Floral by the Sea

I wore this skirt on a day excursion to Carmel by the Sea. I love the bright colors paired with a sweater set – it makes for a perfect outfit to spend strolling through galleries and a quick run into the freezing surf. Tell me, have you been to Carmel by the Sea??

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Floral Skirt: Kate Spade (old, but this one is fantastic)
((((( edit: Just a few more options that I think are pretty fab and have a similar feel as this skirt: hereherehere, here, here, and here )))))
Sweater Set: J Crew
Loafers: Jack Rogers
Scarf: Saks Fifth Avenue (similar here)
Bag: Francesco Biasa
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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Gingham Again: The SF to Monterey Edit

Even though I haven’t had this skirt very long – I’ve already worn it to bits (evidence here and here). I wore it again for a day in San Francisco with my trusty Jack Rogers loafers (the most versatile and comfortable loafers I own) and to keep the wind at bay with a white denim jacket over my black sweater set.

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Sweater Set: J Crew
Denim Jacket: Lucky Brand (similar here)
Belt: Banana Republic (similar here and here)
Loafers: Jack Rogers (seriously, the best, so much so that I’ve been snapping up any and all colors I see)
Bag: Francesco Biasa (bought probably 10 years ago, and it doesn’t look like they’ve updated recently, but you can find some of their line here)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)

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I couldn’t help wearing the whole thing again in Monterey with a windproof jacket. I walked comfortably over 3 miles in those Jack Rogers loafers, and up a bunch of rocks – so you know you can trust me when I say that those loafers are truly the best.

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Windproof Jacket: Athleta Overcast Jacket (also like this guy)

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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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Rain: Think Pink

Is there something in your wardrobe that you just knew you had to have it?? This jacket is one of those things for me. I saw it and that was it. I picked it out of my local Lord and Taylor when I was in high school, and I’ve cherished it ever since. It’s the perfect shape, and the perfect color to brighten up any rainy day! It helps to have a fluffy scarf and pink bag to round everything out!

 

SONY DSCPink Scarf: Lafayette 148 (similar here)
Floral Jacket: Tommy Hilfiger (not much similar, but like this and this)
Black Sheath: DKNY (very similar here)
Black Pumps: Brooks Brothers (also like these)
Sunnies: Lacoste (this season’s here)
UmbrellaTotes (and it’s super packable!)

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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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