At the end of June, my boyfriend was visiting and we spent some time exploring the Oakland/Berkeley area. It is usually a lot cooler on that side of the tunnel, which was my main motivation – ha! Either way, I’d never been to the Berkeley Rose Garden and we spent some time walking around and taking pictures before venturing to Telegraph, UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Hills.
You’ve definitely seen this dress before, though this is more of a summer version. You know – swap the leggings and boots for shorts and sandals! I think by now I own enough of these Avenue sundresses to wear one each day of the week. Scary!
Dress – Avenue
Cardigan – TJ Maxx
Cami – Avenue
Shorts – Torrid
Belt – Evans
Necklace – Avenue
Flip flops – Old Navy (backup shoes)
One relatively constant themes I’ve noticed in the fashion blogging community is the desire to not “repeat” outfits – or document them, anyway. Problem is, these days a lot of us can’t afford to always be wearing something new. Basics are great and easier to remix for new looks – but I’ve found that patterned/colorful pieces can be more of a challenge. And when you have a closet full of said items, it can be a little disheartening! Come on, Michelle Obama does it – so can we! I actually find it more inspirational to see how people remix their wardrobe for “new looks” than a constant influx of new merchandise. Am I alone in this?
Unfortunately, there is some bad news as well. One of my favorite belts (the coral Evans one pictured above) recently broke, after wearing it for the third time. A moment of silence, please. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix it!