Fewer, Better – Cuyana

via Cuyana.com $160
via Cuyana.com $160

My sister Dora came home excited to show me her  most recent purchase, a Cuyana Alpaca Oversized Sweater, and  I instantly fell in-love with the brand.

They have a simple concept, that all women should have fewer, better quality pieces that make running around chic effortless and easy-peasy.

via Cuyana.com $195
via Cuyana.com $195

The pieces are affordable and luxuriously beautiful. Having these items in your wardrobe will make getting dressed in the mornings exciting, you will want to literally get out of bed and get dressed.

via Cuyana.com $150
via Cuyana.com $150

We selected a few of our favorite pieces and we hope this will intrigue you to either shop online or visit their shop on Geary Street.

via Cuyana $95
via Cuyana $95

Cuyana also offers initial monogramming on all leather goods and have an assortment of infinity scarves and other amazing pieces too.

SF Showroom
291 Geary St., Floor 2,
San Francisco, CA 94102

or @Cuyana.com

 

Heather, RunAround Chic Muse

Heather4It was another chilly Sunday afternoon when I ran into Heather and her adorable puppy, who’s name I didn’t catch.

HeatherI was immediately drawn to her good taste, the combination of the stripes, solid black and gold hardware were hard to resist.

Name: Heather

Occupation: HP

Fashion Inspiration: Jackie O, 1960’s Mod

Favorite Shops: Heidi Say’s, Steven Allan, Cris Consignment

Errands: Getting a blowout and walking the dog

Heather loves fashion as she generously dished about her favorite places, raving about Cris Consignment being the best place in the city to score designer bargains.

Heather2Now she’s one gal we would all love to go shopping with, thank you Heather for running around chic!

Heidi Say’s Casual

2426 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

Cris Consignment

2056 Polk Street

San Francisco, CA 94106

Steven Allan

445 Hay’s Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

Beautiful Basics for Everyday Life – EverLane

The Poplin Long Sleeve – $60
The Poplin Long Sleeve – $60

Everlane is a San Francisco based company that manufactures beautiful and modern basics for everyday life. Everlane’s celebrity clientele list includes Angelina Jolie and she always looks amazing.

The Cashmere Crew – $128
The Cashmere Crew – $128

Everlane is sold online, cutting out the middle-man so that we reap the benefits of quality pieces at affordable prices.

Because style is about well made quality fabrics that doesn’t mean expensive.

The Petra Market – $365
The Petra Market – $365

We selected a few styles that we loved, hope you love them too!

P.s All of the styles come in an assortment of colors, first order ships free.

@Everlane.com

Maja, RunAround Chic Muse

MajaIt was another chilly January afternoon when I ran into Maja and her adorable children. She’s demonstrating that not all puffer vests are created equal, this one isn’t only keeping her warm but utterly chic too.

Maja2I was immediately drawn to the texture and color of her vest and how she substituted the classic ballet flat for a pointy patent leather, revealing a  bit of toe cleavage.

Name: Maja

Occupation: Interior Designer

Favorite Store: Heidi Say’s, Barneys New York

Style Icons: Audry Hepburn, Grace Kelly

Fashion Inspiration: Fabrics and Textiles

Errand: On a yogurt run

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She’s true inspiration, proof that you can look effortlessly chic while out and about, thank you Maja for running around chic!

Heidi Say’s Casual

2426 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94115

@heidisays.com

Blanket Dressing – KiBoots

Net-a-Porter.com $125
Net-a-Porter.com $125

Lately I’ve been obsessed with ponchos and recently decided that it was time I added some pattern to my wardrobe. I haven’t seen any on the streets of San Francisco yet, but hopefully soon.

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Net-a-Porter $125

They make amazing layering pieces over a favorite coat, and add detail to leather pants.

Plus they are the perfect traveling companion, they fold neatly into your handbag or carry on.

Net-a-Porter $95
Net-a-Porter $95

I selected a few styles that I’m dreaming about.

@Net-a-Porter.com

Sherry, RunAround Chic Muse

Sherry4It was a beautiful day in the city, a little windy but the California sun was out and shining.

Sherry3I went in search of my next muse and ran into Sherry  and her adorable daughter on the corner of Fillmore and Sacramento.

I was drawn to her urban aesthetic, the rich textures and details of her attire.

Name: Sherry

Occupation: House Wife

Fashion Inspiration: Rick Owens

Favorite Shopping Destination: Anywhere on Fillmore Street

Sherry2Sherry I learned recently moved here from Hong Kong, she’s proof that great style fits in everywhere. Notice her take on making black look utterly chic with texture and detail.

Thank you Sherry for running around Chic!

Dora, RunAround Chic Muse

DoraI ran into her on my way out and couldn’t resist.  I was drawn to her color pallet, the colors and textures were warm and inviting  for this cold January day.

Dora2Name: Dora

Occupation: Sales Manager

Favorite Place to Shop: Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Grocery Store

Style Icon: Kate Moss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The details are what speak to me, now this is denim worn right.

Thank you Dora for Running Around Chic!

The Quintessential Ballet Flat – London Sole

All Photos Courtesy of London Sole
All Photos Courtesy of London Sole

I love ballet flats, and the ones that seem to fit me the best are the one’s from London Sole.  I have like twenty pairs, and some are duplicates.

PT03_Z_1I first discovered them years ago when they had their shop on Maiden Lane.

