MARCH ROUNDUP: All my looks from March!!!

This was a big month! Not a lot of outfit posts, because, let’s face it– March isn’t the most exciting time to buy clothes, but we do have the chance to reflect on New York, Milan, London, and Paris Fashion Weeks! With Spring in the air, you will see some more outfits from me this April! Yay! Bring on the warm weather!!! Photo Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography

March 1st: What I Wore – Raccoon Sweater + Mustard Cords
Sugarhill Boutique Raccoon Sweater, Mustard Corduroy Pants, Grey TOMS shoes

March 8th: Anthropologie Frenchie Sweater + Red Michael Kors Rain BootsAnthropologie French Bulldog Sweater, Red Michael Kors Boots, GAP Factory Legging Jean

March 18th: Cheers Dublin! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress

March 20th: Saying Goodbye to Winter
Wild Souls: What I Wore Blanket Scarf and Red Tunic

March 27th: What I Wore – Plaid Dress & Frye BootsFlannel Dress & Frye Boots

Cheers Dublin! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

Hey guys! I have been on vacation and totally disconnected from reality, but here’s my “What I Wore: St. Patrick’s Day”! This green floral maxi dress is from my personal vintage collection and I absolutely LOVE it! Sandals are BC Footwear.

What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress What I Wore: St. Patrick's Day - Green Floral Vintage Maxi Dress


{Photography Credits: Anne Yarbrough Photography}

WIW: Faux Fur Gilet & Flannel // Naysayers Gonna Naysay

In 2004, Sienna Miller was photographed wearing a fur gilet and as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have one (only faux fur). Sienna Miller 2004 Bohemian Style Fur Gilet and UGG bootsI scoured the shops and the internet, but it was obvious that this was a brand new trend and therefore had not made it’s way across the pond. When I finally tracked one down I jumped on it! I was so excited when it came in the mail that I showed it to my roommates – who then proceeded to make extensive fun of me. They called it “the pelt” and couldn’t believe I was actually going to wear it out in public!

Now… from a very young age I accepted that in order to be a trend-setter, I might have to be one of the first to step out there on the fashion ledge (and in a small town, I might be out there all by myself) So, I let the girls talk their smack and wore my faux fur gilet with pride when we went out that night and many other nights that followed… So, when these same aforementioned roommates were asking if they could borrow my “pelt” the following winter, I BARELY even teased them about it… 10 years later and I’m still coming up with new ways to wear my gilet and I love it as much now as I did the day it arrived on my apartment doorstep. Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet Wild Souls: Red Flannel Shirt & Faux Fur Gilet

Faux Fur Gilet (similar here) // Vintage Red Flannel (similar here) // Pixie Pants // Frye Boots // Costa Del Mar Sunglasses

Let’s take a moment to talk about wearing clothes with confidence… Sometimes the difference between “best-dressed” and “missed-dressed” is the attitude worn under the clothes… So, wear what you like and wear it with confidence! If you want to take more risks with your wardrobe, but confidence doesn’t come easy to you, follow this “fake it ’til you make it”strategy: 1. Know AND accept that there are negative naysayers EVERYWHERE and some of them might think or say hateful things about you. 2. Wear it anyway! Walk out the door with your chin up, smile on, and before you know it  your “fake” confidence will yield to the “real” confidence you’ve built by not letting the opinions of others stop you…

… and while we’re at it, don’t be a negative naysayer! We are all women here and we should be building each other up instead of tearing each other down.


Day 6: Monterey -> Wine Country -> San Francisco

Before heading north we had an early lunch at the Sandbar and Grill – needing a bit of protein after my foray into Carmel wine tasting, I opted for the “Chicken Sandwich Monterey” which was beyond delicious and just what I needed. Then, the most magical thing happened… a sea lion SWAM right by our window following a little dingy out of the harbor! It was so amazing and great way to start off the day.

We then started our (longer than I realized) drive to wine country. We went through Napa, Sonoma, and Petaluma. Wine Country California


We reconnected on Highway 1 in Tomales Bay where our gas light came on. We pulled in to a “town” and were told that the nearest gas station was about 20 minutes south along our route, while the gas meter said we had 15 miles before empty. Nervously, we started heading south – unable to totally enjoy the beautiful scenery because we were both worried about our car dying on the bending, dipping, rising, winding Highway 1. Not to mention that the bending, dipping, rising, and winding road wasn’t giving us a totally accurate read on our gas meter. The miles clicked down faster and faster and the lack of cell phone signal wasn’t giving us indication of the nearest gas station. We pulled over to let someone behind us go by and by a stroke of luck I was able to pick up enough signal to see that the gas station was 7 miles away, and our current gas meter read was 9 miles to empty, so we went for it… With the AC turned off…. We pulled into a small gas station in Point Reyes with two miles to spare! Whew! Finally we set off again, able to enjoy the beauty of Highway 1 and the quaint little towns along the way. I would love to do a “small towns of Highway 1” on my next trip to the west coast.

One of the main points of our route was to enter San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge – which was very cool 😉20140501_175248 (1)

Hotel: the Motel Capri was in an amazing location within walking distance to some great restaurants! It was recently remodeled on the inside and clean. There was also a parking lot on premises which was a big selling point. I don’t think the spread at the “Continental Breakfast” could really be considered a “Continental Breakfast” – but if you crave a sugary pastry before walking around all day then it’s “fine”. Also, the location felt very “safe” – we went for a morning run and it was very pleasant. Though we were technically in the “Russian Hill” neighborhood, we were right on the cusp of “Pacific Heights”, “Marina”, and “Fisherman’s Wharf”.

For dinner we went to the Balboa Cafe which was only 2 blocks from our hotel. They had all the sliding doors open to let the breeze in and it was very pleasant. The food was good – not a reinvention of the wheel, but simple and well executed.

What I Wore: San Francisco - Wild Souls
Top: Plum Pretty Sugar
Capris: Wild Souls
Shoes: Free People
Cardigan: Thrift store find 😉

Lenny & Eva Piece of the day: “Tell me, what it is you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” with Turquoise Necklace Foundation.

Lenny and Eva