the new look: velvet polka dots.

need something to wear to thanksgiving, christmas, or holiday work events? i love this velvet polka dot slip dress from banana republic. it’s in a neutral shade that works for pretty much any occasion (even post holiday) and it’s form fitting but not restrictive. paired with a chunky cardigan, pumps or booties, it’s work appropriate; later on, swap out your…
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fall needs & wants

the new look: black on gray on black.

taking it back to a look from my trip to memphis with anh last month. i was only in town for about 2 days, and wanted to pack light so the easiest way to do that was with sleek separates. i’ve had this relaxed blazer from zara for years (here’s a look featuring it from 2014) and it has held…
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the new look: sweatshirt/work shirt.

it should go without saying that sweatshirts are my jam, see here and here and here. the key for me is finding ones with interesting details or graphics that can easily pair with more tailored pieces like skirts and trousers. this two toned sweatshirt from the who what wear collection is quite genius—it’s a work shirt and sweatshirt in one. the…
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the new look: floral into fall.

when it comes to my wardrobe, i’m all about versatility. you’ll rarely see me buy something that i can only wear once or is so specific that it only works for a single season. usually a floral dress is considered an item you’d only wear in spring or summer, but because san francisco weather doesn’t really have seasons, i need…
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the new look: work gingham.

in most of the country, fall is coming in hot (ha ha) but in san francisco, indian summer is lingering a bit longer. it’s been warm-ish during the day, enough so that i can still wear gingham for work. i picked up this shirt from ralph lauren a few weeks before my trip to the hamptons and i’m into the…
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