Belated Hawaii Pics

Here are some long overdue pictures from our vacation to Maui during the first week of June.  Although it wasn’t the most relaxing trip we’ve had due to a number of factors, we were happy to get away and spend some quality time together.  It was my first time to Hawaii and husband’s first trip in years.  The resort was beautiful (thanks again, Westin!), as was the weather.  The food, however, was a big let down…  But to be fair, I think we have slightly ridiculous expectations after living in SF for the past year and a half (aka food paradise).  I still prefer the Caribbean, but this place is on the top of our wish list.

I spent most of the trip in a swimsuit with my kindle and some SPF 6 zillion, but I did snap a few outfits.  And waaaaay too many sunset pictures.  I’ll only subject you to a few.  😉

Hope you all had a bit of vacation this summer.  As always, thank you so much for reading!

Blondie, Esq.

2013.06.01 a plane

Wheels up!

2013.06.01 made it

We finally made it!  Nothing to do but enjoy the beautiful weather.  ❤
~ Old Navy maxi tee dress (buy) ~ Chanel sunglasses ~

2013.06.02 dress

~ J.Crew Piqué v-neck ruffle dress in tea rose ~ Guess platform sandals ~
~ Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses ~

2013.06.02 view

The view from our patio

2013.06.03 capitan

Snapping the snapper on a sunset sail

2013.06.03 ocean

2013.06.03 sunset mas

2013.06.04 big beach

~ J.Crew dress ~ Chanel sunglasses ~ Ocean Minded sandals~

2013.06.05 iao valley 1.5 who you callin chicken

Chasing chickens

2013.06.05 iao valley 1

Iao Valley State Park

2013.06.05 iao valley 2

2013.06.05 iao valley 3

Kanaloa is happy to see us 😉
(couldn’t resist…)

2013.06.05 iao valley don't take my picture

He loves being on this side of the camera.

2013.06.06 cheeeese

~ J.Crew Whisper gauze beach tunic in sea glass (buy) ~
~ Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses~

2013.06.06 sofia

Sunset with Sofia!
~ J.Crew Spindrift sweatshirt in light emerald ~ J.Crew dizzy anchor dress ~
~ Marc by Marc Jacobs Sunglasses ~

2013.06.06 sunset

2013.06.07 a dress

~ Gap Printed crossover maxi dress in yellow print ~ J.Crew belt ~ Chanel sunglasses~

2013.06.07 aloha dinner

Aloha dinner (sniff, sniff)

2013.06.07 bird

Luckiest shot ever!

Rain Gear

The Husband and I finally found our way over to the Presidio for Off the Grid on Sunday.  Sadly, we did so when it was about 55 degrees and misting from all directions.  Although this made eating a bit more difficult, the food was un-be-liev-able and there were no lines at all.  We tried a bunch of yummy things from four different places and cannot wait to go back!  One of the many things we love about living in San Francisco.

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Shamelessly stolen from my husband’s Instagram

After we stuffed ourselves full with all the things, we walked over to the National Cemetery.  My grandmother used to force me to walk through cemeteries with her when I was little, and while it freaked me out a lot back then, I always appreciated the history and serenity.  This is a particularly moving place.  We saw some veterans’ headstones from the 1800s, and some of the poor kids weren’t even 18 years old when they died.  Very sobering.  I’m grateful for all of the veterans’ sacrifice but continue to hope for the day when their services are no longer needed.

Blondie, Esq.

2013.06.23 Sun 1

J.Crew Trudy peacoat // J.Crew featherweight french terry sweatshirt in heather marine // Old Navy men’s oxford shirt (buy) // American Eagle hi rise super skinny jean in dark vintage (buy) // J.Crew umbrella // Kamik houndstooth rain boots // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (similar)

2013.06.23 Sun 2


2013.06.23 Sun 3

2013.06.23 Sun 4

I am such a dork…

2013.06.23 Sun 5

2013.06.23 Sun 7

On the lookout for zombies…

2013.06.23 Sun 8

Spring to Summer

Nothing says summer like floral prints, espadrilles, crisp whites, and beachy accessories. Here are two more outfits I wore to work last week. I took full advantage of the beautiful weather we’ve been having! Oh and I finally added some Lilly Pulitzer to my closet. (I know.) This one is next on my wish list!

Blondie, Esq.

2013.06.19 Weds

J.Crew denim jacket // Old Navy floral dress // Lilly Pulitzer scallop belt (buy) // J.Crew Seville wedge espadrilles (buy)

2013.06.20 Thurs

J.Crew retro jade Blythe silk blouse // J.Crew cotton pencil skirt (seen) // Guess bow peep toe pumps

What I Wore 3.0 (More May Looks)

Here are my outfits from the rest of May.  More wacky weather, lots of dresses and skirts, and a few pictures from my husband.

