Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mix and Match Midi Skirts

I have been super into midi skirts this summer. They flow in the wind and they are so versatile, you can dress them up or down! Mix or match any of the above and you have an instant outfit!

Some helpful tips for pulling off this look:

-Make sure the fit in the waist isn’t too snug, the idea is relaxed and polished, not sausage casing. It should sit right around your belly button and you should be able to sit comfortably.

- I love to mix and match my tops. If something feels too bold a throw a plain colored cardigan over the top, it tones it down and if I get braver during the day I take it off.

- Make sure to keep your body proportioned. Curvier girls might want to stick with something like the top on the far right, it will balance out your curves. Know what works on your body and adapt it to this style.

Tops (left to right): Madewell Linen Bicycle Tee/ Dorothy Perkins Navy Stripe Tee/ Wilfred Dance Hall Blouse

Skirts: Orla Kiely Skirt/ 18 and East Spicy Midi/ Essential Coyanna Pleated Skirt

Shoes: Seychelles Wedges/ Thanks for the Tiptoe Flat/ Pool Decked Out Wedge

Accessories: Out on the Tawny Bag/ Oliver Peoples Emeltia Sunglasses/ Similar Belt

 

 

Adventures in Quilting

This probably makes me seem like a crazy person, but I started quilting recently. I’ve never done it before, so I figured I’d try it out. I have been obsessing over this quilt, a figured out that this quilt would have been cooler if it was handmade. So, I decided to pick quilting up on a whim….

I haven’t been blogging as much because I have been working on that sucker and it’s pretty time consuming, also I am refinishing a coffee table that you will get a peek at soon. :)

Sunburst Mirror Score!

I recently hit the jack pot. I have had my eye out for a vintage looking sunburst mirror for a while now. At one point I even tried to convince Tommy that we should spend $200 on one from West Elm, but luckily I found one a few weeks ago at Home Depot. What’s even better, is that it only cost $35!

In honor of my new amazing sunburst mirror, here is a round up of my fave DIY versions around the web.

K Sarah Designs

See Cate Create

Nesting Place

Ten June

The Lettered Cottage

 

Prepping for Fall

It’s only July and you are probably thinking I’m crazy, for bringing up fall but, it’s around this time that I stop buying for Summer and start buying pieces that are more transitional. In San Francisco it’s a lot easier to wear a sweater in the middle of summer, but I love the idea of a nice sweater and shorts. It kind of reminds me of beach bonfires, but more refined.

 

Sources:

1. Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses/ Cashmere Polka Dot Sweater/ Theory Pocket Detail Shorts/ NARS Heat Wave lipstick/ Zara Basic Suede Court Shoes/ Black Zippy Bowler Bag

2. Ray-Ban Club Master Sunglasses/ Jack Willis Sancomb Sweater/ Quicksilver Classic Cord Shorts/ Minnetonka El Paso II Mocs

3. Rounded Cat Eye Sunglasses/ Knitted Breton Jumper/ Adriano Goldschmied Shorts/ Similar satchel/ Conni Sandals

The Past Week Via Instagram

I might have just had the best week ever. Well, maybe more like 9 or 10 days, but that’s a weird number. Last Saturday my friend Anita and I attended the San Francisco Color Run, which was AMAZING! Not to mention the few days leading up to it were so much fun, I was  pretty sure we had bought out all of Targets neon socks, until we got to the event and realized everyone was wearing the same ones. It was, for sure, the best time I’ve ever had at 8am.

Following the Color Run we attended our friend Mindy’s bachelorette. We went bowling at the Mission Bowling Club, and I lost horribly. I’d like to believe all of my athletic ability was spent in the morning running a 5k and dancing. We did other fun/hilarious things, but we are taking those to the grave. Wow, that sounds like we murdered someone…you’ll never know, though.

Our vacation to Disneyland was so much fun! We road tripped down there on Tuesday and spent Wednesday shopping and eating. It really doesn’t get much better than that.

I love Disneyland a lot. But, this time might have been the best trip I’ve ever had. Thanks to Cars Land opening at California Adventure, Disneyland was empty. The longest line we waited in was 40 minutes for Splash Mountain. During the summer, that is unheard of. We also had a lovely dinner at Blue Bayou, which I am obsessed with. It all in all was a perfect day.

After our trip to Disneyland we had a BBQ at my parents house and we blew up an inflatable pool. We lounged in the sun and played corn hole all day, which I lost horribly at.  I’d like to believe all of my athletic ability was spent the week before running a 5k. I am just going to keep using this excuse every time I suck at something.

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