Life Lately

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Last week was crazy busy. I’m pushing toward a launch at work, and since it was my birthday last week, I decided to live it up a bit. Between work and actually having a life, I didn’t find much time for outfit photos. Of course, I always have time to snap a quick pic with my phone, so I thought I’d share a few here. And, if you don’t want to miss out on the fun, be sure to follow me on Instagram!

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I finally made time for a little shopping and popped into my favorite boutique, Mira Mira. It was a tough decision, but I went with the silver kitty. // I was lucky enough to check out the new Nordstrom Rack on Market St a few days before it officially opened, and these loafers were part of my haul. // I left work early on my birthday and was greeted by a beautiful, summer-like evening. The boyfriend and I took advantage and went for a sunset stroll through Golden Gate Park before heading out to dinner and drinks. // Yes another new pair of shoes. And with this gray pair, I have these shoes in three colors. // I headed over to Benefit headquarters for a fun Lookmazing event and got a mini makeover. Adiel and I couldn’t resist snapping a few pics with our fresh makeup! // I cannot get enough Mezcal right now. This cilantro and Mezcal cocktail at Padrecito is one of my favorites! // After telling myself I’d stop buying shoes, I did this. Oops. // After a day of outlet shopping with a girlfriend, we came back to the city just in time to cross the Bay Bridge at sunset. It was absolutely beautiful and made me feel all warm and fuzzy with love for San Francisco. // No lazy Sunday morning is complete without a pic of Sombrita. How cute does she look napping in a spot with half sun and half shade?

A Test

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As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m a total perfectionist. I have a difficult time accepting mistakes, and I’ve been told more times than I can count that I’m hypercritical of myself…even when it comes to my nails. (It may be true.) And while this manicure garnered a number of compliments, I really don’t like it. The design had potential and I like the color combination, however, I did not execute it well. But, I forced myself to keep it for an entire week, just to prove that I can live with imperfection and I made it! I might try this design again but definitely not soon - I need to go with a sure thing next week!

Happy Friday!

T-Shirt Dress

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Dress: Uzi (Mira Mira)
Necklace: All Saints
Boots: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Rings: Mira Mira
Clutch: A gift

When I saw this dress at Mira Mira, I knew it would come home with me. I don’t know what it is about sack dresses, but I love them. And, because I’m tall, I like to think I can pull them off. This one is basically an oversized t-shirt made of the loveliest cotton, and I can see myself wearing it with everything, everywhere. For my first time wearing it I kept it simple and paired it with booties. And right now, well, it’s like there are no other booties in my closet. Seriously, I cannot stop wearing this pair! I kept with the neutral theme and opted for this clear clutch, which was made my awesome and amazingly talented friend, Adiel. Yes, you read that correctly. She made it. How rad is it?

Neoprene And Leather

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Sweatshirt: Rebecca Minkoff
Jeans: Current/Elliott (Nordstrom)
Boots: Dolce Vita (Shopbop)
Bag: Proenza Schouler (Barneys)
Sunglasses: Chanel

There are few things I love more than a good sweatshirt. My ever-growing collection has been well documented here on the blog, and I seem to convince myself that there is an appropriate way to wear them for almost every occasion. This one has quickly become a weekend and office favorite. The mix of neoprene and leather make it feel luxe, especially compared to the much more casual cotton varieties. Paired with a pencil skirt and heels, it’s perfect for the office. And when the weekend rolls around, well, I go with looks like this one. It’s my attempt at that effortless, cool girl style that I love so much.

What’s your go-to sweatshirt look? 

Stripes On Stripes

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OPI Need Sunglasses? // Essie Mezmerised // Sally Hansen White On //  Kiss Brush On Nail Art Paint in Black

While I’ve been slacking when it comes to nail posts (okay, all posts), my nails have not been bare. There have been quite a few designs that I wanted to share but didn’t take photos before I inevitably chipped the manicure. I would not let that happen with this one. I am obsessed with this design!

In the mood to try something new, I hit up a few of my favorite nail art blogs for inspiration. I spotted this one on Miss Ladyfinger and knew I had to give it a try. How could I resist all those stripes even if I was a bit intimidated? I’m not a fan of red nail polish, so I swapped the red stripe for a blue one but otherwise copied it exactly. The result is definitely a new favorite.

What do you think of this manicure?

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