Over Memorial Day weekend, my mom, three of her (seven!) brothers, and I went up to Sonoma to clean out my grandma’s storage unit.  It’s hard to believe she’s been gone for a year.  The unit was full of all kinds of crap (i.e., my grandma was a borderline hoarder) but a few of her things came home with me, including the rose pin I’m wearing below and an amazing vintage Christian Dior scarf!!  I never knew that my grandma loved scarves and pins.  It’s bittersweet to find out we had another thing in common only after she’s gone, but I’m so glad I’ll get to wear some of her favorite things!  She also had a framed picture of us with my mom from my law school graduation.  ❤

I’m sorry for flooding your inbox/feed with posts—I have so much catching up to do.  I am going to try to post on a regular basis once I get caught up.  We’ll see.  🙂

Thank you so much for reading!

Blondie, Esq.

2013.05.17 Fri

J.Crew Factory Charlie sweater in stripe (buy) // J.Crew three-quarter sleeve stretch shirt (similar) // J.Crew bootcut jeans // J.Crew Lulu leather peep toes in honey glaze // Chanel earrings

2013.05.20 Mon

J.Crew pacific blue marina-stripe three-button jacket // Lauren by Ralph Lauren floral dress // Kate Spade bag // J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pump (buy)

2013.05.21 Tues

J.Crew perfect shirt in chambray polka dot // J.Crew No. 2 pencil skirt in medallion paisley // J.Crew collection Contessa snakeskin-bow pumps // J.Crew hand-knotted pearl necklace

2013.05.22 Weds

Brooks Brothers shirt // J.Crew black Gallerist dress in Super 120s // Lauren by Ralph Lauren peep toe mary jane pumps

2013.05.23 Thurs

J.Crew navy three-button jacket (love this one) and city-fit classic trouser (similar) in pinstripe super 120s // J.Crew silk boy shirt in french hen // J.Crew French hen sweater // Vince Camuto platform peep-toe pumps

2013.05.24 Fri 1

J.Crew Factory classic trench // Gap 1969 printed always skinny skimmer jeans (other prints) // Chanel sunglasses

2013.05.24 Fri 2

spirit fingers

2013.05.24 Fri 3

J.Crew Factory long-sleeve lace-front tee // J.Crew silver Everly mirror metallic pump (buy) // Kate Spade mount perry rumor bag // t&j designs & Banana Republic bracelets

2013.05.25 Sat

J.Crew gray cashmere crewneck sweater // J.Crew Tilda oxford rhinestone top (buy) // J.Crew 4″ denim short (similar) // J.Crew leather capri sandals (buy) // Chanel sunglasses // Kate Spade bag

2013.05.28 Tues

J.Crew 1035 jacket in superfine cotton (buy) // J.Crew silk bow cami in kelly green  // J.Crew ankle toothpick jeans (similar) // J.Crew cool graphite Serengeti peep toes 

2013.05.29 Weds

J.Crew black cashmere tee dress // Old Navy men’s oxford shirt – buy // J.Crew tights // Kelsi Dagger Tiffany suede pumps

2013.05.30 Thurs

J.Crew Factory classic blazer in maraschino cherry (buy) // J.Crew navy Emmaleigh dress in Super 120s (buy) // Paolo bow pumps // Oroblu ‘Tricot’ Fishnet Tights (buy) // my grandmother’s rose pin ❤

2013.05.31 Fri

J.Crew 1035 jacket & origami sheath dress (buy) in wool crepe // J.Crew Mona printed pumps

What I Wore 2.0 (May Gray)

You never know what to expect from the weather in San Francisco.  I’ve learned to carry a jacket everyday, no matter what.  And of course if I wear my rain boots, it doesn’t rain.  Better safe than sorry?

Thanks for sticking with me.  Only one more month of backlogged photos to go.  🙂

Blondie, Esq.

05.03 fri

Old Navy Tube-Top maxi dress in pink stripe (buy) // Gap leopard bow ballet flats // J.Crew light gray Jackie cardigan (buy // similar) // J.Crew jewelry
(My expression = what happens when you dress for summer in winter weather.  Brrrrrr!!)

