Cupcakes & Cashmere Giveaway – Winner!

Winner!
Do you feel like you never win anything? Me too! So I was super excited when I received an email from C&C letting me know that I was one of their three giveaway winners! The giveaway box was full of amazing home items great for every budget (full list below), but I highlighted a few of my favorites (and now recommendations) here. If you live in SF, Sugarfina Candy just opened in the Marina on Union, and Union Square on Sutter – it’s a must.

Stop in Your Tracks Outfit: Jessie Randall

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You guys. This outfit. !!!

To be honest, when overalls started reemerging I was super confused and could never imagine embracing the trend. I cringe thinking back to the baggy-short-overalls I wore as a tomboy in elementary school (perfect for climbing trees!), and never thought they could be made chic and current. Neo-Traditionalist’s post last week of Loeffler Randall shoe designer Jessie Randall was a total game changer for me. Learning her adorable striped overalls were from Forever 21 made it even better.

Make sure your overalls are fitted through the hips, and pair with an uber-girly top (like the feminine eyelet blouse Randall wore) to keep from looking like that 12 year old in a tree. I can’t wait to recreate this perfect weekend outfit.

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Blouses: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Lovely Gifts – Under $75

Gifts Under $75

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Don’t you notice that every time you are gift shopping you find so many great things for yourself too? I’ve rounded up a few affordable gift options, with a guarantee that someone in your life would love each one (even if that someone is you!).

Hawaii Happy Hour: What I’ll Wear

Hawaii Happy Hour

TGIThursday! We are heading back to Hawaii tomorrow for a friends wedding and our first stop is a Happy Hour on the beach. I just received this amazing bohemian-chic dress yesterday and it’s everything I could have hoped for – the light and breezy fabric drapes perfectly over your body, and it’s ideal to throw on over a bikini to go effortlessly from day to night. I’m sure I’ll be wearing it more than once this trip.

I’m looking forward to sand in my hair, {an attempt at} golden tans, and bottomless pina colada’s! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Hat (also just picked up) / Sunglasses (so cute!) / Dress / Bag / Shoes

Inspired By: Fashion Me Now

Inspired By: Fashion Me Now

Lucy Williams of blog Fashion Me Now is just so cool. This post was almost the death of me – complete with my beloved Breton stripes, scallops, and THOSE shoes. I had to recreate it immediately.

Take your inspiration and tweak it to become your own – like switching sandals to oxfords, or suede to denim. The above variations will fit your budget, while still channeling Lucy’s uber-cool British-chic Penny Lane style.

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Shoes 1 / 2 (obsessed) / 3

Everyday Sneakers

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I can definitely get on board any trend that embraces comfort. Pair these sneakers with skinny jeans for a coffee date, shopping, running errands, or an urban hike. I used to always think this style screamed ‘tourist’ but sneakers have become a closet staple for daywear; the perfect item for a girl-on-the-go. There are so many fun styles out there to choose from, and the Nike Roshe’s are customizable so you can get creative and design your own perfect shoe. My favorite updated classic and retro styles are above, all under $100! I am hoping to add this and this pair to my wardrobe (but would gladly take them all!) Happy shopping!

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