A Very Vintage Skirt and a Munchkin


My mother-in-law brought this skirt from Iran when she, along with her husband, the 10-year-old boy who eventually became my husband, and his sister, moved their lives to the United States in 1979. Frida had so much fun visiting family this weekend in SoCal. We decided to drive down south rather than flying this time—I’m not sure if it was better or worse than flying. When will they finish that high-speed rail??

Skirt: vintage, similar here; dress: William B, similar here; shoes: Robert Clergerie, similar here; earrings: Miguel Ases, similar here; on Frida, Plum Baby dress, similar here.

Bell Bottoms Past, Present and Future

camp pants Last week, San Francisco designer and friend of mine Tamar Wider (also of The 2 Bandits) launched Camp Collection, an adorable line of casual clothing that brought me right back to my childhood in the ’70s. These pants in particular conjured memories of my very favorite outfit in 3rd grade—check them out below. Do you like my hair? I cried for two weeks straight when my mom made me cut my previously waist-length locks (she was done with the tangles). I don’t look too upset here though, I’m rather pleased with the shag hairdo and patchwork bell bottoms. The only thing missing is the matching VEST that came with them, must find a photo of that. [Read more...]

The Podolls + Faux Leather

The Podolls tunic, similar here, faux leather matte leggings, similar here; Dieppo Restreppo purple suede booties, similar here; gold necklace, vintage, similar here

What you see before you is one of the most comfortable outfits ever. A loose tunic over leggings with booties featuring heels of a manageable height is about as good as it gets unless you’re in your PJs.
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I’ll Be Here All Week (on eBay)

ebayIf  you’ve been to eBay’s Women’s Clothing section this week, you might recognize someone. Yes, that is yours truly. How did this happen? Well, it all started with the lovely Mira (of Mira Mira), who introduced me to Heidi, who happens to be the director at eBay Fashion. We became fast friends, she gave me some really cute hand-me-downs for Ms. Frida, and she asked me to “model” for the site. It was a super-fun day: they did my hair and makeup and gave me a major wardrobe. I guess this is the kind of thing actual models get tired of? Personally, I could like seriously get used to it. If I could get ready like that every day, I think life would be pretty close to perfect.

Happy 1.5 Miss Frida


Last weekend, we made our second trip to Blink, where these photos were taken. If you need portraits or any type of professional photos, it’s a fantastic place. They’re fast, inexpensive, and they take amazing photographs. I wrote more about how it works here. They also recently moved to a new, fabulous location at the Corte Madera Town Center.

I thought these photos would be a nice way to commemorate Frida’s 18-month birthday, which is on Sunday, January 12. It’s so hard to believe she’s been in our lives for a year and a half. It was four days after she was born that we got the call around 10am on a Monday. We picked her up at SF General at 5pm that same day. When we arrived, the birth family was still there, and we had to wait in a small room with a social worker from  Family Builders (a wonderful organization for anyone considering adoption). Sitting still is always a challenge for me, and in that holding cell I felt I was bouncing off of the walls. We waited maybe 20 minutes but it felt like hours.
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When Cabin Fever Strikes, Go Outside


I work from home, and I’ll be honest, there are days when I don’t even get my butt outside at all. The great thing about living in Pacifica is that I can walk just a few blocks to the beach and all that cabin fever is swept right away. But it’s been so cold lately I haven’t even wanted to venture that far. Hanging out on the porch is really the best I can do some days. I even change out of my pajamas on such occasions!

On this particular day I was trying out my new Freda Salvador Moon booties in Blue Tejus, and Frida was sporting her new Robeez cowgirl moccasins (similar here) and Gap denim jacket. Also does anyone remember that Proenza Schouler did a Target collab? I’m wearing one of the sweatshirts from that. I cut away the crew neck, which I may or may not now regret.

Thanks to the husband for snapping these with our super fun Sony NEX.

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How Do You Pick the Perfect Christmas Card Photo?

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Especially when you’re with a 16 month old who is laughing one second, crying the next, and running into traffic the one after that. There was a surprising amount of traffic, come to think of it, at this covered bridge in Rupert, Pennsylvania. I figured it was something they maintained mainly for historical reasons, but it was rush hour at the covered bridge. Each of these photos was taken while dodging traffic. But that was probably a good thing because it was the beginning of deer season. The more civilization around us the better.

My dad is a lifelong photography enthusiast and took the photos for us while we were visiting him and my mom for Thanksgiving (thanks dad!). I’m wearing my prized vintage DVF wrap dress—it’s an eBay find, and the tag looks like it’s from the ’70s. It’s also a wool blend, which I’ve not encountered elsewhere, and it has French cuffs.  But the dress (and the person in it) look better in some photos than other. It’s so hard to choose. Please help!
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Style Hunting on Treasure Island


Don’t ask me why my face is so serious above. I just really wanted to show you my bracelet. But first I want to tell you about my Saturday, when the lovely and talented Aubrie Pick and I hit the Treasure Island Music Festival to hunt for stylish attendees for a Racked SF street style roundup. As you can see, we stalked quite a few fashionable festival-goers. We were like skilled hunters—we moved quickly and precisely and were in and out of there in less that three hours—and managed to enjoy some music and a smoothie while we were at it.

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Red, White, Blue, and a Giant Banana Republic Discount

Red, white and blue and I are having kind of a thing lately. I used to avoid the color combo because it seemed too patriotic during months other than July. But then I decided it also seemed quite French as well as nautical. Frautical! Who’s with me? In any case, I was excited to find this red blazer with shiny gold buttons at the Banana Republic Factory Store—it was majorly marked down, it fit like a glove, and I imagined it being unexpectedly preppy (and Frautical) on this boho-leaning Californian.

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Blink Away, You Won’t Miss Anything

Remember Sears portraits? Take their soft focus finish and painted-cloud backdrops and make them really chic, with a bright white background, talented photographers, and a secret sauce that makes you look pretty every time, and you’ve got Blink, Inc. Frida and I were lucky enough to have a photo shoot last week with Blink’s founder, Tristan Davison, who came up with the idea when he saw how excited folks got about a photo booth at a corporate party. He thought if he could create a studio that did something similar—instant gratification with a magic touch that makes every photo look like it’s ready for Vogue—people might really dig it.

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