look of the week
What a guy! Show your love and gratitude this Father's Day with these incredible Bay Area gifts. Ranging from East Bay wine to Mission District shirting, these local treasures are sure to bring smiles to every dad and father figure in your life.
Jack Nicholson once said, "With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."
Now, we're not saying you should wear your sunglasses 24-7 (like Jack), but we definitely support the idea that the right pair of shades can really make a look. The trick is finding that perfect pair -- a comfortable fit and classic style that's neither too trendy nor dated.
We're guessing your calender looks a little something like this: Kentucky Derby party this weekend, Mother's Day next weekend, wedding after wedding, and, heck, let's throw in a graduation and birthday or two...Whew!
Even if you're not the mother, bride or graduate, you're still going to need a few key dresses to get you through this celebratory season. We're thinking bright colors, floral prints, and modern-classic silhouettes should do just the trick. Here are our picks to help you look your (festive) best all summer long.
It's just like San Francisco to welcome the new year with the 2011 No Pants! Subway Ride, this Sunday from noon to 6pm, on BART and MUNI. While we're excited to see which unmentionables make their way out of those top drawers, we're opting to keep it classy. After all, "skimpy" is no excuse to skimp on style.
Though we're not quite through the Christmas chaos just yet, New Year's Eve is glimmering on the horizon and all this last minute scrambling for gifts left sparkly dresses for ourselves on the back burner.
Well, that's all about to change. The presents are wrapped, cookies are baked and we need something dazzling (but still affordable) to wear when the ball drops.
We hit the stores once more and found just the thing - a chic sequin dress paired with a cropped tux jacket, edgy accessories and suede stilettos to ensure you'll kick off 2011 on a well-heeled foot.
1. Aryn K. Celebration in Tinsel Town Dress, $89.99
Assuming you're anything like us, you're still trying to track down the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. Luckily, there's no better time to shop local to score unique finds from neighborhood shops and this weekend's holiday edition of Renegade Craft Fair.
Bonus: you won't have to worry about paying for overnight shipping to ensure it arrives on time (leaving you more time to procrastinate).
So in anticipation of our indie shopping extravaganza, we've put together a weather-friendly look highlighting local designers and boutiques:
Chances are, you're dying to go to the ballet after seeing Natalie Portman's staggering performance in Black Swan. If you haven't already seen Aronofsky's latest flick, go see it immediately and then get back to this post.
Though you'd like to think you've mastered the art of cocktail dressing (and drinking) over the years, one annual event continues to leave you stumped: the office holiday party.
Well, you're not alone.
So here's the scenario: your boyfriend invited you to spend Thanksgiving with his family, and you're slightly panicked. Not only is it the first time you're meeting the whole fam (yes, even his crazy uncle), but you've gotten used to having a casual potluck with friends to celebrate the national day of overeating.
Though it seems like yesterday we were chasing after Indian Summer, all the telltale signs would say otherwise – the air is refreshingly brisk, the sunlight is fleeting and your TV won't stop trying to sell you toys and diamonds.
Yep, the holidays are officially here and what better way to kick off the season than with some good old-fashioned ice skating.
While it may seem a bit odd practicing your pivot in 60° weather, at least that means we can skip the long underwear and opt for something a bit more Aprés-Skate, if you will.
So grab your hot toddy-filled thermos and hit the ice: