Slow Down


Those who know me well know that I have a hard time not planning things. Whether it's our next trip or our weekend, I'm always making reservations or researching things to do. This past weekend though, Ian was out of town so I had the apartment and weekend to myself and I forced myself to just chill. And it was heaven. 

With the exception of birthday drinks for a friend Friday and an appointment morning (TSA pre-check!), I made zero plans and let myself do exactly what I felt like. Instead of working out first thing Saturday, I waited until the afternoon and ran the infamous Lyon Street steps. I came home and cooked myself dinner and watched a movie - without multitasking. And on Sunday I did a Pilates class and then didn't. leave. the. house. 

I've been go. go. go. for years so it was really a reminder to slow down sometimes.


Madewell's Fall Line


Guys, the new Madewell is so good. As in, good enough for me to wish summer away so I can start dressing for fall already. Just kidding, but it really is good. Here are a few of my favorites. 

Clockwise from top left: 
This madewell x james ulcer four faces tee is so good. 

You know those tops that can take you from a day full of meetings to after-work drinks? The courier drape-front shirt in check is one of those tops.

San Francisco summer actually starts in September, so I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this fringe sweater tank.

I've always been a fan of Ulla Johnson. I've been seeing a lot of maroon for fall, and love this ulla johnson gita dress.

Ooh, and the new shoes are so good, too. The alena sandal in dotted calf hair is so dreamy, and so is the barlow mule.

Almost There


To be completely honest, I'm having kind of a "blah" week. Maybe it's because we had a really great weekend last weekend or maybe because our trip to Italy is exactly one month away and I'm getting antsy. Either way, I was snapped out of my rut with the recent attack in Nice. Ending the week on a heartbroken note and sending hugs your way. See below for some links and I'll see you back here next week.

I recently discovered Pantry Confidential, which is like The Coveteur is for closets but for pantries. Fascinating! 

Not only does Ina Garten have a new book out, but she's also filming new shows!

Are you exfoliating correctly? (I'm not)

These solo honeymoon shots made me laugh. 

I have not (and will not) jump into the Pokémon Go phenomenon, but this article about how it's helping people fall in love with their cities again was interesting.

And this article on not looking at your phone first thing in the morning is making me want to get an old fashioned alarm clock.

I loved the latest installation of A Cup of Jo's parenting around the world series about being a mom in Iceland.

I cannot stop buying off the shoulder tops and dresses. This one might be coming with me to Italy.

I stumbled upon Net-a-Porter's beauty section the other day and currently have too much in my shopping cart. Like 'Hair in the Sun,' this green powder, and this eye mask.


Summer Wish List: Sleepy Jones & Adidas Sam Smiths


First up: PJs from Sleepy Jones. The sleepwear line was founded by Jack Spade and the pieces can be worn together for stylishly lazing around the house or worn as separates to look pretty damn chic. This blue shirt with red piping is classic and so are these striped pants. I also love this floral robe and might need to pick it up for our Italy trip next month.
Next: White sneakers, specifically Adidas Stan Smiths. I was initially resistant to the sneaker trend but finally got on the bandwagon with my first pair of New Balances, and was even more on board when every other well-dressed girl in Tokyo was wearing either New Balances or spotless white Stan Smiths. I have my eye on this pair. Now I just have to figure out how to keep them clean.

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The Floating Piers


I hope everyone ha d lovely long weekend. We had the best time in Boonville, and I'm actually having a staycation day in the city today (!!), but if you're back at work I thought you might enjoy a mental escape.

I first saw the Floating Piers when a friend posted a photo on Instagram, and was instantly intrigued. Created by conceptual artist Christo, the bright orange piers create a walkway connecting two islands in Italy's Lake Iseo and give people a chance to walk on water. The Floating Piers exhibit closed last week, but you can see more photos here. With everything going on in the world sometimes it's nice to read about something magical like this, right?

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