Archive | January, 2012

Closet Invasion

31 Jan

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with Forever 21, one of my go-to’s for affordable fashion, for a ‘Closet Invasion’ video! Given my upcoming move, I am especially happy to have this fun clip of my SF apartment to look back on.

Tune in to check out my humble abode and a few of my favorite pieces. Also, I should mention that Lola-dog makes a very special appearance towards the end…struttin’ her stuff around the neighborhood like only she can. We had such a great time filming this!

Hope you guys like it, and thanks so much for watching! ♥

Stripes and Spots

29 Jan

Leopard Hat, Madewell Striped Sweater, Theskens' Theory Blouse, Cutoff Shorts, Studded Boots - San Francisco to New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog
Leopard Hat, Madewell Striped Sweater, Theskens' Theory Blouse, Cutoff Shorts, Studded Boots - San Francisco to New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog
Leopard Hat, Madewell Striped Sweater, Theskens' Theory Blouse, Cutoff Shorts, Studded Boots - San Francisco to New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog
Leopard Hat, Madewell Striped Sweater, Theskens' Theory Blouse, Cutoff Shorts, Studded Boots - San Francisco to New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog
Leopard Hat, Madewell Striped Sweater, Theskens' Theory Blouse, Cutoff Shorts, Studded Boots - San Francisco to New York Fashion and Personal Style Blog

This was our last full weekend spent living in San Francisco, and it couldn’t have been better. In attempt to rid ourselves of replaceable household odds and ends, we threw a “garage” sale (sans garage) in our living room on Saturday. While we were able to offload a number of things, it was the afternoon spent drinking Coronas on our stoop, with friends and neighbors, that made it a real success in my book.

This week is dedicated to tying up remaining loose ends and checking those final need-to-do SF activities off our bucket list. It’s been a great ride over the past seven years, and saying goodbye to this place is going to be tough. But the end of this chapter marks the beginning of another, and I can’t wait to make new memories in New York City!

*head to toe: vintage hat, Karen Walker sunglasses, Madewell striped sweater, Theyskens’ Theory leopard print blouse, vintage Levi’s cutoffs, Candela studded boots

Mix It Up

26 Jan

Mixing and Matching Floral Prints - San Francisco and New York Fashion and Style Blogger
Mixing and Matching Floral Prints - San Francisco and New York Fashion and Style Blogger
Mixing and Matching Floral Prints - San Francisco and New York Fashion and Style Blogger

Been a long-time a fan of mixing and matching, but this editorial really sparked a whole new level of obsession with the trend. How rad are all of the different textures, prints, and colors?! Not to mentioned that messy pink hair. Oh. YES.

Some pieces that I am now officially inspired to buy…

Mixing and Matching Floral Prints - San Francisco and New York Fashion and Style Blogger


Marni silk crepe blouse :: Yigal Azrouel cutout skirt :: Equipment printed shirt

Equipment printed dress :: Alexander Wang cropped shrug :: Michael Kors leather wedges

Topshop pointed ballet flats :: Tibi printed skirt :: B Bryan Atwood fringe sandals 

Cargo

24 Jan

J. Crew Cargo Jacket, Zara Fedora, 3 Dots Tunic, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco and New York Personal and Street Style Blog
J. Crew Cargo Jacket, Zara Fedora, 3 Dots Tunic, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco and New York Personal and Street Style Blog
J. Crew Cargo Jacket, Zara Fedora, 3 Dots Tunic, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco and New York Personal and Street Style Blog
J. Crew Cargo Jacket, Zara Fedora, 3 Dots Tunic, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco and New York Personal and Street Style Blog
J. Crew Cargo Jacket, Zara Fedora, 3 Dots Tunic, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Steve Madden Boots - San Francisco and New York Personal and Street Style Blog

You guys, I just booked a one way ticket to NYC! Now all that is left to do is pack up my clothes and swipe our place clean of furniture and toss-able knick knacks before we head on out for good next weekend. I am counting down the days in excitement, while at the same time trying to cram in all of my favorite San Francisco activities. So many places left to eat, drink, shop and see. Not to mention friends/family members to spend as much time as possible with! It’s bittersweet.

One thing, among many, that I am looking forward to is having a bare apartment to decorate. Nothing like starting from scratch, right? I have been collecting inspiration here and there for a couple of months, but would LOVE any home decorating blog/website recommendations, if you have ‘em!

