outfits


Fall colors and a dress

wearing: sparkling earrings (under $50) c/o The Perfect Provenance / holiday lipstick / ivory cashmere sweater c/o The Perfect Provenance / Black print dress c/o The Perfect Provenance / black handbag / holiday nail polish / red and green bracelets / black chunky heel booties /

The fall colors are here! If you live somewhere other than the San Francisco Bay Area, you might be wondering why I am excited about fall colors. After all, there is a chance you already enjoyed them a month ago, depending on where you live. Here in California, we are getting our fall colors now, and they are really pretty this year!

Thankfully the rain came after the trees started to turn; leaving the leaves on the trees in vibrant colors. The tree behind me will eventually have more color, giving it an ombre look. It’s a beautiful tree I enjoy watching every year. (please excuse my windblown hair-there was a mild storm going on when we snapped these pics)

The weather right now is perfect for transitioning from the fall season into the holiday season. While this look is classic and transcends season, it is a holiday outfit for me since it is new. I love this dress since I can wear it with boots for casual days, or high heels on casual days.

This year, we are living through a pandemic and sadly, a large portion of our economy is shut down. That being said, there are still a few things we can get dressed up for; as long as we pair our outfits with a fabulous mask. Stay safe!

We are allowed to eat outside at our local restaurants, enjoy outdoor activities such as fitness, hiking, and exploring, and lastly, we can shop in-store! This is fortunate since the holidays are coming up!

This dress, soft sweater, and these sparkling earrings are from The Perfect Provenance in Tiburon. It’s a fabulous shop where you find everything from fashion to home decor to holiday gifts! If you missed my previous post about the shop, be sure to check it out! Everything in-store is also online, so if you aren’t local, you can still enjoy holiday gift shopping there! Love that!

I’m looking forward to wearing this dress several different ways this season, as well as for several seasons to come. It has a classic look which transcends trends, and the flattering cut motivates me to wear it often. Love! You can find it online at ThePerfectProveance.com.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous holiday season!

XOXO
Cathy


Holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe

Casual holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe

holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe casual

Casual holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe: fringe sweater vest (under $100) / grey scarf (under $100) / pink scarf (under $100) / pink long sleeve tee (under $15) / antique gold hoop earrings (under $100) / antique gold chain link bracelet (under $100) / burgundy long sleeve tee (under $15) / cashmere sweater in ivory c/o The Perfect Provenance / distressed girlfriend jeans (under $50) / black snake buckle belt / black skinny jeans (under $50) /

Can you believe the holiday season is already here! Where does the time go? This year, I feel like I am in more of a berry hue mood rather than a traditional red and green mood for the holiday season. While I may still rock Christmas colors from time to time during the season, my capsule wardrobe is neutral with a pop of pink and burgundy.

I am all about cozy and casual this holiday season. The usual parties I attend are canceled due to the pandemic, so my wardrobe doesn’t need to be fancy. This holiday season, I will be living in jeans, tee’s and cozy sweaters. This fringe sweater vest is my avant-garde piece for the season. It can be paired with a solid color, long sleeve tee to add some pizazz, or, I can pair it with classic black for a more understated look; as I did in this post.

This classic cashmere sweater is a fabulous investment piece for the holiday season, winter season, and for many years to come. I found it at an amazing local shop in Tiburon named “The Perfect Provenance.” Everything they sell in store, they also sell online! Definitely check them out online here!

Dressy holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe

dressy capsule wardrobe

Dressy capsule wardrobe holidays 2020: black print dress c/o The Perfect Provenance (can dress it up or down!) / pink scarf (under $100) / green and gold earrings (under $100) / green and gold bracelet (under $100) / ivory cashmere sweater c/o The Perfect Provenance /

While I may not have any parties to attend, it is still fun to wear a dress from time to time! This fabulous dress can be dressed up with a pair of heels, or worn casually with boots, and this soft cashmere sweater thrown over the shoulders for a cozy yet preppy look. You’ll see me in this dress a lot this season! It’s a year-round piece for those of us in California. It can be worn with sandals in the summer and espadrille wedges in the spring. It can also be paired with booties during the fall season. This dress is a fabulous investment piece for my wardrobe! It too is from The Perfect Provenance. You have to check them out!

