Because my sister wore it

Hi folks!

This month has just been…ugh! I don’t get into politics with others much, if ever, but the elections really had me on edge and just feeling overall saddened by the actions of many people. I had no mind to concentrate on any sort of blogging. This was just the cherry on the top of layers of crazy stuff that has happened to me this year. So I will continue to, and urge you too, to find find comfort with friends and family to spread love.

I was able to visit my family briefly, and between my sisters and my mom, we’ve been able to mutually swap all kinds of things in our wardrobes. It’s quite wonderful. So you sometimes see me referring to things here as “borrowed” from my sister. This dress though…we can just say she left it in the care of my mom for some mending and I helped myself to it! It’s just so beautifully structured!

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Jason Wu dress borrowed from sister USA HERE
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Golden Gate Park style, sister style, fall style

I promise we’ve had a few sunny days here in San Francisco, but they seem to happen on the days I don’t take pictures! I recently had my sister visiting from out of town, so we decided to have a day in Golden Gate Park. The park tends to be cooler than some other parts of the city, so I bundled up with a coat and hat. Fall is on its way everywhere but has been peeking into San Francisco all summer long.

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Hat: vintage from Alameda Flea market. Jacket: Lindex, free from Swapaholics. Top: Alexander Wang T. Jeans: Target. Boots: Sam Edelman, gift from sister.

Diana and I typically have completely different style, but we seemed to sort of coordinate style this day. Diana is wearing a Rag and Bone sweater, Alexander Wang top, and Zara boots.

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Contemplating some big changes coming up for us from the observation tower of the De Young Museum

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Golden Gate Park has some incredible hidden gems dotted all over, we ran across the Dahlia garden as it was in complete full bloom. I’m planning on having a dahlia garden now one day.

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Wedding style: sister style 2

I am going to admit, that after this initial post about what to wear to a wedding and this update to what I wore to the first wedding. What I wore to this second wedding, and what I had originally thought I’d be wearing to both, I completely guessed wrong. This is why it’s always good to have a few options and backups. It also felt good that I didn’t have to go out and buy a new dress. Diana and I flip-flopped on colors of the dresses from the previous wedding.

Diana kept it simple but colorful in her Alice and Olivia dress and Nine West strappy sandal heels.
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The draping on this dress was beautiful
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And I wore my Leifsdottir dress originally from Anthropologie but bought at Jeremy’s Dept. store in SF with my YSL heels from the Rose Bowl Flea (you really can find some amazing things there) . I decided to wear the dress with the straps tucked in though.
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a Givenchy necklace I borrowed from my mom (it’s really long so I was able to layer it three times) and vintage stacking rings from the Alameda flea.
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It’s nice to have these posts to be able to compare and contrast my sisters’ style with mine. And while our taste in dresses may be different, we both seem to love stacking rings and glittery nails. Mine are Sally Hansen salon effects nail strips 🙂
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And if things work out for me, I may be attending yet another wedding in August. I got so much great feedback about these what to wear to weddings posts, and many of you shared your own compilations of what you do or would wear to weddings. Thank you 🙂

Wedding style: sister style

One wedding down, another to go in a few days. The wedding I thought I’d have to be bundle up for turned out to be so warm (okay, pretty hot) enough that I was able to wear a strapless dress! Considering that it rained not that long ago, I will take any warmth we can get.

Since it was a family affair, I was able to take pictures of my sister Diana (hi Diana!) looking incredibly chic. It still scares me some days to see my “little” sister so grown up. She’s wearing a Nina Ricci dress (I know!), and Isola shoes. I would call Diana’s style more classic than mine, but just like me, has a soft spot for beautiful dresses.

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I was able to wear the strapless dress I wore here when I was trying to be bundle up. It was nice to wear the dress just as is 🙂 and not under lots of layers. The dress is by Ali Ro from Jeremy’s Department store San Francisco, heels are from Fornarina Las Vegas when I worked there. Plus my odd & ends jewelry- earrings from Mexico, vintage rings and vintage Bill Blass watch from Alameda flea, and an Agate and gold dipped seashell necklace that I made from the Mineral store in Las Vegas.

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I also had a light coat on at first, at least for church, but it got so hot that I had to bid it goodbye for the rest of the evening. I think this dress was a hit- it was exactly what I was going for to wear to a wedding: fun, sophisticated, comfortable, and colorful.

The rolling hills of grass in Hollister were beautiful. What a picturesque location to have your wedding reception. So I wore to the first wedding what I thought I was going to wear to the second one. So here’s to another few days to figure that part out.