dango dango dango

thrifted cream sweater, Gap gingham shirt, Gap jeggings, H&M socks, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rachel Comey Miner boots, Fjallraven backpack

Here we go you guys, a true San Francisco summer! My friend Emily snapped these photos of me in Japantown after we'd finished getting ramen at Suzu. There's something about these unexpected overcast days that always makes me want to bundle up in the coziest clothes that I own. Comfy jeggings? Check. Oversized pullover sweater? Check. Wool socks? Double check. As for the shoes, what's better than breaking out my new Rachel Comey boots as soon as I received them in the mail from Creatures of Comfort? I don't mean to sound like a walking advertisement but all three pairs that I have are among the comfiest shoes that I own. I even received a sweet note from the girl who packed my order... turns out we've known each other for years through Livejournal!

stuffing my face

After ramen we picked up treats at a kiosk right before it closed. I usually go for the anko (red bean) filled dango while Em got strawberry mochi ice cream. Anyone else find themselves humming the Dango song from Clannad? For the past hour I've been resisting an intense urge to photoshop cutesy faces onto the picture below...

ETA: well that didn't last long.

lower half
rachel comey miner boots

"Kaputt" - Destroyer

$200 Raven Denim GIVEAWAY!

The weekend is just around the corner and so I thought I'd host a very special giveaway with one of my favorite LA based denim brands, Raven Denim! As you know, I'm addicted to their Remy Jean in Aztec (as seen on me here in Central Park). The denim is super soft and doesn't stretch out at all! I could wear them for weeks on end and still, they'd look hot. Okay, that's a bit much, but you get what I mean! I'm so obsessed, I've even got an Olive pair being shipped to me right now. I know the different colored denim will work well into fall. I'm excited for one of you to get to receive a pair as well and take them on a test drive! You'll quickly fall in love with this label.

Starting today, one lucky reader will win $200 to shop at Raven Denim! Talk about AMAZING RIGHT?!

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Good luck everyone! The winner will be announced next Friday, August 12th!

brunch at starbelly in the castro

french fries

Apologies to everyone, these pictures are almost a month old but I kept neglecting to post them. Agh, sorry! A couple weeks ago Brent and I stopped by Starbelly to try their weekend brunch menu. I'd been there once before for dinner and it was pretty good but breakfast/brunch is usually my favorite meal of the day and I'd been itching to go back.

french toast and bacon
almost done

First we shared the french fries with three dipping sauces. Totally unnecessary given the amount of food we were getting but I had them the last time I was there and had been craving them quite a bit before that. Last time I also had a chorizo pizza but since they only serve brunch on weekends I knew I had to try their french toast and it did not disappoint. They even cure their own bacon! Brent got chilaquiles which were also pretty fantastic, overall, it was a great meal and I'd definitely recommend it.

coffee and tea