Sunday, August 31, 2014

Flower Power

It's just too hard to bid goodbye to summer! With Labor Day fast approaching, now is the perfect time to get your summer whites in. This has been a go-to outfit of mine for years! The floral tank is so feminine, the flyaway cardigan is so delicate, and the white shorts are structured & chic! This outfit is layered, so when it gets too hot... just shed the cardigan! I'm also loving the color palette of the entire ensemble.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Skull Candy

I have been lusting over this scarf forever. It's definitely an edgy piece, and while that's typically not my style, It was an item I had to have! I softened the look with a basic white tee and a skirt. I went with sandals today, but my strappy YSL heels would have perfectly complimented the look!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Striped Summer

Stripes were big this summer. I was never a fan before, but boy was I ever this season!! This is a maxi I've had forever. In fact, it was my first introduction to the world of stripes. Again, it is a comfortable piece, and one of the first pieces I pack for an island vacation.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Yup, In My White Tee.

Not sure if you all noticed, but jogger pants are IN. They look like fancy shmancy sweat pants. Given my affection for all things comfortable, I have quickly jumped on the bandwagon. I paired a pair of chambray joggers with a white tee, and comfy wedges. A tank for and fun sandals would look great, too.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Grey Skies Are Gonna Clear Up

We've been dealing with some pretty overcast mornings during what I call "Fogust" here in the city. Though we see beautiful bright blue skies in the afternoon, I guess you can say I brought the marine layer with me throughout the day in this monochromatic ensemble :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What's Black & White, and Red All Over?

For today's post, I wanted to bring you one of my favorite outfits for a casual dinner. If I'm meeting up with my friends for a bite to eat midweek, or joining my parents for grub at a neighborhood favorite... I'm probably wearing this. As of late, I'm really into stripes, and the pop of red really compliments the black & white.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's Actually Very Easy Being Green

I wanted to share a secret with you all for today's post... I really don't like dressing up 90% of the time. I really just choose comfort (ie yoga pants and a v-neck) most days. When I want to jazz up that very feel, I'll turn to something like this. Ta-da! Harem pants. A trendy shape with the feel of sweatpants. I paired them with a basic black tank and non-fuss strappy heels. I love running errands like this on a typical afternoon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fall Calling

Alas, we are halfway through August and Fall is knocking on our door. Can you believe it?! We've also been deing with some weird weather in the Bay Area.. it's been cloudy, muggy, with morning drizzle. On this particular day, it was a COLD and gray morning. The day shaped up to be sunny and somewhat warm.. so layering was key.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Stripe Me Down

Hello loves! Summer is the perfect (and really only?) time to bust out the maxi dress. It is literally one article of clothing- great for picnics, vacations, and brunch. I found this cute striped number at the outlets and couldn't pass it up. It will be fun to accessorize as we make the transition to early Fall!

Striped Maxi Dress similar here, here, and here

xo ek

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Think Pink For Date Night

Pink is one of my favorite colors, but I've hesitated wear it in the past. On the blog, however, I'm sure you have seen a lot of pink on here. Peplum is a style that is hard to pull off, too, While it accentuates the waist, peplum can sometimes look too poofy around the mid-section. The trick is to find a top that doesn't gather too much around the waist and really extend out. Play with different necklines and sleevelengths to find the perfect peplum for you!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Seeing Spots

Oh just wait until the Fall posts... you'll be seeing plenty of animal print on here!! This outfit is the closest thing you can get to wearing pajamas at a nice dinner. It's also a throwback to those bungee pants my parents used to wear in the late 80s. Hence, the leopard harem pants accomplish a lot. They say a lot. I kept the rest of the outfit simple with a white tank, and my gold cap-toe heels. Perfect for a summer dinner get-together!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Whatever the Weather: Music Festivals Pt. II

In terms of the weather, don't expect too much out of Outsidelands. It'll start off foggy and breezy. Though afternoon highs COULD reach the mid-60s, it won't be hot by anyone's standards. Atleast there's going to be sunshine :) I learned the hard way that the walking paths at GGP are rough and dusty, so I don't recommend flip flops. For this day of the festival, I'm dressing up a beach romper so it's festival-ready!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Whatever the Weather: Music Festivals Pt. I

Hey all! So the Bay Area is gearing up for Outsidelands this weekend, and I will admit it is a little tricky to dress for. That's because Golden Gate Park is freezing cold 95% of the time. And foggy. The atmosphere is a little more casual as well compared to Coachella, Lollapalooza and even Stage Coach. Layering is key for Outsidelands, and comfort is a high priority. Try a flannel to keep you cozy during the morning and evening concerts, and then tie it aroud your waist during peak heat. Boots are better than flipflops- and remember there is a LOT of walking involved!

Useful Tips:

  • LAYER, LAYER, LAYER! Bring a sweater, hoodie, or flannel for the chilly nights
  • You will probably get dirty. I know you want to wear your delicate-lace White free people dress, but this may not be the venue for that
  • Wear comfy shoes. There is more walking involved than you'd think.
  • Have fun with your fashion! The boho-chic/hipster/hippie look is not an everyday look. So take advantage of the style when you can!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

All White Everything

White hot! This is a first for me. Usually, I avoid white/cream like the plague. I am prone to spills (only actually when I happen to wear a white shirt), so I mostly play it safe. I basically threw everything white I own together and created this outfit. Yet I definitely won't be eating anywhere in this outfit :)

The jacket is Kardashian Kollection... and honestly, I like the clothing line! I know the Kim & Co get a bad rap but she is a businesswoman through and through. Her clothes come in at the right price point, and I haven't had any problems with quality. Check out the Express tank, its reversible, and right now on sale!! In fact, Express now has a deal $25 off when you spend $100. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello Coral!

Coral is a beautiful color that looks great with a summer tan. This dress was an oldy-but-goody that I've paired with a jean jacket and flats.. to sky-high heels and a statement necklace. Today was a cloudy morning, but once the fog burned off, it was a beautiful day. Color ensued! 

P.S.- Peep the necklace. I featured it on the "Summer Colors of the Wind" post. It seriously matches everything!!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

House Cleaning.

Alright, I have a lot of exciting things to announce! I've listened to all of your tips and advice, and starting with next week's posts, I will be using a NEW CAMERA! This will limit the use of the iphone pictures, which have their own set of quality issues. I was gifted a Canon PowerShot SX200IS 12 MP. I will be playing around with the settings, and as always, if you have any tips... SEND THEM MY WAY! 

Starting soon, I will be featuring work clothes. From time to time, I'm asked where I get my work clothes/who styles me. I traditionally go for a conservative and chic look (kind of hard to pull of early mornings). Yet, sometimes, I like a nice pop of color and I play around with my lipsticks. Fall is coming up, and that will heavily influence my outfit picks within the next month or so. 

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Pretty in Pink (and Purple)

Two of my favorite colors! For most of my life, I dressed in a lot of neutrals (gray, black, navy), but this summer, I took a fashion leap and explored bright and bold colors. This statement top is Lilly Pulitzer and it screams PREPPY.. maybe in a future post, I can toughen it up a bit :) I wore this outfit on a sunny day grabbing lunch in Oakland. This look definitely commands attention in a room full of business lunches!

I forgot to fully accessorize this outfit. It would go well with my Michael Kors Zinna Pink clutch, pearl earrings, and a side ponytail.