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

25 thoughts on “All Black Everything

  1. Hey Lauren! I had no idea you were a costume designer too! We should meet! I go back and forth between LA and the Bay Area all the time too, but I’m mostly in the Bay. We, designers have to stick together in this tough industry!

    Love the Rebecca Minkoff bag too! I’ve been wanting one forever, but haven’t actually gotten around to purchasing it.

    xoxo,
    Maggie S.
    ❤Clothestomidnight.com

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    1. Absolutely Maggie, I’d love that! I am currently in the Bay for another 2 weeks or so (I live in Piedmont, East Bay) but I like to come into the city pretty dang often. Whenever is best for you, I look forward to it.

      P.S I got this Minkoff bag at her last LA warehouse sale, I’ll fill u in in person ;)

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  2. oh I love total black looks.. This one is amazing, specially for the leather skirt (a must have!). Love that first picture of your bag, so original :)
    I’m so glad I visited your blog its a very inspirational place! Do you have an Instagram account I can follow too?

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  3. Aww! You took photos with Melissa!? That is so awesome- and yes, she is so freaking talented. She’s taken 3 of my ONLY favorite outfit photos too. Welcome back to the Bay Area and I would totally be down to grab a coffee sometime. Awesome you grew up right around Piedmont. Talk later love–

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    1. Isn’t she fantastic? Small world :D I’m happy to grab a coffee later this week? I’m heading back to LA for a few weeks end of this month, so if not this time around I’ll be back in April!

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