Ahhhh you guys, September! cooler weather! Finally a break from the summer humidity. I know that it means winter is inevitably around the corner, but let’s make a little home in Fall for a bit, shall we? I have spent the last couple weekends turning my wardrobe over a bit and bringing my fall favorites to the front. Fall dressing is really the best isn’t is? So good, every time. I know you all feel me. These slouchy loungeish pants are quickly becoming a staple. Because, let’s be honest, I’m not joking around when I say I love a good lounge pant. And these here Free People ruched harem pants are a good lounge pant, that crosses over nicely into the real pants category, especially with fall booties added, amiright? I wore them with a tee this week, but flannel shirts and eventually sweaters will be topping them soon. I think you need them too.
I had a moment as I was pulling into work yesterday morning: the windows rolled down listening to Lana Del Rey’s new album, I got out of the car and walked into the building in 80 degree weather at 9am in this outfit, and I thought, wow it’s summer. Summertime is here. It’s almost hard for me to believe after that endless winter. And don’t tell the future me in approx one weeks time when I really can’t deal with the humidity, but it feels amazing. There’s something great about experiencing summer on the East Coast where its 85 – 95 degrees everyday for 3 months, from sun rise to sun set, like clockwork. I really haven’t experienced that before, ever. And here we have what will surely be my summer uniform: my favorite easy tee, a throw on denim skirt, and my new favorite sandals – Tevas. For most people Tevas bring them back to the mid 90s – we all had them, I wore them with socks in middle school. And while I am totally not getting on board with the Birkenstock thing (I actually wore them not that long ago in the 2000s in college, and I get that they’re like all fashion right now (chic?) but I.Just.Can’t. do it again- mostly because everyone else apparently can and I have big feet). I was hesitant on the Teva thing too, but then I saw this, and then them here, and then this was really the topper on the cake, and all of a sudden, I wanted them. I think they’re pretty cute (right??!!), and they’re not Birkenstocks :-). So welcome Summer, I’m so ready for you. xx
Equipment ‘Brett’ plaid blouse, James Perse ruched pencil skirt, c/o Mia ‘Roam’ boots, c/o Rebecca Minkoff purse
If you read this blog often you know that my style is inadvertently ‘Seattle Chic’ almost all the time. I can’t seem to help it as a born and raised. It’s a little eclectic, a little laid-back, a little bohemian, a little sophisticated. Which, I think actually embodies Seattle as a city on the whole. Needless to say, that Seattle girl in me loves her a good plaid shirt, and thus, I could not resist this Equipment silk one. It’s a perfect combo of my classic 90s Seattle Nirvana roots and my grown-up San Francisco working-girl life. You really have to see this blouse in person to appreciate the color combo and the beauty, it’s such a goody, and in nirvana it’s an official member of my Fall wardrobe.
TGIF everyone! Hope you all have some fun weekend plans x
Madewell Sweater tank, James Perse ruched knit pencil skirt, Rebecca Minkoff studded wallet clutch, Zara heels, Butter London nail polish in ‘Slapper’
This weekend I decided to take my summery crochet sweater tank I originally bought for casual beachside cocktails in Costa Rica (pics here!) and dress it up city-chic style for dinner in SF. Crochet and spikey studs? Who woulda thought it would work so well?! This post is a prime example that mixing elements that seemingly don’t go together can work if you tie the outfit together well. I dressed up the tank with a black knit pencil skirt and black heels and added gold jewelry that bordered on the more casual side (including my embroidery threaded gold link bracelet I made using these directions). All of a sudden, the clutch purse seemed to work, and I had repurposed beachy tank for my city life. Thoughts? Love? Hate? Have you ever had success remixing your wardrobe pieces as such?!
Happy Monday and hope you all had a great weekend!
Rhyme & Echo striped pencil skirt, James Perse tee shirt, Club Monaco vest, Zara heels, Butter London nail polish in ‘Slapper’
For some reason cool outdoor spaces to meet up with a friend for a glass of wine are few and far between in SF. Thank god for 620 Jones (where these photos were taken). I highly suggest you approach from the North though, as walking in from the South from Union Square through the Tenderloin was an interesting experience. The homeless sure did love this multicolored skirt though. I also have decided that khaki is a nice warm neutral that I should incorporate into my wardrobe more. I tend to associate it with khaki pants of the 1990s Gap variety, but it really doesn’t have to be that way… it can be hippened up. See: this vest, and the khaki stripes in this skirt. Thoughts? Yes?
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outfit 1 black maxi: James Perse racerback maxi dress, Old Navy denim jacket (sim here), Kooba bag, floral crown made by me
outfit 2 yellow dress: H&M neon yellow maxi dress, Big Buddha multicolored clutch
outfit 3 pink dress: Old Navy pleated maxi dress (also worn here), vintage belt, Vince Camuto heels, Ray Ban aviators, Kooba bag
Some snapshots from my weekend in L.A. for the Lucky Fabb conference! A floral crown and dyed pink hair tips were my look for the weekend. I made the floral crown specifically for the trip, inspired partly by miss Lana Del Rey and an extension of my signature flower headband look from 2 years ago. It seemed just so perfect for a spring fashion weekend spent in bohemian L.A. I so love any kind of hair accessory (remember these?). I dyed my hair (washes out) with this – it works better on true blond hair but I liked the subtle, pastel effect I got with my blondish balayaged tips.
Fun for the weekend included Saturday pool and beach time with gal pals Krystal and Natalie, a Sunday blogger brunch (aren’t we all so cute?!) at the Viceroy where we stayed, dinner at the awesomely delicious ‘pop up’ restaurant Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing on Abbot Kinney in Venice (where we sat next to the insanely good-looking Ian Somerhalder which was exciting to me only because I am a huge Lost fan), playing L.A. dress-up for a cocktail party at the Kelly Wearstler boutique on Melrose, and a trip complete with outfit pics to Opening Ceremony. More pictures from the actual conference coming tomorrow and I promise I don’t wear another maxi dress, ha. The floral crown, however, does make a repeat appearance.