Dress Well: Memorial Day Weekend

Anthropologie blouse (old), AG jeans, Sam Edelman sandals, J. Crew bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff bag, Anthropologie sunglasses

There are still some things about living in San Francisco that I'm trying to get used to. One of those things is enjoying a cold Memorial Day weekend. When my husband, his sister and I went out for dinner last Saturday night, I wanted to wear something as holiday-weekend appropriate as I could. However, dressing for Memorial Day is a bit of a challenge when it's 50 degree outside! Long sleeves and jeans were essential, while choosing to have cold feet was a bit more of a stylistic choice. Either way, the outfit let me focus on what was important - enjoying a delicious dinner at A16. I wish I was going back tonight for more pizza!

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The one thing that a cold, gray Memorial Day allowed me to do was nap, watch TV, and eat without feeling guilty for bumming around my apartment all day. It wasn't a productive, healthy, or particularly interesting day, but it was exactly what I wanted. Hopefully each of you did something a bit more exciting!

Well, I think it's about time to go start my Mon...Tuesday! Gotta love these weeks where you're confused about what day it is the entire time. I've got some fun stuff lined up for this short week, so I will see you back here tomorrow!

Live Well: Happy Memorial Day

image via Richard X. Thripp

How gorgeous is this photo? Seriously. I need to get outside today and try to see this sight for myself.

So far we've spent Memorial Day weekend eating decadently and sharing our love of San Francisco with my husband's sweet sister (who left today...so sad!). In the past I've spent Memorial Day with my family, competing in sibling swim races and eating corn on the cob at a neighborhood club, but today my husband and I will be taking naps, doing chores, and curling up on the couch to watch Netflix. While a part of me misses the more traditional Memorial Day activities, I truly can't think of a better way to celebrate the meaning of Memorial Day than to reflect on the wonderful life I live right here, right now, with my husband, and all the people who have made this life possible. We're blessed beyond measure.

P.S. - Any time I try to comprehend the extent of the sacrifices veterans make for this country, I think of these photos. No matter how many times I see them, their power never seems to lessen.