Florals and Stripes

Natalie Goel

Natalie Goel

Natalie Goel

Haute Hippie Floral Blouse, BCBG Skirt (similar here in white), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote, Joie Day Dreaming Flats, Sweet & Spark bangle (c/o)

For the most part I’ve culled my wardrobe down to just a few main color palettes. One of the combos is grays, whites and muted tones. It really makes mixing and matching a lot easier (pairing florals and stripes? no problem!), and just generally makes my closet more functional.

Also, pairing pencil skirts with flats is A-okay if you ask me. Especially if walking is your thing. No shame in that game.

Beach Bound

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mary meyer -- natalie goel

mary meyer -- natalie goel

mary meyer -- natalie goel

Mary Meyer dress from Mira Mira, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote, Loeffler Randall Heddie Sandals (also here and here), leather bracelet c/o Fillmore & 5th

I have a hard time resisting clothing made out of that super soft t-shirt material, so it was game over when I tried this jersey number on. A couple weeks ago I popped into Mira Mira (a very cute boutique in the Mission district), bought this dress and wore it right out of the store. Definitely a sign of a new favorite.

Still Simple

Cuyana

Cuyana

Cuyana

Cuyana

Cuyana

Cuyana Leather Tote (c/o, I’m obsessed), HELMUT Cocoon Dress, H&M hat, J. Crew belt, Loeffler Randall Heddie Sandals, Sweet & Spark bracelets (c/o)

My summer weekend uniform: Totes and flats and belts and hats. It’s okay to pile it all on when they’re all in similar colors and worn with an LBD. Still simple.

And speaking of simple, my jewelry is getting tinier by the minute. You can sort of see my thin gold bangles but my rings are so itty bitty I didn’t even bother photographing them. If I had a Zoolander-style tiny phone I most certainly would have shot them, because that would have made for an amazing photo opp, if you ask me. Until then.

Crisp

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Like-Fresh-Laundry

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Theory Tommie Sweater, Aritzia blazer (similar here), Nine West Flax Pumps, bangles c/o Sweet & Spark, Alexander Wang Prisma Tote, Blank Denim Straight Leg Jeans, Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

I’m totally on board with the baggy, destroyed ’90s jeans movement — glad they’ve continued to stick around for the past few seasons now. Just about any time super comfy clothes are made new again, I’m happy to give them a whirl. (Pajama pants trend, don’t you go leaving us soon, either.)

Plus, I tend to wear classic colors and tailored tops and blazers anyway, so ultra-casual pants are a nice way to shake things up.

Fair Isle

Fair Isle Outfit

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clare vivier oversized clutch cognac

fair isle outfit

Clare Vivier Oversized Clutch, Madewell chambray shirt, LF fair isle leggings, J. Crew heels, Topshop jacket, bracelets c/o Sweet & Spark and Macy’s

It’s been a fun, full weekend. Saturday was a shoot with Sweet & Spark, an awesome new Bay Area-based vintage jewelry store run by Jillian Bremer, a Gap alum. I liked the store’s pieces online and was even more impressed in person. Jillian has a great eye for classic but modern styles, and I left with a few delicate bracelets I haven’t taken off since.

Sunday I helped throw a baby shower (my first!). Amazing people, fun games (including guess the celeb baby), yummy homemade food, and fiesta-themed decor. Baby shower success, I’d say.

Still catching up on the Oscars and fashion. Initial observation — Helen Hunt is beyond dominating the news with her H&M number. Nicely done, Helen Hunt PR team.

Foiled

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how to wear printed pants

how to wear printed trousers

Madewell silk tee (similar here), Asos trousers (similar here), Hayden-Harnett clutch, necklace c/o Rocksbox, gold flats (I also love these)

The holidays are well over, but it’s still cold out (in some parts of the country, anyway) so I’m wearing my winter metallics while I can. The pale gold pants, silky top and bright gold accents are subtle enough that I get my glimmer without looking like a disco ball.

Tuxedo Dressing

how to wear printed pants

how to wear printed pants

how to wear printed pants

how to wear printed pants

Rag & Bone Arrow Jeans (in black here), Zara heels, Asos clutch (similar), A.L.C. top (similar here), Maya Brenner necklace (c/o)

The easy way to mix prints: Wearing contrasting pieces that share the same color palette. I always love black and white since it’s such a sleek, classic combination and the hues are versatile enough to pair with the rest of your wardrobe. Plus, printed denim is just fun. Hello, fancy pants.

Happy Holidays!

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Natalie Goel, Like Fresh Laundry

Zara leather jacket, Edie Sedgwick tee (thanks, Katie!), necklaces from the Alameda Flea Market (similar here), Gap pants, J. Crew ballet flats, Free Endearment clutch

As part of our yearly winter tradition to leave the sensible weather of S.F. and head back into the cold to visit our family (that’s love!), I’m in Toronto right now with my side and we’ll head over to New York in a couple days to spend New Year’s Eve with Chris’s family. Hope you’re having a very happy holidays!