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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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wearing: white drop earrings / sunglasses / spring lipstick / black dress (under $100) / gemstone bead bracelets ($25 each) / gold chain bracelet / spring nail polish / black shoulder bag / sculpted heel mules /

Can you believe I had the opportunity to dress up and actually go somewhere?! What???? Yes! After twelve months of everything being shut down, my daughter earned an award and there was an actual ceremony, in-person!! I had to pinch myself to ensure this was real!

The ceremony was held in downtown San Jose and capacity was limited inside the venue. We all wore masks, and doors were open to allow airflow from outside. It was a really safe environment, and we were thrilled to be able to watch her get honored in person.

Now that vaccines are underway, we are starting to move towards more normalcy here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I know we are a little behind the rest of the country, but we are getting there! I am looking forward to more things going back to normal, and to be able to enjoy summer with family and friends once again.

It felt amazing to wear this comfortable black dress. This dress is soft and versatile; perfect to wear to an afternoon awards event! I paired the dress with my new sculpted heel slides for spring, which turned out to be comfortable and easy to walk in from the parking lot to the venue two blocks away.

I loved having the chance to rock my new Cleo bag and stack these beautiful gemstone bracelets made by a local San Jose designer. If you haven’t snapped up a few already, be sure to do so! Bracelet stacks are a huge trend right now and these are not only beautiful, they are affordable. Love that!

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Are things opening up where you live? Are you able to go back to some normal activities?

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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