look of the week
With a weekend chock full of local fashion happenings kicking off today, it seemed only appropriate to look to SF designers and boutiques for the perfect outfit to wear for some serious summer shopping.
To achieve a polished yet comfortable look, we opted for an easy chic floral shirtdress topped off with bold cat-eye sunnies, edgy earrings, cutout oxfords and, of course, a tote to carry all your finds.
1. MinkPink Ashley Shirtdress, $77
With Memorial Day Weekend rapidly approaching, it seems like everyone we know is getting ready to escape the city for some much needed fun in the sun.
But there's no need to book a last minute getaway to avoid feeling left out around your newly bronzed co-workers on Tuesday. Instead, get your hands on some wheels and head straight to Stinson Beach.
That's right, it's going to be 75 degrees and sunny about 45 minutes from your doorstep. What more do you need to know?
Ah yes, what to wear. From an adorable floral bikini to the perfect knit sweater to toss on when the sun sets, you'll be ready for your Vitamin D fix in no time:
Perhaps this is a bit dramatic, but we're pretty sure all our friends and acquaintences (that we casually stalk on Facebook) have signed a secret pact to get hitched this summer. And as much as we love a good party, weddings seriously stress us out.
Not only do you have to make a registry gift appear heartfelt, you also have to look fabulous without outshining the bride. Add in all the "rules" (ie. no black, no white, don't look like a bridesmaid, etc.) and shopping starts to seem more like a chore than one of our favorite pasttimes.
But never fear, we scoured the web for an ensemble that will make us stand out from the crowd (but not overly so), and think we've come up with just the thing:
The end-all be-all of San Francisco events is almost here. That's right, this Sunday brings with it the mad drunken parade that is Bay to Breakers.
Unfortunately this year's "race" totally snuck up on us so we decided to forgo the costume and instead opt for something cute, sporty, and ready for a long day of people watching and multitasking (re: drinking while walking).
And while a romper might not seem like the most logical choice when limited bathrooms are involved, in fact we feel quite the opposite. It provides the perfect excuse to stay out of the woods and make your friends join you on a stall-seeking adventure.
Chances are, you've been too busy worrying about what to get your dear mother (in which case, you should check out our Etsy Local Finds) to put together a respectable outfit to wear when you actually see her on Sunday.
Something that says 'you've raised such a well put-together daughter' without being boring or prudish, because let's face it, you still don't have the cash to blow $200 on a dress you'll never wear again...especially after that gift that might just earn you the favorite child spot for a while.
Say what you will about the term "green" being thrown around entirely too much, but there's no denying that the movement has also created some pretty rad results.
Eco-conscious fashion has finally shaken off its crunchy exterior (thank god), and designers and fast fashion companies are getting refeshingly innovative with sustainable fabrics.
Even better still, staying local has extended past slow food and farmers' markets with up-and-coming local designers taking the spotlight.
So for this week's Look, we focused on puttting together a pretty spring ensemble that highlights exactly that:
1. Garden Collection by H&M Floral Scarf, $12.95
When packing for Coachella, there are a few key things to keep in mind: sweltering heat, cramped quarters (at the hotel, tents and in your suitcase), and of course, effortlessly cool pieces that you can toss on and head out to the polo field.
And while a perfectly worn-in tank and shorts always make for a totally acceptable festival look, we wanted to go for something a bit more head-turning with a breezy sundress and au courant accessories.
Simply polish your outfit off with an oversized tote (don't forget a fan, water and sunscreen!), and you're sure to be stopped by the flocks of street-style photogs.
Week after week, we can't seem to shut up about the signs of spring and how unbelievably giddy we get as the weather heats up. Well it's time to add one more to the list: Dolores Park Movie Night is back!
There's just something about packing a picnic (wine and a blanket counts right?) and heading to the park to watch cult classics that you can barely hear, though it doesn't really matter since you probably know the movie well enough to shout out your favorite lines with the rest of the crowd. Well this week is no exception, because it's time to go Back to the Future!
Easter was so much cooler as a kid.
Not only did it mean a frilly new dress, matching hat and straw basket full of assorted bunny and egg-shaped candies, there was the sugar-fueled Easter Egg Hunt.
And while we'd like to think we've grown up quite a bit since then, we still love the thrill of the hunt, though now it usually involves scouring vintage racks rather than a grassy knoll.
That being said, it seems we're not the only ones that see the world through pastel-colored glasses this time of the year. Tie and dip-dye prints are making a serious comeback this season (think less Summer of Love and more melted sorbet), and suffice it to say we're totally on board.
While we'll be the first to admit that women tend to get the bulk of Glamwatch love, it's by no means because we don't love a well-dressed man.
And with the proliferation of dapper styles and modernized classic accessories that have been popping up on the runway and streets as of late, we think it's safe to say that preppy has never looked better.
One of our favorite warm-weather styles that inspired this week's look is what we'd like to call "1960s summer vacation" or if you prefer, "Mad Men on holiday", and includes a breezy button-down, lightweight cardigan, rolled cuff pants, timeless shades and broken-in Sebagos or loafers,
Just leave the socks at home please.