Girl in the Fog

Monthly Archives: June 2014

I’ll tell you a little secret…if you were to look into my current work bag, you would think it was in an episode of Horders. Currently, I’m embarrassed to say that it contains…

  • Shoes
  • Laptop
  • Two mismatched socks
  • Two different vitamin holders
  • Work folders
  • Three moleskin notebooks
  • Phone chargers, computer chargers
  • Makeup
  • Flash drives
  • Protein powder
  • Check book
  • A few pairs of earrings
  • And about 20 pens and pennies.

I got this Longchamp, Le Pilage bag last year because I loved the simple classic style.  I wrongly thought I could combine my purse with my  work stuff  into this.  In reality it doesn’t fit everything i tend to lug with me every day, so I think it’s time to get something that makes a little more sense.

Work Bag

I’ve toyed with the idea of a backpack, which would make the most sense.  But of course if women’s fashion made sense, we would be wearing yoga pants and tennis shoes everyday.  While I want something cute and stylish, I do need it to be durable, easy to see inside and fit everything.

Here are a few of the bags I’m considering.


Decisions, decisions…


1. Tall Tote, Cuyana, 2. Transport Tote, Madewell 3. Berkeley Tote, Madewell 4. Gray Leather Bag, LimorGalili  5. Grace Bag by LadyBirdesigns

Happy Friday!

This weekend we’re going to try to lay low and get caught up on some things around the house. This is the goal every weekend, but somehow we always seem to get side tracked.


Tonight we’re going to have a picnic down at the wave organ, down by our apartment, have a little wine, watch the sunset. Once we’re chilly enough we’ll walk back and watch movies on the couch.


It’s also pride weekend in San Francisco and the city has exploded with colorful rainbow flags everywhere! We might run down and check it out at the civic center, or go down to Market street and catch some of the parade.


We love to head over the bridge to Marin to warm up a little and do a little hiking with our dog on
Mt. Tamalpais. We’re so city bound during the week, it’s good to get over the bridge and feel some sun on our skin and use our car a little.

Have a great weekend!

Photo Credit: 1. Wave Organ, 2. Pride Flag 3. girlinthefog

San Francisco is a city like no other I’ve ever lived. If you tried you can’t really get a bad meal.  It’s not uncommon to stumble across a vista of the bay or city  that stops you dead in your tracks.  The people are fit, stylish, educated and beautiful.  And the opportunities for business and careers are plentiful.

But then you realize you aren’t the only one that thinks the same thing…if fact you are one of million others that are trying to make it work in this crazy and beautiful city.

While there are so many benefits to living here, there are many challenges us city dwellers face, such as no parking, traffic, insane rents and housing prices. This video is pretty funny and true about the reality if renting here.

Currently, we live in a small, 600 sqft apartment in the Marina. We love the location and even the cozy size of the place. It keeps our lives simple, which we like. It doesn’t hurt that we have a screaming deal, oh, and parking!!

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We found out that our landlord wants to sell the unit next year, which gives us a year to figure out our plan. He’s offered it to us first, at a slight discount. But even with this discount, it’s still super expensive. We’ve been going back and fourth if we should try to purchase the unit, continue to rent or give up the city and move to the suburbs where where we can have a yard and additional parking.

First, you should know this about me.  I hate change.  Dread it actually.  Before big decisions, moves, job changes I’m a wreck.  I overcompensate by planning every detail, and this is no exception.  I somehow think it makes things go smoother. Who knows…

I’ve officially gone into planning mode (even though it’s a year away). While purchasing our unit is still an option, I’ve also started to explore moving and renting another apartment. OH WOW, looking around at rents in our current neighborhood has made us both gasp. At prices starting at $3500-4500 for one bedroom apartments is really scary. But, on the positive side, some of the apartments we’ve been seeing, while insanely expensive, have also gotten me really excited because they have some things we don’t currently have.  Plus a change might be fun, right?

Here are some places I’ve seen recently that have made me dream of decorating! For my wish list for our next place, I definitely want hardwood floors, some architectural detail, outdoor space and a view. In reality I may get one? Two maybe?dreaming apartments

Photos- girlinthefog, sf craigslist apartment postings


Welcome to Girl in the Fog, a narrative of my life here in San Francisco. I’m a pretty normal girl who lives in the city with my boyfriend of two years and our dog, Molly…who happens to be the cutest dog around.


I’m really excited to share some of my passions in life with you.  They vary by day, but typically I’ll be writing about-

  • Design
  • Home decorating
  • Fashion (although most of the time I’m in jeans and t-shirts)
  • Photography and probably way to many of my random phone shots
  • Food
  • The trial and tribulations of living in this crazy city
  • Funny boyfriend stories
  • And the eventual quest for fitness.

I promise to keep it real, not only posting sunshine, but what life, at least for me is like.

Photo Credits:  girlinthefog

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