After 6 years away Sam and I finally made our way up to San Francisco. On our first day we decided to visit our old haunts. We visited our favorite restaurants like Cafe de la Presse, our old apartments, and walked through our old neighborhoods. So much has changed and yet so much has stayed exactly the same. I always say I left my heart in San Francisco. The two years we spent living in the city will always be some of my favorite memories. I hope to one day find my way back to this beautiful, vibrant city.
A spring inspired outfit for a day of exploring Carmel. As I mentioned a few posts ago, I’m loving wide leg trousers at the moment. I’ve been wearing this particular pair almost exclusively for the last two weeks. They pair well with almost everything and work for a variety of occasions. I’ve worn them for lunch by the beach, date night with Sam, and work events. They proven to be a worth while investment piece.
There is nothing that makes me happier than seeing trees around the city beaming with tiny pink blossoms signaling the arrival of spring. This is always my favorite time of the year. The days are getting longer, the nights are getting warmer, and there are many new adventures on the horizon. Sam and I are currently deciding on all the places we want to visit this year. Finland and Greece are a definite yes, but we’re actively looking for suggestions. What’s the most memorable place you’ve ever traveled to and where do you think we should go this year?
Here’s a small glimpse into the little reading nook in our new home. I love to read so it’s really important to me that I have a quite space where I can curl up with a good book. Our new house still needs a lot of furniture, art, and rugs, but we’re taking our time decorating so we can make it look just right. Sam is painting new art for our gallery wall while I’m scour antique shops and furniture stores for new pieces to fill the space. One thing that helps our empty home feel alive is fresh flowers. Right now I’m gravitating to simple flora like eucalyptus branches and handfuls of long stemmed hydrangeas arranged in glass vases.
Happy Friday, kittens. Thanks for stopping by the blog, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
It’s finally March which to me means it’s finally spring. I’m not a cold weather person. Growing up in Moscow, I’ve had my fill of bad weather and I’m not too interested in re-living those below zero winter days. I love the feeling of sunshine warming up my skin, the never ending daylight, and the warm weather trends.
Speaking of spring trends there are two that are my current favorites, bell sleeves and wide leg pants. Specifically I love pairing the two trends together. This pair of chambray trousers is just one of 3 wide leg pants that I’ve acquired in the last week. Part of my sartorial philosophy is to focus on finding styles that I like that work for my body type. Since I started this blog 8 years ago I have worn countless pairs of palazzo and wide leg trousers in my posts regardless of whether or not they were on trend. I find them to be flattering for my tall frame, plus they look great with crop tops which is another one of my favorite “trends”. The trick to pulling off this style of pants is to keep an eye on proportions especially if you’re petite. Once you figure out what works best for you, you’d be surprised at just how easy this type of pant is to style. I like to wear mine with 70’s style tight sweaters, soft tees, crop tops, and cropped jackets. For this outfit I paired my trousers with a cropped knit sweater for a transitional look with a 70’s vibe.
P.S. Don’t forget to shop the Shopbop sale, you can get a discount on both the pants and sweater I’m wearing.