Beauties and Bourbon

Last weekend my friend Mielle hosted a girls night out at Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco. The only requirements; dress in your best vintage attire and have a bourbon cocktail. Sounds like a fantastic evening to me.

My sister happens to be obsessed with vintage attire from the 40′s and/or new clothing that looks classic vintage. Luckily for me I’ve been thoroughly educated by her on how to pull off an evening look. This evenings attire included a cocktail dress from Stop Staring, one of my favorite boutiques in Los Angeles that specializes in vintage style clothing.

I was very happy with the finished look, a little too excited since I snapped this with my phone

I was very happy with the finished look, a little too excited since I snapped this with my phone

I hopped on Bart that evening and the looks I received from fellow riders were priceless. I knew I had done well but I didn’t realize how well until I was in public.

The four of us classy ladies

The four of us classy ladies

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Products I loved this week

Luce - Oscar Blandi rinse hair gloss

Luce - Oscar Blandi rinse hair gloss

The Luce rinse out gloss from Oscar Blandi is for both chemically treated hair and virgin hair. It nourishes hair while adding shine, combability and protection from harsh environmental conditions. Instructions are to shampoo and condition hair as normal, then towel dry and comb hair before adding the product. Leave on for 3-10 minutes, rinse with luke warm water.

I’ve used this product twice now, once a month. I would use it weekly (as suggested) if it was less of a production. The second time I used it I rung out my hair after shampooing and conditioning;  combed the product through and continued to shower, leaving the product on for 10 minutes. The product performed the same way when I improvised as it did when I followed exact instructions. Results have been great both times. My hair felt softer and looked shiner. It is well worth the $25. Continue reading

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Hallways and stripes

I should be organizing my bedroom and preparing for the work week but instead I am going to avoid it all and write a quick blog post. Last week I pulled a black sleeveless Natasha jersey dress from Tart out of my closet that I have yet to wear. Sadly it’s been hanging there for almost a year. Tart makes the softest jersey dresses around, not to mention this dress is flattering on all types of figures. I asked Jason to take a few quick shots of me after work last week since I received quite a few compliments from co-workers and random people at Whole Foods.

This Tart jersey dress came through for me after all

This Tart jersey dress came through for me after all

That day I woke up feeling a little irritated and bloated and was not in the mood to wear pants or anything that felt constricting. As I was rummaging through my clothing, the softness of this dress was what gravitated me towards it. I was determined that morning to quickly put an outfit that was suitable for work together.

Thrilled for my success of the day

Thrilled for my success of the day

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Sequins make for a festive xmas

This past Christmas was a lonely one. Jason and I had a relaxing day but we didn’t have any family members around to share the holiday with. Since it was just the three of us (including Neo the cat), I decided a festive dinner that included an unveiling of gifts for dessert was in order. I was looking for something fun and festive to wear. Lucky for me I had just the thing hanging in my closet waiting for the right occasion, my sequin mini skirt from Lush.

Garage photo shoot after opening gifts

Garage photo shoot after opening gifts

We decided to take photos for our family members of us opening gifts next to our fireplace a.k.a the tv that was viewing a burning log. Once I opened the ever so anticipated gift (I had asked for this gift specifically) I absolutely had to have a photo shoot. It was dark and raining out, so we opted for the garage.

Garage photo shoot, it's really all about the Jeffrey Campbell booties

Garage photo shoot, it's really all about the Jeffrey Campbell boots

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Faux fur ups the glamour factor

My best friend Aja was in town this past weekend and one of the top 5 things we were to do in her 48 hour visit was to go to Lime brunch in San Francisco. If you haven’t been to Lime I highly recommend you to try it once. Not only is the food fantastic and the mimosas are all you can drink but the ambiance is absolutely fabulous. I love, love, love that it’s a dance party in the a.m.

As always when I get ready for a Lime brunch I am dressed to the nine. It’s a bit of a scene and I love every moment of it. Since I have a number of faux fur pieces, I thought why not share the love and let’s go with a little theme.

Posing on the rooftop

Posing on the rooftop

I am wearing my Rachel Zoe faux fur vest and Aja has on my BCBG front faux fur vest. We were color coordinated without knowing what each other had in mind prior to adding the vests. Great minds think alike!

Our "band" photo

Our "band" photo

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