Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” -- Napoleon Hill

 Fall Look Book, Sosie

There has never been a more perfect time to do what you want to do than now. Never a more perfect time to start something you've been putting off than now. There has never been a more perfect time to stop waiting and start doing. If you wait too long, you'll miss the moment. But, you already know this. You know all of this. So, what are you waiting for?

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Monday, September 26, 2011

Sea And The Rock Below Cocked To The Undertow

Sweater: Gap; Shirt: Forever 21; Shorts: SOLD Design Lab Denim c/o Dietch PR; Shoes: Tom's; Vest: Nordstrom; Photos of me by: Alex N. 

Bon Iver & St. Vincent - Roslyn

Ever since I moved into the city, I have been on a mission to revisit and explore every nook and cranny of it. Truth be told, the first two months I failed miserably at going out and taking advantage of my new surroundings. Now that October is right around the corner, I have trained myself to slowly spend more time out. Shockingly enough, my grandma-self has been seen around town on weeknights even. While it is still difficult for me to go out during the week and stay out past my 10pm bedtime, I've come to the conclusion that there is no point to live in a beautiful city, such as San Francisco, if I'm not going to be a true San Franciscan. This means: going out to grab a bite, enjoying a happy hour after work (even though all I want to do is jump into bed right after I get off), attending events and meeting great people, and revisiting all of the SF sites I haven't been to since I was a child. Luckily for me, I have awesome friends who don't mind spending time with me to do the aforementioned activities. This past Saturday, I spent the day with Alex N. We snapped photos at the Sutro Baths (along with the other 50 people who did the same), enjoyed afternoon lattes and sweets in the Filmore, and had a relaxing sushi dinner in the Mission. Interestingly enough, I actually spend a lot of time driving around the city for my job. But, I have to say it's much nicer when you can spend time driving around the city with a friend.

On a side note, I'm pretty excited about all the upcoming posts I have in store for ya, so definitely don't stray too far away this week. In the meantime, I'm going to figure out why the picture quality on blogger is awful. Might have to consider flickr or photobucket... hmmm...

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Monday, September 19, 2011

FNO SF



A couple weeks ago, I attended SF's Fashion's Night Out in the city. I hopped from Neiman's to Macy's to Saks and enjoyed all the festivities that each store had to offer. 

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Food Friday: The Brixton

The Brixton 2140 Union Street


After Saturday's Gap Event, Cindy, Ashley and I decided to fill our hungry tummies. Entranced by its beautiful black interior and cute mason jars (yes, we were really hooked on their table settings), we decided to dine at The Brixton on Union Street.


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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you'll never ever have enough." --Oprah

"The Golden Hour" Look book, Planet Blue

Is it too late for a Wisdom Wednesday post? Never! I stumbled upon this quote a couple times earlier this week and took it as a sign that I needed to listen to it. It seems to me that this week, thus far, has been filled with a lot of "The grass is always greener" talk. From, "Oh, things could be better," to "I'd love to trade places with you!" I can't help but take a moment to snap myself back into reality and be thankful for where I am in my life at this moment in time and just embrace every part of it. Of course, we all have aspirations, and I, for one, am a full advocate of always, always striving for your dreams and never, ever settling. At the same time, I think it is important to take a moment every single day and say to yourself, "How lucky am I that this is my life? Very." Really, I do. I mean, even if things are awful and you desperately want things to change, don't forget how many people wouldn't wait a second to be where you are. Don't ever forget how lucky you are just to be here, wherever "here" is in your life. There's always room to grow and happiness is relative. If you want to be happy - be. How can you be happy with more, if you aren't happy with what you have now? Whatever comes next is always icing on the cake. What you have now is your cake. So, darlings, have your cake and eat it, too.  Of course, you don't have to tell me twice. You know how I love my cake.

Thanks to all my readers for bearing with me and my poor blogging schedule. I'm really trying to get back on track, because writing and hearing from you all really makes my day. I mean it. Whether I'm meeting you IRL at an event, getting a little tweet from you, or just reading your thoughtful comments on a recent post - I genuinely consider everything that has come with blogging to be such a wonderful part of my life. Friday's post is one you've missed - Food Friday, and next week's posts will be a couple more events, a little more wisdom, and finally, getting back to those outfit posts. I hope today's Wisdom Wednesday was enjoyable. And, as usual, don't be afraid to share some of your own with me below.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Gap + InStyle SF Event


This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the Gap and InStyle's celebration event for the new Fall Premium Pants Collection featuring Anh of 
9 to 5 Chic and Jennie of Jennie Going West. It was a great event filled with delicious hors d'oeuvres, refreshing drinks, stylish clothes, and fun friends. I attended with Cindy and Ashley, which made the day even more enjoyable. Everyone enjoyed 35% each item, which was perfect, since I desperately needed some staples for work. I left with a new pair of soft-rose colored pants, a crisp blazer, and the softest sweater known to man (pictures of these items coming up in upcoming outfit posts).

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