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What to Wear: Feeling Spring


My love for all black looks has been well documented on the blog. Black just works for work – I always feel sharp and appropriate, be it in a black blazer or black blouse and trousers…but with how incredibly beautiful the weather has been in San Francisco of late, I’m making a concerted effort to … Continue Reading →

The 3 Coats You Need Living in the City


I mentioned here that I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I’m having a great time and learning how to adjust my wardrobe for City living. Coats are without a doubt a necessity in San Francisco – between the chilly wind or fog coming in off the Bay, there’s almost always a need … Continue Reading →

City Living


I’ve recently moved to San Francisco from Silicon Valley. I can add living in the City to the growing list of things I never thought I’d do…and love. Growing up in a small town in Northern California, San Francisco was “the City” we’d visit for special shopping trips or after a weekend with my Grandmother in … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Belted Blazer


Suits are a reality for many of us when it comes to work, like it or not. Thankfully there are often great appropriately fashion-forward options from places like Zara, H&M and Express. I scooped up this belted blazer because I loved the shift from a usual one-button style. The belted waist gives the shape a needed … Continue Reading →

Sweater Weather Uniform


When it’s cold outside, I have a hard time getting out of the house for work. And I live in California! I can only imagine how you in other parts of the country and world feel…When I was in Vancouver, BC over the holidays I got a little taste of what winter really is with … Continue Reading →

Winter Getaway: Carmel Valley


I’ve written before about the importance of downtime (here) and I’ll probably come back to it each year about this time. Winter for me is  a time for reflection and regrouping. This is the second year I’ve taken a weekend away – this time to Carmel Valley, Calif. at Bernardus Lodge. Between walks with the dogs … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Statement Piece


When I was in Italy over the summer I had the chance to see an exhibit at the Villa Borghese of Azzedine Alaïa clothing (on Instagram here). It was breathtaking. One thing that struck me was the use of leather, fur, feathers, etc. paired with more normal fabrics like silk and wool. While still a far cry … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: from Office to Holiday Party


It’s the balancing act everyone’s talking about this time of year: how do you fit in all your obligations for work and still look festive for after hour festivities without running yourself ragged? My solution is this great top from Equipment. Paired with my favorite high-waist pants by Reiss (also seen here), the only change I’d … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: a Great Travel Outfit


Dressing for travel can be tricky. The desire to be comfortable is strong for me – no matter if I’m traveling for work or personal – but looking sharp is still important. This outfit has literally taken me around the world; on flights in Asia for work and to New York for fun. The ease … Continue Reading →

What to Wear: the Big Presentation


A few weeks ago I had an event in Silicon Valley where I’d be addressing the group and introducing our VIP host. Work events can be some of the most difficult to dress for in my opinion – you need to look work-ish but not too stuffy. I chose this number by Kate Spade because … Continue Reading →