April 1, 2015

ALICE + OLIVIA: SAN FRANCISCO EVENT RECAP

All items from Alice + Olivia

Super excited today to share with you guys my event recap post of the Alice + Olivia shopping event I hosted in San Francisco recently! The event took place at the SF store on Fillmore street on Saturday, March 21st and it worked out quite nicely that I just so happened to be home for Spring Break that week. It was my first time hosting an event so I was nervous beforehand, but it ended up being a great and fun experience! 

Prior to the event, I got to go to the store to put together this complete Alice + Olivia look. Floral print bustiers, embroidered tulle maxis, and even postage theme printed shoes—I was in absolute sartorial heaven that day! Not to mention, the playful, elegant, and fairytale-like vibe of their brand is something that fits my tastes in clothing just perfectly :)

On the day of the event, there was champagne and adorable cake pops, as well as amazing music from the talented (and super sweet!) DJ, Monika Santucci. I also had a rack in the store full of all my personal picks. Shoppers even got to enjoy a special event discount of $50 off their purchase of $300 or more. It ended up being a rather busy day of shopping with lines even forming for the fitting rooms, and it was a lot of fun greeting and talking to everyone who came in! Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies of the Alice + Olivia SF team who were the absolute kindest and especially to everyone who came out to the event! <3

March 17, 2015

STORYBOOK SERIES: SLEEPING BEAUTY (+YOU'RE INVITED!)

DIY Gold Lace Crown, Pink Off-Shoulder Gown (Similar) c/o Lulu*s, Floral Hand Bracelet c/o Roses & Clementines, Gold Pointy Heels (Similar) c/o Lulu*s

Photos by Chris and my sister, Michelle

For the second look in my storybook series, I chose none other than Sleeping Beauty, also known as Princess Aurora. As pink is my favorite color, I knew from the beginning I would want to recreate a modern pink princess look, complete with a gold tiara crown!

The crown is something I made one morning with a trusty hot glue gun, spare headband, and some lace trim I had lying around. For a one hour project, it certainly came out so much better than expected! For Princess Aurora's dress, I chose this beautiful high-low chiffon dress from Lulu's. As it had an off the shoulder neckline as well, I felt it was very fitting as a modern translation of Aurora's ball gown!

As flowers are a motif I strongly associate with the story of Sleeping Beauty, I styled in my floral hand bracelet from Roses & Clementines, and then finished the look with a pair of classic gold pumps from Lulu's to compliment the gold in the crown. As a disclaimer, I don't recommend walking around on hills in high heels, but sometimes the challenge is worth it to get the perfect shot ;) Special thanks to Chris for being so kind in carrying me on the hill, and to my sister for her photography and creative direction in transforming that tree stump into a beautiful rose throne! Hope you guys like the photos! <3

And a special announcement! I am going to be hosting Alice and Olivia's shopping event this Saturday, March 21st from 2-5 PM to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of their San Francisco store!! If any of you guys can make it, it would make me so happy to meet you and I would also gladly personally style you! <3 In addition to an amazing discount, champagne, and sweets, there will be a live DJ too so it will definitely be a very fun time! :) 

March 10, 2015

CANVASES

Pocket Watch Necklace c/o Jezie Jewelry, Vintage Red Blanket Coat, Brush Strokes Dress c/o Talulah,   Neoprene Platform Boots c/o Miista


Brush stroke inspired prints are apparently something I've unawarely developed a bit of a penchant for. From my outfit posts here and here featuring artwork from Lady Faith, to this statement making piece from Talulah, I just love how alive and expressive these types of prints look! This black and white dress really goes with just about any color and is super easy to style. Feeling more bold this particular day, I paired it with this stunning red blanket coat which I thrifted for only $10! It's super comfy, looks great at every angle and drape of the lapels, and is truly perfect for the person who just can't get out of bed ;)

For a whimsical touch, I wore this beautiful pocket watch necklace from Jezie Jewelry, and I can tell you it is as fun as it looks to flip it open all dramatically! For those of you who love whimsical jewelry, Jezie Jewelry also has vial, crystal, charm, and hand-stamped pieces and they are very affordable!

In the end, I still can't decide if this look is more reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland, Cruella Deville, or Little Red Riding Hood! I'd love to know in the comments which character/story you guys think this look resembles the most though!

PS: Please forgive the Christmas lights and a wreath in the background as this was one of the many looks I shot during my winter vacation! :P