4/18/14

"Freshen Up for Spring" with Sasha Maks and Beauty Company

Vanilla Cupcakes by Will Bake for Shoes
Photo by JennyMay
I was asked to make cupcakes for an event earlier this month for Sasha Mak's Vintage spring trunk show hosted at the Beauty Company. I enjoy making cupcakes when I can, but it is always different when I am making them for somebody. I worry about whether they will be what someone was hoping for and if they will all arrive in one piece to be admired. I am happy to report that these were a hit not only because they were pretty, but also because of how they tasted!

Jewelry Trunk Show
Photo by JennyMay
Posing with Sasha
Photo by JennyMay
I am always excited to see the vintage jewelry Sasha has on display, and this event did not disappoint! She styled guests with her pieces showing how they could be layered and take an outfit to the next level. I love how she mixed the gold collar necklace with a long chain necklace on Witty Fashionista style blogger Victoria. You can always buy some of her pieces on her website Sasha Maks Vintage. (Sasha also provides personal styling if you are interested in contacting her for her service here.)

Victoria Styled by Sasha Maks
Photo by JennyMay
Freshen Up for Spring with Vintage Jewelry
Photo by JennyMay
Vintage Baubles
Photo by JennyMay
Cocktail Rings and a Cocktail
Photo by JennyMay
With cupcakes, snacks, and gorgeous jewelry it seems like nothing else could make the night better, right? Wrong! There was also a braid bar, with hair stylists Alix Garcia and Katey Smith glamming all the ladies out with waterfall and french braids. Below, Alix is braiding the hair of Beauty Company owner Sherri Ziesche and my hair was braided by Katey.

Hair Styling Beauty Compnay
Photo by JennyMay
Brandy with a Waterfall Braid
Photo by JennyMay
Hanging Out with Fellow Bloggers
Photo by JennyMay
Chocolate Cupcakes by Will Bake for Shoes
Photo by JennyMay

I had fun hanging out with my friends, trying on some jewelry and getting my hair done at the Beauty Company. I love getting my manis and pedis at the Beauty Company since that is where I was introduced to Floss Gloss and I was excited to leave with a goodie bag that contained a few beauty samples. Among the samples were some bath salts from Sherri's own line Ziesche Modern Apothecary. I am excited to use them since they are all natural, made locally (in SF) and smell amazing. 

Hope you enjoyed my short event recap and special thanks to Jennymay for taking such great photos. You can check out more of her work here. Thanks for reading and until next time,

4/14/14

Laser Show


Cubicle Chic

RocksBox Necklace


Bangles

Spring Office Outfit

Mint Dolce Vita Flats

Will Bake for Shoes
Grey Cardigan Banana Republic, Printed Top Theory, Bandage Skirt Forever 21, Necklace  Rented via RocksBox, Mint Flats Dolce Vita, Nude Satchel JustFAB!
Last Tuesday I celebrated my one year anniversary for my current job position, and this was my outfit for the day. There was a laser safety vendor fair on campus that I was scheduled to take photos at for work, so I decided to wear this Theory top in honor of the event. The print made me think of lasers, especially with the pops of neon colors. I tried to bring that out more with the colorful bangles and asymetrical lines of the bandage skirt. 

This theme of lines carried over to my main accessory of the day, which is the simple necklace I had on. It is a rental from RocksBox, and I don't think I would have picked this out for myself. I tend to like big statement necklaces, but this piece was unexpectedly perfect for this outfit and it did not compete with my new lip color. I have been looking for a pink lipstick and love how this one feels when it is applied. It is Givenchy Le Rouge205 Vibrant Fuschia and actually lasted for a long time before I needed to reapply. (I don't get any commission for talking about this lipstick, but I just had to share my latest beauty find and how much I like it!)

This outfit transitioned from work to happy hour at a nearby bar and I was glad to celebrate my anniversary with my team. There are definitely ups and downs working with this eclectic bunch of people, as with most jobs, and some days make me question why I am not looking for a job related to my interests. And then I remember I am actually very happy where I am at. I love the work environment I am in and the people I work with. I find it tough imagining myself leaving when it feels so comfortable, but I know it will happen someday. In the meantime, I plan on enjoying the time I do spent here and resolve to keep challenging myself. 

Hope you had a great start to your week!


4/7/14

Geek Chic

Geek Chic


Vintage Gucci Sweater

The Factory Evans Group Pant

Cute and Nerdy

Jimmy Choo Flats

Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch

Chevron Ring and Ray-Ban Glasses

Nude Satchel and Jimmy Choo Flats

Argyle Sweater Vest and Ray-Bans
Trench Coat Banana Republic, Sweater Vest Gucci, Cropped Trousers The Factory, Flats Jimmy Choo, Sunglasses Diane von Furstenberg, Computer glasses Ray-Bans, Watch Marc by Marc Jacobs, Satchel JustFAB!,  

Last week was almost a blur to me. I had a cupcake order for Wednesday that kept me busy early in the week for a trunk show by Sasha Maks at the Beauty Company in SF. Here is a peak of what I made on Instagram here. I spent the weekend socializing by going to a housewarming on Saturday and then spent Sunday at a rooftop in SF with my fellow blogger friends. I did wear the button down shirt with another sweater on Saturday, and it's definitely gotten a lot of wear in the past few weeks.

I've never really invested in a classic button down and I am kind of surprised with myself for going so long without one. I found this one at the Banana Republic Factory Store and it is in a soft wash. It is the perfect layering piece and I've worn it 3 to 4 times already. I loved that I was able to pair it with a vintage Gucci sweater vest I found at Crossroads Trading Co. almost 6 months ago. I wanted to work out a chic geek look with my argyle print sweater and paired it with my capri trousers from The Factory sale. I don't wear my specs unless I am work in front of my computer, but thought they fit with my geek chic look. 

I recently invested in this trench coat too (also from the Banana Republic Factory Store) and it has worked so many of my Spring outfits that my biggest challenge is not wearing it.  I have taken a few outfit shots with it, so expect to see it throughout the month. Hope you are having a great start to your week and until next time!