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

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

August 24, 2014

Back to Basics

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!

Top: Levis- Silk Baseball Tee (on sale!) another great option Here
Denim: Levis- old, love these Current/Elliott Buddy Jeans
Jacket: Gap- similar version Here
Booties: Sam Edelman- very similar pair Here
Bag: Joie Kennedi Tote
Necklace: Bauble Bar Courtney Bib

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

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

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!

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