day tripping: the piece collective.

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

hi there — ana from fluxi on tour, doing a little day tripping with you again today. Wandering into the space of The Piece Collective on Abbott Kinney in Venice, feels like wandering into the perfect tiny, airy & bright beach cottage full of carefully curated gifts, clothes, jewelry, home decor & books. Opened just recently, The Piece Collective (website coming soon) is the new cool kid on the Abbot Kinney block, but it fits in so well, it already feels like it’s been there forever. Although small, the exterior of The Piece Collective is an attraction itself; lots of white with a great pop of yellow, inviting to peek and see what’s inside the little cottage. This boutique with great bohemian flair, treasures locally crafted pieces but also globally sourced wares creating the perfect assortment of items you’ll definitely want to own. I treated myself to a rose gold ring from a Brooklyn based artist and I’m not taking it off. So next time you have few minutes to stroll the streets of Venice, make sure to stop by The Piece Collective and pick something you didn’t even knew you wanted until you saw it.

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

day tripping: the piece collective / sfgirlbybay

• photography by ana kamin at fluxi on tour.

tuesday’s girl: fall fashion.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

via w magazine.

well, i’m settling back from my trip to L.A. and into reality. summer’s winding down and all the shop windows are no longer sharing resort wear and fall fashions are all is see. so i guess i might as well accept that autumn is on its way. i’m fond of fall clothing, though, and i like layering up unexpected outfits. an oversized statement sweater worn with classic slacks, or a long pleated skirt with sneakers or a leather bomber? sure, i’ll try that. puffer vests are kind of a san francisco staple, but the metallic one from j.crew takes the look to a new level. i love all these looks — perhaps a little bit tomboy meets classic but eclectic.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

ribbon rows maxi skirt from free people paired with a tee and leather bomber jacket.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

i love everything about this look via the sartorialist via trendencias — looks like i need to hunt down some vintage khakis and leopard print flats.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

striped sunburst skirt from j.crew paired with a crisp white blouse and black flats is pretty perfect.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

blackbird ribbed tights from free people; zip sweater from outi les pyy; counting sheep; and Pointelle Thigh Highs from free people.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

love these Cora Wrap Heels from free people paired with faded denim jeans.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

this metallic green shiny puffer vest from j.crew takes the look up a notch.

tuesday's girl: fall fashion / sfgirlbybay

metallic pleated skirt via the sartorialist with sneakers? yes please.

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw.

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

adriaan louw is a Travel & Decor Photographer, based in Cape Town, South Africa. after leaving a ten year career in Graphic Design and Animation, adriaan has been shooting beautiful imagery since 2004. his interiors are sublime, and his travel photography makes me want to get on a jet and blast off to someplace spectacular. have a look at his online portfolio and be prepared to be swept away.

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

the shutterbugs: adriaan louw / sfgirlbybay

• all photography by adriaan louw.

road trippin’.

road trippin' / sfgirlbybay

well, the time has come to hit the road — back to san francisco. but this time i have a co-pilot. the wunderkind ban.do boss herself, miss jen gotch will be riding shotgun as we wind our way up the coast, top down in my little blue bug. i’ve had such a good time in L.A. and look forward to coming back for more. i’ll be sharing some more favorite spots from my adventure next week, and in the meantime, i’m sure jen and i will be instagramming along the way home, so stay tuned for that wackiness. have a good weekend, everyone!

road trippin' / sfgirlbybay

images: smoda; abbott kinney key fobs; smitten studio.

color me happy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

Nynne Rosenvinge’s Copenhagen apartment, via femina.

i think perhaps i’ve been inspired by osmosis, simply by hanging out in bri’s beautiful apartment all week — because all of a sudden i want color. i love little vignettes of color in a space, especially all white ones — whether it be a mini art gallery, an inspiration board, or a well-curated shelving unit. not too much clutter, but just great unexpected pops of color that perk up a room, and thereby, my mood. here’s some spaces that really make me happy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

the colorful home of aprill aprill.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

colorful gallery via the design files.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

personal art collection, via turbulences decó.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

beautifully curated shelving, via i spy diy.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

binti home via my scandinavian home.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

lauren bamford photography and jason grant styling for home life.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

lauren bramford photography and jason grant styling for home life.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

caroline gomez home, via milk magazine.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

eclectic kitchen, via made in persbo.

color me happy / sfgirlbybay

emily henderson’s home via domino.