Before being known for its ridiculous high price of living, tech snobs, and foodie scene; San Francisco was once known for its prominent place in the hippie movement. Peace, Love, and Music ran rampant through Haight Street during the 60’s and that set a free-spirited tone for the city ever since. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and I was lucky enough to find a vintage floral dress for the occasion. I shot this look in Golden Gate park, due to it being one of the main hubs during that iconic summer and also being home to many of my childhood memories.I’ve always been a huge fan of 60’s fashion; the bold & bright prints, mini skirts, and classic mod silhouettes. This love runs deep, in college I was obsessed with peter pan collar dresses and Twiggy makeup looks. Its super cheesy, but one of my favorite movies from my childhood is Austin Powers: The Spy that Shagged me (because of the outfits!). My floral dress featured was found at the City Wide Garage Sale in Austin. It was a major steal at only $8 bucks – which confirms my theory that vintage shopping is much better (or at least cheaper!) outside of California.
Bodysuits are (in my opinion) the easiest piece of clothing to whip on with jeans and have an instant cute look. Theres no “tucking in” and “riding up” fuss and when sized correctly should fit you like a glove. The one i’m wearing below is a dusty brown color and a super soft suede or pseudo suede (not 100% sure). Paired with my moto jacket and high waisted jeans it was the perfect outfit for walking around San Francisco’s windy streets.
I’m definitely #notamodel even though I try to be for my blog and during this shoot my girls were cracking me up to catch some natural smiles.
I love a good statement piece. Big earrings, a bright coat, unique shoes, I’m all over it. Fashion should always be fun and a pop of color doesn’t hurt anyone :p
According to my finacee I need more basics and less statement pieces, but to that my response is that I live my life with an exclamation mark and I can’t be bothered with boring clothes. I of course still appreciate a good classic piece but this post isn’t about that, its about bright fun jackets!
Scouring the corners of the web I came upon these fun jackets that deserve a double take. The details, the colors, *swoon* they’re just too good to be true. Check them out!Asos Printed Coat in Ornate Floral This trench takes it to the next level with this powder blue shade and sprinkled in flowers.
Open Dolman Jacket This Free People jacket has that cool girl slouchy look that I’m obsessed with! The bohemian print weaves in pops of pink, green, and blue keeping it fresh and interesting.
Enid Ruffled Coat These ruffle sleeves give you that delightfully soft feminine detail with a punch in the face of color.
Right as Rain WaterProof Jacket This yellow coat is just too adorable and instantly makes me think of paddington bear and the Morton Salt Girl.
Spring time in SF this year has been pretty windy & rainy; unfortunately not ideal weather to be wearing skirts and dresses. Although when you get a little bit of luck a sunny day pops up here and there. Making use of my opportunity I threw on the easiest red, white, and blue outfit you’d ever did see. Its not 4th of July inspired on anything, I’m just making a fun observation :p
This denim skirt has a bit of flare making it instantly flattering. It definitely was the perfect outfit for walking around on a sunny Saturday afternoon. And these sandals, I can’t go on enough about the comfort level. Typically I don’t wear heels but these are a game changer.
Shoes – Aldo Resplandina Sandal
I’ve always been a fan of 60’s fashion – the bold prints, vibrant colors, and sweet silhouettes. When I saw this top at H&M (for only 8 bucks!) I flipped, and despite the slightly small size I fell in love. I typically pair this top with simple accessories – its the perfect statement top that pulls my outfit together. During this shoot I rocked messy buns, pink rimmed shades, and a vintage watch. I’m obsessed with vintage jewelry and anytime I can add it to an outfit I will!
This Saturday was such an inspiring, and empowering day. Women’s marches and rallies were happening all over the country (and world), and I was lucky enough to join the thousands at the San Francisco event. It was amazing to witness such a huge and diverse crowd come together to support women’s rights .
After my grumpy morning photo was taken, the first stop on Saturday was at Arc Studios. “F*ck U! In the Most Loving Way” was the current exhibit that featured a bunch of feminist pieces by a badass woman.
These two top pieces were created by my friend Rachel O’Donnell who is an artist currently living in East Hollywood.
After the gallery I headed over to the rally with a bunch of girlfriends. There was a multitude of unique signs to greet us with bright colors and fierce sayings. There were also countless pink pussy hats uniting the group. It was fantastic.
For someone who doesn’t usually attend rallies this was an empowering and life-changing experience. Enduring the cold and rain with thousands in support of women’s rights really made a statement that the future is female.
90’s style is dominating today’s fashion, and (in my opinion) the most iconic accessory of that era was the choker. Ranging from lacy to sleek, all varieties are having a major moment and I am loving it! I’ve scouted out my faves and listed them below. Ch-check em out!