Mixing Trends

Red Lipstick and Pixilated Photos

Suppppaahhh pixilated. Yea, I know. A few days ago I ambushed my photographer for these photos. The sun was setting fast and I was running late. I ordered myself an Uber X -- a real luxury, because I always opt for Muni or Uber Pool to save those dolla dolla bills, yo -- and rushed to his apartment. When I walked in, he was rocking wet hair and getting ready to attend the ballet. But still, I made him run outside with me because I was wearing makeup and wanted to document the rare occasion. 

Initially I was planning to title this blog post "how to wear sneakers with a skirt," but, we actually didn't get any decent photos to show you. There's one dark and shadowy photo below, which can kind of give you an idea. But, my advice for the subject is this.... sneakers + skirt = IN. I walk past an Anthropologie Window every day after work and it's all the rage on the mannequins. And as we've discussed before, wear it with enough confidence, and no one will ever question you.

In other news: Daylight Savings Time is this weekend. I've been eating this overnight slow cooker quinoa oatmeal for a week. I found some great thrift stores on Haight Street, and I'm in the process of building a hanging shelf for my kitchen. Can't wait to share more with you. 

Sending lots of love. 

Sneakers and a skirt

Photos: Jacob Heath, Nikond3200 35mm | Edits: Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop | Glasses: Frameri Twain in Rye | Cape: TJMaxx, Similar | Shirt: Sold out, Similar | Skirt: Old, SImilar | Shoes: Thrifted, Similar

Mixing Trends: Fancy + Grunge

I know, I know. SF, Cincy. SF, Cincy. Where am I really?! I'm still in San Francisco, but these posts are coming to you from the good ole Heartland. This is the last set we took before I left. 

Last week I showed you this sheer open blouse in a Fancy Friday Fashion. Today, we're returning so we can explore another, 150% different look. 

Everyone values comfort. As I've told you before, comfort is what I'm striving for at all times. & in the hot summer months, nothing is more comfortable than jean shorts & a muscle tee. However, there is also nothing more grungy. So, I decided to have a hand at mixing these two trends. My outfit is a total grunge ensemble (in fact, I wore the same thing - without the blouse - to go canoeing last week). I love how adding just one staple piece can bring up my classiness level.

What do you think? Is it so confusing that people just won't question it? Does it work? Does it not? Have other ideas? How would you style this blouse? As always, I'm sending you love. & PS, right after we took these photos, I donated 8 inches of my hair to Pantene Beautiful Lengths! Surprise! If I can sucker someone into taking pictures for me out here in SF I'll show ya :D

Sleeveless Sheer Open Blouse: Curate Boutique, sold out | Similar 
USA Muscle Tank: Nordstrom Rack 2013 | Similar | Similar
Jean Shorts: Curate Boutique, final sale
Sunnies: Curate Boutique (foldable!), sold out | Similar
Watch: Gift from Jake | Idlewild Woman
Earrings: Rock Salt Vintage, 2013 | Similar
High Top Sneakers: TJMaxx 2013 | Not that similar, but this was really hard...
Photos: Jacob Heath / NikonD3200 / Edited with VSCO Filters for Lightroom