Baby, it's cold outside!

skirt-Anthropologie, trench- Banana Republic, jacket/top/necklace- J.Crew, scarf- Madewell, shoes- Crossroads Trading Co, bag- Louis Vuitton

Well, the Spring showers sure have come to visit San Francisco in full force.  
Something about the rainy weather makes me want to be a preppy little polished lady even though it's wet outside. 

First Day of Spring!

hat- 1960s Vintage, top-J.Crew, skirt-Anthropologie, gloves-Vintage, necklaces- Banana Republic and Forever21, pins-J.Crew, sunglasses- Urban Outfitters, bracelets- J.Crew and Banana Republic

photos by my talented Mom who is also a floral designer for her company, Savage Rose.

Happy First Day of Spring!
My mom picked up this amazingly special and quite costumey 60s blossom hat at the Alameda Antique Fair.  My mom being a talented floral designer and owning her own floral business was naturally drawn to this dramatic Vintage hat filled with lovely blossoms.  
Don't you just love Spring and when Cherry Blossoms bloom all over the land?  But Cherry Blossoms are such a tease since they only grace us with their beauty for a short time.  How gorgeous is this cherry blossom lane that matched perfectly with my hat?

Silver on Silver

top/skirt- Gap, shoes-Zara, scarf- Miu Miu, sunglasses-Prada, necklace- Anthropologie, earrings Vintage, bracelet-gift, hat-Forever 21

Silver on Silver feels absolutely fresh and modern to me right now, and I love the monochromatic trend going on.  Something about committing to a color palette takes discipline, so I couldn't help to accessorize the silver with vibrant colors that popped off of the cool-metal hue. 
 It was a magical moment at Ocean Beach in San Francisco where there was hardly anyone there with the wind blazing--except for a large group of Monks.  They stood out in their bright orange traditional attire sprinkled throughout the sprawling beach.  It looked beautiful and their demeanor was of course reflective, calm and friendly--exactly how one feels when placed in front of the magnetic ocean.

A rad dress & a nod to the 90s

dress- Crossroads Trading Co, denim vest- Forever 21, bracelets-J.Crew/Vintage, shoes- Halogen, hat-Vintage, necklace-Bloomingdale's

Photos by the lovely and talented Sarah Jehan

It was such a pleasure to get to work with the lovely and talented photographer Sarah Jehan—she is so fun, cool and great to work with!  We both have an affinity for anything 90s grunge, so with that thread in common I made sure my outfit gave a nod to one of our favorite fashion decades.
This red and black chevron dress from Crossroads Trading Co is soooooo rad.  I love the details in the dress—it’s sheer with the slip underneath being short above the knee so you can see through it from mid thigh down.  The amazing print on this dress makes a statement all on its own.  However, with my natural inclination to over-accessorize I had to layer on a denim studded vest, silver collar necklace and lots of bangles and rings…and voila the outfit is complete!

Get 15% off with code: HOURGLASSBLOG

first two dresses and skirt c/o  You can see more of these looks herehere and here

I LOVE my pieces from!!!
I have become absolutely smitten with the fit of the dresses and skirt I have received from!  
They are flattering, on-trend and are pieces that I put on and feel amazing in!  Not to mention they can be styled infinite ways! 
There are only 2 more days left to get 15% off your ENTIRE purchase from!!!!
The items above are my new favorites from!  
I need to decide which ones to get with the 15% off!  
I LOVE how Lulu*s dresses fit, so of course my wish list is all dresses!
Right now I'm loving the bright solid colors, black and white prints, a crisp white dress for the ultimate romantic look and of course a crazy leopard print!

You can shop the items above, (left to right/top to bottom) below.
Coconut Snow Ivory Dress, shop here
Isairis Mint Green Dress, shop here
Billabong Well Grounded Black and White Print Dress, shop here
Tiers of Joy Yellow Lace Dress, shop here
Crafty Kitten Pink Print Dress, shop here
Tea at Three Polka Dot Dress, shop here
Whistling Pixie Coral Pink Dress, shop here
Glow with the Flow Neon Orange Dress, shop here
Shop away!...only 2 more days!
15% OFF 
Your ENTIRE LULUS.COM purchase!!!!
Available through 3/9/2012.
Details for promo:Valid for customers in US and Canada./  One use per customer coupon./ Coupon is for 15% off the total purchase and is a site wide discount.

MOD in my dress!

dress- c/o, black/white sweater- Urban Renewal Urban Outfitters, gloves- H&M, tights-Nordstrom, shoes- Crossroads Trading Co, sunglasses- Prada, necklaces- Banana Republic and H&M

By now you probably know that I absolutely love everything about the 60s, and especially the fashion!  This awesome 60s retro inspired dress from, called the Bid you Good Bright Color Block Dress is so cool.  This dress pretty much takes color blocking to a whole new level.  Not to mention this dress is an amazing price at an extremely affordable $27!  AND Lulu*s gets even more awesome because they are offering my readers a 15% discount on your ENTIRE snag this dress for just $ it here!!!! 

You can get 
15% OFF 
Your ENTIRE LULUS.COM purchase!!!!
Available through 3/9/2012.
Details for promo:Valid for customers in US and Canada./  One use per customer coupon./ Coupon is for 15% off the total purchase and is a site wide discount.
Go treat yourself to something special!
Start shopping LuLu*s here.