Saturday, September 27, 2014

Falling for Fall

Falling for Fall 1 Falling For Fall 2 Falling For Fall 3 Falling For Fall 4 Falling For Fall 5 Falling For Fall 6 Wearing:
Elie Tahari denim vest
Weston Wear embroidered sun dress
Steve Madden sandals
Mac "Party Parrot" or "Impassioned" lipstick (I can't remember which.  Sorry!)
Vintage quilted purse

Despite all the little earthquakes at night, Fall here is off to a good start.  It's already rained twice.  And the weather is so perfect that I can still wear my summer attire (yes...especially crop tops and shorts).  We get the summer "leftover" heat with a nice cool breeze in the evening.  I love it!

This is an outfit I've worn many times throughout the years.  It's pretty simple and didn't take a lot to style.  It's just a sun dress with a denim vest, sandals, and minimal accessories.  And a bright lip for a nice contrast.  Easy peasy!

Hope you're all having a great weekend :)

xo  Azu

Monday, September 15, 2014

Late Summer

Late Summer 1 Late Summer 2 Late Summer 3 Late Summer 4 Late Summer 5 Wearing:
Asos eyelet crop top
Zara gingham shorts (they were longer but I rolled them up)
Topshop sandals
Barney's wicker purse
Prada sunglasses
Mac "Girl About Town" lipstick

I'm trying desperately to hold onto these last days of summer.  The long, hot nights are slipping away faster than I'd like.  As a result, my crop tops and shorts are in a constant rotation.  I've been dreading and anticipating the return of Fall.

Last month, while driving along my favorite strip of Highway 12, I caught a glimpse of something I couldn't take my eyes off of.  I noticed the first tree along the hills that was changing color.  It immediately made me think of Fall, cool mornings, knitted sweaters, and pumpkin flavored anything.  But at the same time it made me realize that my favorite season was coming to an end.  Already the nights seem shorter.  Despite the heatwave we've had this week, it still doesn't stop the fog from spilling over the hills and into the valley at night.

So lately, I've been trying to soak up the last remaining days of summer light.  These photos were taken a month ago (maybe more), but this is pretty much what I've been wearing all summer.

We still get plenty of warmth and sunshine in the Fall.  But still...I'm a summer girl and always will be.  There is nothing like the lazy hot days of June and July.

xo  Azu

Monday, September 8, 2014

Shake, Rattle, and Roll

Shake, Rattle,and Roll 1 Shake, Rattle, and Roll 2
Wearing:
BCBGeneration top
Joe's Jeans cut offs
Panama hat
Sam Edelman "Trina" sandal (in a neutral color here, and here in black)
Mac "Impassioned" lipstick

Goodness.  It's been too long since my last post!  I've missed you all.

You may or may not have heard on the news about the recent string of earthquakes in Northern California.  About two weeks ago, there was a 6.1 earthquake that hit not that far from my home.  The damage wasn't so bad in the area I live.  Or at least not for me.  A few things fell out of place and broke (including my favorite tea pot), but nothing major at all.  However, the damage in the city right next to me was an entirely different story.  Buildings and houses cracked.  Some people were injured.  And parts of Napa are still closed down.  Ever since that 6.1, there's been at least an earthquake a day here.  Waking up to a shaking bed has become sort of normal lately.

I haven't been on the blogosphere lately (for unrelated reasons) so I don't know how many Bay Area bloggers wrote about these earthquakes.  I just thought it's something that should be noted.  And as usual, the media is trying to scare us by reporting that these little tremors could be leading up to "the next big one."  While that possibility may be true, no one actually knows when it will hit.  But it is a little odd that we've had so many quakes in such a short time.

Do any of you live near fault lines?  Ever been in an earthquake?

Happy Monday :)

xo  Azu