Spring Casual

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Happy Monday – hope you had a great first-of-spring weekend!  This was the outfit I wore to a pizza and game night on Saturday.  I kept it super casual with a white tee and jeans and added a pop of color with my new scarf.  San Francisco nights can get chilly so the scarf kept me warm all night.  The pizza and wine were good, but unfortunately, my team didn’t win any of the two games we played!

On another game note, are any of you following March Madness?  How many upsets did we see these last couple of days?!  It’s been crazy and my bracket is hanging on by a thread.

Have a great start to your week!  xoxo

Forever 21 Slub Knit Pocket Tee / J.Crew Windowpane Floral Scarf (on sale!) / Uniqlo Jeans / Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma GM Bag / Prabal Gurung for Target Heels / Bracelet by Stella and Dot / Karen Walker Number One Crazy Tort sunglasses / Nails – Big Apple Red by OPI

Belted

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What did we all think about the Oscars last night?  My favorite dress of the night was Lupita Nyong’o’s beautiful Prada dress — what a stunning blue color!  The best beauty look for me was definitely Camila Alves and her low bun with soft waves.  I saw a lot of peplum details on gowns and more pastels than darker colors.  What did you like from the fashion scene at the Oscars?

Watching the Oscars was a nice way to end a rainy (and fairly gloomy) weekend.  I spent a lot of time couch-side sipping on Earl Grey tea and reading a new novel I recently started.  Such sweet bliss.

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend as well.  It’s March already…which means saying hello to spring (soon) and the start of birthday season for me!   xoxo

Uniqlo cashmere cardigan / Black t-shirt (thrifted, similar here) / Black leggings (Bloomingdales, similar here) / Scarf (Nordstrom, another favorite here) / Pour La Victoire Turner Pumps / Ann Taylor belt (loving this one) / Prada sunglasses

Power of Scarves

Power of Scarves
I love wearing scarves.  When you live here in Northern California, a good scarf is essential.  Luckily there are so many options out there and I’ve been an avid collector.  From wool to cashmere, silk to cotton, solids to patterns, there are endless choices.  Good thing because that just means there’s one for every outfit!

Pastel Pink

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Happy Monday!  I’m getting a head start on one of my favorite spring trends: pastels!  I don’t normally wear a lot of pink, but a pale, blush pink is just a beautiful color right now and a perfect color topper for a black and white ensemble.  I’ve also styled this coat with a more colorful outfit as seen here.

Hope you had a good weekend!  Mine was relaxing and I spent some downtime catching up on favorite reads.  I’m also really into trying new recipes and have been dabbling with the delicious ones in the Bon Appetit magazine.  I hope to share some successes on the blog soon!

J.Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat / Express V-Neck Shirt / Uniqlo Patterned Trousers (past seasons, other options here) / Chanel Cap-Toe Wedges / Chanel Grand Shopping Tote / Prada Sunglasses

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It’s been crazy hectic at work these days and the new year has proven a lot is in store for 2014!As I scramble to get everything done for timelines and different projects, I like to take step back, breathe, and enjoy a little downtime (read: reading a good book and having a glass of wine!).  Reading is so therapeutic and I hope to do more of that this year.

I would love to know what you do to keep your going during busy days?  Please share!  xoxo

J.Crew Cashmere Mini Cable Sweater / J.Crew Silk Blouse (loving this new one) / Uniqlo Jeans (another wash I love) / Nars Lipstick