-photos taken by Danielle-
Found these pictures from my pre-blogging days.  Clearly, I have always loved fashion photo shoots--even before I was introduced to blog world.

In the Wind

(top-Club Monaco, shoes-Sam Edelman, purse-Vintage, jeggings-Gap)
-photos by Mario-

The weather in San Francisco is so bipolar--raining cats and dogs one day then sunny the next.
Since we spent the whole day inside on Saturday, we got out on Sunday to enjoy the sunshine and went to the Zoo and the beach. 
This is my new favorite top that I got in New York when I was there for work last week. 
 I could wear this top in a different color every day--it has everything going for it that I love: 100% silk makes it light and airy, billowy sleeves and I love the tunic length with a waist tie. 
 I just feel so comfy and care free in it.  I secretly want to wear it every day. 
 I like how the dot pattern is sort of an abstract leopard print that is why I wore my leopard print scarf with it. 

I’m hoping for more sunshine this week but the rumor going around is that it is supposed to snow this weekend in San Francisco--I'll believe it when I see it.
I need to find more tops like this one to live in, so if you have seen any around let me know!

C'est la vie

(blazer-Vintage, shoes/beret-H&M, top/purse-UO, socks/belt-Gap)
-photos by Mario-
This vintage 70's blazer has this awesome retro check that is pink, cream and black.  I was so excited to wear it to the Legion of Honor museum on this rainy San Francisco day.

We got to see this amazing exhibit called Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave.  The exhibit contains works of art that Isabelle made completely out of paper.  Historical fashion costumes created out of paper were on display that showcased Isabelle's unique talent to manipulate her medium and create costumes that looked like soft, flowing fabrics consisting of various textures.
I was amazed and inspired by her unique talents and extensive collection.  Be inspired below!
(photos by Andreas von Einsiedel courtesy of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco © 2010 )

Queen of Hearts

(lace top-H&M, skirt-UO,tights-Gap,earrings/purse-Kate Spade, necklace-DIY, shoes-Chuck Taylors,sunglasses-Wasteland)

Happy Valentine's Day!
I made this necklace in spirit of the Queen of Hearts--and created hearts out of cards.  
I was going to wear my super high Jeffrey Campbell Lita's, but embraced being super comfortable in my Chucky T's--which also allowed me to tip toe around swans, and frolic through the Palace of Fine Arts as though I was the Queen of the castle!


(dress-F21, tights-Hue,earrings-Kate Spade, shoes-Guess,pin-Vintage)

This lovely bouquet was made by Savage Rose and you can check out more amazing floral delights here
I love the vintage pink flower pin that is pinned to the lace handle of the bouquet!
Pink and black is always such a sweet and retro combination.  Couldn't resist wearing a ballerina bun to play off the ballerina pink dress and black tights.  
This would make a pretty cute Bridesmaid outfit for a wedding around Valentine's Day in the daytime!

Vintage Valentine

These photos were taken by the lovely Veronica Suh.

I pretty much died when I found out this vintage dress was even more retro than I thought---a gem from the 1950's! 
The dress is from Chick-A-Boom Vintage in Petaluma.

This vintage 1950's dress is the perfect Valentine's Day date dress. 
 I fell in love with the coral color of this dress and that it was completely made out of beautiful vintage lace.
My heart melts for vintage, and especially vintage lace. 

Spring has Sprung

(top-F21, jeans-Gap,shoes-Betsey Johnson,purse/hat-Vintage,pin-J.Crew,necklace-Anthro,bracelet-H&M,sunglasses-Wasteland)

Spring has Sprung my friends.
No better way to get into the Spring and Valentine's spirit other than to surround yourself with flowers! 

Fresh off the Vine

(skirt/pin-J.Crew, top/sequin clutch-BCBG, blazer-UO,tights-Gap,shoes-Anthropologie,necklaces-Vintage,BCBG,BR)

Spent the weekend at my boyfriend's parent's house.
They pretty much have this Vineyard in their backyard, as it is across the street from their house.
We took advantage of the vineyard and went on a walk through it before we headed out to a fun-filled night of burgers and disco bowling. 
We also went on the most amazing 3 hour bike ride through vineyards and wineries where we were refreshed by the crisp (and clean) air that you don't seem to get in the city.
We saw so many animals along the way which made me so happy-- miniature ponies, chickens, cows and horses.

This skirt's pattern and colors ended up being a nice compliment to the bare grape vines and leaves that sprinkled the ground.  
The awesome White Stripes song "Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground" kept popping into my head.