Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Sharing

Hello everyone. Well we made it to Friday and yay for it being a three-day weekend for those of us here in the states. Some of us even have a full week off for schools. Californian schools get a 'winter recess' about now and it's nice. It would be even better if a series of storms weren't blowing in, but we'll try to make the best of it. We were going to head down to Santa Monica for a few days, but the weather forecast looks even worse for them, so we will stay closer to home and do a day trip to SF and possibly a small overnight to Carmel if we get some sun.

We did have a sunny Valentine's Day here and I took the opportunity to wear new suede flats I had bought a month ago. The pink color was something I did not have in my closet and I thought they would be great for spring. I paired it with a heart dress I found at a vintage shop a few years ago and  still love. For $7 this dress has been the best! The shoes, I will pair with my new fringy jeans and blouses for a ladylike vibe. Something about pink shoes just made me feel happy all day. I hope you all had a good Valentines.

In the meantime, I'm looking forward to warmer days ahead. The few sunny days we had this week made me really get that spring feeling and the impetus to try a few new things and plan our summer  travel.

This week I have also been furiously researching ideas for my home remodel and fell in love with this home from the March Martha Stewart Living. To me, this is the perfect Northern California home, though it's owned by a record exec and his family and is in Southern Cal.

I'm crazy about the white and black and the wonderful windows. The photos were not on the Martha site yet, but get the magazine to see this whole home. I love every single bit...The brick porch, wood shelves, vintage music posters, simple kitchen and more...

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Shaking the Winter Doldrums With New Denim & Shoes

To me, this has been a dark beginning to the new year. With the election, the extreme weather -for us non-stop rain, and many days of darkness, I'm beyond ready for spring and some sunshine. I dragged myself out to shop a bit last week and bought some new Vince platform sneakers that are making everything look a little cooler and fresher. As much as I love my boots, I'm pretty sick of them by now. I don't believe I've worn anything except boots since October!

I have Vans, but they tend to get beat pretty quick. I wanted something casual, but a little more mod and could be dressed up. I wandered into the Vince at Stanford with my friend Jeanne and she showed me these new Wallace slide-ons she bought. I love the little platform on them yet they feel like sneakers.

As the Vince platforms sneakers were so comfy, I found a similar pair by Steve Madden in black, also cute and comfy and costs quite a bit less. Now I have both. I also splurged on this amazing sweater from All Saints. It's like butter. Super soft wool and thick and feels wonderful on. I also bought a long t-shirt dress there to wear with these sneakers as the weather warms. I am loving their quality and beautiful collectable pieces.

I try to add at least one good sweater a year to my rotation and remove one. This one is very me- oversized and I know I will wear it a million times.

Sorry for the lame kitchen photo, but with the weather this was about the only decent place to snap a picture. So here you have it..Me in me habitat, this is my California girl uniform pretty much daily in the winter!