Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Autumn + Current loves

I'm not sad over the fact that it's autumn; in fact I'm quite happy. Autumn hosts some of our best weather here in San Francisco - plus I'm thrilled for any excuse to be able to wear sweaters and boots. So here's a list of some things I'm loving now that the season has officially changed.

pardon my messy desk
Starbucks seasonal offerings. I cannot get enough of the salted caramel mocha. LOVE. I'm also enjoying a pumpkin latte at the moment. And if the spiced caramel apple cider comes back out... add another to my fall indulgences.

Football. There's something about a warm blanket or pants, the evening falling early and football on tv. I'm always going to be true to my team - the San Francisco 49ers. Here's to hoping for a better season than the last few.

I kinda love this whole look. From Macy's.com
Tweed. A coworker was kind enough to bring me a pretty pink tweed scarf as a thank you and ever since then I've been dreaming about a tweed jacket or blazer. With Chanel being the Queen of the tweed jackets - and notably out of my price range - I'm hoping to find a tweed jacket or blazer that's not too bright and also that won't break the bank (although after a basic search today that may be harder than I think..). The one above from Macy's may fit the bill - but that means I would have to order it from online. Macy's online, 58.99.

who doesn't love boots? (once you get them on...)
Boots! You can't go wrong with boots in the fall. I'm working on breaking in a pair of Frye Jane 14 pull on boots (if anyone has any tips, lord please let me know) and once they are done I can't wait to wear them out and about. Purchase yours here at Nordies for 297.75 and make sure you have a boot horn handy to take them off.

So what are you currently loving - or what are you disliking?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vegas wrap up + wedding shoes

I honestly can't believe how fast the weekend went by! We had a fantastic time. Thanks to a fantastic hookup we were able to stay at the Planet Hollywood. The pool area was particularly fantastic on Saturday - not many people were out! The spa also was gorgeous as well. Major props for having showers built into the massage rooms so that way you can shower off without trekking through hallways dripping goo.

We dined at Koi inside the PH which was absolutely fantastic. The crispy creamy shrimp was outstanding as was my ahi tuna main. We danced the night away at the Bank inside Bellagio and hit up Tao in the Venetian for a bit.

My only regret is that we didn't stay a bit longer! But all good things must come to an end and gives us reason to go back. ;)

Photo from Nordstroms.com

Also in wedding news... I picked out a pair of wedding shoes but I'm not so sure I'll keep them. 1) they have a 3 inch heel. Me and heels don't exactly get along. and 2) they are white and scream wedding shoes. I doubt I'll ever use them again, even if I were to dye them. I'd really like to find a pretty blue pair but.. alas. We shall see. Badgley Mischka Salsa pumps via Nordstrom.

Hope your Wednesday is fantastic!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


This is Ollie. He's been having some health problems lately. I'm a little worried about my little guy. I took some photos with him tonight. Since we're off to Vegas this weekend he will be staying with my parents who can keep a close eye on him.

Good thoughts and well wishes for Ollie would be fantastic.

Photos from Vegas sometime next week. Have an awesome weekend!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall is almost here!

In the rest of the country, that is. Here in Cailfornia our Summer is really starting to get underway. But... with the change in seasons elsewhere that means fall catalogues are here and I'm obsessing over what to get. I've compiled a list of some of my must haves for the fall (once it finally gets to SF...).

Camel sweaters. I'm SO in love with the color camel it's not even funny. I found this particular sweater while surfing at Nordies and I can't get over how cute it is. I also love that  comes in an array of gorgeous colors. I love the camel (of course) but I'm also privvy to the maroon. And the elbow patches? Ack I love it! The price isn't that bad... but I may hold out to see if this particular one goes on sale or if I can find a cheaper version. Halogen elbow patch sweater at Nordstroms for 69.00.

Mustard. The color mustard. I think it looks fantastic paired with jewel tones - reds, greens, and of course your blacks, whites, and greys. Since I'm not that brave I may toy with the idea of going for a mustard colored scarf. But then again... who doesn't love a good cardigan? This jcrew one is tempting me only because it's a lighter mustard... but part of me years for something darker. Jcrew Eden cardigan  - 89.50.

Leopard print flats. And my search goes on for these. I seem to be having a hard time finding a good pair that's not any flourescent color. Or maybe I'm just too particular. Which is why I love yet another jcrew item, the Nora calf hair ballet flats. The price is a little steep (okay, way steep, as in I may wait for sale for these) but I kinda think they are perfect. Perhaps if I win big in Vegas next weekend.... Jcrew Nora Calf Hair Ballet Flats - 250.00

Nude flats. Aside from needing them for an upcoming wedding in March I don't have one single pair of nude colored shoes. Oh the horror! I'm keen to these Michael Kors shoes. I think they're pretty cute - and since they are nude I can wear them with just about anything (except maybe brown.. or mustard...). Michael Kors Odette flat at Endless - 150.00

Well that's it for now. What is on your fall wishlist?
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