Street Style

Waving earrings with Wish app

“I found like 30 pairs for a dollar.”

Before taking our New Year’s resolutions seriously, my gang and I planned one last carb-filled hurrah at a favorite haunt, Buona Forchetta in South Park. We decided to check out the neighboring Enoteca for a ...

Cute and comfortable Zara wear

A night before Christmas, I decided to check out the new Novo Brazil Brewing establishment in Chula Vista. I went because they make my all-time favorite hard kombucha, and because I wanted to see if ...

R&B singer Naiomi Sounds’ Lightning in a Bottle festival fashion

“I was meant to have blonde hair.”

Milk tea — I’m one of its biggest fans. Any night of the week, you have a good chance at finding me fulfilling a craving at a tea spot on Convoy. On one such night, ...

Fierce fingertips from OPI, Gelish, and Perfect Match

Long nails that last the longest

Attempting to blend in with the football fans during a Sunday game, I started chatting with the couple next to me. I met 30-year-old Justine, who had pristine nails pressed against her pint of beer. ...

All Saints stylist’s style

Fashion inspiration: Instagram

After grabbing an iced latte fromCommunal Coffee, one of my favorite coffee shops in South Park, I spotted Baltazar, looking polished in a casual denim-on-denim ensemble. I later learned that he is a stylist at ...

Costume it up like Bettie Page

Ouija board fashion at Waterfront Park

In between tastings of lobster mac and cheese, deep fried macaroni balls, and beer samples from Booze Brothers, I had time to lounge, digest, and enjoy the atmosphere at the unlimited Mac + Cheese Fest ...

Beachy Boho from Target, Marshalls, Forever 21

“Floral, beachy, casual look — and stylish.”

My weekends have become a series of food-driven escapades. As such, I spent a recent October Saturday with friends indulging in local cuisine during Taste of North Park. While sampling at one of the stops ...

ShayButter’s chunky sweaters make a statement for fall

Fall sweaters and blonde locks in La Jolla

On my most recent shopping trip to La Jolla last week, I spotted Kara, wearing an outfit that made me rejoice over the changing seasons. Whenever I hear the word “fall,” I immediately associate it ...

Dark Horse Jesse driven by sustainability, Salvation Army, and Etsy

Blood and style mixed in Golden Hill

My frequent walks to the Dark Horse coffee shop in Golden Hill over the past year have introduced me to many recurring faces. Among those is Jesse, an entrepreneur who sells herb- infused, raw chocolate. ...

Madewell Inc. apron-style dress for Golden Hill Park’s Burgers & Beer

“Amazon is like a secret store for me. If you dig, you can find really cute stuff.”

I spent last Saturday soaking up the late summer sun at the Burgers & Beer event in Golden Hill Park. As I ate my weight in burgers, my eyes were drawn to some summer fashions ...

Paola Alberdi-inspired style from H&M, Zara, Bershka and Forever 21

Check out the San Diego fashion influencer’s Amazon “drop”

In the Refill Cafe in Hillcrest I spotted Melissa wearing the most stylish linen blazer. I admired her effortless style. When I approached her, I learned that the Napa Valley native has lived in Tijuana ...

Zanzea jumper and Birkenstocks for the criminally indigent

Not Guilty in Golden Hill

The best part of contributing to this column is the people I get to meet on the streets of our city. Our interactions provide me with small glimpses into the worlds of others. On a ...

Office and casual attire from Nordstrom Rack, DSW, and LOFT Outlet

“Formal, but comfortable.”

In an effort to catch up with bathing suit season and burn a few extra calories, I took a walk around the neighborhood after work one Monday. As I turned a corner, I noticed a ...

Karen Olea’s thrift scores from Salvation Army and AMVETS

The San Diego native documents all of her shopping trips to local shops

I was headed to my car on the top level of a busy downtown parking structure when I caught a glimpse of Karen Olea mid-photoshoot. Karen wasn’t a stranger. I actually recognized her because I ...

Faux fur Fourth of July from Nordstrom

Flashy fashion: costume beads, several bracelets, and two fists full of rings

Over the 4th of July weekend, I decided to trek up to North County to spend the holiday with friends who were visiting from out of town. In a not-so-surprising turn of events, we ended ...

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