What a Stud!

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

Zara blouse, Vince jeans (other colors here), Urban Sidewalk headband, Nine West flats (similar here), Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch

Through styling women all day at my new job, I’ve started to think of fashion in terms of categories. Rhianna is straight-up edgy, Jennifer Aniston epitomizes casual-chic, and Lindsay Lohan is a hot mess (too soon?). I hadn’t categorized myself before, but I now realize that the way I dress myself is pretty darn inconsistent. One day I’m wearing faux leather leggings or having a serious hipster moment, and the next I’m wearing pearls and crochet.

But hey- style is a constantly changing thing. Pieces I loved last year are now finding new owners at Goodwill, and photos of myself from five years ago seem to be of a completely different girl. I had my punk-rock phase (ok, decade), and I certainly had my preppy days (no, really!). Turns out, my true personal style is a hybrid instead of a type- sort of a romantic/edgy compromise.

I love my champagne and sequins, but I’m also a sucker for plaid and porter.

Sometimes I’m pretty obvious about it, like when I pair polka dots with a motorcycle jacket, but on days like today I let the outfit supply the edge and bring a little sweetness with the makeup. Rosy cheeks and an otherwise bare face can keep a hardware-heavy look from becoming too Hell’s Angels. And oh, how I love my studs!

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

Zara military top, Vince skinny jeans, Vince pants, fashion studs

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Five Quick Snaps

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Really, Sarah? Really? Another photo of AT&T park at dusk?

I think this stadium may be my new Golden Gate Bridge 🙂 I seriously can’t get enough of the view beyond the stadium walls. Regardless of how the Giants are doing this year (whatever, I don’t want to talk about it), games are always a pleasure. Tofu hot dogs and twinkling Bay Bridge lights- what more could a San Francisco girl ask for?

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Just as I clearly have a thing for plaid (and sequins, and guinea pigs, and elephants, and..), I clearly have a thing for bright pink lips. Other than my wallet and phone, this was the entire contents of my teeny cross-body bag I always wear.
I may need an intervention.

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You know you’ve found a good group of guy friends when they not only voluntarily shop with you, but they also buy about ten times the amount of clothing you do.

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Because let’s be honest. We know how saloons go.

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! This evening, I’m finally about to come up for air and edit/get ready to post the six rounds of outfit photos we’ve taken over the past two weeks. Woohoo!

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Geek2Chic: When Fashion, Tech, and Community Unite!

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

On quiet weekday evening, the Bloomingdales in downtown San Francisco underwent a transformation from a haven of retail therapy into a teeming spectacle of fashion, art, and the best tech that this city has to offer.

Produced by Mark Drapeau, Geek2Chic is a one-of-a-kind fashion show created through the ultimate partnership between Microsoft, Bloomingdale’s, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship. The annual fashion event combines the thrill of a fashion show with the important cause of encouraging at-risk youth to seek higher education and launch their own startups.

Instead of runway models, the organizers asked leaders in the tech community to take a night off from their laptops and iPhones and walk the runway wearing top items from Bloomingdale’s summer collections. Some industry professionals oped for a classic catwalk strut while others opted for breakdancing or a Star Wars helmet as a way to work the runway. The result was a relaxed, unique show that combined summery fashion with a feeling of community.

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

There was absolutely no way I could leave without trying on the helmet.

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

At the afterparty at The Bubble Lounge, we all got to see what happens when you combine several hundred tech and fashion industry people with a photobooth and copious amounts of champagne.

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Geek2Chic, Geek2Chic San Francisco, Geek2Chic fashion show

Photography by Drew Altizer and my lil ol’ iPhone!

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