Wedding Wear It Again

IMG_7092When you are going to a wedding, it is important to look your best but also feel comfortable for a night of dancing and celebrating! I had been eyeing this dress for months and it finally went on sale at Anthropologie (unfortunately it is sold out now). I justified purchasing a dress I really didn’t need because I have so many weddings this year and it is just perfect to wear to a couple of them because it isn’t white! Surprisingly about 70% of my wedding appropriate dresses are white, so I really need to get my act together.

IMG_7096(High/Low front and back of this lace dress gives it a nice flow)

IMG_7097(It has a subtle snap in the front to keep it all together. This necklace was a gift from my grandparents on my 8th grade graduation- it’s still my favorite)


I feel like Steve Nicks in this dress and that is never a bad thing! Check your local Anthropolgie to see if they still have this dress in stock, it’s such a beautiful color!


Summer Casual.

IMG_7159You may have gathered that I am on a quest to invest in quality pieces that be paired in various ways to create new outfits. This shirt was one that I recently picked up and found versatile enough to wear with jeans and skirts in any season. The last few days have been fairly cool which is the perfect time to pull out a shirt like this and make the outfit pop with a burst of color from my purse! Have I told you how much I LOVE this purse? I hope so, because I love it.

IMG_7163(Shirt- sold out but similar here)

IMG_7162(Purse- Kate Spade, sold out but similar here)


Weekend wear should be easy so I almost always wear these Franco Sarto shoes. They are easy to slip on and go with most everything.

This outfit would be nothing without this purse, have I told you how much I love it yet? I do!

Summertime Linen.

IMG_7150While in London on our honeymoon, Nick and I tried to go into British stores to see how they differed. Well, I will tell you that Harrod’s was a true experience and I got turned around pretty easily in that place! While Harrod’s was a lot of fun, it was Hobb’s that I actually made my only purchase in London at. Nick picked out this dress and it is perfect for these sunny summer days that we have been having in the Bay Area.

IMG_7156(I love the wrap on this dress)

IMG_7151(Perfect length for booties)


Happy Summer!

Boho Tribal Summer.

{ Dress – out of stock but similars here, Bandeau (out of cheetah print online, in stock in store) – here, Sandals – from the Nordstrom sale here and still on sale!)

In preparation for a warm weather vacation, I’ve been rounding up some cute warm weather outfits.  This is one of my favorite new layered looks and it’s going to be perfect in the hot Caribbean sun.  We leave Saturday and I couldn’t be more excited to go check out a new country and enjoy some good R & R.

The Boho Tribal detailing sold me.

Love how simple and comfortable these sandals are.

Fun detailing on the back!

Adding the cheetah print bandeau adds a nice, fun vibe.

I plan on having perma ocean hair or a big messy bun so this bandeau and dress will help jazz me up a little bit when needed.

Nautical Classics.

{ Top – Forever 21, Black Skinny Jeans – Express, Shoes – here }}

I love a good collar because I feel like they instantly dress up a more casual outfit.  I got this awesome boatneck collared top a few years ago from Forever 21 and it’s turned out to be a staple over time.  It’s fun but also can be worn over and over again for different occasions.

I usually love to wear a bold red lip collar with this top but in wearing it for work, I go with a softer pink.

You can also pull your hair up into a braided top knot to add some more attention to the collar.

The chain detailing also adds some fun detail.

Hawaiian Headband.

My two best co-workers turned friends from my previous job sent me off to Hawaii with some fun fashion finds including this headband (find a similar winter holiday headband HERE).  I love headbands like these and find that warm vacations are the best time to break ’em out.

Pair a fun headband up with a simple top and colorful shorts.

Perfect Hawaiian accessories and easy to pack!

Viva Las Vegas.


Rob and I just returned from an amazing trip which was anchored in Las Vegas.  It’s such a great place to be when you have all the time in the world.  We wandered, we drank, and just took it all in.  When in Vegas!

Liberace’s bedazzled ride!

The Beatles Revolution Bar.

We actually took home some winnings!

Loved cruising through the glamourous hotels.

Loved the replica of the London Eye.


Forcing my model to pose 🙂

Take Us Back, Tuesday.

Member last year at this time when we were splashing through the narrow streets of Venice?  OK, well we definitely remember and talk often about what an awesome Europe trip we had together last year.  Out of the multiple rounds of photos we took, we hardly shared the best ones including some outtakes.  Hopefully these can provide you a good laugh on this fine Tuesday or at least just a little internet getaway.


We really got silly when the weather didn’t let up.

Trying for the “splash” shot.

Monitoring the weather.


The water kept rising and rising.


I’ve heard the saying a million times “Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain” and we couldn’t agree more!

Winter Wander – Turquoise.

When it comes to inspiration, I find that I’m most inspired by colors and images.  One of the most inpiring colors is turquiose.  It repesents calm, beautiful, and has a natural feel about it.  Here are some turquoise images that I found to be inspiring this winter.

Love this seashell looking architecture.

Always day dreaming of travel.

(photo here)



What’s your color inspiration?

(All photos not tagged underneath found here.)

Free Friday.


I’ve been training for a 10k to feed the hungry in SF which I can honestly say I never thought I’d be doing since I don’t love running.  When my co-workers mentioned it though and that our donations would help feed hungry children in San Francisco, I figured now was the time to run if ever.  Last night while on a good run along Ocean Beach, I felt very grateful.  I’m grateful for a lot and especially these indian summer evenings.  I can’t believe my training grounds at times.  To end my run, I decided to walk down to the water just to take some last deep breathes of the fresh, warm air.  This is when I came across the most beautiful site, a man draping bubbles across the skyline.




imageI couldn’t stop watching.  It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.

imageJust floating.




Maybe Mr Bubbles will be back at Ocean Beach over the weekend.  If you’re from the area, it’s definitely worth trying to see.  Have a great weekend!