I was left quite speechless walking into the Crossroads store on College Ave. in Rockridge upon seeing a two-piece skirt and top set in bright bubblegum pink, an homage to Barbie! It was only $15!!! I couldn’t believe what a grand sweep I had made with that golden purchase. Every once in a while, I see some new and inspiring outfit at Crossroads, amidst all the other used clothing items. I love two-piece sets because you already have the full outfit assembled for you and you just need to add shoes, a bag, and accessories! Genius way to cut dress-up time in the morning in half. Easy as pie! Elle Woods here we come! ❤ ❤ ❤
I found these babies at Closet 1951 on Union Street! The sales people Bryan and Tania are always a pleasure to do business with! I love the feel of real Italian leather! Dee-licious… The heel height is perfect and there is enough room in the toe box to walk around the streets of SF in comfort. Stop by the store on 1951 Union St. between Buchanan and Laguna for excellent service and affordable and unique fashion finds!! ❤ ❤ ❤
The perfect match in love is like the perfect outfit combination. You know how it feels to wear it. You understand the definitive textures and the shapes it makes around your body and your feeling of ecstasy at how it manages to hug you in all the right places! My bf is the emblem of the ideal outfit, with the right variety of personality, color, individualism, and pizzazz! My dream list of fashion for today looks like this: <3<3<3
1. Phillip Plein Black Leather Lace-Up Biker Pants- www.luisaviaroma.com – $4,946.00
2. Forever 21 Black Faux Leather Slide Mule “Grease-inspired” Wedges- $32.90
3. Barbie Denim Jacket by Tony Alamo, Rhinestone- www.addoway.com – $995
4. Valentino Black Leather Shoulder Bag- www.saksoff5th.com – $399.99
5. Miu Miu Semi-Rimless Embellished Cat-Eye Shades- www.bloomingdales.com – $465
6. Alexander McQueen Gold Claw Swarovski Cyrstal Brass Skull Ring- www.ebay.com – $185.00
And it was only a week ago… Saks Off 5th opened on Market Street near the Westfield Mall and Nordstrom Rack! Soo exciting! The DJ was spinning Snoop’s new hit “So Many Pros” outside the store. I perused the racks and found a Saks Gray cashmere-like baseball tee with pink sleeves that said “Cupcakes, Champagne, and Chanel.” I just had to get it! The other purchase was a pair of nude studded flat sandals by Saks for only $25! My eyes popped out of my head at the sight of the price tag. Sure beats going on BART all the way to the Livermore Premium Outlets in Pleasanton! Come one come all to the oh so fab Saks Off 5th store in SF! <3<3<3
Today was epic in every way possible! I went to the Haight-Ashbury Skunkfunk clothing store after winding up at the Mission store by accident for a Youtube/Google video project. I met two other fantastic models, who including moi, made up a killer trifecta for the afternoon shoot! I had worked with Brandyy Sky at the other store for a promo window modeling gig. Apparently, her father gave her the name ’cause of his love of Brandy and Sky Vodka! Too funny. The other girl Kelly Shepard was a Fiona Apple lookalike with a rad sense of humor. My first outfit was a multicolored jungle theme dress that tied in front. The second look was a red and blue striped form-fitting dress. I joked to Kelly that I felt like a Betty homemaker with my very own blueberry muffin tray bending over a hot oven! I brought my fire and seductive Marilyn edge to the filming session in front of a black backdrop and then inside one of the dressing rooms. Later, we filmed on the street and got our last shots doing runway prowls up Haight Street! So many giggles were had. I enjoyed most the friendly and playful nature of the team and everyone’s willingness to share the spotlight. I got a lovely $100 store credit for my participation. Stay tuned for the video footage!! <3<3<3
It was easy to get dressed this morning. Some days, it’s a circus of “maybes.” Other times, it’s the definitive “Yes, this is hot! Must wow the secret paparazzi on the street!” I threw on a coral colored romper by the French designer Paul and Joe with a massive pearl necklace, and a tan Armani Exchange jacket. I put on my Bebe coral colored platform flip flops to complete the look. I love when it’s a breeze picking things out because I know there won’t be a fashion meltdown later in the day, an impulsive desire to do a costume change or several. My Libra personality is indecisive by nature and terribly fickle. OMG. I deal with “bright shiny object syndrome” much of the time, with men and shoessss. I’ve tried to tone this tick down, but it flares up at random times. The other day, I met a guy online whose photo reminded me of Squidward from SpongeBob. Ugh. I hardly want to dating a balding techie with the head of an octopus just like I don’t want to wear a pointy toed pump where my feet can’t breathe, and I’m exhausted at the thought of walking several city blocks in agony and discontentment. So here’s to a killer choice made in the name of “Outfits of the Day” or simple the “Golden Outfit! <3<3<3
I am blowing massive pink heart bubbles because my Sex and the City DVD booklet has emerged from the rubble in downtown storage. Phew! Big relief that it hasn’t been sucked up by the dust mites or creepy crawlies in that lonely dark unit. I am happy to say I will no longer have to wait until Saturday to watch re-runs of Carrie Bradshaw on E!. I am a fan not only because I hail from the New York area, but I understand the essence of what fashion means, and in some grand scheme, it is not just about putting on the pink tutu white tank combo and dancing across a billboard, but embodying true feminine style and finesse. Maintaining womanliness is my goal. I’ve been called a Carrie Bradshaw clone, even more so because of my blonde hair job last year, and to top it off, my crazy unforeseen dating life, with its awkward turns and loops! Riding a sort of sexual romantic Space Mountain ride at Disney World, darkness filling my eyes as I step onto the dating ride with fears of upchucking my lunch. Though I’m a brunette, I have managed to have come into the possession of a blonde personality like that of Ms. Bradshaw. Endless dates, one lover who is etched in immortal failure and can’t be revived, and fashion friends to joke with over misfortune and heartache in Dating Wonderland over girly cocktails and green tea chocolate. The taste of NYC, with its fashion, is left on my palette still after years of not living there, and I ache to find people with similar palettes in SF, though it is an impossibility. An oasis of glamour, disappearing before my eyes as I walk the streets of downtown SF, as I trudge towards Neiman Marcus, the replete mecca of “haute couture.” So to Carrie Bradshaw and friends, I raise my raspberry flavored Cosmo towards finding and returning to the world of designer everything! A trip to NJ/NY, may be jn the works for this summer. Viva la mode!! <3<3<3
I wore a Betsey Johnson pink velvet rose spaghetti strap dress from the 90s, Michael Kors white summer wedges, and Kate Spade stud earrings! Too many vodka 7-ups… Then the plethora of dessert choices: bunny, carrot, and egg sugar cookies, chocolate pudding pie, and strawberry shortcake. Of course, the real filler beforehand was the lamb with stuffing, rosemary potatoes, and asparagus. On that day, I could turn my back on reading calories and simply enjoy the rocket ride of a sugar rush! I love a good feast and my aunt and uncle sure know how to cook! I bought the egg dyeing kit the night before and managed to wake up and notice white eggs placed in various spots around the apartment. I’ll hold onto the “Majestic” egg dyeing kit for next year. Sadly, I think I also missed BunnyCon in SF. Well, here are some pics from the 2011 event in SF! Hope all you bloggers out there enjoyed a fashionable Easter!
My lovely friend Michelle Shim owns a high-end clothing boutique in the east mall of the Japan Center Mall called Harajuku on the 2nd floor. She gave me this beautiful faux fox fur jacket with faux leather stretchy sleeves. The designer is Bardot and the coats go for a little over $200. Make the perfect statement with black leggings or blue jeans and black boots! Happy shopping!