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central park boat break

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While we were in New York, though it was for Fall Fashion Week,  the weather was unseasonably hot.  Since it felt like midsummer, we wanted to take as much advantage of it as we could.  So one morning, instead of heading straight to fashion shows, we walked to a little bakery, and made our way into Central Park and to the boathouse.

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wiw: temecula day

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One of my sweet sorority sisters got married at the Temecula Creek Inn a few weeks ago.  We made a spring weekend getaway of it, and it was so lovely. The drive was short, but the weekend was seriously relaxing.

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romper (on sale!) // jacket // similar bag, 2, 3lust // old rampage oxfords, similar

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The property was so lovely, especially in the peaceful mornings.  We took advantage of it, and went for an early-morning walkabout with our coffee. I especially loved the adorable papasan chairs… I want one so bad!

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One of my bestie-bridesmaids had flown in to stay with us for the long weekend, and it was a treasure to get to spend the time with Shelley. We headed into old town Temecula to visit the farmer’s market, one of my favorite weekend activities, especially when out of town.

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While walking to the market, we came upon a dog adoption tent. Sweet Violet and I quickly got acquainted,  but our enthusiastic attempts to convince David to be her daddy were quickly shot down.

boardwalk saddle shoes nails flowers snapchat I’m an especial softie for farmers market floral stands- I stop by our Sunday morning one mostly every weekend I’m home.  I love shopping locally, especially when the benefits are so beautiful.  I also tasted nearly every flavored honey, taking home a bottle of rich purple loganberry honey. 

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Michelle verbatim told me to ‘rein it in’ at the succulent stand- my obsession has been so intense lately! We were all hangry, so we headed to Mo’s Egg House for a yummy old fashioned diner brunch. When we returned to the Inn, we wandered for a bit, sitting and playing (i.e. losing) tic-tac-toe before heading back to the room to relax before the wedding.

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2 In style/ travel

WiW: Parisian lace and layers

 

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I may not be Elizabeth Arden, but I sure love me a red door, almost as much as I love accenting my cherry red leather purse with a classic matte red lip.  We couldn’t help but grab some pictures when we spotted this doorway as we walked to our morning croissant and cafe.

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I stand firmly that leopard is a neutral- black, brown and tan all are! I adore this scarf for its compact warmth, cozy softness, and versatility. It’s not quite a blanket scarf, but plenty big enough.

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This dress has given me its money’s worth-  it’s H&M Conscious Collection from several seasons ago. It originally had sheer lace sleeves, but I tore one to shreds out one night.  Once I had the dress tailored to sleeveless, I started wearing it all the time. Here, I layered with a light wash chambray shirt against the early morning chill.

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I wore trusty black ankle booties on my toes, Nars Red Square on my lips.  Rose gold aviators and a chunky Marc Jacobs watch added a little functional shine to the look.

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And as the Parisian sunshine warmed the day, I shed my layers and was perfectly ready for adventures in the heat.

Similar dress with and without sleeves | Old Navy chambray | Breckelles booties | similar scarf | Kate Spade purse

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WiW: barcelona daytime

 

We did a LOT in our time abroad (let me know if you’d like me to share our itinerary), which made for several early mornings and long days. And some days, that meant temperature changes of 30 or more degrees within a single outing. Hellloooooo layers!

 

 

 I’ve got a ‘shape like a Coca Cola bottle,’ as Mr Killa would say, which can make layering and dressing warmly tough. It quickly goes from cute to dumpy, and then I start looking like Randy in his snowsuit in A Christmas Story.

 

  

But snug layers lay smoothly, and that’s what I used to still look fit and feminine as I kept warm. Two pairs of opaque tights paired with warm socks kept my legs and toes cozy. A thin thermal shirt went under my sweater, and despite its ladylike styling, this coat is well-lined and really warm, while compact enough to toss in the backpack when temperature rose.

  

Gap sweater | American Eagle skirt | Tulle coat via Hautelook | Hue tights | Breckelles booties | Uniqlo heattech tee |  similar Kate Spade purse | Charming Charlie necklace, ring, sunnies

I’ll rewear this outfit this fall- it’s just  comfortable for a long day, so well-suited to the temperature swings when going in and out of the cold, and still looks polished. 

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