summer layers {guest post}

As a San Franciscan who is used to temperamental summer weather, I have learned that layers are a necessity! Summer layering can be especially difficult because you want to look like you’re dressed for the right season, not the dead of winter. I like to pair my summer wear (shorts, dresses and rompers) with a military vest, semi-sheer blouse, and/or leather jacket for a seasonally appropriate look with added warmth! Swap your basic cardi in favor of a chambray top to wear over a striped tee, and always carry a patterned scarf in your bag because you never know when those temps will drop and the sun will disappear.

Equipment blouse, J.Crew vest, Textile Elizabeth & James shorts, Alexander McQueen scarf

The Row blouse, Topshop romper, Topshop leather jacket

– Alicia, Cheetah is the New Black


taste the rainbow {guest post}

Hi everyone!  I’m Anna Jane of the blog See Jane.  I write about fashion, food, travel and life’s happenings.  I’m filling in for Meghan while she’s vacationing south of the border (lucky).

We’re well into summer now and while it seems like everyone is bracing bright colors, I just can’t get enough for myself.  Summer sales have begun and I’m already looking for pieces that will transition right into fall.  I think all of these picks could be easily incorporated into my fall wardrobe, where the bright color trend will most definitely continue.  It’s simple to “winterize” any outfit with a pair of tights or leather jacket, but I’m currently loving the warm weather so I’d rather not jump into cold weather dressing tactics just yet.

Will you continue to incorporate summer brights into your fall wardrobe?

– Anna, See Jane


currently craving: navy & coral

currently craving: navy & coral
Yesterday afternoon I went to get my nails done and brought along a Deborah Lippman polish that’s been sitting amongst my vast collection of Essie polishes (like these favorites) for ages now. When I noticed its name of “It’s Delovely” I knew it was fate as I had just heard the song performed in Anything Goes the night before. Turns out, I’m in love with the color.
It’s no surprise that I love me some good coral hues (most recently here) and therefore I was instantly inspired by today’s outfit of a navy blouse against my coral-colored digits to try the color combo in a more bold way. I could totally see the above navy sweater & sweet coral shorts on Helena of Brooklyn Blonde, couldn’t you?!
So now that I’m currently craving navy & coral, here’s to finding the perfect outfit to put together and photograph…!
What unexpected color combo are you loving of recent?
p.s. huge congrats to the girls over at The Glitter Guide for their launch today!