Welcome Fall! I am easing into fall while the temperatures are still a bit warm with camo, bell sleeves and my favorite ark bag that was on repeat all Summer. Not only do I love the look of this bag (which is back in stock, by the way), but it holds a lot and has proven to be very practical. I may need to add this tortoise shell one and this shape (that packs flat) to my collection.
My son (finally) starts school today. We had a great summer filled with travel and adventure. I am ready for the school routine. It is still warm in Southern Calfornia so I am mixing fall pieces with summer pieces like this camo top that I styled with a new favorite boyfriend jean, sandals and my bag of the summer.
Ready for the weekend, again? I am! I have serious summer wanderlust. This summer will include a few domestic trips. I will have to rely on my wardrobe and imagination for international pursuits.
I styled this “Andiamo” tee with a white denim skirt, sunglasses, New Balance sneakers and my bag of the summer (which is in stock!).
J. Crew Andiamo Tee (on sale!) and here for more sizes
J. Crew Piper Sunglasses
Cult Gaia Ark Bag (in stock!)
New Balance 620 Sneakers
J. Crew Skirt (similar here)
After coveting this bag (also here) and waiting for it to arrive, it did not disappoint. I have been wearing it nonstop with everything and it holds everything. I styled it with this fun pineapple blazer from J. Crew, white denim, pink sunglasses and gold espadrilles.
J. Crew Blazer (on sale!)
J. Crew T-shirt (similar here)
J. Crew Sandals (similar here)
J. Crew Sunglasses (on sale!)
AG Prima White Jeans
Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Large (with sooner shipping!) also here
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Pink Bluff
Last year I wrote about the The Privilege of Getting Older. I still feel like it is a privilege even as this year flew by (I know that is such a cliche, but seriously, time is moving at warp speed).
This weekend is my birthday which also signals the official start of summer and the longest day of the year a few days later. My son finished First Grade this week and we spent the first day of summer at Legoland followed by swimming. Life is good. I am lucky and I have a lot to be grateful for.
And who doesn’t love great birthday presents like this Cult Gaia Ark Bag (also here) and Samantha Sung dress? I also found the most comfortable Stuart Weitzman sandals in navy with a frayed edge. The dress is versatile, so comfortable, well made with important details like a snap instead of a button in just the right place. I have already worn it with flat sandals for a more causal look.
Samantha Sung Dress (similar here)
Cult Gaia Ark Bag in Large
Stuart Weitzman Sandals
Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in CRIME
My birthday month has begun. I am not usually someone who celebrates the whole month, but as the years pass they feel more significant. It is a privilege to get older as I wrote last year (The Privilege of Getting Older). This upcoming birthday ends with a 9 and rather than get myself worked up for a decade birthday next year, I am embracing it now (at least that is the plan).
This is also always a busy time where my mind races and there is much to accomplish. The school year is ending which has always impacted both my family life and my career. I put myself through an annual performance review. And if you believe in astrology, the mind does race when the moon is in Gemini and we all have Gemini in us ( I happen to have a lot in my chart in addition to it being my sign).
I was thrilled to open my first present last night. The Cult Gaia Ark bag that I have been coveting for a long time. I was unsure about which size to order and went with the large. It is perfect! Get ready to see it styled over and over in my posts this summer.
In the meantime, my seven year old son snapped a few photos with the outfit I was wearing when I walked in the door, which demonstrates just how versatile the bag is. My son and husband were both concerned about the contents being visible. My husband’s late mother always told him “you never ask a woman’s age or to look in her bag”. I reminded them of all of my cute pouches.
J. Crew Stretch Blazer
St. James for J. Crew Sleeveless Striped Top
J. Crew Paint Splatter Jeans (similar here and here)
Cult Gaia Ark bag in large
Prada Driving Shoes (similar here and here)
Fitbit Flex 2 in Navy