I Dream of Paris

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Winter has finally hit San Francisco + I have finally had to break out my winter coats. While I love a look with a winter coat, I do not love putting my hands into every coat pocket + finding old metro tickets from my last trip to Paris! Every time I lay my eyes on one of those little ticket stubs my stomach sinks + I dream of Paris.

Speaking of Paris…So many pieces from this look remind me of Paris too. I bought my watch at a Karl Largerfeld pop-up shop in Saint Germaine, this KENZO jacket was a staple in my wardrobe during our last trip + this bag was a a Christmas gift to myself…and then we went to Paris.

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I die for these boots! They are new, post-Paris + the light of my life!

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What I Wore:

Jacket: KENZO via Elizabeth Charles, ‘Eye’ Bomber Jacket

Dress: A Parisian find (ugh). Just scored this similar dress from ASOS.

Tights: Uniqlo, Color Tight (I swear by these)

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell via Nasty Gal, Basie Boot

Watch: KARL LAGERFELD, ‘7’ Faceted Bezel Bracelet Watch

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Pashli Medium Satchel (on sale at Neimans)

Lips: MAC, Lipstick (Sushi Kiss)

Friday Forecast: Ho Ho Holiday

IMG_8279Life lately has been quite chaotic. Between Les Méchantes pop-ups + orders I have completely lost track of the holiday season! I have done zero Christmas shopping + have failed to even dream of decorating a tree. However, thanks to my friends at Boohoo I was able to play Santa to some of my favorite bloggers + send them a sneaky surprise. I won’t reveal just yet who I was able to surprise, but it was some of my favorite fashionistas. Boohoo also curated a Christmas shop for all your holiday needs + trust me it’s good!

IMG_6682This week I also stopped by the Uniqlo store in Union Square to check out the UT me experience…which was awesome! Have you ever wanted to create a one-of-a-kind T-shirt? Well Uniqlo has a killer service that can make that happen. You can add in your own pictures, choose any typography + throw in some artsy effects to create your very own masterpiece T-shirt. The process is super quick + your T is ready in less than 30 minutes!

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What I Wore:

Cape: T by Alexander Wang (sold out)

Top: Gap, Supersoft Crewneck

Leggings: American Apparel, Shiny Leggings

Shoes: Comme des Garcons, Canvas High-Top Sneakers

Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Pashli Medium Satchel

Earrings: Marrin Costello, CABREBRA

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Aviators

Shop Les Mechantes + save 15% off with the code: katwalksf15.

 

Call It What You Wanna Call It… I’m A Freakin’ Posh-A-Holic

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“Call It What You Wanna Call It… I’m A Freakin’ Posh-A-Holic,” might as well be my theme song. Since joining the Poshmark app on 11.09.2011 I have turned into a full fledged Posh-A-Holic. If you don’t know what Poshmark is, stop right now + download the app.

Now, if you know me, than you know that I spend a lot of time on my phone. It is probably one of my worst habits. I am constantly checking my instagram, my facebook + my poshmark feeds! While instagram + facebook are fun, nothing is nearly as entertaining as Poshmark. Poshmark is a free app where millions of women come together to buy + sell women’s fashion and trust me this fashion is AMAZING. On a daily basis at least 50% of my outfit consists of items that I purchased on Poshmark, including the MAJOR peplum I am wearing today that I recently scored from fellow blogger babe, Cara (check out her closet here).

Since I up + quit my job in July to pursue Les Méchantes, Poshmark has been a solid way for me to manage my closet + my bank account. I snap a few pictures of a piece of clothing I am ready to sell, write a compelling description + post it to my virtual closet in the app. Since I have been on the app for a solid three years I have made quite a few friends on the app (PFFs) and do my best to ‘share’ and support my favorite closets. Because of this and my amazing followers I have sold a huge chunk of closet (343 items to date) + met some amazing fashionistas!

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So yes, I like to sell on Poshmark…but I LOVE to shop on Poshmark. I’m afraid to share just how much I have shopped on the app, but lucky for you I have an entire blog filled with Poshmark finds + I am highly caffeinated, so I created a photo montage of my favorite Poshmark finds + the mega-bargain prices I got them for!

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I guess this is a little late for the disclaimer, but Poshmark will take over your life + you will like it! Download the free app here or browse + shop the web here and don’t forget to shop my closet here!

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What I Wore:

Top: ASOS via Poshmark, Shop similar here + here.

