Weekend Snapshots

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The weekend sure catches up with you, doesn’t it? This week/end was a little chaotic and like life, was filled with some really happy moments and some sad ones.

Earlier in the week, I had the opportunity to hang with the Hush Puppies team and enjoy a Fall brunch with them at Belga. I love their new Fall line and it was the perfect introduction to the season – even if it’s 90 degrees in San Francisco at the moment. And a great way to beat the heat? Cocktails from Palm House. Always.

Ran the OU 5k by the Bay with Ohio University Alumni in San Francisco. Needless to say from the pictures, Andi and I were definitely spirited. We also celebrated my sista and fellow Bobcat’s birthday in Oakland. We sipped beers and celebrated at Temescal Brewery and if you haven’t been, it’s AWESOME. And…FREE POPCORN!

With the good, also comes the sad. Ittai’s grandmother passed away in Israel over the weekend, so please send some good energy his family’s way. I know it’ll help. 🙂

Hope you have a good week!

 

 

Weekend Snapshots

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San Francisco is FINALLY having its summer and I’m embracing it as much as I can. Now, being a Midwesterner, I’ve always experienced humid, muggy summers that are almost unbearable. In this city, however, summer is always sunny, never muggy, and around the perfect temperature – 78 degrees give or take. It’s beautiful and all you want to do is frolic outside.

So, that’s what I did. Saturday morning adventures to Durant & Booth (more to come!), Friday date night with Ittai at FIVE (more to come part 2!), dinner with friends, and spent the majority of my time outside. It was perfect.

Hope your weekend was as relaxing!

 

Tee Up

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I’m going to take a quick poll. How often have you hit the snooze on your alarm in the morning? Once, twice, three times? Well, if you said “yes”…join the club. My 6 a.m. wakeup call is pretty early and the last thing I want to do that early in the morning is fuss around my room trying to figure out something cute to wear.

During these mornings (and every morning, really) I usually default with what I know works well and what I feel super comfortable in – horizontal stripes. My love for horizontal stripes runs deep (15 pieces of clothing and counting – it’s bad, y’all). I often times find that horizontal stripes are even more versatile than the color black. Whether you pair it with a military-inspired jacket, rock it with a floral skirt or anything in between, most of the time it works – and it works so damn well.  That’s why I’m so excited to share how I teamed up with Old Navy to show you how this classic tee is anything but basic.

I’ve always been drawn to darker colors, so when I found this Relaxed Heavy-Knit Boat-Neck Tee in navy, I knew I had to snatch it up asap! After all, it’s a staple! I knew I could pair the look with jeans no problem, but I wanted to try and create an outfit that could take me from work to happy hour.

Channeling my inner Midwesterner, I chose to rock these ultra-comfy Skinny Denim Overalls in a lighter wash to contrast the darkness in my top. Since I’m pretty short, I rolled the legs a bit to give it a little personality and show off my mules. When wearing overalls, I try to stick to a shoe that gives me a little height, so I love these heeled mules that are not only comfortable, but super cute.

Living in San Francisco the weather is super unpredictable and bringing a jacket is a must. I usually switch off and on between heavy and lightweight jackets, but have found my sweet spot in this black denim. For a pulled together look (quite literally), I tie it around my waist for added dimension and to give the overalls some structure.

For some additional personality, I took an old red bandana and tied it around my neck to give the outfit a pop of color. After I’m done with work, I  turn in my work bag for this Double-Zip Crossbody and am ready for happy hour in a flash!

So, how do you style your favorite tees so they’re #NeverBasic?

Cheers & happy Friday!

 

Photography via Jennymay Villarete

This post was in partnership with Old Navy! As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all The Ohio Transplant collaborations!

 

Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! Apologies in the delay in sharing my past weekend, but getting back from New York around 11 p.m. and a 6:00 a.m. wakeup call was somewhat challenging.

The week/end was great and luckily, I was even able to see some old friends and make new ones while I was in the city and in Montauk! If you haven’t been to Montauk, damnit – y’all need to. It’s insanely magical.

Some highlights?

  • Early morning wakeup calls and venturing out to Montauk’s beach to catch a few rays
  • Cha Cha Matcha in the Lower East Side. I went several times during my trip and am actually getting withdrawals. Their matcha lemonade needs to be an IV.
  • Grabbing dinner and getting a (free!) bottle of wine with friends. I missed my college friends so much so it’s always amazing to be able to hang and catch up.
  • Happy Bones. Their coffee is potent and their interior is even more rad.
  • Wandering around the streets of the LES with Ittai in tow.
  • Ittai’s best friend Kiyah and Alex got married on the beach! First beach wedding I’ve ever been to and it was absolutely beautiful!
  • Lil’ Frankies in the LES. BEST MEATBALLS EVAH.

Cheers, y’all!

 

 

 

Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you had a phenomenal Labor Day Weekend. As you may have guessed it, I’m in New York for the week and it’s been a blast. Naturally, I’ve been eating and drinking my way through the city and trying to find the time to catch up with old friends.

Some highlights?

If y’all have any recommendations, please share!
Cheers!

 

Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! Hope you’re having a great day! This past weekend was possibly one of the better ones I’ve had. It started off with nomming at Eat Drink SF (more on that later!) and ended with a sunset overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.

Some highlights in between:

  • Sippin’ Women & Whiskies cocktails, noshing on Bare Snacks and hanging out with some phenomenal blogger friends at Ampersand
  • Sunday morning brunch at Nourish Cafe! Their avocado and pesto toast is SO good!
  • Two hours of yoga at Ritual’s first ever Yogathon! Was seriously so drenched, but met so many amazing people at the event. SO proud of Ritual and how far they’ve come!
  • Saturday fuel at 20th Century Cafe. The challah french toast is what dreams are made of. Go grab it nowwww!
  • Reading “You’ll Grow Out Of It” on the rooftop of my apartment
  • Discovering Locale 58’s amazing candles and filling my apartment with delicious scents
  • Mid-week catch up over elevated bar bites and happy hour at The Corner Store

What about you?

Cheers!

 

Weekend Snapshots

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Hi Everyone!

Happy Monday! How was the weekend for y’all? So, while this weekend wasn’t the most ideal for me, I feel pretty lucky for a few things.

I have some pretty damn supportive people in my life and for that, I’m eternally grateful. A special thanks to Ittai for being the ultimate partner this weekend and helping through something that was/is pretty rough. Second thanks to my friends for being super supportive and just spending time with me – I feel very lucky to have y’all in my life.

Friday night Ittai surprised me with a reservation at Frances! I’ve been wanting to try Frances for ages and I was blown away by the service and delicious food. We started off with the house red (where you pay by the ounce!) and the beet salad with Gravenstein apple, grain mustard and onion rings! So good. We then went on to try the sweet corn soup that was a personal favorite! We ended sharing the Five-Dot Ranch Bavette Steak and polished it off with the ‘Lumberjack’ Cake. All in all, Frances is the ultimate date night spot and I highly recommend going!

Some other highlights?

  • Checking out Tartine Manufactory and having a gal pal day with Shikha and Sarah
  • Figuring out how to make the ultimate summer picnic basket with AG Ferrari
  • Shooting with Jennymay and exploring the Mission
  • Experiencing a nearly empty Dolores Park

Hope you have a great week!

Cheers!