IN-STORE HAPPENINGS

Cool as Cake Coachella Combos April 14 2017

  
With Coachella right around the corner, are you finding yourself
still dashing around town trying to find that perfect outfit??
Well look no more ladies, we've got you covered!
Check out these cool as cake combos we've put together
featuring some pieces available in store and online
and our take on styling them.
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Our first outfit is for our edgy rocker chica, or
our normally non-edgy gals daring to be different..
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The star of this outfit is our Wild Belle Maxi Dress,
a super cute spaghetti strap geo-print maxi.
This sexy number paired back with
a floppy sunhat, round sunnies,
and a pair of black booties screams hot hot hot
while providing ultimate comfort
while you dance the night (and day) away!
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The next two looks teeter on the sweeter side
with a soft sexy look for our boho babes..
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The super cute Belmont Woven Top and honey colored
Shiva Skirt make a perfect pair together.
Add in a white bralette finished off with strappy brown sandals
and you'll be the darlingest dame at the festival..
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Our last look is the super comfy shift Jasmine dress..

   
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This dress is a knockout in itself!
Pop in a pair of neutral-colored ankle booties and
fun silver or turq colored rings
and you've got yourself
an effortlessly perfect festival fit.
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Be sure to stop by the shop to pick up your
Coachella looks today!
  All items available in-store and online!
 
 

Brunch, Weddings, Tea Parties Galore! April 10 2014

Wedding season, Sunday brunch, tea parties and outdoor dinners are just around the corner ladies!
This Spring, look fresh and clean with some of our latest sophisticated styles now found at the shop. Here's a little inspiration to get you in the mood.. it'll surely make you hungry for Spring!
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We hope you enjoyed ogling over our refreshing mouthwatering post..  
Stop into the shop to check out our new Spring goodies in person, or view them on our online store!!
...And if you'll be swinging by our neighboring Japantown for the annual Cherry Blossom festival this weekend, stop on in to say HI to your favorite Sophisticated Prepsters!!!
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A Fillmore Valentines Day... February 10 2014

For all you lovebirds out there, this post is for you! This week, we wanted to focus on a special occasion coming up this week: Valentines day! And what better way to celebrate this heart-filled occasion than right here on Fillmore Street!
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To help make your V-day planning easier, we've selected a few of our favorite local spots worth paying a visit with your special loved one this year...
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Lets start the night off with dinner ~ Everybody loves a good dinner, right?! We'd like to share a few of our fave places in the neighborhood that are offering a special V-Day pre-fixe, 3 course menu...
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A fine restaurant on Fillmore Street with fabulous food and a beautiful ambiance.
A plus: Live music will be playing in the lounge from 8:30-11:30 where you can get your boogie on!
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Exquisite South Indian cuisine with great energy and a wonderful dining experience.. 
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Nouveau Peruvian cuisine with a tasty twist on traditional Peruvian dishes...
After dinner, be sure to grab a beverage and listen to some great tunes at any of Fillmore's popular hot spots.. 
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THE SOCIAL STUDY is thee place to lounge and sip on the best sangrias in town! 
A personal fave and frequent hangout of the AH team, SS is graced with DJ Doc Fu spinnin' the best in
hip-hop, dope jams & more from 8-midnight, this V-DAY/Friday and every Friday night.
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...And if your in the mood for a lil funk, head on over to the BOOM BOOM ROOM where they'll
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Looking for a more chill type of night? Peep out popular concert hall THE FILLMORE  

where they'll have special guests Thao & The Get Down Stay Down

And be sure to pop into the shop to grab a V-day gift for that special someone, AND to snag a great V-day outfit for yourself! Because YOU have to look good giving the gift!


