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Welcome to The Ruby Element. [style] + [beauty] + [travel] + everything in between. I hope you enjoy your stay! x

[Chambray in the Bay]

[Chambray in the Bay]

Sadly, I was unable to attend Beauty Con as I discussed in my previous blog post. I got a cold, which had me bedridden for most of the weekend. But I was happily able to go out briefly for some ice cream and tea to remedy my sore throat, which is the last of my cold I am battling. Thank God!  

In any case, I wanted to share my latest installment with Ryan Chua, which we shot while I was visiting San Francisco two weekends ago. It's been a minute since we last collaborated but it was just like riding a bicycle again. It was exactly how we left it last; but this time, we were meeting in his 'hood. Hello, San Francisco! We met in Japantown, which pleasantly surprised me. After shoveling in my second noodle meal of the day, Ryan and I found the perfect blue and white house for my outfit. Blue has been a closet favorite for years and to find various shades of it to complement my chambray crop top was too good to be true. 

I was so happy to find this brand ONE by Viva Aviva on Shop Bop-- my first top I bought for my trip to Palm Springs and from then on I was obsessed. Gorgeously tailored, versatile, and ultra-feminine chic. It's that perfectly simple top that adds just the right amount of chic to your outfit. In one word: effortless. This is their latest addition to their fall collection and I was lucky enough to grab one of their first shipments. (Thank you, Aviva!) I'm so excited to see what's next in their fall collection! In the meantime, I will be wearing it with all my summer things.

Now, for these gorgeous wide-legged pants by Stella and Jamie. You have already heard my praise for these ethereal beauties in my Palm Springs blog post but I must reiterate how stunning they looked in the San Francisco wind. I wish we were able to capture it on video! I think every gal should invest in a pair of wide-legged trousers and thin strappy sandals. It's the perfect illusion for long legs.

Please let me know if you liked this outfit or would like to see more outfits like this by clicking that heart at the bottom of this blog post! Thanks for stopping by!



[crop top | ONE by Viva Aviva Magnolia Crop Top

bottoms | Stella and Jamie Nero Side Slit Pants

heels | Missguided]

Shot by Ryan Chua.

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