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.
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?
As we enter that sort of transitional season, I’m realizing that San Francisco is basically always in transitional weather – not hot, not cold, nothing too extreme. It’s pretty rare that I need a serious winter coat, but it’s also not always quite warm enough for just a light blazer. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect in-between jacket for quite some time, so I was pretty pumped when Muse offered to send me this anorak , and I honestly haven’t stopped wearing it since it arrived. It seems to go with just about everything I own, so I’m going to do a few posts this week featuring the anorak in several different looks.
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So it’s Valentine’s Day. Apart from the candy – and yes, the candy is awesome – I think this day is kinda lame. I can appreciate the value in telling those you love just how much you appreciate them, but a., I don’t see why we need a Hallmark holiday that tells us to do that once a year; and b., it’s a pretty crappy reminder of loneliness when you’re single. Seems kinda unnecessary.
We headed out to Ocean Beach the other afternoon where things were seriously windy – like my sweater would’ve flown away if not belted windy. Perhaps the hundred or so kiteboarders out in the water should’ve clued me in before I got out of the car. Milo seemed to dig it anyway, and my go-to bright summer maxi skirt adapted to the winter winds nicely.
One of my favorite things about my new city is its proximity to so very many awesome places, with wine country at the top of that list. Following our visit to Hog Island north of San Francisco this weekend, we headed up to a couple of wineries in Sonoma, and as usual weren’t disappointed – even if the wines hadn’t been delicious (somehow they almost always are), the drive through the Russian River Valley and the views throughout Sonoma would’ve made the trip well worth it.
Dress+blazer+boots is such an easy go-to ensemble for fall, and ease has been pretty high on my list lately with the cross-country move and all. When everything you own is packed away in one suitcase or another, the fewer items you need, the better, so stumbling across your easiest wrap dress while digging through a mass of clothing is pretty exciting.