Ok, so I know I used this inspiration once before, but it’s a different cardigan and therefore a more literal interpretation. (Even though it’s not a blazer. And I’m not wearing heels. And don’t have a purse like that.) The first one is the inspiration, the second is an outfit I wore on 4/21/13, and the third is what I wore today.
Cardigan: Gap Factory; Top: China; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Jeans: Levi’s; Shoes: Lands End Canvas
They Call Me Mellow Yellow
Ok, so maybe mellow has never been a word used to explain me.
My gracious coworker Mansi invited me to join her for lunch with her husband at his work…Google. (I’m that dorky girl that gets excited about visiting a company I’ve heard of, even though there are tons of them around Mountain View. I’m even that way when I see a building or sign for a company that I’ve heard of, which seems to happen a lot around here. I get to rub elbows with a bunch of the big, techy geniuses. Ok, I digress.)
We toured only one of the campuses at Google. They have about 15,000 employees that work at Google in Mountain View, so you can probably imagine they have a few campuses. And, each campus has a bunch of cafes where you can eat – they even take reservations. They’re pretty swanky “cafes” too (I suppose Google is a multi-billion dollar company). We went to an Indian restaurant, which was kind of cool to do with people from India to explain more about the food and drinks, as well as how to eat some of it. I liked every single thing I tried and have recently declared Indian my favorite cuisine – which will come in handy when I’ll be visiting there (no suitcase of food for this girl). The best part was the food was free. Mansi’s husband decided to treat us to a dessert bar, so we went to another “café” for that.
Oh yeah. And, this is what I wore for the day and my inspiration.
Cardigan: Gap Factory (this season); Tee: Mossimo; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Jeans: Levi’s; Shoes: Zara (this season)
Bike to Work Day
Did you know today was National Bike to Work Day? Me neither. You should see all the loot I got for being an upstanding citizen and biking to work. Or the train. Same thing. I didn’t brag about the fact that I do it every day in fear they wouldn’t give me this cool blinking light for my bike. In hindsight maybe I should have, at the possibility they’d give me two blinking lights.
Pants: Gap Factory (this season); Shirt: Gap (this season); Jacket: The Limited; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Shoes: Sperry Topsider
Piñatas in the Park
I’ve now lived in San Francisco for three months and have never been to Golden Gate Park. If you’re not familiar with what Golden Gate Park is, think of Central Park in NYC, only way bigger and more jungle-ish. One of our friends was having a 30th birthday party in the park, so we ventured over there on Sunday. Granted, we saw only 1/100th of the park, but I’m already in love. I want to take days just to explore it. It’s like you’re on an adventure.
Well, yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day. It was mid 70’s, so what better way to spend it? In fear I’d get cold I wore my chambray shirt that has sleeves that roll. I’d found an inspiration on Pinterest that I’d worn before and decided to do it with white shorts instead of white pants.
Now, a 30th birthday part isn’t complete without a piñata. And, since it’s a 30th that would mean the piñata needs to be filled with candy, booze, silly string, and bang snaps. And there has to be kickball and bean bags. And cupcakes. And some spirits. It was the most fun adult birthday party I’d been to in a long time.
Shirt: J.Crew Factory (this season); Shorts: Old Navy; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Shoes: Sperry Topsider
One of my favorite articles of clothing (I’m realizing that as I use the word “favorite” in many of my posts that they all seem to be my favorites) is a cute, white summer dress that I got from Banana Republic ages ago. I’ve really wanted an excuse to wear it and Pinterest found a way for me to make it less “summery”.
Cardigan: Lands End Canvas; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Dress: Banana Republic Factory; Shoes: Lands End Canvas; Earrings: Aldo
I realize “Coastie” is not a term everyone is familiar with, but whenever I see khakis and stripes, I automatically think of one. While this wasn’t a Pinterest inspiration, it was a knight in shining armor inspiration. Last May we had two wedding in back-to-back weekends out on the east coast. Being a girl, I had no idea what I was going to pack or what I was going to pair for outfits. So, the two weeks prior I spent raiding my closet and figuring out what I could make into outfits. My knight was watching me the entire time and finally offered up an option – what about my khakis with the striped shirt. At first I thought he was crazy, then I remember that he’s from the east coast and that’s the style. So, I tried it on and paired a denim blazer with it. Since then those khakis have been less than flattering on me, but on Sunday I decided to take advantage of Gap’s $35 chino sale and bought a pair of skimmer khakis. My knight also bought a pair of khakis (although the non-skimmer type), so we’ve already decided that we need to wear them on the same day with our chambray shirts. That’s what cool couples do, right?
Jacket: The Limited; Tee: Gap Factory; Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Chinos: Gap (this season); Shoes: Lands End Canvas
Yes ladies and gentlemen, you saw it here first. Or, if you’re on Pinterest or live in a city with a population above 10,000 maybe this isn’t your first time seeing it. I’m not sure why wearing print on print intimidates me, but it does. I like the idea of it, but have never felt comfortable trying to execute it. Well, that is until yesterday. I went a little tame and did the second print on my shoes so that it wasn’t super obvious. However, I have another point of inspiration for down the road that I may try in a future post. This was my pintrinspiration for my outfit.
Shoes: Nine West; Capris: Gap Factory (hemmed); Belt: Banana Republic Factory; Sweater: Gap