Dress Well: Saturdays on the Town


Anthropologie blouse, Paige Denim jeans, Chie Mihara wedges (on sale!), J. Crew necklace (old), Rebecca Minkoff bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

It's official: I think you guys have seen every piece of clothing that I own. These days, I look in my closet and find a complete lack of inspiration. And for that reason, you'll have to forgive me when my outfits seem very repetitive. I just can't afford new clothes every week, you know?

There's one other thing I have to admit to: I currently have a terrible yoga crops tan. Like I wore yoga crops to read on my rooftop deck, and ended up with a tan where it looks like I'm constantly wearing socks. I won't be baring my legs again until it evens back up...and that could take a few months. Awkward tan lines are kind of my forte.




DSC_4945Despite my lack of new clothes and my terrible yoga crops tan, we still had a fantastic weekend. We had friends in town from Texas and had the greatest time hanging out, getting dinner, and catching up with the people we love. Also, after MONTHS of anticipation, we finally got to go see Boyhood, which I will be writing more about tomorrow (spoiler alert: we LOVED it). All in all, we were reminded yet again that we lead a wonderful life. I hope you felt similarly this past weekend.

See you back here tomorrow. Have a great day.

Live Well: Thanksgiving at the Ranch


Somehow, holidays always go by too quickly. Our four days in Texas were spectacular - we ate, drank, and loved every minute we got to spend around our families. You'll have to forgive me for the relative lack of blog/Instagram photos of the trip - I tried to stay as unplugged from social media and general technology as I could while we were there. Although we were sad to leave, we were comforted by the fact that we only have three weeks of work and two weekends before we're headed back to Austin for Christmas with my husband's family. Something tells me that will be here before we know it.


The entire family!


Dad + girls


Sister + her boyfriend



Me + my husband


Brother + sister + brother's puppy (what a Muppet, right?)


Probably my favorite picture from the trip.

DSC_3612I have the most wonderful siblings.

Now onto the next holiday - when we got back to San Francisco last night, the first thing we did was stop by the Christmas tree lot around the corner. We may have less than three weeks left in town, but we're going to make it as festive as possible! Rest assured that I will be listening to Bing Crosby / Nat King Cole Christmas music non-stop until December 25th rolls around.

Have a great Monday - happy December!

Dress Well: At Home.

Texas Home T, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Michael Kors watch, J. Crew bracelet, Old necklace

This past week there was a theory floating around on the internet that one of the Mad Men characters might be dead because she hadn't been seen in a scene with another character for an episode or more. By that logic, my husband and I could have been presumed missing this weekend - we decided to take it easy these past couple days and had zero social engagements. We were pretty much only seen outside our apartment when we went on a walk Saturday afternoon and when we went grocery shopping Sunday morning. Other than that, we spent the entire weekend inside, catching up on sleep, cleaning our apartment and yes, playing more chess (ugh, it's just impossible to suppress the nerdiness!).

As a result, I don't really have any fun outfits to show you guys. I put on makeup and dried my hair for the first time all weekend late Sunday afternoon in order to not look like a complete slob when we took a walk to a neighborhood wine shop. I mean, I guess I could have thrown something on and taken photos in it, pretended like I wore it this weekend, but I have a strict policy against doing that - I want this blog to reflect my real life. So, here's real life for y'all - me, in my Texas Home T, lounging around my apartment on a dreary Sunday afternoon.








We felt okay about taking this past weekend off from being social because my sister and parents land in San Francisco this upcoming Thursday! I'm counting down the minutes until their plane touches down. As always, we have lots of fun dining out on the itinerary - look for updates on that later this week and early next week. I'll be taking this upcoming Friday off for a very special outing with the group...now all I have to do is make it through the next four days of work!

Have a great Monday.

Dress Well: Home.

Home T Texas shirt, Paige jeans, Ivanka Trump heels (similar), J. Crew necklace, Michael Kors watch, J. Crew bracelet, Rebecca Minkoff bag

I feel like you guys are probably catching onto my trick. Heels + jewelry + very casual shirt that would otherwise only be acceptable for wearing on your couch = completely passable outfit for a weekend night. Now I'm really giving away all of my secrets!

My apologies for my somewhat ruffled appearance in these photos: in case you weren't aware, wearing a baggy t-shirt and your hair down on a windy evening just does not make for photographic perfection. But you live, you learn. And no matter how bad the photos are, they will not detract from how much I love my Texas t-shirt. And no worries - I get that it's a bit contradictory to flaunt your Texas t-shirt while in view of the Golden Gate Bridge. I am clearly very conflicted on my feelings about home. But at the end of the day, this shirt is soft, cozy, and features the great state of Texas. What's not to love about that?











DSC_6014Guys, I am exhausted. Hopefully it hasn't shined (shone? Now this is going to bother me.) through into this blog too much, but it's just been one of those weeks that just takes it out of you. I promise I will get to all of your sweet comments and emails in the very near future. Luckily, I have a weekend of long walks, good meals, and too much Breaking Bad ahead of me. AND, lest we forget, Mad Men comes back this weekend. That's probably going to be my favorite part of it all. I spent the days (and let's be real, weeks) after last year's Mad Men premiere singing, "zoobie zoobie zu" and I can only hope that they come up with something equally fantastic this time around.

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks as always for reading.