The words behind the pictures

13 Apr

{ daily outfit: }

Daily outfit and style tip, wearing black dress with light blue bows and blue tights
The dainty pattern on these tights were a nice touch against the chunky sandals

{ full time fabulous, an explanation: }

Last Wednesday, as part of a Full Time Fabulous blog event, I posted the following pictorial deliberately without explanation to create a visual sense of where I come from and how that influences me. Today, I’m elaborating. Each description starts clockwise from top left.

A visual representation of myself through photography
Yerba Buena fountain • Sunset trail, Joaquin Miller Park • Sunset over Mt. Tamalpais

1:  This Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote is inscribed into the wall behind the fountain in Yerba Beuna Gardens, in South of Market, (SOMA), San Francisco. I lived for four years just a few blocks away. I got married a year and a half ago right above the fountain, right above the inscription. The inside of my wedding band has the word “freedom” engraved in it.

2:  When we moved into our current home in the Oakland hills nine months ago, I started running in Joaquin Miller Park. This particular trail is one of the few not under a canopy of eucalyptus and redwood trees. There’s a bench on that trail for people to sit and watch the sunset over the bay. Running is one of my favorite ways to shake off the day’s stress.

3:  The sunset every night is visible from our living room window. It’s better than watching television. I make it a point to call the hubby over every time the sun sets so that he can see it too. I can see Alameda, San Francisco, both the Bay and Golden Gate Bridges and Mt. Tamalpais. It’s breathtaking.

A visual representation of myself through photography
Austin Creek park • Flower, Guerneville • Mission Bay Park

1:  When we got married, we camped right there for a couple of nights among the redwoods in Austin Creek park before joining our friends for a long weekend of celebration.

2:  When we lived in SOMA, I would run the streets of San Francisco, sometimes around Mission Bay Park which is near the new ballpark. There are houseboats right across from new condos which makes for an interesting and unique juxtaposition. This poster was tagged on a fence by the Fourth Street bridge, it cracked me up.

3:  After camping at Austin Creek park, we joined our friends in Guerneville. The house we stayed in had a beautiful garden. This was one of the flowers in the garden.

A visual representation of myself through photography
Tugboat, The Embarcadero • Bay Bridge • Calla Lily

1:  When I lived in SOMA, another of of my running paths would be from my house to The Embarcadero, all the way down to Pier 23 and back. I loved running by the firehouse and seeing the tugboat with the Bay Bridge in the background.

2:  San Francisco is notoriously foggy in the summer. The hubby and I were driving home over the Bay Bridge from Oakland. I snapped this picture of the sunset bursting through under the blanket of ominous fog.

3:  When I first moved to San Francisco, I noticed Calla Lilies grew everywhere easily. I had some growing in the garden where I lived in the Haight. They needed nothing from me, they just grew. I associate them with happy times. When we moved out of San Francisco, we stayed with a friend in the Oakland hills before finding our place. This Calla was growing in his yard.

A visual representation of myself through photography
Diamond Peak resort, Nevada, Sight Glass Coffee, Soma • Graffiti, Soma

1:  For the last five years, my best friends and I have rented the same house for New Year’s in Incline Village in Nevada. This is the view from the top of the ridge at Diamond Peak. Snowboarding is my favorite sport, my friends are my favorite people.

2:  When my hubby and I still lived in San Francisco, we would sometimes go for walks. We both really like our coffee. Sight Glass had just opened up and was sometimes a lazy Sunday destination.

3:  San Francisco has always been a walkable city. There’s plenty of graffiti and beautiful murals to see. I took this picture when my best friends and I were hanging out for HowWeird Street Faire.

It seemed impossible to gather enough photos to tell my story, I was born in Lebanon, lived in Cyprus for a while and landed in the San Francisco Bay Area at age eight. It seemed more significant to gather pictures that I have quickly snapped with my phone when I’m out and about, walking, running, just doing what I love.

This is the way I see the world and this is how my world touches me.

