Movie Man, I assure you that your message has reached me safe and sound! One thing about fashion that I absolutely love is that it is always changing - always seeking to improve. Therefore, DISQUS is an attempted step in the direction of evolution.
    You have done you fellow British folk proud in overcoming your fear and hopping on board! Although, judging by the drastic drop in comments here on the blog, I believe that you are not the only one disoriented! Perhaps I'll make an official announcement.

  6. I love this !! I really do. SO cute and classy at the same time. Damn girl. Looking GREAT

  7. I'm glad you changed !! Change happens and will keep happening. Your blog girl is amazing and this update is lovely !

  8. Gosh Amber, sorry to hear about your collision with a vehicle. I hope you’re okay. You must be seriously shook up. Not to be flippant, but you fashionistas are made of sterner stuff. I know this because I have seen the Devil Wears Prada and there is a scene that almost echoes what you endured yesterday, and that character comes out of it a stronger and more spectacular individual. Therefore, I assure you that you’ll be just fine. All you have to do is take things easy and recuperate as much as possible. It’s all good from here on.

    To keep you stressed mind diverted, I shall try and keep you occupied with sundry tasks you can do in this current downtime. I am no authority on the intricacies of delightful looking j. crew striped skirts, however, I may be able to help you in regards to unwanted ‘erotica’ advertisements plaguing your DISQUS comments section:

    sign into your DISQUS a/c >>> click on admin >>> click on settings and select your blog >>> click Discovery tab >>> select ‘just comments’ and save changes. (If my simple instructions prove confusing then you can follow the illustrated methods outlined on: http://modassicmarketing.com/remove-turn-off-the-disquis-around-the-web-discovery-links/)

    Yes, I adopted DISQUS only because you did. I copied you. You said that it was the future. I didn’t want to be left behind. I have noticed that more blogs and websites are taking to it, but I still remain unsure of the benefits. My already hemorrhaging visitor numbers has depleted further, though that may be because I continue to write lengthy essays that seem to go on and on and on…

    To let you know, I can't seem to leave comments on your blog. They seem to disappear as soon as I post them. This DISQUS forum is far from fun. I spend most of my time figuring out why it doesn't work the way it's meant to. Any ideas?

    Your account of mothers taking great pride in fitting into their teenage daughters’ jeans made me wonder if this may be an American thing (youthful nation that prizes youthfulness as a commodity), but it’s not really. The phenomena of mutton dressed as lamb remains endemically British, too, and one fears it will get worse. As long as we’re essentially a consumer-driven economy that relies on its citizens feeling inadequate for not possessing the ‘right’ products and lifestyles then Britain will continue to spend beyond its means and suffer a volatile economic backdrop. The British are some of the most depressed people in Europe and methinks it’s due to the fact our vales remain largely valueless.

    Also, if this generation has a specific sound then it’s a terrible one. It consists of former Disney princesses singing auto-tuned pop confections that wouldn’t be out of place on MTV Europe circa 1992. It’s the kind of music aging mothers that wear their daughters’ jeans probably dance to.

    Keep well and think good thoughts. That’s the only way to recover at speed. Speak soon.


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