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”

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 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 Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To

Crossing the threshold of the jewelry district to the Spring Street Arcade building—a Spanish Renaissance hole in the wall built in 1924—I could truly say I found a diamond in the rough of Downtown Los Angeles. I used to be a local downtowner from the financial district but rarely crossed over to the grungier sideContinue reading “The Chicest Parisian Cafe in LA You Need to Go To”

British Things to Do in (And Around) LA

This guide was a long time coming, and I’m sorry I drew it out longer than the War of the Roses!  Dedicated readers know all too well that I’m an anglophile, something I haven’t been able to shake since living in London for an entire year (granted I had an obsession with all things BritishContinue reading “British Things to Do in (And Around) LA”

Classic Clothing at the Culver Hotel

Perhaps it is the nature of being landlocked by film and television studios. Perhaps it is in my DNA, having a face like Audrey Hepburn and body like Marilyn Monroe… or the fact that Marilyn herself once graced this Old Hollywood haunt and met fellow stars over cocktails like ‘The Ruby Slipper’ sipper that IContinue reading “Classic Clothing at the Culver Hotel”

Take me to Church…For Brunch!

For some, Sunday brunch is an after-church affair. At Redbird, you go to church for brunch. Their ricotta blueberry pancakes are angelic, as soft and fluffy as heavenward clouds (As Mari’s post on this adventure will document, I even exclaimed “this is heaven” while consuming it, and the religious diction was quite purposeful). So, letContinue reading “Take me to Church…For Brunch!”

Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue

Wearing tweed with toes in the sand rather than in pumps. That is the evolution of fabric iconized by Chanel since its genesis in 1924. Chanel commissioned dresses and suits to be fashioned in the fabric from a Scottish factory which gave the look a more traditional Scottish countryside aesthetic, according to Elle. Since then,Continue reading “Fourth of July Threads: Red, Tweed and Blue”

Castles and Clothes: How To Dress for Hearst Castle

California has its own archaic gems to share—one need only seek the old-world magic to find it. I thought it was about time to bring these photos from Hearst Castle out of the Krischic archives to spark a little inspiration before heading into another work-week! Sometimes, I am so on the go with graduate school,Continue reading “Castles and Clothes: How To Dress for Hearst Castle”

How to Not Dress for the Occasion…Oops

If there’s anything I’ve learned about making it in fashion, it’s that the trendsetters are the ones that don’t follow the rules: they wear what they feel confident in at their desired venue. Now, I am not talking about wearing a ball gown to a coffee shop, or a swimsuit to the office—please, please don’tContinue reading “How to Not Dress for the Occasion…Oops”