The wave of late-summer-to-early-fall weddings is fast approaching. When it comes to dressing for such occasions, think summer-sharp - with a bit of flair. The easiest way to accomplish such a fashionable feat? A great necktie.
Here are seven of this season's best ties ($29.99-$180) to get you from the ceremony to the dance floor - in true summer style.
We'd like to welcome the lovely Melissa Ding to San Francisco. A Princeton University smarty and lover of all things fashion, Melissa's in town for the summer, living it up in North Beach, and interning at Gap, Inc. She's only been here for a month, but is already taking full advantage of the good eats and creativity in SF - check out her hot spots below!
Earlier this week, Metier announced that, after 21 solid years in Union Square, they will be closing on Saturday, July 21. They were a local refuge, and go-to shop for brands like Isabel Marant and Zero + Maria Cornejo -- which are now up for grabs in their mega sale. Items are going fast, so snatch up these deals - in store and online - while you still can.
The Metier web store will remain open, selling only jewelry, and it's safe to say this isn't the last we'll seen of this fashion-breathing crew. But for now, we bid them adieu.
The first and most important rule is no white. I'd take it as far as nixing cream and very light nude tones, as well. Aside from that, and not wearing anything too revealing, modern wedding guest attire is pretty flexible. The main factor is knowing whether the wedding will be a vintagey daytime soiree or a black-tie evening gala - or something in between.
This week, super legit drummer and local boutique owner, Cary LaScala, showed us two looks featuring his made-in-SF, private label mens shirting and bow-tie line. We caught up with him at his boutique, Cary Lane, after he wrapped up a drumming session for Blondie, with Jeff Saltzman (who produced "Hot Fuss" by The Killers and "Dying to Say This to You" by The Sounds) -- no big deal.
Bulo, meaning "trendy, cool and new" in Italian, believes that high-quality shoes should always go foot-in-foot with high-comfort. Their collection features a broad range -- designed and made in America, hand-made in Portugal, and eco-friendly -- all of which have two truths in common: supreme quality and comfort.
From cut-out hand-made summer boots (#1, #3) to suede ballet flats (#6), here are our favorites from their current collection.
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.
From F**k Yeah! Ryan Gosling to Texts From Hilary, chances are you've already bookmarked several gone-viral Tumblrs. We suggest you add three more to your daily reading list: Whilst in SF, San Fran Livin' and the latest, Life in San Francisco. These clever SF bloggers have taken a highly-localized, GIF-driven approach and created a few of our favorite daily reads. From them to you, here's the very hilarious truth about living it up in San Francisco.
After wandering North Beach for a bit of street style inspiration, my photography intern, Kim, and I came up a bit dry. We figured trekking up to ACRE/SF would be our safest bet and, there, we found then ACRE/SF and now Unionmade employee, Brian McDonough, sitting pretty behind the counter. With his model-like good looks, we figured we'd ask him to model a few looks for us from the current collection, and he agreed to. (It turns out Brian logs snapshots of his style and life on his blog, 1st Amendment.) Here's what came from this very fun, impromptu photoshoot at ACRE/SF.
When Dish Boutique relocated from Berkeley to Hayes Valley, it was one of the early, bound-for-hipdome shops that helped establish Hayes as the shopping hub it is today. Dish continues to feed fashion-frenzied SF shoppers with an artfully curated selection and mindful personal service.
The online store launched last December and, while it's certainly still growing -- from Yosh (#3) local fragrances, to super sale Loeffler Randalls (#5, #7) -- we found a lot to love. In no particular order, here are our favorites.
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