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Style: Simple Layers

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It’s July and all I want to do is ditch my jeans for dresses and shorts – on some days this is possible when we aren’t fogged in or being blown away by the wind. While I still love the idea of putting on a dress and some bling, I’ve changed what I wear to align with being a mom. Jackson is often on my hip, and high-heeled shoes or tight clothes are usually found in the back of the closet. So, I went out on the hunt for key pieces that could be a) easily washable and b) still chic that I could run to a client meeting. I love this tie up dress in black linen paired with a slate sweater – both from Emerson Fry. Both are loose and comfortable and those are both essential qualities in my wardrobe these days!

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Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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For Sale: Dining Room Table

Caitlin Flemming Design - Dining Room | Photo by Bess Friday

Out with the old and in with the new! I’ve been working hard to do a little refresh at my place and we’re saying goodbye to this stunning dining room table. It has a hand-crafted wooden top and a metal base. It easily fits a dinner party of 8 to 10 people (36” wide x 72” length x 30” width). We’ve had some incredible dinner parties, thanksgivings and other special events around this table, but it’s time to bring in a new table to fill with memories. It’s still in perfect condition with no stains. Please email me at if you are interested in buying this gem and making your own fabulous memories!

Photo by Bess Friday for Caitlin Flemming Design

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Blooms in Season: June

Blooms in Season : June| Sacramento Street

I’m smitten over the latest Blooms in Season post. The fragrance in summer flowers is like no other season. Natalie will discuss the selection of blooms but in case you are interested, there are two different varieties of both lavender and sage. My wish is that all of you could smell these blooms from your computers (or iPhones)!

Blooms in Season : June| Sacramento Street


Have you always loved lavender?


I have to admit, this year is the first time I’ve really gone crazy over it. I walked in to the market this week and it was filled with the most exquisite lavender from a farm north of San Francisco about three hours. It stopped me in my tracks and I’ve while it hasn’t always been a favorite of mine, I have a hard time resisting any flower that is showing so beautifully.


How many varieties of lavender are there?


A lot! Thirty-nine to be exact. I am surprised by how many there are, but when you look at them, they are all so different. Even though the color name “lavender” is named after the plant, they range in color saturation, too.


Blooms in Season : June| Sacramento Street Blooms in Season : June| Sacramento Street


Does all Lavender have the same scent? 


Some varieties have a much more saturated and dense scent than others. Lavender essential oil is extracted from English lavender. If you give the lavender a gentle squeeze, the oil will get on your hands and it can be easily inhaled.


Tell us a little secret about Salvia (sage).


The salvia (sage) is in the mint family. Anything in the mint family has a square stem. If you twirl the stem in your fingers you can feel the shape of the stem and easily identify it as being in the Lamiaceae (mint) family.


 Blooms in Season : June| Sacramento Street


It sometimes seems hard to design with, since the stems are so straight. Do you have any tips on how to make arranging with lavender easier?


I agree that arranging with lavender can be hard. I don’t like the way it looks with the stems are poking out from an arrangement as if they were toothpicks. I prefer to cluster the stems and mass them together. When grouped, they look much more impressive and mimic the way they grow on a bush.


Natalie Bowen Designs Workshop


Friends, Natalie is teaching a unique floral workshop this summer. Not only do you get to have Natalie’s guidance, knowledge and inspiration at your fingertips but you’ll have the opportunity to pick your own flowers from a flower ranch and then have your arrangement photograph. The spots are going to go quickly so be sure to sign up!


Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Photos by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street
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Style: Dressing with Ease

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For a long time, an essential part of my wardrobe has been pieces I’ve added to my wardrobe from Emerson Fry. The simplicity and great fit of each piece I have make them favorites in my wardrobe. Now that I’m a new mom, I especially like the idea of the simple fit and easy care of these items. There is always some kind of a spill or leak with a little one around and I like clothes I can wash or clean easily.


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Here are some of my most recent finds from Emerson Fry. For most of you in other regions of the country, you probably wonder why I chose to get a wool coat in the summer. In San Francisco, these are some of our cooler days with the fog rolling in daily. But for the rest of you, this would make a perfect jacket for the cool fall days that are just around the corner. I’m loving the light gray jeans paired with an ivory linen t-shirt for the summer months – even if our summer isn’t ever a hot one!



This post is a partnership with Emerson Fry. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.


Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: Take It Easy



It’s officially summer – the season that makes you want to take road trips, partake in long lunches outdoors and take it easy. Although it’s sometimes colder in SF, we know how to enjoy it by traveling just 10 minutes up north. I can assure you that’s what we’ll be doing the next few months to get some much needed vitamin d.


Layer It : Take It Easy | Sacramento Street


As these more laid back days come, I’ll be wearing more casual clothing – it’s all about comfort when you’re running around the park. Do you have any summer wardrobe favorites? Since I was pregnant last year I’m on the hunt for some new summer clothes.


The Basics

1.) Silk Sleeveless Composer Shirt in Star Print

2.) The Fling Slim Boyfriend Jeans

The Layers

3.) Lara City Leather Hobo

4.) Mini Ice Ring Pendant 

5.) Haskel

6.) Exentrcq Sneaker

7.) Summerweight Hooded Utility Jacket



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