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I love mixing patterns - it’s so much fun! Stock your fall wardrobe with polka dots and plaid! Shop this look while it’s still in stock. The light weight coat is ONLY $37!!
Happy Monday everyone! With the fantastic weather we’re having in San Francisco, I just had to take advantage and walk around some of my favorite parts of town! Also, if you didn’t know this, San Francisco tends to get great weather later in the year (September, October, and November) where during the day its 70 degrees, sunny, and clear. So, yeah, welcome Fall!
Speaking of the Fall season - I love being comfortable and cozy, especially in leather! I usually try to buy staple leather pieces in early Autumn since they exude warmth and beauty. Also, leather is akin to having an investment to your wardrobe because like a fine wine, it just gets better over time! This year, my greatest discovery has been Patricia Nash! They are a go-to brand for high quality leather pieces inspired by travel, adventures and artistry. Check out their fall line HERE.
Sporting my new Marcella Cognac Tooled Snake booties and Alimena Heritage bag (which I’ve been looking forward to wearing since receiving them in the mail) - I excitedly headed out to check out a new brunch spot by my house while admiring the quaint North Beach neighborhood.
A quick outfit change and I’m off to the colorful Haight Ashbury neighborhood for a photo walk and a fix of outstanding, historical San Francisco architecture.
Afterwards, in the afternoon (after another outfit change lol) it’s time for a little caffeine pick-me-up and a stroll through the urban landscape of downtown San Francisco.
For the perfect ending to a perfect day, I headed across the Bay to the amazing views at Battery Spencer for an unforgettable sunset over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Days like this make me feel so lucky and appreciative that I get to live in a city as amazing and varied as San Fransisco. I’ll be forever grateful that life has brought me here! Even better that I get to wear my stylish Patricia Nash fall pieces with the City by the Bay as my backdrop!
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Shein had done a pretty good job imitating the silhouette of the Reformation Gala Top. From a distance one cannot really tell the two apart. The real difference is the fabric. Reformation has used a soft Tencel® lyocell and linen that feels expensive to the touch. Shein’s replica is advertised as a cotton blend but the fabric is thin and feels plastic to the touch. Another difference is that Shein does not carry a XS size like Reformation.
The price of the Reformation Gala top is $148 vs $18 for Shein’s replica. I’d say if you are planning to wear the top a lot get the Reformation quality made piece and enjoy it’s fine fabric. If you are shopping for a catchy romantic silhouette but you are not planning to live in this top go for the Shein’s replica.
You can get the SHEIN Frill Trim Shirred Puff Sleeve Blouse HERE
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This is it guys! The most affordable chic outfit for the fall! Every item I'm wearing on this photo is under 45$!! I'm so so happy with this look! The simple and timeless silhouettes of the pieces would allow me to mix and match them with so many other clothes in my wardrobe!
Always wanted a list of airplane carry on essentials? Well, lucky you - we travel quite a bit and came up with a list of what we think are must-haves on the plane!
Airplane cabin air is notoriously dry - leading to cracked, arid lips after a long flight. Make sure to keep them nice and moisturized with lip balm! As Carmex Brand Ambassadors - we love the Carmex Comfort Care Watermelon line! Also, if you’re looking for another great lip balm, Fresh has a whole line ranging from lemon cream to coconut!
For those of you who always get cold on airplanes - a scarf can be a godsend. Not only can it keep you warm, it’s also portable and can be used as a picnic or park blanket at your final destination! One of our favorites is from Mango - it’s stylish and portable, can keep you warm, and can be used as a picnic or park blanket in the city you’re visiting.
Crying babies or over talkative seat mates on the plane? Tune it all out with noise canceling headphones from Bose or with your favorite tunes on your wireless AirPods.
Pen / Notebook
Those long flights can lead to creative outbursts or lots of random doodling. Make sure you’re ready to capture it all with this beautifully crafted Japanese notebook. I especially love this notebook since it lays completely flat when it opens!
Jealous of people with the gift of dozing away on planes? Arrive refreshed with this specially shaped pillow that cradles your head and neck for the best plane slumber ever!
Try our recommendation: J Pillow
Eye Mask / Ear Plugs
To get better quality sleep on the plane - an eye mask is perfect for controlling harsh light from waking you up. I especially like these contoured eye masks which have air pockets in front of your eyes. Add in some ear plugs in case you don’t have noise canceling headphones!
Socks / Compression
If your flight is going to be longer than four hours - you’ll want to consider getting a pair of compression socks to aid circulation in your legs. They’ll help your legs and feet from going numb and also prevent things like blood clots forming. Click HERE for some other tips on how to keep your blood circulation flowing on long flights.
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Long flights can drag on and on - so make sure to have something to help you pass the time. I personally love to fill my Apple iPad Mini with movies and tv shows from Netflix. When I’m done watching movies, I like to read books on my Kindle Paperwhite or listen to podcasts on my iPhone.
Unless your airline provides charging usb slots, you’ll want to make sure you bring a charged portable battery with you. The Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 is a great choice and provides about 2 full phone charges. If you need a little more juice, the Anker PowerCore II Ultra Slim 10000 provides about 4 full phone charges.
Since you never know what kind of food is going to be wheeled out on that aisle cart - Larabar makes great, wholesome snack bars that are made with just a few ingredients. I especially love the Cashew Cookie flavor!
Lost luggage happens every once in a while - be prepared with a couple days worth supply of your favorite shampoo, conditioner, and lotion inside GoToob squeezable bottles.
Don’t get caught without the right power adapter because we all need that juice with all the electronics we carry! Our favorite is the Ceptics Compact World Travel Adapter Kit since it’s lightweight and the whole thing stacks together conveniently!
Disinfecting Wipes / Hand Sanitizer
The dirtiest part of the plane is the tray table and arm handles. Make sure to keep your traveling environment clean with Lysol Disinfecting Wipes! Don’t forget to clean your hands with hand sanitizer before you eat too!
Happy Packing & Bon Voyage
Roses are red, violets are blue. My swimsuit is awesome and you can have it too.
This is by far my favorite swimsuit! The design is really head-turning and unique. This swimsuit comes in red, black and white and you can get your HERE.
What I really love about Marysia's Venice swimsuit design is that the top can be worn away from the pool too! here is an example of a high-waisted ruffle tiered skirt + Marysia's Venice Asymmetrical Top