lately i’ve had the toughest time finding the right boyfriend jeans and i have to say that was not always the case. a couple of years back i always had boyfriend jeans on rotation. i would wear them out to the point when i would have to cut them into shorts and then visit gap again to buy a new pair. that was until gap stopped carrying the original bf cut and created the “sexy” bf. but here’s the problem: i’m not trying to be sexy when wearing boyfriend jeans! i don’t want them super tight and extra cropped with a high rise! the entire principle behind the boyfriend jean is the slouchy, relaxed, and extra comfortable fit. if i wanted cropped skinny jeans i would buy some cropped skinny jeans. duh, gap. get it together!
since i could no longer find the ones i loved so much at the gap, a serious boyfriend hunt began to no avail for quite some time. eventually i found some potential boyfriends but they were all over $150 and i just couldn’t bring myself to pay that. so i was stoked when i scored these from anthro on super sale (originally 128, purchased at 44 after an extra 25% off sale price). and that’s how i finally got my boyfriend back!
i’ve been back on my running schedule and i’m hoping to whip myself back into shape in no time. my goal is to run at least 15 miles per week to start and go up from there. it’s so important that i run because it does so much for me in the way of stress relief and mood elevation. i always feel more motivated, uplifted, and have more willingness to be extra productive after a workout. the thing is: i’m sort of an all or nothing person sometimes. so if i fall of the workout wagon for even a couple of weeks, my running can become haphazard at best. therefore, i’ve decided that it’s time to make running my top priority again. nine miles down so far this week and i will be hitting the pavement after work this evening to make twelve. i’m getting back on track!
on sunday afternoon brian and i headed eastward to oakland to meet up with our friend amy. we don’t go over to oakland often, but that will definitely change now. it was such a lovely time! first we stopped in piedmont, a super cute neighborhood, for an early dinner and to pick up some snacks and beverages before moseying over to the morcom municipal rose garden. the weather was perfect, the roses were bright and fragrant, and it was the perfect time of day to snap some photos of flowers, squirrels, and of course, outfits!
navy! navy! navy! i swear, navy is my new black. i seriously cannot get enough of it. this lovely color is so classic and wears well with so much. i put my navy obsession into full swing by wearing my navy and white polka dot dress, navy v-neck sweater with my navy ferragamos. it’s navy love! stay tuned for “in the rose garden (part two)” for amy’s outfit shots. if you love menswear inspired looks, you will love part two!
polka dot dress: old (similar here) jacket: old navy shoes: seychelles sunglasses: ray ban clutch: vintage yellowbracelet: jcrew headband: banana republic
still in love with sonoma…
after a full day of rain the sky was clear and the weather was warm. i can’t complain about the rain though because it was so relaxing and it gave us the perfect excuse for a spa day. our trip to sonoma was fantastic, although i think i may have gained ten pounds from eating soooo much (food posts to follow). anne kept saying “you are on vacation and if you don’t gain weight you didn’t have enough fun!” well, we had fun all right! as for my outfit, my dress is about ten years old which is vintage for my closet. i still love it. polka dots are always classic and easy to wear and mix with just about anything. another obsession? navy blue-i just can’t get enough!