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Style: Two Fall Essentials

Fall Essentials

Fall is by far my favorite season – the crisp air, change of leaves, and sunsets earlier and earlier I love getting nestled in at home for the night. We’ve had a pretty mild fall here in San Francisco with our Indian Summer lingering for quite some time – no layers have been required. Over the past week the weather has changed, it’s finally sweater weather. With the leaves slowly turning I’m ready to break out my fall clothes. I’ve been counting down the days for fall to make it’s appearance.

Another reason I love this time of year is the fashion. There is nothing I love more than getting a few new staple pieces that will carry me through the winter months. I was just talking to Eric last night about how I go shopping maybe once every quarter and purchase three or four essentials that I know I can wear for the months to come.

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No layers have been required quite yet, but two of my favorite pieces this season have been this cashmere henley and D’Orsay black leather flats from Jenni Kayne. The henley with it’s classic style, is probably a piece I want to grab out of my closet every single morning. 

The D’Orsay flats have been on my wish list for years. I’ve always been a flats gal – easy to run to meetings in and transition from work/life to mom/life. They are comfortable so that I can wear them all day long and easy to have on while chasing Jackson around the park. Their elegance are what make them special.

Fall Essentials

I cannot wait for the fall days to get cooler so that I can add layers to my outfits but in the meantime, I’ll be happy wearing this pairing. Do you have any fall essentials you are loving that are becoming staples? I’ll be sharing more fall outfits in the next few weeks.

Photos by Emily Scott for Sacramento Street
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Shop Talk: Jenni Kayne Montecito

Shop Talk: Jenni Kayne Montecito

A few weeks ago I drove to Santa Barbara with the excuse of needing to pick up a table for one of my clients. What I was really looking forward to was paying a visit to one of my favorite clothing shops – Jenni Kayne. Located in Montecito’s Upper Village, Jenni Kayne is down the road from the stunning grounds of San Ysidro Ranch.  When you walk into the shop, the physical surroundings are so beautiful that you don’t want to leave.  I’ve always dreamed of an open-beamed ceiling of wood painted white for my home and this is how the physical space looks in the store. Clothing, accessories, and a few well-curated home items are carefully placed to create a serene and aesthetically pleasing space.

Shop Talk: Jenni Kayne MontecitoShop Talk: Jenni Kayne MontecitoShop Talk: Jenni Kayne Montecito

As many of you know, I prefer simple lines and timeless clothing that stands the test of time. I would rather buy a few nice pieces of clothing each season than buy the latest trends.  Jenni Kayne is the perfect place to find those enduring pieces. Clean lines and a neutral palate draw me to her designs.

Shop Talk: Jenni Kayne MontecitoShop Talk: Jenni Kayne Montecito

There were also smaller items I had to purchase.  The earth tu face + jenni kayne lotion was something I couldn’t leave without. The fragrance of rose & geranium was like no other lotion I had smelled and I knew I had to have it.  I also noticed that my good friend Simone LeBlanc has partnered with Jenni Kayne to create a unique and exciting gift box.  The carefully chosen items for this box are the perfect gift for that special person.  Filled with items that remind you of this time of year and a walk in the woods.  All of the items come in a stunning balsa wood box that will be a keepsake for years to come. Pop over to my instagram to find out how to win your very own Simone LeBlanc x Jenni Kayne Woods Gift Box – it’s the epitome of fall!

Simone LeBlanc x Jenni Kayne Woods Gift BoxSimone LeBlanc x Jenni Kayne Woods Gift Box

Of course, I couldn’t get out of the store without a pair of shoes and several sweaters for the crisper fall days, which we are finally having in San Francisco.  I’m already looking forward to my next visit to pick up more wardrobe staples. Thank you Jenni for welcoming us into your store with open arms.

Photos by Caitlin Flemming

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Style: Bare Arms for Indian Summer

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San Francisco is in a bit of an identity crisis at the moment. It can’t quite seem to decide if we should continue this stunning summertime weather or turn to fall. Don’t get me wrong, I love this sunshine – it means more time outside enjoying the park and long walks. I have to tell you though, we had a little sneak peek at fall last week and it got me giddy for sweater weather.

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In the meantime, I’m embracing the bare arms and open toed shoe weather. Before you know it I’ll be wishing it was summer again. Are you ready for the season to change?

Vest from Madewell (on super sale!) | Sleeveless Sweater by Jenni Kayne | Jeans by Current Elliott | Wallet & Sunglasses by Celine

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Dive into Fall: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


Growing up for much of my childhood in Mexico, I can vividly remember we would plan our annual summer visit to the United States to coincide with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. For me, it represents the anticipation of fall being just around the corner – school starts, apples are harvested, and of course, a change of wardrobe. This year, I look forward to the start of fall shopping. There are so many incredible deals and great looks. I’m hoping to snag a pair of boots, jeans and a cape – all ideal for my San Francisco weather.

Black Leather Bucket BagRag & Bone JeansStriped Sweater DressFranny Oxford Flat in Black | Vince Bale SneakerPlaid Scarf

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I was five months pregnant when the sale began so I didn’t buy any clothes. This year, my wardrobe definitely needs an update and I can’t wait to see what treasures I’ll find.  What are you hoping to find at the Nordstrom Sale?

Linden Leather BootieStriped CapeHooded SweatshirtBobbi Brown SunglassesKate Spade WatchFaux Fur Shearling Jacket


Shop more of my favorites from the Anniversary Sale!


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Layer It: Casual Wednesdays

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There are days when I definitely don’t feel like dressing up. They usually occur when it’s one of my days where I’m juggling work and baby and simply want to be comfortable. These are the days when I pull out a pair of boyfriend jeans and a striped t shirt.  Usually I tend to wear a pair of my favorite tennis shoes since we almost always go on a long walk during the day.  I know I’ll be comfortable but not completely void of style.

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Here are some of my go to basics for that day when dressing up just isn’t going to happen.  I try to keep it easy and comfortable without compromising good design.  Even on the worst of days, I hope to look good!


The Basics

1.) Slub Crewneck Tee

2.) Distressed Jeans

The Layers

3.) Madewell Tote

4.) Edgeworth Sunglasses

5.) 696 Sneaker

6.) Baker Leather Strap Watch

7.) Patent Shine Nail Color

Photo from Nordstrom.



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