the new look: at great lengths.

i love a silk shirtdress, especially when it comes in a vibrant shade like this one...it makes getting dressed in the morning super easy.

also, i'm featured today on who what wear with some other 40+ ladies showing some outfit ideas. while i've mentioned that i'm not a fan of the targeted fashion do's and don't's, i am truly honored to be included; to have a site like that talking about 40+ fashion is huge, and hopefully this means more of this content in the future for women of all ages and shapes.

rae francis shirtdress (similar here and more options below), schutz sandals (also in tan and blue), pierre hardy clutch, super sunglasses, jest jewels necklace, dior earrings, elle-meme and hermés bracelets

photos by alex drysdale; photographed at the fort mason great meadow


the new look: tomboy.

olga wrote a great post last week about her love of boyfriend jeans, and it totally resonated with me. while i do love a skinny jean, i have an equal affinity for jeans that are the opposite. style is a personal choice; mine tends to slant in the masculine/feminine mix, sometimes more one than the other. but you should wear what you love and drown out the voices and "10 things a woman under xx shouldn't wear" nonsense.

anywoo, these aren't quite "boyfriend;" amo denim's tomboy fit is what it says, a true tomboy fit that's slouchier on the hips with a button fly. i originally spotted it on alana zimmer in an editorial on the line, and after seeing them paired with more tailored pieces, i had to buy them immediately. and because i wanted to wear them immediately, i haven't gotten them hemmed—eh, small details. i keep reaching for these again and again because they seriously feel like your favorite pair of jeans that have been washed and worn to perfection.

if boy jeans aren't your thing, amo has other styles like the twist, the kick (a worn 70s style flare), and the babe (a cropped skinny)

banana republic monogram shirt, amo jeans, manolo blahnik pumps, super sunglasses, proenza schouler wallet (leather version), ben-amun earrings (similar), hermés and miansai bracelets

photos by alex drysdale


the new look: nob hill.

when i was first on my own in the city, i lived in nob hill and i absolutely loved it. i've been taking photos there over the last week since back when i lived there i wasn't posting my looks, but it's such a photogenic part of the city, i wanted to capture it. there's so much to do, see, and eat there, from huntingdon parkgrace cathedral, the fairmont, and top of the mark, plus lesser known spots like nob hill café and mason pacific. i wore this jumpsuit from gilt for dinner at venticello, a place that we used to go when we were dating. i paired it with some older accessories in my closet, like these miu miu sandals and an oldie but goodie balenciaga clutch.

marabelle jumpsuit (sold out, similar here and here), miu miu sandals (also available in magenta), balenciaga clutch (vintage, pre-loved in brown and pre-loved in white), super sunglasses, dior earrings (similar), michael kors watch (on sale!), vintage ny subway token and lulu frost necklaces

photos by alex drysdale


go/see/buy: renegade craft fair.

i've raved about the renegade craft fair before, but for those of you that haven't been, it's coming to back fort mason this weekend, taking over two of the pavillion spaces. expect hundreds of small makers plus a photobooth from magnolia photobooth co., DIY stations from outlaw trading co and handcrafted honey bee, amazing food, sweets from post street creamery and secret scoop, and if you are just visiting, fed ex will have a flat rate shipping station.

here are five vendors i can't wait to check out:

1. upper metal class: jewelry is always my weakness at renegade, and this delicate jewelry line from portland is sure to be a new favorite.

2. the poster list: so many cool options to outfit your walls. and now, lots of interesting graphic tees for men and women.

3. future glory: based in the dogpatch, these are some of the coolest bags and accessories, featuring fringe details and metal handles. even better, a portion of the proceeds are given to organizations that help support women who were victims of abuse or human trafficking.

4. foxwares: ceramic mugs, vases, platters, and more made in austin by lindsey wohlgemuth...perfect for a housewarming gift or your own home.

5. type.lites: wooden wick soy candles (which is biodegradable and burns cleaner than traditional candles) made right in the bay area. i love that each variety—signature, cobalt, and expletive—have fun sayings on the inside behind the label.

also, the nordstrom anniversary sale is open to everyone starting today! i've rounded up my picks and what's on my wishlist in the top right column...have a good weekend!

renegade craft fair, ft. mason, festival and herbst pavillions, marina boulevard and buchanan street, saturday and sunday, 11am to 7pm


the new look: spacedye.

this dress is something every woman should have—one that's comfortable, figure-flattering, and can be worn a million different ways. i wore it like this to work then to an event and dinner afterwards, but it also looks great belted with flat sandals, with sneakers, or topped with a sweater and paired with booties. just change up the accessories and you're ready to go...

banana republic dress (old, similar options below), balenciaga shoes (neoprene version and leather version) and bag (satchel version), linda farrow x alexander wang sunglasses, hermés and miansai braclets, j.crew (30% off) and iosselliani necklaces

photos by alex drysdale; photographed at the masonic in nob hill 


the new look: that extra somethin'.

i've been really into white tops that have that little something extra (see this and this), and this one from proenza schouler is right up that alley. it's got just enough to not be plain, the cutouts are work appropriate, and the crepe fabric is simply heavenly.

proenza schouler top, loft skirt (similar here and here), club monaco sandals (extra 40% off), céline clutch, lulu frost for j.crew earrings (old, love this pair), linda farrow x alexander wang sunglasses, vintage and miansai bracelets

photos by alex drysdale; shot in front of the brockleback apartments, featured in vertigo and the woman in red


the new look: one piece.

flashing back to a look from a few weeks back when the weather here was a bit warmer. just because you aren't in your 20s doesn't mean you can't still wear a romper (see example #1 here). i picked up this one from the gap because i was into the longer sleeve and short length; even though i'm on the fence about the words 'age appropriate,' in this case, it fit the bill. sadly mine is sold out online (you may still be able to find it in the sale section in stores), but i found some options below...

gap romper (old, see similar options below), vince sandals (on sale), balenciaga bag (new color; i customized it with a chain strap), oliver peoples sunglasses, vintage earrings (love this pair), hermés and miansai bracelets

photos by alex drysdale