Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jump Start

Before our quick trip to Maui, I ordered this jumpsuit as a fun coverup and easy piece to throw on with sandals.  It was so comfortable, I decided I needed to translate it into city attire.  Because of the versatile print and tuxedo pant stripe detail, it turned out to be an easy piece to take from the beach to the city.  I added a blazer, red flats, and red lips for a causal evening look.  I  think I have said this before, but I have always been a fan of the romper.  So, it is no surprise that I am loving the current jumpsuit trend.  Since I have recently been doing some searching of my own, I have included a round up of some great jumpsuit options below!









Jumpsuit: ASOS- New Look Jumpsuit & cute tank version Here
Blazer: Madewell- love their Duskfall Blazer, another similar option Here
Shoes: J. Crew- their Kiki ballet flats are a good basic red option
Jewelry: Bauble Bar, Margaret Elizabeth, Nuage Bleu




Saturday, April 12, 2014

Back To Reality

After a few wonderful days in paradise, it was back to the city and back to reality.  I returned home to a very busy work schedule and typical San Francisco spring weather.  Sunny and seventy one day to foggy and fifty the next.   For me, this means back to layers and more layers.  The other day I almost found myself walking out the door in sandals and a warm jacket, which to me seems a little crazy.  In the end, I decided to throw on some sneakers instead!  Simple extra layers like a good scarf, have truly become like a security blanket for me in SF.  Scarves are such an easy acessory to add to an outfit or throw in a bag for later.  I hardly leave the house without one!  









Shirt: J. Crew- similar chambray popover Here
Jacket: Love Moschino- love this similar Mackage Jennifer Jacket
Jeans: Zara- other white cropped options HereHere, and Here
Scarf: J. Crew- see some great solid scarf options below!
Sneakers: Converse Here and Here


Saturday, April 5, 2014

Island Girl

Earlier this week, I was lucky enough to be back home on Maui to celebrate a dear friend's wedding day!  We packed in seeing family and friends, hitting up our favorite restaurants, getting some much needed beach time, and attending a beautiful wedding, into four short but very sweet days!  As wedding season starts to kick off, it's a good time to start thinking ahead and finding the right dress for each occasion.  For this lovely beach front wedding on Maui, I recycled a long color-blocked maxi dress.  I had only worn it once before on our honeymoon in Tahiti, and thought it was perfect for another special island occasion.   To tone down the bright stripes I paired it with all neutral and gold accessories.  Including, a new a pair of nude sandals with gold details, which I plan on wearing on repeat through the spring and summer months! 


 



Dress: Ali Ro- last seen Here, also LOVE this Mara Hoffman maxi dress
Shoes: Sam Edelman Genette Sandal
Bag: Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch
Jewelry: Tiffany Chou Nuage Bleu

Here are some other great maxi dress options, perfect for beach chic wedding attire!



Monday, March 31, 2014

Clap Along...

Every so often I am in need of what I like to call happy colors.  Like a neon pop or a bight floral dress. Warmer weather usually inspires people to wear brighter colors.  I say, no matter the time of year or occasion, sometimes it is just more fun to wear something colorful or quote unquote happy!  I love this skirt's bright water colored palette, it is kind of the epitome of bright and happy.  Here is to a great week and to kicking off the month of April on a happy note!
If you haven't guessed yet, this post was somewhat inspired or derived from the song "Happy".  I was at an event last week where I heard this catchy tune on repeat and I couldn't help but clap along...







Top: Levi's Tailored Western Shirt
Tee: ASOS Mañana Tee other cute options HereHere, and Here
Skirt: Alice + Olivia- last seen Here, also love this Maxi option on sale, and this pretty Topshop skirt!
Shoes: J. Crew- similar pair Here
Jewelry: Bauble Bar Margaret Elizabeth

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

So Clutch

I go through phases when it comes to handbags.  Sometimes, all I want is an over sized bag that feels bottomless.  Sometimes, I like a smaller cross body bag.  Recently, I have been gravitating towards clutches.  Whether they are larger pouches or smaller structured clutches, I am a big fan!  I love this sequined minaudière by DVF.  She has an amazing collection of bags and I have been eyeing her signature minaudière clutches for a while.  I scored this fun embellished number on Gilt a few months ago and am always finding an excuse to carry it.  To me it feels more like jewelry, which makes it the perfect accessory!  It also forces me not to carry around too many things, only the essentials!







Top: J. Crew- Similar option from Madewell Here 
Blazer: Madewell- Love this similar Alice + Olivia option
Skirt: RED Valentino- Love their Bow Skirt and their classic Flare Skirt
Shoes: Zara- Similar options Here and Here
Clutch: DVF- Color options Here and Here
Jewelry: CC Skye, Bauble Bar, Catbird, Margaret Elizabeth

Linked up with LauraErin, and Kristen. Head over to their blogs to see the handbags they are currently rocking!

Here is a round up of some of my favorite handbags, classics and trends!




Saturday, March 22, 2014

Weekend Wandering

Weekends are all about casual comfort.  Now that the weather has warmed up, one of my favorite easy throw on pieces is my chambray shirt dress.  It's casual, comfortable, and easy to layer and accessorize! I have had this J. Crew chambray shirt dress for a while, but these days denim dresses in all shapes and sizes are quite on trend.  I think a cute denim dress is such a fun twist on everyday denim and perfect for weekend casual attire.







Dress: J. Crew Chambray Shirt Dress- Similar Here
Sweater: Gap- Waffle Knit Sweater
Shoes: J. Crew Embellished Loafers- Options Here
Clutch: Clare Vivier- Flat Clutch

Here are some super cute denim dress options, perfect for a casual weekend staple!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Desert Days

When I packed for our quick weekend trip to Palm Springs, I wound up throwing a few Show Me Your Mumu options in my bag.  It is no secret I love their clothing.  I love the bright prints and fun silhouettes.  I also love that the fabrics are light and airy, which makes them super packable!  I paired a Mumu maxi dress with sandals and an over shirt for one of my outfits.  For another day in the desert I chose a Mumu button down tank to wear with jean shorts and sneakers.  I topped both outfits off with my trusty straw hat for a little extra sun protection (and style)!  









Outfit 1
Dress: Show Me Your Mumu- Tunic option Here 
Shirt: J. Crew- Jacket option Here also love the Current/Elliott Perfect Shirt
Sandals: Sam Edelman Trina Sandal Here and Here
Outfit 2
Shirt: Show Me Your Mumu- Court Collared Tank
Shorts: J. Crew- Similar Here and Here
Sneakers: Converse Chuck Taylor Here and Here