Boyfriend

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

white blazer boyfriend jeans

Current/Elliott boyfriend jeans (old, but here’s their classic boyfriend style), Tibi blazer (past season), Clare Vivier Messenger BagManolo Blahnik heels, Sweet & Spark bracelets

It’s gotten to where I think of boyfriend jeans as a “basic”. Funny how styles evolve! I remember when skinny jeans came into play. They seemed so different and trendy at the time. Before that it was all flares (which I still kinda love), and bootcut (what happened to those?).

And now, here we are years later, with boyfriend jeans still among the pants of choice for fashion enthusiasts. You can go out in them and still feel cool. Which is a feat because they are huge. And you can wear them with incongruous tailored pieces and heels so your body continues to have some sort of shape. And that only makes them cooler.

They’re no replacement for my dark skinnies, but I’d say they’ve still earned “basics” status by this point.

Shimmy

want: tassels and fringe

An obsession with this tote sent me down a rabbit hole of tassel and fringe pieces. There are so many good ones right now. These a little free spirited, a little jetsetter. All good ways to be! I like when outfits are mostly streamlined and then boom, some fringe factor. It really is all in the details.

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White!

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

Crochet top

 Dolce Vita Sabelle tank (sold out but I love this lace version), Ever jeans, Clare Vivier Messenger BagRay-Ban Aviators, Alexander Wang Stasya Heels

Ahh, white clothes. I can’t resist the allure. Yes, wearing them poses a constant threat of acquiring stains. But it’s worth it — so calm and crisp! Plus, it’s nothing the dry cleaner can’t handle. So I can have my Sriracha and eat it too.

Labor Day

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St. Helena

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St. Helena

Nasty Gal dress from awhile back (this one is beautiful), Clare Vivier clutch (I also have the messenger), Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Loeffler Randall Heddie Sandals (past season — these are from the current season)

This past Labor Day weekend I was reunited with my crochet dress! Bohemian summer dreams, now realized.

We spent the weekend in St. Helena with Chris’s family and it was a great way to soak up the last little bit of the season. Lots of eating, and pool time, and eating by the pool time. All the best things.

Watercolor

Tibi leather panel skirt

Tibi leather panel skirt

Tibi leather panel skirt

Tibi leather panel skirt

Haute Hippie shirt (the matching shorts are here for 75% off!), Tibi skirt, Tory Burch clutch, Samantha Wills bangles (from a past season but current items are here), Manolo Blahnik heels, Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Do you have any pieces that are a bit incongruous with the rest of your wardrobe but that you still love?? My closet is mostly filled with neutrals but I wear this rather bold top quite a bit. Just love the print.

It has so much going on I usually just wear it with some jeans or white pants, but I like the idea of wearing it with leather (even if just a little bit!), to amp it up.

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.