Monday, March 28, 2016

Bold and Bright with Banana Republic

Photos by Ty
It is finally getting warm around here (I actually went out with only a sweater every day last week!), which means it is time to transition into lighter and more exciting Spring pieces.  So how convenient that Banana sent over these tops.  

Right off the bat, I want to say that the quality of these shirts is so much higher than I have been seeing from them recently, which makes me happy.  I know they had a bad year last year, so I am glad to see them ramping up the quality and the design again (as the CEO had promised).  I was browsing the site and they have some every cute tops this Spring...get a load of this suede number.  Banana is back!

The first top is stripes, so obviously I'm on board. It is basically a nicer version of all the striped tees I currently own. I do think that this top runs a little bit large in the shoulders (I am wearing a small) so I would suggest sizing down, or getting a petite if you are short like I am! 

The second was a little more out of my norm.  In case no one had noticed, I don't normally opt for bright colors.  However, I was surprised to find that I actually didn't mind the brightness once I put it on.  Plus, it matched my nearly-neon lipstick. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016


Lacson Ravello Oakland Fashion Designer Lookbook Readytwowear Spring Dress Outfit

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On Whit: c/o Lacson Ravello Azure Dress, J.Crew jacket (old), BCBG Max Azria metallic oxfords (old), Urban Outfitters Festival Round Sunglasses, McQ crossbody

Like Mal, I was pretty excited to discover Lacson Ravello.  This dress is everything and I can already tell that it will be in my closet for a very long time.  It's simple with all the right details --from the pattern to the silk cotton blend material.  The length is extremely flattering while appropriate for family/work (I can't say that's true for all the dresses that I own!).

Hurry over to check out the 2016 spring collection because they're offering R2W readers 20% off dresses with the code: SpringDressesR2W.  

Monday, March 14, 2016

Leopard Spots ft. Lacson Ravello

on Mal: c/o Lacson Ravello Explorer Parka Jacket (on sale!),  H&M Lace Up Top (available in store) and Skinny High Ankle Jeans, c/o Public Desire Karis Lace Up Flats

Photos by Rene

I was super excited when I first heard of Lacson Ravello, because the founder/designer Kristina Lacson McConnico is based in Oakland! Not only that, but everything in the line is produced locally. I went to visit her in her studio (which was conveniently close to my office so that Peanut and I could wander over there after work) and it was great to talk to her.  After working for so many huge brands based in SF, Kristina definitely knows how to design a great line.

I fell in love with this jacket because not only is the print awesome (I do love a good leopard), but the shape and the detailing is on point.  I am all about those leather reinforcements around the snaps.  Make sure to check out the latest Spring Line, and stay tuned to see how Whit styles the Azure Dress soon!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Bow Ties

On Whit: c/o Tobi Have My Money Cold Shoulder Dress, F21 sandals (old), McQ Crossbody

I had so much fun experimenting with the sleeves on this dress!  Bow ties are just one of the ways to change it up.