They are comfortable, long-lasting chic shoes that go with everything.

PT124_Z_1I’ll be honest, since I became an avid ballet flat collector, I pretty much stopped wearing heels.

Which do you prefer a chic ballet flat or heels?

@LondonSole.com

Joyce, RunAround Chic Muse

Joyce3Over the three day weekend I decided to walk around Fillmore Street searching for my next muse, I ran into her and her equally stylish son on the corner of Fillmore and California.

JoyceI was drawn to her color pallet and the rich textures of her attire.

Name: Joyce

Occupation: Human Resources

Stye Inspiration: Traditionally classic with modern elements.

Favorite Shop: J. Crew

Errands: On their way to lunch

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I loved how she combined the soft neutrals of grey and added the camo shoes for that extra touch of color.

Thank you Joyce for Running Around Chic!

Wardrobe Essentials – Emerson Fry

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Courtesy of Emerson Fry.com

What is there not to love about Emerson Fry’s designs? Everything is timeless, wearable and utterly chic.

via Emersonfry.com
Courtesy of Emerson Fry.com

Emerson Fry is proof that all you need is quality fabric in good silhouettes and you have a wardrobe filled with essentials that can be worn in every mayor city in the word.

via EmersonFry.com
Courtesy of Emerson Fry.com

It’s nice to know that you can wear your favorite sweater or coat in New York, Paris, San Francisco and stay stylish and pulled together.

I just love these combinations. The chunky Turtle-Neck sweater over a pair of jeans, the Topper Coat over a sweater and jeans, and a big black handbag that get’s us through the day.

There are dresses, skirts, blouses and accessories too!

@EmersonFry.com

Anna, RunAround Chic Muse

AnnaWalking around Fillmore Street I came across a young lady waiting at the bus stop. I was drawn to her simple and sAnne2tylish attire.

She’s proof that you don’t need a big budget to look polished and pulled together and that classic pieces can be found anywhere.

Name: Anna

Style Icon: Influenced by comfort and simplicity.

Favorite shopping destination: Forever21

Occupation: Accounting

Errands: Meeting friends for lunch

Thank you Anna for being a sport and running around chic!

Style On Instagram

via Sea Of Shoes Instagram account.
via Sea Of Shoes Instagram account.

I think  I look at my Instagram account more than  I look at my Facebook wall, why?

Because Instagram is filled with creative and talented people that leave me inspired.

I’m definitely going to try on my converse high-tops with my new boyfriend jeans and a simple sweat shirt, plus force myself to wear my Ferragamo suede heels.

via Mellucia79 Instagram account
via Mellucia79 Instagram account

Aren’t these two looks clean, simple and ever so chic? I can imagine wearing clothes like this and being blissfully happy.

What about you?

The Cardigan

Ladies, never underestimate the power of a great cardigan, just like that great shade of red lipstick you can’t live without.

A cardigan can be worn with your favorite denim, leather pants or trousers. You can change it up by wearing it with your New Balance or High Top Converse sneakers.

But it doesn’t just have to be edgy, you can layer it over your sheath dress and ballet flats and add pearls or a scarf and you’re out the door.

Cardigans also come in lots of colors, textures and silhouettes, but a basic cardigan is always nice too.

The basics are black, various shades of grey and if your adventurous other colors and patterns. They are the new blazer, the perfect addition to any wardrobe, especially San Francisco weather.

women-cardigan-acne-wendela-blackI went ahead and picked out a few good ideas for inspiration.

a575b7bfa597b31e5cad38704a9f87ccIf you live in San Francisco or plan to visit, a great place for cardigans is Jigsaw London on Fillmore Street. That’s were my sisters and I stock up every season.

Jigsaw London

2121 Fillmore Street

San Francisco, CA 94111

Victoria, RunAround Chic Muse

Victoria
Victoria

I ran into my first style muse while out on a coffee run. I was immediately drawn to her good taste. I detected an accent and found out she was a San Franciscan that lived in Sweden.

Victoria, RunAround Chic Muse - San Francisco2She isn’t just gorgeous, but friendly and unaffected.

As she graciously posed for a few pictures I asked her some questions.

Name: Victoria

Native: San Franciscan

Occupation: Venture Capital

Style Muse: Gwyneth  Paltrow

Favorite Place to Shop: Neiman Marcus

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I love the color pallet she chose for this cold January day, it was warm and comfortable with hints of spring.

Here’s to Running Around Chic!

The Black Handbag

Philip Lim, Pashli $1,000.00
Philip Lim, Pashli $1,000.00

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.

Prada Saffiano $2,500.00
Prada Saffiano $2,500.00

Lately I’ve been carrying around my Celine, a generous gift from my sister. Before that I was sporting around my over-sized Muse, my Easy or my Chanel Tote.

Celine $3,100.00
Celine $3,100.00

I took the liberty of selecting a few of my favorite handbags for inspiration, after all we all spend more time in our everyday lives.

P.s It’s best to save your money in order to buy the real thing, there is nothing worse then carrying a fake.  I remember as a young girl standing inline at Walgreens, there was a woman ahead of me at the cashier counter and she was carrying a Chanel.  I asked my boyfriend at the time how would anyone know if it were real or not?

He looked at the women and said “her shoes”. True enough I looked at her shoes and they were beat-up ratty looking things that should have been tossed out with the morning garbage. So, it’s best to stay away from knockoffs if the rest of your wardrobe falls short.