Dress Well: Sunday Dinners

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Super old tank (no idea where it was from originally), J. Crew tank layered underneath (old), Paige Denim jeans, Chie Mihara wedges, Old necklace, J. Crew pavé bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Anthropologie bag, Ray-Ban sunglasses

Y'all - it was WARM this weekend. It was warm and sunny enough this past weekend to cause me to get sunburned in all kinds of weird patterns - on my wrists (???), on my shoulders, on the tip of my nose, on my knees. Being exposed to that kind of sun is so rare for us San Francisco dwellers that I almost feel like I spent the past two days on a beach vacation - I mean, there was no swimming, and no bathing suits, but....it was close enough.

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DSC_5146There were multiple moments this past weekend where I stopped, looked around, and dedicated a few seconds to thinking, "does it GET any better than this?" The first time was when I was reading up on my roof on Saturday afternoon - the sun was shining, the temperature was perfect, and I had a beautiful panorama view of San Francisco. Seriously - what's better than that? The second time I had that same thought, I was running the Lyon Street steps, getting to the top, basking in the breezy 75 degree weather, and looking out over the San Francisco Bay.

When I wasn't admiring my surroundings, I was enjoying time, meals, and laughs with my husband or friends. It was truly a weekend for the record books - low-stress, high happiness, and gorgeous in every minute. How did I get so lucky?

Hopefully you had a similarly wonderful weekend. 'Til the next one...

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J. Crew tee, J. Crew skirt (old), Rocket Dog boots, Madewell necklace, J. Crew bracelet, J. Crew bangles, Anthropologie bag (similar), Coach sunglasses (similar)

I found myself in a bit of a clothing conundrum on Saturday morning - we were headed up to Napa for the day, so I needed a warm-weather outfit that looked presentable, was comfortable, and managed to hide my wide variety of funky tan lines. Prior to moving to SF, I donated almost all of my warm-weather clothing because it rarely gets above 65 degrees here, so the pickins are slim when all of a sudden I have to dress for 80+ degree weather. And after last week's posts, you guys are aware of my tan lines situation. Anyway, after several outfit attempts, I finally re-discovered this skirt in the back of my closet. Luckily, it allowed me to craft an outfit that was up to all of my various specifications.

In truth, I'd pretty much forgotten about this skirt until I saw it on Lena Dunham in one of this past season's Girls episodes. Let's face it - the fact that it appeared on Lena in the show isn't exactly a testament to the skirt's trendiness. But I love it nonetheless, and I am very happy to say that I think it was the perfect choice for a day at a winery.

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DSC_8631We spent all day Saturday at Ram's Gate and had a fantastic time - check back later this week for part 2 of this post, which will have pictures from our visit!

Now I'm off to my first day at my new job - wish me luck! And have a great Monday.