What to Wear for Winter Adventures

Call me crazy, but winter is my favorite fashion season of the year. It’s when you get to play with thick textured layers, dusty colors and luscious fabrics. And I’ve never met a sweater or coat I didn’t love. Case in point: the latest installment of my post-baby personal style.


While it may look like I took a jaunt across the pond to Wales – that was the inspiration for my styling choices with this look – don’t be fooled!


This beautifully rustic location is a park a mere five minutes from our loft! A hike up a grassy hill delivers some of the best views in all of San Francisco. My Hunter Boots from Zappos look right at home don’t they? There’s nothing better than a wardrobe staple that’s as functional as it is beautifully designed. The heritage of Hunter Boots feels timeless. The modern updates like the leather strap detailing makes Hunters as relevant today as they were when founded over 150 years ago.


It’s been fun to get out of my leggings and back to exploring my own closet in the last couple months. Now that I’ve taken little mini adventures around San Francisco, I may venture even further. All the more reason to come up with another good outfit, right?

If you need to catch up, check out my latest personal style posts HERE! And follow Apartment 34 on Snapchat (apartment34) to get some behind the scenes peeks into my closet and day to day styling choices. I’m thinking a morning outfit update would be fun, don’t you??

what i’m wearing: hunter bootsj brand jeans | jcrew blazer | jcrew turtleneck | woolrich sweater coat from mill mercantile | vrai & oro rings 

original photography for apartment 34 by suzanna scott

This post is in partnership with Zappos and Hunter Boots. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting partnerships that we’re excited about and that have kept Apartment 34’s doors open. 

Share Your Flare this Weekend

I’ve often been accused of being overly sentimental. I can have a hard time throwing things out. I kept a shoe box of notes passed in freshman algebra, books that I haven’t read in years but love, and clothes. My tendency to hold onto things has caused overstuffed drawers and overflowing closets. I’ve tried to get on the purge bandwagon – capsule wardrobes being the rage at the moment – but with fashion’s pendulum swing, I know it’s only a matter of time before styles from the past come back around.


Case in point, flared denim. I rocked this look hard circa… 2000 I’d say. Then the  jeans had an had overly dramatic bell bottom – and a lot of sparkly butt pocket detailing. I was in college. It kinda worked. Ok, ok, probably not my best choice. But low and behold, after a decade of nothing but skinnies (with the occasional boyfriend jean) here comes flared denim again and I’m loving the modern update.


I snagged a new pair of Hudson Jeans from Zappos recently. I know a lot of people hesitate to buy jeans online but I haven’t been in a single store since Carter was born! Plus who ever has fun trying on jeans in a dressing room?? With free shipping and free returns (for a year – holla) you can order and try on to your heart’s content. It’s like Christmas everyday.

But back to these flares. I gotta say I’m into the look. Dark classic denim, understated detail, high waist and a bit of stretch – perfect for the upcoming holiday season. {As is my attempt at a fashion face in the pic below. Did I pull it off??}

If I was going to caution you about anything when it comes to this look, it helps to be taller than about 5’6″ or 5’7.” It can be hard to get the taper right if you’re petite. But if you can find the right fit, you’ll suddenly look six feet tall!

You know the adage. What once was old will become new again. As I round the corner heading further from 30 and closer to 40 this weekend – yes, I just typed four zero. gulp. – it feels a little odd to think about styles I wore in junior high being back in vogue (choker necklaces anyone?!). Thankfully, I think this flare look will stick around for quite some time. There will be no need to purge at the end of the season.

And that gives me ammunition when the husband asks why I need that walk-in closet in our new house.

what i’m wearing: hudson jeans | jcrew blazer | madewell scarf | celine bag | emerson fry pumps | sunnies | tw steel watch {similar}

original photography for apartment 34 by emily scott

This post is in partnership with Zappos and Hudson Jeans. Thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting collaborations we’re excited about and that have kept Apartment 34’s doors open.

Trying Fall on for Size

I don’t know if Fall has been slow to show up in other parts of the country but our San Francisco Indian Summer has been lingering for weeks now. That is until this past weekend. Suddenly the air felt cooler, the light softer – I even spied changing leaves! It definitely had me in a fall mood. Since my days tend to revolve around a certain little someone’s nap schedule, I only managed to make it as far as my favorite neighborhood coffee shop, but I thought I might as well go all out. Even though I might not be traipsing through a pumpkin patch anytime soon that doesn’t mean I can’t look like I just came from one!

what i’m wearing: hunter boots from zappos.com // jcrew field jacket // rag & bone jeans // amour vert striped top // stowaway lipstick in scarlet // similar sunnies 

I took some time Saturday morning to officially box up all my sandals for their long winter nap and broke out my new pair of Hunter Boots to gear up for the changing season. I had recently spied this new style, the Adjustable Back on Zappos.com and with the El Nino threatening this winter, I thought I better snag a pair. It’d been a while since I indulged my Zappos shoe habit {I used to get teased for the number of boxes that would show up at the office but with free shipping and free returns sometimes I just can’t help myself!}

But back to my new boots! I love the extra detail of the strap at the back – it adds a chic touch, elevating these Hunters beyond your run of the mill rain boots. I’m sure they’d still look great all banged up, but I’m loving my pristine pair!


I do plan to make my way out into the country {make that wine country!} sometime this fall, but this city girl is taking full advantage of the season’s style no matter what.

original photography for apartment 34 by suzanna scott

This post is in partnership with Zappos.com. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting partnerships that we’re excited about and that have kept Apartment 34’s doors open.