It’s been awhile since I checked out J.Crew‘s offering of accessories (their chunky necklaces and elegant earrings are my go-to for jewelry), but the newest line of footwear is giving baubles a run for their money. And boy, does J.Crew tout shoes in some shocking shades. Yesterday I fell in love with the Everly Suede Pump when I started browsing the Handbag and Shoe Shop; my eye was immediately drawn to the bold lime green and electric blue hues. Pairing crazy color with a sleek, classic design makes these kicks irresistible in my book, since they can easily be dressed up or down. I’ve recently acquired a bit of a shoe obsession, and I’m hoping I can resist considering the hefty price tag on these babies. Let’s just see how things look after a paycheck or two .
Yesterday I had my first encounter with the THREADshow, and I hope to make it back every year from now on. My friend Pilar informed me of it last week, and I’m so thankful she did. I was blown away by all the independent jewelry and clothing at the event, which was perfect for Christmas shopping (as well as a few self-indulgent buys!).
Since I knew I’d be walking around for hours, I chose my comfiest clothes that were still stylish enough to wear in public. The olive-green coat has been one of my favorite purchases this year, remaining functional and warm with a grungy feel. My fingertips are truly the finishing touch, however; since I’ve been stressed and therefore biting my nails lately, on Saturday I went to Union Nails at Polk and Pacific to get a full set of acrylics. I’m obsessed with the blue-grey color and how perfectly it goes with my new iridescent druzy ring.
Check back tomorrow for THREADshow photos, where you can expect images of dazzling jewels and refined fashions.
(Coat Cheap Monday / Top H&M / Pants Gap / Scarf Zara / Rainboots J.Crew / Rings Elisa Gonsalves Designs + Monterey Bay Silver Co. / Earrings de Young Museum / Bracelets Vintage)
(Photos taken by Pilar Gonzalez and are property of Mode and the Like)
Currently craving clothes (and everything else) of the quintessential fall color variety. From high-end to the lowest price point possible, the orange, burgundy, forest green, browns, and taupe provide a palette that feels rich and luxurious. I scoured the net for coats, sweaters, trousers, jewels, and more in these rustic jewel tones to satisfy my inner shopper (though between you and me I might have to invest in some of the inexpensive items!). Loving the tarnished and rose gold with bronze jewelry, roomy bags, and heeled shoes. And of course, it’s always necessary to add a little bit of leopard. If I had to pick two “gotta have it now” pieces, however, it would definitely be the Topshop Platform Boots and the Gretchen Jones cuff (even though she seemed so loathsome on Project Runway!). And… well… anything hunter green. Because I’ve honestly decided that it’s my new favorite color.
On Friday I had the urge to go out and do something, so my boyfriend and I headed down to the Ferry Building for dinner at one of our favorite eating establishments, Gotts. Since I’m from the Napa Valley, I’m used to calling it Taylor’s Refresher (its original name from the original location in St. Helena) yet now I begrudgingly call it by its new title.
I remember taking swimming lessons nearby and visiting the roadside stop when I was little, in addition to unexpected rendez-vous with friends (it’s a small world). In St. Helena, the parking lot is always full and the line is always long, but it’s worth the wait. The San Francisco location has optimized the casual, contemporary feel with industrial, utilitarian touches and neon red letters. It’s always nice to have a taste of home in the bustling city.
It felt really good to get out today. Especially since the sun was shining (even though I prefer overcast weather for taking photos). My boyfriend met me downtown after his class and we caught a little lunch at Café Madeline, spent some time in Yerba Buena Park, and then saw Crazy, Stupid, Love. It was a lot better than I thought it would be; the trailers seemed cute but I thought it might turn out a little too cliché. In fact it was hilarious, entertaining, and bittersweet all in one. It was probably the only fun I’ll have this weekend since I have to dedicate my time to finishing the final for my Color and Design class. Mark my words, this is the last time I’ll ever take a summer class.