A new year and sunny skies ahead -- January doesn't get much better than this. Inspired by the summery weather, we thought we'd round up a few of our favorite on-trend sunglasses.
New Year's Eve is a great excuse to take your shirting up a notch. Why not go all out with French (Musketeer) cuffs and a pair of sweet 'links?
If you're new to the fold-over + cufflink get up, fear not -- men should use cufflinks as women do jewelry: to enchance an outfit and show off one's personality. With everything from Limited Edition Darth Vader Cufflinks (#1) to a handy Bottle Opener pair (#10), our list is well-suited for the SF man.
Spending half your rent on a pair of shoes? I know, I know -- fuggeddaboutit! But really, if there's one thing to splurge on this winter, it's a pair of delicious designer booties. Dress them up or down, and wear them all year round. We found 12 envy-ensuing booties to add to your wish list, or better yet -- go ahead and gift yourself!
Meet Jenny Bronstein, a Bay Area native turned sun-loving Santa Monica gal. After meeting her last week in the Marina, we're now inspired to smile bigger, laugh louder and be more fabulous. The busy corporate event planner, may have settled down the coast, but she's still a Bay Area girl at heart and always makes time for (shopping-filled) SF getaways.
The 3rd Annual SF Street Food Festival is upon on us and well, a girl's gotta eat! We say dig in -- and look good while doing it.
As ladylike as we know you are, when you're standing and eating saucy truck food with your hands all day, spills are bound to happen. Keep them minute with a printed frock (this one has a fitted bodice and forgiving tummy, too!). Also, keep your hands busy with food -- not fuss -- with a crossbody bag, and stand up to those spiced-up eats with a cool pair of black suede shoes.
Thanya Abigail Ponggawa, an Indonesian lovely, currently studying in LA. Thanya was in SF this weekend, "with [her] family for a weekend getaway from the heat in LA." When I first spotted her I actually only saw the back of her outfit, but was then happy to discover her stunning architecural sunglasses and adorable necklace -- the whole outfit is such a fantastic mix.
It may be cold outside. At least these deals are hot....
Barneys New York Warehouse Sale: This is one sale that actually deserves to call itself legendary. Head to Fort Mason for 50 to 75 percent off designer apparel, shoes and accessories for men and women through Aug. 9. Bring sharp elbows. You may need them.
Because paying full retail price is oh-so-passé...
Ladita: We’re sad to report that this Bernal Heights eco-boutique is closing its doors in less than two weeks. Until then, the shop is having a close-out sale that promises eco-friendly apparel, accessories and gifts for women and babies for up to 70 percent off.
Elizabeth Charles: A summer sale is on at this Pacific Heights destination for Australian designers, as well as in the boutique’s online store. Women’s apparel from designers such as Ginger and Smart and Megan Park are going for hundreds off regular prices.
Daylight savings, which goes into effect early Sunday morning, isn’t the only reason to spring forward this weekend. Here are three more:
Get a leg up on the season’s latest trends in footwear courtesy of Simon Doonan, creative director of Barneys New York. The well-known arbiter of style touches down in San Francisco today especially for this afternoon’s event highlighting must-have shoes for spring 2009. Prepare to drool over showstoppers from such designers as Lanvin, Balenciaga, Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. To attend, RSVP to the number below.
It may be a new year, but one thing hasn’t changed: sales continue to pop up everywhere we look. Here are seven places to shop and save during the first weekend in 2009: