Dress Well: Second Day Everything

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Dana Buchman blouse via Kohl's (old), J. Crew leggings, Lucchese boots, Madewell necklace (no longer available), J. Crew bangles (similar), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban aviators

I wore this outfit on Friday, and then I wore it again on Sunday. That's pretty much my go-to move when it comes to clothes: find a look you like, and then repeat it ad infinitum (which explains why EVERYTHING on this blog is jeans/leggings + a blouse). I doubled down on the second-day look by not washing my hair--a very rare choice for me.

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DSC_7722{The view from our roof the afternoon that we took these pictures}

Well friends, it was an eventful but productive week--the perfect kind of week to cap off with a three-day weekend. We've got some super low-key Valentine's Day plans (you've already heard about how much I hate Valentine's) that should be perfect for the Grinch who's writing this.

Which reminds me: if you're looking for a movie to watch on Valentine's Day, watch Before Sunrise! It's the absolute best choice of romantic movie you could possibly make (unless you're watching its sequel).

Have a great weekend.

Dress Well: Rain Booties

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 Anthropologie blouse (old), Citizens of Humanity jeans, Loeffler Randall rain booties, Madewell necklace (no longer available), Madewell bag (very similar Cuyana version here)

Back in December, we went through a string of weeks here in San Francisco where it rained every single day. To brave the rain, I broke out my trusty J. Crew yellow rain boots that I had had since my freshman year of college...only to discover that they had holes in them. Not exactly what you look for in a rain boot. I also quickly tired of hauling what felt like 10 pounds of rubber to and from work along with an extra pair of shoes to wear when I arrived. I decided it was time for an upgrade.

All the rain boot trouble resulted in me adding these little rain booties to my Christmas list, and my mother-in-law was so kind to get them for me. Starting December 25th, I looked forward to seeing rain in the forecast...except it didn't rain here in SF for the entire month of January!

We got some wet weather this past weekend, and I was overjoyed to finally get a chance to wear these beauties (and experience my favorite kind of weather, of course). I went out of my way to step in puddles and just generally frolic in the rain...because who knows when it will make another appearance!

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DSC_7238Did everyone have a good weekend? I certainly did. I came home on Friday night and managed to cook a dinner constituting entirely of ingredients that already happened to be in my house (next stop: Chopped). On Saturday we had a delicious brunch at Padrecito with two of our favorite friends and their adorable, adorable baby (what's more fun than that?). On Saturday night we had dinner with a group of friends and then had a great time attending an American Heart Association event. A busy Friday + Saturday meant taking Sunday easy, sleeping in, reading magazines, doing chores, and cooking one more big dinner (this delicious recipe from Bon Appétit)

I'm closing out the weekend by half-watching the Grammy Awards as I write this post. As usual, they seem unnecessarily long and peppered with performances and speeches that seem unnecessarily, goofily earnest (there's something about outsized earnestness that makes me physically uncomfortable). However, if the Grammys didn't take themselves overly seriously, they wouldn't be the Grammys. As always, there's a certain amount of comfort found in predictability.

I've got a bit of an eventful week coming up: I'll be spending 24 hours in Dallas in the middle of the week for a meeting with a client. More about it in a post on Wednesday or Thursday!

Have a great Monday.

Dress Well: Pleats To Meet You

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Madewell dress (old), Rag&Bone booties, J. Crew necklace (no longer available), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses

Last weekend we had the pleasure of experiencing 75-degree temperatures and perfect, perfect sunlight here in San Francisco. To celebrate, I wore a dress (a major departure from my standard shirt + jeans uniform!) and took a cat nap in the sun on our rooftop deck. We usually only get warm(ish) weather in April and October, so my legs probably won't see the light of day again for at least two more months. But there are worse things.

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 This week has been a repeating whirlwind of gym - commute - work - commute - watch Gilmore Girls - repeat. While I realize that it sounds like a dull existence, I've actually relished it quite a bit--I'm a happier person when I make it to the gym regularly, have plenty to keep me occupied at work, and get to cap off my days by introducing my husband to my absolute favorite (and objectively best) season of Gilmore Girls (if you didn't know I was talking about season three then I'm not sure we can be friends anymore).

To make things even better, we have a fun brunch with friends AND a charity ball to look forward to this weekend. (Two engagements in one weekend? Who are we?!) I can't wait to enjoy good food and good drinks with good friends--nothing makes a weekend more enjoyable, right?

I hope you have something fun lined up, too. See you next week.