The Rose That Grew From Concrete

Ah, swimsuits. They're a good layering piece, hug in the right places and fun to wear as a top (probably since you're not supposed to). 

Fell in love with this mesh wonder from Miss Pap. Blame it on the brilliant red roses--double points for the lovely embroidery work. I like patches when they're cute and girly, and not-so-NASCAR.

Loving that trousers are currently on-trend. I wish I had a pair of trousers for every day and night. They work best with little tops, half tucked shirts/sweaters for a relaxed and effortless cool. Throw on a pair when you're feeling like a BAWS. Racer stripe trousers are also rotating heavy on Instagram and I love the play on street meets chic--one of my favorite looks! One is cooler with the other. Call it symbiotic. 

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xo, victoria

Red Velvet

Feeling like Jessica Rabbit IRL thanks to this dress from Boutique Dandelion. If there's one physical feature I like to show off, it's my gams (leg day every day) and I naturally gravitate towards things with high slits. Such a classic, sexy cut enhanced by the sultry, crushed red velvet. Give me half a reason to wear this faux fur coat and I'm there. Loving my new clear heels and how they elongate le gams. This outfit is currently on standby for when I finally hit the lottery and score $10 tickets to see Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre. (To the big dogs at the Orpheum, if you're reading this, pick me, pick me!)

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xo, victoria

Keepsake Stolen Hearts Dress

Feeling extra feminine in this sweetheart cut. Every girl needs an LBD or five. I'm the type to find a occasion for the dress, and not the other way around. If there's anything I love more than ice cream, it is a shapely garment--so this structured dress via Boutique Dandelion was a must-have! Seamed sweetheart cups, a peplum skirt and slit to tie it all together. Oh, you fancy huh?

Keepsake is based out of Australia and one of my favorite brands. In the past few years, Aussie brands have terms of cut, style and quality. Shop this dress and more from a beautifully curated collection at Boutique Dandelion.

Captured by: Jared Veloria

 

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xo, victoria

Hallie

Cozy knit sweater-things are slowly invading my closet, all thanks to the UK's very own MissPap. It's hard to remember what winters were like in South Bay after experiencing the cold of the North. (Okay, so maybe I've been binge watching Game of Thrones). One thing is for sure, I will never compromise my style even in freezing temperatures. 

So how about this sweater from Miss Pap? Business up top, party on the bottom. Layered with my favorite oversized denim jacket that I scored at a flea market in Oakland. I considered pairing this look with black thigh high boots, but the sweater alone is provocative enough to nix the boots. So, I opted for a softer look and went with black mules, instead. Mules are a godsend for girls who feel inadequate if not dressed in high heels. 

What's everyone doing for the holidays this year? I feel blessed to have a few fun events lined up, including the holiday party I'm planning for work, along with my Ugly Christmas Sweater Party with the roomies, and of course a warm gathering with the fam. Santa Con seems to be a thing here in San Francisco, and I think I would make a fine looking Old Saint Nick. 

Whatever it is you end up doing, I hope it is filled with love and joy. Thanks so much for dropping in!

Sweater: Miss Pap - "Hallie Black Knitted Lace Detail Jumper Dress"

Captured by: Jared Veloria

xo, victoria