Preppy Fashion is Back | The Chic List

There’s nothing like a downtown stroll in the crisp California winter air to clear one’s head and test out a new outfit. In my flair boyfriend jeans and Pepperdine University collegiate crewneck with a cream turtleneck peeking out from under, I walked down Downtown Turlock, the charming corner of where I grew up. A signContinue reading “Preppy Fashion is Back | The Chic List”

THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE

It was the best of times, it was the simplest of times: The ‘90s. The finale to the 20th century was also the era I was born. The prologue to the new millennia was full of minimalist fashion. But it wasn’t this concept of doing “without” something. The neutral pinstripe suits with high-waist trousers, thatContinue reading “THE ’90S SUIT WITH A TWIST | ON-CAMERA STYLE”

HOUSE OF GUCCI: THE ‘HAUTE’ TIPS I TOOK FROM THE FILM FASHION

The Golden Age of Gucci: The interlocked “G’s” have been the through line of my entire November, from the Gucci Love Parade fashion show I attended with my friend, Mari at the month’s genesis, to the House of Gucci costume exhibition at FIDM, the Gucci Gardenia pop-up at the Grove and the grand finale: seeingContinue reading “HOUSE OF GUCCI: THE ‘HAUTE’ TIPS I TOOK FROM THE FILM FASHION”

Gucci Goes Hollywood: A Look Inside the “Gucci Love Parade”

Hollywood Boulevard, a sidewalk with stars that line a street of dreams. These are the aspirations, realized, cemented into the ground iconizing actors and musicians who have “made it.” The Walk of Fame also represents the hopes of aspiring creatives and legends in the making. As Creative Director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele points out inContinue reading “Gucci Goes Hollywood: A Look Inside the “Gucci Love Parade””

Last Minute Halloween costume idea for the vintage girl at heart

The fact that it’s Halloween tomorrow is ‘S’wonderful, S’marvelous!’ That is, unless you’re still scratching your head and scouring every costume store in your city that is overcrowded with fellow procrastinators for props and garments that will transform you into another person for the night. In my case, that other person is someone that IContinue reading “Last Minute Halloween costume idea for the vintage girl at heart”

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”

FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | THE CHIC LIST

Here in Southern California, the weather is gradually catching up to other fall customs like pumpkin spice everything, the beginnings of the 2021 award season, and fashion week. The fall runways tend to inform trends of the season with an autumn in New York state of mind: Meanwhile on a late-summer getaway to San DiegoContinue reading “FALL 2021 TRENDS AT THE BEACH | 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 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”