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My Birthday Attire

I bought these gray jeans a couple weeks ago at the Napa Outlets and don’t love them as much as I’d hoped (final sale, of course). But, I found some inspiration and decided to try them out for my birthday celebration.

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Jacket: Lands End Canvas; Tee: Gap Factory (this season); Necklace: Banana Republic Factory; Jeans: Levi’s Factory (this season); Shoes: random store in Vienna

 

Work? Meh.

Like most people, I had to work on Monday. And like most people, I wasn’t looking forward to it. See, it was friend from Louisiana’s last day in town and she was going to have to explore our beautiful city all by herself. Thankfully my boss had mercy on me and let me leave after lunch.

We proceeded to see the city in the only way we knew how – shopping at H&M. Now, we’ve traveled a lot of places together and explored a lot of countries. But, there was never a city we didn’t explore without stopping at the H&M, regardless of if we’d just been there the day before in another city.

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Girl talk! Now, one thing I forget is how incredible it is to get a new bra. Like, seriously. I may have gone a bit overboard as I purchased five new ones, but they’re so great! And, they’re only $15 at H&M and fit perfectly. If you haven’t treated yourself lately – please do so. Your new-found perky boobs will thank you. And so will the man in your life (or woman – I don’t discriminate).

My shopping attire inspiration.

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Jacket: Lands End Canvas; Top: Gap Factory; Necklace: Forever 21; Belt: H&M (this season); Jeans: Levi’s (this season); Shoes: Lands End Canvas

82 Degree Attire…?

I made the unfortunate mistake of not looking at the weather reports for yesterday before picking my outfit and proceeding to bike to and from work. For the bike ride into work it was pretty manageable and I typically wear a work-out shirt with a thin layer over it. However, going home was a different story. I didn’t change my outfit because I had an appointment I was going straight to on my bike after I got off the train. I learned pretty quickly that it was a scorcher out there. On my bike ride to the train I made sure to continually move my back in hopes I wouldn’t get back sweat from my 17.6 lb backpack. Thankfully there was no mirror on the train, so I couldn’t prove or disprove if my method worked. I then looked up the temperature in the city and realized it was 82 degrees in the city. Shit. I convinced myself that maybe if I biked fast enough there would be enough of a breeze that I’d still be ok. After I got off the train in the city I headed to my appt. I decided to take a different route, figuring out that it’d be faster. I was wrong. Apparently Pine Street that I started biking up is a 90 degree angle for at least what felt like a mile of it. I made it 100 feet before jumping off my bike and walking it up the hills (yeah, it flattens off for 10 feet so that you can catch your breath and wipe the sweat that’s getting in your eyes, which would technically make it two hills). By the time I got to my appointment (yes, of course they had mirrors) my face was beet red and I looked like I’d just showered in my own sweat. I’m not even exaggerating. I sat in a cloth chair waiting for 10 minutes and when I go up you could see the wet spot from where I’d been sitting.

This was my pintrinspiration for my outfit that I’ll save for next time when it’s a bit cooler.

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How I spent the remainder of my afternoon and evening after my appt. And changing, of course.

Jacket: Lands End Canvas; Tee: Gap; Necklace: Ebay; Belt: J.Crew Factory; Capris: Tommy Hilfiger Factory; Shoes: Lands End Canvas

 

 

Going Out In the OC

Saturday night we got to meet up with an old friend that I hadn’t seen in 7 years and her husband. We had such a great time! This was my little getup for the evening. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I basically just switched colors from what I’d worn during the day. Oops. And, I also forgot to pack my black belt and felt the accessorizing was a little overpowering.

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The view from our happy hour

Jacket: Lands End Canvas; Top: Zara (this season); Necklace: Urban Peach Boutique (this season); Belt: J.Crew Factory; Jean: Mango; Shoes: random store in Vienna

 

REAL Beach Day!

I know I fooled you last week with telling you that I had a beach day when it was actually freezing. This weekend we went down to Orange County to visit some friends and had a real 80 degree beach day. I knew our beach day wouldn’t actually be laying on the beach, but rather strolling around the piers and the city. I got my inspiration from a pin I saw, but then quickly decided that the outfit with the white blazer was a bit too “going out” and not casual enough. So, I decided to keep a jacket in case it cooled off (forgetting I wasn’t in SF anymore).

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Beach Day at Huntington Beach

Jacket: Lands End Canvas; Tee: Gap Factory; Shorts: Banana Republic Factory; Belt: J.Crew Factory; Shoes: Lands End Canvas