4/14/14

Laser Show

Laser Show Office OOTD

RocksBox Necklace

Cubicle Chic

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! 

3/29/14

Brunch with Alyssa Nicole

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

The best way to spend a Saturday in the Bay Area is to enjoy brunch with your girlfriends. It is made even better when there is a fashion show getting you excited for Spring. I attended the launch of Alyssa Nicole's demi-couture clothing line "White Noise" in February and fell in love with the whimsical and romantic designs in white. 

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Casares is a young designer who launched Alyssa Nicole with her mother, Sonia Casares, in 2010. This demi-couture collection was inspired by the concept of white noise. The pieces reflected a romantic and crisp look with a twist of dark whimsy. I adored the peplum two-piece suit and especially adored the the trumpet flared dress in the same sparkly fabric. My blogger friends and I sipped mimosas as we say 16 looks displayed in total.

Designer Alyssa Casares

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

Alyssa Nicole White Noise

I loved the wedding gown that came at the end of the fashion show and felt it had a great silhouette and detail. I've been watching a lot of Say Yes to the Dress on Netflix and, despite not even being close to getting married, I definitely can't help but think it really compares to the gowns I've seen on the show and can see some of the other gowns/dresses being great alternatives for a more modern, contemporary bride. With all the various cuts and flowy nature of the looks, I feel very inspired to wear all white despite the recent showers overtaking the Bay Area.

I love to support local designers and Alyssa Nicole is designed and handcrafted in America. To shop the collection you can the full collection here.