Dear August

Dear August,

I realize you are well on your way, and I am just doing my best to keep up at this point. No one knows how I missed welcoming you in on time, but that happened and we’ve moved on.

The amount of down time I had available in July is directly proportional to the amount of scheduled activities I have this month. It hopefully goes without saying that I’d rather be busy than bored (this is my go to cliché line when someone comments on being busy), but recently it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day!

First there was the Alameda flea market, where I, for some unknown reason, decided to pass on purchasing the cutest little letterpress ever.

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Then there was my cousin John’s wedding, which was SO amazing and filled with family and some charming new friends.

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Next up, a trip home for work and more family and friend time, a girl’s weekend, which is long overdue, and finally a looooong plane ride leading to a vacation in New Zealand! Please feel free to recommend anything and everything to do around the Auckland area/north island.

What have you been up to so far this month? Any big trips?

xx Katie

Dear Point Reyes

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Dear Point Reyes,

You National Seashore, you. What a great title. National Seashore is maybe my favorite version of a national park. Well done.

I can only imagine that you are completely gorgeous on a sunny day. However, I visited on a foggy day. This turned out to be the eeriest experience of my life. Nothing horrible or frightening, just shocking what some fog can really do. I could barely see past the edge of any of the cliffs, and you could touch the air it was so thick. Definitely a funny way to spend a summer Sunday.

Either way, Point Reyes, you were lovely. I would highly recommend a visit to anyone, regardless of weather conditions.

Have you visited any National Parks? Any favorites?

xx Katie

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70’s in Full Swing

Dear Friend,

If you read The Edit (and if you don’t you should look into it), you may or may not have noticed that this week’s edition is chock-full of 70’s inspired everything – flares, hats, shearling, suede, earth tones, and so much more. I find this to be the perfect “pre-fall” statement. Yes, this is yet another post about what I’m looking forward to wearing this fall.

Autumn means to me… heavy fabrics, knee-high boots, denim, thick gold, etc. I think we can all put these items into the 70’s category. However, I think we can also all agree that none of the above could have been an ideal match for summer weather. Right!? That sounds like one big sweaty mess to me. Maybe a peasant dress could manage as the summer go-to for a 70’s girl, but that feels limiting. As such, I tend to postpone any 70’s inspired outfits to chillier seasons.

So, back to The Edit. I completely adore this piece on the Victoria’s Secret Angel, Behati Prinsloo. This is what my 70’s daydreams look like! Makes me wish Indian summer wasn’t a thing in San Francisco/California as a whole, but I’ll survive.

How do you feel about 70’s inspired looks? Are you planning on donning some bell bottoms this autumn?

xx Katie

 

   

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