Nothing says summer like a white maxi...

Especially in San Francisco where the weather can really pull some kind of multiple personality disorder type insanity. I think I might be suffering some mild seasonal depression. All I really want to do is eat toast with spread, spin, and lie in bed with Fenway. It's just so freaking cold. I want it to be warm. I want cutoffs. I want SUNSHINE. Pity me.

Sometimes, blogging fashion is literally what get's me dressed and gets me out of bed. I could languish all day in my downward shame spiral or I can put on something pretty, leave the house with my camera, get a cup of coffee and attempt to shake it off. In fact, when things were at their darkest my bff Ashley would try to cheer me up as so "Go in your closet and try on your cute clothes. It will make you feel better." And you know what? It did. It really did.

I wish I didn't like things so much but I do. Sad face. Or happy face because I love this dress and it totally cheered me up. Especially when a dude yelled at me while I was taking these pictures "You're a 10!" and I got to respond "Out of how many?" Oh things.

Get your own things here:
WHITE MAXI DRESS: Rory Beca ($200) Kimchi Blue ($98) 
CHECK SHIRT (worn around waist): ASOS ($51) JCrew ($78)
LEATHER BIKER JACKET: Cheap Monday ($140) ASOS ($235)
BLUE POUCH: ASOS ($27 sale!) Rebecca Minkoff ($50 sale!)
CLOGS: Swedish Hasbeens ($105 - 260) ($ | Topshop Clogs ($85) | Free People Clogs ($130)
TORTOISE SUNGLASSES: Elizabeth & James ($185) | Dita ($350) | Karen Walker ($250)

Striped tie-front romper makes it's inaugural debut...

Memorial day is almost here (and with revolve's 2 day shipping this romper could be also.) It's the perfect throw over a bathing suit with sandals slash wear out with heels slash throw on some booties and go to a festival outfit. It's basically everything.

 Here I paired it with some cross strap sandals by dune, zippered clutch by rebecca minkoff , some thin necklaces (also worn as bracelets) and my favorite purple lipgloss (Wet 'n' Wild Throwing Shade) which just looks awesome and not at all dramatic. Topped with my essential jean jacket (a hand-me down) and my beloved rose gold frends headphones and I am ready to go!

Boyfriend Jeans and Fedoras and Coffee

Oh spring, you temptress, luring me outside into the sunshine and pollen tornado. My favorite thing to do is to "lurk" at the many and varied outdoor coffee shops in my neighborhood. Four out of five times I will be in workout clothes... But we are not here for that. Want to make an outfit look like an outfit? Put on a hat. Suddenly, boyfriend jeans and a blouse (well, a dressed tucked in) and those clogs I love so much become a full blown OUTFIT.

CLOGS: Swedish Hasbeens ($105 - 260) ($ | Topshop Clogs ($85) | Free People Clogs ($130)

Glossier bag (comes with Glossier Products) | Bando I Am Very Busy Bag ($12)
 Yellow Crossbody ($195)

Off the Shoulder Top and Clogs Street Style

This season is seeing a boho, 70s vibe that is so up my alley... (This is an alley pun, since we shot this look in Bonita's lemon yellow awesomeness of an alleyway.)

But seriously, comfy sexy platforms and showing a little shoulder are so my thing. I hope this look grabs on like knee-hole skinny jeans and just never lets go.

My picks for these spring essentials:

OFF SHOULDER TOP: Topshop Bardot ($52) | Capulet Off Shoulder Top ($79) | Rachel Pally ($132)

CLOGS: Swedish Hasbeens ($105 - 260) ($ | Topshop Clogs ($85) | Free People Clogs ($130)

HOLEy DARK JEANS: Cheap Monday ($90) | Mother Looker ($190) | Topshop Leigh Moto ($70)

WHIMSICAL CLUTCHES: Happy Cat Straw Clutch ($35) |  Faux Fur Face Clutch ($35)

Photos by the inimitable Julia from Tartan & Sequins - the preppy yin to my boho yang...

Boho Preppy Street Style

San Fran Cisco Shirt

Finding a great t-shirt is like finding a new friend. You will want to be with it everywhere and always. It will make you feel cooler, sharper, brighter. It will be comfortable but also have just enough edge to make things interesting.

Finding a great t-shirt is two fold. There is the cut/fabric/fit dilemma, which this shirt basically nails on it's pretty little head. The neckline is flatteringly deep but not smutty. The hemline at the bottom has this delightfully flattering swoop which is perfect for tucking or letting it lay effortlessly untucked.

The second part of the equation is what the t-shirt says.  The words should speak to you as a person, because that's what everyone else is going to see when you wear it. You are literally wearing a sign on your chest that says "..."

Obviously, being a born and raised San Francisco... I think enough said.

Get your own from my babes at Les Mechantes.

Also featuring:  Swedish Hasbeens

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