Dress Well: 25 for 25

25 for 25It's getting to be that time of year again: the holidays. Or, as I like to call it, That Month Between My Birthday and Christmas. I was born on November 25th, and I'd like to give you two reasons why it is the best birthday of all time: 1) Of the seven possible days of the week where my birthday could fall, only three of them are work days. And really, it's more like two and a half of them are work days, because the Wednesday before Thanksgiving barely counts. 2) November 25th is just far enough away from Christmas to avoid getting birthday/Christmas items. Instead, I get bunches of wonderful fall clothes every year, which is absolutely ideal given that I live in San Francisco, where the weather eternally feels like fall.

All of this is the really long way of saying that the 25 items above are what's on my birthday wishlist. Item details, starting in the top left are:

Anthropologie printed shift dress.

Lorac eyeshadow.

Clare Vivier clutch.

Tarte blush.

Madewell coated motorcycle jeans.

Citizens of Humanity jeans.

Lululemon striped long-sleeve shirt.

J. Crew pink cashmere hat.

Madewell ripped jeans.

Anthropologie black/white shift dress.

Sephora lip favorites.

J. Crew tweed sleeve blouse.

Lululemon pants.

Williams-Selyem wine (kind of cheating, since my dad already told me he set aside a few bottles for me - doesn't make me any less excited)

Anthropologie red dress.

J. Crew pink purse.

J. Crew owl blouse (perfect for the Rice grad in your life).

Lululemon jacket.

J. Crew leather sleeve blouse.

Madewell brown boots.

J. Crew houndstooth scarf.

Ray-Ban sunglasses.

Lululemon sports bra.

Anthropologie striped dress.

Lululemon tank top.

Dress Well: Fall Wish List

Zara sweater, Madewell coated jeans, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag, J. Crew socks, Sam Edelman boots

I'm embarrassingly proud of this collage.

Welcome to the uniform I plan to be wearing for the next six months. Okay, am dreaming about wearing - it'll take me quite awhile to save up for that bag. Even though we've officially entered San Francisco's "summer," all I can think about lately is big, cozy sweaters, coated jeans, and finding a good way to wear cute socks. Isn't fall just the best?

I wish I had something fun to report about my week here...but y'all, my life is awfully tame. We had a great dinner at Rich Table on Tuesday night, but other than that it has been (almost) all work and a tiny bit of play. I'm really looking forward to the weekend - this week has been exhausting so far, so I'm counting down to sleeping in, spending time with friends, and just enjoying another wonderful weekend in this beautiful place. We'll get there soon enough, right?

Have a great day.