Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chic in Pink

Chic in Pink 1 Chic in Pink 2 Chic in Pink 3 Wearing:
Filippo Catarzi for ASOS fedora hat
Forever 21 scarf
Tulle pink coat
Joe's Jeans
Nine West booties (super old)
Vintage purse
Clinique "A Different Grape" lipstick

Although I love neutral colors, a pink hue can brighten up a cold dreary day.  This pink coat has become a sort of basic color for me.  There are countless ways to wear a bold colored coat.  Sticking to only two colors (pink and black) is the simplest.

It was drizzling when these photos were taken.  Luckily, my fedora kept my hair and face dry.  And my cozy Forever 21 scarf kept me nice and warm.  

Sorry for the quickie post.  I meant to write more.  Hopefully these three pictures are enough to keep you guys busy for a minute ;)  Come back soon!  I have lots more pictures to share in the coming days ahead.

xo  Azu



Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Bundled Up

Bundled Up 1 Bundled Up 2 Bundled Up 3 Bundled Up 4 Bundled 5 Wearing:
Saks Fifth Avenue sequin beret
Vera Wang coat
Forever 21 scarf (purchased in November, I think)
Joe's Jeans
Nine West "Mainstay" bootie
Vintage gloves
Vintage purse
Urban Decay "Big Bang" Super Saturated lip pencil
Location: Petaluma, Ca

It was one of those cold, windy days when I wore this outfit.  It was actually really hard to find a place to take pictures.  So we found this alley behind one of our favorite restaurants to snap these.  It was the only spot in Petaluma where my hair wasn't blowing in my face.

This coat is new to the blog, but I've had it for about a month and a half.  I've been wearing it so much since I bought it.  I love the gray color and how soft it is.  It's a printed herringbone.  For reference, I'm wearing a XS.  You can buy it at Nordstrom and Lord and Taylor.

Another new thing is this lip pencil.  It's a gorgeous color!  It's a bright, metallic fuchsia color.

Have you guys purchased any new lip colors lately?  I feel like I always gravitate towards bright pink.

xo  Azu

Friday, January 2, 2015

Winter Blossoms

Winter Blossoms 1 Winter Blossoms 2 Winter Blossoms 3 Winter Blossoms 4 Winter Blossoms 5 Wearing:
Dolce and Gabbana almond flower sunglasses (DG 4230 - color 501/87)
Tulle pink coat
Joe's Jeans
Vintage quilted faux leather purse
Jimmy Choo pumps (kitten heel)
Mac "Flat Out Fabulous" lipstick

There is nothing like a fabulous pair of sunglasses to brighten up a cold winter day.  Or maybe just brighten up a cold.  I wore these beauties yesterday for the first time.  They were a Christmas present to myself.  And they certainly helped to cheer me up that day.  I was feeling drowsy and achy from a bad cold.  While they didn't actually aide in making me feel better, I felt better knowing that no one could tell I was sick.  ;)

I purchased these butterfly shaped sunglasses after I saw them in an advertisement in W magazine.  The intricate almond flower design was unlike any other flower-adorned glasses I'd ever seen.  They're so unique!  Wouldn't you agree?  They're vintage inspired...and you know I'm a sucker for anything vintage/vintage-inspired.

Happy New Year!  Thanks to everyone who subscribed, commented, and visited my blog in 2014 (and previous years).  You guys make blogging a great time for me.  I love reading your comments and reading your blogs.

xo  Azu


Monday, December 29, 2014

Layering with a Poncho / Cape

Layering with  Poncho or Cape 1 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 2 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 3 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 4 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 5 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 6 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 7 Layering with  Poncho or Cape 8 Wearing:
Forever 21 poncho/cape
Forever 21 mock turtle neck
Forever 21 necklace
BCBG fur stole
AG Jeans "the Stilt"
Prada sunglasses
Vintage boots
Louis Vuitton mini back pack
Burberry watch
Mac "Fresh Moroccan" lipstick

These are recent pictures.  They were taken right before a major storm.  Knowing that we would be spending most of our upcoming days indoors, my boyfriend and I took a walk through downtown Sonoma.  During the walk, I raided a persimmon tree.  I bought some fresh, tree-ripened Hachiya persimmons from a fellow Sonoman.  It was nice to get out and enjoy the cool December temperatures (which felt more like fall).

