Moved!

This blog was first started by my roommate, M, and I. We wanted to share our love of food and my obsession with clothes and shoes with others who shared the same passions. Sadly, we’ve come to realize that M was too busy to post regularly, and it quickly became clear that the blog was becoming mine.

After a few weeks of being a newbie blogger, I’ve got to say, it’s been really fun. My boyfriend and I have been having such a great time finding spots in the city to shoot outfit posts and it’s really given us a fun excuse to go out and explore and take in San Francisco. Helping me with the photography started out as a favor to me, but he says he really looks forward to them now! Who knew something so simple as starting a blog could lead to such new discoveries! So, continue following me on my blogging journeys at http://www.thegirlon23rd.blogspot.com.

Cheers loves!

Dreaming of..

Elizabeth and James Feather Blazer

Happy Friday!

Ever since Anh from 9to5chic instagrammed pictures of this blazer, I ‘ve been lusting over it. I NEED this blazer. It would fit in so nicely in my closet. However, the $665 price tag would not.  Yesterday’s one day only, 30% off sale at Neiman Marcus brought the price down to $450 and, believe me, I was seriously tempted

I decided to be financial responsible and save the money for another day (who am I kidding, I’ll probably end up buying more shoes in a couple weeks). Instead I found a very similar blazer, minus the feathers on ebay, and I plan on taking it to my tailor and having her stitch me up a much more affordable version. I’ll let you know how it goes!

-E

Summer Green

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Jcrew shirt, Banana Republic pants, Jcrew belt, Alexander Wang ‘Adele’ clutch, Enzo Angiolini heels, Kate Spade ‘Carousel’ watch, Jcrew bracelets, Laura Mercier nail polish ‘Sizzle’

It feels like summer’s already here in San Francisco. This past weekend has been nothing but blue skies and a touch of heat, and it looks like the heat is hanging around for a bit. Which means I’ll be throwing on my keep cool basics for a while; white pants and a bright shirt.

Have a great week! 

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Capsize

The look of stingray with a touch of tortoise? Its a yes for me!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!
-E

Lets Celebrate!

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I got the job!

Much thanks to all of you who were crossing your fingers for me and wishing me luck! Your support means so much to me! I’ll be working back in San Francisco, which means no more long commute and more change in my pocket.

Now, time to celebrate. Happy Wednesday!

xoxo,
E

Sunday Neutrals

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These past few days have been deliciously gluttonous. My wonderful boyfriend, Cole (who took these amazing photos, btw), landed an art directing internship at Butler Shine Stern & Partners in Sausalito! So, to kick off the weekend, I made caramels using this recipe. I’ve got to say, they were worth the extra effort. The flavors were richer than store bought and I intend on making them again.

To continue the celebration, we made reservations for brunch at Magic Flute Risorante. We’d been there for dinner before but didn’t think it was very special. But since they were voted the #1 Best place for brunch in San Francisco, we were curious to see if they lived up to the hype. They did. If you’re in the San Francisco area I highly suggest you take a break and go have some brunch.

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We stopped by a park on the way home and snapped up a few pictures of an absolutely gorgeous day.

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Sunglasses : Ray-Ban
Jacket : BCBGMaxAzria
Dress : Zara
Shoes : Stuart Weitzman (here)
Bag : Cole Haan
Scarf : homemade
Belt : bag strap used as belt
Watch : Kate Spade Bangle Watch (here)
Bracelets : both from Jcrew

Happy Sunday!
-E

Brights and polka dots

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I love adding a bit of pop to my outfits with either a touch of brights or a fun print. Being a graphic designer, I can swap less conventional office attire for more fun, yet put together looks. I recently picked up these spotted jcrew pants and am considering wearing them to a 2nd (yay!) job interview. I usually incorporate colors and prints into my regular office wardrobe, but I’m a bit on the fence about wearing bold printed pants to an interview (though they did compliment my red-orange pants during my first interview).

Thoughts? Should bright colors and bold prints play a part in trying to land a new design job? Here are some other looks I love. Enjoy!

xoxo,
E

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what I wore to my first interview. sorry for the bad photo quality.

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how I would probably wear my pants to the interview

Aside

I’m a firm believer that people should always share food at the table. Not everyone agrees with me on this (like my super patient boyfriend who always lets me pick at his plate but never touches mine—thanks!), and to be honest, I don’t get it! Why wouldn’t you want to taste as much as possible on the menu?

Alas, there are two ways to go around this. First, grab a friend who a) likes to eat b) has no problems swapping plates and c) is open to trying just about anything. Next, go to a restaurant and just order a bunch of appetizers. By doing this, you get a lot of variety without having to commit yourself to an entrée that you or your dining buddy might not even like. Fortunately for me, this was exactly what I succeeded in doing over the weekend. My good friend and I went to Beast and the Hare and just ordered from the appetizer menu: deviled eggs, charcuterie, cheese, and wine. (We thought we were pretty fancy with our French-inspired dinner. Truth be told, we were slightly hammered from Zeitgeist and pretty disheveled from the nice yet overbearing heat. We also ordered the cheapest glasses of red. We tried.)

Although our intention was to order a whole lot of nothing (pummeling beers and iced coffee all day didn’t help with the appetite), we actually succeeded in ordering, well, kind of a lot. All of the different flavors and textures as well as preparation and technique that went into serving up these dishes make for a pretty sweet dinner.

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Our waitress ordered these for us—or more like she ordered us to order them. Something-something about infused duck fat? Yeah, sure.

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Stinky blue, semi-soft brie, and something hard that tasted like Parmesan.

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Smoked duck breast, lardo di pancia, coppa, chicken pâté, and salami.

What came after all of those heavy, fatty, deeply flavorful bites? Humphry Slocombe’s Blue Bottle Vietnamese iced coffee ice cream, of course. – M

Let’s have more days like this

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“The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.”  ~Author Unknown

Had an absolutely gorgeous Saturday here in San Francisco. 79 and sunny. How about you? Hope you’re all have a great weekend!

xoxo,

E

Hello world!

late night bacon in dessert form

Last night, while Michelle and I were baking these bacon & chocolate chip cookies in our apartment on 23rd st, we had the brilliantly spontaneous idea of starting our own blog. Mostly because it was midnight and we were on a sugar high, but we wanted to share with the world our love of food, fashion, and life. So here you go world! Here are some pictures of our late night bakery from last night.

xoxo

E