9.28.2011

An Outfit Deconstructed... Guest Edition (Caitlin of Sacramento Street)

Caitlin with her fab Clare Vivier clutch...

My friend Caitlin and I were recently chatting via e-mail about our respective sartorial ruts...In matters of dressing, we were both feeling decidedly uninspired. So we thought it would be fun to do a bit of an "outfit swap*" on each other's blogs. While we share a similar aesthetic sensibility (let's just say we both love lots of the same things, i.e. Clare Vivier's genius bags), we have our own twist on putting things together. For example, she's a master at the layering and I am, well...not.

So without further ado, Caitlin's outfit...deconstructed. Enjoy!

*you can take a peek at my outfit over on Sacramento Street.






I've been a huge fan of Joslyn's outfit deconstructed posts. They always give me inspiration to look inside my own closet to see what I have that can help me achieve her stylish looks. A few short weeks ago, Joslyn and I were talking about a little sartorial rut we were in. Sometimes you peer into your closet and get absolutely no inspiration, so we decided to inspire each other by swapping posts. Let's be honest, San Francisco didn't get much of a summer this year and I think we're all hoping for a few more warm days to grace us this October (fingers crossed). So I've been layering all summer long - sweater, scarves and coats have been my go-to's over the past few months (sad I know!).

I consider myself a pro at layering - let's face it, when you live in a city where fog can start rolling in at any point you have to be prepared with warm cozy layers. So I'm bringing you one of my favorite layered outfits from this summer. My current job is pretty casual - jeans are worn every single day and heels always make me look too fancy, so this look is just right. Let me tell you about this James Perse basic - it's been my favorite thing all summer - I've worn it with shorts when it's warm, or with a turtleneck when it’s freezing. Paired with my J.Crew gingham button-up, my skinny jeans that you can find me wearing all weekend long, these suede booties (that are the perfect heel height for walking the San Francisco hills), and of course no outfit is complete without a piece of jewelry. This necklace by Joslyn herself is getting compliments up the wazoo! The art of layering takes a while to achieve, but once you do, you will never want to dress any other way - especially in SF! Are you looking forward to bundling up and layering your favorite pieces this fall? If so, share the ones you’re most excited about!

The Details:
Funnel Neck Shirt --
James Perse
Gingham Button-up -- J. Crew
Skinny Jeans -- J Brand
Necklace -- Joslyn and her girlies
Clutch -- Clare Vivier
Booties --
Madewell

14 comments:

natalie said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing, Caitlin. And I must also know: what brand is your watch? It's the perfect size. :)

justine | lovemaki said...

those booties! l-o-v-e!

Kelly and Kelly said...

I love the outfit swap. definitely do more!

Amelia said...

I would love to know about that awesome chunky ring she has on, too! (designer/where can I find one?!)

Ana Degenaar said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

The littlest said...

such a cute outfit. not buying it that you two are in a rut!

The littlest said...

and SUCH a great necklace ;)

Caitlin said...

Oh, thanks for all of your wonderful comments - never posted pictures of my outfits before so I was quite nervous. To answer a few questions:

Ring - Melissa Joy Manning (it's a druzy stone)
Watch - Cartier (gift from my mom)

Thanks again everyone and I have a feeling Joslyn and I will be doing these a little more often. xx

Barbie // Birds of a Lovely Feather said...

Love the outfits swaps...and the necklace!

Mary Beth said...

Love, love, love! Everything here is spot on.

Nomadic D. said...

From one layered lady to another: well done! Love the slightly structured gingham button down (extra points for it being a men's shirt! really? love it!) under a soft and drapey lightweight sweater (also loving this piece!). I lived in SF for years and know exactly what you mean about the weather. Here in Madrid it's still in the upper 80s every day, and I'm actually craving a little fog to cool things down so I can start layering myself!

http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

Megan Taylor said...

Chic, as always!

Designs Good said...

Love that clutch!

Nome Alone said...

What a fun idea, love the layers! I need a lot of those in Seattle, thanks!