{ style tip: }

Tights are perfect for spring when it’s too cool to bare legs. They can work with some sandals, especially one that is a little chunky or has a platform for visual balance. Beware of tights that have a visible reinforced toe and seam, keep them under wraps to avoid looking unfinished or awkward.

Have you worn tights with sandals? How did you do it? I’ve never been bold enough to try them with different types of sandals and would love to hear what’s worked for you.

{ deets: }

Black bow dress/ModCloth, blue tights/Urban Outfitters, silver and mother-of-pearl cuff/Lois Hill.


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  1. Jodi

    April 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Great post.. and love seeing the pics of where you live.. I love that area.. love love love San Fran and next time I am there we have to hook up!! I should be coming in the fall sometime for a course I lead!!

    you are looking beautiful as usual!! sorry I havent been by for awhile.. work is busy and our training is ramping up and i dont get home til 8pm these days.. barely can get my daily photos done these days!! sheeessh!! xoox J
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  2. Señora Allnut

    April 13, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I agree with you, tights and sandals are perfect for spring weather, and I think your advice about chunky sandals is very wise!. Indeed, I’m a leggings girl!
    Very interesting to read something about your photos and thank you for sharing this with all of us!
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  3. Fashnlvr

    April 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

    You have such a wonderful “voice.” I always love reading your posts. Also – I love your dress – just beautiful!! So happy you are my friend!
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  4. Ofelia

    April 13, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Great photos and even greater outfit!
    You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country.
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  5. Cynthia

    April 13, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I am in that weird transitional weather right now where tights and sandals might work, but I haven’t really tried it. I will see if I can cook something up. I really like your dress today!
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    April 13, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Oh hi pretty! Thank you for these explanations of your beautiful home. Someday I’ll see it in person :)
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  7. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    April 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Those explanations are so cool. It’s great to get an insight. And that sunset is wonderful. Can I move in? ;-)
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  8. Kirstin Marie

    April 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Great post!! I really enjoyed all of your pictures and learning so much about you. Your dress is really pretty, and I love that picture of you! You have a really nice smile :)

    • Fabienne Jach

      April 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      That’s the best compliment, Kirstin! I think of my smile reflecting what I have inside, smiles are good:)

  9. Cloud of Secrets

    April 14, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I often like the tights and heeled sandals (or peeptoes) look, but haven’t had opportunity to try it myself yet. I like it when the tights are a saturated rich hue or black, a dramatic color statement against the shoes.

    I adore the creamy swooping drama of calla lilies — I can’t imagine them growing effortlessly, though. Everywhere I’ve lived, they’re kept to the speciality cases at the florist’s! I had beautiful apricot calla lilies in my wedding bouquet. I’d known since I was a young girl that I wanted wedding callas, but my color scheme was too autumnal and deep for the pale callas I’d known before. So, apricot callas streaked with burgundy, amid assorted burgundy, honey, and violet flowers.

    Huh. Now I’m going to google callas as perennials, to see if there’s any chance they’ll grow in Zone 4!
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    • Fabienne Jach

      April 17, 2011 at 9:31 pm

      Isn’t incredible? I was blown away by the way they grow everywhere here in the SF Bay Area. I love them so much, I have callas tattooed on me. I had callas for my wedding bouquet, too. See? My mother-in-law made my bouquet. Lucky me!

      • Cloud of Secrets

        April 18, 2011 at 1:17 pm

        A calla tattoo! You’ve got me beat.

        Your bouquet is very pretty! I love wedding bouquets with rich, contrasting color pop like that. I like the amazing Peruvian Lilies in there, too. They’re my favorites to pick up at the store when we’re having guests — delicate, but lots of warm color and texture impact.

        My bouquet is here: I like wine+sunset orange, too!
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        • Fabienne Jach

          April 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

          Sarah, what a beautiful bouquet on an even lovelier bride! Thank you for sharing that photo with me, I think of you every time I drive by this wild growth of huge callas by my house. I keep meaning to stop and take a photo!

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