Fashionable vs Warm Winter Coat.

So I’ve narrowed it down to two possible winter coats.  This is Chicago so a winter coat needs to be taken seriously.

I’m in love with the Nicole Benisti Parka but the specs are nonexistent in comparison to the Canada Goose Trillium Parka.  The Canada Goose is a TEI4 enduring weather up to -15F.

So it’s hard to compare the two for warmth.  Quite an investment but oh that blue and army green is oh soooooo pretty right?

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My first Chicago winter so wish me luck! Hopefully I’ll find the right coat soon.

Living in a new city!

Okay so life happens and in my case it was a big move.   I can happily say we are now settled in our new city of Chicago!

What a road trip from San Francisco to Chicago.  I can’t wait to post all the pictures from our road trip adventures.  Antelope Canyon being the highlight.  It’s a must see and we had the most amazing tour guide from Drew Anderson at Adventure Southwest.

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It’s currently snowing outside here in Chicago and I am loving living in a snow globe. Although I keep hearing wait until February!

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Currently researching winter coats a little late but finding a coat that doesn’t make me look like a marshmellow has not been an easy task.

I am excited about this new adventure and once again looking for sunshine in all things that come my way.

xo

 

 

 

 

Street Style Weekly

Does this not just make you smile? So fun. So cute.
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Young, fresh, sweet look!
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Look at the gold accents on the heel.
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Chillin” on roofdeck on a sunny SF day! Doesn’t get better than that. ♥ hat!
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Bangs, statement necklace + earrings. It all just works!
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I have a thing for fringe. ♥
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What is your Street Style?

Separates but Oh So Together!

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Ted Baker London Skirt (similar here) | Ted Baker London Sweater (similar here) | Stuart Weitzman Nouveau Pumps | Celine Shades (similar here) | Anthropologie Necklace

A friend introduced me to the San Francisco Flower Mart just a few months ago. It has now become a regular stop. Strolling through the Flower Mart with a cup of coffee is a perfect dose of sunshine. Another plus easy parking.

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Switching it up = sunshine

Okay, what happened to my 3 minute plank?! Maybe it’s all the fun I’ve been having these last few months. Time to focus because I was dying at 30 second planks today and I have less than a month before Cabo (yikes). Best part throwing down the medicine ball as hard as possible(aggression all gone). Jakki has you in constant motion working the entire body. I can’t wait to go back for another round. Trying something new always brings me sunshine (as long as there are no heights involved).

Thanks Presidio Fitness and Tiffany Schade (@JuniorLeagueSF MAC)for organizing this event! #girlpower #sunshine

Street Style of the Week

Love this updo.
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Fresh Face Beauty. ♥ Earrings.
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Girls Night Out. Tulle.
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Nail Splash.
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♥ Wildfox. Succulents.
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I want Bangs!
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Stylish Friends.
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Look at the Cut.
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Errands. Leather. Plaid. Adidas.
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It’s Raining! It’s Pouring!

It's Raining! It's Pouring!

Statement Necklace

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JBrand Sweater (score at NordstromRack) | Paige Flare Denim (own destroying) another Nordstrom Rack find | Eric Javits Hat (heavy rotation) | BelowtheBelt Fringe Bag | Celine sunglasses (look at my eyes not my thighs pool shades) | Necklace (shop bop)

This look is also posted on Vanity Fair International Best-Dressed Challenge. So throw me some #sunshine and click on my ♥!!!

Necesito su ayuda

Hola Chicas y Chicos!

I need your help please. No don’t stop reading! It should take just a couple of clicks of your time and try not to get distracted before you find my ♥.

I’ve created a profile on Vanity Fair for their Best Dressed Challenge Series. Yes, I’m a little late to the game since the month of March closes in a few days(so please help with azúcar on top).

The series will happen each month for a few months (I missed February since I just found this). This will also give my blog great exposure. Yes, you read correctly a fashion blog (but you know this already if you are reading this on my post not FB).  I know. I know. Does the world need another fashion blog? Well, this love everything fashion girl thinks so! It only took 2 years to hit publish. It’s a huge learning curve for me so bare with me. I am definitely sending Colt (my sweet sunshine) to Coding Camp and Photography Camp or better yet I will go to these camps!

So if you could help this (from a small town turned city girl, from the wrong side of the tracks, never learned how to make tortillas, Latina) girl out I would so appreciate it. If you have already given me #sunshine – Muchas Gracias!

Here is the direct link. You click on Elsa’s Looks then simply Press the Heart symbol. If you would share with your friends and family that would be the icing on the cake, or the tulle in my skirt, or the sunshine in my heart, or better yet the chips to my salsa or ??? what would yours be?

http://ibdl.vanityfair.com/look/spring-gala-in-san-francisco?user=elsa-acosta

xo #sunshine

Elsa

 

SF Junior League Fashion Show & Gala Prep

Prepping for this event was so much fun! I once again have to thank MAC Cosmetics on Union Street-I am going to miss Tiffany as she travels the world. I love when an outfit comes together unexpectedly. I bought the skirt at Anthropologie back in December not knowing where I would wear it. I just knew I had to have it! (similar here) The Black and White striped cropped top I just bought to go with a black fitted pencil skirt (on blog later). And of course the JBrand Pink Leather jacket I can’t get enough. I kept my jewelry understated since I had so many working prints. And my go to Kotur Clutch is the perfect size for my Samsung Galaxy S4.
I took tons of pictures at the Fashion show and can not wait to share those with you. So many wonderful fashion moments and such a great event (more on that coming soon).

Pat Tillman Shadow Run

Pat Tillman

The Pat Tillman Foundation is very close to my heart. As an ASU Alumni, an Arizona Cardinal fan and having a brother a former Marine (or should I say a Marine because once a Marine always a Marine, right?).

I’ve participated in the Pat Tillman Shadow Run but this year we are making the 4.2 miles a family event! I would like you to join us this year for the Pat Tillman Shadow Run. Shadow runs are casual, fun runs/walks held in parks and recreational areas coordinated by the local ASU Alumni Association or clubs.
DATE: 4/26/2014
TIME: 9am to 11am
WHERE: Marina Green

There are shadow runs nationwide and I’ve included the link here so please check them out. http://pattillmanfoundation.org/pats-run/
Make it a family event bring the kids, the stroller and your friends. Or challenge yourself and beat your best time.

It’s a moment to remember and honor such a true hero. http://pattillmanfoundation.org/about-us/
I hope you will join us for some sunshine!
Elsa