Stylin' Mamma: June Gloom

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This is a tough time of year for San Franciscans.  Summer weather in SF is so abysmal that Mark Twain famously derided it, and modern-day meteorologists have coined the term "June Gloom". 

It's hard to get dressed when the calendar (and shop window) screams "shift and sandals", but the thermometer compels you to wear a pea coat and boots.  This might be the one city in the world where girls throw leather jackets over their Lily Pulitzer and wear tights with their peep-toes.  Fashion Capital of the World, we are not.
So here I am, your intrepid Stylin' Mamma, trying to find the happy medium.
I didn't invest in this pedicure for nothin' and dammit, I'm showing it off.  I was DEEPLY unsure about the Birkenstock trend but I found myself gravitating to these slightly more refined ones from Nine West (c'mon, they were on sale!), and I am digging them with drapey cropped trousers and a racer back tank.  Of course, the backless thing won't do for work -- or for 55-degree commutes -- so I'm rotating a few different jackets: a blush blazer for work or a classic denim for play.
I literally never leave the house without sunglasses, rain or shine, and this look calls for something  maybe a teeny-tiny bit surfer-hipster.  You can buy killer cheapies at Target or Old Navy if you don't want to invest in the real deal. A cross-body bag and geometric necklace polish off the outfit.
So now we've nailed the look.  Time to head to La Mar for a pisco sour and some pretend...it's summer somewhere, after all.

- Jaime

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