Since it’s almost August, I’d like to squeeze in as much summer style as I can. However, when it’s windy and chilly outside, a sweater and jeans are my go-to. In an effort to feel warm-weather festive, I opted for a varsity stripe sweater (in a somewhat-summer color palette) and distressed white denim. It was still missing that certain something, so I tied some chambray around my waist and threw on my favorite tan heels. Because you know what
they I always say, “when in doubt, throw a sandal on it.”
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Right when I was about to say our San Francisco “summer” hasn’t been too bad, I stepped outside my house and into the frigid mist. It’s the gloomiest I’ve seen the city in awhile. Wind and chilly temperatures got me feeling like it’s already fall. It also makes me want to dress like it – an idea I don’t totally hate. A cape and boots? Yes, please. Bring on the superhero vibes.
Currently, I’m lakeside with a group of girlfriends in Tahoe. We make an effort to plan a mini vacation every year and we’re just now realizing how old we are. Instead of falsies and mascara, SPF 70 was our top priority. We made dinner in our condo, drank a glass of wine and passed out around 10pm. We were up bright and early the next morning and on the beach by 10am. Although our hangouts are a bit more chill, our conversations haven’t changed – well maybe a little, but the belly-aching laughs have stayed the same.
I recently started a new job and I’ve been loving the experience so far. Before this, I was working from home and making my own schedule. Now I’m back on the steady 9-to-5 which hasn’t been so bad. It’s getting me out of the house and into the heart of the city. I’ve witnessed some pretty fun things on my daily commute and I can now say I truly appreciate the uniqueness of San Francisco. Most of this realization comes from my bus daily ride – from people dancing up and down the aisle to eavesdropping on other commuters’ conversations, it’s safe to say there’s never a dull moment. Note: If you’re talking loudly in an enclosed space, I will listen. Not because I want to, it’s because I have to.
We’re in the middle of summer and I’m now noticing how tasty the seasonal fruits are. I’ve been ignoring certain produce thinking it’s out of season, then realizing it is summer despite the gloomy weather outside. Living in California, I feel lucky to have access to a variety of fruit throughout the whole year. Come to think about it, I don’t eat a whole lot of warm-weather produce in the winter because I think it couldn’t possibly be good. I’ll be able to make a sound decision about the quality of summer foods by trying them this winter.
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