Sorry I have been a little MIA this week. I hosted book club at my house on Tuesday, so I was busy prepping and cooking for 10 girls earlier this week! Recipes of the grilled veggie lasagna and “adult” chocolate pudding coming soon! We read the book Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. It was quite a page turner!
Last weekend Nick and I went to dinner with a few friends to the new Betelenut. The warm weather never really sticks around for the evenings in San Francisco, so I settled on tights and a sweater over a dress. I love adding a shirt or sweater over a dress, it makes me feel like I have a whole new outfit! See here for when I wore this dress as a dress, looks like a whole different outfit, huh?
I hope everyone has a great weekend!! See ya back here next week!
Parker dress (old, similar here and in black and pink)~~Joie sweater (in gray or cardigan)~~Gap tights~~Rag and Bone booties~~Banana Republic clutch (old, similar here)~~Jewelry: Banana Republic, Hermes, Madewell
Nick asked me the other night if I could make him some cookies. I dug through my new cookbook Baked Explorations and found this recipe for Cowboy Cookies. Luckily I had everything it called for on hand. Unfortunately, I didn’t read the recipe through before I started so I didn’t see that I needed to refrigerate for 4 hours. So we ended up having these cookies the next day instead. Oh well, they were worth the wait!
Don’t forget to refrigerate!
Another Working Girl Wednesday coming your way! That means we are half way through the week and now you have another work outfit idea! I know I have been raving about how nice it has been here but I rarely feel like I get to wear skirts or dresses without tights. Especially in the summer here it is freezing! But this was one of those glorious days I could go sans tights with my skirt. I love when I come up with ideas to wear my chambray to work. I usually feel like it looks to casual. But paired with a black pencil skirt and a light sweater it works for the office!
Not sure if you noticed but I recently got my haired dyed darker! At first I wasn’t sure but my fabulous hairstylist Julie at Le Reve encouraged me to do to it… and I love it! It is a nice change because I am pretty sure for the past 7 years I always tell her to do the same thing! Thank you Julie!!
Armani Exchange skirt (old, similar here)~~J.Crew chambray~~Banana Republic sweater (old, similar here)~~Vince Camuto shoes~~Gucci handbag (old, similar here)~~Jewelry: Burberry watch,David Yurman necklace, Hermes, J.Crew
A couple of weekends ago I went to brunch with a few girlfriends. On the weekends I really like to dress comfy so this oversized sweater and these cargo pants were the perfect choice! I added these Shoemint wedges to dress up the outfit a bit… I mean I was brunching with the ladies! The weather has been so amazing here in San Francisco. I think it is the sunniest year since I moved to SF 7 years ago!
J Brand pants (old, really cute gray pair here)~~J.Crew sweater (in orange and navy here)~~Shoemint shoes (old, loving these ones for only $59)~~Marc Jacobs handbag (old, similar here)~~Jewelry: Burberry watch, Hermes, Stella and Dot, Kate Spade
Loving…Ripe Watermelon May Flowers Freshly Baked Cookies (recipe coming soon!)Kitty in the Sink
Being in Palm Springs all weekend for one of my best friend’s Bachelorette!
See my packing list here.
Working Girl Wednesday…Happy Wednesday! It has been so nice here in San Francisco the past few days! I couldn’t resist this pink button down not only because it is pink but also because it is super soft! I paired it with this royal blue skirt to off set all of the other pastel colors I was wearing. Without tights I feel like this skirt would look a little too short, so I added these adorable polka dot tights that I got as a gift from my friend Amy at work.
Banana Republic shirt (on sale!)~~J.Crew skirt (old, loving this stripe version)~~Banana Republic tights~~belt from Nordstrom~~Jessica Simpson pumps (on sale!)~~Cole Haan handbag (old)~~Jewelry: J.Crew necklace, Hermes, David Yurman, Burberry~~Lips: Dior Devilish Pink
A few weekends ago I went to wine country on a party bus for my friends Shannon’s birthday. It was one of those days that makes you feel like you are back in college. We got on the bus at 10am and immediately started drinking mimosas. Luckily Shannon is probably the best hostess EVER. She brought breakfast pastries and a full blown picnic meal for lunch. I’m talking 4 different kinds of sandwiches, 4 different sides and Ad Hoc fried chicken!! I mean what birthday girl makes all of that for her own party?? She is the best!!
I chose to wear these mint jeans with a flowy top since it wasn’t going to be super hot that day. And it is easier to ride on a bus (swing around the stripper pole, ha) in pants rather than a dress. I opted for wedges since they are comfortable but look a tiny bit more dressed up. All in all it was one awesome day!Gap jeans (only $29.99)~~Gap top (old, similar here and here)~~Sam Edelman wedges (old, I like these)~~Rebecca Minkoff handbag (last seen here)~~Jewelry: David Yurman, Hermes, Kate Spade