All Puffed Up

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Vest: Gap (sold out, similar here). Sweater: Forever 21 (see it again here). Pants: Levis (similar). Boots: Vince Camuto. Lips: bareMinerals in “Amped”

I honestly can’t believe it’s Christmas Eve already. As I had a feeling it would, this month has passed in an absolute blur of holiday celebrations. I checked off almost everything on my list! I have a bit of a reputation for going overboard with the holiday cheer, and this year was certainly no exception. Even after most of my shopping and crafting was done, I couldn’t resist heading down the hill to explore Sephora. I’m used to walking the aisles to find little things for myself, but it was such a fun experience going in gifting mode. So what if I picked up a new shade of nail polish along the way? Collateral damage, my friends.

Even though most of my friends are taking advantage of the season to bust out their brightest reds and sparkliest golds, for some reason I’m still in black-and-grey mode. It’s just such an easy palette to mix and match, and I love the drama of pairing super-bright lips with a monochromatic outfit. But hey- at least I’m mixing some patterns, right? There is paisley happening up in here!

This vest marks #7 in my puffer vest collection. I blame my vest obsession on my dad, who is rarely seen without his series of red vests. Seriously- when he was interviewed on national TV for his business, he was wearing a puffy vest. Gotta love it. My version fits a little closer to the body, and the polka dots add a splash of playfulness. Go grey or go bright- you’ve got to have a vest this time of year.

puffer vest, puffy vest style, polka dot vest, vest with layers

puffer vest, puffy vest style, polka dot vest, vest with layers

puffer vest, puffy vest style, polka dot vest, vest with layers

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Wine on the Lips

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fall sweaters, Thanksgiving outfits, wine country style

I know it’s all about snow and trees in most of the country right now, but here in the Bay Area, we’re in a state of perpetual fall. Jim and I trekked (ok, drove a whole 45 minutes) up to Allyson‘s place a few weeks ago, and we managed to squeeze in a few quick photos in her backyard before dinner. Dexter the cat kept his watchful eyes on us, but he eventually gave in and decided to ham it up a bit for the camera.

Since my first foray into lipstick two years ago, I’ve worn bright pinks, bold reds, and the occasional nude. I’ve stayed completely away from deep or dark colors, fearing that I’d look like a reject from a Buffy the Vampire Slayer casting. But the new deep wine and burgundy lipsticks look surprisingly fresh when paired with a mostly-bare face, and it was time to give it a shot.

Every time I head up north, visions of a dog (or a barn cat) and backyard dance in my head. I’ve always felt a split between my small-town roots and infatuation with urban life, and usually they stay balanced. But when the sun dips down low and the vineyard turns gold, it’s a tough act to compete with.

I’d like to pretend that I kept this grown-up ensemble on for the rest of the evening, but we all know I put on my footie pajamas the first chance I got. At least I wasn’t the only one!

fall sweaters, Thanksgiving outfits, wine country style

fall sweaters, Thanksgiving outfits, wine country style

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Sanfranista on Jada Beauty’s “The Mane Details”

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I’m so excited to be featured on Jada Beauty’s “The Mane Details” today, and I wanted to share the interview with you! “The Mane Details” is a part of Jada Beauty’s blog where fashion and beauty bloggers share a bit about what inspires them. It was so fun to have the opportunity to chat about my favorite places to go in San Francisco and most-loved beauty and hair products.

Head over to Jada Beauty to check it out, and let me know what you think!

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