Anniversary Date Idea

anniversary date idea

Joel and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary this weekend. Man, time flies.

One of our favorite things to do together is go for a drive along the coast. So we hopped in the car and headed up Hwy 1 towards Pescadero.

Duarte's Tavern

We decided to celebrate at Duarte’s Tavern. We had driven by several times wanting to go in, but for one reason or another never got the chance. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend stopping by (especially if you’re an artichoke lover, trust me). Established in 1894, the building carries a lot of history–as does the town. The atmosphere, food, and service made for an unforgettable evening.

duarte's tavern

 Olallieberry Pie–unfortunately the only food item I was able to document. After scarfing down cream of artichoke soup, lots of bread, and artichoke ravioli, I felt a moment of fullness long enough to snap a photo of dessert. It didn’t last long.

Date Night

Snapchat Screenshot *note the cozy nook we were seated in just outside of the bar*

Pescadero

Pescadero is a great escape, even if getting there took less than an hour. The town is quaint and unique. Despite its small radius, there is actually a lot to do. You can visit Harley Farms, sip a warm beverage at the cool and hipster Downtown Local coffee shop, or my favorite–walk the historic downtown street in awe of its untouched beauty.

urban jeans and sweater, lucky heels, bar iii top

I dressed in my best Fall sweater since the weather is finally starting to cool down around here. I paired it with a black turtleneck tank tucked into my favorite high waisted jeans at the moment. When I was a kid, I remember refusing to where any turtleneck my mom picked out for me. It’s funny how times change. And of course, I can’t forget to mention my go-to heels. Very casual and very me.

date night outfit

“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” -Unknown

Burgundy

I associate the color Burgundy with Fall. It’s deep, warm, and romantic. I wear it all year long, but especially this time of year. Shop some of my favorite shades of Burgundy for Fall:

burgundy sweater

Free People, Wine

burgundy boots

Madewell, Deepest Burgundy

red scarf

Topshop, Check Mix

burgundy coat

Urban, Maroon

plum coat

ASOS, Oxblood

burgundy bootie

Lucky Brand, Beet Suede

burgundy flannel

Nordstrom, Burgundy Stem Jen Plaid

burgundy sweater

Madewell, Dark Cabernet

burgundy pants

Topshop, Berry Red

“The spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.” -Enya

Fall Bootie Wish List

The colder months are upon us. Sigh…but it’s not all bad news! Fall is one of my favorite seasons for fashion. The change in weather means it’s finally time to pull out those booties! Check out my Fall bootie wish list:

UGG booties

UGG

Sam Edelman booties

Sam Edelman

Sole Society Booties

Sole Society

Dolce Vita Booties

Dolce Vita

Lucky Brand booties

Lucky Brand

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.” -Elizabeth Lawrence

The Denim Skirt

Levi's Denim Skirts

With school just around the corner, it’s time to start transitioning my wardrobe into Fall.

Levi's Denim Skirts

The Denim Skirt is the perfect piece to start the change. Paired with a tank and sandals it suits well for Summer. To adjust for Fall just add a leather jacket, tights, and a pair of boots!

Levi’s is my favorite denim brand. They’re true to fit and maintain a classic style. Check out a few of their other skirts that I love:

Levi's Denim Skirts

The Perfect Skirt

Levi's Denim Skirts

Button Down Pencil Skirt

Levi's Denim Skirts

Icon Skirt

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” -Marc Jacobs

The Choker

Chokers

It’s no secret that chokers have come back in style. Even though all the top supermodels are wearing them, it’s been hard for me to hop back on the 90s train. I think the reason they haven’t resonated with me is because they aren’t a subtle accessory, but rather a statement piece. Until now, that is…

Free People have a wide variety of chokers that are more my style. They are understated and elegant. Here are a just a few chokers from their collection that stood out to me:

chokers

Lana Delicate Chain Choker

Chokers

Mirella Drop Choker

Chokers

Flower Bomb Delicate Choker

“You don’t need to follow trends to be stylish.” Naomie Harris

Reflection

Since it is now 2016, I think it is appropriate to reflect on some of my favorite blog posts–going all the way back to the beginning! I love looking back and seeing how my style has evolved. I’m proud of these looks. This blog has been a wonderful outlet, and I’m so excited for what’s to come!

Happy New Year!!!

Urban Dress

Urban Outfitters Dress

Express Top

Express Top

Zara Heels

Zara Heels

Levi's Jeans

Levi’s Jeans

Urban Outfitters Pants

Urban Outfitters Pants

H&M Jacket

H&M Jacket

Target Purse

Target Purse

Nordstrom Crop Top

Nordstrom Crop Top

Cathy Jean Booties

Cathy Jean Booties

Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans

Lucky Brand Boyfriend Jeans

Cotton On Scarf

Cotton On Scarf

Target Dress

Target Dress

Sundance Earrings

Sundance Earrings

Urban Outfitters Pants

Urban Outfitters Pants

Brandy Melville Dress

Brandy Melville Dress

American Apparel Top

American Apparel Top

The Sak Purse

The Sak Purse

Brandy Melville Hat

Brandy Melville Hat

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” -Rachel Zoe

Holiday Loungewear

With the holidays approaching, I can’t help but start thinking about warm beverages, late mornings, Christmas movies, good books, and a warm fire to curl up next to. To really relax, however, I need to be properly dressed for the occasion. And that means… loungewear. It’s comfortable, but cute enough to run down to the market in when you run out of eggnog.

loungewear

Madewell

loungewear

Anthropologie

loungewear

Urban Outfitters

loungewear

GAP

loungewear

American Apparel

loungewear

J. Crew

uggs

UGG

oversized scarf

ASOS

Fall

“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay. That country composed in the main of cellars, sub-cellars, coal-bins, closets, attics, and pantries faced away from the sun. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain.”
― Ray Bradbury

I LOVE Fall. In the spirit of things, I thought I would share a few of my favorite things that I associate with my favorite season.

Hoola BronzerBronzer 

Madewell Sweater

Oversized Sweater

Zazie Sf Hot Cocoa and Chai

Big Bowls of Hot Chocolate and Chai at Zazie 

MAC Lipstick

Dark Shades of Lipstick 

Brave Enough Cheryl Strayed

A New Book (preferably read by a fire)

Anthropology table setting

Table Settings 

Gap Scarf

Cashmere Scarf

Sole society boots

Knee High Boots

Loose Braids from the beauty department

Loose Braids

Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner! I used to plan my costume out months ahead of time when I was a kid. Though the outfit is fun and all, it’s nothing without a great face to match! Here are a few Halloween make-up looks I found for inspiration:

Halloween Make-up

Halloween Make-up

Halloween Make-up

Halloween Make-up

Halloween Make-up

Halloween Make-up

Sephora has the best “Halloween Must-Haves” to choose from. I recommend stepping out of your comfort zone! After all, Halloween is a great time to experiment.

If you still haven’t found the right costume, like me, ASOS and ModCloth have great Halloween selections to choose from. Even if I don’t end up deciding on a specific THING to be, I still think it’s fun to dress up a little. Here are a couple of my favorite pieces:

ASOS skeleton sweater

Asos Skeleton Sweater for a scary movie night

ModCloth haunt dress

ModCloth “My Usual Haunt Dress” for a dinner date

ASOS black eye mask

ASOS Black Eye Mask for handing out candy

ModCloth Halloween Top

ModCloth “Ecstatic Age Top” to thrown on over  jeans and boots for pumpkin picking

ASOS spider web catsuit

ASOS Metallic Spider Web Catsuit for a costume party

“Play and try to be a little bit daring–break the rules.” -François Nars