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)
The possibility of rain could not dampen my sense of adventure today. After a quick errand this morning, my boyfriend and I discovered some lovely painted walls down Austin Street, between Polk and Van Ness. After exploring the many boutiques on Polk (one of my favorite things to do in the city), we lunched in a Chinese restaurant and escaped a heavy downpour of rain.
It felt good dressing a little more formal today, basing the “business casual” ensemble around my never-before-worn Tucker for Target top. I’d had it for over a year, so it seemed about time I pulled it out of the closet. Though I’m not crazy about the print, I love the color combo of pink, periwinkle, and dark royal blue, and I feel it works best with a heavy dose of black. I’m also adoring this girlie-looking lipstick; it’s so amazing how easily makeup can change your look depending on color and texture.
On my recent trips to Polk St., I purchased a few home items with my dream apartment in mind. The aesthetic that I would love to achieve for my own home is old Hollywood glamour with an industrial, rustic edge and French touches. Gold and mirrors and reclaimed wood and beautiful, unique art. Cue the color. Luxe and lived in. Refined, elegant, whimsical, current. The bracelet (which my boyfriend bought for me when we were at Belle Cose) is vintage and very ’40s. Its sleek shape, golden luster and protruding rhinestones are all very inspiring. I’ve also accumulated a few new glossies, a kick-ass new lip pencil, and a journal that washes nostalgia over me in waves.