Thursday, September 29, 2011

Going Dutch

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cape- Leohmann's
lace shell- 1960s vintage
skirt- 1970s vintage (and altered)
tights- Hue
shoes- Salvatore Ferragamo
bag- Francsco Biasia

 ever bought an item of clothing that ends up sitting in your closet, barely worn for a year or two, but then all of sudden one day you notice it and start wearing the hell out of it? that's the story with me and this little cape. for some reason i just can't get enough of it these days. it may have something to do with the warmish fall weather we're having and the fact that it's got some of the warmth of a sweater but more "aerated," if you will. that's part of the irony about the bay area-- as soon as you're ready to start wearing your fall tights and sweaters, it starts getting warm--it's such a cruel joke!

took these photos last saturday in golden gate park after lunch at the beach chalet (the food was meh, but the view of the ocean and the cocktails were fantastic,  which more than made up for it).  afterwards we walked over to the dutch garden in the park, one of my favorite spots in the city where the flowers are always in bloom and you can pretend you're in the netherlands for the afternoon.




Saturday, September 24, 2011

From a Fairytale

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dress- Topshop
tights- Hue
boots- Topshop
bag- B. Makosky
trench- Zara

A few more pics from magical Ireland.  I intentionally packed light this time as I'm someone that notoriously overpacks so I thought I'd bring the minimal pairs of shoes for a change.   Believe it or not, for three weeks I just brought these boots, a pair of ballet flats and a pair of black Ferragamos (oh, and a pair of Converse, but those don't really count!)... These Topshop boots served me well-- I ended up wearing them almost everyday and was hoping I wouldn't wear them out and/or get sick of them.  At any rate, I'm sure you'll be seing a lot more of them, they go with pretty much everything in my closet.


Isn't Ireland just gorgeous?
1)  Co. Donegal  2)  near St Columcille inDerry  3 & 4) beginning of a night out   5) a pretty window in Letterkenny 6) wishing well in Rathmullan   7) Ramelton 8) pasture in the ocean  9) waterfall in Ardara 10) in Glenveigh Garden  11) Poisoned Glen   12) The Singing Pub, Downings

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Soft Rain

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coat- 1970s vintage
jeans- Topshop
boots- Topshop
bag- B. Makowsky
watch- Fossil

You know how the Eskimos have over 100 different names for snow? Well the Irish have almost as many descriptive words for "rain" (including lots of expletives I won't bother mentioning). My favorite is "soft" rain which is just a bit of drizzle, nothing serious, which usually has some sun in between the showers.  This is the kind of rain we experienced mainly at the beginning of our trip for a few days in Dublin.  Though I had passed through the city before, I hadn't done the tourist thing until this time.  I totally fell in love with the Georgian architecture, the hanging  planter boxes that seemed to be everywhere and the little shops off Grafton Street.  Oh, and of course there was Topshop.  What more could a girl ask for?  A prison tour you say?  Well yes, I even got to indulge my prison fascination when we went took a tour of Kilmainham Jail.  Not only does it have a ton of historical significance, but it's also been used in lots of  movies like, In the Name of the Father, and The Italian Job, just to name a few.  All in all, I couldn't have asked for a better start to the next three weeks.

Monday, September 19, 2011

California Love

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polka dot tee- Topshop
denim jumper- vintage c. 1970s
wedges- Swedish Hasbeens

it feels so good to be back in California and sleeping in our own bed again.  Ireland is wonderful and will always be our second home, but there's nothing like going back to your daily routines and more importantly, seeing the SUNSHINE again.  it seriously rained every single day on our trip and everyone said it was the rainiest summer in 30 years!  everytime someone asked if i could see myself living there permanently i had to reluctantly say no.  of course, my feelings can always change, but for the moment i'm a creature that needs vitamin D at least a few times a week.  that being said,  there are so many things about Ireland that I do love and that i'll be sharing with you over the next week or so.


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