Monday, December 26, 2011

The List.

It's my last full day in New York, and I am ready to explore everything I haven't been able to this past week. It may be a full day, but I have a feeling it will be totally worth it. File as another Monday!

[Image via: Pinterest with text added by me Margaret Murrieta]

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Ho, Ho, Ho.

Wishing everyone a very merry holiday weekend! I'll be spending mine with my family in NYC- walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, checking out the Christmas lights and maybe doing a little shopping along the way. I think it's fairly obvious that the only church I'll be worshipping tonight in is the church of fashion. Wherever you decide to worship, I hope everyone enjoys their weekend as much as I will! File as cheers.

[Image via: Gattobravo Miao combined with text by this one right here]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dream a Little Dream for Me.

[Quote via, Image via Pinterest of Dior Haute Couture, combined via myself]

Room Service.

Hope everyone is having a fabulous holiday and enjoying all the festivities that happen at this time of year. I am currently battling a rather intense case of jet-lag over in New York. Something that I hope will go away once I load up on my breakfast in bed of coffee, a bite of something sweet over at Sant Ambroeus and a walk around the Met...and maybe a few vintage shops afterwards. That is, if I can ever emerge from this comfy bed. File as indulge. 

[Image via: Pinterest]

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Catch Me If You Can.

And I'm off into the a family holiday in New York of course. My bags are packed (chock full of cozy sweaters and boots not to mention my new favorite faux-leather pants,) my sleep-mask is ready and waiting atop my head for a very long trans-national nap and my travel planning is done (I am the designated travel guide in my family, not surprisingly.) Now it's time to just relax (at least for a few hours) before all the real fun starts. File as up and away.

[Image via: Pinterest]

Monday, December 19, 2011

Look of the Week: Bedside Manner.

[Image via: Pinterest combined with text by this one right here]

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fine Dining.

Today is my dear friend's birthday, and in honor of the delicious French restaurant that we will be celebrating at (I would reveal it but it's still a secret) I figured no better way than to share these fabulous plates I stumbled upon some time ago. Although I wouldn't dare eat off them (they're too cute and silly) they would definitely make for a quirky decoration up on the wall, like my mom used to do with her fancy plates. Hope everyone enjoys this Sunday as much as my stomach will! File as chintz.

[Images via: Mira Santo]

Friday, December 16, 2011

Edited: Kick Up Your Heels.

Kick up your heels ladies, it's the weekend! And not only is it my final weekend living in the Bay Area, but it is also my dear friend's birthday to boot. So it looks like I'll be all over the Bay for the next few days, enjoying my last weekend before jetting off for a family holiday in New York and finishing this year off right. I hope you all will do the same! File as cheers. 

[Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Elizabeth Taylor.

For jewel devotees and pop-culture followers alike this week is one to be remembered. That's right, it's Christie's week-long auction of the estate of Elizabeth Taylor, a woman whom I will always remember from a little chuckle I had with a (then-)boyfriend while standing in front of her engagement ring at the Cartier exhibition at San Francisco's De Young Museum a few years ago. He, after shockingly expressing his interest to tag along, seemed unimpressed by the size of the ring (one of the last pieces in the exhibition mind you) and felt it necessary for me to hold my finger up next to it just to prove his point. While the ring fetched somewhere around $7mill. at the auction block tonight, I still stand by my assertion that it was pretty sizable rock.

Speaking of which, you can stay tuned all week (like yours truly) and watch live on Christie's website to get in on all the auction action. Although Ms. Taylor may be gone, one things for sure- this woman had a seriously, insanely gorgeous collection of baubles. File as sparkle, sparkle.

[Image and quote via: Pinterest, combined by me]

Monday, December 12, 2011

It Girl: Stephanie LaCava.

At first glance of the pictures above, it seems as if there are two It Girls for this week- one blond and another red-headed- but make no doubt about it this It Girl for is quite the chameleon. Whether flame or fair-haired, this writer, socialite and vintage-devotee has a look that can go from flirty to edgy and back again to simply chic. But it was Stephanie's rebellious side that initially drove me to find this fashionista- specifically those custom-made ankle cuffs from a previous post titled Just One More Pair... If there is one thing she knows how to do it is to always make a serious fashion statement earning her the title of It Girl for the week. Don't forget to follow Stephanie on Twitter and file this under major.

[Images via: Pinterest and Google, check out her website]

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Eats: Crostini.

Now that the holidays are here, it's always good to have a few simple bites to throw together when guests decide to drop by at the last minute (lately I have been one of those types of guests.) But still, you can never be too prepared when it comes to little treats whether they're meant for guests or just a savory midnight snack. These ricotta, walnut and pear crostini do just the trick and look rather fancy even though they just contain five easy to find ingredients. Keep reading after the jump to check out the full recipe (which is probably the easiest one I will ever post) and enjoy these next time you're in the mood for something quick and delicious. File as eat it up.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2012.

I just couldn't help myself from giving you a second dose of the pre-fall runway, and this time it's Jenni Kayne who has quite possibly one of the most easy to wear collections I've seen so far this season. I know I would definitely love to see any of these items in my closet right now, especially those fur pieces and that shocking blue maxi skirt. Happy Saturday to all! File as ready to wear.

