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A Week in Review

December 23, 2011
tags: , , , , , , panettone, poinsettias, , San Francisco, santa claus, , ,
by Sonia

Home again, home again, jiggity jig. I’ve been back in San Francisco for almost a week now and oof! I love it. Aside from going to see The Nutcracker and doing a little shopping on Hayes Street, I’ve been in my PJs for the majority of the day either doing work from the comfort of my bed or adding Christmas sparkle to everything and anything I can find in the house.

Tonight is one of my best friend’s annual Christmas party and then tomorrow it’s off to the kitchen to prep for our Christmas Eve dinner that I can say with complete and utter sincerity is my favorite day of the entire year. A whopping 15 people consisting of my immediate family and our closest friends gather every year to eat a meal that makes me pass out it’s so good and drink until Santa comes squeezing down the chimney forcing us to go to bed.

But before I get all active on you, here’s a look at my week spent in PJs.

{ My unmade bed that I so rarely want to leave }

{ A panettone that takes me back to days in Florence }

{ Prezzzziessss! }

{ Festive poinsettias all around my house that Finn likes to smell }

{ Tree and Nutcrackers and Stockings, Oh my! }

Style Icon: Lou Doillon

December 15, 2011

I know. I know. I’ve featured her before. But truth be told, she’s the person I’m always looking to for style inspiration. She sticks to classic silhouettes but her individual articles of clothing are always a bit more modern and risqué. Take the outfit in the bottom right corner por ejemplo- what looks like a basic sheer blouse paired with black trousers is actually a jumpsuit! Huzzah! Or the simple white cocktail dress just above it is classic in silhouette but has all kinds of architectural and sculptural elements. Perfection!

There’s nothing fussy about Lou Doillon’s style - you can tell she knows what she likes, wears what she likes, and feels good in what she’s wearing, which is essentially what my style is all about. Nothing too complicated but always pulled together with a touch of edge.

I’m A Little Teapot

December 5, 2011
tags: acne, banana republic, best fashion blogs, , best nyc style blogs, , , , , fashion street style, iisli, jcrew, layers, multi-layered looks, , , , , soho, , , su-shi, zucca
by Sonia

Here’s a little fact about me: I have a tendency to overheat. Often, when most people are cold, I am a steaming hot teapot ready to explode. On Christmas morning about two years ago I got so hot sitting in the kitchen that my Mom put me outside to “cool off”…it worked, but I felt a little like a dog being told to “go outside.” Woof. Suffice it to say, it sucks most of the time with the exception of fall and winter - the seasons that allow me to bounce around outside without breaking a sweat and can layer as much as I damn well please!

The look you see here is a case-in-point, multi-layered outfit - that’s five layers people - that I put together for a day of Christmas shopping in Soho.  I wore this with the intention of not having to fuss over a big, lumpy jacket every time I overheated while still being warm enough to not regret not bringing one. Well, the outfit was a success! Not once did I overheat nor did I shiver when a crisp wind blew past me. As much as I love coats, this may be the new way to go for busy days filled with errands.

{ Zucca Plaid Shirt, Banana Republic Vest c/o, Iisli Dress, H&M White Shirt, Hue Tights, Acne ‘Pistol’ Boots, J.Crew Belt, Su-Shi Bag, Forever21, Tom Binns, Reiss & Vintage Bracelets }

//Photos by Emily Malan

Marni x H&M

November 30, 2011
tags: , , , collection, consuelo castiglioni, date, , , launch, march, , release, , , , when will the h&m marni hit stores
by Sonia

I don’t normally post about things like this but when I heard that Marni was the next designer in line to collaborate with H&M my head practically spun off. I had a seriously hopeless love affair with Marni throughout high school and it was actually the first pair of designer shoes I purchased on my very own (see those suckers here).

 While I’ve been excited about the past H&M collaborations (the Versace one was pretty epic), it’s only with the announcement of Marni that I’m actually considering camping out the night before the collection launches on March 8, 2012. I love the quirkiness of the brand mixed with feminine sophistication and can’t believe it can be at my fingertips at a much more affordable price! Check out this little sneaky peek of the upcoming collection and let me know what you thinky think think!

Leather + Jersey

November 28, 2011
tags: acne, boot, , , , generation love, , , , jodhpur, leather and jersey, , pistol, , , , , ,
by Sonia

I picked up this jersey + leather sweater/sweatshirt concoction last month, hung it in my closet and kind of forgot about it until two weekends ago when I was huffing and puffing that I didn’t have anything to wear and then boom sha-ka-la-ka this little gem popped out at me. How could I have possibly forgotten about a sweatshirt with leather sleeves!? I don’t know. I honestly do not know. But that’s neither here nor there because now it’s in frequent outfit rotation and that’s all that matters. It also came in handy this past weekend whilst suffering from a serious post-Thanksgiving food baby which I’ll be working off this entire week…

{ H&M jacket, Generation Love Leather Sleeve Sweater, J Brand Jodhpur Jeans c/0, Acne ‘Pistol’ Boots }