Perkins Memorial and the Green Dress

A few years ago, I saw this dress at GAP…. Unfortunately, my size was nowhere to be found. A few weeks later, I saw the dress again, just a single one on the sale rack. Despite the dress being several sizes to large, I gleefully took it home. I cinch the volume of the dress down to my size with a wide belt, and it gives a little extra swing in the dress. Sometimes, like I did here, I layer a swingy petticoat under the skirt for a little extra oopmh. It’s a long time favorite, especially during the hot months when I want to be comfortable, cool, and put together. I think the wide belt adds that extra touch put-together-ness.

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I wore this favorite to a visit to Perkins Memorial. Perkins Memorial is a beautiful drive or hike in the middle of Bear Mountain and it has some fantastic views of Hudson Valley. I visited on a cloudy day, but it was still absolutely breathtaking to see the entire valley in bloom and green. The tower is open seasonally, and the view is even more stunning from the top.

SONY DSCDress: GAP (old, I like this and this from the current collection)
Petticoat: From another dress (Tons of beautiful options on Etsy)
Belt: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren (Similar here and adore this one)
Sandals: Kate Spade (similar here and love these)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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Thank you so much for visiting! Tell me in the comments if you’ve visited this part of Hudson Valley before, and what your favorites are!

To Walk on Clouds

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Coyote Hills Regional Park (location)

When I went to this park for the first time a couple years ago, I couldn’t help up stick my head out the window as I drove in, smiling my face off. That smile turned into gleeful skipping as I explored the park, stood on top of the hills and stared down the Bay into San Francisco, and finally slid my reluctant and tired legs into my car that night to go home.  I’ve been back many more times, and each time I feel as if I’m walking on the clouds. Rain or shine, this park is one of my absolute favorites in the Bay Area.

Tell me – what are your favorite parks to visit? Tell me where I should visit next!

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Thank you for visiting!!!!

Pattern Play + Vermillion

Playing with stripes and gingham! I adore how the stripes and gingham play off each other – and how the vermillion shoes and belt contrast with the white and navy. What is your favorite way to play with patterns?

SONY DSCGingham SkirtZara (last seen here, also like this guy)
Stripe Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here and here)
Belt: Found in a shop while traveling (similar here and here)
Flats: Polo Ralph Lauren (similar, and love these )
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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Thanks for visiting!

Twirly Skirt and Camo

SONY DSCI found this camo jacket while I was digging around in my sister’s closet…. ahem… I mean…. It’s mine. And because I can’t resist a twirl worthy skirt (dorky twirl photo included) or a belt – I added both. Tell me: How do you wear camo??

SONY DSCCamo Jacket: Errr….. No tag? (similar here and here)
Maxi Dress: Marciano (similar here and here)
Belt: Ralph Lauren Collection (similar here and affordable here; seriously eyeballing this and this)
Boots: Ralph Lauren Collection (last seen here and similar here)

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Orange Flame

Orange you glad there aren’t any more “in front of my garage” pictures? Hehe hopefully the pictures will all be more interesting going forward! 🙂

SONY DSCFur Scarf: Trilogy (love this from the brand, similar bright color here and here)
Driving Gloves: Adrienne Vittadini (similar here)
Wool Zip Vest: Eileen Fisher (similar here)
Cashmere Dress: Polo Ralph Lauren (similar here)
Tights: Spanx
Flats: Brooks Brothers (more affordable option here)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)
Umbrella: Totes (and it’s super packable!)

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