Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bridging the Gap.


It feels great to be back after a long hiatus. A lot has happened in the past two months. From switching jobs, to traveling, to trying to catch up on life, I decided to take some time off from the blogging world to focus on myself. 

As I return to blogging, I've come to realize how much happier I am these days. Having more consistency and creative liberties in my life lately has had a positive effect on my life. My head is spinning less, which is always a good thing.

So what have I been up to lately? Aside from work, I've been exploring fashion trends, getting back into the routine of working out, and looking at more places to travel. I've got a huge case of wanderlust.

This week, I took a mini vacation to San Francisco, where I caught up with some close friends. It was a wonderful trip filled with great company, exquisite views, and lots of good eats. Have a look for yourself!


Drove past the women's center, where there was incredible art covering the building.

First stop: Craftsman & Wolves for breakfast!
The Rebel Within Muffin. So gooey, so good!

Dessert for breakfast. A pear tart with cacao nibs. Really yummy!

Second Stop: Philz Mint Mojito Iced coffee.

Next up: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse! An SF staple.

The Lemon Custard Donuts were to die for! Absolute best.

Top view of the city. Twin Peaks for the win!

The Painted Ladies have come a long way since Full House...that lawn though.

Got to play explorer for the day at the California Academy of the Sciences.

Rooftop drinks overlooking the city with some girlfriends, before getting dinner with the whole crew.


Woke up early to grab breakfast and walk to Fisherman's Wharf.
Got to catch a glimpse of Alcatraz and some early morning ferries.

Walked over to Ghirardelli Square to do some exploring.

SF has got some crazy slopes. This, however, was not one of them.

Pier 39 gets my seal of approval.

Morning exercise.

This initially seemed like a poor outfit choice. However, everything surprisingly stayed in place despite high winds. THANK GOODNESS. (Trench: Zara; Dress: Abercrombie & Fitch)

Sriracha Oyster Appetizer at Hog Island Oyster Co.

Lunch is served! Clam Chowder from Hog Island Oyster Co. Can't be beat.

Dessert time! Got the Special Breakfast (aka Bourbon & Corn Flakes) and Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream from Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream.

Fun architecture across the street from the Ferry Building.

Mezzanine view of the Ferry Building before heading to Union Square.

I honestly cannot believe that I got so much done in two days. It's still difficult for me to wrap my head around the fact that I did more in two days in San Francisco this week than I did in 3.33 years when I lived in Northern California. Thank you to Carmen, Tonhu, Tiffany, Thu, Suveena, and Roy for taking the time out of your busy schedules to come see me in the city. It was so great to catch up!

I can't wait for October. Get ready for some more style posts and Halloween shenanigans. It feels good to be back. Let me know if there's anything in particular that you want me to style or test out. You can leave me a comment below, or connect with me on Twitter via @mtranstyle. If you are curious to see what I'm up to on a daily basis, you can find me on Instagram @Tran_gerine. 

Until next time, happy styling!



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