Style + Design
Should you find yourself downtown tomorrow quite in need of a midweek, San Francisco summer pick-me-up involving a great cause, good deals, mani pedi pampering and stylish finds from emerging designers, sidle on over to the Shop for Breast Cancer event taking place at the Embarcadero Center’s Vanity Beauty Lounge.
Good reads from our feeds....
From cookies and cutlets to abandoning chest-down sleep forever (say it ain’t so!), Glamour comes at us with 10 easy ways to make your boobs look better (sans the knife, of course).
Refinery 29 introduces us to the latest in uncomfortable-looking men’s fashion: the denim tube top for guys, courtesy of Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Add some fireworks to your wardrobe with this week’s deals:
Acrimony: The Big Summer Sale at this Hayes Valley store means 70 percent off sale merchandise and 40 percent of regularly priced items from hard-to-find and independent brands such as Tankus, Hyden Yoo, April77, Mini Market and Endovanera.
Agent Provocateur: Head to this steamy style emporium’s Union Square outpost or shop online for up to 50 percent off. Then watch the sparks fly.
This week we were faced with a style dilemma that always leaves us a bit perplexed: how to pull off red, white and blue without looking like, well, a contestant in the Miss Liberty pageant. Don't get us wrong, we usually jump at any excuse to get a bit themed-out and the Fourth of July happens to be one of the best reasons to do so, but this year we decided to skip the star-spangled bikini and opt for something a bit more seaside chic. So without further ado, our look of the week:
Fashion gossip for the long weekend …
It's getting hot in here. Check out the Beckham's latest Emporio Armani ad campaign via Daily Mail.
If you haven't already heard, indigo is in for fall/winter. See what Lancome says goes best with the new hue from View on Fashion.
The Cut says Anna Wintour's signature bob is off the chopping block.
We know, we know. It’s what’s below the surface that counts. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t suckers for pretty packaging. In the best possible world, we’d get substance and style wrapped up in the same attractive little bundle.
Like it or not, jelly sandals are back in a big way this summer. Luckily our statement shoe of choice in elementary school has grown up a bit since the playground days, revamped by a few of our favorite designers. Despite our love for nostalgia, we've been hesitant to embrace this trend as of yet but now we're dying to scoop up a pair in every color. After all, the flip-flop's edgier cousin looks equally as fresh for day or night. Check out some of our favorite finds:
1. See by Chloé Ankle Wrap Jelly Sandal in black, $125: Practical yet sleek, these strappy sandals will take you from the beach to dining al fresco downtown.
If you’ve been looking for an excuse – or an incentive – to visit Union Street lately, here it is: tomorrow’s Union Street Girls Night Out.
Four merchants along Cow Hollow’s main shopping drag are banding together to entice shoppers with all-day sales on merchandise, in-store wine and edibles and goodie bags for the stalwart style-seekers who huff it to each participating merchant.