Double Double

Madewell Downtown Skirt

Madewell Downtown Skirt

Clare V. Messenger

Clare V. Messenger

Clare V. Messenger

ALC top, Manolo Blahnik heels, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Madewell Downtown Skirt (love the details on this one), Clare Vivier Messenger Bag

Not everyone embraces matchy-matchy outfits, but I’m into it. I try to purposely not buy items that look like things I already own, but sometimes it happens. But happy accident — it makes for some easy coordinating sets.

Of course, it’s easy to overdo it so I generally stick to two of any given patterns or color combos at once. Hence the stripes on stripes and black and white on black and white.

 

Maxi Time

Calypso St. Barth dress

Calypso St. Barth Sarah Asymmetric Maxi Dress

Calypso St. Barth dress

Calypso St. Barth dress

Calypso St. Barth dress

Calypso St. Barth Asymmetric Maxi Dress (c/o), Clare V. Flat Clutch Supreme in LeopardJoie Kamari Leather Jacket, Alexander Wang Stasya heels (these and these are similar), Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Dressing for S.F. weather is a two-stage process. You wear some stuff and then wear some other stuff on top of that for when it gets colder. So whenever I go to L.A., I get so excited because you can just wear one layer, even at night! For me that means maxi dresses. All day every day.

So needless to say, this is coming with me next weekend for my upcoming trip, sans jacket. We’re doing a joint birthday celebration for myself and a few friends. I can already picture myself in it with a beer, by the beach. T minus four days…

Draped

How to wear nude

How to wear nude

How to wear nude

How to wear nude

Helmut Lang top (from a previous season but similar in black here), AG legging jeansVince Claire Pumps in CappuccinoRay-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (non croc-effect version here)

I’ve professed my love for Roman sandals before (and of course, gladiator footwear has been having a moment for awhile now), but Grecian-inspired draped clothing gets equally high marks in my book. It adds lines in all the right places, and it also adds a little drama, which is always a good thing, (when it comes to clothes, at least). Check out more goddess-like goodness below.

Fancy

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Helmut Lang Carrion Dress (sold out but I’m obsessed with this one), Alexander Wang Stasya Heels, Tibi blazer, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (also like this one)

No luck on finding a new white dress this summer and fall clothes are already starting to hit stores, so I figured it’s time to dig this old favorite out of the closet.

Most of my truly dressy events during the summer are weddings, and of course you can’t sport a white dress to those, so I’ve been forced to find other excuses to wear it. Dinner out fit the bill. I like the idea of wearing the clothes I like more often, even if it means getting a little fancy sometimes.

Fresh Coconut Cinnamon Smoothie

The freshest, easiest coconut smoothie recipe

This concoction may just be the freshest, easiest coconut smoothie you’ll ever make. It requires only two ingredients: A young coconut and cinnamon. And if two ingredients seems like one too many, the second is totally optional — although I highly recommend it if you’re a cinnamon fan! We blend this up at home all the time and not only is it ridiculously simple to create, it’s also delish, so refreshing and supposedly a good way to reduce blood sugar, if you’re into that.

The only hitch? Cutting the coconut open! Fortunately, with a fair share of trial and error under our belts, we can help with that. In case you don’t have a machete lying around, we suggest the next best thing — a hammer and knife. Check out the photos below for a quick tutorial. Bottoms up!

Ingredients

  • 1 young coconut (water, meat)
  • Dash of cinnamon

Directions: Crack open the coconut and pour the water into a blender. Then scoop out the meat and add, along with the cinnamon.

Two Years

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A.L.C. maxi dress, Clare V. Flat Clutch Supreme in Leopard, Joie Kamari Leather Jacket, Joie Torres Sandals, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Where does the time go? Chris and I celebrated our two-year anniversary this weekend with a trip to Pescadero, an hour or so south of San Francisco. We hit a couple beaches, visited Pigeon Point Lighthouse, went to Highway 1 Brewing Company, hung out with the goats at Harley Farms, and sampled the goods at Pie Ranch. Great name, equally great pie. And of course, the best company.

Anyway, I was really excited to wear this dress again (last appearance here), because I love wearing maxis to the beach. It really makes me feel like it’s summer, even if it is NorCal summer, which means it’s only in the 60s.

11 Delicate Summer Sandals

Minimal Sandals

With the ’90s revival going on right now, minimal sandals are finally getting their time in the sun – literally! You can now count your tootsies among the ways to show some skin this summer.

Personally, I welcome any footwear that allows you to wear boyfriend jeans and a slouchy shirt and still look chic. (I’ve tried it. I’m a fan!) I rounded up a bunch of pairs I’m dying to get on my feet.

 

White Tee Season

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Everlane tee

San Francisco building

Everlane The Cotton V tee, 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch (other colors here), Blank vegan leather trousers, Alexander Wang Stasya heels (, Ray-Ban aviators, Sweet & Spark bracelets

We’ve entered white tee season! Of course, there’s never really a wrong time for a white tee, but now is especially right. We get to free our tees from under sweaters and jackets and just wear them alone. Have any favorites? I just picked up this one from Everlane and I’m liking it. It’s nice and soft, and not too thick or thin.

White Crochet

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AG Legging Ankle 11 Years Swap Meet, Dolce Vita Sabelle Tank, Joie Kamari Jacket, Loeffler Randall sandals (also love this nude fringe pair), Alexander Wang Prisma ToteRay-Ban Clubmaster sunglasses

When I was in Bavaria and all around me looked like a Swiss Miss package, I wanted nothing more than to wear this crochet top (and steal that little girl’s pony). Unfortunately for me I didn’t wear it, because I neglected to pack it, and even if I had it would have been way too cold.

But for the 4th of July weekend we went to Napa and I got my chance. It was toasty out, and of course peasant tops feel totally appropriate for Wine Country. Bohemian vibes are always on the rise when the weather gets warmer. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.

Photos by Krystal Bick

Summer Shoes

classic staples 1

classic staples

barely there heels

classic staples 3

classic staples 4

ASOS coatEverlane Silk Point Collar blouse (c/o), Alexander Wang Stasya heelsRay-Ban ClubmasterCurrent/Elliott boyfriend jeans (these are cute too), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote

This week, it’s officially summer. YES!

And you know what the start of summer means (aside from my mom’s birthday, which is June 21st, the summer solstice) — it’s time to wear barely-there shoes!!! I love them in all their forms. The clean, delicate lines totally resonate with me. So clearly these are a winner in my book. Just two teeny tiny straps, the minimum necessary to secure the shoe to my foot. Nothing more.

I took these for a test drive and ran around in them a bit this week (and by ran, I mean walked pretty slowly, as I’m wont to do in heels), and I love the way they offset the bagginess of boyfriend jeans.

San Francisco gets cold this time of year, but my feet will remain summery. Happy summer!