Zara open back tee, H&M bikini top, American Apparel hampton shorts, thrifted flats
It’s as if a emotional raincloud rolls over my head like I’m Eeyore as I revisit pictures to post of my previous weekend; envious for some nice, sunny weather compared to this misty fog of a city summer. I’m a girl who can live off tanks, tees and shorts if the weather would just abide. Mark Twain once quoted, “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”. With that said, I spent a lovely weekend with beloved friends over by the lake. We were so stoked to be boating only to arrive with the water running dry. From the crazy global warming conditions, on top of them sucking out all the lake water to be sold… Did we end up going to a lake or a puddle? It seems like we (as human beings) are doing too much attempting to act like Mother Nature: moving bodies of water, creating rainclouds, chopping down rainforests… all that. We’re playing too much with fire here. Anyways, just my opinion and something to think about. For everyone else outside of SF that has Mr. Sun’s attention, dance around in a bikini for me while I wrap myself in a snuggie!
PS. It’s already a week into August? Um, semi-freak out moment.
Urban Outfitters cut out silk dress, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, Steve Madden sandals, Zoya nail polish
Keeping it simple and clean. Okay, the dress got dirty because I was at a BBQ and when there’s food around.. I’m prone to spilling accidents. Paired this dress with my denim biker jacket but it was way too hot to keep any layers on so luckily I got my blue toesies to keep me dressed for the ‘merican spirit. Don’t mind that I posed by those white Roman pillars because someone thought it would be funny to match with my “gladiator” shoes. Can’t lie.. it’s pretty fitting.
Anyways, Peek a boo! I spy with my little eye… a scaredy pup! haha. Too cute to not share my kodak moment captured whilst two big dogs were play wrestling and this wee one was hiding behind the bike wondering “what’s all the commotion about” (I like to put words in to dogs’ mouths.. can’t help it):
Yesterday’s rooftop pic via iphone. Especially with the illegal ones popping off all throughout the Mission, I had a 360 fireworks experience like no other. Super stellar.
Hope everyone got a nice tan and had plenty of fun!
H&M flower petal dress, Pacsun necklace, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag, Oscar de la Renta sunglasses, Chanel slingback heels
Nothing like starting a summer’s morning early with the sound of champagne bottle popping and uncorking some vino. The girls and I decided to keep it classy with a limo trip to Napa for some good old wine tasting. A perfect occasion to dust off this flower petal dress I bought a few years back for graduation. Even then, I still adore the petals and this will probably be the few things that I own that oozes femininity. A shift dress with thrills and frills especially in white may be a concern for some since none of those attribute to being figure flattering. So a quick and easy solve I like to do, is ‘waist’ it. I cinched the waist with an elastic band, you can easily use a skinny belt or have fun and use ribbon etc, just so I don’t look anymore boxier than my day to day. Threw my necessities into my usual vintage D&G cross-body and kept my pinkies up as I slipped into my beloved color-block Chanel’s.
Forever 21 suede jacket, American Apparel crop tank (here), H.I.P sheer polka dot top, Mango shorts, Oscar De La Renta sunglasses, thrifted shoes, vintage D&B bucketbag
Since I didn’t partake in the bay to breakers madness this year, to avoid the traffic, we decided to break away to another part of the bay – crossing the bridge. Just our luck, we arrive with post graduation gatherings when trying to find parking and seating for brunch in Berkeley. None the less, it was a gorgeous day out. So nice and sunny, hence me tucking in my sleeves in attempt to do what I call “city tanning” aka making do of getting as much sun exposure as possible! Non-stop food exploration from brunch to ice cream, to brewskis at the homie’s and grabbing hotdogs. I tried to bring the hippie meets modern everyday casual feel with me by rocking the red biker jacket with fringes all through the back and sleeves; it was a random F21 find and I love it. Plus, the leather-weaved flats that I thrifted years ago have such a down to earth look and unfortunately are slowly breaking apart. Oh, and excuse the wrinkly shorts.. I hate when that happens. Don’t you?