Thursday, September 11, 2014

Casual Comfort

I used to never wear sneakers.  The only pair of sneakers I owned were my actual running shoes strictly used for exercise.  These days I wish I could wear them all of the time.  I still tend to save my sneaker wearing for the weekend.  But, come Saturday and Sunday that is all I wear.  It started out as a small obsession with a pair of white converse.  I just got these pineapple printed slip-ons for my birthday and have been wearing them non-stop.  Maybe it's me adjusting to the casual Cali style.  Or maybe it's just a pure desire for causal comfort.  Either way, my new love for a good sneaker is becoming a dangerous addition to my ever growing shoe collection!

Jacket: Gap- Denim Jacket
Top: T by Alexander Wang- Classic Tee
Pants: Joie- Mariner Pants
Shoes: Bucket Feet- Pineapple Sneakers
Bag: Clare Vivier- Fold Over Clutch
Necklace: Bauble Bar- Courtney Bib

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lilac Luster

With summer coming to a close I wanted to make sure I got a chance to take this pretty and airy FreePeople dress out for a spin.  Purple hues are not something I wear often.  When I saw this cute summery dress with crochet detailing, I couldn't help myself but pick the lavender option over the classic black.  It is the perfect summery dress and I made sure to wear it during our fun Labor Day weekend vacation on the lake!

Dress: Free People- Sundance Dress on super sale!
Shoes: ZiGi Girl- Science Sandal on sale!
Clutch: Miu Miu- similar Rebecca Minkoff option Here
Jewelry: Bracelets- Chan Luu, Nuage Bleu, David Yurman; Rings- Catbird
Nail Color: Essie- Serial Shopper

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Date Night Floral

I am a big fan of a good shift dress, especially in a great print.  Anything that is easy to throw on, is always comfortable, and is appropriate for many occasions is a must have for me.  I bought this floral DVF dress a couple of years ago and have worn it for a variety of occasions.  Last seen Here, when I wore it to a friend's wedding on Jupiter Island.  It was also perfect for a nice date night in Napa, paired with my go to sandals.  I have been rocking these black gladiator sandals a lot this summer.  I love that I can wear them with pretty much anything.  I literally have been packing them for every summer weekend getaway.  They are definitely already in my bag for our Labor Day weekend adventure!

Dress: Diane Von Furstenburg- other great DVF options Here and Here
Jacket: Gap- Denim Jacket
Sandals: ZiGi Girl- Science Sandal
Clutch: Miu Miu- love this Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bag
Jewelry: Ring- Alexis Bittar; Bracelets- Chan Luu, Nuage Bleu

Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Night Emmys

I am going to throw it out there and say, the Emmys on a Monday night is just strange.  This being my third annual Emmy Red Carpet recap, I have built a little bit of a tradition.  I have become accustomed to curling up on the couch on Sunday afternoon, with a glass of wine in hand and laptop out, ready to pick my favorite gowns from the red carpet.  So it was a little different getting back from work late on a Monday night and jumping right into watching the show.  I still managed to search through all of the evening's finest ensembles and pick my favorites.   So here it is, my top ten picks from Monday evening at the Emmys!

Amy Poehler in Theia

Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano

Julie Bowen in Peter Som

Claire Danes in Givenchy

Kiernan Shipka in Antonio Berardi

Cat Deeley in Burberry

Julia Roberts in Ellie Saab

Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad

Uzo Aduba in Christian Siriano

Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang

All images by Getty Images

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Back to Basics

Recently I have been layering a lot of basics.  Starting with white denim.  Since summer in the city doesn't always allow for sundresses and skirts, I have been wearing a lot of white denim.  Instead of pairing my white jeans with fun prints, I have been layering basics and solid colors.  Of course simple layers allows for fun accessories, like a big bib necklace!

Top: Levis- Silk Baseball Tee (on sale!) another great option Here
Denim: Levis- old, love these Current/Elliott Buddy Jeans
Jacket: Gap- similar version Here
Booties: Sam Edelman- very similar pair Here
Bag: Joie Kennedi Tote
Necklace: Bauble Bar Courtney Bib

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

All Day. All Day.

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!

 Shirt: J. Crew- Chambray Popover (on sale!)
Shorts: J. Crew- similar option Here (mine are cut from old jeans)
Sweater: J. Crew- Old, love this Free People Cardigan
Shoes: Converse- Chuck Taylors Here or Here
Bag: Joie- Kennedi Tote (on sale!)
Jewelry: Rings- Catbird, Bauble Bar; Bracelets- Chan Luu, Nuage Bleu

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ladylike but Baggy

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!

Top: Topshop- on sale Here
Skirt: Lauren Moffatt- old but similar option Here
Shoes: ZiGi Girl- Science Sandal
Bag: Clare Vivier- Fold Over Clutch
Jewelry: Ring- Alexis Bittar; Bracelets- Chan Luu, Nuage Bleu, David Yurman
Nail Color: Deborah Lippmann- Amazing Grace