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!
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!
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!