The Black Handbag

Ladies, never underestimate the power of a great handbag, especially an everyday bag that holds everything you might need. Mind you, these aren’t evening bags, but a work bag that keeps you together. Lately I’ve been carrying around my Celine, a generous gift from my sister. Before that I was sporting around my over-sized Muse,Continue reading “The Black Handbag”

The Sweater – The Item You Will Wear Forever

I have one  bulky sweater that my sister gave me, and every winter I bring it out and use it at least 5 times from November thru December. It’s black, textured with a turtleneck and ever so warm. I wear it with skinny jeans, ballet flats or my Converse high-tops and a swipe of myContinue reading “The Sweater – The Item You Will Wear Forever”

Books to Read – Improving Your Style

One book I haven’t read yet but plan on is “I want to be Her” by Andrea Linett. It’s a part memoir and part guide on the various women that helped shape her style, this makes me think of women I don’t know that I see everyday, whether it’s online, in magazines or in person.Continue reading “Books to Read – Improving Your Style”

The New Neutral – Leopard

Yesterday I was hibernating and didn’t bother to look pulled together for my visit to the grocery store. While I was waiting for my sister to come out I saw 4 gorgeous women wearing impeccably chic clothing for running around chic. I felt awkward about approaching them and instead thought about what they all hadContinue reading “The New Neutral – Leopard”

Summer Simplicity – The Basic White Shirt

Spring and summer are around the corner. What’s a girl to do if she’s not into dresses or skirts? I’m lucky that I’m allowed to wear casual wear to work, so it’s jeans, cardigans, etc for me. What do I wear on hot days? To keep it professional I’ve invested in dress shirts, in allContinue reading “Summer Simplicity – The Basic White Shirt”

Oats Cashmere – a wardrobe staple

I managed to do a little bit of shopping this season and scored on a black cashmere poncho by Oats Cashmere.  I bought it at lastcall.com by Neiman Marcus and when it arrived, I debated about keeping it, as it’s a generous size even for my frame. However I took it home and tried itContinue reading “Oats Cashmere – a wardrobe staple”

Olivia Palermo, Style Muse

I love Olivia, she was my first girl crush. She understands basics, how to work with color and mix the unexpected while keeping it simple, chic and effortless. A true fashion icon. I literally study her attire. and take note of her color pallet and accessories. I’m personally not brave enough to wear floral trousersContinue reading “Olivia Palermo, Style Muse”

Running Around Chic – Manifesto

Finding your own unique style can be a bit confusing with all of the fashion magazines stalking celebrities with poor taste. I’m not a fashion plate and my wardrobe isn’t filled with designer labels. You don’t need designer labels to have style, just a good eye for fabrics and especially a good tailor. I willContinue reading “Running Around Chic – Manifesto”

Angelina Jolie, Style Muse

I’m supposed to be running around San Francisco looking for women that inspire us in our everyday RunaroundChic, but I’m too shy to approach them, something I am going to have to work on this year. For my first post I’m mentioning Angelina Jolie, mind you I’m not an overly huge fan, but I’m startingContinue reading “Angelina Jolie, Style Muse”