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Layer It: A Classic

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Wardrobe staples are a must in my eyes. For me one of those items is a classic white collared shirt. There is nothing quite like it. You can pair it with a jean jacket during the day or dress it up with a leather jacket at night – it’s so versatile.


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This is one look I have on regular rotation – a classic white shirt with either skinny jeans or shorts (weather permitting). Now you may not think of me as a Birkenstocks kind of girl, but I’ve been wearing my white pair and they are incredibly comfortable. I’ve been on the hunt for a few more white shirts for my closet – do you have any favorites?


The Basics


1.) McGuire Shore Leave Slim Jean in Kansas City Wash

2.) White Cotton Courier Shirt

The Layers

3.) Raglan Sunglasses

4.) Definicils High Definition Mascara

5.) Metro Grand Quilted Strap Watch

6.) Denim Jacket in Calyer Wash

7.) Asymmetrical Alpha Pendant 

8.) Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


Image from La Cool & Chic

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Weekend Inspiration


Happy Sunday! I know it’s a bit late to be popping in but a lot has been going on around here. First and foremost, some of you might have seen on Instagram that we had our first ER visit. As a mom I knew that one day the first accident would happen – this visit was because of a steam burn from our bottle sanitizer. We don’t have a dishwasher . . . really wishing we did now! The emotions that ran through me the moment it happened were something no one could explain. I’m so incredibly proud of Jackson and his wound is almost 100% healed!

Second, we’ve slowly started house hunting. It’s a doozy here in the Bay Area. We’ve found some huge fixer uppers, some semi-remodeled houses and some gems. The problem is every home, no matter the state, is going for well above the asking price. It just crushes us but I have faith that we’ll find something. After the open houses this weekend I’m in good spirits with some neighborhoods we found tucked away that we never knew existed.

I hope all of you have had a wonderful weekend!

Image: One of the house we saw this weekend – an original Eichler….be still my heart!

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I’m Loving . . .

Marble Sink

Lately I’ve been loving the idea of a marble sink.

All white

All white ensembles have been on regular rotation.

St Frank

Have you heard of St. Frank Textiles? They have a beautiful new series talking about the journey of starting their company. If you haven’t been over to their site I highly suggest you pop over.


I’m constantly on the hunt for hardware. I love these draw pulls. Do you have any favorites?



I’m designing quite a few entryways at the moment and this entry has been a favorite of mine for a long time.

Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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Layer It: Play Date

Layer It : Play Date | Sacramento Street


One thing I’ve realized as a mom is that I need to wear washable clothing. You never know when a spit up might happen. However, you don’t have to throw away your style for workout clothes. I’ll be the first to admit that I wear my workout clothes all the time but as things have gotten easier with the little one, I’m finally working on my mom style.

Layer It : Play Date | Sacramento Street

Although my style has changed to a more relaxed and comfy look – I’ve realized that I can still have fun with my style. This look is on constant rotation at the moment. I can’t seem to get enough of ripped jeans, a pull over sweater and tennis shoes. I love these ivory tennis shoes for summer.

The Basics

1.) Broken-in Boyfriend Jean in Rogers Wash

2.) Space Dyed Sweater

The Layers

3.) Haskel Sunglasses

4.) Seamed Shell in Zigzag Eyelet

5.) Classic Sheffield Leather Strap Watch

6.) Leo Saffiano Leather Envelope Clutch

7.) Internationalist Sneaker


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On the Menu: Banana Wafer Pudding

Banana Wafer Pudding

I lived in New York City right when the cupcake craze began. The time where Magnolia Bakery was the queen of all cupcakes and people stood in lines that wrapped around the block in order to get their hands on a cupcake. Don’t get me wrong, Magnolia cupcakes are delicious (especially that frosting) but I was standing in that loooong line just to get their banana pudding. Layers of creamy vanilla pudding mixed with bananas and Nila wafers  – it is close to being the perfect dessert. Since I live a long way from Magnolia bakery these days and only get to NY a couple times of year, I have developed my own recipe for this nostalgic dessert that (dare I say) might just be better than the real thing.


The key to this banana pudding is the Nila wafers. Don’t get imitation vanilla wafers, make sure to get the Nabisco Nila Wafers. I tried it once with the Whole Foods 365 brand of vanilla wafers and it was a little off. There is something in the original Nila wafers that screams banana pudding. The smell, the texture and the taste of those vanilla wafers are what makes this dessert. This is also one of the few desserts that actually get better as it sits. The wafers get all soggy and infused with the banana and pudding flavors. Delicious. I could eat it straight out of the bowl in heaping spoonfuls.


The below recipe calls for making your own pudding from scratch. But if that is not your jam, then feel free to buy instant pudding and use that instead. One box should be all you need.


Enjoy! ~ Amanda

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Banana Wafer Pudding

Ingredients| Sacramento Street

5 large egg yolks

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups whole milk

1 vanilla bean, split in half and seeds removed

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 cup cold heavy cream

Approximately ½ box Nila Wafers

2 ripe bananas, thinly sliced

½ cup salted caramel (optional)

Directions | Sacramento Street

Make pudding:

1.) In a medium saucepan, add the milk.

2.) Place the vanilla bean on a work surface. Using a small, sharp knife, cut the bean in half lengthwise. Using the knife tip, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean, then add the seeds and bean halves to the milk.

3.) Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

4.) Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.

5.) Strain and discard vanilla bean.

6.) In a medium size bowl, whisk the egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Whisk in ½ cup warm milk mixture into the egg mixture. Once the bottom of the bowl is warm, slowly whisk in the remaining warm milk.

7.) Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and whisk constantly over medium-low heat until it thickens and becomes a pudding texture, about 3 to 4 minutes.

8.) Transfer the pudding back to the bowl and whisk in butter. Press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the pudding to prevent a skin from forming.

9.) Refrigerate for 4 hours or until pudding is cool.


Assemble dish:


In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in ¾ of whipped cream into pudding. Set aside remaining whipped cream.


In a large bowl or trifle dish, assemble the banana pudding by adding a layer of Nila wafers, followed by ¼ of pudding mixture. Top pudding mixture with a layer of banana slices and a drizzle of salted caramel (if using). Repeat layers 3 more times. Top dish with one layer of Nila wafers, remaining whipped cream and garnish with crushed Nila wafers.


Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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