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Stories by Samantha St. Pierre

Make a wedding-and-wine statement from Nordstrom Rack and Schutz

I was catching up via video chat with my friend Debbie, a 31-year-old- wine buyer, who recently moved to Rhode Island. We got to talking about our plans being canceled due to covid, when she ...

August 13, 2020
Dress up with cork wedges from Aerosoles and a necklace from Pier 1

As San Diego began to open up, I joined a small group for a backyard wine tasting. I wasn’t going to miss an opportunity to dress up a bit. My friend Hillary felt the same ...

July 2, 2020
Online shopping trials from Old Navy to Nordstrom

One pleasant aspect of quarantine is the influx of online shopping deals. Some looked too good to resist, so I turned to my most financially savvy friend as a voice of reason. In the past, ...

May 21, 2020
Pajama professionals

Now that I’m hidden inside all day, my fashion has fully regressed into leggings and slipper-socks. Seems I’m not alone. I chatted up friends and colleagues who all seemed to be coping in their own ...

April 9, 2020
“Galentine’s Day” with mimosas and dangly earrings

Over Valentine’s weekend, I went to Mission Hills to put the bottomless mimosas at Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar to the test. Waiting for my veggie omelet to arrive, I noticed two ladies who had ...

February 27, 2020
Waving earrings with Wish app

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 ...

January 16, 2020
Fierce fingertips from OPI, Gelish, and Perfect Match

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. ...

December 5, 2019
Beachy Boho from Target, Marshalls, Forever 21

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 ...

October 24, 2019
Madewell Inc. apron-style dress for Golden Hill Park’s Burgers & Beer

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 ...

September 12, 2019
Office and casual attire from Nordstrom Rack, DSW, and LOFT Outlet

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 ...

August 1, 2019
Faux fur Fourth of July from Nordstrom

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 ...

July 18, 2019
Bohemian dreamy like Mary-Kate Olsen, Nicole Richie, and Stevie Nicks

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 ...

July 4, 2019
Boutiques and bargains: Giana’s finds from Hawaii, ZARA, and Urban Outfitters

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 ...

Pioneer Park picnic with an Old Navy bargain hunter

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 ...

Taco tees at Golden Hill Park’s Tacotopia

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 ...

May 23, 2019
Emily goes international with badass Oaxaca boots and Bershka biker jacket

I’d just finished eating at City Tacos in North Park and was sitting sipping on a lemonade and digesting. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted a young woman wearing leopard print pants ...

May 9, 2019
“Wino” wear: Cork and grape pattern shoe paneling courtesy of DC Manteca

It’s turned out to be a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in San Diego. I’m strolling along Harbor Island, taking in the views with a friend. We’re stopped on the sidewalk just out front of the Sheraton ...

April 25, 2019
Keep cool and feel accomplished while working out with a higher-end Lululemon outfit at Belle + Barre

Week after week, people pour in and out of their favorite fitness classes, myself occasionally included. I’ve noticed fitness classes becoming a new kind of runway, where you can flaunt your style while you sweat ...

April 4, 2019
Rainy day ensemble from Target and Ragstock keeps Veronica warm and dry

Seems as though not everyone was prepared for the rain this season. I’ve seen a lot of sunny-day flip flops and tank tops being worn in defiance of the weather gods. I don’t like it ...

March 29, 2019
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