Wednesday Bling

Wednesday was one of those awful mornings where you realize you are running terribly late, but cannot find anything to wear. Everything I tried on just didn't feel right and while I knew I should just pick something and go, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Eventually I just went for my tried and true black, but spiced it up with a slew of necklaces. I love jewelry that can be layered; it makes it so easy to change up your look just by putting a few different pieces together.

Diamond necklace and pearl necklaces: J Crew, Large chain necklace: Target, Spike necklace: H&M


Bridal Shower Chic

Just an afternoon of shopping post bridal shower. It was the first one I'd ever been to, and felt worlds away from where I am in my life! I'm lucky if I can make dinner for myself every night, much less plan a future and a household. But there's nothing quite like an afternoon in the presence of some wonderful women celebrating milestone life events.

This dress is actually my own, from Anthropologie (one of the designer collaborations for Made in Kind), but has always been a favorite. I love the print, and there is a perfect balance between the flow of the skirt and the length. The back cutout is an added bonus as well; I'm a sucker for an interesting back detail.

Dress: Anthropologie, Shoes: Anthropologie (Daniela Palo), Necklace: Lulu Frost for J Crew, Bracelet: Madewell


Necklace Obsession

Anyone who knows me knows that I am hardly ever without jewelry, especially a good statement necklace, and my special affinity for J. Crew creations has led me to have a solid collection of sparkly, neck-grazing pieces. Recently, I had started to feel a little bored with my current selection, as it had been a while since I had invested in anything new. This feeling serendipitously coincided with my birthday month, when a friend told me she wanted to buy me a new J. Crew necklace as a present. It was such a kind gesture, and she picked this one out, which I have not stopped wearing since. I particularly love the asymmetrical lay of the flowers!

Dress Updates

I love to sew, especially when it involves taking an item I already have (or found for cheap) and turning it into something better. When I found this dress in the Anthropologie basement, it was $9.95 and my size..... But with a high neckline and HUGE sleeves. First putting it on felt something like wearing a hot pink table cloth. I took it home, hoping that I could come up with a way to transform it. After playing around on my dress form, this is what I came up with! I removed the sleeves, and as it is lace, was able to leave a raw edge without fear of fraying. With the neckline, I wanted to sass it up a bit by cutting a super deep V. The end result is better than I expected, and makes the dress into an easy, wearable, but still saucy summer alternative.


Pier Afternoons in San Francisco

On a relatively sunny (for San Francisco) afternoon, a friend and I went exploring in the Dog Patch neighborhood. As the area is still fairly mixed use, between the industrial buildings and the newly renovated Victorians, it creates an environment I've found to be unique to that part of San Fran. I liked this section of the pier - leftover dock parts dotting the shoreline.

Necklaces: J Crew and H&M, Sweater: Madewell, Shorts: Vintage

Chain Chain Chain

I'm known for layering necklaces, probably because one just never seems to be enough, and it's a great way to continue to create new combinations. This mix is new for me, but I liked the sweet and classic pearls against the sparkly spikes. A little juxtaposition never hurt anyone, and it brings a bit intrigue to an otherwise run-of-the-mill work outfit.

Necklace #1: Saks, Necklace #2, #3, and shoes: J Crew, Sweater: Zara

Brews with CC

Nothing like a good beer with a good friend. Trying desperately to transition to summer clothes, but alas, the weather is not always in our favor.

Leather jacket: Urban Outfitters, Army jacket: H&M, Skort: Zara