Redwoods and Coffee in Los Altos

Wearing: Steven Alan Droptail Military Parka, Aritzia Sweaterdress, Blundstone BL063 Boots

With cooler weather in full swing here in California, I’ve teamed up with my friends over at Zappos to share a little of the exploring I’ve been up to this Fall. One of my favorite places to visit is the Redwood Grove in Los Altos. I love it because it’s a slice of beautiful nature just minutes from my favorite coffee shop. It’s the best of both places for me.

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Hello Fall, My Old Friend

Summer to Fall outfit, featuring Cuyana, Ray-Ban, Maps by A.Jaffe, Hope, Old Navy, Ariel Gordon Jewelry, and J.Crew

Wearing: Cuyana Panama Hat, Ray-Ban Clubmaster SunglassesMaps by A.Jaffe Necklace ℅, Hope Lova Blouse in White (similar by Equipment), Cuyana Carryall Zipper Tote, Withings Activité Steel Watch, Ariel Gordon Jewelry Dual Birthstone Ring ℅, Old Navy Shorts (similar by Calypso St. Barth), J.Crew Gladiator Lace Up Sandals (sold out, similar by Madewell), Essie Sew Psyched Nail Polish (toes). 

It’s Fall! Well, it’s been Fall for awhile now, but our temperatures are finally starting to cool and the leaves might turn early this year. This hasn’t happened for quite some time in California, so I’m just going to embrace it. This doesn’t mean pumpkin-all-the-things for me (gag), but I welcome the cooler temperatures with open arms. One of my favorite ways to transition to the cooler weather is to pair a long sleeve top with shorter bottoms (and even sandals) for my early Fall outfit. It’s easy to get away with in California because of our cooler evenings and mornings, with warmer daytime temperatures. I shared a sweater and shorts outfit last week that is similar to what I’m talking about, so cozy!

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San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist

San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist

In between a few of our trips this Summer, I’m looking forward to exploring where I live more. I’ve created this post as a sort of San Francisco Bay Area Summer Bucketlist for us to come back to as a reference for what we’d like to accomplish. Our trip to Sea Ranch was a good start, but I’d also love to explore…

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Casual Black Dress at Trouble Coffee

Casual Black Dress outfit at Trouble Coffee in Oakland, California

Casual Black Dress outfit at Trouble Coffee in Oakland, California

Cuyana Panama Hat* / Prada Timeless Sunglasses / Asos Midi Dress With Curved Hem (Only $20!) / Michael Kors Pavé Bracelet / Lou & Grey bracelet (similar by Ariel Gordon) / Cuyana Classic Zipper Tote* / Gold Hex Ring / Caseology Savoy Rose Gold Phone CaseEverlane Modern Point Shoes*

Awhile back, my friend Reichel and I met up for a coffee date at Trouble Coffee in Oakland, California to plan one of our Blog Exchange events. I snapped some photos of the gorgeous white space, and she snapped some of my outfit. I had a coffee with almond milk, and bought a couple of lavender shortbread cookies to take home for the boys. Founded by Giulietta Carrelli, the name Trouble was inspired by the people who helped her when she was in trouble. There’s a wonderful piece about her story on NPR’s This American Life program. In short, the coffee was amazing. Have some toast too.

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