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Calypso St. Barth

This  lovely boutique in Larkspur at the Marin Country Mart is luxurious! The opulent decor includes soft fur rugs, glistening chandeliers and pops of luscious textures and colors found in everything from the seating, pillows, throws to the clothes, accessories and handbags…

The price point at this resort-wear and contemporary fashion boutique make it a delightful place to stop by and gather vision for future outfit ideas… And I’m sure that once in a Blue Moon a splurge will ensue! A beautiful store with a classic and colorful esthetic, Calypso St. Barth features artists and designers from around the world, thus providing an exclusive venue in which their craft can be showcased and admired. With decadent clothing and effortlessly elegant home decor, this shop is pure indulgence for the senses.

Xoxo, Enjoy! Stoner Chíc 

Gorgeous Table Display.

Fall/Winter Whites & Creams

The Perfect Dressing Room.

Metallics, Bright Whites & Black

Chandelier

Colorful and Unique Home Furnishings

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Bon Voyager

I stumbled upon a wonderfully crafted store yesterday while walking the streets of San Francisco. After a delicious early afternoon in Hayes Valley, my bf and I made our way back to the Mission District– we were both headed for Dolores Park to bask in the warmth and glory of the sun! Before, however, we perused Valencia… the stores there are divine! Each shop has a one-of-a-kind flair that is too stylish for words… Hipster Funk, Stoner Chic, Boho Sophistication that is just the right combination of rebel, edgy and classic. Voyager Shop really stood out. A retail collaboration among SF based Revolver, Spartan and Needles/Pens, this space is carefully curated featuring clothes, accessories, books, art and more! An exceptional variety is offered at Voyager Shop and aside from spectacular fashion and culture finds, the space is a designers dream. I’ve included some pictures of the store so you can get a taste… If you ever find yourself in SF or the Mission, I highly recommend you stop by Voyager Shop, I can only imagine you will LOVE it! xxoo, SC

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Christmas Came Early

I want to extend a warm and loving THANK YOU to the Owner of Shoe Biz San Francisco, Mehran Esmaili!! And a hearty Cheers to all his incredible staff!

Mehran recently peeped the blog and loved StonerChíc, especially the posts featuring SUTRO shoes. In 1979 as Engineering students at SFSU, and with $1000 in savings from washing dishes at night, Mehran and his wife Nooshin opened their first Shoe Biz in the legendary Haight District (1420 Haight Street). Since then it has evolved, adding two more locations– 877 Valencia and 3810 24th Street– and each store has its own flair while being uniquely fun, creative, trendy, and 100% personal! Additionally, they have an incredibly remarkable array of k.i.l.l.e.r. shoes that are, as aforementioned trendy, but exquisitely exclusive. I love when I can shop knowing that I’ll have a distinct piece that not many others (if at all) will have… Shoe Biz’ tastes run the gamut from sneakers to pumps, boots to sandals and all things in between… Always with a marvelous selection, you are bound to leave the store with your tootsies happily and beautifully adorned!

Anywhooooo, where I was going with the thank you, it’s juicy… As a by product of seeing the blog, Mehran has sent me some beautiful booties that will be a perfect and welcome addition to my ever expanding shoe collection! Let me tell you, I am eager with the anticipation of wearing these beauties. They are so gorgeous. Both boots are Shoe Biz’ signature private label, SUTRO. Inspired by our stunning city by the bay, San Francisco is the backdrop to where the dashing young Man or Woman can be seen wearing these fine, handcrafted, artisan style leather shoes. Each pair is hand cut and hand stitched to perfection and the shoes are elegant with some styles having a refined and rustic flair. I highly recomment peeping the website: ShoeBizSF.com or visiting any of their 3 San Francisco, CA locations.

I hope you enjoy the pictures of my fab new SUTRO’s, xxoo StonerChíc

 

Starr Ankle Boot (black) & Market Ankle Boot (Tan)

Alternate Angles of the Market Bootie:

Alternate Angles of the Starr Bootie:

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Outfit In Action

Not long ago I posted on some Summer/Fall Bootie Cuties… I featured a few outfits that were fun and effortless during this transitional time of the year. Looks that could go easily from day to night by just tossing a sweater and jacket on… Here is a look that I recently wore. By day, I was comfortable, casual and chic in a gorgeous Free People tank top with delicate floral print and a beautiful cut-out back; Joe’s Jeans in a flattering cut that were ankle length, perfect for pairing with Dolce Vita booties in a grey/green suede. Once the temp dropped, I threw on a John Galt by Brandy Melville sweater and a scarf! SummerFall time perfection! xxxooo, SC

Here it is… Accessorized and ready for play! This outfit was cute and chic… I got creative with the jewelry accents and had fun wearing this ensamble, I felt flirty and fun! I also got many compliments on various elements from head to toe!! xx

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Photo Shoot with Voce Keen Jewels

Not too long ago I had a dear friend and photographer, Cynthia Harris of  Sol y Luna Foundation, take some fashion shots of me in a few outfits featuring gorgeous jewels by Voce Keen. It was a fun and challenging experience! Who knew having your picture taken could be such hard work… Since I am surely my own worst judge, I have only selected my 5 favorite shots from our daylong endeavor.

I wanted to do a shoot to highlight the beautiful work of Amanda Bassolino as metalsmith, designer and owner of Voce Keen. Voce Keen is a rare gem of a jewelry line… It is unique, creative, healing, magical, beautiful and bold! Meaning clear voice in Italian, Voce Keen strives to do just that, create empowering adornments that say to the world I AM HERE AND I AM CONFIDENT, STRONG, MAGICAL & BEAUTIFUL. When I wear Amanda’s gorgeous designs I feel assertive and ready to face whatever the day brings my way. As each item is custom made with love and care, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that her work is healing. Each gem is curated from a pure source so that it bestows the wearer with its medicinal properties. MYSTICAL. Obsessed with VK is an understatement… If I could own every handcrafted piece of hers, I would… Hopefully some of these images will conjure up a need to feel the love and healing benefits of the earth, thus possessing you to enter her website… and shop!!

