What I Ate: DOSA SF

DOSA SF

Fun fact: I am allergic to cinnamon. Not so fun fact: this prevents me from eating most Indian food.

So an invitation from DOSA in my inbox left me wondering if I could actually participate in the unveiling of their new seasonal menu.

Lucky for me the team at DOSA went above and beyond to make sure that I got a true South Indian dining experience (without dying).

I had a blast dining with executive chef/owner, Anjan Mitra who took the time to guide us through the menu (and ensured that the cinnamon dishes stayed away from me). The kitchen put together

The kitchen put together an innovative menu for us, featuring high-quality, local ingredients and bright flavors. And while I couldn’t taste every dish, we could photograph them and the overall consensus from the table was two thumbs up.

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA SF

DOSA has two locations in San Francisco. One on Fillmore St (shown here) and one on Valencia St. Stop by either location for all the South Indian eats and killer cocktails.

Photos by Garry Alexander

 

Amour Vert: Welcome to Palo Alto

Amour Vert Invite

Amour Vert, the local eco-friendly brand with all the style that has taken over my Instagram feed, is taking over the bay area with the launch of their brand new store in Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto.

To celebrate I decided to throw together a little look book featuring some of my favorite looks from the brand

&

Invite YOU to the VIP pre-opening party this Thursday from 6pm-9pm

(details above)

This event is guaranteed to be fabulous and my favorite natural beauty brand, Ziesche will be launching in store too!

Amour Vert - Darby Dress

This fun and flirty chambray dress fit seamlessly into my wardrobe this summer.

The ‘Darby Dress’ features a flutter sleeve, v-neck, and beautiful lace insert details. I paired the dress with the classic Freda Salvador, ‘Star’ ankle boots for an effortlessly chic look.

Amour Vert - Tessa Fringe Sweater

Next up is the ‘Tessa’ fringe sweater. The tassel fringe trim gives this super soft sweater just the right bit of edge for the painted wall that I found in San Francisco’s mid-market area.

Amour Vert - Starla Dress

The cotton/modal/spandex fabrication of the ‘Starla’ dress makes this the perfect piece to transition from day to night. Featuring a double v-neck (perfect for ALL the layred necklaces) and a beautifully tailored, curve-hugging silhouette.

Amour Vert - Krista Slip Dress

Slip dresses have made a major dent in the fashion scene and the ‘Krista’ dress takes this trend to new levels with killer back details (not pictured, but check it out here), an a-line cut and high-quality Mulberry silk – this is my favorite piece from the collection!

Amour Vert - Flora Silk Maxi Skirt

Disclaimer: This is not my skirt – but I did snag it from one of my friend’s closets. The oh-so-flattering drape provides great movement in the skirt and the unique print pairs perfectly with my leopard booties.

Hope to see everyone Thursday!

And until then check out some of my favorite pieces from the Amour Vert collection below:

Outside Lands 2016

KATWALKSF - Outside Lands - Ruti

Outside Lands 2016.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

I took my own advice. I dressed in layers (even though I still froze Friday + Saturday).

I ate all the things

and

I danced until my feet REALLY hurt!

#OLD #ALLTHEBLISTERS #OUTSIDELANDS

Check out a quick recap of my weekend below:

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What I Wore:

Dress: Ruti (c/o), Floral Alameda Dress

Vest: Forever 21 (old). Love this new option here.

Jeans: Topshop, ‘Jamie’ Ripped Skinny Jeans

Boots: Matisse, Nugent

Sunglasses: Free People, Shoot For The Moon Sunnies

Hat: Will Leather (c/o), The Loha Hat

Souvla - Outside Lands - Gastro Magic - CHEFSFEED

Souvla served up ALL the pig! Literally!

The eats backstage at the CHEFSFEED Gastro Magic Stage kept me full and oh-so entertained.

Outside Lands - KATWALKSF

Peace, love, all the wristbands, and all the Marrin Costello jewelry.

Outside Lands - KATWALKSF

What I Wore:

Sweater: Style Mafia, Stellar Sweater (just went on sale)

Leggings: American Apparel (very old – MUST throw away). Love this option here.

Flannel: Urban Outfitters, Buffalo Shadow Plaid Flannel Button-Down Shirt

Shoes: CAT Footwear (c/o), Cheyenne Boot in Posie

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Original Aviator

You Are Enough - Chelsea Leifken

You are enough

A friendly reminder from my girl, Chelsea Leifken.

Outside Lands - KATWALKSF

Peace out (one more time) Outside Lands.

Another year in the books.

Friday Forecast: Outside Lands Festival Style

Outside Lands Music Festival

It’s that time of the year again.

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is here! The music festival held annually in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park starts today.

The first edition occurred from August 22 to 24, 2008, and included over 60 musical acts from around the world, as well as several art installations. The festival grounds included the Polo Fields (home to the Lands End Stage), Hellman’s Hollow/Speedway Meadow (Twin Peaks and Panhandle stages), and Lindley Meadow (Sutro and Presidio stages).

Bringing in ALL the crowds (40,000 to 60,000 attendees a day) we are about talking some MAJOR festival fashion inspiration all weekend long…But with the highs just barely in the 60s, I have a strong feeling that my outfits will NOT include tank tops and booty shorts this year.

I am thinking LAYERS.

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Shorts + Boots – Nope! Not this year!

Maybe I am older + wiser and aware of the weather forecast, but this year I am all about layers! The last thing I need is to be freezing during Lionel Richie’s, “All Night Long.”

I will be sporting military jackets, leggings, flannels and booties…All Night Long!

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Will I see you at the festival? Let me know in the comments!

And the one thing you can always wear – regardless of this crazy cold weather is jewelry!

Especially from my girl Marrin Costello (as seen above)

Check out some of my favorite festival jewelry styles here:

Fringe + Lace

Mcguire - Skywalker Leather Fringe-Trimmed Denim Jacket

I feel like fringe and lace are summer staples made for the festival scene.

This denim jacket from McGuire must have come out two plus years ago. I spotted it at the Saks store in San Francisco and easily wore it around the store for a couple of hours. I obsessed over it for months, but never found it in my size (when I had the cash the snag it). Long story short….my mom found one right before Christmas and I am pretty sure that it hasn’t left my body since!

For this look, I paired the denim jacket with this budget friendly dress with lace inserts and lace shoes from Superga SF.

I wore this look running errands around the city last week, but I am hoping to wear it to Outside Lands…

But, I think I need a ticket first #help

Mcguire - Skywalker Leather Fringe-Trimmed Denim Jacket

Marrin Costello Ankle Bracelet - Superga 2750 Cotmacramew

SheIn - White Lace V-Neck Tie Waist Maxi Dress

Marrin Costello Ankle Bracelet - Superga 2750 Cotmacramew

Mcguire - Skywalker Leather Fringe-Trimmed Denim Jacket

What I Wore:

Jacket: Mcguire, Skywalker Leather Fringe-Trimmed Denim Jacket

Dress: SheIn (c/o), White Lace V-Neck Tie Waist Maxi Dress

Shoes: Superga (c/o), Superga 2750 Cotmacramew

Save 20% off at the Superga SF store on Fillmore St. Stop by the store or call 415.614.9903.

Anklets: Marrin Costello, Ankle Bracelet

Sunglasses: Prada, Oversized Baroque Round Sunglasses

Photos by Juan Carlos