Bay Area Fashion


Late summer casual

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Wearing: sunglasses / white drop earrings / fall lipstick / stripe tee (under $50) / black hobo bag / gemstone bracelets (local San Jose designer!) / fall nail polish / snake buckle belt / fall jeans / grey boat shoes /

Recognize this tee? It has been one of my favorite go-to tee’s of the season! It’s very soft and comfortable, plus, the puff sleeves make it right on trend. The runways were full of statement and puff sleeves, so this tee is fabulous for everyday wear. Love that!

I wore my favorite tee to go out to lunch with my friend Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun. My outfit combines some fall items with a few summer items for a transition from summer into fall look. Dawn did the same thing, and she looks fabulous! As you can see, street style here in California offers up an on-trend tee paired with destroyed jeans, in a fall color, and a fabulous IT bag.

Dawn and I met at Valley Fair mall to check out what’s coming in for fall, and also to enjoy a yummy lunch. We ate at King’s Fish House and enjoyed sushi, edamame, and soup. Love!

In addition to delicious food and checking out the new fall merchandise, Valley Fair had an Instagram-ready, vintage van set up outside the restaurant. Um, did they know we were coming? We were so excited! As you can tell, we used it as our backdrop for a few pictures. We made sure to stand “purse first” so you could see which IT bags are hot in Silicon Valley right now. Seriously, YSL and Prada are EVERYWHERE on the street here!

Shop my summer into fall casual denim look online:

What are you loving for your summer into fall looks? Stay tuned for fall trend coverage starting this week, as well as Dior’s fall nail polish collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Mother’s Day gifts at The Perfect Provenance

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Things are opening up! The weather is fabulous, and the economy is opening; this means it’s the perfect time to head over to Downtown Tiburon and shop local! The Perfect Provenance is my favorite local boutique. The shop is full of on trend clothing for both men and women, as well as children’s books, home decor, accessories, and the most amazing gifts!

The Perfect Provenance is full of artisan candles, luxurious fragrances, vacation-ready handbags, jewelry from local designers, and some products which directly charity. There is a little bit of everyone in-store, love that!

I picked up luxurious soap for my Mom for Mother’s Day. As you can see in the photo at the top of this post, the soap is made in France, and has the most amazing scent. I chose “Lavande” for her since she is a huge lavender fan. I know she will love it! In addition to the soap, I also picked up fragrance from Veronique Gabai, which only uses natural, ethically sourced ingredients. They also use green chemistry, and biodegradable materials. Mom will love this!

If you are looking for fragrance, and/or candles for Mom, The Perfect Provenance has something I am sure she will love.

Oh, and speaking of products with a cause. . .

On the surface, this look like a trendy tee with the word “Peace” written on the front. Underneath it all, this tee is anything from ordinary; in fact, it is extraordinary and special. alivia is an extra special brand, which takes inspiration from autistic artists. Everything from the art to the stitches was hand-made by autistic artisans. In addition, 10% of sales goes back to the artist’s non-profit. Love that! This tee is a must-have for summer. It will look so cute with shorts and sandals. They also make sweatshirts, masks, and scrunchies. Love!

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I am loving all the fabulous straw, woven, and natural fiber handbags we are seeing this year for the summer season. The Perfect provenance has a plethora of beautiful summer bags in stock right now, as we speak. I know they won’t last long! This one in the photo above is perfect for a beachy vacation, or day-to-day summer life. Love it!

If you are local to the Bay Area, be sure to pop into The Perfect Provenance this week and find something special for Mom. Or, you can always treat her to brunch at Sam’s on Sunday, and then walk across the street and let her pick out anything she wants from the store! I know I would love that on Mother’s Day!

Not local? No worries! You can shop everything you see here by either calling the store, or shopping directly from their website at ThePerfectProvenance.com.

One of the things I love about The Perfect Provenance is that they have several products which directly benefit Operation Smile. This tee below is new and special for the Tiburon store. Love that is says “Smile California,” You can learn more about the collection online here.

I hope you find everything you need for Mother’s Day! Have a fabulous Mother’s Day and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*sponsored by The Perfect Provenance, all thoughts and opinions are my own

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BAF Weekly IT List

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BAF Weekly IT List from top left: puff sleeve stripe top / spring pink nail polish / summer nail polish / vintage pendant (local designer!) / vegan liquid lipstick / gemstone bead bracelet (local designer!) (only $25) / yellow square toe slides / tan leather espadrilles / grey tote bag / classic black IT bag / straw tote (under $500) /

Can you believe April is almost over? Where did this month go? It really flew by!

Spring is in full swing, and we are not only shopping for the “right now,” we are looking forward to summer, and all the excitement it will bring. This summer, those of us who are vaccinated will be able to shed our masks outdoors, and attend more events and activities than last year. In addition, things are opening up for everyone; vaccine or not. We can safely travel again, and get out of our homes; which have started to feel like prisons!

I am looking forward to a beach vacation this summer, and rocking this straw tote all the time! In addition, I am looking forward to wearing outfits other than loungewear and sweats. Love that! I assume you are too?

That being said, we all need at least one fabulous handbag for the summer, square toe slides, and espadrilles to get through all the fun we have planned this summer. We need clothing too! Stay tuned! I will be covering summer clothing later this May!

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SALE ALERTS! Looking for some new pieces to add to your home decor? Wayfair is having a huge sale! You can check it out at Wayfair.com.

Need fitness gear to get in shape for swimsuit season? Check out all the amazing fitness gear on sale at adidas.com.

Looking for a last-minute Mother’s Day gift? Check out all the beautiful pieces on sale at KendraScott.com.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous, and fashionable weekend.

XOXO

Cathy