fashion / last days of summer

labor day was a little depressing for me, i'm not going to lie. don't get me wrong- i had an awesome day and went to a bbq with my favorite people. it just means that summer is coming to a close, and fast. for me this means less beach days, which is probably the biggest bummer of all (well, that might not be true; san diego is pretty much gorgeous year round). however, this year i am looking forward to fall fashion much more than usual because my little hot-blooded and pregnant self can't handle the heat, which greatly limits my clothing options. i'm ready to be able to layer, and wear pants and hats and jackets.

anyways, i just wanted to share one last summery look modeled by syd. we actually took these pictures back in january (that's california for you). but i have been saving them for just the right time, and i think this is it. she is wearing an old chambray dress from jcrew, a hat that was purchased for $2 from target, my favorite coral seychelles heels, and the best lipstick in the world.


fashion / modern monochrome

i am kind of obsessed with this look, though sometimes it's hard to pull off. wearing all of the same color can seem either drab (all black) or crazy (all coral)- but if you get the look right it can be just straight awesome. for sydney's outfit we used my bright orange floral pants (from nordstrom last year), and paired it with her lacey orange top. it works because the top has enough white to break up the color, but still has the vivid hue we were looking for. she is also wearing my seychelles platforms that are the same color, and my small coral purse from target. we also put my favorite lipstick on her. we added in my fedora to offset all the color, and pull the whole outfit together. what do you think? would you be brave enough to wear something like this??


ps. i got to talk to this cute girl yesterday! she was on her way from the mtc to costa rica and sounded fabulous! if you'd like to see what she has been up to/why she will be gone for a year and a half, you can read about it on her blog.