Animal Kingdom

On this particular evening, Lisa and I were headed to the super-chic Azalea boutique in the Mission district. Never the ones to miss out on a photo opp, we stopped outside Dog Eared Books (also one of my favorite SF spots) for a photoshoot. 

My notoriety as a texturtarian when it comes to food (oysters yum, steak yuck) extends to my choice in clothing. Clothes should not only look good but FEEL good too. This decadent look is all about texture (fur, leather, silk, lace) and very Fall appropriate with the darker tones.

I've had this Elizabeth and James black fur vest for about 6 years, and it's become my fall go-to when I need to add a layer on a breezy SF Fall day. These Helmut Lang leather leggings are a more recent addition to my wardrobe, but they've quickly become a seasonal staple as well. Although I love to find trendy looks at bargain prices, I can't pass up a classic and timeless piece that I know I'll wear for years. My vest and leggings are an investment in textured style and seasonal comfort with an excellent ROI! 

I've linked to similar items below at great prices. Enjoy and have fun playing with textures!