First piece of news: My insta has even more style, beauty, general antics, and pictures of my pomeranian. What’s not to love?! ❤️ If you’re in the neighborhood, check me out @thechampagnechic If you’re in… More
We had such a busy weekend! Have you seen Book of Mormon yet? We saw it on Saturday again and it never gets old – literally the funniest broadway show I’ve ever seen. A good one to bring the boy if you usually have to drag them to shows – my husband LOVED it. After such a fun weekend with musicals and the Museum of Ice Cream it’s hard to go back to work. Lately when I’m lacking inspiration, I’ve been borrowing from the boys! Can’t get enough of menswear-inspired blazers with a tee shirt. The best thing about this look: it’s professional but you can still show a little personality. You can dress it up or down with different blazer/tee combos, so it’s appropriate for the formality level of your office.
Play with prints and colors! There are unlimited combos: Mixed prints, black and navy, stripes and polka dots, it all works. A plaid blazer and a striped t-shirt, or a solid blazer and a funky graphic tee? Done. My husband gave me this t-shirt because he thinks it makes me more “rock n’ roll”. Ha! What do you think? Paired with high-waisted pants and a red lip, it’s a me that’s fun, but ready to WERK. Did I mention it’s comfortable? I love the look of a loafer to complete the menswear vibe, but when I have client meetings, I go with pumps.
We spent our Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Ice Cream! Yes, that’s a thing and it was as delicious as it sounds. I can’t believe someone dreamed this sweet, sweet heaven up. The Museum of Ice Cream, #MOIC, is currently open in LA, Miami and San Francisco. If you live in SF, you can get tickets here. They sell out months in advance but you can sign up for a notification when they release more, so you’ll know first. Want a sneak peek? Follow me…
Outfit Details: Jeans: Frame // Shirt: Topshop, similar here // Earrings: Vanessa Mooney, ON SALE // Bag: Old // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “The Museum of Ice Cream”
I know red was a huge fall trend but I’m still majorly crushing on it. Red accessories are a cheap and easy way to incorporate red into your wardrobe without committing to a wearing a red sweater all day. First and foremost…
An easy coat: I LOVE my red coat. It’s the best way to bring some pizazz (or pizzaz, get it?!) to an otherwise neutral outfit. This one from Zara is my go to for a black dress or jeans (similar options here and here):
Pizza Shirt: Uniqlo // Jeans: Madewell // Slip-Ons: Vince // Sunglasses: Westward Leaning // Necklaces: Vintage Continue reading “Wardrobe Want: Red and More Red”
If you don’t know already, I’m far from a domestic goddess. But although I can still feel the satisfaction brought by a newly vacuumed rug, I do not get that same warm-fuzzy feeling when I cook. The people in my life who love to cook find it relaxing and fun. I find it to be tedious and oh so boring. To be specific, I hate chopping vegetables and the clean up. Scrubbing 5 pans, 2 cutting boards, and 12 knives, spatulas, etc, for one meal hardly feels worth it. I don’t like the actual cooking part either. You see where this is going. However, this is the real world and sometimes a girl’s gotta make dinner. So, I did what any non-cook would do and built a repertoire of healthy, filling meals that fit my criteria: limited prep, limited cook time, and barely any clean-up. Oh, and each of these recipes make at least 4 servings, so you can plan on lunch for a few days afterwards. Since it’s a dreary February, I thought I’d share my go-to soup recipe to keep you warm. Whenever I take this to lunch everyone comments on how good it smells and thinks I know my way around a kitchen. I’ve also linked four other favorite recipes to keep on rotation. Go on, fake it in the kitchen!
Chicken, White Bean and Veggie Soup Continue reading “5 Fast, Healthy Recipes for a Lazy Cook”
Looking at your played out winter clothes and realizing you are need of some new wardrobe staples? Me too. If you don’t already know, I MUST introduce you to one of my favorite European fashion imports: Cos. They do simplicity with a twist better than anyone. Think navy sweatshirts with fun pleating, skirts with tie belts and asymmetrical hems, dresses with a collar you can wear up for a square neck, or down for a v-neck. Their fabrics are thick and luxe, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic white poplin shirt. If you are into looking pulled together without a lot of effort (and who isn’t) or solid colors and classic tailoring, scroll down for my best picks from COS right now.
This dress is from my latest trip to London and is no longer available but there’s a very similar version here (I almost like it more). Shoes: Old // Necklace: Nordstrom, (Similar Here) // Clutch: Claire V. (Similar Here) // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “Brand I Love: COS”
I’ve been served SO many Dirty Lemon ads lately, and I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what the hype was. I’d read some positive reviews, but didn’t get a sense of a whether people thought YES TRY THIS or a NO IT’S TERRIBLE. When I saw a promotion for $30/case, instead of the regular $45/case, I thought, “hell, let’s do this”. Plus I love the taste of lemon, so I figured worst case, I’d get a tasty lemony drink. I decided to try 3 of the 4 varieties they offer, per a brief description from the website below:
- Collegen: Our +collagen formula features hydrolyzed marine collagen peptides, pure lemon juice and cayenne. This blend was carefully selected to improve skin elasticity and hydration, increase internal collagen production and support anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Matcha: This formula draws its function from energizing matcha green tea (each 16oz bottle has the caffeine equivalent of a cup of green tea), helping the body stay alert but calm through naturally occurring slow-release caffeine and L-Theanine. ¹
- Charcoal: Activated charcoal supports the removal of toxins and heavy metals from your body and has been used traditionally in hospitals as a poison control remedy due to its ability to bind to toxins in your gut without being absorbed by the body.
You know what’s a really fun weekend activity that I always forget about: high tea! We went to English tea when we were on a girls trip in London and again in Chicago at The Lobby with my bridal party before wedding dress shopping. But, I haven’t been in years and my husband had never gone. He couldn’t go on that way, and I was looking for an excuse to take him.
We spent the holiday season with our family in Chicago and Michigan, but wanted to do something celebratory, just the two of us, when we got back to San Francisco. Enter my afternoon tea dreams! I booked us a table for two at one of the loveliest places in the city for tea: the Fairmont Hotel They have a two story gingerbread house, and an open rooftop in December. It did not disappoint! We had a full menu of delicious scones, sandwiches, baguettes, followed by (maybe too many) desserts. Champagne is complimentary so we had a glass (or say, three). And of course, the actual tea – so many options. I got the “Jet Lag” tea, since I was convinced the three hour time change from Michigan was making me very sleepy, and it was delicious. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was relaxed but lively – there were both just adults and families with kids… maybe a good idea for a special day with the kids? Just using the fine china can make a girl (and boy) feel fancy. Continue reading “Afternoon Tea + Navy Jumpsuit”