Summer in SF, particularly August, means mixing layers. I find for weekend adventures shorts and sweaters are a good and easy combo. I also like paring skirts with booties. For all day outings it is important to be prepared for any range of temperatures. Since it is summertime I try to force myself to wear summer like items such as shorts or skirts. So mixing and matching is key! I also have been grabbing my new favorite tote almost everyday. I bought it on sale (of course) from Joie and have been using it constantly. It is another choice item for all day outings!
Sometimes I dress a little bit like a bag lady. I know I have said this many times, but I like my clothes oversized. Usually if I am wearing an oversized or long top, I will pair it with a slimmer skirt or pants. If I am wearing my go to baggy boyfriend jeans, I will go for a cropped or more fitted top. But sometimes, I go for the full baggy on baggy combo. For a road trip up to wine country and a day of wine tasting outside on picnic tables (which is awesome and I highly recommend), my version of bag lady worked. Well, at least for me it did!
It's no secret that I love a good romper. Every time I escape the city to warmer temperatures I throw this cute floral romper in my bag. I love the colorful print and the long sleeve silhouette. It was perfect for a warm relatively lazy Sunday in Wine Country. Love Sadie has quite a few cute and affordable romper options, perfect for the last weeks of summer!
We went up to Wine Country for a nice little staycation this past weekend. We packed in four days of site seeing, relaxing, and of course, food and wine tasting our way through Napa Valley. For a full day of vineyard touring and wine tasting, I wore a comfortable and fun dress from Topshop. It was perfect for our adventures on the Napa Valley Wine Trolley. I love the flowy relaxed silhouette of this dress, mixed with the embroidery and sequin details. I scored this dress on sale, and am so glad I did. It is a new favorite addition to my closet!
I have been searching for a great Kaftan coverup for a while. I love the ease and beauty of a flowing long tunic. While I was in India last month for a work trip, I was told there were a few must go places to shop for tunics and tops. I was so excited to find this long pretty Kaftan! I grabbed it right away and it was by far my favorite purchase. I recently wore it for a day boating on the lake and it was the epitome of comfortable chic. Paired with my trusty sun hat and gladiator sandals, I was ready to go!
For casual summer days, a cute oversized tee is my go to. For a weekend on the lake I packed a good pair of cutoff jean shorts and a bunch of fun and easy tees. Being a Maui girl I love this pineapple tee from Sincerely Jules. I especially love the playful sense of whimsy this tee will add to any outfit!
With the official first day of summer last weekend, I have been inspired by season appropriate prints and colors. What better way to celebrate summer than paring a simple nautical stripe with a bright and pretty floral print?! I was recently in Anthropologie for the first time in a while. Normally I walk straight to the sale rack, but this time I found myself perusing the entire store. I was struck by all of the shades of color and fresh prints. I wound up finding this skirt on the sale rack (of course), and simply couldn't resist. Wearing it feels like literally walking through a garden!