look of the week
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!
When you were a little girl, you always wanted to dress like your mom.
But thanks to growing up with Blossom, Clarissa and one of our all-time favorite Full House episodes, you figured out your dad's closet could get you serious cool points at school...and serious laughs when you look back at the photos.
Now that those days are long gone (thank god), it's time to bring back menswear-inspired touches in a much more, ahem, sophisticated way.
We're loving the perfectly modern balance of pops-approved khakis and oxfords with feminine pieces like a nipped-in blazer, delicate blouse and eye-popping bag.
And that way, you don't have to call your dad before brunch on Sunday to avoid a serious fashion faux-pas.
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