Jeans: J. Crew, Broken-In Boyfriend Jean

Scarf: Les Méchantes, The Gold Cane Scarf

Shoes: ALDO, Ocaria Pump

Earrings: Chanel via Poshmark

Bracelet: Chanel via Poshmark & Lés Mechantes, The Studded Strap Wrap

Watch: TAG via Poshmark

Lips: Givenchy, Le Rouge (Manderin Boléro)

Shop the look below + Shop Les Méchantes with an exclusive 15% off discount with the code: katwalksf15.

San Francisco Style

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The weather is San Francisco is oh-so unpredictable. One day it is sunny, the next is foggy + according to meteorologist the ‘Perfect Storm’ is hitting the Bay Area today.

So I took these pictures yesterday + let me tell you, this outfit will not be on repeat today!

With all the unpredictable weather in mind, I always like to style a look that is weather + hill friendly.  A weather friendly look must include layers + a hill friendly look must include a pair of flats for the good old ‘San Francisco Switch’ (when you take off your flats 5 ft. before you enter an event + put on your heels).

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IMG_7939I obsessed over this skirt for a solid two weeks. My shopping budget is not what it used to be…so after a couple of Poshmark sales, the seal of approval from Cara + a trip to the Anthropologie in Berkeley (with an extra 30% off sale)- it was finally mine!

Do you obsess + stew over fashion the way I do?

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What I Wore:

Top: Uniqlo (c/0), Heattech Crew Neck Long-Sleeve T-Shirt

Jacket: H&M (old). Shop new here + here.

Skirt: Cecilia Prado via Anthropologie, Glinted Sweater Skirt (sold out). Shop the maxi version here.

Belt: Gap (very, very old). Shop similar obi belts here + here.

Shoes: Shoe Cult, Highway Pump (only available in black)

Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Betsy

Bag: RED Valentino, Bow Clutch. Love this season’s version here.

Lips: MAC, Fresh Brew

Beauty School Dropout

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[Rings: RJBIJOUX + Nails: Floss Gloss, Black Holy]

Grab a big cup of coffee + join me for a little ‘coffee chat’ about beauty.

I have said it over + over again, but I am by no means a beauty blogger. When it comes to getting ‘face ready’ I need all the help I can get, especially now that my hair is blue! Who knew that dying your hair an entirely new hue would lead to an entirely new makeup struggle. Lucky for me I have had the chance to try a ton of new products + services and decided to review all of them in a little beauty roundup.

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[Glossier: Phase 1 Set]

Glossier is a highly edited collection of products curated to have you face perfectly primed. I received this set about two weeks ago + have found myself reaching for the products everyday throughout the day. My favorite from the set is the Soothing Face Mist. Made with roses + aloe to hydrate + soothe, I spray this product as a makeup refresher + midday pick-me-up almost every afternoon and right before I head out for the night.

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I couldn’t tell you how many times I have come home from Sephora with a black + white bag of mistakes. Makeup is not an easy buy, but my friends at choix have created a process that is painless + will help you avoid coming home with a bag full of mistakes!

Choix will let you choose the makeup samples you want to try + let you try on enough sample product to determine whether or not that product lives up to a standard you are happy with! Sampling products is key + choix has managed to create an easy + authentic service to ensure that you purchase a product that you love. When they created my sample box, they even listened to my ‘blue hair issues’ and sent over some killer products to compliment my blue weave! For $20 a month you can sample 5 products and earn a $10 credit to purchase the product you love directly from choix.

[Vensette]

Now, when you have a major event + have zero confidence in your ability to get yourself ready you call Vênsette .

Book a Vênsette hair + makeup artist to your door in three quick steps.

1. Browse the Vênsette Menu and choose the makeup and / or hairstyle to inspire your final look via the app or web.

2. Choose your visit time, location and payment method. No cash to worry about (Hello, this is like uber for hair + beauty).

3. A professional artist comes to you + completes each service in 45 minutes or less. It’s that easy!

Not only was my Vênsette artist an absolute doll, she also recommended some major products + solved one of my major beauty problems! My lack of sleep + glorious genes have created some major dark circles under my eyes. Thanks to my Vênsette artist I learned that I needed a concealer with an orange tone. Within 5 minutes she erased my dark circles, I was in love + purchased this concealer in no. 3!

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[Pinrose: Merry Maker]

A lady can’t leave the house without the perfect scent + Pinrose has made the process painless. Simply take their scent match synesthesia quiz + discover your perfect scent or try them all with the sample starter kit. Their goal is to create effortless joy in scent discovery + trust me this is easy!

After trying all of the scents Pinrose has to offer, Merry Maker selected me. According to the Pinrose description for Merry Maker: radiates sunshine with a refreshing blend of nectarine, rose, and plum. This scent is fresh, fabulous + affordable too!

Beauty school was not easy but, I learned a lot + have nailed down my tried + true favorites below.