Spending half your rent on a pair of shoes? I know, I know -- fuggeddaboutit! But really, if there's one thing to splurge on this winter, it's a pair of delicious designer booties. Dress them up or down, and wear them all year round. We found 12 envy-ensuing booties to add to your wish list, or better yet -- go ahead and gift yourself!
Meet NY-based jewelry designer Katie Finn, the mastermind behind Elizabeth Street Jewelry. Katie has been designing her own jewelry line since 2008, and each piece of her collection is hand made in her studio in Brooklyn. We caught up with her (looking oh-so fabulous in this black pantsuit) at her SF trunk show, last Saturday at Love & Luxe.
If you're anything like me, you've imagined-up a few perfect pieces of clothing that would really complete your wardrobe, and yet, you can never seem to find them while out shopping. Heartbreaking, indeed! So what's a girl (or guy) to do?
Sketch them (if you haven't already) and submit them to ModCloth's Make the Cut Contest. All you have to do is submit a little sketch (up to 5 per applicant) for your chance to win $500 and to have your piece patterned, produced and sold on ModCloth. But hurry -- the SF-based e-comm metropolis is only taking submissions through this Sunday at noon.
A man's watch is, first and foremost, a tool. Whether used to count down the minutes to happy hour or to time your next bike ride, this tool takes on many forms. Thus, a man's watch is, secondly, an accessory -- one that should make a subtle-yet-strong statement.
Caroline Refalo, a Paris native, currently residing in San Diego, was up in SF for the long weekend, enjoying holiday lights and shopping in Union Square. We caught her outside the Westin St. Francis Hotel where she raved to us about her recent Nordstrom purchase -- these darling black ankle boots that she swears are comfortable once you get used to them.
Notorious for their highly curated Japanese and European design-centric goods, ATYS in the Marina is offering 20% off all purchases of $200 or more during Small Business Saturday (tomorrow!). With their supremely luxe selection, $200 won't be hard to break, and you'll be supporting a local small business. Plus, they'll throw in free gift wrapping and free ground shipping on all online orders. As you can see above, in our picks, you may be spending a pretty penny, but on some ridiculously cool stuff.
From two-tone Cuban heel tights to Hi-5 mittens and fancy knits to faux furs -- keep warm and stylish this winter with these six treasures.
Black and Plaid Friday Sales:
440 Brannan (440 Brannan St.): Stop by, enjoy complimentary drinks and bites, and mingle with designers from 3pm-10pm. New garments for men and women will be available for purchase.
Cary.Lane (560 Laguna St.): With loads of new merch for men and women, enjoy an extra 40% off the already discounted prices.
Meet Molly Martin, a sales associate at Dr Martens in the Haight. I caught her on her break, outside the store, sporting this pair of wonderfully scuffed up, lace-less Docs. I'm a big fan of girls in collared shirts buttoned all the way to the top, too. When it's done right, it just adds a little something to the whole outfit. I've seen some really awesome tattoos, too, but I have to give Molly props for this one -- the word, the hand-written font and the placement make it just so great.
There is no try. There is only build, and let the building begin! Starting in just about an hour here, a ginormous LEGO Santa Yoda is being constructed in Union Square next to the Holiday Ice Rink. Two (of only 12) certified LEGO Master Builders will be on site, guiding the construction of the massive, 12' x 10' toy statue. The public is invited to help piece together the more than 6,000 oversized LEGO blocks, too, so stop by and get your build on.
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