What to Pack: Weekend in Charleston

I haven’t been back to the East Coast since we moved west in December, so I’m happy to say that I’ll be heading to Charleston, S.C., this weekend to celebrate the impending wedding of one of my nearest and dearest. The wedding isn’t til May, but a pre-nuptial ladies’ weekend is in order and I’m pumped for some beach time, Chucktown bar-hopping and QT with the bride-to-be. There’s little I love more (or know better) than the Carolina shore in April, so packing for this trip will be a breeze. Going in my bag: several shades of blue, loose knits, summerweight scarves and crisp whites.

What to Pack Weekend in Charleston – San Francisco Style Blogger

 

Clockwise, from upper left: Madewell Pyramid Top, Basta Surf Strappy Bandeau Bikini, Joie Kennedi Tote, Topshop Abstract Letter Scarf, Super Ciccio Sunglasses, Report Silverton Flats, Theory Gwena Stretch Linen Blend Shorts, Mango Striped Knit Jersey Sweater

Festival Dressing

Music festival season is nearly upon us my friends, and while I won’t be heading south to Indio this month, I’m already planning my festival attire anyway. The Bay Area is playing host to its own awesome music celebration this spring, with Bottlerock hitting the Napa Valley in May, and I certainly won’t be missing that. Music fest getups should be easy but fun, and comfortable footwear is of the utmost importance, since no one likes traipsing around festival fields/gravel/mud pits in heels. Other things to take into consideration are sun and heat, so easy fabrics and sun protection are key.

Happy music festing!

Music Festival Dressing – San Francisco Style Blogger

From left: Topshop Crop Broderie Shell, Mango Tencel Long Skirt, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Fallon Sandals; Ace&Jig Duo Racerback Tank, A.L.C. Camden Striped Shorts, Sam Edelman Petty Boots;San Diego Hat Company Paper Braid Wide Brim Fedora, Topshop Mexican Bodice Dress, Ancient Greek Sandals Niki Metallic Strappy Slides

Almost forgot – a comfy bag big enough to carry all the essentials:

Fringe Bag – San Francisco Style Blogger
Free People Silver Lake Hobo

On the Hunt: Holiday Party Dresses

I know there are about a gazillion features on holiday party dressing out there on the interwebs right now, but I couldn’t resist – party dresses are awfully fun, aren’t they? And let’s be honest – events of all shapes and sizes are plentiful this time of year, and we’re going to need something to wear.

Holiday Party Dresses – San Francisco Style Blogger

Clockwise, from upper left: BB Dakota Delilah Metallic Lace Dress, MICHAEL Michael Kors Paillette-embellished Jersey Mini Dress, Opulence England Embellished Chiffon Dress, Talula Yorkville Dress, Mango Sequins Beads Dress, Topshop Border Lace Dip Hem Dress

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

One of my favorite days of the year is nearly upon us – a mere six days from now we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with the greatest feast of them all, and I for one am. so. pumped. Thanksgiving celebrations vary widely – from the super casual meal that starts with the annual family turkey shoot out back to the swanky city soiree with the most judgy of judgy grandmothers – but across all variations of the annual event, one thing remains constant: intense overconsumption of delicious fare. I take the feasting pretty seriously, and given my commitment to consumption on this most important of holidays, there is one thing that holds the highest priority when considering sartorial choices for the day – elastic waistbands. A somewhat distant second on the priority list is comfortable footwear, since at my family Thanksgiving celebrations at least, there’s a lot of standing around whilst drinking bloody marys. And let’s be honest – 4-inch heels don’t feel so sexy after an enormous meal.


From left: Topshop Mirror Embellished Jumper, Mango Chiffon Long Skirt, Steven Eternnal Haircalf Flats; Kain Tamsin Silk-Chiffon Top, Topshop Knitted Tweedy Check Skirt, Marais USA Ankle Bootie; J.Crew Sequined Cotton Sweater, 3.1 Phillip Lim Silk-Crepe Harem Pants, Sam Edelman Aster Cap Toe Flats

Knit-picking

It hasn’t exactly gotten cold here yet (save a two-day chilly spell a couple weeks ago), but it feels like it ought to be . Don’t get me wrong – I’m all about warm weather and I’ll take it whenever I can get it, but something about warmer temps well into what should be fall makes me nervous that Old Man Winter’s gonna sneak up out of nowhere and slap us with some seriously frigid weeks to come. So in preparation for that sneak attack, some cozy knitwear.

Clockwise, from upper left: Topshop knitted textured fluffy cardi, Topshop knitted fair isle skirt, Mango cable knit metalized sweater, Madewell colorblock bookmark sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs Ilona chunky-knit wool and cotton-blend beanie, Need Supply Co. honeycomb scarf, Cacharel laddered-knit sweater

Shades of Beige

I’ve been really feeling all things cream, ivory, beige, tan and the like lately – something about those particular shades seems to fit in perfectly with the last days of summer.

1. Ecote Crochet Mermaid Maxi Skirt
2. Jeffrey Campbell Caesar
3. Karen Walker Anywhere Sunglasses
4. Topshop Boutique Sailor Dress
5. Mango Smocked Waist Trousers
6. B-Low the Belt Twiggy Clutch
7. Marni Fine-Knit Cashmere Vest