Holiday party capsule wardrobe 2020

holiday party capsule wardrobe 2020

Holiday party capsule wardrobe 2020: pink sequin top (under $50) / black  skinny jeans (under $50) / green and gold earrings / green and gold bracelet / black cork handbag (see review here) / square toe pumps (under $200) /

So, I cannot do the holiday season without a little bit of sparkle! This holiday season I put together a casual yet sparkling capsule which is really an outfit of one. haha. This pink sequin top paired with black skinny jeans will be perfect when I quietly ring in the New Year at home, and it will also be festive for outdoor dining during the holiday season. I mean, don’t we all need a little sparkle in our lives right now? Even if there aren’t any parties? I know I do! Long live sparkle!

Loungewear capsule wardrobe holidays 2020

loungewear capsule wardrobe 2020

Loungewear capsule wardrobe holidays 2020: soft and cozy cardigan sweater / rock inspired tee (under $50) / cozy slippers c/o Sperry (under $75) / black knit pants (under $50) /

Well, the rocker inside of me just loves this rock inspired tee which reminds me of one of my all-time favorite bands. It’s perfect for lounging around the house with soft, knit pants and this cozy sweater. Of course, no loungewear look is complete without cozy slippers. These slippers are my life right now! They are also a great gift idea for the holiday season. Love them!

Shop my holidays 2020 capsule wardrobe online:

What type of holiday capsule wardrobe are you putting together this year? Are you casual like me too?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


San Jose Art Walk Tour

Standing in front of the “Veteran’s Memorial of San Jose” and next to “Untitled” by Kenneth Matsumoto.

wearing: hoop earrings / grey scarf / charcoal cardigan (super soft!) / black long sleeve tee / black belt with snake buckle / holiday nail polish / black handbag / destroyed jeans (under $40) / Gucci platform sneakers /

I love finding local, cultural activities to explore and show my kids. When I heard about the San Jose Art Walk in downtown San Jose, I was excited to learn it was both an opportunity to walk around and get fresh air, as well as explore outdoor art.

The San Jose Art Walk is a public art tour of over forty different art pieces. There is a combination of murals, statues, and more! When I first looked at the map, I thought it would be a one day activity. I was wrong! There is a lot to explore; making this is a great multi-day activity.

There are a few installations which are best seen after dark. We all hopped into the car one evening and following the map, we explored LED light art installations around downtown San Jose. It was really interesting! I don’t have photos to share because we were in the car and I was driving. You will just have to explore the light installations yourself!

The second time we went downtown to explore the art walk, we parked near the Discovery Museum and walked throughout that portion of downtown, up to Cesar Chavez Plaza. This took roughly an hour and a half. We were able to see roughly 25% of the tour. We will definitely have to head back down to see the other portions of the art walk we missed!

From top left: Momotaro / Horizon / Space Dance for Peace 1 / Plumed Serpent /

Each art installation has a placard which describes the piece in more detail than you find on the map. It’s fun to follow the map, and look for each piece. In some cases, it feels like a scavenger hunt as you try to find an installation hidden in a courtyard, or behind a building. It’s a fun activity with the kids!

If you are local to the Bay Area, or you are visiting, this is a fun and free activity you can do! You can be ambitious, and try to see the entire art walk in one day, or you can break it up into different days like we are doing. Either way, it’s a great way to enjoy outdoor art while getting some exercise.

Here is a link to the San Jose Art Walk map-if you can print it out before you go, I highly recommend doing so! SanJoseca.gov.

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Have you gone on the San Jose Art Walk in downtown San Jose? What did you think?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy

Thomas Fallon Statue 1989