Hello & happy Friday. The three-day weekend is almost here! So typically I like to share my ‘monthly favorites’ as the month comes to an end. But to be completely candid, I didn’t have too many new favorites in August. There were of course things I loved and wore over and over, but nothing that I haven’t really mentioned in a previous favorites post. So in light of the upcoming month, I decided to share a little ‘wish-list’. September is a bit of an odd month. It marks the end of one season and transitions us into the next. San Francisco’s weather has been a bit all over the place lately. Last week, it was in the 50’s and today it’s in the 90’s. Though SF doesn’t have defined seasons like Mississippi did, I still want to get in the fall mood a bit and start transitioning away from my linens, flip-flops, and go-to summer color palette. I go through color phases, and I have been hooked on lavenders, blacks, nudes, whites, and millennial pinks recently. I think these colors will be gorgeous in September, and as we get more into October and November, I will start to keep my eyes peeled for burnt orange, tan, and olive green pieces to incorporate into my collection. Shifting my college uniform (aka: XXL tee shirts and nike shorts) into a real-life wardrobe has been quite the process, but I have really enjoyed getting back into putting outfits together on a daily basis.
ONE crepe shift dress (under $50) | TWO black mules | THREE bell sleeve sweater | FOUR platform slides | FIVE farmacy moisturizer | SIX satin lace cami (ordered this one in a size 2; under $20) | SEVEN velvet kimono
When it comes to wish-lists, I try to think of practical pieces that I have had my eye on and think I could really get great use out of the next few months. Now that I have a ‘real job’, I am very conscious of what I could potentially wear to work. For example, that amazing crepe shift dress would be perfect with sneakers, ballet flats, booties, or mules for work. I also think it would look amazing layered under a cozy cardi or cropped denim jacket. It comes in a ton of colors, but I am currently leaning towards the nude. I have been collecting bold hues and wild prints for years, and pushing myself to buy neutral, solid essentials is never really in my comfort zone. A more ‘fun’ piece on my wish-list is this stunning, velvet kimono. I actually just received it in the mail yesterday, and I am really excited to start layering it over my outfits. During the week, I can really see it under a solid blouse + jeans for casual, office attire. With denim shorts + a tank, it would be the easiest piece to glam up any weekend look.
As you may have noticed by now, when I LOVE something, I usually purchase it in another color or style. My two most-worn shoes these past few months have been my suede slide sneakers and my mules. I wear them pretty much non-stop, especially to work. I have been keeping my eyes on my two fave shoes in two other colors: black and gray. Boring, I know. But I think they would get a lot of love in my day-to-day.
Let’s chat about this cami. I have been obsessed with the pajamas-in-public trend lately. I have seen the silky cami look on countless bloggers, and I think it looks so chic and glamorous. I’ll admit- I have always been pretty intimidated by the trend. However, I think with some high waisted jeans, mules, and a chunky cardigan- it could be the perfect top for a night out or dinner. I absolutely love this one from H&M, and it’s under $20. I just ordered it in a size 2 last night, so I am excited to get it in the mail and try it out.
I only have one little beauty product on my wish-list: the Farmacy honey drop moisturizer. I got a sample of this guy about a month ago, and I am about half way done with my jar. Though I love, love, love my Ole Henriksen sheer transformation moisturizer, some days my skin needs something a tad bit more hydrating (but not too thick or heavy). I love the Farmacy moisturizer. It sits well under makeup and has a nice consistency. I also love the packaging.
Let me know what’s on your ‘wish-list’ for these upcoming weeks!
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