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JCrew Factory at Westgate spring outfit

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Pictured: Sunglasses: Dior / Earrings: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS to save 15%) / Lipstick: Chanel 94 Confident / Shirt: JCrew Factory c/o Federal Realty / Skirt: JCrew Factory c/o Federal Realty / Bracelets: Margaret Elizabeth, Margaret Elizabeth, Ippolita / Handbag: Givenchy / Nail Polish: Gucci Ibiza / Ring: The 2 Bandits / Shoes: Valentino

A couple of weeks ago I visited the new JCrew Factory store at Westgate Shopping Center in San Jose. It is a large store filled with so many cute outfits for both men and women. I felt like a kid in a candy store shopping there! I ended up leaving with the outfit above; and I also purchased a sweater and tee-shirt for the spring season. I fell in love with so many things!

I love the shirt in these photos. It’s boxy silhouette gives a modern touch to this pleated, a-line, knee-length skirt. It also looks amazing with classic black trousers, jeans, and denim shorts. With a simpler pair of sunglasses, this JCrew Factory top will look amazing with a statement necklace in gold or silver. Love this one by Kendra Scott; currently on my wish list. Love that!

The skirt I found at JCrew Factory is ideal for dressing up, as in the photos above, or dressing down. In addition to the top I am wearing in these photos, this skirt looks carefree and casual with a denim top and medium brown sandals. In the warm summer months, I can see wearing this skirt with a eyelet white blouse for a warm weather, resort look; paired with silver flat sandals! I love all the possibilities!

If you are local to the San Francisco Bay Area, be sure to stop in at Westgate and check out the new JCrew Factory store. There are also plenty of fabulous restaurants to grab a meal at while shopping. My kids love eating at Sushi Boat; I also love Smashburger. Veggie Grill is opening soon too!

If you are not local, please check out for spring!

Summer maxi dress

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Pictured: Earrings: Kathy Kamei (similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Tentation” / Dress: Soft Joie / Tank Top: Massimo / Jacket: AG / Handbag: Mansur Gavriel / Ring: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off) / Shoes: Michael Kors (also love this pair and this pair) / Nail Polish: Chanel “Pink Tonic

I love soft, cotton maxi dresses in the warm summer months. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have been experiencing a heat wave which is taking temperatures up into the 90’s. Since those are normally July temperatures, I have been pulling out my summer wardrobe and enjoying the heat!

This dress by Soft Joie is comfortable and airy; perfect for a hot summer day. I also envision wearing it to the beach as a swimsuit cover-up; or even a summer pool party!

What are your favorite types of clothing for hot weather?

Casual printed sweatpants

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Photos: Earrings: John Hardy / Lipstick: c/o Laura Mercier “Temptation” / Top: Gap / Necklace: c/o Twisted Silver (use code INSIDERS for 15% off) / Pants: BCBG (also in grey here) / Handbag: Chanel (also love SAVE or SPLURGE) / Nail Polish: Chanel Sky Line (similar here) / Bracelets: Tory Burch, Beau Bijou (similar here) / Shoes: SIXTYSEVEN / Toe Nail Polish: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Petal

I love wearing pants on casual days, but I don’t always want to wear jeans. Therefore, I love the current “sweatpants” or “track pant” trend from the New York runways right now. Although these pants are classified as sweatpants or track pants, they are nothing like what a typical, sporting pair of sweatpants would normally look or feel like.

The current sweatpants on the market are made from the same fabrications found on trousers and slim pants. The construction of the pants is loose, but not too loose, with an elastic waistband and elastic around the ankles. This gives the pants drape and makes them extremely comfortable around the waist. I have decided these are the perfect pants to wear to a buffet! 😉

Hopefully the “sweatpants” trend continues into 2015. They did appear on the fall/winter 2014/2015 runways in New York, so that is a good sign that we will continue to see the style into next year. Fingers crossed they appear on the spring/summer 2015 runways too!

Have you tried out the current sweatpants trend? What do you think of them?