look of the week
As you're probably well aware by now, this Friday marks the second annual worldwide shopping behemoth known as Fashion's Night Out.
And since you'll need something impossibly stylish to wear while you eat, drink and shop your way through Union Square, we decided to help out so you can start mapping your route.
Labor Day Weekend is quickly approaching, which means there's no better time to get out of town for one last hurrah before the reality of fall sets in.
If you haven't already booked flights to some far-off locale, there's no need to get discouraged. Might we suggest a good old-fashioned road trip to somewhere a bit more local, say, oysters and kayaking in Tomales Bay?
Despite the tempermental weather that we've been subjected to this week, there's no denying the Dog Days of Summer are almost upon us.
In what could accurately be described as either sheer brilliance or chaos (depending on your stance on canines), the SF Giants are welcoming man's best friend to Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Treasure hunters, rejoice!
Two of our absolute favorite local events are joining forces this Saturday by the Painted Ladies for what can only be described as the end-all-be-all event for all things vintage and indie fashion.
Yes, we're talking about Alamo Square Flea Market and The Indie Mart.
So for this week's look, we put together a sweet vintage-inspired ensemble to get you in the mood for some all-day perusing, DIY crafting and hanging out on the hill.
When it comes to festivals, we like to think you can never be too prepared.
But even after buying tickets months in advance, making a minute-by-minute show schedule and narrowing down which of the million delicious food vendors you'll be waiting in line for, you still have no clue what you're going to wear.
Well, dear readers, that's where we come in.
Yes, the John Hughes classic is playing in Dolores Park this Saturday and we're beyond excited to relive the '80s (and fantasize about playing hooky) for a few hours.
But while everyone was swooning over how dreamy Ferris was, we couldn't help but fall in love with his girlfriend's effortlessly cool style.
That's why we decided to channel Sloane for this week's look, topping off a relaxed top and shorts with her iconic accessories: dark Wayfarers, fringe and distressed boots.
Now all you need is a blanket and your best Ben Stein impression:
Yes, the rumors are true.
San Francisco Fashion Week(end) is back and we couldn't be more excited about the chance to see the latest collections from emerging local designers come down the runway.
(Full disclosure: we may also like getting dressed to the nines to do our best Anna Wintour impression.)
With festivities beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, we're opting for a fashion-forward ensemble that's sure to get just as many compliments at the office as in the front row.
So without further ado, this week's look:
Though the temperature seems to have stalled around 60 degrees lately, July is well under way and we've been sartorially stumped as a result.
After realizing there's no point in trying to make a sundress work, we decided to compromise and opt for an outfit that boasts a summery palette with plenty of warmth...and a lip/cheek stain to fake that just-back-from-Hawaii glow:
Sometimes there's nothing better than heading out for a dinner-and-a-movie date night. That's especially true this weekend.
Between the SF Silent Film Festival at the Castro and a screening of Psycho with a live score performed by the SF Symphony, we're already prepping for a movie marathon that doesn't involve our couch and a bag of Cheetos.
As you're well aware by now, the most vibrant, glitter-dusted weekend of the year is quickly approaching. But this isn't just any old Pride celebration, it's 40 and fabulous!
That's why we decided to put together an equally fab 70s-inspired ensemble to carry you through a long day of boozing, bead-catching, and singing along to the Backstreet Boys.
From a bold striped romper to shimmering body balm (which is essentially a grown-up version of glitter lotion), you'll be ready to celebrate equal rights in true San Francisco fashion.
See you there!