Black & White Inspiration

black and white outfits

I have been on a major black and white kick lately. All my latest clothing purchases have been black or white. Maybe a little gray here and there. Some people might find it boring, but head-to-toe black and white just feels so effortlessly cool.  A loose-fit white button down and a pair of black skinnies has been my go-to outfit. If I feel like a pop of color, I’ll throw on a pair of colorful flats or switch to a bright purse.

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Weekend Inspiration 7.19.13

The perfect weekend outfit, via Dressed in Orange weekend brunch, via Dressed in Orange

Happy Friday dear readers! This weekend I’m planning to get out of the house while it is still warm to explore some more of my SOMA neighborhood– grabbing margaritas at Tres Tequila Lounge, and waking up early for the SF Flower Mart . I’m also excited to put in some work around the apartment over the next couple days– cleaning and donating (the not fun stuff), and then lighting a new candle, buying some lamps for my living room, and maybe even getting a little tree for my small apartment.  To fuel all that cleaning, I’m looking forward to trying to make my own cold-brewed coffee tonight so I can enjoy it tomorrow, as well as this amazing looking grilled potato and arugula salad. Can you say yum!?

With all the summer sales going on, I’m also making it a mission to go through my closet and make a list of some fall staples I’ll be needing in the coming months. This outfit made me realize I need a brown suede motorcycle jacket asap (similar here), as well as a timeless bucket bag and goop-approved ring for good measure. I’m also eying these black boots, since I practically lived in my one pair of Cole Haan riding boots last winter, and that 35% off is pretty hard to resist!

Hope you are all enjoying summer– I can’t believe we are already halfway through July!

images:  outfit / coffee / salad

A Summer Outfit with a Rosy Outlook

Summer bouquet by Natalie Bowen Designs on sacramentostreet.com, via Dressed in Orange

This summer flower arrangement has really stuck with me the past couple days– I think the pale colors are so unexpected and fresh, especially as we we enter the hottest days of the year. These colors would make a great outfit as well, with soft peach, pink, and creme colors complementing a fresh tan and keeping you cool in the hot sun. Here is how I would wear them– complete with a glass of champagne to celebrate it being Friday, of course! Hope you all have a great weekend!

peach, pink, and creme summer outfit, via Dressed in Orange

1. earrings / 2.  jeans / 3. bag / 4. shoes / 5. ring / 6.  blouse

Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs, floral photo by Claire Giffen, from Sacramento Street.