San Francisco outfit layers & food travel diary

san francisco outfit - burberry trench tall boots
LOFT sweater (review; also worn here) xsp + jeans 24p, Burberry trench sz 2 (similar)

Hello hello ~ This is a little belated, but I wanted to share one last outfit post from San Francisco as well as some yummy highlights from my visit. You guys certainly knew the hot spots, since most of the places I called from your suggestions were booked or had hours-long waits. I only made it to a few, but now all the more reason to go back! My trench coat and flat boots came in handy for all the “hiking” up and down those steep hills, necessary for working off the good eats.
san francisco painted ladies full house

pretty painted ladies in Alamo Square

PPQ garlic noodles crab san francisco
I’ll start with my favorite meal of the trip – garlic noodles & peppercorn crab at PPQ Dungeneses Island, a must for fellow crab lovers. Please pardon the low-quality image taken from my Snapchat. Not the most compelling visually, but I’m practically drooling at the memory! I hate the fussiness of eating crab, but the shell was so soft we didn’t even need cracker tools. Not recommended for those who don’t like to get their fingers messy and probably not for first dates. I can’t wait to go back and try their other items, as well as their crab-petitor restaurant Thanh Long for comparisons sake.
mr holmes bakery cruffin san francisco
Oh, Mr. Holmes, how I wanted to love your famous cruffins! Like madwomen, my friend and I made a cruffin plan of action to ensure that we’d get some, and even went to bed early the night before. The filled muffin-croissant hybrids come out at 9AM each day, and apparently on weekends lines start as early as 8 (each person is limited to buy 2). They bake only 1 flavor each day so we had our fingers crossed for matcha green tea w/ strawberry filling, but were met with chocolate hazelnut. Nick enjoyed them back in Boston, but I likely wouldn’t line up for them again. However, for fans of savory pastries, their pastrami + sauerkraut croissant was de-lish…we fought down to the crumbs for that one.
neiman marcus rotunda san francisco
The frequently-Instagrammed Rotunda at Neiman Marcus, where I ended up a few too many times during my stay. Such a pretty place to meet over their fresh popovers and huge lobster clubs.
yank sing dim sum san francisco
Dim sum at Yank Sing – I’m usually wary when my favorite familiar cheap eats are served in a more upscale setting (I mean just look at that teapot!), but it was pretty good here. And anywhere I can get a full range of dim sum, crispy roast duck buns, and juicy soup dumplings all in one place gets a thumbs up from me.namu gaji san francisco okonamiyaki
My first time trying okonomiyaki – had to Google it at the table as I couldn’t decipher what it was made of. Apparently it’s a popular Japanese savory pancake made commonly with a shredded cabbage base and a variety of mix-ins. Quite yummy with interesting textures! We had this at Namu Gaji, a farm-to-table type of restaurant.
bi rite creamery san francisco - green tea ice cream sandwich

And I’ll leave you guys with this satisfying treat from Bi-Rite Creamery, just a few steps down the street from Namu Gaji. So many interesting and unique flavors available for packing into little ice cream sandwiches. I defaulted to my usual green tea, which did not disappoint!fall outfit stuart weitzman boots clare vivier leopard bagThanks to my friends Ping for playing tour guide and Wendy for taking these photos!

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  1. Do you mind to tell what brand and # your nail polish is?

    Posted 2.17.16 Reply
  2. Unknown wrote:

    Do you mind I ask what brand and # your nail polish is?

    Posted 2.17.16 Reply
  3. Next time try CREAM for ice cream sandwiches and Brenda's for an amazing brunch.

    Posted 1.19.16 Reply
  4. That okonomiyaki looks delicious! I've only had it once before but I absolutely loved it! The sauces were very distinct in my mind. Btw, I bought a pair of BP Trolley booties since I saw you wearing them often on your blog, and I fell in love. Absolutely one of my best purchases!

    How To Be More Like Lauren

    Posted 12.7.15 Reply
  5. So cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    Posted 12.6.15 Reply
  6. Lindsay wrote:

    I really have to say that I love everything about your outfit! It really maximizes both staying chic and comfortable while exploring and eating around the city!! Great job as always, Jean and thanks for all of the food rec's 🙂

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  7. Bella B wrote:

    That looks like a wonderful trip I want to go there so bad, I really love your boots they are super cute!!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Mine is very old…at least 5 years old I'm guessing so they don't make that specific one anymore. I haven't been in SF during the winter time so will leave that to the locals to answer, but my guess is you'd need a heavier coat there!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    It was a mix of walking, occasional car rides from my friend, and mostly Lyft and Uber. Both of the car app services were very easy to use around SF and the wait was never more than a minute or two!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Oh, bummer that we didn't get to cross paths! Maybe next time…and yes, you'll have to try PPQ!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    I work as a consultant, which gives me the flexibility to do more of other things I enjoy like blogging!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    That was on my list…a must for next time indeed! And I'm so happy to hear that! : )

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    Thanks for the suggestion! I love Korean food.

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  14. mybeautrip wrote:

    Beautiful outfit. Food seems so tasty!

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  15. Lucy Lai wrote:

    It looks like a super fun trip! And I am literally drooling over all your amazing food photos!

    MISS LUCIA | Fashion & Lifestyle

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Which Burberry trench is yours? The link only takes me to the trench coats page but not a specific one 🙁 Do you think this trench coat will be sufficient for SF winters?

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  17. Beautiful pictures!!

    ❤ Kisses from

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  18. Your outfit is gorgeous! I love your trench and the boots.
    Have a nice day
    Sabine ~ Style Up Petite

    Posted 12.5.15 Reply
  19. Beautiful outfit! I really like okonomiyaki too, the little flakes move when the dish is really hot. Or at least mine did haha.

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  20. Caroline wrote:

    thank you for sharing your travel eats in SF! they look so goood! how did you get around? was it mainly walking/public transport or did you also drive? thanks!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  21. Your outfit is as yummy as all the food! I think I want the crab, the ice cream, and an extra stomach 🙂

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  22. Valeri wrote:

    OH gosh. I was in San Francisco just yesterday and today and I kept thinking I might see you. hahaha. Isn't that funny? I would recognize you instantly and then I thought, oh that poor girl – having all of us extrapetite-blog-lovers following you. Well, anyway, I'm sorry I missed you in SF – glad you had a wonderful time. I'm going to try PPQ when I return there in a couple of weeks. Love watching you and really enjoy all your clothing recommendations.

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    Love all your almost-daily posts. Are you blogging full-time? Just curious!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  24. Jeanne wrote:

    Bummer about the cruffins. I don't think they are quite the same as when the bakery opened. Next time you MUST go to B. Patisserie for their Kouign Amann. They are even good the next day reheated.

    Your blog has been my go-to now that I'm a mom with zero time for shopping. You've saved me from wearing only yoga pants and sneakers!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Next time you visit, you should try Toyose for Korean. It's in a garage in the Outer Sunset.

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply
  26. The colors of your outfit are amazing! And I need to try that ice cream sandwich!

    Posted 12.4.15 Reply

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