In the gallery you will find that we have three looks going on: the first is a party look put together simply with a sexy sequined mini dress; then you will find a dramatic, bold look consisting of velvet leggings tucked into rich black riding boots worn with a bolero style blouse and a wide brimmed hat; finally, the last look is easy and striking as I am wrapped in a cocoon of luscious maroons with a fantastic tribal print. In all images I am wearing one or more pieces by Voce Keen. The fingerwand is featured in all shots and in various colors: crystal, aqua quartz, tiger quartz and tourmaline. Additionally, in a few of the images you will see long strands of feathers that were delicately made by VK as well.

Amanda’s creativity and stunning work never fall short so I encourage you to visit her website for more  fabulous finds at VOCEKEEN.COM.

Much Love, Stoner Chíc

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Booties! And Summer/Fall Outfits to Match!

Fall is fast approaching! And with the end of long, warm Summer days come the beginning of crisp, cool transitional eves… Now for those of us familiar with Bay Area weather conditions we are keeping our fingers crossed that amidst all the changes in foliage, we are still blessed with a delicious, basking Indian Summer

Even so, these times can be hard to dress for. Starting the day with a cool morning, followed by a toasty afternoon and into a chilly, breezy (hell, windy!) evening/night-time, it’s no wonder why the bootie is becoming a popular and trending style choice. It is versatile and chic; sophisticated yet edgy. I love pairing my various bootie cuties with tucked-in or ankle length skinny jeans and a tank OR with a hi-low skirt and tee! I’m including some cute snap-shots of a few bootie options that would suit any girl on the go! They are fun shoes that can be dressed up or down… So get creative! Additionally I will include some outfit ideas for further motivation!

Cheers, xxoo, Stoner Chíc

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Matisse Booties, purchased at LF Mill Valley.

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SUTRO bootie, known as the Quita, purchased at shoebizsf.com.

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Dolce Vita Rodge flat bootie, purchased at Piper’s Shoe Parlor in SF.

FUN OUTFIT ENSAMBLES!

Here I paired those cute LF lace-up booties with an Alternative Apparel hi-low skirt in a creamy, heathered oatmeal. For some funk  I added a red and off white striped cut-out shirt with a lightweight Madewell denim vest. Easy, breezy, beautiful BOOTIE girl!

I thought it would be fun to keep adding flair to these gorgeous SUTRO booties by wearing them with Mother Denim zip-up ankle skinnies! The rich burgundy/wine color adds to the bold brown of these yummy, heeled and tassled booties. Why stop there!? Keep rocking the cutting edge by wearing a muscle graphic tank like this one by Remain, as well as a sexy cut-out sweater. (Both tank and jeans were bought at Hawthron Boutique in Oakland)

This last outfit consists of Joe’s Jeans in a flattering ankle cut; perfect to wear with any bootie because it’s the right amount of jean to really help show off those cute booties you are parading in! Since these Dolce Vita shoes have a fun embellishment, I went with a simple floral tank with a surprise back by Free People and for when the weather tapers down, a cozy John Galt sweater.

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Sweet Sweater Sista!

My sweet sista Maxine– of Confidence & Compliments–and I had lunch the other day and then went back to my pad to hang out before we each had to head our separate ways. It was a nice little girl time… cozy and just the Two Of US!!!!!

I loved catching up…. And I LOVED her whatever-no-big-deal cozy, tribal print sweater. It had a super soft feel, great print and a cute little hoodie, perfect for chilly Cali days! Sometimes the tribal print can be cheesy, but if done right it is a great success… Like my gf Maxie, who paired this sweet sweater with a fitted plain white tee, sexy skinny jeans and top-siders: PERFECTION!

Peep for yourself, these are truly lovely shots of my GEM of a friend, Maxine…. enjoy! xxoo


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Trendy Fashion App!

I recently discovered TRENDABL— an online sharing community for fashion! It’s similar to Instagram in concept. You start by taking a picture, you add a filter and then you can describe the items; from the outfit you captured to a handbag you’re coveting or jewelry you obsess over… It’s fun, easy, and creative… plus it’s great fashion inspiration!!

Aside from the great editorial pictures that are captured when using this app, you can also input data particular to the image you shared; such as brand names, stores, colors and pricing. The app allows for you to create a fun community where fashion is the main topic! It’s easy to take beautiful pictures and exciting to share them with others everywhere! If you have an iPhone I highly recommend you give this app a try….

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Too Much Of A Good Thing… Can Be A Really Good Thing!

Bracelets! Bracelets!! Bracelets!!!

I found these gems at Madewell and Free People. I absolutely adore the mix and match fun of these colorful bracelets… You can wear them all together or split between two arms… With fun colors, cool patterns and creative materials these adornments make any outfit more fun and more flirty. Yes to more life, More color, MORE LIGHT!

Springtime fling-time here we come! Weeeeee xxxooo

 

 

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Sexy SUTRO Shoes

This is my latest fashion acquisition…. The LAGUNA Lace-Up Bootie in a rich chocolate brown made by SUTRO, a San Francisco based shoe company.

This brand is up and coming, sold at select locations in the bay area with a great variety at Shoe Biz…(I got mine in the Mission District) These sexy booties are functional and look good, realll good….

You can dress them up or down; wear them with mini skirts, maxi dresses, jeans, leggings and a cozy sweater… The possibilities are endless and up to you!

Grab a pair and go paint the town red!!!! xo

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