Dress Well: On A Slant

Anthropologie blouse, Old sweater from Nordstrom, J Brand jeans, Chie Mihara wedges, Kendra Scott necklace, Clare Vivier clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses

 This is the first of a few items I snapped up two weekends ago when Anthropologie had a 15% off sale (the psychology of that sale TOTALLY worked on me - I'll admit it). No surprises that I love this shirt - it's a short-sleeved, silk, patterned shirt, which I seem to be collecting these days (see here, here, and here for further evidence). Predictable or not, it ended up being the perfect thing to wear to our Saturday night dinner at The Slanted Door (and I didn't get any food on it - a real accomplishment!).

Speaking of The Slanted Door - having my siblings in town this past weekend was absolutely fantastic. I haven't had a weekend that fun in a long, long time (and all of my weekends are fun!). I miss them like crazy already and can't wait for them to come back. The only good thing about them leaving, though, is it brings me one day closer to my sister and her fiancé coming to visit - they land in SF this Friday! So the good times will certainly continue.

If you're interested in the places we visited and what we ate while they were here, see the end of this post!

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DSC_1918Siblings' visit itinerary:

We kicked things off with a VERY long walk around town and a stop at Smitten ice cream.

Thursday dinner: Zero Zero

Friday morning CrossFit workout

Friday brunch: Brenda's French Soul Food

Drove to China Beach, then hiked Land's End

Ice Cream at Bi-Rite Divisadero + walked to Alamo Square Park

Friday dinner: Zuni Café (the whole dinner was fantastic, but the oysters were A-MAZ-ING)

Saturday morning CrossFit

Saturday brunch: Park Tavern (GET THE PANCAKES - that's an order)

Drove through the Marin Headlands and hiked out to the Point Bonita lighthouse, then drove to Sausalito and got ice cream at Lappert's

Saturday dinner: The Slanted Door

Sunday brunch: Kitchen Story

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Have a great Monday, friends - Memorial Day is almost upon us!

Dress Well: Summer is Coming

Madewell shirt, J. Crew jeans, J. Crew flats, Anthropologie necklace, J. Crew bangle, ASOS clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses

All hail the return of white jeans - let's face it, they're the only real way to add a summery feeling to your wardrobe in this arctic summer tundra we call San Francisco.

Even though I already have white jeans (seen here among other places), I picked up this new pair at J. Crew two weekends ago in order to add an ankle-length version to my wardrobe. It's so funny - last summer, my straight-leg white jeans seemed so fresh and perfectly stylish. Now when I put them on, I feel like I need a time machine to go back to 2011 when their cut was cool. Style is a capricious thing.

Oh - and did I mention how much I love this new clutch? I've been carrying my Clare Vivier calfskin clutch so much that I realized I needed a clutch for spring/summer too. I would fully expect to see me with this bad boy in tow at every summer wedding, party, or weekend outing I attend. I can't get enough of it.

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Dress Well: San Francisco Spring

All Saints leather jacket, J. Crew sweater, J Brand jeans, J. Crew flats (old), J. Crew necklace (old), Clare Vivier clutch

 I have a confession to make: living in San Francisco has made me kind of hate Spring. Don't get me wrong: I like the idea of Spring. And I like San Francisco. But unfortunately, while the rest of the country is enjoying warming temperatures and blooming flowers, our weather remains the same as it always does: just cold enough to be wearing a jacket. So while everyone is is pulling out their sundresses and embracing pastels, I'm mourning the fact that it's awfully hard to look seasonally-appropriate when sweaters and leather still need to be a part of my wardrobe. For the next couple months, just pretend it's Fall when reading this blog, okay?

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Did everyone have a good weekend? We certainly did. We continued to keep things low-key while eating out as frequently as possible. On Friday night we went over to our friends' house for dinner, where they cooked us an AMAZING meal (that was up to our Whole30 standards!). Saturday we bummed around town before heading to TBD for dinner - a restaurant that should change its name to "The Most Paleo-Friendly Place Ever." Seriously. If you like to stick to meat and vegetables, TBD will be your no-sugar-added jam.

 Yesterday we went to Ella's for brunch (it was great!) and then spent some time at the mall (the spoils of which you will see later this week, I'm sure). We closed the weekend out the same way we did last week - watching Mad Men and making a recipe from Nom Nom Paleo. I never claimed to have an exciting life.

Speaking of exciting, I will be hopping on a plane yet again this week! But this time only for a quick day trip down the coast. After that, I don't have another trip planned until June - here's hoping it stays that way. Regardless, I'll be posting here regularly - have a great week!

Dress Well: Country Strong

All Saints leather jacket, Madewell chambray shirt, J Brand jeans, J. Crew flats, Anthropologie bracelet (old), Clare Vivier clutch, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Aaaaaand...I'm back!

Sorry for the silence last week, friends. It was one of those weeks where writing blog posts was just not going to happen. Thanks for bearing with me.

Now - this outfit. It's one of those combinations that doesn't strike you as rodeo-ready at the outset but, as you analyze the pieces, you realize that it can only be put together by someone from Texas. I mean denim-on-denim + leather + a cowhide clutch? Texas, through and through.

I wore this outfit out to brunch with two of our best friends yesterday morning. The whole morning reminded me so strongly of when I first started this blog - back in the early days, my husband and I would regularly wake up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings, go take outfit photos while the light was best, and then wander over to one of several neighborhood brunch spots right as they opened. We've gotten away from that in the year and half that I've been doing this, so it was nice to re-create that experience for one morning, at least.

Also, one last thing to point out about this outfit - I got new jeans! I know, I know - weren't you bored to death of my Joe's jeans and my Paige ankle-zip jeans? I wore this new J Brand pair allllll weekend and can't wait to wear them many, many, many more times (you'll be tired of them soon, I'm sure).

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DSC_8484Happy Monday, friends. Have a great week.