Dress Well: Fall

Anthropologie dress (old), Rocket Dog boots (old), J. Crew necklace (old), TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

Yesterday when I was getting dressed I went through the usual conundrum - I have tons of clothes, and yet I feel like I have nothing to wear (it's probably the least-sympathetic conundrum ever). Since it was the first day of fall AND it was warm, I decided to pull out my good old paisley corduroy secret shirtdress. Every time I wear this tons of people compliment me on my skirt, but this skirt has a surprise bonus feature - an attached shirt! You know I'm all for simplicity, so the long and the short of it is that I'm SO glad fall (and deep red paisleys and one-piece wonders) are back!

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I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Dress Well: Black and White and Read All Over

Madewell blouse, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Rag & Bone booties, Anthropologie cuff (old), TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

When I tried on this shirt at Madewell this past Saturday, I stood in front of the dressing room mirror for a long time wondering, "is this too sheer?" "Will I ever be able to wear it anywhere?" Soon after that, I woke up and realized, hey, I'm 24 and now's the time to seize the day. You can't wear stuff like this forever - why pass it up while you still have the chance?

In writing this blog, I often think about what it means to dress my age. The nice thing about being my current age is it's hard to dress too young - short of mimicking Baby Spice every day, I firmly believe that when you're 24 the overall feel of your wardrobe should be young and fresh. Which doesn't mean midriff and graphic tees and Converse all day, every day (I seem to be on a '90s kick today). What it does mean is pushing the envelope when it feels appropriate. And what could possibly be inappropriate about your shirt being sheer?

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I also feel like these pictures don't do this beautiful shirt justice - go see it for yourself in stores if you have the chance.

After yet another fun and crazy weekend (which included dinners with friends, movie marathons until 2AM, taking the reigns on shopkick's social channels for one post, getting our ridiculously dirty car washed, and Breaking Bad + the Emmy's), I'm hopefully ready to launch into yet another crazy week. I've got social events galore this week (which never happens) PLUS my husband and I are flying to Seattle on Thursday night to go vacation with my parents in that city for a few days! Fitting five days' worth of work into four is always a challenge, but I have a feeling it's a challenge I'll be more than happy to face.

Have a great Monday, friends!

What's Making Me Happy: Around the Web Edition

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[My favorite movie theater, snapped on an unbelievably beautiful day.]

I don't know what it is - the weather, contentedness at work, good times with my husband, or something else, but lately I've been waking up every day with a smile on my face and an appreciation for the beautiful things I encounter in the day-to-day. That extends to some pretty sweet comedy that hit our collective consciousness this week - read on for more.

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[My favorite Stephen Colbert clip in recent history. Stick it out to the end - it's worth it.]

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[Sidewalk shapes and fun outfits.]

[This amazing Huffington Post comedy article (that you've probably seen already). It gives a whole new meaning to 'namaste.']

image[Cronuts. 100% NOT diet-friendly, 100% delicious. We had these bad boys at work for my co-worker's epic birthday celebration. My office is amazing.]

Per the usual, I'm overly excited for the weekend. We have dinners with friends, shopping excursions, walks around the neighborhood, and so much more planned for the upcoming two days. Have a wonderful Friday my friends and I will see you all next week!

Dress Well: Warm Nights

Topshop top, Paige jeans (similar), Zara heels, Anthropologie necklace (old), J. Crew bangles, TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

After a long, cold, summer, San Francisco has finally graced us with a couple weeks of glorious, glorious fall. Except our fall is kind of like your summer. Just 20 degrees cooler.

I wore this sleeveless peplum top around town yesterday (I was in the city for a doctor's appointment) and soaked up every second of sunshiny goodness that I could. I know someday November, with its 50-degree temps and biting winds, will roll back around, but for now I plan on doing nothing short of basking in fall's golden glow.

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We're on the downhill slope now - it's almost the weekend! Have a great Thursday.