Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kaftan Dreams

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!

Coverup: Anokhi India- Other great options below!
Sandals: Zigi Girl Science Sandal
Hat: Similar Here and Here
Bracelets: Nuage Bleu Shell Bangles

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Pineapple Please

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!

Tee: Sincerely Jules- PiƱa Colada Tee also love her Cali Palms Tee!
Shorts: J. Crew Outlet- Cutoff Denim Short
Shoes: Converse- Chuck Taylor
Jewelry: Rings- David Yurman, Catbird; Bracelets- Nuage Bleu

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Floral

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!

Top: J. Crew- similar Here
Skirt: Anthropologie- similar Here
Shoes: Matt Bernson Gladiator Sandal
Jewelry: Bracelets- Tiffany Chou; Rings- Margaret Elizabeth, Catbird

Monday, June 23, 2014

Carmel Cool

For my last installment of black and white mixing and matching, I went for a causal coastal look. I paired the Alice and Olivia pants, with a black tee and sandals.  It was the perfect outfit for a day of driving along the coast and exploring the beautifully quaint town of Carmel by the Sea.

Top: T by Alexander Wang- similar Here
Pants: Alice and Olivia- High Waisted Trouser
Sandals: Sam Edelman- Genette Sandal
Jewelry: Bracelets- Hermes

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Easy Breezy

For day two of my mix and match moments, I went for a similar black and white scheme, but a very different look.  I threw on my favorite boyfriend jeans with the same Alice and Olivia blouse.  This time, I kept it untucked and casual.  Simple black flats and a black clutch, completed my easy throw on and go outfit!  Towards the end of the week with the weekend in sight, I start eyeing my baggiest boyfriend jeans.  Without fail, by Thursday evening I am always ready for laid-back and casual comfort.  

Top: Alice and Olivia- Eugenie Button Down
Denim: J. Crew boyfriend jeans- similar Here
Shoes: Cynthia Vincent- in red Here
Jewelry: Bracelets- Nuage Bleu, Margaret Elizabeth

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Birds of Paradise

I have always been a sucker for a good print.  I am usually drawn to patterns that feel a little out of the ordinary.  Recently I was shopping with my mom and we found this amazing black and white print hidden in the sale rack at Alice and Olivia.  The Hawaiian in me, loves the tropical pattern.  The fashionista in me, loves the unexpected color palette of all black and white.  I think I literally tried on everything available in this pattern, but landed on a short sleeve blouse and pants.  Of course I had to get both!  Let's be honest, they are a mix and match dream!

Throughout this week I will be showing how I have been wearing these pieces.  Mostly, inspired by a black and white head to toe look.   First up, I wore them together for a dinner date night with my husband during a weekend getaway in Carmel.

Top: Alice and Olivia- Eugenie Button Down
Pants: Alice and Olivia- High Waisted Trouser
Shoes: Zara- similar Here
Clutch: Levi's- Leather Envelope Clutch
Jewelry: Bracelets- Hermes; Ring- Alexis Bittar

Friday, May 23, 2014

Sunny Day Dress

With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, it officially feels like summer is upon us.  When I think of perfect dresses for summertime I think of the LWD.  I bought this cute little white sundress a few summers ago during my J. Crew days in NYC.  It was perfect with a pair of sandals for the hot Manhattan summer months.  Of course in SF it is a different story, and I am always prepared for the wind and fog to roll in with a few extra layers, like a light jacket and fun scarf.

I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend and the official kickoff to summertime!!!

Dress: J. Crew- Similar Here and other great options below!
Jacket: Old Navy Tie-Waist Jacket
Shoes: Converse Chuck Taylors 
Scarf: Anthropologie- Similar Here and Here
Clutch: Clare Vivier Flat Clutch and Foldover version Here
Jewelry: Bracelets- Margaret Elizabeth, Nuage Bleu; Rings- David Yurman, Catbird