Look of the Day / Sister Sister

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Dress: Nordstrom, similar here; Ballet flats: Sam Edelmen “Felicia” Flat; Sunglasses: Kate Spade “Gayla” Sunglasses; “Love” Necklace: Something Silver

Meet Issa, my sister and psuedo-twin — we share a birthday and a closet. We have very different careers and, in turn, very different senses of style. Issa is the mastermind behind the majority of the 5 o’clock Sunday “Look of the Day” photos and by day she’s a 7th grade Language Arts teacher at a local middle school. The one thing about 11 year olds is that they are hyper-focused on visual details which makes her acutely aware of her personal style everyday.

I like to think of her as a combination of Zoey Deschanel and hipster tomboy chic. I finally got her in front of the camera to capture a few of her work-day wardrobe looks. She may be more taking photos until now but I’m excited to feature her more on the blog in the future.

💋 Brooks


Look of the Day / Florals

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Dress: Lush Clothing, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Jacket: Gap1969, Purse: Rebecca Minkoff, Hat: H&M

I tend to be a woman of extremes in all areas of life, including my wardrobe. When I’m not dressing in head to toe black, as you’ve seen so far on 5 o’clock, I’m wearing big, bold and bright prints like this floral dress by Lush. I do, however, still find a need to edge my florals up by pairing them with black leather details like these chunky, stacked gladiator sandals by Vince Camuto. And what better way to manage this unpredictable San Francisco weather then a super comfy and classic distressed denim jacket from Gap.

💋 Brooks