Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Summer Blues in Stripes

Location: Alameda, CA
Is your wardrobe ready for summer?  I've been doing quite a bit of shopping for my upcoming vacation and all I can say is I've got the summer blues!  I'm sure you've noticed the explosion of pale blues, summer bright whites, and classic stripes all over Pinterest, Instagram, and fashion blogs!  This is the quintessential look of summer style!

What I'm Wearing:
These blue and white striped shorts (similar here, here, and here)
This cool and crisp summer white ruffle top (similar here and here)
My favorite straw hat I will wear all summer long (similar here and here)
My classic Tory Burch gold Miller sandals (similar here and here)

When it comes to summer fashion, I love to wear shorts!  I've started quite a collection of solid colors and prints over the years and find that this is the first thing I grab when looking for something casual and comfy to wear on a warm spring or hot summer day!  I picked up these blue and white striped shorts this past Memorial Day weekend!  I generally prefer a 5" inch inseam with a mid rise fit because I am tall and feel a bit more comfortable wearing a slightly longer length.  However, I did roll them up slightly for this blog post and I also like that versatility.  I knew they would be perfect for summer as they are made in a cool linen blend material which is so soft and comfortable!   

I decided to wear them with this crisp white one shoulder ruffle top!  I adore the cute structured ruffle and the length is perfect to wear un-tucked over shorts, skirts, or leggings!  This will be one of my summer go to tops and I may go back and get a few other colors!  It also comes in black, royal blue, and tangerine orange!  Also, it's currently on sale for 40% off, so you may want to pick one up before they sell out quickly!

I topped off my summer blues in stripes outfit with my favorite straw hat that I usually wear all summer long and my classic gold Tory Burch Miller sandals.  I've had both of these items for a number of years and they never go out of style and always look great!  

I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day holiday weekend!  Hopefully you were able to spend some time with your loved ones creating memories and doing something fun!  I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all the military service men and women both past and present for their commitment and sacrifices to protect and serve our country!  Both my mom and dad served in the US Marine Corps and now lie to rest in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.   Therefore, this holiday holds a special place in my heart!

By the way, I started a blog newsletter recently and would love for you to subscribe!  It's a great way to connect with all of you about new posts, great sales you don't want to miss, Q&A on various fashion, beauty, home decor, and travel topics, and so much more!  You can subscribe here...Don't worry, I won't overcrowd your inbox!  Also, don't forget you can shop all of the looks from my blog on my shop page!

Thanks for visiting!



Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: Ted Baker London Spotlight

San Francisco Bay Style wants to let you know that the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale has begun and it's time to shop your favorites before they sell out!  Today I am doing a designer spotlight with Ted Baker London!  I have worn Ted Baker on the blog in the past here, here, and here (see former blonde hair in the pictures above!)  I adore the feminine and flirty style and I'm excited to see so many Ted Baker London dresses, shoes, swimwear, and handbags included in this sale!

This Coral Ruffle One-Piece Swimsuit is perfect for beach parties this summer!  It also comes in black!
This Leather Crossbody Bag comes in a pretty fuschia and sunny yellow color which I love!
I adore the embroidered blooming flowers in this white 3D Lace A-Line Dress - LWD for summer!
This Gem Gardens breezy caftan is a perfect cover-up for days at the pool!  
A trio of bows adds a fun touch to these stiletto sandals you'll want to pair with everything!
Two things to love about this full skirt!  The big bow with flowy ties in back and the fine-art floral print!
This sweet floral fit and flare dress is a great option for summer weddings and showers!

You can save up to 40% off now through June 4th but make you you shop early as the most popular items sell out quickly!

Enjoy The Sale!  Shop the rest my favorite Ted Baker London sale picks below!



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Yellow Tie Back Maxi Dress

I love bold and bright colors for spring and summer but by far one of my favorites is yellow!  It's a known fact that colors affect your mood and if that's the case, I should wear yellow more often!  It's a cheerful, happy, energetic color that will put a smile on your face all day long and brighten your outlook!

I recently purchased this sunny yellow tie back maxi dress.  I thought it would be an easy dress to pack in my suitcase for my upcoming summer vacation!  It's a sexy form fitting silhouette with thin spaghetti straps and a darling bow that ties in the back!  I ordered a medium online, however, I would suggest sizing down to get a slender and smooth look!  I selected a few other sunny yellow dress options in my shop link below but here are a few other favorites I found!

This beautiful Loup Charmant lemon yellow cotton dress
This Mara Hoffman yellow and white stripe cut out midi dress
and this lemon print camisole dress

I decided to wear my floppy sun hat to keep the sun off my face.  I love the big black bow on this one which is only $26 and gives the whole look a summer vibe!         

My niece and I were out shopping and we decided to visit Cocola Bakery at Stanford.  They have the yummiest treats and baked goodies.  We enjoyed sitting in the outdoor patio, sipping on our lattes and indulging in some decadent desserts!   I couldn't leave without picking up a few delicious sweets to bring home to my family!  


I love anything with pom poms and/or tassels, so when I saw this colorful  pom pom straw tote, I knew I needed to get it!  There are a lot of expensive brands out there but I found this one for only $45!  I think it adds a pop of whimsy and fun and is a perfect accessory to add to any spring/summer outfit!  Check out some of my other favorite finds in my shop link below!    

I hope you all are enjoying your week so far!  If you find you need a little mood pick me up, start with your wardrobe!  Try bold and bright colors and I promise you will look and feel fabulous! By the way, I started a blog newsletter recently and would love for you to subscribe!  It's a great way to connect with all of you about new posts, great sales you don't want to miss, Q&A on various fashion, beauty, home decor, and travel topics, and so much more!  You can subscribe here...don't worry, I won't overcrowd your inbox!  Also, don't forget you can shop all of the looks from my blog on my shop page!

