Sometimes it is all about comfort. As we head into warmer weather, I have been wearing more skirts and dresses. There is nothing easier than an oversized t-shirt dress. I picked up this striped tee dress during the Gap Friends & Family sale. It is so comfortable and easy to pair with a range of accessories. I chose motorcycle boots and a cute clutch for a casual and comfortable weekend look. As the weather gets even warmer, I am sure I will be wearing this on repeat paired with cute flats and sandals!
I used to be very opposed to all denim ensembles. Recently, I have noticed I am always wearing some sort of denim. Even when I am not wearing jeans, I often have a chambray or denim shirt on. So for a day in wine country, I decided to change my own mind and wear all denim. I picked a washed chambray popover shirt to pair with my boyfriend jeans. Not sure if this combo will become a go to, but I had fun mixing it up! To stay closer to my comfort zone, I finished off the outfit with my favorite booties and hat!
Shirt: J. Crew- Chambray Shirt, color options Here and Here
As we head into the middle of March, I realize how ready I am for spring! Every year when we spring our clocks forward, I am so relieved that the sun sets a little bit later and warmer weather is upon us. We have had a few beautiful sunny days in SF recently, enough for me to pull out my favorite dresses and light jackets from the back of my closet. Alas, I am not going to use this whole post to talk about the change of seasons and the weather.
During my time in NYC I became a huge fan of the designer Lauren Moffatt. Twice a year I would head to their sample sale, and stock up on truly beautiful pieces. When I heard the Fall 2014 collection was going to be their last, I sent a friend in proxy to score me at least one final piece. I love that all of Lauren Moffatt's designs have incredible style details. Like THIS oversized cost with a contrast color placket and cute pockets! And of course, this silk midi dress with chambray and sweatshirt trims. It is one of my favorite dresses in my closet, along with many of her other dresses from seasons past. It's a sad thought to realize she won't have any more collections coming out, but I am glad I have a large handful of her designs in my closet!
This year's Oscar Red Carpet was in a word, interesting. I had high hopes for the evening's fashion. Some lovely ladies exceeded those expectations, while some were unfortunately a little bit disappointing. Alas, there were still so many beautiful looks to pick from. In addition to my top ten favorites, I also included some of the cutest couples. There were so many well dressed duos that walked the carpet so I had to add a few to my round up!
Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
Cate Blanchett in Maison Margiela Couture
Andy Samberg & Joanna Newsom in Honor
Julianne Moore in Chanel
Anna Kendrick in Thakoon
Jennifer Aniston in Versace & Justin Theroux
Emma Stone in Ellie Saab
Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent
Eddie Redmayne & Hannah Bagshawe both in Alexander McQueen
Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford
Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo both in Armani Privé
We recently had a whirlwind weekend in NYC. We headed back east for three full days of visiting our old stomping grounds and spending time with friends. It was so wonderful to be back in the city to see some of my favorite people and visit some of my favorite places. Since we decided to visit in the middle of winter, it was less about making fashion statements and more of a bundling game. I made sure to bring a warm coat, hats, scarves, and managed to borrow a cozy pair of cashmere gloves! A good coat can really help keep winter wear stylish. Even with all of the layers, this pink faux fur trimmed coat kept me feeling warm and chic!
For a Saturday evening dinner date, I decided to go for an all black look. It wasn't entirely intentional. I put on my black DVF romper that I would normally pair with a pop of color, but instead I layered on a black leather jacket and black flats. I don't know what it is about winter months, but I tend to wear more neutral colors and a lot of black. Sometimes monochromatic ensembles just keep everything simple and easy, which can be a good thing!
Jumpsuit: DVF- Gilt find, long sleeve version Here
Sometimes adding a good belt to an outfit makes all of the difference. I really like when I find beautiful feather pieces that represent my maiden name Quill. We were in Tucson back in November and I saw this handmade leather belt with a golden feather buckle, and I instantly fell in love. I didn't buy it because I was focusing on buying gifts for other people. My thoughtful husband saw how much I loved it and surprised me with it for Christmas! I have been using it to belt almost anything; dresses, sweaters, and coats!