In contrast to last year’s “all white” obsession, this winter would be unbearable without vibrant colors. It’s been quite the european winter around Northern California with non-stop rainy days and East Coast-like cold. It took some long heavy rain weeks and literally tons of snow to officially take the legendary 5 year California drought out of the picture. I can’t forget that day in the car crossing the Bay Bridge during my daily commute to work when the guy on the radio goes: “The 5 year drought is over! We are back to normal”. I think that gave me a mini morning wake up stroke! The past 6 years I’ve lived in California has been all a big fat climate lie? Was the mild winters and endless sunny days abnormal?
No matter how much I tried to push off fall it is inevitable that it’s here. Summer was practically non-excistant for me and I know I need to stop wining about it. So enough with my inner battle of giving up on summer. I know that many of you are so ready for the fall to begin. Fall is cozy, playful and creative. Think of how unpredictable the weather is, how some days remind you of summer and other of winter. You watch the leaves falling off the trees and you gradually start putting away your sandals and your light clothes. And my favorite part is when it’s time to add on the layers! Mix and matching clothes is one of my most creative parts of styling. As you may have noticed I like matching different patterns, textures and colors. Sometimes I like to dare my self and think outside the box, matching patterns and cuts that wouldn’t fit according to the styling “laws”. I like that challenge.
Summer is not over till it’s over. When the city gets foggy in August the inlands are warm and summery! My plan for the weekends is “go where summer is”! Just a couple of hours away from home and we land to a mini heaven. Russian River is a summer land for many city folks and that weekend it was our playground as well!