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Basic Bay Area street style

bay area street style spring 2021

Basic Bay Area street style outfit details: bold earrings / sunglasses / spring lipstick / black puffy sleeve top / snake buckle belt / spring nail polish / bold gold-tone ring / black classic IT bag / spring wide leg jeans / slip-on loafers /

You might be wondering why I am swinging my head behind me. I originally tried to pop off my mask for a few quick pictures, but was quickly intercepted by a security guard who reminded me of the local mask policy. Despite being outside, and vaccinated, I am still required to mask outside here in Santa Clara county. I popped my mask back on, and took a few photos. The pictures where you can actually see my mask, well, I didn’t like them, so I am sharing this one with you where my mask is hidden. I mean, do you like photos of yourself in a mask?

Photos of myself in a mask make me a little sad. I was fine with masked photos earlier in the pandemic, but now that people are getting vaccinated, and we are opening things back up, I prefer to see peoples’ smiling faces in photos. I’m done with seeing masked people in pictures; I see enough of that on the streets. What are your thoughts?

Well, let’s move away from the mask discussion, and onto casual spring style! Everyone in the Bay Area has a casual denim go-to look; and more often than not, it involves a black top and bag. We kind of have a basic go-to look here in the Bay Area; black top, jeans, IT bag, and comfy shoes. Each season I like to have at least one fabulous black top; after all, basic tee-shirts can get boring. A black top which reflects the current street style and/or runway trends is always a must!

Puff sleeves were huge on the runways for spring 2021, and they are also a huge bay area street style trend. This black top is comfy and ideal for everyday wear, yet it reflects the important puff sleeve trend. Love that!

Denim trends are also important; especially for daily looks. This spring 2021 season, we are seeing wide-leg jeans, “mom” waist-lines, which is really just a ’90’s silhouette, and classic cuts. These light wash jeans offer a wide leg, and higher waist. I also love the button fly; which is very ’90’s!

We also love our IT bags in the San Francisco Bay Area; which is why I am constantly talking about them! So of course, to finish off the ideal Bay Area street style look, one needs an ideal IT bag. I topped off my go-to look with my spring go-to IT bag, the Prada Cleo. Love!

I wore this look to Valley Fair mall with my daughters, and my Mom, last week during spring break. We wandered around window shopping, and then picked up Shake Shack burgers to-go. They have the yummiest burgers and fries!

Go-to looks are always important since it’s an outfit you know will always work. Do you have basic go-to looks each season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Spring athleisure on the streets

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wearing: hoop earrings / spring lipstick / adidas dress (under $50!) / spring nail polish / bracelets ($25 each) / black handbag / adidas sneakers (on major sale!) /

Spring is here! This means more sunshine, blossoms on trees, and a chance to break free from sweatpants; and start sporting comfy-yet-fabulous athleisure. Love that!

One of the current street style trends for the spring 2021 season is tie-dye. So when I spotted this cute little dress from adidas, I knew I needed it in my life! Not only is it a pretty tie-dye swirl of pink and blue, it’s on trend, comfortable, and priced under $50. Love!

This dress is ideal for spring athleisure; as well as summer! It can be paired with sneakers and a denim jacket or zip-up sweatshirt on a cooler day. This dress can also be paired with slides on warmer days. When temperatures start to rise, I plan on pairing this tie-dye dress with blue adidas slides. I’m looking forward to getting a lot of wear out of this dress during the spring and summer seasons!

I love being able to rock comfortable and chic athleisure for spring. There are so many new options in spring 2021 when it comes to being comfortable, sporty, and on-trend. This spring, athleisure trends include track suits, sporty dresses, crop tops, and oversize tees. These trends are a nod to the ‘80’s and ‘90’s sporty trends we saw on the runways for spring, but with a modern twist. I love all the current athleisure looks right now; and I love that adidas has everything in stock we all need to rock these current trends in athleisure.

Can I give these sneakers a shout-out? I bought them last year, and they are still going strong. They are super comfortable and go with every athleisure look I put together. These sneakers also happen to be on major sale right now! You can snap up a pair for well under $100 online at adidas.com.

Which types of athleisure do you love right now?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

*I am a Brand Ambassador for adidas. all thoughts an opinions are my own.

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Casual and cozy on a winter day

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wearing: hoop earrings / grey scarf (under $100) / ivory sweater / spring nail polish / bead genuine gemstone bracelets c/o TiffsJeweldom (only $25 each!!) / black handbag (IT bag under $300) / distressed jeans (under $50) / Gucci sneakers /

Well, the warm weather we enjoyed last week went away quickly! We are now in a cold weather pattern, so it’s time to get back to bundling up! I love this classic ivory sweater from The Perfect Provenance. It’s a fabulous go-to sweater I know I will be wearing for many years to come. If you haven’t invested in one yet, I highly recommend it! It’s so soft and cozy; perfect for a winter day!

Raise your hand if you love jewels. My hand is way up! How fabulous are these gemstone bracelets! They are designed in San Jose by a mother/daughter design team who is extremely active in the community. They do so much volunteer work to help the community, I am not sure how they found the time to start  a design business; but they did! Love it!

All of the bracelets by TiffsJeweldom are handmade in San Jose, California. They are created from genuine gemstone beads and adorned with different charms depending on the gemstone. The gemstone beads are a great size. Sometimes beaded bracelets have beads which are too big; making it clumsy when typing on a keyboard, or writing something down. Of course, there is the other extreme where beads can be too small and look cheap. Thankfully these beads are the perfect size! They look much more expensive than they are; and I can type or write all day long without them getting in the way. Love that!

I wore this casual look while walking around downtown Los Gatos with my family. We enjoyed getting out of the house, and stopped for some boba tea along the way. We are definitely looking forward to the stay-at-home order being lifted so we can start doing more things! I think the Bay Area is the most locked down part of the country! How are things where you are?

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Be sure to check out TiffsJeweldom. These beautiful bracelets are a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day, or a gift for yourself! I love mine and plan to wear them often.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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