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: Wild At Heart

Anthropologie shirt, J Brand jeans, Zara shoes, Rebecca Minkoff bag

Man, I love this shirt. And I love making "wild" puns about it. I love it so much that I usually hesitate to take it out of my closet - I always feel like I need a special occasion to wear it.

Well, yesterday wasn't a special occasion, but it was one of those days where I just wanted to feel fancy. I still very much believe in dressing for the attitude you wish you had - there's something about looking sharp that just makes you feel like a more competent person, you know?

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Have an absolutely wonderful weekend.

Dress Well: Same Outfit, Different Year

Madewell shirt (old), J Brand jeans, Madewell booties (old), Anthropologie bracelet (old), TEXI leather bag

It was completely unintentional that I wore my two favorite Madewell spring shirts in back-to-back posts. It's funny - I bought both of these shirts one year ago and am very happy that I love them as much now as I did then. This year I've been trying to focus on cutting back on the amount of shopping I do, a goal that's made so much easier when you love the clothes you already have. It just means that you guys will have to put up with repeat outfits!

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You know one place where I won't be able to wear these sleeveless shirts? Milwaukee. (That's not just a random statement - I'm headed that way today!) Midwesterners - how do y'all make it through winter...and fall...and spring? I truly don't understand. It was 50 degrees in San Francisco this weekend and I thought I was going to get frostbite.

But enough complaining from me - see you on the other side of my midwestern mini-trip!

Dress Well: Rained Out

Madewell shirt (old), J Brand jeans, Converse sneakers, J. Crew necklace (old)

Yesterday my attempts to go out and get cute blog photos were thwarted by relentless rain. There are certain elements of nature that just don't mesh with blog photos: rain is one of those elements. While part of me thinks that soaking-wet photos would have at least been hilarious, for now we'll just have to settle for the single picture we were able to snap inside of the apartment. You guys get the gist of the outfit, right?

I had no idea when I bought this shirt that I would end up wearing it almost every week. Self-five, past Natalie. If only you had bought it in other colors, too.

I'm leaving for Houston today (yay!!) but I have, at the time of writing this, not packed a single thing. Somehow, House of Cards and napping on my couch seemed more important last night than loading up my suitcase. Here's hoping that in my rush to get packed I don't forget anything crucial...it wouldn't be the first time I forgot an essential item, like shoes.

Have a great Thursday. Posts may get sporadic as I travel to Texas, but I'll be back again next week!