After months of planning, I am so excited to introduce the first feature for StreetStyle, a style and travel series exploring fashion from the viewpoint of everyday girls and their cities. I have a great line-up of fabulous bloggers for the series that I cannot wait to share with you. Tamryn, the blogger behind WannaBeFashionBlogger, has graciously agreed to be the first in the series. If you are looking for a great new source of style inspiration– look no further. From leopard printed clutches to rockstud pumps, this girl knows fashion and how to find the most stylish pieces at the best prices. Looking to curb your winter wanderlust, her city will steal your heart and is certainly one to add to your must travel list. Enjoy getting to know Tamryn and her city – her feature promises bring the wannabe fashion blogger out of us all…
City & Style
Thanks for being willing to share with us a little about your style & your city. Let’s start out by discussing the ways in which San Francisco influences your style:
I have lived in the Bay Area for my entire life and, as you can imagine, my style has evolved over the years. The city has such an artistic feel, which is similar to how I see fashion and personal style. What you choose to wear should represent you and your spot in this big world. I love challenging myself to find unique ways to put together unexpected outfits, which has definitely stemmed from living in San Francisco.
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What are your go-to, everyday, never-fail, always-feel-fabulous pieces in your wardrobe?
About five months ago, I purchased a pair of Valentino Rockstud heels and have been obsessed with them ever since! They have the ability to make an “ugly day” feel fabulous and they never fail to put a little hop in my step when I wear them. Some other must-haves are a camel-colored coat (goes with everything!), high-waisted skinny jeans, striped long-sleeve tops, and a fabulous bag, like my Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag and my Clare Vivier Foldover Leopard Clutch.
You’ve got the midi trend down to a science! Tell us about what you love about this trend…
Midi skirts are my jam! I love the timeless yet effortlessly chic look they give off. As a kid, I was convinced I was born into the wrong era because all I wanted to wear were 1940’s styles, like long full skirted dresses and skirts.
What is the single style tip you use to pull together any look?
Add lipstick! I can’t and won’t leave the house if I don’t have at least some color on my lips. It’s the easiest thing I can do to feel put together and it never fails to make me feel like my most beautiful self.
City Travel Guide
We’ve made a quick stop in San Francisco with 24 hours to explore and fall in love with the city. We want to find those hidden city gems that only the locals know and love. Tell us where we can find:
The best coffee/tea shop & what should we order| The best local coffee/tea places in SF…wow. There are too many to count! I love Martha and Brothers coffee houses, as well as Four Barrel Coffee and the Starbucks (hear me out!) at 685 Beach Street (near Ghiradelli Square) is the most amazing Starbucks I’ve ever been…
The best place to grab lunch| San Franciscans take their food very seriously and I am all about trying new restaurants. Some of my favorite places are Rome Burger, Eric’s Chinese, Noetecca, Jane, Cafe St. Jorge, and Paxti’s Pizza – just a few of my favorites.
The must see sites| You must go to Fillmore Street to check out the fun shops and good eats. This is more of a local hotspot so it’s not always on all tourists’ radars. You also have to check out the Palace of Fine Arts and the surrounding areas near it (Chestnut St, the Marina, the Presidio). North Beach is also one of my favorite areas visit. The food and sights are amazing!
The best local place/boutique to shop| I love boutique shopping on Fillmore St, Chestnut St, Union St, and 24th St!
The Girl Behind the Blog
Tell us about the outfit that best describes you?
My hot pink kate spade new york dress (see first image). I bought this last summer and it truly embodies everything I love about my own personal style. It’s feminine, bright, and has a timeless style about it.
What are your go-to beauty products?
Stila liquid eye-liner, Dior Overcurl Mascara (the BEST!) Bobbi Brown concealer, Bobbi Brown cream blush, and NARS multiple in Copacabana for a beautiful glow).
What advice would you give to the dreamers and adventurers to make 2015 the best yet?
Stop hesitating. Just DO it!
Thanks, Tamryn, for sharing your style and painting San Francisco in such a beautiful light! I couldn’t agree with you more, personal style is a reflection of who we are and is ours to own. And yes, a great shade of lipstick can absolutely complete any look – a must in every women’s bag of beauty goodies. Be sure to check out Wannabe Fashion Blogger – you will love reading along…
Got a fabulous city & personal style that we should hear about? Would love to feature you, your style, and your city in an upcoming StreetStyle. Email me if you’d like to be featured in a upcoming StreetStyle…
Be sure to check in next week, we will be traveling to Washington D.C. Bon Voyage…
all images via WannabeFashionBlogger