September 1, 2015

Night and Day

I have been wearing a lot of basic knits recently.  I got this button-down knit maxi dress from Everlane, and absolutely love wearing it. It so soft and simple.  The epitome of casual comfort.  Also, it's pretty perfect for SF weather!








Dress: Everlane- Ryan Dress
Sandals: Atwell by Gilt- Similar option Here
Hat: J. Crew- Similar Here and Here

August 29, 2015

Poolside

I have probably said this in a previous post, but I LOVE a good Caftan.  Long, Short, Printed, Solid, I don't care! Wearing a caftan feels like wearing a nightgown, but it is socially acceptable to wear out of the house and all day long.  When I am by the pool or at the beach I almost always throw one on.  As you might imagine, I have been wearing them a lot this summer.  Every time I am in India for work, I make sure to head to my favorite shop and pick a couple up. Since we are heading into fall, there aren't as many around the web, but I have included a round up of some pretty options at the bottom of this post!








Caftan: I picked this one up in India, but see some cute options below!
Sandals: Atwell by Gilt- another cute white sandal option Here
Donut Float- Here


August 26, 2015

Bicycle Beat

In order to get some real summer weather, we have been escaping the city almost every weekend.  We recently went up to Calistoga for a wonderful weekend in wine country.  We enjoyed the sunny hot weather with days spent by the pool and exploring nearby vineyards.  To beat the heat I kept it cool in tanks and skirts.  I love both of these pieces because of the tiny details.  I also take Show Me Your Mumu clothes with me whenever I travel, because the fabrics are literally wrinkle free.  It is so easy to throw their dresses and tops into a bag and go!








Top: Show Me Your Mumu- Chevon Tank
Skirt: Lauren Moffatt- similar options Here and Here
Sandals: Atwell- another cute white sandal option Here
Bag: Miu Miu- similar option Here
Sunglasses: Rayban- Classic Wayfarer 

July 1, 2015

Red, White, and Blue

I can't believe it's already July!  Something about the month of July makes me feel like it is officially summertime.  As we head into the long 4th of July weekend, I thought I would share how I wear red, white, and, blue!  Dressing for 4th of July is always a fun challenge for me!  I like to mix and match these colors in a way that still feels like an outfit I would wear on any other day of the year.  While I do appreciate good "flag swag" I don't actually own any.  So each year, I search through my closet and start to pull out all my favorite red, white, or blue pieces.  I love this DVF wrap dress, last seen Here.  To keep the color combo more low key, I added a red lip and red clutch.  A fun accessory like a red clutch, makes adding a bold pop of color a little more effortless!  

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe 4th of July weekend with family and friends!








Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress- Here and Here
Jacket: Gap- 1969 Denim Jacket (on sale!)
Bag: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Pouch
Sandals: Sam Edelman- Genette Gladiator, another option Here
Lipstick Color: NARS- Heatwave
Earrings: Tiffany Chou (on sale!)

June 24, 2015

Beach Walks

This post is actually from a few weeks ago during our very first morning on Kauai.  We were still jet lagged so we were up early and ready to start a full day.  Our first hotel was in Poipu on this beautiful beach.  We headed out from our room for a walk along the water.  Since it was early in the morning it felt like we had the beach to ourselves.  It was so pretty and peaceful.  Whenever I am going for a walk on the beach I usually bring some sort of wrap or pareo.  I do this because they are multi functioning.  If it's a little breezy out, I can use it as another coverup or scarf.  If I decide to layout or sit on the sand, I can use it as a beach blanket.  If it decide to jump in the water, I can use it as a make shift towel and coverup while I am drying off.  I have collected a few good ones over the years.  This pretty floral print pareo I got when we were in Tahiti for our honeymoon.  I have a couple others just like it, and I never head to the beach without one!









Coverup: Vix- similar options Here and Here (on sale!)
Wrap: I got mine in Tahiti, but similar Here
Sandals: Jack Rogers- Here and Here

June 18, 2015

Picnic Ready

Summertime in San Francisco never ceases to confuse me.  Everyday in the city seems to have pockets of nice sunny weather, but one has to be prepared for cloudy, windy, and generally chilly weather in the morning and evening.  I have had to become creative with my summer wardrobe.  For an afternoon of sitting in the park, I took an off the shoulder dress and turned it into a belted tunic over jeans.  When the wind picked up I covered it with a warm shawl collar sweater.  I like to wear summer appropriate clothing, like a little sundress, and add on layers to be prepared for the fluctuating and temperamental SF summer climate.  This helps remind me that it is summertime, even if the city weather doesn't feel like it!  I will make sure to have another blog post soon with this cute Re:named dress actually worn as a dress!








Tunic: Re:Named- Aztec Dress
Denim: Rag and Bone- Legging Jeans
Shoes: Converse- Chuck Taylor
Bag: Mar Y Sol- Caracas Tote

June 15, 2015

Self Shade

Being home on Maui is always amazing, but this trip in particular we lucked out with some really incredible weather.  The north shore of Maui can be very windy, which is why it is famous for some of it's windsurfing spots.  For morning beach walks or enjoying the afternoon by the water, the strong winds can be problematic.  While we were there the wind had died down and the water was absolutely gorgeous.

I used to never wear hats.  As I have gotten older, I have realized the importance of giving my skin a break from the sun.  Now I never go to the beach without some sort of hat.  It also helps that wide brimmed hats are in style now and it is easy to find cute ones!  I picked up this black straw hat from J. Crew right before our trip and got some good use out of it!  There is not a lot to say about my everyday beach attire, a cute cover up, sandals, and a hat!  Not much to it!








Hat: J. Crew- Wide Brimmed Straw Hat
Dress:  Show Me Your Mumu- Bella Dress HereHere, and Here
Bikini: L*Space- Audrey Fringe Halter Here and Here
Sandals: Maiden Lane- Gia Slide