Five Years.

Monday, February 23, 2015

 { summer 2012 } 

Today, So What If I Like Pretty Things turns 5!

{ spring 2010 - the dress and outfit and colors that started it all. } 

This blog has been an awesome thing to write, primarily because I have never, ever in my life stuck with something for five whole years.  The content may not be revolutionary or ground-breaking, but I made it and I put my heart into it - and looking back on it after this long is incredibly rewarding. 

Here are some pictures of my favorite outfits over the years. 

{ fall 2011 } 

{ spring 2015 } 

{ fall 2013 } 

{ spring 2013 } 

{ winter 2012 } 

{ winter 2011 } 

{ winter 2012 } 

{ winter 2015 } 

{ summer 2011 } 

{ winter 2011 } 

{ spring 2014 } 

{ spring 2011 } 

{ winter 2010 - the first time I ever posted an outfit picture. } 

{ winter 2012 } 

{ winter 2013 } 

{ winter 2013 } 

{ summer 2012 } 

{ winter 2012 } 

{ summer 2014 } 

{ spring 2012 } 

Thanks for coming along for the ride, friends. 
To the next five years! 

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Playlist: Down on the West Coast.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

25 tracks made for long drives down Highway 1 in a vintage Chevrolet.

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All Lace All Day + CreativeLive Post: Your blog doesn't have to be perfect!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

68 and sunny at the end of January - I think the only way to celebrate it properly is to break out all the white lace I can get my hands on! These tulips in my living room have also been inspiring me this week.

Two lace tops: Forever 21 | Belt: thrifted | Skirt: Piperlime | Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Purse: Banana Republic | Jacket: Urban Outfitters 

Have you guys heard of CreativeLive? They're an amazing online education platform that can basically teach you how to do ANYTHING - organize your life, master Photoshop, get in shape,  manage your money, become your own name it. My very cool big sister works there, and  interviewed me for a piece about style blogging! Click on over to hear my 5 tips for making your blog stand out, why I'm addicted to fashion, and why I think perfection is boring! 

Happy Weekend!

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Fashion Editorials with Raquel & Stanley: Suit Up

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Paisley Suit: Monki | Denim crop top: Zara | Chain link necklace: Zara | Long necklace: gift, Paper Dolls (thanks Julia)
Ring: gift, Ann Taylor circa 2001 (thanks Mom) | Shoes: Converse 

These are some more photos from the styling adventures of Stanley, Raquel & I. These photos were taken in Clarion Alley in San Francisco on a burning hot October day. 

I think of all of the outfits we shot that day, this was my favorite. I was so excited about it because it was several things that were beautiful, but that I would never ordinarily wear - a full suit, paisley, crop tops...somehow it came out looking exactly the way we hoped it would. In fact, we weren't the only ones who loved these photos - EyeEm held a contest seeking street style photography from around the world, and of 3,500 photos submitted, one of ours was chosen in the top 15! 

 As a result of being in the top 15 in the EyeEm contest, one of our photos was featured on the Huffington Post online - you can see the article here. It was pretty surreal!

I couldn't manage to have a serious face for all of them! 

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