Dress Well: Blank Slate

Peter Som for Kohl's dress, Chie Miahara shoes, Birds om a Wire necklace c/o, J. Crew bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

It's funny - even though this is a striped dress, it's become the blank slate upon which I layer some of my favorite items in my wardrobe. It looks great with all my necklaces, and it also looks great with sandals, booties, heels - you name it.

Speaking of shoes - how AMAZING are these Chie Mihara wedges? I LOVE them. I'd been in the market for some wedges for quite some time when I came across these online. They had everything I wanted - a low heel, nude coloring, the promise of being comfortable - but I found the price a bit too steep to pull the trigger on (I mean - $355? Too much).

I'd been looking at them on the Shopbop website, but on a whim decided to plug the shoes' name into Google. And you know what I found? These shoes for $100 cheaper at Lord & Taylor PLUS an additional 20% off in a promotion they were running. Let's just say that the speed at which I whipped out my credit card could have qualified me for a World Record. They were still a big purchase, but you'll be seeing these puppies on my feet for YEARS - I guarantee it.

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T minus two days until my brother and sister get to town and my Whole 30 is over! I love it when you know your week's going to be good. Enjoy your Tuesday, and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

Dress Well: New Today, Worn Tomorrow

Peter Som for DesigNation dress via Kohl's, Madewell booties (old), Birds on a Wire necklace c/o, Anthropologie bag (old), Ray-Ban sunglasses

Oh, the irony.

Remember the girl that was going on and on on Tuesday about how she's really cut back on buying clothes? Yeah, that was me. And do you see the girl standing before you in a brand new dress? Yeah, that's me too.

In my defense, this dress looks, feels, and fits like it's a Madewell dress, but it easily cost half of what I would typically pay there. I have a hunch that you'll be seeing this dress many, many more times. Does that help distract from the hypocrisy?

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Is anyone watching the new TV series Fargo? My husband and I watched the first episode last night - so far, I'm impressed. Oddly enough, my J. Crew owl shirt made an appearance in the episode - that shirt is quite the rising star!

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Oh my goodness it's FRIDAY! I'm so excited. Last weekend was incredibly lazy - this one may be even more so. We truly have zero plans - all I want to do is read on our roof, sleep in, and maybe, MAYBE catch a workout or two. We'll see about that last one.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend - see you back here on Monday.

Dress Well: Day to Night

Madewell shirt, Paige jeans, Madewell booties, Birds on a Wire necklace c/o, TEXI leather bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Dressing to transition from day to night might be the easiest thing ever when you live in San Francisco. Since everyone (well, almost everyone) wears jeans to work, there isn't a large temperature differential between day and night, and you can dress casually at pretty much any restaurant in the city, the end result is that almost anyone could point blindly at their closet and still come up with an outfit that you could wear to work and then wear out.

So that's what I'm here to tell you - this outfit was really easy to put together, and successfully took me from a day at work to a delicious dinner on the town (at Rich Table, which is in close contention with Flour + Water for my favorite restaurant in the city). Not only did I feel comfortable at work, but the stretchy waistband on these jeans served me well when we sat down for the seven-course tasting menu at dinner. What, did you think I was an amateur?

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We've got a fun-filled, food-filled, wine-filled weekend in front of us. I hope you will experience something similar. I'll tell you all about it next week, of course. Until then, I'll leave you with this crazy picture that my husband managed to capture right as I was flipping my hair:

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It's like I'm living in a Pantene commercial.

Have a great weekend.

Dress Well: Shifting Gears

Anthropologie dress, Old tights, Birds on a Wire necklace (c/o), Rag&Bone booties, Coach sunglasses (old)

I generally do not opt for shift dresses. For some reason they just don't work very well with my body. However, I think think this shift dress is a stunning counterexample - isn't the print so gorgeous? My lovely mother-in-law purchased this dress for me for my birthday and let me tell you, I will be wearing it for years to come. It combines all of the things I look for in a dress: it's beautiful, it's heavy (necessary in San Francisco) and it is ridiculously comfortable. In fact, I'm curled up in it on my couch right now.

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Have a great Thursday!