The weather in San Francisco was unbeatable this weekend so my husband and I took advantage of the sunshine and went on a stroll through Golden Gate Park. For those of you who don’t know, Golden Gate Park is even bigger than Central Park so we spent hours there and barely made a dent on the map.
We spent a lot of our time in the The Conservatory of Flowers (pictured below) and the Botanical Gardens. As you can see, the place was covered with bright, blooming flowers… I felt right at home in my floral maxi! The park trails took us from hiking up wooden steps, strolling around the lake, to inside a museum. It’s tough to find an outfit that can fit the bill for all that so I stuck to this casual light layered look. It has a boho feel that keeps it casual and pairing it with sandals keeps it comfy. Shop the look at the bottom of the post!
Fall in San Francisco is all about slowly transitioning yourself from summer into fall. Although September and October are technically fall months, we’ve had some of our warmest days of the year in these months! It doesn’t seem like Mother Nature is quite ready to embrace fall, but that doesn’t mean I’m not ready!
In this type of weather, I’ve learned the best way to embrace fall without breaking a sweat is to mix your fall wardrobe with summer pieces. That way I can wear my new sweater and booties from Old Navy that I’ve been dying to wear and not have a heat stroke! I chose to pair these with my go-to chiffon skirt I got this summer, but a pencil skirt, a midi skirt or even cut-offs would work too!
Most of you know Chicago as the Windy City, and so did I… until I moved to the top of a hill in San Francisco. This city by the bay is windy, especially as you climb further up the hills. And as much as I try to get my hair to cooperate, sometimes you’ve just got to surrender to the wind and throw it on a bun!
This chevron baseball jacket was one of my many scores from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s a pretty busy print, so I chose to keep it the rest of my outfit simple with a black top and maxi, finishing it off with gold accessories. I love to take everyday basics and pair them back to one pop item or statement piece. This jacket gives the look personality and a fun seventies vibe!
Notice that pop of pink on my wrist? That’s my new fitbit! The jury is still out on it, but so far I’m really liking it and learning a lot about my body. Do any of you have a fitness tracker? If so what are your thoughts on them?
For a while now, I’ve been lusting over this ASOS trapeze dress, but haven’t been able to justify buying it. It’s not necessarily expensive ($50), but it’s a little impractical for San Francisco. Then I found this similar style at Forever 21 for just $22. Just like the ASOS style, it has a caged neckline and is a fabulous bright blue color. Who cares if it’s practical if it’s only $22?
Since I can’t leave my apartment without at least one layer, I sported this amazing floral bomber from Forever 21. Notice a theme here? With this whole outfit being bought from Forever 21 and the shoes from Payless, it can all be purchased for under $70! See below for links.
I’ve been living in maxi skirts/dresses this season. They are so versatile and can easily take you from daytime into night with a change of an accessory or two. I recently bought this chiffon maxi skirt from Forever 21 for only $12.80! I absolutely love the light pink color and how it catches in the wind! To keep this look from going too rustic, I paired it back to my favorite blinged-out accessories, creating a shabby chic vibe!
To keep this skirt looking casual and cool in the daytime, I wore this adorable horseshoe printed chambray button up from Banana Republic. Instead of my usual half-tuck, I knotted it at the waistline to keep it tailored and girly.
Hi all! Since the official start of summer is this Saturday, I am rounding up my favorite must haves for the season! If you are anything like us, you already have a TON planned for this summer. When summer finally comes around, it seems the calendar is immediately packed with barbecues, beach days and much more! I have put together some of my favorite summer themed items to help navigate you through your jam-packed summer.
Throwing a backyard barbecue? Hosting a party can be a little stressful, so I love to keep it casual and fun! The items below are my favorites for hosting a party. From colorful bar tools to pineapple ice trays and squeeze pop molds, you are bound to have a great party!
Or is the beach calling your name? The first chance we get, my husband and I will be cruising up Highway 1 to Stinson Beach. It’s an incredible beach town where we escape the city to relax and catch some rays. Compiled below are some finds I’ve been lusting over for this year’s inevitable beach trips. I love the ease of this crepe mint cover-up, the bright high-waisted floral bikini and even the fun ice cream beach towel! Tired of flip-flops? Try giving your feet a break by ditching those flip-flops for these tropical printed slip-ons. (I’m kinda obsessed and have featured 2 different pairs I have in Studs & Crochet and Pop of Mint). These are much more comfortable than flip-flops and still give you the beach side look!
As I mentioned in Monday’s Red Wine and Red Rompers post, my husband and I had a great time in Healdsburg, CA this past weekend. This tiny town not only offered us great wine, but also gorgeous views! These snapshots were taken at Truett Hurst, a rustic winery with incredible landscaping and awesome grounds to explore.
On this windy day, I sported this chiffon floral maxi (an incredible deal I snagged from Forever 21!). I felt pretty fabulous as it caught in the gusts of wind as we walked around the winery. Since I knew we would be on our feet all day, I stayed practical and finished this look with my favorite rhinestone flats and this simple blush crossbody. It was a fresh, easy summer look that worked perfectly for a day spent relaxing outside.
Exploring San Francisco with my husband is one of my favorite weekend activities. When I know a lot of walking and hills are on the agenda, comfort is key! With this in mind, I chose the girl’s best friend, a maxi skirt. I love maxis. They can be dressed up or down and are a staple for any wardrobe. I especially love this one from Nordstrom with the side zipper. You can change the height of the zipper slit depending on your outfit.
When dressing comfy, I quickly pass up the heels and grab some flats. The key to looking put together when dressing comfortable is accessorizing! In this look I opted to glam it up with my white rhinestone handbag, rhinestone caged sandals and heart sunnies. This was a great ensemble to run around town in. What key looks do you explore your city in? What’s your key to dressing practical and comfortable and still looking fabulous?