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SF Street Style: Blue Pants + a Great Big Smile in the Marina

Meet Jenny Bronstein, a Bay Area native turned sun-loving Santa Monica gal. After meeting her last week in the Marina, we're now inspired to smile bigger, laugh louder and be more fabulous. The busy corporate event planner, may have settled down the coast, but she's still a Bay Area girl at heart and always makes time for (shopping-filled) SF getaways. 

SF Street Style: A Local Stylist Wears Parachute Pants, Vintage + YSL, in the Mission

Local stylist Alix Jiang, caught outside Four Barrel (my new favorite hot spot for shooting Street Style), enjoying a nice iced coffee. Adorable bowl-cut and statement glasses aside, the way her breezy parachute pants moved is what really caught my eye.

7 Must Shop Consignment + Non-Profit Shops for Designer Clothing, Handbags, Shoes and More

With countless weddings, lawn parties and BBQs to attend, who can afford to wear a new designer frock to each event? My secret is consignment. Buy mint-condition pieces for a discounted price, sell your next-to-new goods, and sometimes even help a great charity. Check out these 7 must-shops:

 

1. Helpers House of Couture:  International style icon and philanthropist, Joy Bianchi, turned her love of fashion and good deeds into this 9-room, 100% charity-driven boutique. It features everything from couture to brand-new, an entire men's room, a jewelry room, and one room where everything is under $100. Not to mention, it was named one of the 10 best fashion stores in Vogue's Best Dressed special edition last year. Prices range from $10-$10,000.

Neiman Previews Spring Trunk Shows for YSL, Gucci and Oscar

Rainy days seem to have left SF with the holidays, and we couldn't be happier. In fact, we're already dreaming of lush Spring wardrobes and luckily, Neiman Marcus is here to help.

All month, Neiman is previewing spring trunk shows from Yves Saint Laurent, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim and Oscar de la Renta. Here's the breakdown: 

Link Love: Ben Sherman Ditches the Ladies, Rodarte for Target Drops and more...

Sorry girls, this week brought word that Ben Sherman is planning to exit the women’s apparel business for good.

Rodarte for Target arrived in stores and the retailer’s online shop yesterday. By early afternoon, almost every item we perused online was already out of stock.

The Sartorialist defends the recent female-to-male imbalance on his blog.

Link Love: Vivienne Westwood's Son Makes the Leap from Nudes to Suits and Self Edge opens in NYC

Daily reads from our feeds...

Cool Hunting reports that SF-based Self Edge is opening up shop in the LES, offering NYC a taste of Frisco.

One of our fave supermodels of all time, Christy Turlington is back and better than ever as the new face of YSL, via 10 Magazine.

Look of the Week: Sazerac Chic

San Francisco may have a reputation of not taking fashion too seriously, but the same cannot be said about our cocktails. So much so that we have a whole week dedicated to celebrating them, and this just so happens to be that week. Since many of the recipes being poured are revamped classics (try the Corpse Reviver #2), we can't think of a better excuse to get dolled up in a early '60s-inspired ensemble and hit the town.

Sidewalk Chic: Perfect Fit in Union Square

Name: Robert Shabazz

Age: 21

Occupation: Student at Academy of Art University

Spotted: Laeken sample sale at Shotwell, 7:47 p.m.

Wearing: Vintage raspberry velvet blazer and bowtie, tailored shirt and slacks, wingtips by Seven

How do you define your style? "Classically formal with a slightly modern, edgy twist. I like to look professional and well put-together, while still being fun and young."

Look of the Week: Statement Shoes for Less

In a perfect world, we'd all be able to walk into Barney's and drop $1300 on the designer must-have heels of the season without blinking an eye. Unfortunately, most of us live in the real world of scouring H&M and boutique sale racks in an endless quest to find high-end looks that will leave our bank accounts relatively in tact. Luckily we love a good style challenge, so we did the dirty work for you and found five pairs of statement heels that will leave you looking au courant and feeling guilt-free.

Sidewalk Chic: High-low Mix in Union Square

Name: Slo Casasola

Age: 22

Occupation: Fashion Merchandiser at Shotwell

Spotted: Shotwell and Harputs Market Party at Shotwell boutique, 7:12 P.M.

Wearing:
YSL rolling sneaker, vintage bow-tie, H&M denim, Zara cardigan, YSL button down. "I just threw this outfit on because I was in a hurry to get to the party. I always want to stand out but at the same time look simple."

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