Category Archives: Fashion

Inspiration: Boys and Arrows

I am in love with these bikinis from California swimwear company Boys and Arrows. I love the vibrant colors and flattering cuts. I especially love their message. They are a company of strong women, celebrating confidence and making memories, which is something I can 100% get behind.

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The Weekender: Denim Cut Offs

I figured since I just made my self a pair of denim cut offs that I am obsessing over, why not take it to the next step. So far, I’ve lounged around the house in them, usually with flip-flops and a sweatshirt, that needs to change. I have big plans for these shorts. Big plans, I say!

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Inspiration: Ani Bikinis

I can’t get over the whimsical feel of these suits from ANI Bikinis. I am a fan of the wrap around bikini top and these are beautiful. I love the texture of the hand dyed fabrics and crocheted knits and all the suits are made in the US.

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DIY: Cut Off Jean Shorts

With summer getting closer I decided it was time to make myself a good pair of cut offs. Shorts are always so hard for me because I am very particular and nothing seems well-fitting enough, which is why the best solution is to DIY a pair.

1. Take a pair of old jeans. I thrifted my pair for $3 and bought them a few sizes larger than I wear my jeans. I like my jean shorts on the larger side (no too large) because I hate feeling like my thighs are hanging out AND I have muffin top. That would be the worst.

2. Gather your supplies. You’ll need, your jeans, safety pins, scissors and a ruler (Sharpie and iron are optional).

3. Either take a pair of shorts with a length you like, or put them on. Either way, place a safety-pin (or two or three) at your desired length. Take them off and lay them flat. I chose to cut at about 9 inches from the inseam. I figured If I messed up, it gave me enough room to fix, I could fold once for longer and twice for shorter, or decide I hate the fold and just cut them shorter. I used a ruler and a very light sharpie line (I used a light blue). Cut very carefully.

4. Fold your jeans, back pockets facing out. Line up your short side and cut the second side.

5. If you choose to cuff your jean shorts and like them where they are, I suggest ironing them. I am still on the fence so I chose not to do so. The part of my that likes itty bitty sort is screaming at me to cut them shorter, but I might give the longer one a go for a while. Random film reference: I like them because they make me feel like Roberta in Now and Then.

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What I wore: I’ve been obsessing long enough….

For my last Weekender post I posted this outfit.

Well, I was too obsessed to not let it come to fruition. I regret absolutely nothing about this outfit. I loved it and the weather was perfect. It’s by far my new favorite.

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Inspiration: Mara Hoffman Swimwear

I am not one to spend $200 on a swimsuit, but I cannot stop obsessing over Mara Hoffman’s swimwear line. Her prints are insanely adorable and her shapes are so fun! Can I also say this model is gorgeous? This shoot is just beautiful. It makes me want to go back in time, vacation in Havana and fall in love with a young waiter/revolutionary played by Diego Luna. I could have gone with another film reference, but I don’t care if the world knows I’ve seen Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights. Twice.

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Squashing Monday Blues

Summer is coming! The temperature might be high 50’s, but the sun is out and they days are getting longer, which means summer is close! I have been obsessively planning out my summer activities. One activity I plan on participating in a lot, is going to the beach. Last year we went to the beach with my family only a few times, so this year I’m making an extra effort to go. San Francisco beaches, just don’t hold up. I’m actually a little terrified of them. So, I will be making a lot of trips to socal, solely to surf/paddleboard with my family. Which, I think is awesome! There is nothing that makes me happier than planning a beach day, especially on a Monday!

Below are essentials for any successful beach trip!

Also, nothing puts me in a better mood than River Deep – Mountain High. So, daydream about the beach, sing along to some Tina and enjoy your Monday.

 

Row 1: Mara Hoffman Tiki Bustier Bikini/ Walter Mio Bandeau Swimsuit/  Xhilaration Geo 2 Piece

Row 2:  Lanikai Soprano Ukulele/ Reef Ah Sy Ee Sandals/ Billabong Going Places Bag/ Heather Ross for Walden Longboards

Row 3: Two Tone Straw Hat/ Billabong Layin’ Low Towel/

Row 4: H&M Denim Shorts/ Moroccan Oil Treatment/ Sun Bum Sunscreen/ Burt’s Bees/ Grapes (preferably frozen)

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Jean Paul Gaultier at the de Young

A few days ago I had the pleasure of attending the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit with my dear friend Kim. I can’t even describe how amazing it was. It was gorgeous and cutting-edge, with a sly sense of humor.  Talking mannequins are spread throughout the exhibit, they talk to you, they sing, they even talk to themselves in the mirror. They had a room dedicated to his corsets (Madonna cone bra included) and a room dedicated to his amazing film work, including City of Lost Children and The Fifth Element. It was just fantastic! I recommend it to Gaultier fans as well as people not as familiar with his work, it was such a great experience.

 

The exhibit is open until August 19, 2012 at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

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The Weekender: Kelly Green for Spring

I have been kind of obsessing over kelly green lately. I don’t actually own this dress, but I wish I did, the possibilities are endless.

 

Source clockwise from top left:

1. Jigsaw/ Modcloth/ Talbots/ Aldo/ You might not want to even look at these

2. Urban Outfitters/ Bauble Bar/ Talbots/ Jane Norman/ J. Crew

3. Charm and Chain/ Talbots/ Bloomingdales/ Nordstrom

Getting ready….

I’m leaving tomorrow for SXSW! I’m so excited. I’ve tried to plan out what I’m going to wear, but I decided to just wing it. BUT I am thinking I’m putting this outfit together asap. It’s way too cute.

On another note: Hooray for Emily Blunt!

In New York’s Vulture Magazine she said this about passing up the opportunity to work on Iron Man 2 and Captain America:

Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She’s the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world. I didn’t do the other ones because the part wasn’t very good or the timing wasn’t right, but I’m open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way. I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the bejesus out of me. Maybe I need to be James Bond! I just did Looper, because it’s so original and breathtakingly cool. The time-travel aspect is just a backdrop to visit this heightened world, where you’re atoning for something and attempting to be more than you’ve been.

I just became even more of an Emily Blunt fan! I am also way more excited for Looper, which is an upcoming film by Rian Johnson, one of my favorite directors! Johnson is the writer-director of the film Brick and The Brothers Bloom, check them out!

On another note: This blog may or may-not be a huge reference to The Brother Bloom.