Ray-Ban Aviators, Haute Hippie floral top (sold out), Joie Alisana suede pants (sold out), Alexander Wang Prisma Tote (non croc-effect version here), Alexander Wang Stasya heels (these are similar)
I’m now in Amsterdam for a few days and just looking at these photos makes me cold. Chris is here for a conference so I booked a ticket too and we made a little vacay out of it. Once his conference starts, I’m back to Berlin to visit some friends.
It’s real fall here in Amsterdam, not like the 60 or 70-degree SF variety. It’s also very picturesque. Canals and striking houses in black and white and brick. Pics to come and in the meantime, I’m ‘gramming!
I wore this outfit while hosting the Sunglass Hut pop-up at Macy’s Fall Fashion Fest recently. This amount of fullness and ladylike-ness in a dress is not usually my thing, but I knew it was a keeper as soon as I tried it on. The top fits well and is stretchy but not clingy, and that pleases my torso.
As per usual, I felt right at home in it once I put on my leather jacket and Ray-Bans.
So far this has been California’s hottest year on record and for months I’ve felt like I don’t have much to wear. For example, for the most part, my lightweight tops are unexciting. They never needed to be because I’ve generally worn them under other layers. And although I can never wait to wear maxis in L.A., something feels weird about wearing them in the Bay Area when not at the beach.
So unlike the normal mild guilt I feel over most clothing purchases (I shouldn’t do that to myself but I don’t usually need new pieces), I’m feeling very happy about buying this skirt and these sandals. And yes, they are among the shoes I pointed out before when I said I wasn’t going to make any promises about not buying them. See? I am a woman of my word.
I had taken a long hiatus from these pants and it feels pretty good to be reunited with them once more. Whenever I wear them, someone always comments that I look “business casual”, and truth be told, there’s no real reason for me to look that way.
But wide legs have always been lengthening on me, and I will happily take all the length I can get. Plus, I wore them with a slouchy jersey tee so I think it all evens out.
The Shopbop Friends & Family Sale ends tonight! Get 25% off almost everything with code FAMILY25. It’s one of my favorite sales of the year since you can buy brands that don’t normally get marked down and pieces that tend to sell out before they go on sale.
I finally bought this bag because I’ve been eyeing it for so long. Shop the post below.
Another shoot in the Sweet & Spark series! Brooches tend to have elderly lady connotations, thanks to coordinating chunky cardigans. And dickeys. Bless those dickeys.
But most of the time they don’t deserve the bad rap at all. In fact, I love the way they look on asymmetrical necklines. I wanted to wear something big and bold on the strap until I saw this one. It’s so cool and funky and looks right at home on a graphic dress. More brooches over here.
You can always tell when you’ve made a good purchase because you want to put on said garment right away. That’s what I did with this shirt even though it was really ill-advised given the glorious fall heat wave we’re experiencing.
Luckily these photos were snapped immediately after I put this outfit on because minutes later, the jacket came off and my poor silk shirt sort of wilted. It did forgive me and bounce right back later, though, and the fit makes it one of my current favorite button downs in my closet.
You know those simple gold bangles I wear all the time? These ones? They’re from Sweet & Spark. I first met Jillian, the founder, soon after her company’s launch and recently had the pleasure of running into her again (a year since we last saw each other!) at a party. I love how small SF is.
Last week I got to raid her stash for an upcoming lookbook. She picks out every piece that hits her site and I don’t know how she parts with some of it once it sells! It’s all vintage so the jewelry feels personal and unique. Here I layered up a bunch of gold necklaces to wear with my double denim outfit. More lookbook shoots to come!