Channeling the Season

Tulle blazer, Bop Basics shorts, Urban Outfitters tee, Isabel Marant boots, Mulberry bag, Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Tulle blazer, Bop Basics shorts (similar), Urban Outfitters tee, Isabel Marant boots, Mulberry bag, Oliver Peoples sunglasses

Given how sunny and spring-like things have been around here lately, it’s difficult not to channel the season (even on the days that are decidedly neither sunny nor spring-like). I found this blazer on mega-sale around the corner and couldn’t resist – it seemed like just the thing for warm-ish days, or to combat the San Francisco fog on less-than-warm days. Let’s hope the fog monster keeps it in check for a bit.

Tulle Floral Blazer – San Francisco Style Blogger

Tulle Floral Blazer – San Francisco Style Blogger

Easter Unconventional

Dolce Vita Seni Romper, Zambos & Siega Clutch, Isabel Marant Jenny Boots, Stella & Dot Avalon Crescent Necklace

Dolce Vita romper, Zambos & Siega bag, Isabel Marant boots, Stella & Dot necklace

Though I most certainly dig Easter dresses and all their flowy pastel goodness, I went in a bit of a different direction for brunch this past Sunday. I’ll admit this romper is kind of an odd choice, but something about the combo of bell sleeves and bohemian daisies seemed particularly appropriate for Easter in San Francisco. And as I’ve expressed time and time again, I’m a sucker for all things mint.

Dolce Vita Seni Romper – San Francisco Style BloggerDolce Vita Seni Romper – San Francisco Style BloggerDolce Vita Seni Romper – San Francisco Style Blogger

White on White

Zara leather skirt embroidered at the side, Madewell chambray ex-boyfriend shirt, Adolfo Dominguez, Paolo wedges, Cleobella Mexicana Clutch

Zara leather skirt, Adolfo Dominguez top, Madewell chambray shirt, Cleobella clutch, Paolo wedges, Stella & Dot necklace

San Francisco was completely cloaked in fog when I got home from work yesterday, so our sunny weekend in Palm Springs seems particularly far away right about now. All the same, it’s nearly April so I can’t help but want to think only about sunshine and warm weather, and I know you East Coasters have got to be feeling the same since things should be getting warm there after all. Think those warm thoughts, lovelies; meanwhile, I’ll pretend that I never left the SoCal desert.

Zara embroidered leather skirt –San Francisco Style Blogger

Zara Embroidered Leather Mini Skirt – San Francisco Style BloggerZara embroidered leather skirt – San Francisco Style Blogger

Flamingos

Zara Flamingo Print Top, Zara crochet shorts, Joie A La Plage Sable Slides, Westward Leaning Color Revolution Sunglasses

Zara top, Zara shorts (similar), Joie sandals, Zambos & Siega bag, Westward Leaning sunglasses

As a big fan of most things tropical, I made a serious beeline across the store when I spotted this flamingo-printed top in Zara recently. It works pretty perfectly as part of a resort look, but I’ll be just as happy to pair it with jeans and blazers back in San Francisco (where things are a good deal cooler than they were in Palm Springs, the site of these photos). Bonus: The print might be just sunny enough to keep me warm on the especially foggy SF days.

Zara Flamingo Top –  San Francisco Style BloggerZara Flamingo Top –San Francisco Style Blogger

Hill Hiking

By Malene Birger Higon Striped Dress, 80%20 Rina Booties, Clare Vivier neon stripe flat clutch, Westward Leaning Color Revolution Sunglasses

By Malene Birger dress, 80%20 boots, Clare Vivier clutch, Westward Leaning sunglasses

Whenever possible, I prefer to walk to get where I’m going; I just generally find it to be the most pleasurable way to get from point A to point B (in most cases). So when I moved to San Francisco, I found that careful planning of all walks was imperative to avoid unexpectedly walking up hills that are basically vertical faces, in both directions. I’ve started figuring out where the real beasts are (and luckily my neighborhood is pretty flat, at least by SF standards), and I’m able to avoid them when I want – but I’ve also learned something else: bigger hills=awesome views. Tradeoffs.

By Malene Birger Higon Dress – San Francisco Style BloggerBy Malene Birger Higon Dress – San Francisco Style BloggerBy Malene Birger Higon Dress – San Francisco Style Blogger

Neutrals

Alternative Apparel Leenie Pullover, Tibi silk shorts, Isabel Marant brushed suede Jenny boots, Westward Leaning Color Revolution Sunglasses

Alternative Apparel sweatshirt (it almost pains me how much it’s on sale given that I paid full price), Tibi shorts (similar), Isabel Marant boots, Westward Leaning sunglasses

I really love a neutral color palette, but I put on this outfit Sunday morning only to realize that I was completely lacking the requisite St. Patrick’s Day green. Luckily, my mirrored shades came to the rescue and no pinches came my way. Sometimes just a tiny bit of color is all you need, no?

Also: A big congrats to Carly, the winner of the Stella & Dot necklace giveaway! For everyone else, no worries – you can still get your own crescent necklace here for just $39.

Alternative Apparel Leenie Pullover, Tibi silk shorts, Isabel Marant brushed suede Jenny boots, Westward Leaning Color Revolution SunglassesAlternative Apparel Leenie Pullover, Tibi silk shorts, Isabel Marant brushed suede Jenny boots, Westward Leaning Color Revolution SunglassesAlternative Apparel Leenie Pullover, Tibi silk shorts, Isabel Marant brushed suede Jenny boots, Westward Leaning Color Revolution Sunglasses

Comfy Stripes

Jack by BB Dakota Stripe French Terry Cardigan, Topshop Double Layer Tube Skirt, Oliver Peoples Daddy B Sunglasses, 80%20 Rina Booties, Stella & Dot Avalon Crescent Necklace

Jack by BB Dakota French terry cardigan, Topshop skirt, 80%20 boots, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Stella & Dot necklace (enter to win one here!)

The growing numbers of terry/sweatshirt/jersey options on fashionable shelves is really challenging my self-control when it comes to shopping; I just can’t seem to get enough of the comfortable stuff. I’ve been living in this terry cardigan since I got it and honestly don’t plan on taking it off anytime soon, since it somehow seems to work just as well over PJs as it does out and about. Hopefully it’ll satiate the comfortable addiction, for at least a little while.

Jack by BB Dakota Terry Cardigan – San Francisco Style Blogger

Jack by BB Dakota Terry Cardigan – San Francisco Style Blogger

Jack by BB Dakota Terry Cardigan – San Francisco Style Blogger

Jack by BB Dakota Terry Cardigan – San Francisco Style Blogger