Archives for October 2013

Snakeskin Pants for Fall

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Adam Tucker leather jacket (this year’s), Macys pants (very similar), Nordstrom flats (similar), vintage clutch, Prada sunnies

Over a year ago I broke out of my shell and reviewed patterned pants for the first time on my blog. I remember being terrified of what people would think, judging a pearshape, thicker girl on the internet for wearing such outlandish pants on her frame. Fast forward to today and I genuinely love these pants for Fall. I tend to style them with more muted tones (whites, blacks, etc) and adore the streamlined, chic look.

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I love the look of black on black on black and upon reviewing these pictures, think i’m going to invest in a few more black pieces to achieve this look again. I’m thinking a black turtleneck next time?

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Really loving all of these textures/prints and pops of red.

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I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend so far. I’ll be wearing this outfit tonight out with friends in the city. A little snakeskin spice for evening never hurt anyone!

Morning Breakfast Favorites

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I’ve gotten a few requests over the last couple of months to share my eating habits and routines, and I thought I would start with breakfast, my smallest meal of the day by far, and the easiest to eat healthily. I never enjoyed breakfast foods so I’m always looking for alternatives to the norm. I stumbled upon Mamma Chia during a shopping trip to my local grocery store and gave it a try. An organic super food with tons of Omega-3’s and healthy vitamins, i’m addicted to these little drinks. They have a great texture and come in so many flavors that I literally have one every morning along with my yogurt.

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I’d love to know, what do you have for breakfast each morning? Any new foods I should try?

Repurposed Makeup Bag Addiction

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J.Crew scarf, Club Monaco blouse, LOFT pants (old), J.Crew flats, Prada sunnies, Estee Lauder (makeup bag repurposed as clutch)

I think I have a thing for make up bags. I get them often as free gifts with purchase and use them way too much as clutches. I just find that they have the cutest patterns and I never feel bad if I scuff them up, lose them, spill makeup in them, etc while I am out because they were essentially free! Maybe i’m nuts.

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In other news, I’m also getting quite good at this whole tri-pattern-mixing thing. These polka dot pants have been a staple in my wardrobe and I love pulling them out when I’m feeling like i’m in a wardrobe funk. They add instant style to any outfit and I love the fit.

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Cold weather is supposed to be approaching soon in San Francisco so be ready for Fall layers and some new fun cold-weather purchases!

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One last completely random question, because clearly I am obsessed with all of your opinions. I am thinking of relaunching email subscriptions as I tend to get many more emails from readers than social media interaction. Would you be interested in subscribing via email and or receiving updates and roundups via email? There would also be some extra content! Let me know below or via email.

Banana Republic Sloan Pant Review

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Gap jacket, Target shirt, Sweet & Spark necklace, Tory Burch sunnies, Banana Republic “Sloan” pants, Ferragamo pumps

This last weekend my Banana Republic Sloan pants finally came in the mail, so I thought I would style them up and give them a quick review. If you remember in my post last week, I have been intrigued by these pants for a while, always seeing them on petite bloggers and thought I would test them for pears. In short, while they are amazing quality, I am not super thrilled with these pants for a few reasons.

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As you can see from each of these photos, the material tends to cling. It is a stretch cotton and shows every imperfection on a curvy body. They have much more stretch than a typical jean and as such, I don’t feel as “pulled together” as I would wearing another more substantial pant.

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I’m not a huge fan of the stretching across the knee area or the bunching in the crotch. Furthermore, the length on me comes just around my ankle (for reference, i’m wearing a size 12 regular) and hits at an awkward part, making me appear shorter than I am.

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The length issue is more evident from the side. I would need to have the pants slimmed and hemmed to hit where I typically like them, 2-3 inches above my ankle. Finally, I had quite a bit of waist gap in a size 12 but couldn’t have gone smaller for fear of it rippling across my widest part. Typically pear issue!

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In short, I loved the color of these pants and think they would be wonderful for an apple shape, or even petites, but for this curvy lady, i’m still on the hunt for the perfect work pant.

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