Thanks for visiting!




Monday, May 15, 2017

Shorts Weather

I'm so thrilled the temperatures are rising and it's beginning to feel more like "shorts weather" here in the San Francisco bay area!  It's time to indulge in a spring spa pedicure, stock up on your self tanner lotion, and reorganize your closet to swap out the fall/winter essentials for spring and summer must haves! One of my favorite go to spring/summer essentials next to sandals and sundresses are shorts! I could pretty much wear shorts all day every day if the weather permitted me to do so!  

I've gathered up some of my favorite current shorts styles to shop below!  I am a big fan of solid bright colors, fun spring and summer patterns, and embellishments such as bows, tassels, and pom poms!           

 What is your favorite summer must have?

Enjoy Shopping!


Love these fun flamingo print shorts
These red and white gingham shorts are perfect for a summer picnic!
Give me the summer blues with these linen blend high waisted striped shorts
Put a bow on it with these pink tie waist shorts in cotton poplin!
All the floral feels in these darling spring flowered shorts
These lemon yellow scallop shorts are perfect for a sunny day at the boardwalk!


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Orange Scallops, Ruffles, and a Bow

I was doing my typical Target run at lunch last week.  I needed to pick up a few items I was out of.  I approached the check out line when all of a sudden out of the corner of my eye, I saw the most beautiful bright orange and hot pink scallops, bows, and ruffles.  It was the Victoria Beckham x Target collection... and I immediately turned around to go take a peek!     

I was running a little late and didn't have time to try anything on, so I grabbed a medium in this gorgeous orange scallop one shoulder mini-dress and out the door I flew!  By the way, I got it on sale for $28!  Can you believe that? A Victoria Beckham dress for under $30?  That's just unheard of!  I was excited to get home that evening and try it on...hoping the medium would fit ok!  

I don'r really own much of anything in orange but this bright tangerine color really is the most gorgeous vibrant shade!  There were several VBxTarget items to choose from but I really fell in love with this particular dress...I mean who doesn't love scallops, ruffles, and bows?  I thought it would be the perfect dress to bring on my Caribbean cruise summer vacation which I am counting down the days until our bon voyage!  By the way, I finally tried it on when I got home that night and it fit perfectly!  

This is my new favorite color for the season!  Have you seen the VBxTarget collection?  Some of my favorite fashion bloggers are wearing pieces from the collection that I just adore!  Explore the VBxTarget hashtag to check it out!  Also, if you haven't been to Target lately, you may want to swing by and snag one before they are all sold out!  I promise you will be thrilled you did!  

Here are some of my favorites from the collection!  Enjoy Shopping!



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pink Palm Print Maxi Dress

Location: Golden Gate Overlook - San Francisco, CA

I am so obsessed with all the beautiful pink palm print clothing and accessories that have emerged this spring!  I have always loved tropical prints as it reminds me of a summer vacation at the beach!  In fact, my bedroom is decorated with palm print artwork and bedding!  Therefore, when I saw this gorgeous pink palm print maxi dress, I knew I needed it for two reasons: 1) I adore the pink palm print which screams Palm Beach!  2) It’s a perfect maxi dress to bring on our Caribbean cruise and Florida vacation this summer!  I’m literally counting down the days until our bon voyage!

The spring weather here in the San Francisco Bay Area has just been splendid!  I’m so glad we are finally into warmer temperatures and longer days!  This past weekend, we visited the Golden Gate Overlook which is one of the many fabulous spots around the city that offers great viewpoints of the historic and majestic Golden Gate Bridge.  The Golden Gate Overlook is located above the historic batteries at the Southwest side of the Golden Gate Bridge and is a great spot for photos of the bridge, the expansive coastal bluffs, the Pacific Ocean, and native flowers on the winding footpaths below.  If you plan to visit San Francisco and would like a list of all the great viewpoints of the Golden Gate Bridge within the city, check out the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy website here!


As I mentioned, I fell in love with this dress the first time I saw it.  I am 5'10 and normally wear a medium or women's size 6-8 and the fit is TTS.   The dress has a small cut out in front to show a little skin, a twisted sweetheart neckline, and spaghetti straps that tie in the back for versatility and comfort.  There are two slits on either side of the dress so you can show off some legs!  I decided to keep the look very casual by wearing my favorite straw hat (similar here & here), some flip flops or sandals (similar found here and here), and  my favorite straw bag (not pictured - found here).  If you prefer a shorter mini sun dress version of this dress in the same print check out this one here.  There is also a petites version here.  


The Golden Gate Overlook is a great spot if you want to get fantastic pictures of the bridge (sunset pictures are the best just before dark so you can see the twinkling headlights of the cars passing over! It's also a great place to bike, walk, and run with many trails connecting in. If you love taking pictures of the ocean and coastal bluffs, this is a perfect spot and you may catch a glimpse of sailboats passing by or large cargo ships coming in from the Pacific Ocean.  Lastly, if you just love to meditate, be one with nature, find a bench and read, this spot offers so much peace and tranquility to do all of those things!

By the way, I started a blog newsletter recently and would love for you to subscribe!  It's a great way to connect with all of you about new posts, great sales you don't want to miss, Q&A on various fashion, beauty, home decor, and travel topics, and so much more!  You can subscribe here...don't worry, I won't overcrowd your inbox!  Also, don't forget you can shop all of the looks from my blog on my shop page!   

Adventure is out there!  Opt outside and enjoy it!  Thanks for visiting!