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

Friday, October 10, 2014

Little Roses

Little Roses 1 Little Roses 2 Little Roses 3 Little Roses 4 Little Roses 5 Little Roses 6 Wearing:

Vintage blouse (another vintage item that belonged to my mother)
GAP shorts
Bebe pumps (super old)
Prada sunglasses
Barney's wicker bag
Mac "Captive" lipstick

This is such a dainty and feminine little blouse, I had to get pictures of myself wearing it.  I've only worn it about three times in the last two months.  That may not seem like a lot but it is considering the fact that I (similar to most of you reading my blog) have more tops than I'd like to admit.  In fact, the number of tops I currently own are in the three digits.

I kept this look a little retro with my cat eye sunglasses, vintage inspired shoes and matte lipstick.

And I know I say this all the time, but these pictures are far from recent.  They were taken in July when  Summer was in full swing.  Now those leaves on the trees I was standing next to in these pictures are more on the yellowish side.  Luckily, it's still just as hot as it was when these pictures were taken.  We may be in October, but the temperatures are in the high 90s.

Have a great rest of your week.  Thanks for reading :)

xo  Azu

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Falling for Fall

Falling for Fall 1 Falling For Fall 2 Falling For Fall 3 Falling For Fall 4 Falling For Fall 5 Falling For Fall 6 Wearing:
Elie Tahari denim vest
Weston Wear embroidered sun dress
Steve Madden sandals
Mac "Party Parrot" or "Impassioned" lipstick (I can't remember which.  Sorry!)
Vintage quilted purse

Despite all the little earthquakes at night, Fall here is off to a good start.  It's already rained twice.  And the weather is so perfect that I can still wear my summer attire (yes...especially crop tops and shorts).  We get the summer "leftover" heat with a nice cool breeze in the evening.  I love it!

This is an outfit I've worn many times throughout the years.  It's pretty simple and didn't take a lot to style.  It's just a sun dress with a denim vest, sandals, and minimal accessories.  And a bright lip for a nice contrast.  Easy peasy!

Hope you're all having a great weekend :)

xo  Azu

Monday, September 15, 2014

Late Summer

Late Summer 1 Late Summer 2 Late Summer 3 Late Summer 4 Late Summer 5 Wearing:
Asos eyelet crop top
Zara gingham shorts (they were longer but I rolled them up)
Topshop sandals
Barney's wicker purse
Prada sunglasses
Mac "Girl About Town" lipstick

I'm trying desperately to hold onto these last days of summer.  The long, hot nights are slipping away faster than I'd like.  As a result, my crop tops and shorts are in a constant rotation.  I've been dreading and anticipating the return of Fall.

Last month, while driving along my favorite strip of Highway 12, I caught a glimpse of something I couldn't take my eyes off of.  I noticed the first tree along the hills that was changing color.  It immediately made me think of Fall, cool mornings, knitted sweaters, and pumpkin flavored anything.  But at the same time it made me realize that my favorite season was coming to an end.  Already the nights seem shorter.  Despite the heatwave we've had this week, it still doesn't stop the fog from spilling over the hills and into the valley at night.

So lately, I've been trying to soak up the last remaining days of summer light.  These photos were taken a month ago (maybe more), but this is pretty much what I've been wearing all summer.

We still get plenty of warmth and sunshine in the Fall.  But still...I'm a summer girl and always will be.  There is nothing like the lazy hot days of June and July.

xo  Azu

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Shake, Rattle,and Roll 1 Shake, Rattle, and Roll 2
BCBGeneration top
Joe's Jeans cut offs
Panama hat
Sam Edelman "Trina" sandal (in a neutral color here, and here in black)
Mac "Impassioned" lipstick

Goodness.  It's been too long since my last post!  I've missed you all.

You may or may not have heard on the news about the recent string of earthquakes in Northern California.  About two weeks ago, there was a 6.1 earthquake that hit not that far from my home.  The damage wasn't so bad in the area I live.  Or at least not for me.  A few things fell out of place and broke (including my favorite tea pot), but nothing major at all.  However, the damage in the city right next to me was an entirely different story.  Buildings and houses cracked.  Some people were injured.  And parts of Napa are still closed down.  Ever since that 6.1, there's been at least an earthquake a day here.  Waking up to a shaking bed has become sort of normal lately.

I haven't been on the blogosphere lately (for unrelated reasons) so I don't know how many Bay Area bloggers wrote about these earthquakes.  I just thought it's something that should be noted.  And as usual, the media is trying to scare us by reporting that these little tremors could be leading up to "the next big one."  While that possibility may be true, no one actually knows when it will hit.  But it is a little odd that we've had so many quakes in such a short time.

Do any of you live near fault lines?  Ever been in an earthquake?

Happy Monday :)

xo  Azu

Monday, August 18, 2014

Crop Top and a Lavender Pencil Skirt

Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 1 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 2 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 3 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 4 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 5 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 6 Crop Top and a Lavender Skirt 7 Wearing:
Oliviaceous lace crop top (for reference, mine is a size small)
Vintage lavender pencil skirt
Seychelles pumps
Vintage satchel
Prada sunglasses

Hey guys!  I finally had a chance to post this outfit.  I wore this outfit back in May.  The skirt I'm wearing in these photos belonged to my mother (as did most of the vintage items in my closet).  When she gave it to me two years ago, it was perfect timing.  Pastel colors started to become a hit.

But let's talk about this top.  I'd been craving a white lace crop top since last Fall.  I found this one at Bloomingdale's.  It was backordered, so I had to wait two months to get it.  It's thick floral lace with a zipper in the back.  I kind of wish I'd gotten a shot of the back of it.  I'll have to remember to do that for you guys the next time I wear it.

Before I leave, I have to know.   I wear vintage in just about every post. Do any of you own and wear any vintage pieces?  Which are your favorite and how do you wear them?  Let me know in the comments below :)

xo  Azu

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Upper Playground

Upper Playground 1 Upper Playground 2 Upper Playground 3 Upper Playground 4 Upper Playground 5 Upper Playground 6 Upper Playground 7 Upper Playground 8 Wearing:
ASOS leather cap (on sale!)
Upper Playground pullover shirty by Morning Breath
Joe's Jeans shorts
Kate Spade "Isis" sandal
Esteee Lauder "Stay Scarlet" lipstick
Vintage quilted purse

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post!  I know I promised you guys another outfit post last week.  I was actually on vacation when I wrote the last one (more on that later).  Time flies when you're on vacation, I guess ;)

I'm not sure what type of look this is or how you would categorize it.  But all I can say is that it's comfy, a little sporty, fun, and a little glam.  This shirt was a birthday present from my boyfriend.  I usually don't wear sporty clothing, but when I saw this I fell in materialistic love.  The paisley print on the sleeves is my favorite part.  They actually have a few variations of this top.  The American flag one is their newest and now my favorite.  And I love that the brand, Upper Playground, is a local one.  You can check out more of their t shirt designs for women here.

Happy Wednesday!

xo  Azu