05.05 sun

Old Navy 3/4-Sleeve Jersey Dresses (buy) // J.Crew super opaque tights // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat // t&j designs Luxe Turquoise Flower Petal Necklace (buy) // Banana Republic classic trench in winter storm (buy) // Guess Layla headphones (buy)

05.06 mon

J.Crew collection cashmere turtleneck sweater in pine // J.Crew Factory destroyed vintage matchstick jeans // Enzo Angiolini pink patent Cimino pumps // t&j designs earrings

05.07 tues

J.Crew light heather graphite two-button jacket (similar) and Durham pant (similar) in super 120s // J.Crew Jackie shell (buy) // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt (I think!) (buy) // Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy)

05.08 weds

Banana Republic silk paisley dress // J.Crew skinny metallic belt // Enzo Angiolini peep toe pumps

05.09 thurs

J.Crew black Emmaleigh dress in Super 120s (buy) // J.Crew Talitha blouse in vintage berry // Nordstrom black fishnet tights (buy) // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy) // Kate Spade skinny mini long bow necklace (buy)

05.10 fri

J.Crew Factory banded shift dress in viridian green // J.Crew black Everly suede pump (buy) // t&j designs luxe turquoise flower petal necklace (buy)

05.11 sat

J.Crew denim jacket // J.Crew ruffled top // Gap 1969 printed always skinny skimmer jeans (buy other prints) // J.Crew Factory patent bow ballet flats (similar) // Chanel sunglasses // Coach bag // J.Crew knotted necklace

05.12 sun

Banana Republic classic trench in winter storm (buy) // ASOS floral back-zipper dress (worn as a skirt) // J.Crew denim pencil skirt (similar) // Kate Spade belt (from another dress) // Chanel earrings // Coach bag // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat

05.13 mon

J.Crew charcoal  1035 jacket (buy) and pencil skirt (buy) in pinstripe Super 120s // Banana Republic tailored non-iron sateen shirt (buy) // Steven by Steve Madden Ravesh pump (buy)

05.14 tues

J.Crew rumpled french terry hoodie // J.Crew dress // J.Crew Alessia peep-toe heels in bright spearmint // J.Crew jewelry

05.15 weds

J.Crew short-sleeve cotton v-neck cardigan // ASOS bow blouse // BCBG flare trousers // Enzo Angiolini peep toe pumps // t&j designs earrings

05.16 thurs

J.Crew scattered dot dress // J.Crew Tilda oxford rhinestone top (buy) // J.Crew super opaque tights // Hunter Champray wedge rain boot

Sunny Sunday

I love lazy Sunday afternoons exploring the city with my husband.  We took a long walk from our place in the Marina through Russian Hill followed by dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Cafe Claude.  The weather was perfect and he snapped a few great pictures (as he tends to do).  Continuing with the catch up!

Blondie, Esq.



Old Navy orange print tie-waist maxi dress // J.Crew cardigan (similar) // Chanel sunglasses // Banana Republic necklace // J.Crew bag // Enzo Angiolini platform sandals



What I Wore (in April)

Playing catch up, as usual!  Here are a few looks, starting where we left off in April (time flies!).  On the plus side, maybe some of the things I’m wearing are now on sale.  🙂

Thanks for reading!

Blondie, Esq.

04.19 fri

J.Crew 1035 jacket in superfine cotton (buy) // Banana Republic short-sleeve plaid dress // Nordstrom back seam stockings in black (buy) // Vince Camuto Kain pumps (buy)

04.20 sat

American Eagle maxi dress // J.Crew cardigan // J.Crew leather belt (similar) // J.Crew sandals // Marc by Marc Jacobs sunglasses (loving these)

04.21 sun

J.Crew pleated cotton dress // Gap checked scarf // Kate Spade bag // Chanel sunglasses // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat (buy) // Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine in 19 (Fuchsia in Rage) (buy)

04.22 mon 1

J.Crew solid embossed beach dress in bright seaside (find it on eBay!) // Banana Republic cardigan // Guess peep toe bow pumps // Bauble Bar monogram necklace // J.Crew anchor earrings and ring

04.22 mon 2

My awesome shoe guy in San Diego fixed these puppies for me a few years ago – just love them too much to let a few rips get in the way!  And the patches have held up great.  🙂

04.23 Tues

J.Crew black 1035 jacket (buy) and in-box pencil skirt in super 120s // J.Crew floral ruffled top (similar) // J.Crew Joley tortoise peep toes // J.Crew Factory earrings // Oroblu ‘Tricot’ Fishnet Tights (buy)

04.24 weds

Banana Republic pants (similar) // Brooks Brothers striped shirt // J.Crew Jackie cardigan (buy // similar) // J.Crew collection Contessa snakeskin-bow pumps

04.25 thurs 1

J.Crew cashmere tee dress // Nordstrom back seam stockings in light beige (buy) // J.Crew bubble necklace  // Cole Haan Air Monica ballet flat

04.25 thurs 2

Christian Louboutin Love Me pump // J.Crew collection lady four-strand pearl necklace (buy)

04.26 fri

J.Crew french terry popover // J.Crew embellished tank // Old Navy hirise flare jeans // t&j Designs light blue pyramid bracelet