Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Seeing stripes

September and October in San Francisco are usually the best months of the year. Morning fog often burns off to leave the rest of the day and evening in sunshine. I dragged the tripod out to the backyard tonight.

Old Navy has really had some great J Crew dupes lately - and at a price point that's more than 1/3 of the cost. I picked the following striped sweatshirt up this weekend during a 50% off one item promo and couldn't wait to wear it today. I paired it with chambray and a black sweater skirt.

My backyard got even better when these guys decided to stop by.. our newest neighbors, some of the telegraph hill parrots. The parrots of telegraph hill have been in San Francisco for years. They're gorgeous, often fly in groups, and are quite loud. At least 4 have taken over some nearby trees as of late and today I got to get up close with a few of them.

This one seemed to particularly enjoy eating an apple and then making sure I saw him. What a little bugger.

Outfit details:
Striped sweatshirt: Old Navy (exact)
Chambray shirt: Nordstrom (similar)
Skirt: Loft (similar)


  1. THERE ARE PARROTS?????? I am coming!!!

    Love the sweatshirt, but


    1. Yes! You must come! I heard more this morning and when I got home yesterday evening they were both in their perch in the apple tree. :)

  2. the parrots!!!! they're so cute!! i love the sweatshirt on you!

    1. Thanks phiphi! They are pretty cool guys, even if they are a little loud.

  3. I love the stripes and I agree that Old Navy has some great "J. Crew inspired" pieces for fall. Your parrot pictures are gorgeous! I so want to get a more professional camera so I can take shots like this!

    1. Katie, if you can, you should get a nice camera. I love mine. I've taken it all over the place. It's a great investment if you like photography. :)

  4. I love J Crew dups too and how cool are those parrots!

  5. Awesome photos of the parrots! And such great look for less! Thanks for sharing your look with Three-fer Thursday :)

    xo Bethany

  6. I love SF! It's one of my favorite cities in the whole world. My sister lives in foster city, so I try to visit as often as I can! I wish I could just be a perma vacationer there haha! Love your striped sweater Laura!

  7. Oooh I'll need to check out Old Navy! I like adding J. Crew pieces once in awhile, but they're definitely too pricey for my usual shopping. You look great!


  8. Those are great shots of the parrots! I wish I could see parrots in my daily life - maybe I should move to San Fran :)

    Love the sweatshirt, and I love that it is from Old Navy even more!

  9. Oh my gosh, you get parrots in your backyard? How awesome is that! I also love your striped sweater, the perfect fall transition piece! Hope you can stop by and check out my $50 Nordstrom gift card giveaway!

    Xo, Amanda



thanks for visiting! want to talk more? feel free to send me an email. :)

designed with love by beautiful dawn designs