Been hopping around a bit lately – back east, then back west, around the Bay and beyond. I’ve been pretty focused on fog-dodging – that San Francisco fog is one aggressive beast this time of year, hence the lack of SF-centric photos. They tell me summer comes in September; in the meantime, I’m taking matters into my own hands and sun-chasing.
The dude and I have just a couple of days for a little celebratory getaway, so Palm Springs was an easy choice as our destination since it’s only a 90-minute flight away. We’ve never been, but I’m pretty excited about a little poolside lounging and good old-fashioned R&R. Also on the agenda are some traipsing around in the desert, a visit to the spa and Rat Pack-style cocktails. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the 80s and sunshine, so I’m packing accordingly, focusing on airy fabrics and pool wear. Can’t wait!
Clockwise, from upper left: Zimmerman Scallop Strapless Dress, J.Crew Panama Hat, Maison Scotch Embroidered Clutch, Element Blueprint Shirt, What Goes Around Comes Around Belted Shorts, Loeffler Randall Dree Sandals, Mar Y Sol Caracas Basket Tote, Mara Hoffman Frida Printed Bandeau Bikini
While walking down Haight Street and wearing these pants the other day, a dog came running up to me (and Milo, who was accompanying me per usual) to greet us. His owner – who looked as if he’d perhaps come to Haight-Ashbury in the Summer of Love and never left – trailed behind him. “Sorry!” he said. “Timmy really likes purple.” I’d never gotten fashion feedback from a canine before, but there’s a first time for everything, right?
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Eight Sixty jumpsuit (similar), Loeffler Randall heels, J.Crew jean jacket (similar), Laundry purse, Belt was my husband’s
When the jumpsuit/onesie trend came back around a few years ago, it drew some serious skepticism, but not from this camp. Here’s why: I’m a big fan of anything that makes the day just a tad bit easier, and like dresses, jumpsuits mean at least one less decision while getting dressed in the morning (without the dress’s incompatibility with riding bikes/sitting cross-legged/doing cartwheels/the like). Plus, I dig pretty much anything reminiscent of the ’70s – wonder if our ’70s counterparts were trying to minimize their decision-making when they came up with the whole thing?
J.Crew sequin stripe tee, Yanuk boyfriend jeans, vintage blazer, Cleobella clutch, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Pour La Victoire Mai wedges
This year I actually made it out to the mall for the day-after-Christmas sales, and surprisingly it wasn’t nearly as painful as I anticipated it to be – the crowds weren’t so bad, I spent hardly any time in line and claustrophobia was kept to a minimum. Plus, I found a couple of pretty sick deals at J.Crew, including this tee, which I snagged for $35 (down from $128), and a pair of jeans for $22 (down from $125). While fighting through hoards of shoppers for sales still isn’t high on my list, the appeal is certainly growing.
My foray into snowy territory this weekend enlightened me as to the importance of appropriate footwear in serious weather situations. There’s little less comfortable than a shoe filled with snow and soaked through in 20-degree weather, and while it would be nice to believe the assumptions encouraged by the tantalizing resort gear lining the shelves right about now, it is in fact still January, and there’s still a good bit of snow covering a wide swath of this country and beyond. So while it’s not quite spring, let’s at least be comfortable (and cute while we’re at it).