Well it’s been a long long while since any photos of myself actually surfaced on Mode and the Like, so I thought it was time to bring the camera along today when my boyfriend and I visited Leland Tea Co. on Bush and Polk. I’d never been in before but had passed it frequently on buses and decided to finally give the quaint little café a try. Ben and I had small sandwiches and a pot of the Blue Eyes, a blend with hibiscus flowers, rose hips, apple pieces and orange. It was floral and fruity and absolutely delicious. When purchasing some tea of my own however I opted for Jasmine Fancy, since it smelled fresh and divine and green tea is life.
I was very excited to wear my new Surface to Air sandals this afternoon since I got them at Jeremy’s for $50 (a steal considering they were in perfect condition and originally a cool $460). I’ve never been a big fan of navy blue, but after buying this amazing Bar III sweater in Hawaii (the back detail is a unique touch) and then the shoes I’m officially sold. Navy is the new black. I love the contrast with my turquoise-going-on-kelly-green jeans and I’ll definitely be playing around with more fun color combinations in the near future.
Meet San Francisco showers with a refined mix of staggered roses, metallic beige nails, and a flurry of black eyeliner.
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G.V.G.V. has recently emerged as one of my favorite lines, with consistently classy and trendy pieces that I’d wear in a heartbeat. The 2012 spring show‘s ladylike shapes, clean lines, and subtle ’50s vibes were no exception, and Tokyo-based designer Mug has once again turned out an easily accessible and effortless collection. I was particularly taken with the Monstera leaf motif, and its pairing with off-white, buttery leather, and leopard-print was spot on; no pun intended!
However, since it’s a little too chilly to be thinking of lightweight fabrics (and Polynesian patterns are sparse), I’ve compiled some chic cosmetics and accessories with the same elegance, ease, and slight retro quality that will liven up any winter’s day. Though I’d rather bundle up and sip on hot chocolate at the moment, I can’t help but dream of tropical treats, floaty skirts, and perfect pastels to complement summer days and warm, starry nights.
I’m seeing spots… and not just any spots: leopard-print! I hauled out one of my favorite sweaters today for a chilly walk around Union Square; sadly it was not quite warm enough, but of course I did choose to pair it with shorts and thin tights. It seems like the cold spell is just beginning, and it may be time to put the shorts in the back of the drawer until spring. I was mostly interested in testing out my new beautiful wool headband today (which I styled the outfit around), and I believe that it will be a regular winter staple from now on. For anyone who’s interested but possibly not fond of the burgundy color (gasp!) the lovely thing also comes in grey.
For a captivating office outfit, choose a bold top and downplay it with ladylike details and a coordinated color palette. Prim, pointed flats in patent leather replace the predictable pump with an understated, yet still authoritative, message.
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