This past weekend I had to play tour guide and show some friends around the city. Let me preface this by saying I don’t know much about navigating San Francisco, I spend more time in Oakland and Berkeley so I am way more familiar with the terrain. In addition I’m not big on tourist attractions period so I try to stay away. However this weekend I had to step out of my comfort zone and I must say it was pretty fun. Continue reading
Happy belated girl. I was too busy sipping on my favorite cognac and hanging out with my friends to wish you a happy birthday on Friday. So here is my belated. Thank you for being the independent bad bitch land of opportunity. Where we can be whatever we want to be. I hope one day to contribute to your fabulousness in a positive way for years to come. At your old age you still look the tender age of 21. You go girl!
This was my first weekend off in two weeks. So I was juiced to do nothing but chill out! Resting is just as important as working and I for sure needed the rest. So Friday I headed to my friends restaurant in downtown Oakland called The Cook And Her Farmer. Had some wine, delicious French fries, and crawfish. Hung out with my friends Camille and Randi of @papidrinkswine and then went to First Fridays shortly. During our Friday adventure Randi and I have our usual convo about the weekend and fashions…Yes fashions. We both like to have themes in mind when we get dressed and were thinking about how it would be to have a theme for the whole weekend. So she said “lookin like she came from the ’70s on her own” a lyric from our BFF in our head Drake. I was so excited this was going to be so much fun trying to pull off and immediately started running through my mental wardrobe of items I could wear . I had a vintage dress I found at Green Boutique a while ago that I have been waiting to wear (and now that it fits I was def throwing that joint on).
The next day we headed to the Cultivate Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco sponsored by Chipotle and got our flourish on. The event was free (which is always a plus) and they have live bands like Charlie XCX, demos, local breweries, and free samples (not to mention stroopwaffle). Overall it was a good time and so glad she suggested we do something different. If you ever need something to do download the YPlan app it has local events including free ones when you want to change your weekends up a bit. Thank @papidrinkswine for putting me on and then thank me for putting you on…win.
Man oh man! I am no good. The month of May has decided to be so busy that I cannot find any time to just sit and write. Between preparing for Bonnaroo in June, working my side/main hustle (also known as my day job) and coming up with new project for the site, I have been SWAMPED. I feel sad because I really enjoy blogging and just writing in general but my spirit has to be in the right place. I have also been going though major changes so that may have contributed to my slackness. But these excuses are neither here nor there and when you know better you do better. So I’ll just do better. I am working on a new editorial with a fellow stylist that I am excited about and working on getting some new tools to produce better work (hello Ipad, hello new laptop, hello camera) Which means better posts and cooler stuff for you all to read and see! So this is my apology note for being a slacker. Tis all.
This Pic has little to do with the post, But I needed a pic and I like this sweatshirt.
This month I am still obsessed with my Tumblr and it is totally serving me when it comes to giving me motivation for my outfits. Naturally I am into texture, mixing prints, and masculine and feminine styles. I’m what you call an emotional dresser, so depending on my mood, or the music I’m listening to that is the look I go for. I also made a mood board, that I have hung in my room that I look at to motivate me when getting dressed too.
There has been a lot of life events that I have participated in over the past couple of weeks. Bridal Showers, Birthdays, and Wedding celebrations. So I’ve had to actually put on dress clothes and put down the sneakers. I actually enjoy dressing up when I have the opportunity, living in Oakland I feel like I don’t get to much because it’s so laid back( and I have the dressed down look waaaaay covered) I also have a photo shoot Sunday for a blog feature that I’m in. I am SO nervous about this, since I am always behind the scenes and a general goof troop when It comes to be a serious Model. Also having it only be one look, is a challenge because getting a feel for my style in one swoop is going to be hard for me to convey. Stay tuned for the pics from that! Let this mood board motivate you to flourish this weekend! Happy Friday!
I love Tumblr. It’s a black hole of coolness that I can get sucked into about 15 mins each day and leave inspired to change my whole wardrobe and interior design someone’s place. The past couple of weeks I have been working on some things for the site so I have been going to my Tumblr to get my creative juices flowing. I also use it to get personal outfit inspiration as well (which is scary because it makes me want to go shopping) Here are some faves for the week also follow my Tumblr StylingOnYouHeauxs.
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Roaming around in a city that you are unfamiliar with is a lot of fun. I live in Oakland and know my way around here pretty well. I spent part of my youth here so it’s easy for me. San Francisco I haven’t. I always have a specific reason why I go there and then after that is done, I’m back to Oakland. Lately I have been making a running list of boutiques that I want to check out, so this weeks destination was The Brooklyn Circus. Of course @PapiDrinksWine was with me, check on her side of things HERE.
