Nov 29, 2010

Street Style: A Couple of Cuties

Loressa & Ethan share a kiss on the streets of Sacramento
 Meet Loressa & Ethan.

Newly transplanted via Truckee & Tahoo, this lovely couple now calls Sacramento their home and Midtown their stomping grounds. Ethan is a graphic artist, and Loressa, a nanny by trade has also added a new hat to her titles: BLOGGER. 

Encouraged by Kara over at Crimson & Clover, this adorable fashionista recently took the plunge and started her own blog on Wordpress. Entitled "L on Sac," Loressa hits the pavement and explores her new city. When SSS met Loressa & Ethan, Loressa was wearing an all thrifted outfit, including that killer red vintage wool hat scored from an antique mall, and a LBD freshly plucked from the hangers at C&C.

A couple of cuties, doncha think?  
Street Style SACRAMENTO would like to personally welcome L & E to the neighborhood.

If you'd like to check out Loressa's blog, click here.

Nov 26, 2010

Street Feet: the Red Shoes

Photo credit: Bella Q
 These spicy red patent leather Mary Janes are Mui-Mui,
as in muy caliente! 

Nov 24, 2010

smashing, Pumpkin

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! Enjoy that slice of pumpkin pie for me.

Nov 22, 2010

The Wallpaper Coat

No wallflower, this Ginger knows how to stand out in a crowd.

She's a friend of a friend of a friend. Rocking this vintage coat of velveteen in a damask print reminiscent of Victorian wallpaper. I've forgotten her name, but remember her style. Effortless. Polite. Well versed in vintage.

Nov 20, 2010

Sac Tweed Ride

This Sunday is the Sacramento Tweed Ride. So don your tweed, and start pedalling. 

For all the last minute info on the where and when,  check the Sacramento Tweed blog and get all the deets. You can read the updates by clicking here.

Nov 19, 2010

Meet the Eye: Kerry Dolan. Biker, Blogger, Photograher.

Photo credits: Bella Q
Kerry Dolan is a woman with an eye, and a heart for fashion. She studies it, shops it, lives it. She also now photographs it.  Surprisingly camera-shy, given her own propensity of photogenia, she seems more than happy to step behind the lens and chronicle the street style of other fashionable folk. In fact, she'll be doing it tonight, for the first time as official photographer of Street Style SACRAMENTO.

It's no coincidence that Kerry was the first post in the short life of Street Style. For this writer, Kerry embodies the best of Sacramento style: unique, stylish and approachable. She has a personal blog covering the myriad of topics that are near and dear to her, entitled appropriately enough Fashion, Farms and Freedom. A strong supporter of sustainable agriculture, Kerry has somehow worked in organic farming, seasonal cooking and green urban living in her fashion sense, and posts weekly about the local farms and farmers, her bicycling adventures, her lovable husband Joe, and whatever issue she is currently passionate about. You can read her blog by clicking here.

Tonight, Kerry will be covering a premier Sister/Brother style event, Fashion Gives Back, featuring Project Runway winner Christopher Collins, local celebs modeling on a runway, and Mayor Kevin Johnson making a charitable appearance. This huge event is a benefit for the Cap City AIDS Fund, and takes place at Lounge on 20 in Midtown, starting 8 pm. Tickets for the event can be purchased at, or

                                                                                               -Bella Q

Bella Q is the founder of Street Style SACRAMENTO, AND head honcho over at the Citizen Rosebud. She currently contributes to the Midtown Monthly and blogs for Midtown Bazaar.
Kerry Dolan shows off her own sassy street style at the Crocker's Neo-Soiree
Aside from her relentless love of new Jeffery Campbell shoes, Kerry manages to look a million bucks in a thrifted ensemble.
Look for this face behind a camera. She may be wanting to take a picture of you!

Nov 15, 2010

The Company We Keep

Photo credits: Bella Q
There is nothing as comforting as the company of a good friend, or a good shoe that's been worn down, broken-in and is made of leather. With miles of history behind you, and many adventures ahead, it's good to know your friends and your favorite shoes are there to share in the memories of your next destination, flat or steep. YOU are in good company.

Nov 12, 2010

Local Color: Meet Jacque Marie

Name: Jacque Marie

Occupation: Stylist/Make-up artist

How would you describe your style? "My style is always don't have to be tied down to one style. Mix it up a bit! Today, it's just a nice black shirt, some fitted jeans, of course some boots."

