My six year old loves camouflage, especially shorts and pants and not just the typical green, but blues as well. He has worn various versions of the pants and shorts for about two years. He likes to do his own pattern mixing with stripes and other colors. Every week he makes suggestions for my nail art that usually revolve around cars. It is rare that he is that happy with my choice. He really liked this week’s blue camo nail art. He also asked me if I was trying to have my nails blend in with my clothes. I will say the camo is forgiving with the dreaded and inevitable chip.
If you follow my blog you know that I wore this outfit with a different sweater and sunglasses in the Lofty Leopard post where I featured Lofty Coffee. This leopard top has been on repeat and I was feeling like pink for Alfred Tea Room. Besides, this is real life where I don’t have a new outfit every single day.
I had a friend in town from Santa Cruz and she wanted to eat healthy. They have the best food from M Cafe and such a great selection of teas. She had Matcha and I had the yummiest Rose Tea Boba with Almond Milk. It is a well photographed spot you have likely seen on instagram, so we had to join in.
This summer we visited the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. It is so well put together with great interactive exhibits for kids. I highly recommend it. My son loved it and we visited two weeks in a row. I also loved the adobe building, so on our second visit I took advantage and shot this fall look.
I can not believe it is officially fall as of last week. Of course it really does not feel like it in Southern California with our recent heat wave. I styled a few year round neutral basics with some fall booties for a day out before it hit 90 degrees. The look is all J. Crew with Vince booties that I picked up at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in July. They are still available and are 30% off. My frayed denim pencil skirt in white from J. Crew has been on repeat and will likely continue to be along with my Western chambray shirt. The booties give it a fall look. I love that there are no seasonal rules about white denim. J. Crew features their all-time favorite white denim looks here.
One of our summer adventures included a trip to Balboa Park in San Diego, specifically to the San Diego Auto Museum. My son loves cars and wanted to see the movie cars exhibit. It was a warm August day so my J. Crew white denim skirt was perfect with stripes. It is a great piece for summer and fall.
When I came home with my J. Crew for NET-A-PORTER purchases my husband said “Another striped long sleeve tee?”. I am afraid to do an inventory count. Then he saw the sequined dog and said, “THAT is a keeper”, which is something he rarely says. His side (or should I say third of a side) of our closet it a carefully curated selection. He is ruthless when it comes to cleaning out his closet. If they had a men’s version of this t-shirt, he might be adding one more to his collection.
The tee-shirt is super soft. I styled it with my J. Crew lookout high rise jeans, Panama hat and, of course, leopard flats. We headed to a new favorite spot for coffee, tea and pastries, Georgie, in Beverly Hills. My son says they make the BEST croissants.