winter 2017


Spring stripes on a winter day

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Striped reversible poncho (on major sale!!) / Gap long sleeve tee in white (on sale!) / Kendra Scott ring / nail polish c/o Essie No More Film / Gap jeans (on major sale!!) / Mansur Gavriel bag (color sold out but mini patent pink version here) / booties (old, also love this pair)

Stripes, stripes, and more stripes! Stripes were the dominant pattern on the spring 2017 runways in New York last September. So it is no surprise that stripes are already everywhere. I happen to be a huge fan of stripes, so this is a trend I am riding until the bitter end!

This poncho has turned out to be a fabulous purchase. Not only does it have spring-like, nautical stripes, it is reversible! I didn’t realize it was reversible until I got it home and read the tag. The inside is a medium grey hue, which is perfect to pair with skinny black jeans, and heels, for a winter night out. Can’t wait to wear it!

Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have winter days which offer moderate temperatures around 50 or 60. On a moderate day, a poncho over a long sleeve tee is perfect to stay warm and cozy. This poncho is ideal for moderate weather, as well as integrating spring 2017 trends into my cold weather wardrobe. Love that!

I wore this outfit over winter break when we took the kids to the Tech Museum in downtown San Jose. If you have never been, it is a must-see! It is a fun place to visit whether you are a kid or an adult. There is also an IMAX theater there which we have yet to visit. Future family outing 🙂

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XOXO

Cathy

day into evening poncho


Lunch on a sunny winter day

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Banana Republic sweater (on major sale!!) / c/o Kendra Scott ring / Mansur Gavriel Circle Tote / Gap Jeans (on major sale!!) / Chanel spring nail polish / Gucci slides (so comfortable-I’m obsessed!)

So, since early fall, I have been coveting these Gucci slides. I saw them on so many fashionable feet at fashion week, and I am sure you have noticed they are splashed all over social media. There is something simple, classic, and chic about them.

Slides are all the rage in 2017. The trend started last year, but was lost in a sea of lace-up tie shoes which dominated the warm weather fashion scene. Well, in 2017, slides take center stage; so why not snap up the perfect pair! This pair is great because they are black, and have a classic look. This will allow these Gucci slides to easily transition from winter, into spring, into summer, and into fall! Love that! Plus, did I mention how comfortable they are? They are SO comfortable!

These photos were taken by my friend Dawn Lucy from Fashion Should Be Fun. If you are not already following her, be sure to follow along! She is based right here in the Bay Area; in San Jose. If you noticed, we traveled together at fashion week in September.

On this winter day, we met in downtown Saratoga for a yummy lunch. There is a Peruvian restaurant named Sipan which we thought would be fun to try. It was fun! The food was yummy, and the service was great. The atmosphere was casual chic; so very Bay Area!

After we ate, we walked around downtown and window shopped. By the time we met in late December, I was already financially tapped out from Christmas shopping; window shopping was all I could do! haha

These Gucci slides were great for walking around town. They were comfortable, and they never slipped off my feet. I have to admit, I was a little concerned about wearing slides. When they were popular in the 90’s, they were known to slide right off my feet! Hence the name; “Slides.” Ugh. Thankfully, this pair seemed to magically stay on my feet, so I could comfortably walk around without worrying about losing a shoe. Love that!

Have you tried wearing slides now that the trend is getting hot? How have they worked for you?

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XOXO

Cathy

*Photo credit: Dawn Lucy/Fashion Should be Fun

casual winter outfit


Casual go-to winter outfit

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Wearing: Kendra Scott earrings / Chanel spring lipstick / Alexander McQueen scarf / Banana Republic tee (on sale!!) / Fendi DotCom bag / Gap jeans (on sale!!) / Watch / Kendra Scott ring / Chanel spring nail polish / Booties (old, also love this pair)

Most winter days here in the San Francisco Bay Area, offer up mild temperatures in the afternoon. So, I may start my day off all bundled up in a coat or sweater, but by noon, I am in a long sleeve tee and scarf.

This scarf has been my go-to all season long. It is warm, edgy, and blue! I love blue! It looks cute as the centerpiece of an outfit, as in these photos, or paired with a coat. I am so happy I splurged on it!

What is your go-to, casual winter outfit where you live?

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XOXO

Cathy

*Photo credit: Laura Adney/Have Need Want

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