I wore this exact outfit (minus the jeans) to work about a month or so ago.  The jeans I wore with it were darker, which I think looked better than these.  But I find these jeans to be much more comfortable because they have more stretch to them.  I though I'd point that out.  This is pretty much another "Wear to Work" ensemble.

Thank you to everyone that wished me a happy Thanksgiving and Christmas!  Your comments always make me smile :)

Hope you all have a happy and safe New Years!

xo  Azu

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Like Jackie O (Wear To Work)

Like Jackie O 1 Like Jackie O 2 Like Jacque O 3 Like Jackie O 4 Like Jackie O 5 Like Jackie O 6 Like Jackie O 7 Like Jackie O 8 Like Jackie O 9 Wearing:
Bebe origami dress (old)
Dior sunglasses
Pearl headband
Mac "Fresh Moroccan"
Burberry watch
Tory Burch "Kaitlin" pumps

This outfit reminded me of something Jackie O would have worn.  I hadn't realized it until I imported these pictures onto my desktop.  Instead of wearing pearls around my neck like she would have, I wore them on top my head in the form of this headband.

Anyway, I have a question for you.  As I mentioned in my last post, I have a lot of left over summer pictures.  Would you care to see them?  Or would you rather wait until I post outfits that are more season appropriate (with layers, capes, coats, rain boots, etc)?  I'm not sure if you care to see summer attire for the rest of this season or not.  Even though I can still get away with wearing some summer ish clothing at the moment.  I just want to know what my readers would prefer to see.  So let me know in the comments :)

If I end up posting all of my summer outfits, I'll mix it up with some recent winter wear as well.  I think that's the best option for this little "problem."  Too many outfit photos isn't really a bad thing, right?  Now I've just got to find the time to post them.

Hope you all have a great rest of your week!  Us Californians are currently getting a lot of rain.  There are flash flood warnings for my county.  Stay safe, Sonomans.  Don't get caught in the storm!

xo  Azu

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Lost

Lost 1 Lost 2 Lost 3 Lost 4 Lost 5Lost 6 Lost 7 Wearing:
ASOS denim crop top and skirt
Vintage quilted purse
Zara leopard print flats
Prada sunglasses
Mac "Flat Out Fabulous" lipstick
Location: Sebastopol, Ca

I lost my favorite necklace.  Remember the gold cross necklace I always had hanging around my neck?  Yeah...that one.

It's been missing since August and now my bare neck feels naked.  Whenever I put together an outfit in the morning, it feels like something is missing.  This happens every morning.  I know it may seem like I'm being a little dramatic, but I've had that necklace for most of my life.  So when something I've had for that long disappears, it's hard to get used to.  Even if it's just a necklace.

Since I couldn't find it when I put this outfit together, I threw on a vintage replacement.  Hopefully it will only be a temporary replacement.

You can probably tell by the pictures that these ware not recent.  It's currently rainy...the complete opposite of a sun-shining day.  I literally have about 10 sets of outfit pictures that have yet to be posted.  They are all from this past Summer.   I'll try my very best to update you all with my recent outfits as well.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xo  Azu

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gray Days Ahead (Wear to Work)

Gray Days Ahead Gray Days Ahead 1 Gray Days Ahead 2 Gray Days Ahead 3 Gray Days Ahead 4 Gray Days Ahead 5 Gray Days Ahead 6 Gray Days Ahead 7 Gray Days Ahead 8 Gray Days Ahead 9 Gray Days Ahead 10 Wearing:
Forever 21 dress (recent)
Forever 21 tassel necklace
Jimmy Choo pumps (recent)
Vintage quilted purse
Burberry watch
MAC "Captive" lipstick

Change is good.

I'm excited to announce that there will be some new changes to my blog regarding my outfits.  I've recently landed a new job...with a different dress code than what I'm used to.  Throughout my blogging years, my outfits have reflected my freelancing career.   I've been able to showcase my laid back and care-free style.  But now a new opportunity has risen.  While it hasn't changed my personal style of attire, it has changed the type of attire I wear.  What I've been wearing to work lately is still true to my own style.  But it's definitely much more professional.

Now, I won't be able to document all of my work day outfits during the week.  But you will get to see some of them.  And some is better than none, right?  I know this will bring a new spin on my blog (as most of you will be able to relate to my style a little more now with work wear).  I'll call this new series that showcases my work outfits "Wear to Work."

Hope you all have a great rest of your weekend!

xo  Azu