Hayley Seed in her Telegraph Hill apartment in San Francisco's North Beach district. Photography by Edric Itchon.
You may remember a post I wrote several months ago about Hayley’s fabulously fashionable wine country wedding. With her job as a wedding designer for one of San Francisco’s foremost catering and event companies, it only seemed natural I also ask this chic city girl to give us the inside scoop on her favorite outfit.
Like a lot of us, she’s often faced with the challenging task of choosing a look that can easily transition from a day at the office to after-five events at a moment’s notice. Here’s one of her go-to ensembles for those nonstop days when heading home for a style pit stop isn’t an option.
Name: Hayley Seed
Occupation: Wedding Designer, Taste Catering & Event Planning
Where I live: Telegraph Hill, San Francisco
What I’m wearing: Theory blouse, J Brand black skinny jeans. Theory black blazer. Christian Louboutin nude stilettos. My own pearls.
Why this is my favorite outfit: “I’ve always thought of myself as a blue jeans-cowboy boots American girl, but I also love heels and dressing up on occasion. My cowboy boots and Levi’s don’t really work in the city, so this outfit is a way for me to maintain my personal style, while dressing up enough so that it’s appropriate for work and going out.”
Where I wore it: “To work today and then out to dinner with friends.”
How I would remix this outfit to create a new look: “For the weekend, I would lose the blazer and the pearls and pair the blouse with a brightly colored scarf, my boots and some big, sparkly earrings. My favorite thing about all these pieces is that they are staples that really go with anything. I wear this black blazer over graphic t-shirts and flowery dresses to make it ‘work for work.’
My skinny jeans I’ll wear this Fall with boots – I already have my eye on some Stewart Weitzman over-the-knee boots. And the nude Louboutins? I can honestly say there is not one thing in my closet that I can’t wear with these bad boys.”
My best beauty tip: “Wash your face every night— no matter what.”
My best wedding style advice: “Splurge on the dress and on the food. Eat, drink, and be married!”
My biggest style indulgence: “Shoes! I am obsessed with patent leather pumps—Gucci, Miu Miu, Brian Atwood. If I see a unique color, I have to have them.”
“On most days, you can find me….”: “In the Kitchen. I love to cook, eat, and try new things. Whether I am cooking dinner at home or in the Taste kitchen with our executive chef planning a special menu for a bride, I love the creativity, energy and ultimate product of being in the kitchen!”