This store takes the idea of street wear and makes it classic. , because it is always changing sometimes keeping up with the fresh can be expensive.Now don’t get me wrong anything out of here will be investment pieces, but you will stand out and the quality is worth it. The Brooklyn Circus takes street wear makes is classic and timeless. The store is super cozy and the staff were very welcoming and polite. Which is dope, because some stores aren’t so much (no names….no names) Anyway after lusting after the varsity jackets (HAVE to cop one Especially the valentines varsity SO DOPE!!) I had the opportunity to chat with Omar and Sesa (so sorry if I spelled your name wrong.) About their personal style and love of street wear. They both expressed how they appreciate how street wear is evolving into classic pieces and developing a lifestyle and how the style of The Brooklyn Circus can be worn anywhere. Please stop by and visit and add something amazingly classic to your wardrobe.
Check out their site HERE or stop by:
The Brooklyn Circus SF
1521 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
On a fluke I got an invite from my friend @Camrus that The GAP in downtown San Francisco was having a party and we were invited….. FUN! They had a manicure station provided by TopCoat, a bar with drinks for the free (hello!) and a photo booth set up by Lookmazing.com where you could get styled by GAP and win prizes on their site. The store itself is really nice and huge! I really enjoyed myself and the DJ was a good time. Make sure you stop by and check out the spring items coming in. There were some really great items for men and women. I found a denim shirt that I’m obsessed with finding in my size now. Here are some pics below.
I live in Oakland, which is a hop, skip, and a jump away from San Francisco. So on Saturday I decided to hit up some boutiques that I have on a running lonnnnnng list of places I wanted to check out. You can also check out a real deal account of what the day was like at www.PapiDrinksWine.Tumblr.com.
My first stop was a mens boutique called Nomads located on 556 Hayes St in whats considered the Hayes Valley area. The store is a good size for a boutique intimate but enough room for you to move around and explore comfortably. Nomad carries a diverse selections of brands like Fred Perry, Oliver Spencer, and SLVDR. The price point was between $30-$150 (NOT BAD!) Great joggers, denim, t-shirt and button down selection as well. I was for sure eyeballing some items for myself. The number one thing that caught my eye was this Sade t-shirt by the brand White Label Cartel. It was only $30 which is not bad for a unique tee that no one will have.
Next stop was totally not fashion related but just as fun. I stumbled upon this bar owned by two sisters dubbes just that “2 Sisters Bar & Books”. Stopped and had a glass of wine (or two) and chatted with the owners. Found out they had mixology classes on Monday you can find our more HERE. Check out their story and mission below!
Next up a couple stores down I stumbled across one of my absolute favorite furniture and interior design stores called Roomservice. Hollywood Regency style is luxe and funky at the same time. I want my ENTIRE house to be designed in this way. I definitely had a fantasy sequence going on in my head as I browsed the store. One day my house will be totally decked out in stuff from here. (le sigh)
Also located on Hayes St. is a shoe store called Undefeated. This was perhaps the highlight of my day yesterday (besides the drinking). They carry New Balance, Adidas, Nike, Jordans etc. The staff was super cool and engaging, which I like when coming into a store (don’t stare me down and make me uncomfortable I’ll take my money and leave). Anyway my come up for the day was a pair of Jordan slate 10’s IN MY SIZE FOR REGULAR price. WIN-NING!!! Now I may be eating pesto tuna and crackers for lunch all week…..But I got them Jay’s THO! lol. That purchase was meant to be and I smooth walked up out of the store with them.
Over all it was a great day and it ended with me being tipsy with a new pair of shoes. Wiiiiiiiiiiin! I’m excited to hang out in San Francisco more. Holla!
So along with fashion cooking is my other passion. Just like clothing my food has to look good as well as taste good. My mom once told me that cooking is 80% visual and that stuck with me forever. Pretty food is mandatory when I’m cooking. Anyway last night me and @PapiDrinksWine decided to make garlic crab a la Crustacean in San Francisco. Along with the crab we made roasted balsamic Brussels sprouts and smashed potatoes. IT. WAS. SO. GOOD. We also paired it with a white wine that just took the meal into another dimension.
Here’s a pic and the recipes below!
Here is the crab recipe: I did add a little bit of white wine and old bay to the butter mixture. HERE
For the Brussels Sprouts: I followed the chopping instructions but instead of frying I roasted them in the oven with salt, pepper, and olive oil with chopped red onion. 350 degrees for 20 mins. Then tossed it with balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup (you can use red wine vinegar too) 2TBS of honey, fresh pepper, garlic powder. I really just improvised off of THIS recipe.
And for the Potatoes we really just winged it. Boiled them, added salt, pepper, a small bit of cheddar and milk. we also didn’t break the potatoes all the way down since we both like texture.
Try it out and tell me what you think. This is great when you want to show off for someone. Swag!