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
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!