[Images via:]

Thakoon Pre-Fall 2012.

Saying that Thakoon's pre-fall collection was a bit of a departure from his spring 2012 runway show would probably be the biggest understatement ever uttered on this blog. Remember just a mere weeks ago when he mixed Indian influences with cowgirl motifs and came up with something that was halfway cooky and halfway brilliant? This time around for his pre-fall collection, the focus seemed to fall on restraint, but in a way that called for interesting shapes (take that bubble-like pleated skirt or those puffed out sleeves) rather than in-your-face prints. All in all, the perfect collection to fit in between the major ones, which is sure to fly off the shelves faster than you can say pre-fall. File as new favorite.

[Images via:]

Friday, December 9, 2011

Escape: South Africa.

Now, I know I have been a little behind with the travel posts lately- blame it on my non-existant budget that doesn't even allow me to dream about traveling anyplace even remotely far away- but right now the only thing I want to do is escape so for this Friday, I'll be going away to Londolozi (virtually of course.) Located in the northeastern region of South Africa, there is no better place to check out the leopards than here and not to mention, play amongst the trees. Although I may not be able to travel here anytime soon with the budget I'm on, I'll be keeping this one on the bucket list for the future. Keep reading to check out the full itinerary as well as the perfect outfit for this this luxe getaway and file under adventure time.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just One More Pair...

[Image via: Unknown Source, combined with text by yours truly, quote via Garance Dore]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Day of Relaxation.

Today for me is officially a day of rest. I have had quite the whirlwind weekend and beginning of the week, considering it was just my birthday yesterday, and am in no mood to do anything except lounge around my apartment and recover from all the fun I've been having over the past five days. Now if only, I could look as glamorous doing it as Miss Naomi Preizler above. File as recharge time.

[Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

Monday, December 5, 2011

Look of the Week: Snake Charmer.

[Image via: Pinterest with text added my muah, Margaret Murrieta]

Happy Birthday to Me.

Another year older, and none the wiser. I'll be celebrating my birthday today by spending a little time at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco, taking a nice long walk on the beach and fasting all day for my birthday dinner at Chez Panisse in Berkeley with my dear friend. Although most of the celebration happened this past weekend, I'll make sure to wish for something good when I blow out my candles tonight. File under celebrate.

[Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Edited: Labels Galore.

Although part of me wishes I could be spending my pre-birthday weekend with the labels above, I'll instead be with my dear friends who will love me in return (well at least more than my closet ever could.) Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend as well. File as until Monday.

[Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Home to Runway: Pink Proper.

It's a two for one special this week with Home to Runway posts! I just couldn't resist sharing this one in all it's pink splendor. File as gorgeous.

[Images via: Pinterest and]

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Carry On.

[Image via: Fashion Gone Rogue, text via DVF via twitter]

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Home to Runway: Purple Pop.

When I was a little girl I convinced my father to paint my room a lovely shade of lavender, but since then I have not been the biggest fan of such shades of purple. Now deep plums are always a color I gravitate towards, but those soft lavenders just never had the same effect on me like when I was little. Stumbling across this interior though, with just a touch of light purple (like on the model's tip-toes) I feel myself coming around to this color I once surrounded myself with. File as pretty.

[Images via: Pinterest, Prabal Gurung via]

Monday, November 28, 2011

It Girl: Hanneli Mustaparta.

What is there to say about Hanneli that hasn't already been said? Gorgeous Norwegian-born model turned blogger turned fashion maven, this girl has had quite the career (with quite the closet to match.) Featured in Vogue and across the blog-sphere, she always seems to get it just right when it comes to mixing the hottest pieces of the season. Follow her on twitter @HanneliM, read her blog daily (like yours truly) and try not to be too jealous of the ridiculous shoes she always has. File as sweet.

[Images via: Pinterest, combined by me Margaret Murrieta]

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday.

There won't be any shopping for me today, but I hope everyone had good luck this morning in getting exactly what they lined up for. Instead, I'll be celebrating this black Friday by wearing head-to-toe black and seeing the Christmas tree light up in Union Square with friends, which (at least to me) sounds so much more exciting than a great deal. File under fun.

[Images via: Pinterest]

Many Thanks.

Happy holiday weekend loves; I hope you are all enjoying this chilly day and eating as much as your stomach will fit. I'm definitely saving my holiday diet for another day. I want to thank all of those who have helped me with this blog endeavor of mine and supported me, especially my readers! I don't know what I'd do without ya! Also, a million thanks to my friends, without whom I would be spending my Thanksgiving alone on the street in search of food. File as feeling very lucky.

 [Image via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Edited: Pure White.

If there is one color I'm eternally trying to work into my look it would be white. I, like many others, fall prey to an all black ensemble on more mornings than I'd like to admit. There is something just so pristine about wearing white though that I seem to instantly spill on it whenever I wear even a sliver of this non-color. Alas, I just purchased a super-white Zara jacket, but I have a feeling it will trading places for the black version by the end of the week. File as so clean.

[Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue]

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