if it’s thursday, then it’s time for another timeless classic straight from the archives. with fall nipping at our heels what’s better than a puffer vest that keeps the chill at bay? it’s the perfect third piece especially for those laid back weekends when denim or yoga pants are a must.
if your to-do list is a mile long come saturday, there’s nothing better than a casual chic ootd especially when you want to squeeze in brunch or lunch to boot. when the going gets tough, the tough get comfy and stylish.
these photos were taken in san francisco back in our old stomping grounds. i remember this day well as our oldest son lived not too far from us. it was common place back then to give him a ring and invite him to brunch. the best thing about san francisco, and what i miss most, is that there are soooo many local restaurants sprinkled throughout the neighborhoods. pick one any one as they all dished up brunch on both saturday and sunday. but there was a particular restaurant that was a favorite of ours that had the most delightful courtyard seating area in the rear of the restaurant. it was a cash only establishment that required you to stand in line to place your order. our m.o. was to have one person order, one person snag the best seat possible, and one fill up water glasses and coffee mugs. afterward, we would stroll through the neighborhood with no particular agenda then bid adieu to our son. it was heaven! and even though i love athens sometimes you just can’t beat an urban city where walking everywhere is a state of mind.
if you don’t own a pair of yoga pants, you’re missing out as they are a wonderful alternative to denim. today, they are paired with a classic gingham button-up and crewneck sweater. a reversible puffer vest is added into the mix not only to ward off those chilly mornings but to add a casual preppy vibe. black and white is always all right in my book and works any day of the week. it’s a timeless color combo that’s effortless. sneakers would look fabulous with this outfit, but instead, i chose a pair of espadrilles that elevates the look. a black tote comes in hand when running errands but it ties this ootd together.
another weekend is fast approaching, ladies. are you ready? i know i am. saturday i hit the big five-nine. and i’ve noticed at the end of a decade i seem to pause and reflect. even regroup to consider what’s next? what can be done better? i have so loved each and every year that’s been granted to me. but with each passing day, there’s a sense of urgency. a mantra to live life and live it well. don’t waste a moment because it’s true that we will never pass this way again. ok, enough reflection. but i’m certain you’ll be hearing more on this subject as the swan song to my fifties is about to begin.
happy thursday, ladies!