Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore

Two belfries in the plateresque style reflect in a liquid looking glass, as I walk past the outstretched pond in San Diego’s Balboa Park. It’s a deliciously sunny day, and the sky is a vibrant blue. My Georgian dress is just as bright, the color of the goldfish in the lagoon (thanks, Mari for introducingContinue reading “Balboa Park | How I Wandered and What I Wore”

going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb

The cubic white façade looks like a modern Mount Olympus from the 101 Freeway. But it’s not a haven for the gods—even though much of the European art within the Getty Museum’s wings do depict the Grecian and Roman deities in the brushstrokes of the Renaissance masters. When I lived in LA, The Getty MuseumContinue reading “going to the getty | the guide and the go-to garb”

The SCARF PRINT DRESS | THE CHIC LIST

There’s power in patterns. They are like roadmaps to who we are—whether that’s a recurring behavior or an echoed motif throughout an article of clothing. As a forward thinker with a vintage soul, I embrace change like an old friend. Meanwhile, I tend to make a tradition of what works. I’ve always been a repeatContinue reading “The SCARF PRINT DRESS | THE CHIC LIST”

CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST

As we were snaking the path of the pearl white Rosewood Miramar Hotel, the grounds laced with well-manicured green shrubs, my blogger bestie, Mari and I realized we were lost. That’s when we came across a petite woman with black kitten heels, the words, “Dior” printed on the white ribbon bow. They were like Dorothy’sContinue reading “CHANNELING GRACE KELLY AT THE DIOR POP-UP | THE CHIC LIST”

channeling Jackie Kennedy in San francisco

So this one’s a bit of a throwback, number one because this San Francisco trip was ages ago. Number two, the look is a recreation of Jackie O’s simple yet unforgettable street style photo in Capri. As far as I’m concerned, Jackie-O circa ‘70s was the height of her reign as American fashion queen. OneContinue reading “channeling Jackie Kennedy in San francisco”

THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST

We all have that top. It’s the garment, so avant garde, so unique that you equate to a priceless artifact that belongs in a museum. Well, for me I can’t help but feel this way about this corset top with a Hellenistic print on It, because it legit looks like Grecian pottery from ancient times—soContinue reading “THE POTTERY TOP | THE CHIC LIST”

PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST

Princess Diana was known as the “People’s Princess.” She was a combination of relatable and aspirational in the way she cared about others and the way she dressed. I’ll never forget seeing a picture of her for the first time amongst my mother’s mementos in my grandparent’s house. I was about eight years old, andContinue reading “PRINCESS DIANA OFF-DUTY STYLE | THE CHIC LIST”

MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST

“Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your suit. Where did you get it?” “Oh my goodness Kristin, I love your [green and blue houndstooth] dress (pictured above). Where do you shop?” Every time I get these questions, I grin at the appraised garment with delight, and say: “It’s this really chic boutique called “Mama’s Closet.”Continue reading “MOTHER’S DAY AND MAMA’S CLOSET: | THE CHIC LIST”

THE TUXEDO WORK SUIT REIMAGINED | ON-CAMERA STYLE

Wearing neutrals to work doesn’t have to be black and white, even if you’re wearing black and white! Today on the blog, I’m showing you how to breathe new life into the tuxedo suit trend for the office, or if you’re a reporter, in the field. It was a Friday afternoon, which for someone whoContinue reading “THE TUXEDO WORK SUIT REIMAGINED | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE

As Nancy Sinatra once sang in her nonchalant manner, “these boots were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do,” and I’ll step into a time machine in them and make my way over to the midcentury any day! Anyone who knows me knows I love emulating vintage motifs in my on-camera style. The ’60s areContinue reading “HOW TO WEAR ’60S MOD | ON-CAMERA STYLE”