in nirvana

  Equipment ‘Brett’ plaid blouse, James Perse ruched pencil skirt, c/o Mia ‘Roam’ boots, c/o Rebecca Minkoff purse

If you read this blog often you know that my style is inadvertently ‘Seattle Chic’ almost all the time. I can’t seem to help it as a born and raised. It’s a little eclectic, a little laid-back, a little bohemian, a little sophisticated. Which, I think actually embodies Seattle as a city on the whole. Needless to say, that Seattle girl in me loves her a good plaid shirt, and thus, I could not resist this Equipment silk one. It’s a perfect combo of my classic 90s Seattle Nirvana roots and my grown-up San Francisco working-girl life. You really have to see this blouse in person to appreciate the color combo and the beauty, it’s such a goody, and in nirvana it’s an official member of my Fall wardrobe.

TGIF everyone! Hope you all have some fun weekend plans x

a moment in the west village

vintage lace top and skirt, Adia Kibur Antique Pendant Necklace, ray ban wayfarers, c/o mia ‘roam’ boots, kooba bag, YSL ‘Rouge Pur Couture’ lipstick in Noir Lacque

Been having a great time jaunting around the city in between fashion shows. The other day stopped into the adorable french bistro ‘Buvette’ in the West Village with some girlfriends for cappuccinos and croissants and spent a couple of minutes chit chatting on a stoop while waiting for our table. It felt so New York.

This outfit is something I put together with a few of my favorite SF vintage scores of late. I just love trolling my 3 favorite stops on Haight Street for interesting pieces that I pull into outfits that feel more modern- like this bohemian-gothic (did I make that up? Potentially) look here that felt just right for fashion week.

Sadly, I am leaving New York tonight to head back to my real life. But I’ll be reliving it all week here on the blog for all of our enjoyment x.

sparkle // giveaway!

 gifted Aidan Mattox dress, Rebecca Minkoff ‘demure’ bootie sandals (grey avail here)

When I first opened the box with this present of a dress from Aidan Mattox in it last week, the first thing out of my mouth was ‘wow…sparkle’. It literally sparkled like nothing I had ever seen before. And then because I have been watching a lot of ‘Bachelor Pad’ I thought… this is my perfect rose ceremony dress. I could totally be the Bachelorette in this dress, cocktail partying it and then passing out roses to my suitors very slowly and seriously, one at a time. Everyone would call me “stunning.” The dress had already taken me to a fantasy place (the best clothes always do). Cue photo shoot.

This really is a pretty incredible dress: blush colored stretchy knit with different colored sequins and paillettes hand sewn all over it. It’s surprisingly so so comfortable. And until I get chosen as the next Bachelorette, I will be painting the town red in it to every cocktail party I get invited to.

Because we love to sparkle around these parts and encourage fantasy-inducing dressing, Aidan Mattox and I are hosting a giveaway for you all to win your very own rose ceremony ready glitter dress- this exact one in your size (retails for $350)! To enter, leave me a comment below (including your email address so I can contact the winner) and ‘like’ The Wonder Girl on Facebook (here!). I will choose a winner at random next Monday, September 3rd. Good luck, and don’t forget… don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle x

You can see more gorg Aidan Mattox numbers here.

 **Giveaway Closed. The Winner was Annie L.! Congrats Annie**

comin' in

J. Crew Baseball tee (similar cute ones here and here), Gap Jeans, Rebecca Minkoff studded wallet clutch, various collected necklaces

These emerald jeans I just picked up at Gap make me feel like the Fall, it’s a comin’. I’m excited, I love fall dressing.

My life motto: when in doubt, throw on more necklaces. Seriously, it instantly makes an outfit, doesn’t it? If you need a little help figuring out how to put together a neck party (as I like to call them), check out my ‘how to layer necklaces’ guide on The Glitter Guide here.


“Oh the bitter winds are comin’ in, and I’m already missin’ the summer. Stockholm’s cold but I’ve been told I was born to endure this kind of weather.”
- First Aid Kit ‘Emmylou’



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