Friday, May 25, 2012

beso x blushing ambition $250 shopping spree

Since I'm trying to get back into the swing of things right now I thought it would be appropriate to team up with Beso to host a killer contest with a $250 shopping spree up for grabs! If you haven't checked it out already, Beso is a great search engine tool for finding and cataloging your favorite products. One of my favorite things about it is the Collections feature which allows you to get creative and save several shopping lists. I was inspired by the upcoming season to create a Summer Essentials wishlist for a San Francisco "summer" (using quotation marks because everyone knows we don't get a real summer until Sept/Oct, ouch).

  • Hop on over to Beso and create an account (if you don't already have one).
  • Build your shopping collection with your favorite products.
  • Leave a comment below and link to your collection.

PRO TIP: Creating a collection is easy if you search around the site and click the "+" symbol next to each product and select "Add to New Collection". From there you can shop to your heart's content! Check out my Summer Essentials collection for inspiration.

* Open to US residents, 18 and older. Contest ends Friday June 1st. One entry per person.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

black and blue

Acne moto jacket, Vince sweater, Hudson Nico jeansAcne Pistol bootsLa Dama crystal bullet necklace, vintage sunglasses

Hey look, no shorts! The weather cooled down a bit so I've been forced to wear jeans all week, no fun. It was actually nice out for Bay to Breakers this weekend, so glad I got to wake up at 8am to this outside the window. Any excuse to day drink is fine by me although we didn't really venture past the Panhandle or leave the area to go the whole route. I think we may go down to Mountain View tomorrow to see our friends the Tenderlions play at I Love This City. Time to hang out with more underage kids? Yeck. I wish they hadn't changed the venue, getting down there is going to be annoying. Tenderlions always put on a fun show though.

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Whoops, hair flip. Still working on revamping the blog, may work on a new layout if I have time this weekend. My boyfriend and I have been trying to get a schedule going so I can post at least twice a week or more if we have time. We have a little bet going where if his band MANICS wins this local poll he would get me to start posting every other day. Hah, we'll see. I will admit that it's been a while since I've been this stoked on blogging. To be completely honest, it kind of lost its appeal to me after my camera broke and it became a chore to get my photos taken. One step at a time, I suppose.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

want to advertise on blushing ambition?

A.P.C. parka, girl. by Band of Outsiders dress via Bastille, vintage Coach bag, Bass Wayfarer loafers, Karen Walker sunglasses

Interested in advertising on Blushing Ambition? Shoot me an email if you are, I'm looking for new advertisers to collaborate with starting June 1st! I currently have space available for 250px wide ads, email me for rates. 

Super belated photo from my Instagram but I wore this outfit on Easter Sunday. Nabbed this white girl. by Band of Outsiders dress from Bastille during a super sale a while ago. I'll post the dress without the parka here one of these days, it's gorgeous. Actually, there are a few things I can't wait to share, I'm so excited I'm finally able to start updating again.

Friday, May 18, 2012

how weird

Men's GANT Rugger shirt, Everlane v-neck, Theory shorts, Fjallraven backpack, Acne Pistol Boots, Karen Walker sunglasses

Every time this week that I've thought about last Sunday's trip to How Weird Street Faire I cringe a little and try to remember why I dragged myself out of my comfy bed to go there. Too many underage girls in bras and tutus. Too much wahwahwahhh dubstep. Too sober, really. The only thing that made it all worth it was getting a torta from my old roommate Caroline's food truck, Fogcutter. Seriously, that torta al pastor and Mexican coke saved my life. Hanging out on the roof away from all of the madness was alright, though.

I'm updating my Threadflip account tonight, don't forget to check it out!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

hello sailor

05-12-2012Equipment Daddy shirt, Rag and Bone shorts, Coach bag, Acne Pistol Boots, Karen Walker sunglasses

Walked over to Hayes Valley this weekend for brunch and a little bit of shopping. Oops. Finally bought these boots! I'm still holding on to my favorite Rachel Comey boots (wrote something about them for Refinery 29 here) but I'm super excited about finally getting these boots after two years of wanting them. Success!

I'm selling my Miu Miu clogs on Threadflip by the way. I'm cleaning out my closet this week so I'll be posting a few more things there and also updating my Tumblr shop.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

alamo square

J Crew sweater, Theory shorts, Coach bag, Bass Wayfarer loafers, Vintage sunglasses

Finally got around to convincing my lazy lovely boyfriend to snap photos of me with his fancy Canon 7D this weekend. I guess it goes both ways, lately I've been looking like a bit of a slob since I've been too stressed out to care about my appearance. I guess we both just need an extra push to keep this up? I should probably buy one of those new compact SLRs since one of those would be easier to have on me than lugging around his camera. And I should probably start caring more about what I wear, oops. We'll see.
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