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Summer sunshine

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wearing: ivory and gold door knocker earrings / summer lipstick / yellow v-neck top / brown train case / black snake belt / classic jeans / summer nail polish / gold bar ring / floral espadrilles /

We finally have sunshine here in the San Francisco Bay Area! Our spring weather was so crazy cold. It felt like late fall instead of late spring. Last week we had fog and 60 degree temperatures, this week we have 90 degree weather. It is quite a change!

Since sunshine is naturally cheerful, I felt like wearing a happy, yellow top to kick off summer vacation when I met my friend Dawn from Fashion Should Be Fun for lunch, and of course, blog photos! I felt like the cheery yellow hue represented summer sunshine.

We snapped a few photos on the streets of Campbell, and then enjoyed a leisurely lunch at Flights on Campbell Ave. If you are local, and haven’t eaten there yet, it is a must-do! They have a fun menu you can mix and match, and a hip atmosphere. You will love it!

Our lunch conversation consisted of our favorite brands to take on vacation with us this summer, and New York Fashion Week! It’s never too soon to start talking about fashion week. After all, it’s the biggest fashion gathering of the year; well, technically it happens twice a year, but who is being technical?? haha, I’m not!

Shop my summer sunshine, casual denim look:

I’m so excited summer vacation starts this week. Has summer vacation started for you too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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Cool spring summer mornings

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wearing: silver door knocker earrings / summer lipstick / white v-neck tee / vintage China necklace (one of a kind, similar here) / blue and white stripe waterfall cardigan / black snake belt / classic cut jeans / Gucci bag / summer nail polish / gold ring / floral print wedge espadrilles /

This time of year we have fog at night, and in the mornings. This means it can be in the 50’s during the morning hours, and then rise up into the 70’s during the day. When we have such large temperature swings, it is important to dress in layers in order to combat the cool morning fog, and be prepared for warm, afternoon spring weather.

Anyone who lives in the Bay Area knows to wear layers! Layers are the easiest way to live with fog which burns off, then rolls back in when you least expect it. I love this waterfall cardigan for foggy days such as these. It is perfect for combating the morning fog, and it is easy to take off when the fog rolls back out towards the Pacific. Since it’s thinner than a sweater or jacket, it can easily fold up and get stuffed into a handbag, or carried around. Love it!

I wore this outfit last week when picking up breakfast pastries at 85 degrees. They have the yummiest pastries which are great for breakfast or lunch. It was really fun grabbing a box-full for my family to share. When paired with warm tea or coffee, 85 Degrees pastries are perfect for a cool foggy morning! Love them!

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What is your favorite way to combat the fog during the late spring, early summer months?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Spring stripes and cargo pants

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wearing: gold and white door knocker earrings / spring lipstick / oversize stripe top (sold out, also love this one) / Gucci bag / spring nail polish / Fendi ring / black cargo jeans / western style boots /

This has been a cold spring! The weather hasn’t allowed me to move into sandals, skirts, and the like. Therefore, this thin, long sleeve top paired with cargo jeans, has been the perfect solution to our chilly spring weather.

I always have a love/hate relationship with cargo pants. There is something fun about them; making cargo pants a nice alternative to jeans. That being said, the pockets always seem to add weight to my 5’4″ frame. This was the first time I tried a pair of cargo pants made out of denim. There is something different about denim. The thicker fabric seems like it would add more weight than traditional twill found on cargo pants. For some strange reason the opposite happened!

These denim cargo pants fit like baggy jeans. Although the pockets add girth near my knees, they didn’t seem to make me look heavier than I already am. The loose fit is cool on a warm day, and I like how look with this oversize tunic. The hi-lo hem on the tunic is flowing, and made from a thinner cotton fabric which is ideal for warmer days. The two pieces together make a great early spring outfit. Of course, I am still in my winter, western style boots! haha, looking for those warm temperatures still!!

Shop my stripe tunic and cargo pants spring look:

What are your thought on cargo pants? Do you love them, or do you tend to shy away from them like I do?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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