Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Straight Studded

I'm a huge fan of studs. They add a certain je ne sais quoi to any basic. I like them on handbags, shoes, and jackets. So, after perusing Pinterest for a bit you can imagine how delighted I was to find studded jean shorts, or jorts, rather ;) I love finding new ways to punk up any summer staple, especially jorts!
 From my last blog post we all know I love white denim. So, I decided I would stud up some new white jean shorts. 

I looked online to try and find studs to purchase in store, but was not able to find any. I read that you could buy cheap belts with studs and pull them off. So, I decided to head over to target to see if I could find any studded belts. (If you have more time you can order bulk packs of metal studs on etsy or ebay) I was unsuccessful in the belt department, but I ended up finding these clutches. Which not only had pyramid studs but also skulls. I mean, BONUS!

With a butter knife and scissors I got to work on disassembling these clutches to remove the studs and skulls. From there I put each stud in place on the back pocket to create my geometric pattern.

Then I decorated a front pocket with skulls.

I was really happy with the final result. These studs and skulls took an ordinary pair of white shorts and transformed them into seriously rockin' denim!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Yup...in my white jeans

It's been warming up here in the bay. So, I thought it was time to pull out those good ol' white jeans. As a Californian I wear my white denim almost all year long. We don't follow the tired "no white after labor day" rule. Heck, most Cali natives find ways to style them in the middle of January. 
So, to celebrate this beautiful day I thought I'd style my first Spring look, with white denim of course! And, as usual, I layered like a mofo. Combining a little black leather, a couple of military inspired pieces (the parka and boots), and a button up tunic. I accesorized with my absolute fave crossbody bag, 3.1 Phillip Lim's Pashli Camera bag, and a pair of Ray-Ban sunnies. 

What I'm Wearing: Jacket: Willow & Clay (similar here), Vest: Merona (similar here), Tunic: J.Crew (similar here), Denim: Boden, Boots: Urban Outfitters (similar here), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar here).

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Rowe on the Road to Atherton


I was so excited that YFH? was invited to be a part of a Trunk Show hosted by Emily and Maren of Rowe Boutique and stella & dot stylist (also, owner of the beautiful Atherton home where they set up shop) Stacy. 
Rowe is an amazing boutique in Columbus, Ohio owned by Maren Roth, one of THE most stylish gals I've ever met! The boutique carries an array of contemporary designers like LNA, Iro, Foley & Corinna, Mother denim, Nation Ltd., and so much more! And lucky for us, Maren decided to take Rowe on the road to the bay area for a two day shopping event!! And trust me, they've gained quite a few new Cali followers. 

Check out more on this groovy boutique: roweboutique.com 

Emily and Maren wearing some of their favorite Rowe pieces. 

            I was crushing on all the lust-worthy Spring jackets, especially this lovely white leather number!

       Liza (a good friend and fellow shopper) browsed the racks and found the perfect Rowe blouse to wear out!

stella & dot stylist, Stacy, provided accessories for the event. There were gorgeous statement necklaces, unique bracelets, and even ikat print totes and cosmetic bags!

As if this event couldn't get any better...

There were yummy goodies too! Emily Stoffel of the Pig and Quill catered the event. Emily made delectable treats including a delicious take on a Vietnamese sandwich and an unexpected pineapple twist to traditional corn bread muffins!
For more on Em's creative dishes check out: thepigandquill.com

A big THANK YOU to Emily, Maren, and Stacy for making this a fabulous Trunk Show to attend!! 

As for this fancy girl, I was able to snag a few fantastic pieces that I cannot wait to wear!