Introducing A New Blogger

Starting next week, we'll be adding the creative talents of textile designer Sarah York to The Penny Rose. Originally from Santa Cruz, Sarah now calls San Francisco her home. She's a lover of patterns, fashion, traveling, beauty, and design. You can see some of her work at and learn more about her at    

Woven Round Up




Summer is at our fingertips which means it is time to stock up on summer accessories. Personally, summer is my favorite time of year. The longer days improve my mood and inspire me to be more carefree and colorful when it comes to my accessorizing. Woven designs are what I often I seek out. Here’s a round up of some of my favorite items: I’m not always a fan of wearing open-toed shoes trekking around the city so woven leather flats are a great substitute for sandals and can be paired with almost anything from jeans to a sundress. A thin braided scarf is my choice for a playful alternative to winter’s more bulky knits. Chunky bangles stand out even more with a striking woven pattern. Clutches are not just for nights on the town when they have muted sherbet hues. A braided white belt can add a much needed pattern to a simple denim dress or blouse. A Southwestern patterned purse can bring warmth to even the foggiest of San Francisco’s summer days. 


I don’t follow many blogs consistently, but one I’ve kept up with over the past couple years is Calivintage, a charming style blog created by San Francisco resident Erin Perez Hagstrom. Hagstrom's personal style is a mix of high and low, vintage and new, and her outfits are always complemented by a pretty detail such as a cute pin, a bow shoe, or a vintage handbag. Her lifestyle is to be admired as well: She is an avid bike rider and nature lover, and is currently the editorial specialist for the fantastic online clothing store, Modcloth. It’s no wonder Calivintage has been featured in several publications, such as the San Francisco-based magazine 7x7 and in Vogue Italia online. Treat yourself to Hagstrom's blog here

Photos courtesy of Erin Perez Hagstrom's blog,