Wintertime outfit inspiration from the London Tweed Run 2013
It’s been ages since I’ve posted any personal style. One of the reasons is that here in San Francisco, our seasons don’t really match up with the rest of the Northern Hemisphere. Our Summer was chilly (and often foggy). And then right after the Equinox, the temperature soared and everyone lost their minds a little bit and hit the beach. But it didn’t seem right to post a picture of me in a sundress while the rest of the country was wrapping their brain around the concept of “sweater weather.”
So I’ve been sitting on this outfit since early June. The grey wool jacket and tights combo just make more sense for Fall inspiration, don’t you think?
This is a pretty typical outfit configuration for me: novelty print top, A-line skirt, snazzy jacket, and a pair of tights. Here in SF it’s actually a year-round look. We’re just regularly temperatured like that, okay?
I can’t help it! Pattern-mixing makes me smile. So does matching my shoes to my bag (just my inner Southern girl coming out).
If you’re wondering how to bike in a skirt and protect your dignity, check out these posts for my tips and tricks. You’ll never (unintentionally) flash someone again!
all photos by Jen Siska for Poppy Von Frohlich
Let’s face it, Fall brings the best outfit possibilities. So I’ve been dying to share the Poppy Von Frohlich line with you since I learned about the San Francisco label at the end of Spring.
Unfortunately, the timing didn’t seem right. Most of the Northern Hemisphere was shedding layers and “toning their beach bodies.” (Here in SF, we were bundling up for Summer, our foggiest season. It’s like we’ve been practicing Fall for the past 3 months.)
I also got to wear the adorable North Coast Frost coat. With a nice slim fit through the shoulders and a gentle flare through the hem, it’s a perfectly feminine take on a classic duffle coat. The navy blue melton wool was soooo sooooofft, you guys. Not itchy at all. It was like being wrapped in a dark blue marshmallow.
The super-cute heels were on loan from Bryr Clogs, another SF label and currently in pre-production. Learn all about their story here.
(Modeling tip: Channel David Bowie)
This was also the first shoot I’ve done since I chopped my hair off. Ironically, the cut was inspired by Michelle Williams’ style since she’s been growing out her signature pixie cut.
I’m loving having short hair. And I love how the very talented Jen Siska captured all the fun we had in and around her gorgeous apartment.
Trudy & Jen, thank you so much for a perfect morning!