Style: Show Your Stripes

You know summer has fully arrived when you start thinking about your wardrobe for the Fourth of July. This is one of my favorite holidays – I have so many great memories from childhood of painting flags on my cheeks, eating watermelon, and having fun outdoors. Growing up in an expatriate community in Mexico City, there was always a huge celebration at my school mid-June to celebrate the Fourth. There were carnival rides, mariachi’s, and an amazing barbecue hosted by the dad’s of the school. It’s fun to think about creating our own memories for this quintessential summer holiday.

Clothes are always fun to chose – easy and casual dressing works perfectly in the summer. I’m known to be slightly obsessed with stripes, so that makes it easy to figure out what we will wear. I want clothes to be easy to play in and not have to worry about getting dirty. Old Navy has become my go-to for clothes for the entire family. You can find fun, stylish clothing for such reasonable prices. It is now the only place I buy jeans for myself. I went for the more colorful choices this time – with a red stripe for Jackson and a red, white & blue stripe for me.

Now all we need is a nice picnic, a few flags and a good spot to watch the fireworks!

Caitlin

Mid-Rise Rockstar Skinny Jeans in White

 Relaxed Mariner-Stripe Tee (I have it in black and white too!)

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Jackson

Striped Crew-Neck Tee in Apple of My Eye | French-Terry Drawstring Shorts in Light Heather Grey  Faux-Leather Double-Strap Sandals in Navy | Chambray Vest from Fall at Old Navy

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Photos by Claire Giffen for Sacramento Street 

Design & Technology: The Gift for Dad This Father’s Day

This year will be a special Father’s Day, with a new baby girl in our family. It can be difficult to come up with a gift for my husband and dad. Neither of them have things they want – both are honestly happy with what they have. That being said, I have a father who loses everything. He travels frequently and always seems to lose his phone, computer, or wallet. He has been fortunate to have honest people send these items back to him. But wouldn’t it be great if he could easily find these items?

I was excited to learn of a product that can eliminate losing your most needed items. For my husband, this would simply save time in the morning. He usually goes for a run with my son in a stroller each morning and then needs to get ready for work and be on his way. It would be perfect for him not to have to look in a variety of places for his keys. With Tile, he can easily find his keys, or anything else used with this location-tracking device. These small, affordable Tiles can be placed on wallets, purses (yes, please!), computers, and luggage. Tile can be purchased in stores such as Apple, Best Buy and Target, and is also available online around the world at www.thetileapp.com. Compact and easy to attach to anything, Tiles can go where you go. They are small, durable, and lightweight, perfect for attaching to those items that often get misplaced.

I plan to give Tile to both my husband and my father. Saving extra time for our new bundle of joy! Time is the real gift – and we definitely cherish our time with both our children – they grow up so quickly and spending time with them is the real gift Tile can provide.

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

 

Style: Going Global for Summer

Summer is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated seasons of the year. Kids are out of school, the days are longer than nights, and farmers markets are overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables.

One of my favorite parts of the season, is being able to peel off the layers of clothes we needed in the winter. Light dresses, floaty blouses with shorts, and sandals everyday. I’m sure the kiddos love this change of season as well. They are able to be outside on a daily basis, and they can also wear lighter and easier clothing. Some of my favorite outfits for this summer are those I’ve found at Old Navy. I love shopping at Old Navy since I can pick up things for my entire family in one place.

This summer, I’m completely crushing on the global look at Old Navy. It’s fun and it embraces cultures from around the world – a winning combination. There are bold graphics and hand-drawn global prints that are not only fun but also beautiful.

I dressed Jackson in a button down charcoal shirt with giraffes on it. He wants to wear it everyday! His favorite animal right now is a “agaff” (giraffe). I paired his shirt with long white shorts and white tennis shoes. I bought several pairs of the shorts – they fit so well and are perfect for San Francisco summers.

I chose to wear a floaty comfortable white blouse that works well in pregnancy (just size up) as well as post-pregnancy (I’ve been using it nursing). I selected black shorts that have an adorable hand-drawn print in white with elephants. Finally, I am wearing the best sandals with small black tassels that I love. They can be worn with so many outfits – jeans, dresses, shorts, or even a swimsuit.

Both Jackson and I loved our time together shooting this last pregnancy feature just a day before baby arrived. This will be a stay at home summer for me with a new little one, but I will be dressed globally and look forward to global trips in the very near future.

Caitlin

Relaxed Lightweight Tunic in White | Soft Drawstring Shorts in Black and White Elephant Pattern (perfect for maternity wear!) | T-Strap Tassel Sandals in Black | Color-Blocked Sunglasses (obsessed with these!)

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Jackson

Short Sleeve Giraffe Button Up | Flat Front Shorts in White | Velcro Sneakers in White

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

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street 

Style: Third Trimester Essentials

When you finally arrive at your third trimester, all you want to wear are comfortable clothes. This has definitely been the case for my second pregnancy. I’ve been asked by readers and friends what my go-to pieces have been throughout my pregnancy. I have a few essentials that I couldn’t have lived without.

With baby number two you show a lot sooner, your regular jeans that fit until month seven for your first pregnancy, don’t work by month four – it’s all SO different. When I started looking around for a few key pieces to add to my wardrobe, I discovered a new-to-me site named TILDEN.

LOOK ONE



Top: Equipment Linen Tunic | Sandals: Fringe Slide Sandal

LOOK TWO


Dress: Black Tank Dress | Top: Vince Shirred Back Yoke Silk Top

LOOK THREE


Tunic by Yumi Kim

As most of you know, I strive to purchase items that aren’t for pregnancy because it’s such a short window of time that you will actually wear the pieces. Finding items during pregnancy that fit nicely, look good, feel good, and you can wear pre-and post-pregnancy, is the ultimate score in my book. TILDEN is made for the modern mom. They feature pieces that are regular designs from regular designers, some of my everyday go-to brands like Joie, ALC, EquipmentATM, Enza Costa, and much more! The items are not maternity wear, so you’ll still want to wear them after pregnancy. I’ll be just as apt to wear them after the baby. They’re sophisticated, high quality fabrics, with clean lines and a neutral palate – my idea of perfection!

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

Photos by Andrea Posadas for Sacramento Street