You gotta have books

February 9, 2016

You Gotta Have Books

I’ve talked about books on here enough by now you know I’m obsessed. One of my newest goals is to always be reading a book. 20 minutes a day. Busy or not busy. Rain or shine. Tired or not tired. You get the point. I started off strong in January, but I’ll be completely honest with you. Right now, while trying to plan and launch the Drifter Organics Kickstarter campaign (in less than a month!), reading has fallen to the wayside. So has this blog. It’s one of those situations where you just have to choose to do what is more important AND urgent, not just important. I hope you understand.

You Gotta Have Books

But let’s get back to the subject of books. One of my favorite things to do is to decorate with books. There’s something about a good ol’ coffee table book that takes a room to the next level of lived-in. You can tell a lot about a person based on his/her coffee table books. Sort of like you can tell a lot about a person based on his/her medicine cabinet. But book snooping isn’t quite as intrusive as medicine cabinet snooping. I mean books are out there for DISPLAY, so…

You Gotta Have Books

Chronicle Books sent me over a package of their latest to take for a test run. I love Chronicle Books because of their quirky and whimsical vibe. A lot of my friends have published books through Chronicle and they’re based in San Francisco, which is the best city, obviously ;). I know it sounds lame but I think I was most excited about the adult coloring book because I’ve yet to jump on the adult coloring book bandwagon. This coloring book is based on Steve McDonald‘s sketches of cities worldwide. His sketches are so intricate just staring at them trips you out—take a look! I’m looking forward to seeing the sketches take life when I finish coloring.

You Gotta Have Books

Other books that are super cool: Every Person in New York was a project by Jason Polan that started out as a blog, where he would post his drawings of people in New York. His goal? To draw every person in New York (ya know, just a little something something side project he was working on in his free time, not a MASSIVE undertaking or anything). SO excited to see the project take book form. I also loved Victoria Smith‘s book See San Francisco. Victoria’s Instagram feed is one of my favorites to follow. Her book is full of pretty pictures of San Francisco streets, neighborhoods, homes, and nature PLUS straight-up history of all the neighborhoods. Since I live in the bay, I can recognize most of these places, which makes it all the more special.

You Gotta Have Books

I’ve known Anne for going on 7 years now. She was one of the first people I connected with when I started blogging. It’s been incredible to watch her change career paths, flourish, and BAM she now wrote a book about decorating our home for the life we want. And her book trailer is one of the best book trailers I’ve ever seen. So proud of this lady, so proud.

You Gotta Have Books

I think it’s about time I give my living space a little makeover with these pretty new books! Do you own any of these titles shown? What are YOUR favorite coffee table books?

Books pictured:

Sage Living by Anne Sage // Whatever You Are Be A Good One by Lisa Congdon // See San Francisco by Victoria Smith // Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald // In Progress by Jessica Hische // Every Person in New York by Jason Polan // Creative Block by Danielle Krysa

Le Sportique

January 28, 2016

Le Sportique

Le Sportique

When it comes to a true representation of my personal style, I am always more drawn to dresses, which is why you see me wearing them in my outfit posts all the time. However, I love a good trouser (à la Katharine Hepburn). If you find the perfect cut of trousers, I think they can be incredibly flattering to the figure.

Le Sportique

These particular trousers were found at the oh-so-glamorous Thrift Town in the Mission District. On that particular day, they were having a 50% off everything sale. Needless to say, I went to town (no pun intended). I think the pants were $2.50? Oh thrift shops, you beautiful things, you.

Le Sportique

Le Sportique

Le Sportique

Le Sportique

Just a note, I’m taking off next week from blogging. We encountered a hiccup with the Drifter Organics Kickstarter video and need to film more footage next week. However, I’ll be posting lots of behind the scenes pictures on both Instagram accounts, so be sure to follow along there: @ohmydrifter + @drifterorganics!

Everything is thrifted except for my shoes, which are from Crossroads Trading.

Girl’s Got Style: Ariel Tzu-Chi

January 26, 2016

Girl's Got Style: Ariel Tzu-Chi

Girl's Got Style: Ariel Tzu-Chi

I haven’t done a Girl’s Got Style post in a long time, which is odd because I love—and spend a good amount of my day—looking at people’s personal styles. I remember when lookbook.nu was really popular, I’d spend hours scrolling through pictures of people’s #ootd’s before #ootd existed as a hashtag.

Girl's Got Style: Ariel Tzu-Chi

I’m really inspired by my friend Ariel’s personal style as of late. Ariel is a photography student at Academy of Art University. (You may remember she shot me here.) I was planning on featuring her on my blog sometime soon, but her latest outfit post slayed me to a state of dang she’s good which turned into I-don’t-know-if-I-should-be-mad-at-her-she’s-so-good which turned into maybe-I-won’t-be-mad-at-her-I’ll-just-feature-her-on-the-blog-ASAP. I love Ariel’s clean aesthetic and feel like she’s really defining a strong personal style in both areas of photography and dress. Ariel’s style is much more refined, menswear-inspired, and overall trés chicer than mine, but that’s okay because that’s what personal style is all about! I love her cinematic approach to outfit pictures—I often feel like I’m looking through a campaign for a clothing company, but no, it’s just her outfit of the day. She’s also got a killer Instagram feed, so be sure to check that out as well.

Girl's Got Style: Ariel Tzu-Chi

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