Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer In The City


Summer has officially arrived! At least it's been feeling that way lately, with the unusually premature heat wave we've had in San Francisco! (For reference, for those of you who aren't familiar with the weather patterns of my beautiful city--typically our hottest month of the year is October and.....that's pretty much it.) Although it's only been around 83º F (much lower than the cities and towns east of the bay), the humidity brought in by the sea has definitely left it feeling positively scorching outside. 

Thankfully, there is an upside--this allows for lightweight vintage dresses, iced coffee, and lots of time spent freckling outdoors. That is precisely what I've been doing with my dearest friend Haylie (who ever so graciously agreed to start photographing me for my blog posts!). This past week, she and I visited As Quoted in Laurel Heights for our weekly coffee date--a cute, minimalist eatery that, looking back, I may have spent a little too much money at... (avocado toast, two cookies, a banana muffin, and a hot chocolate... it all looked too good, how was I to decide??) Fortunately, I had zero regrets (besides the banana muffin, but to be fair, I didn't realise it was a banana muffin when I bought it--not my favourite choice), in fact, writing about it now is making my mouth water, so perhaps I should move on.


As for the outfit (while retrospectively, I sort of regret the long sleeves), I wore one of my all-time favourite thrifted numbers from Thrift Town in the Mission district (R.I.P.), a vintage Saks Fifth Avenue shirtdress I took from a mannequin! It's such a timeless piece that never ceases to lead people to compliment me, and I am a sucker for red and navy. This silhouette is ideal for my rather-curvy-slightly-cinched-in-the-waist body type (a reason I mostly wear vintage to begin with). Pair that with a statement necklace, and your favourite vintage shoes and handbag and you're good to go! This is a very classic look of mine, but I always enjoy finding ways to change it up.


It's all about the details with this look, and I am sporting some of my all-time favourite vintage finds with this ensemble. This wicker atlas purse had been on the top of my vintage wishlist since I saw the ones Zooey Deschanel donned in (500) Days of Summer, ultimately one of my favourite films of all time and origin of my personal style inspiration. At last, two years ago almost to the day, a friend found it for me at Goodwill while we were perusing and I almost cried of joy! It is absolutely perfect in every way and definitely my go-to handbag for any day-time look. I adore this style of shoe (I have no idea what they're called--if you do, please let me know!) and found these fragile little beauties in a small vintage boutique in Honolulu (the name escapes me, it has been five years now!). The lining is deteriorating on the inside, leaving my feet constantly covered in brownish dust, but they are just so darling and versatile I can't get myself to part with them! I'm sure many of you feel the same way about a slowly perishing vintage item or two.


Despite my lack of familiarity (regardless of living in Hawaii humidity for half of my life), the sunny weather is still a nice treat after a dreadfully cold and rainy winter. I suppose in small doses, it isn't so terrible... but I still prefer fog any day!

What are some of your favourite things to do on a hot summer's day? Let me know in the comments, because this overcast-loving city dweller is at a loss, and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Meanwhile, I will continue my regimen of consuming bucketloads of Gold Peak green iced tea and profusely fanning myself with whatever magazine I can find laying around. That being said, a little sunshine is never a bad thing--enjoy it while it lasts!




  • dress: vintage
  • shoes: vintage
  • brows: anastasia beverley hills (in auburn)                         
  • foundation: kat von d (in light 42 neutral)
  • blush: covergirl (in 510 iced plum)



  • handbag: vintage
  • necklace: anthropologie (old)
  • lips: stila (in beso)
  • eyeliner: soap & glory
  • rings: vintage hand-me-down's
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017

    Hello, Again


    Well, hello there! You may notice a few changes around here--and by a few I mean everything. The Petite Pixie is now What Sarah Said! For a while, I feel as though I've outgrown my "petite pixie" persona, and that I had to put on this somewhat faerie-like, positive façade, when in reality, I'm just a 22 year old college grad, who experiences a plethora of emotions and wears more than just pastel sparkles. Don't get me wrong, The Petite Pixie will always be a part of me, but just one side of me. I'm more interested in exposing every layer and curve of my being (in moderation).  Before you click unfollow, there are some aspects of this blog that won't go away!

    Content That Won't Change:
    • outfit posts--I, of course, plan on continuing to share what I wear as the main portion of this blog. Fashion and personal style are still a huge part of my life and will remain the focus of What Sarah Said
    • vintage style--Vintage has always (and I really do mean always) been such a huge part of my life and it always will be. Lately, I've been more focused on collecting quality vintage, and look forward to sharing these pieces with you, as well as pointers on where and how to shop.
    • modelling work--As some of you may know, I'm an actor and a model, and oftentimes I have shared some of my shoots here in blog posts. As I work more professionally, I hope to continue doing this to not only add more exposure for my work, but also that of the photographers, makeup artists, stylists, and other artists involved.
    New Content to Expect:

    • mental health--Probably the biggest reason I've been absent for over a year has to do with my own struggles and steps with mental health. I plan on sharing my experiences and providing as much advice as I can from these experiences for anyone who deals with similar issues.
    • home--I've grown more of an interest in interior design and home shopping (almost more than clothing) as of late, and have been in the process of completely redoing my bedroom and home and would love to show you the process (as well as room tours upon moving, hopefully in the near future)
    • misc. lifestyle--I'd love to start writing about topics that are important to me, such as health, relationships, school, and anything else I know a wee bit about that could possibly help anyone reading! If you have any other suggestions, please let me know!
    • beauty--I've always loved makeup, skincare, and other various forms of beauty, so I'm excited to start sharing some of my favourite products, routines, and looks with you here!
    • books--Reading is one of my most favourite activities and has been since I was really young. I'd like to somehow incorporate the books I read into blog posts, whether through book reviews, book clubs, recommendations, etc.
    • art--I really want to start promoting and supporting more indie artists on this blog, whether by paying for their work to add to my blog's layout, or writing a spotlight post for some of my favourite artists.
    • lingerie--I have always loved lingerie (particularly vintage inspired lingerie), and so my hopes for this blog will include sharing some pieces in an effort to promote body positivity as well as brands I trust and believe in that make me feel beautiful, so that you can feel beautiful too.
    There are also other ideas I have for this blog storming in my brain, but for now, I'll leave you with this little introduction. I have so many new blog posts waiting to be written and I look forward to sharing what's been on my mind with those of you who will be willing to listen. I am constantly looking for and appreciative of feedback, so if you have any ideas, requests, concerns, or questions, never hesitate to leave a comment here, or send me an email. All of my social media accounts are linked at the sidebar if you need any other means of communication.

    Thank you so much for coming back, and I look forward to learning and growing with each and every one of you.

    x Sarah

    photos by: Haylie (thank you!!!)
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