*head to toe: floral fedora from Zara, J Crew army jacket, Three Dots tunic, Rebecca Minkoff x Polyvore bag, Kenneth Cole see-through watch, wrap bracelets c/o Tokyobay,  Madwell dainty rings, Steve Madden boots

Eastbound and Down

18 Jan

Knit Beanie, Vintage Fur Coat, Foley and Corinna Bag, Leather Pants, Matiko Boots - San Francisco to New York Street Style and Fashion Blog
Knit Beanie, Vintage Fur Coat, Foley and Corinna Bag, Leather Pants, Matiko Boots - San Francisco to New York Street Style and Fashion Blog
Knit Beanie, Vintage Fur Coat, Foley and Corinna Bag, Leather Pants, Matiko Boots - San Francisco to New York Street Style and Fashion Blog
Knit Beanie, Vintage Fur Coat, Foley and Corinna Bag, Leather Pants, Matiko Boots - San Francisco to New York Street Style and Fashion Blog

As I mentioned here, Blake and I were in New York this past weekend, touring the city and looking for a new place to live. After a whirlwind weekend, I am excited to say that we landed a place and I couldn’t be happier. I can hardly believe it, but we’ll be New Yorkers in a matter of weeks! Lease is signed, and we found ourselves a cute little one bedroom in lower Chelsea, just blocks from Chelsea Market, the High Line and tons of fantastic restaurants and bars. Amazing location aside, one of the major perks of our new place is it has four closets. Yep, FOUR CLOSETS! The possibilities are endless, and I cannot wait.

Thanks for all of your kind words and support this past week and for following along with me. With just about two weeks left in San Francisco I’m embracing non-freezing temperatures, visiting my favorite spots, and starting to pack my life away in boxes. I cannot believe it is all really happening… NYC, here we come!

*head to toe: Madewell beanie, vintage coat, Zara turtleneck sweater, Foley + Corinna handbag, H&M faux leather pants, Matiko boots

Tokyobay :: OnTheRacks

16 Jan

Tokyo Bay + OnTheRacks Collaboration + Giveaway - San Francisco Street Style and Fashion Blog
Tokyo Bay + OnTheRacks Collaboration + Giveaway - San Francisco Street Style and Fashion Blog
Tokyo Bay + OnTheRacks Collaboration + Giveaway - San Francisco Street Style and Fashion Blog
Tokyo Bay + OnTheRacks Collaboration + Giveaway - San Francisco Street Style and Fashion Blog

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with local watch brand, Tokyobay, to style their upcoming lookbook. I got to pick and choose from dozens of amazing accessories and work them into different outfits — pretty much like a kid in a candy store. Shot in an old SOMA canning factory by fabulous photog Michelle Drewes, here is a sneak peak at the collaboration and a watch giveaway to kick things off!

The Dopio wrap watch just so happens to be my favorite piece from their color block collection…looks pretty rad when paired up with bangles and such. Want one? Entering is easy!

Step 1: “Like” Tokyobay & OnTheRacks on Facebook (just click below)

Step 2: Leave a little comment on this post

* For an additional entry, comment on Tokyobay’s Facebook Wall saying how you’d style the watch.

Good luck and tick tock! Contest runs now through next Monday (Jan. 23), when the winner will be randomly selected.

Moving On

11 Jan

San Francisco to New York Move - Fashion Blogger and Street Style Blog

San Francisco to New York Move - Fashion Blogger and Street Style Blog

San Francisco to New York Move - Fashion Blogger and Street Style Blog
SF NY
San Francisco to New York Move - Fashion Blogger and Street Style Blog

(images via FashionGoneRogue)

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring” – David Bowie

A few months back, Blake and I decided that we wanted to make a major life change. We have been talking about doing this for years, and every conversation always ended with “maybe in six months” or “after we save up a little more money”…there was always a good excuse to put it off. Finally, we sat down and came to the conclusion that while we’re young, we aren’t getting any younger, and this is something that will never be simple, cheap, or even comfortable. With that, our decision was made. We would pack up the life we’ve built here, throw caution to the wind, and move cross-country from San Francisco to another one of the greatest cities in the world, New York City.

San Francisco was the first place I lived after moving out of my parents’ house in Orange County at 17, and it’s since become home. Not only will I miss this city, but even more so the people that I have met along the way. Since starting OnTheRacks and being introduced into the San Francisco blogger community, I have made some incredible friends — many of whom will be a part of my life for years and years to come. And not only is it the people I have met here in the city, but also those of you who’ve read my blog, shared your comments, and supported me in my passion over the past two years, who have collectively given me the confidence to take this leap that I otherwise may have been too uncertain to take. I want to say thank you for that.

Tonight we’re flying out of SFO to begin the first leg of our journey, which will consist of three days running around Manhattan on a mission to find ourselves the perfect new home. Living in New York has always been a dream of mine so everything’s still a bit surreal, but I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my life with Blake and Lola on the East Coast! I’m also excited to share my adventures with you as I continue to blog, tweet, and instagram my way to and through the Big Apple. Thanks for following and stay tuned for updates as I adapt to life a new city, shake thinks up with my career, and welcome whatever exciting changes may come next.

♥ Laura

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