J.Crew sequin stripe tee, Yanuk boyfriend jeans, vintage blazer, Cleobella clutch, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Pour La Victoire Mai wedges
This year I actually made it out to the mall for the day-after-Christmas sales, and surprisingly it wasn’t nearly as painful as I anticipated it to be – the crowds weren’t so bad, I spent hardly any time in line and claustrophobia was kept to a minimum. Plus, I found a couple of pretty sick deals at J.Crew, including this tee, which I snagged for $35 (down from $128), and a pair of jeans for $22 (down from $125). While fighting through hoards of shoppers for sales still isn’t high on my list, the appeal is certainly growing.
One of the perks of our new apartment is the easy access to our building’s roof and the views of San Francisco (and beyond) from that vantage point – something I’ve been unaccustomed to as a non-city dweller for most of my life. Though we are most certainly still buried in a sea of boxes, the sea is becoming ever-so-slightly smaller, and the other night we took ourselves out on a welcome-to-the-city dinner date, heading up to the roof for some of those “whoa, we live here” moments beforehand.
Hoping by this weekend the sea will be more like a puddle, but that may be a bit optimistic – let’s just plan for something of a pond.
Zara embroidered sequined mini skirt, Garnet Hill A-line seamed tank, Stuart Weitzman heels, Chloe sunglasses, Clare Vivier neon stripe flat clutch, vintage necklace
I’ve always tended to shy away from sequins in summer months because something about them has a decidedly holiday-ish feel. Attend a Christmas party or a New Years Eve bash and you’re sure to be blinded by the sparkly numbers donned by a likely vast majority of the female guests, so it’s no surprise that I’ve come to associate this shiny adornment with a particular (cold) time of year. But last week as I stared into my closet feeling uninspired while I got dressed for our anniversary dinner, I remembered my own advice regarding stripes and their ability to summer-ify almost any look, and decided to give sequins a summer whirl.
What do you think – Christmasey, or June-appropriate?