Sunday, October 19, 2014

But First Fall

If you are an avid or even an occasional reader of this blog, you probably have realized by now that I am a devoted sale shopper.  I hardly ever buy anything at full price.  I am always looking for a good deal, whether on seasonal markdown items, during friends & family events, on Gilt, or at a sample sale.  Recently J. Crew has been having constant compelling sales.  There are a ton of great fall ready pieces on their sale site, and for the last few weeks all sale items have been at an additional markdown.  I recently bought a few sweaters and pants at an additional 40% off the sale price.  It reminds me of my J. Crew days and taking advantage of a generous employee discount!  Check out some of my favorite newly purchased pieces and my top picks currently on sale below!

Sweater: J. Crew- Wool Swing Sweater on sale!
Pants: J. Crew- Turner Pant on sale!
Shoes: Loeffler Randall- love their Indie Slip on Bootie
Bag: Diane Von Furstenburg (Gilt find!)- Minaudière Clutch
Jewelry: Necklace- Bauble Bar Courtney Bib

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Piñas + Vino

We headed up to Healdsburg this weekend.  It was beautiful, warm, sunny, and filled with good food and wine.  For a day in this endless summer weather, I wore a sundress from SF's own, Amour Vert.  It proved to be comfortable and cute, which was perfect for a daytime adventure to wine country!  Being a Maui girl, I am a sucker for anything pineapple or island inspired.  So I obviously couldn't resist this navy and pink pineapple print in such a great simple silhouette.  Happy Summer SF!

Dress: Amour Vert- Jayda Woven Tee Dress
Jacket: Gap- Similar Here and Here
Shoes: Zigi Girl- Similar Here
Bag: Mark and Graham- Everyday Leather Tote
Jewelry: Necklace- Bauble Bar; Bracelets- Nuage Bleu; Rings- Catbird

Monday, October 6, 2014

Nothing But Navy

Sometimes all you need is a little bit (or a lot) of navy.  It is such a classic and year round color.  Two piece sets are everywhere right now, in many shapes and sizes.  For me, it is best to keep a skirt and top set simple and classic, especially if it involves a crop top!  For this outfit, I figured I would finish it off the same way it started, with simple navy pumps.  This look also worked well for the current in between season in SF.  October is always a funny month, it feels like fall but the unusually hot weather makes it feel like the middle of summer.  I guess I follow a basic rule; when in doubt, pick something navy!

Top: Topshop- Textured Crop Top
Skirt: Topshop- Textured Full Midi Skirt
Shoes: LK Bennett Patent Pump
Jewelry: Rings- Vintage & Catbird
Nail Color: Essie- The Perfect Cover Up

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