Street Style

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 ...

Complement your patterned pants with a Bebe mini backpack

“I like to buy a lot of unique pieces and see what I can put together when I get home”

Although Golden Hill may not necessarily be one of San Diego’s hippest neighborhoods, wherever there is Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, there also is the eclectic mix of their cult following. It was there I spotted ...

Bohemian dreamy like Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, and Stevie Nicks

“I really love this company called Spell & The Gypsy Collective”

My friend recently invited me to Sunday brunch at Quartyard, which was hosting a vinyl pop up shop. Her husband was DJing the event to promote their record store, Normal Records. I’m not one to ...

Jaceli’s casual clothing from Nordstrom Rack, Lucy Paris, and Marshall’s with a fun personal touch

“I think the best accessory you can wear is a smile.”

This month I attended a backyard BBQ in Chula Vista to celebrate my friend’s graduation. There I met Jaceli, a Chula Vista resident who is originally from Los Angeles. We both griped about our desire ...

Boutiques and bargains: Giana’s finds from Hawaii, ZARA, and Urban Outfitters

“I find [shopping] therapeutic!”

On another typical Saturday night, I found myself craving pizza. My friend indulged me in a visit to Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights. While we waited for our burrata and strawberries appetizer, I ...

Josie’s forest sunset from from Nepal, Free People, and Autumn Teneyl

Husky Caleb seemed to match Josie’s blues

Part of my ritual for dropping friends off at the San Diego Airport includes a stop at James Coffee Co. in Little Italy. Tucked away in a transformed warehouse at the very end of the ...

Pioneer Park picnic with an Old Navy bargain hunter

Simple and delicate in Mission Hills

Over Memorial Day weekend, I gathered with friends for a picnic at Pioneer Park in Mission Hills to celebrate a bit of scattered sunshine with a bit of wine. After scouting cute dogs most of ...

Dressy tie dye from Obey and Pacsun

“It’s colorful, bold, and creative”

I was making my way to Punchbowl Social in the East Village for game night with some of my friends when I came across the most colorful mural I had ever seen. It was in ...

Taco tees at Golden Hill Park’s Tacotopia

“I have the perfect shirt!”

I often scan the crowds for fashion trends at events, so I knew there were bound to be some interesting outfits at Reader Tacotopia. Once again, I kept my eyes peeled for common thread themes ...

Pajama suit inspired by Pheobe Philo-era Celine in Bankers Hill

“Finding treasures where I least expect to and turning them into a representation of who I am makes my clothes all that more special”

Cloudy days in San Diego aren’t the most welcome, but they do give locals an opportunity to show a different side of their fashion sense. Colder weather means warmer clothes instead of the tank tops, ...