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Margaret O’Leary sweaters

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pictured: Chelsea Pullover in spice stripe /

Margaret O’Leary is a fabulous local designer with a beautiful boutique on Fillmore in San Francisco. She came to San Francisco in 1989 from Ireland and instantly realized San Francisco had the perfect climate for sweaters! I mean, it is the city where Mark Twain declared “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.”

Margaret O’Leary was on to something! She quickly began knitting, and by 1990 was selling sweaters to local boutiques and was soon picked up by Barney’s. Her company is still independently owned and operated, making it an amazing San Francisco design house. I even had the honor of meeting Margaret O’Leary herself while sweater shopping last week! She was amazing!

If you have not stopped into her shop on Fillmore, what are you waiting for? The boutique is filled with beautiful sweaters ethically made as well as party attire, scarves, and ethically sourced handbags and shoes. Love!

I instantly fell in love with this Chelsea sweater in spice stripe. I have also added to my wish list this grey and white version called “marble” and pictured below.

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pictured: Chelsea pullover in marble /

Isn’t it fabulous? I am in love! There were more sweaters to fall in love in with as well. I loved the beautiful hues in blue, green, and purple. There is a lot to love at Margaret O’Leary! If you are local, definitely pop into her shop! You can find her boutique locations online at MargaretOLeary.com and you can also shop her beautiful collection online too! Love that!

So, I ended up taking home this beautiful Chelsea pullover in spice stripe. Isn’t it fabulous? It will look amazing with jeans and casual skirts, as well as casual pants. Love!

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Try-on: Chelsea pullover in spice stripe (This is what I took home) / tweed jacket in background / holiday nail polish / jeans / hoops /

Of course, I did shop around with my mom! She took home a sweater too! I can’t believe I didn’t snap a photo of her in it! Stay tuned, next time I see her I will snap a photo of her wearing it and share it with you. She bought the sweater pictured below in spice. It is named the Molly pullover. You can find it online here. Apologies for the grainy photo of us, I used my iPhone instead of my camera.

Margaret O’Leary’s designs are all investment pieces, so when you invest in one, you know it will be part of your wardrobe for years and years. Love! Timeless style is where it’s at! Her sweaters will also make fabulous gifts this holiday season, so be sure to check out one of her boutiques or her online shop. Love it!

You can learn more at MargaretOLeary.com.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

*I was gifted a sweater by Margaret O’Leary, all thoughts and opinions are my own. My mom loved the collection so much, she purchased a sweater.

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Striped sweater and jeans

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wearing: silver hoop earrings / striped sweater / caramel top handle bag / holiday nail polish / black jeans / black belt / black boots /

In any given season, I have a go-to outfit. This fall season, my go-to outfit has become this striped sweater and jeans! I love how they look together, and I also love how this handbag contrasts the ensemble.

I have been wearing this outfit often, so I snapped a photo on my last trip to Valley Fair to window shop with my mom and also enjoy some delicious udon. If you are local, have you tried Marugame Udon yet? They have two locations, one in Cupertino and one in Valley Fair.

When Marugame Udon first opened at Valley Fair, the line was really long-I mean REALLY long! I knew I wanted to try the Udon, but the line seemed longer than the one at Ramen Nagi, so I kept going back to the line I knew how to navigate at Ramen Nagi. Thankfully, my mom spotted Marugame Udon and instantly suggested we go there, she was even willing to wait in line! Love!

The line moved really fast. I didn’t realize the restaurant was cafeteria style, where you are given a bowl of base udon on a tray, and you can add to it down the line. So, the line is deceiving! You don’t have to wait for a table, it is a quick line for ordering. I wish I had known that sooner! haha

We ended up eating lunch quickly, and we really enjoyed it! I had the BK Udon and I added a soft-boiled egg, tempura, and a potato vegetable croquet. Yum! I would definitely order the same combo again. My only complaint was my egg was cold, as if it just came out of the refrigerator. Other than that, the food was delicious! Again, YUM!

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So, if you are local, I highly recommend Marugame Udon. It is delicious!

Thanks for stopping by,

XOXO

Cathy

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Have Need Want Luxury tee style

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Wearing: silver hoop earrings / printed tee c/o Have Need Want Luxury (Bay Area Designer!) / silver bracelet / gold nail polish / black belt / jeans (old, similar here) / satchel / black boots /

How much fun is this tee! My friend Laura from Have Need Want, and Have Need Want Luxury, has designed a fun line of tee-shirts, and I am here for them!

The collection features several light-hearted sayings, and they are available in multiple colors. Love that!

These tees are super fun to pair with jeans, shorts, a denim skirt, and any casual bottom to create a fun, daytime look. In addition to styling these tees ourselves, they will make fabulous gifts this upcoming holiday season! Love!

I am having fun wearing this tee for daily activities. People are quick to stop me and pay me a compliment! It’s so much fun! Since I am a huge fan of designer handbags, I went with this fabulous tee which lists some of the designers I love. In addition, I did take high school French, so there’s that. haha

Since this tee lists a few fabulous designers, I decided to pair mine with a comfortable pair of straight leg jeans and my favorite Givenchy handbag. I mean, it is called out in the tee, so I had to pair them together!

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In addition to these fun, printed tee’s, Laura’s handbag resale shop is booming! Check it out HaveNeedWantLuxury.com. She has a ton of fabulous bags in stock! Love!

In case you are new here, I met Laura close to ten years ago at fashion week while catching a cab to the Zimmerman fashion show. Once we started talking, we realized we were both from the same area! We have been friends ever since! Love!

Hopefully you love her printed tees as much as I do. I love wearing mine!

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Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

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