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As you prepare for Outside Lands, remember it's part mega summer concert, part serious local food fest, and part hipster fashion show.
To make sure you're looking your best, we pulled together a few, fun essentials for this weekend, including: comfy-all-day wedge sandals (#4), a crossbody bag (#3) to keep those hands free for rocking out in the pit (or Instagramming photos), a killer poncho (#6) for the inevitable evening chill, and a kitschy flamingo throw (#7) to sit back and relax on all day long.
We don't know about you, but we can't wait. See you at Outside Lands!
Okay, we fully acknowledge that man sandals (sometimes referred to as mandals) are tough to wear. That said, when done correctly -- even with simple flip-flops -- they can make a summer look that much better.
When it comes to everyday footwear, what's a SF gal to do? We work, dine, bike, dance, drink, explore, and play -- and we need comfortable, beautiful footwear that supports such a charged lifestyle. Well, ladies, meet your new favorite wedges.
Here's the rundown on the SF Symphony's Black and White Ball: Paul Simon. Cyndi Lauper. SF Symphony. June 2nd. Civic Center. All. For. A. Great. Cause.
With its unique indoor/outdoor block party approach and killer pop/rock lineup, this is one fundraiser that pushes the society event boundaries. That said, why not push back a little with an edgier take on black tie attire?
In this rain, fellas, your Chucks simply won't cut it. And even with copious layers of waterproofing spray, we'd be hesitant, too, to step out in our favorite leather loafers. Luckily, designers are making great use of rubber, creating modern, waterproof footwear like you've never seen before.
Last week, we caught up with vintage boutique owner, Stephanie Madrinan, at her Bernal Heights shop, 31 RAX. The 31 refers to Stephanie's birthday (December 31), while Rax holds a double meaning. "'RAX' was supposed to be 'racks', but I stuck with the 'x' because it's different and, in the dictionary, 'rax' means to extend a hand or to stretch," said Stephanie. "31 RAX is an extension of my previous business, Steph's Closet."
Fellas, it's time to get your green on.
This Saturday, bars across the city will be packed with Guinness chugging, "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" t-shirt wearing partiers, celebrating the one day when everyone is Irish -- St. Patrick's Day. While costumey is always in in San Francisco, we thought we'd round up seven non-shamrock-covered options for a stylish St. Patty's look.