Monday Work Wear {Color Me Happy}

What better way to brighten a dull Monday morning {what they say is true, San Francisco summers are very foggy!} than with a fantastically bright ensemble?

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Adding a little feminine punch to your look is a great way to beat the blahs. It’s amazing how a big bauble, sparkly cocktail ring or sweet skirt can add a spring to your step.

As summer looks to make its exit, I think it might be time to say ta-ta to head-to-toe brights, but I’m not ready to let go of color entirely. That’s why I’m loving an eye-catching accessory as the perfect way to to make your fall basics pop. Here a few of my favorite options!

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Although when I look at them all together I kinda love the whole outfit – ha! What color will be your signature this fall luvies?

No matter what you pick, I hope you have a dazzling week!

Happy Monday,
*Mrs. E

image spotted on design darling via matchbook magazine

shopping guide: 1 louboutins | 2 elva fields necklace | 3 ps 1 bag | 4 splendid cardi | 5 cobalt jeans | 6 kate spade ring | 7 rag and bone belt

Happy {Laid Back} Weekend

Phew. We made it through week one in San Francisco! It included starting new jobs, navigating new neighborhoods, trying to figure out public transportation and pulling ourselves out of bed for 6:00 am dog walks…

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But it also included paling around with great friendsenjoying new restaurants, and simply being in awe that I now live in this great city.

I’ve been thinking it would  be fun to add an SF related feature to the blog. What would you be interested in luvies? My favorite finds? My best foodie moment? The best boutiques. I’ll continue to noodle on it but if there’s something you want to see, let me know!

Here are a few fun things I was loving this week:

~ A wedding so poised you’d think it was an editorial about really happy people
~ Taylor reminded me of how long we’ve been doing this whole crazy blog thing!
~ One of my favorite new features in the blogosphere got a well-deserved shout out. {Go look and tell me you don’t think they should be made into cards!}
~ This list has me all tied up in knots
~ I finally got to meet some of my favorite Bay Area bloggers at a great Pinterest event hosted by West Elm

We’re off to explore a new neighborhood this weekend ~ a little brunch, a little window shopping and a lot of taking it easy. I hope you have the opportunity to discover {or re-discover} something you love this weekend.

Till Monday!
*Mrs. E

image by jamie beck

Style Gawking {Jamie Beck}

The Style Gawking series had gone dormant for a bit, but I was inspired to bring it back. If you’re one of the few people left who still doesn’t know Jamie Beck, this is your lucky day. Your memory might be jogged by her now famous cinemagraphs.

But the real secret is out ~ the September issue of Lucky Magazine features some of their favorite bloggers with great style and Jamie leads the pack. You see, Jamie’s talent behind the lenses is just as strong in front of it.

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I’ve oogled over her 40′s inspired sartorial flare since meeting her in person last year. And trust me, she pulls every single look off with flying colors. It’s as if she stepped out of the movie Aviator.  And she only keeps getting better. {She must have the best nose for vintage of anyone I’ve ever seen. I’ve never made scores that good!)  I think my absolute favorite look has to be her shorts and scoop-necked long sleeve tee combo. It has Audrey written all over it!

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I think it would be fun to add a few dapper pieces into my wardrobe this fall. What say you luvies?

Are you head over heels for the uber-feminine look?

oscar jacket | tucker dress | the row shades | reed karkoff tote | brian atwood heels | bijoux heart earings | tom ford lipstick