Pants Party

There’s a saying out there that I firmly believe in: “No pants are the best pants.” It’s so true. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my J Brands, but if I could wear joggers every day then I would. Comfort is everything. Take these BCBGeneration pants for example. They’re a high waisted billowy chiffon pant with a daring slit that gives Angelina Jolie’s leg on that Oscars red carpet a run for her money. Sorry Angie ;)

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Try walking down these SF inclines in heels. Not the safest thing to do ;)
Try walking down these SF inclines in heels. Not the safest thing to do ;)
Vintage bracelets I wear almost every day
Vintage bracelets I wear almost every day
Necklace by Vanessa Mooney
Necklace by Vanessa Mooney

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That slit tho. Shoes by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry.
That slit tho. Shoes by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry.

Sweater: Banana Republic

Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

Pants: BCBGeneration

Shoes: Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

Photos by: Melissa de Mata

Rocks in your Box

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Hi everyone, I’d like to just thank you all for following Shoes and Sashimi thus far. I’m overwhelmed by the responses I get while posting my personal diaries, it’s exciting and humbling at the same time. As a thank you, I’m giving readers who are interested in all things jewelry a FREE month of gems from Rocksbox, an SF based jewelry subscription box.

How does it work?

1. Simply sign up, take the style survey, and add all the jewelry you see fit into your Wish List.

2. A Rocksbox stylist picks 3 from your Wish List and pops them in the mail.

3. Wear them as much as you like and then return your items for your next set. Your jewelry is always on loan unless you purchase them.

It’s a great service if you are just getting into jewelry and are afraid of the commitment. It’s also great for seasoned jewelry lovers who love to play and switch up your style weekly. Regular monthly membership is $19, not bad right for unlimited jewels? They have all my favorites, from House of Harlow, Vanessa Mooney, and Gorjana to name a few.

So give it a whirl, your first month is on me ;) CODE: LAURENBFF769

All Black Everything

It’s good to be back Bay Area, this is my home after all and I’m happy to say I’ll be here for the majority of March. First order of business though; shooting with the wickedly talented and lightning fast ninja that is Melissa de Mata in Portrero Hill. Be sure to take a look at her work by hitting the link, she’s a fantastic photographer and human.

It was nearly perfect weather the morning that we shot this look. SF can be somewhat chilly even in March, so layering a simple dress under a heavier knit sweater was perfect given the clear skies. Melissa and I met at Front Cafe to get our much needed jolt and then shot up and down the sloping hills of the neighborhood.

For you foodies: If you haven’t been to this area of SF you should definitely check out Plow for their famous brunch menu as well as Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous for their specialty ice cream. I’m clearly missing tons of places on the list, so tell me: What are your favorite eateries in the SF area?

Faux Sho...The faux leather cuffed sleeves match my faux leather skirt which I may or may not have intended to do...
Faux sho. Faux leather cuffed sleeves match the faux leather skirt to give a basic all black look something extra.
Meet me out FRONT. Real good coffee comes out of Front Cafe.
Meet me out FRONT. Stellar coffee comes out of Front Cafe, be sure to try their cold brews too.
Fringe Effect. I love toting this cross body Rebecca Minkoff bag around. SF loves her, she has a new store in Pacific Heights on Fillmore St!
Fringe Effect. I love toting this cross body Rebecca Minkoff bag around. SF loves her, she has a new store in Pacific Heights on Fillmore St!
These Dolce Vita boots have walked all over this city and are still in great shape.
These Dolce Vita boots have walked all over this city and are still in great shape.
Rough rider. The zippers and fringe toughen this bag up nicely.
Rough rider. The zippers and fringe toughen this bag up nicely.
Perfect weather for a dress and sweater combo. This Banana Republic sweater is slightly oversized, ideal for layering.
Perfect weather for a dress and sweater combo. This Banana Republic sweater is slightly oversized, ideal for layering.

Sweater: Banana Republic

Dress (old)

Cross Body Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Shoes: Dolce Vita

Photos by Melissa de Mata