Last Saturday felt lazy, even though we left our cloud (our nickname for the fluffy new king-sized Ralph Lauren blanket we bought recently) to run a handful of errands. I wasn't feeling super well, but we needed to go out and forage for driftwood-y tree ornaments and find an HTML5 book for M, so off we went! I perked up a bit when I snagged the very last copy of this Lula magazine and after a few sips of a gingerbread latte.
Lula and The Gentlewoman are two fancy-pants magazines I really, really look forward to
buying collecting, whenever new issues come out. In a way they feel like sister magazines; one girlish, whimsical and very clever, the other almost frighteningly smart, self-possessed and beautiful. Both are incredibly lovely. I've noticed a few similar magazines pop up in the market, but I don't think there's really a comparison. The thoughtfulness of them isn't something that can be hastily replicated!
If you're in the SF Bay Area and wonder where you can get your hot little hands on either, try Issues just off Piedmont Avenue in Oakland (they carry everything under the sun and staff are always genuinely friendly and helpful), or the incomparable Fog City News on Market in SF (they double as a candy shop that carries one of the most outstanding selections of artisan chocolates the world over as well as a grand array of old-fashioned soda pop).
Bonus tip: Tomboys might love the high-end magazine selection at F.S.C. Barber's tiny boutique on Valencia, or the ones at Unionmade in the Castro! They make fantastic stocking stuffers, if you happen to be looking for those final little items.
My Eleven Objects collar is on its way to me, and so are my five frames to try on from Warby Parker! I'm so excited. M has a pair from them and a handful of my friends have their frames, too, so I'm giving some a test-drive in anticipation of my annual January optometry appointment. I got it into my head that I need a pair just like James Dean's, so I narrowed it down to these bad boys and one will surely be the winner! It's a total departure from anything I've had in the past, and I hardly wear my glasses as it is, but perhaps with a cheeky new pair all that will change! It's all part, I think, of my gradual migration into an occasional tomboy femme aesthetic. First, the Everlane t-shirts, now this...what next?!
Dress: Fire Tights: Hue Blazer: Asos Calf-Hair Ankle Boots: Adrienne Vittadini
I just tossed on some of these Old Navy bracelets and my Betsey Johnson sugary skull earrings, and called it a day! That, a fishtail braid, bright pink lips and soft grey eyeshadow, for a mellow and relaxing day.