Style inspirations: "I am inspired by life, and the ever changing styles I see just walking around downtown."

Style icon: "Marilyn Monroe."

Favorite quote: "Fit in, don't blend in."

Where do you work?    Bia The Salon
                           1320 20th street
                           Sacramento, CA 95605

Your website:     

Photo credits: Bella Q

Nov 10, 2010

Street Style: The Artist's Way

I actually followed this cool-cat of woman a block before I worked enough courage to ask for her photo. We were both on bicycles; I was riding the opposite way. 

She was game, but very nervous. Me too. I'm still getting used to walking up to strangers and asking to shoot them. I'm hoping it gets easier over time. What struck me was her mix of patterns: animal prints with plaid AND argyle. Genius!

Guessed she was an artist. Yep. Her name is Casey, and she and her boyfriend are artists. They live and have their art studio in a Midtown flat on P Street. She's into "monster art."  After  a few minutes of yakking, we both relaxed a bit. Took better pictures. My favorite: the close-up of her leopard coat, tiger print scarf and vintage bra.

After few more minutes of chatting we felt like old friends. One of these days I'm going to have to hunt down her art studio on P Street.                           -Bella Q

Photo credits: Bella Q

Bella Q is a street-style crazed blogger from Sacramento. 
She currently writes for the Citizen Rosebud.

Nov 7, 2010

X marks the spot

The great thing about Fall in Northern California is that you can still shamelessly sport shorts in November. Provided you wear some sort of leg covering, shorts are are absolutely apropos for our mild autumn weather.  This pair brought oohs and ahhs all along the avenue, with people approaching the stunning stylista, fashion blogger Natale Eve of Evelesco, to tell her how much they LOVED her tights. The mysteriously but well placed "X" on the back of the knees beckoned us like a treasure map, and we all wanted to know where she bought them. She got her Cynthia Rowley stockings from  They were on sale, a limited time special purchase, so she doubts we can get a pair of our own, and we are left with the option to merely admire.

(EDIT: Evelesco found them again here, where they are on sale for $13.99! Go get 'em girls!)

Nov 5, 2010

1 woman, 4 closets.

Photo credits: Kerry Dolan
This girl, hands down, is one of the most stylish women you will ever lay eyes on. We worked together 6 years ago. Day after day, her coming into work would knock me off my feet. She is always polished from head to toe. She leaves nothing out and always compliments herself perfectly.

I feel like I have never seen the same outfit worn a second time.  I got my confirmation that Stacie might not wear something twice. Stepping into her Tahoe Park home, I was given a tour of her closets: CLOSETS! Count them: 4. Packed with hounds-tooth loveliness, berets, dresses, shoes, skirts, blouses, and who know what else might lie in the beautiful madness. I think I actually, was actually floating for a minute.  If I had my say, she would be Sacramento, San Francisco and New York street style!

Her dress was purchased at Prevues, and her pumps at YSJ vintage.  - Kerry Dolan

Street Feet: Caramel

Platform sandals, in creamy, chewy caramel colored leather and suede. Ah, nothing like an Autumn afternoon in California.

Nov 3, 2010

The Mayor Of Midtown: Steven Michael Millington

Photo credit: Bella Q

Photo credit: Nora Mattes-Kniveton
The self-proclaimed "Mayor of Midtown," presides over the Sacramento Midtown Bazaar every Saturday, where he sells vintage and hand-made jewelry. Mr. Steven Micheal Millington and his partner create original one-of-a-kind jewelry re-using a variety of objects including scrabble tiles, old jewelry bits, and vintage buttons. You can see examples of his work here.

No stranger to fun and fabulous, this warm hearted, honey-throated gentleman makes a perfect candidate for any party. When it comes to Sacramento style, this man's got our vote.

Midtown Bazaar
I Street (between 16th & 17th)
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For more information:

Street Style: Corduroy & Khaki

I love it when couples dress complimentary. This cute boxed-set was captured in front of the Crest in queue for a movie. Handsome sports an olive khaki-green jacket, beige corduroy pants and a pair of black Addias, while Darling takes to tan corduroy, salt/ pepper plaid, black boots & denim like a duck to watermelon. Adorable.

Nov 1, 2010

One little birdie perched in the Magpie nest.

Brittany is color , patterns, texture and all smiles.  A local thrifter and an avid bike rider.  I have already claimed some of her bits n' pieces when she is done with them. Every time I see her, I love what she is wearing and looks absolutely perfect.
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