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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Floral Romper

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!

Romper: Love Sadie- Here, also love this Short Sleeve option!
Jacket: Gap- 1969 Denim Jacket
Shoes: Same Edelman- Genette Ankle Cuff Sandal

Here are some other great Floral Romper options!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Little Bit of Sparkle

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!

Dress: Kate Moss for Topshop- On Sale Here, Also love This Dress
Sandals: ZiGi Girl- Science Sandal, their Sword Sandal is another cute option!
Bag: Clare Vivier- Foldover Clutch, find it Here or Here
Jewelry: Bracelets- Nuage Bleu, Margaret Elizabeth

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