Clocks aren’t the only thing springing ahead; this season’s sunglasses are more fashion-forward than ever before.
I might have forgotten to adjust my clocks Sunday (thank goodness the iPhone remembers to do it for me!), but with an extra hour of sun each day, you won’t find me forgetting my shades. From round and retro to heart-shaped and iridescent to dramatic and cat-eyed, there are enough funky frames to keep my eyes shaded everyday of the week. Here are my favorite spring 2014 styles.
Which pairs are making your shopping list?
Fall ‘N SYNC with the urban turban style that would make JT proud!
(Best read to the tune of “Sexy Back”–trust me, it’s worthwhile)
I’m bringing turbans back
That other headwear makes your hair go flat
You’re too special to be wearing that hat
So take it off – twist on that turban wrap
Take it to the pics!
I can’t believe it’s been six years since I took a 2lb bouncing ball of apricot fur home. Chris and I picked Isabelle out at Davis Kennels when she was just two weeks old–her eyes still squeezed shut, she was more of a Guinea pig than a dog–and brought her home from the breeder a week after I graduated from college. Everyone told me I would regret tying myself down with a dog, but this little pup has kept me grounded and brought me nothing but joy through a stint in NYC, years in Charleston, SC and a move out West to San Francisco.
I can only think of one thing less glam than hauling a giant multipack of toilet paper down the street to my apartment: realizing too late that I’ve run out of toilet paper. Fortunately, I’ve found a way to ensure that I will never again find myself in this sticky situation. If you’re visualizing a solution that involves my closet stuffed to the brim with spare rolls, think again. There’s no room in my humble urban dwelling for discount bulk packs, and besides, I would rather use the closet space for shoes!
The latest crop of nameplate necklaces let you spell out your signature style in 18k gold.
The nameplate necklace has come a long way since the SATC days. It’s grown beyond the “Carrie” necklace (discovered on Italian girls by the show’s costume designer Rebecca Weinberg while riding the train) to spell out beloved hometowns, empowering phrases and one-word zingers. Not personal enough? Brevity offers custom order charms made from your or a loved one’s handwriting! For simpler sensibilities, there’s the enduring prepster staple, the monogram. I just ordered a pair of these made-to-order round monogram necklaces as a surprise for my cousin and me (shh, she doesn’t know yet!). It’s the perfect contemporary take on friendship jewelry!
The good the bad and the frumpy
I sit down with fellow San Francisco fashion journalist Tony Bravo to breakdown fashions from movie’s biggest night.
Only watch what you want!
Best dressed 00:45
Worst Dressed 03:00
Honorable Mention 04:38
Most Fun 08:47
Cate Blanchett in Armani Prive
Overall, I was rather underwhelmed with the Oscar’s red carpet. Even fashionable starlets, like my bestie J.Law, went for simple, unimaginative gowns. Jennifer’s red dress was dull if classy and far too plain for the spunky 23-year-old. Fellow American Hustle nominee Adams also played it safe in an unadorned, sapphire blue frock, and Sandra Bullock, my pick for best actress, went for a tried and true pouffy ball gown better suited for a society gala than the Academy Awards.
By contrast, Cate Blanchett was flawless in a gauzy, effervescent gown with delicate floral embellishments that cascaded down from the waist in layers of soft, golden nude-hued organza. (more…)
Tony Bravo and I have returned from NYFW and Rome respectively, and we’re back gabbing about HBO’s “Looking” for the San Francisco Chronicle’s Style section. Armed with a couple glasses of wine, we hold nothing back about what we thought of Patrick’s naiveté, Dom’s antics and Augstin’s classism in episodes 5 and 6! There’s only two episodes left in the season. Are you caught up?
While I love watching the Academy Awards, it sometimes feels like all the drama happens on the red carpet (what fabulous frock will Lupita don this time?!), and the show often feels anticlimactic by comparison. To keep myself engaged throughout the show and to invigorate the competitive spirit, I’ve put together this turnkey Academy Award nominee-themed bingo game! The only thing left for you to determine is what the winner’s prize will be. May I suggest movie tickets?
Check out the playing cards and directions below… (more…)
We’ve entered that seasonal purgatory; the no man’s land between winter and spring where the weather is wet, cold and generally unpleasant. Such inclement weather makes it a chore just to leave the house for work in the morning, let alone to venture back out after dark for a date night. No amount of flickering candles or French verbiage on the menu will make you feel amorous if you’re shivering, sopping wet and the sexy new LBD you spent a fortune on is hidden beneath layers of outerwear.
This weekend, I propose reinventing date night out as date night in, a cozier (and incidentally more wallet-friendly) version of the romantic ritual. Here are my four steps for creating the perfect at-home date night…
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