Dine About Town With ASMBLY HALL February 01 2014

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Last week, one of our Sophisticated Prepsters Robin-Birdd had a chance to check out one of San Francisco's Dine About Town Restaurants Roka Akor. Dine About Town occurs twice a year during SF's restaurant week, featuring 3-course dinners for $36.95, and 2-3-course lunches for $18.95-- almost a 25% off discount on regularly priced menu items.  Read on to see images of a few savory dishes taken by our Sophisticated Foodie..
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Sandwiched between North Beach and the Financial District, Roka Akor is nicely tucked away in a corner brick building along with a few cute high end interior design firms and art dealers.  
Opposite of its hard exterior, the interior is composed of pure warmth and vibrancy. Tones of pink and orange linger throughout the restaurant, reminding us of a sophisticated tropical vacation. The kitchen is fully open, giving customers a glimpse into how their dishes are being created. 
As we sat down to order, we notice how organized and efficient the restaurant staff is. The waiters constantly refill our glasses, and since each staff member is required to taste every item on the menu, their opinions on various dishes are real and honest. Keeping Asmbly Hall in mind, we paired our favorite pieces from the store with some of the dishes we savored that night... 
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appetizers:
HAMACHI SERRANO CHILI ROLL
BUTTERFISH TATAKI
WHITE ASPARAGUS and YUZU
These two appetizers remind us very much of Blade + Blue's Forest Green plaid tie. The mix of green on white with a hint of orange from the yuzu sauce matches fairly well back to this tie. 
entrees:
PRIME BEEF FILET
CHILI GINGER SAUCE
This first entree brings to mind another Blade + Blue piece, the Brian plaid flannel. The quality of the beef along with the 24+ hour simmered chili ginger sauce brings wonders to your pallet! The brown hues mixed with the heavy goodness of the prime beef filet makes us think of the Brian flannel.
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YUZU MISO MARINATE BLACK COD
wrapped in
JAPANESE MAGNOLIA LEA
This entree is plated very beautifully. The Yuzu Miso sauce is intentionally smeared with a sprinkle of sesame seeds, similar to an impressionist painting that is very sophisticated.
This type of sophistication reminds us very much of Everly's new Spring collection.
Colors of peaches and light pink tones pair perfectly with the picketed red onions, 
buttery hues of the black cod and creamy miso sauce.
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desserts:
WARM VALRHONA CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH SIGHTGLASS ESPRESSO ICE CREAM
This warm but cool dessert just melts in your mouth. The espresso colors flow from black coffee tones to a fluffy marshmallow like goodness. This dessert is beyond sophisticated, in the same way that
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YUZU AND FRESH BERRY PAVLOVA
This dessert's mix of crunchy (from the pavlova) smoothness is the life of the party! A perfect way to end the dinner. The vibrant raspberries topped with the darkness of the blackberries, smothered in the yuzu sauce and fluffy whip cream, pairs very well with our Blade + Blue brick red flannel tie.  
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We're glad we got to share our Dine About Town / ASMBLY HALL experience with you!
Be sure to come into the shop or visit us online to view any of these great pieces shown-- they're even more mouthwatering in person!
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TRENDS TRENDS! Lumberjack & Paisley January 18 2014

As you probably have seen on the streets, plaid is definitely in and has been the trend since the birth of the hipster, but what about the lumberjack plaid?? I guess the Brawny Man's fashion sense finally caught on, because the lumberjack plaid is all the rage! It's a type of plaid thats a bit more sophisticated than the average hipster on the street, we'd like to call it a Sophisticated Prepster look!! 
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Trendhunter.com's slideshow article "51 Modern Lumberjack Looks " provides excellent examples of that perfect Lumberjack look for all types of men. #1 on their list features a runway collection from fall 2013 by Duckie Brown, inspired by the oh so famous lumberjack plaid. Duckie Brown sure makes us look at lumberjacks in a very different way, a sophisticated way! Check out the slide show here: 51lumberjacklooks
  
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Peep one of our local brands Fudali featuring the lumberjack trend with their very own
Lumberjack Dempsy Hood, now found at the shop..
Another mens trend we've had our eyes on is the paisley print. You may have seen this in the typical bandana/ "doo rag", but this unfading print is making a come back in the streetwear scene. Hypebeast did a good, informative article awhile back about the famous motorcycle, gang-inspired pattern. But before reaching the average American motorcycle gang's closet, the paisley print actually paved its way through history across the globe.  According to Zach Pina from Hypebeast:
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"The distinctive “twisted teardrop,” or mango-shaped design at the centerpiece of any paisley pattern is believed to be Indian or Iranian in origin — the latter of which has been known to have been using the design since the Sassanid Dynasty, which ended in 651 AD. Scholars agree that the pattern has long since been associated with Hinduism, but as for what it was inspired by, is still something of a mystery."
Check out hypebeasts article here: http://hypebeast.com/2012/5/materials-patterns-paisley
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Popular brand of the shop GPPR shared their take on the historical paisley print with their Band Tee:
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"Inspired by the “2 tone” movement of the 1970’s. The 2 tone movement originates from the musical genre "2 Tone", created in England in the late 1970s by fusing elements of ska, punk rock, rocksteady, reggae and pop. It was called 2 Tone because most of the bands were signed to the record label 2 Tone Records at some point (according to http://skascene.com/history.php), giving way to a whole movement of not only music but art, fashion and lifestyle."
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Come into the shop to snag your very own paisley/ 2 tone movement inspired tee,
or pick one up at our online shop..
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 And be sure to stop in to check out our new Spring goodies as they start trickling into the shop, and online!