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Kimberly's Weekend Sweater Weather Look

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Every fall I invest in one really great sweater to add to my collection. Living in San Francisco, you can easily wear sweaters year round so I switch them out seasonally. I have a weakness for cashmere so when I spotted this Rag&Bone sweater at Nordstrom Rack this summer, its days were numbered. After it went on clearance I snatched it up knowing I would wear it nonstop in a few months.

Purchase Sweaters That Can Be Worn in Different Ways

Now that temperatures have dipped, this cuddly friend has become a wardrobe staple. The design is generous, boxy and slightly higher in the front. Because of the cut, it can easily be worn with with a flowy skirt, waxed denim, trousers or skinny jeans.

Here are some of my favorite versatile sweaters this season guaranteed to keep you cuddly and warm:

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While I love a great elegant look, I also love to be comfortable--fussy isn't for me! Part of the equation of sweater weather is a boot or bootie to stay dry. Several shoe brands now offer weatherproof styles that are lightweight and perfect for our Bay Area climate.

Aquatalia and Blondo are two of my favorite companies. Nordstrom Rack has been good to me this year and I found these fawn colored booties on clearance. They have just enough heel to balance a boxy sweater and are comfortable when I'm on my feet all day with clients.

Stay Stylish,

Kimberly

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Outfit Details: Weatherproof Aquatalia Booties $224.98 (Similar), AG Legging Raw Hem Jeans $149.90 (sale), Rag&Bone Sweater, Madewell Stackable Rings (Similar)

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Travel Style Take 2: What to Pack for a 10 day Trip

How Do You Travel With Less AND With Style

I've helped many clients over the years pack the perfect travel wardrobe. It's part science and part art. Many people err on the side of fear and plan for too many unknowns or add a few extra things at the last minute (does that sound familiar?). I have developed the opposite problem--perhaps being too minimal in my travel wardrobe.

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Make Your Own Rules

I believe less is more and when you have an action packed schedule, clutter only holds you back. Last summer I blogged about what I discovered traveling with less. While I loved the ease of packing up an going, there were a few times when my uniform felt, well boring. This year I pulled Megan in to help me pack and counter balance my urge to purge. Even as I write this, I already cut three items in the photo above to lighten my load (no workout gear and no floral dress). However, on this trip I will only be gone for 10 days (not 15 like before) covering two countries. I have the space to keep a few extra options.

Skip The Bulky Clothing

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The one draw back for me was including a few bulky pieces to pack. The one shoulder crew shirt packs a punch but doesn't save space. To offset this I nixed the floral dress (not versatile enough and too bulky with lining) and made sure the other tops I chose were very compact and light weight. 

Pack Evening Wear

Last year I learned that in warmer climates, a change of clothes in the evening is a lifesaver to keep fresh (I blogged about it here). This trip I packed a few evening pieces--most were worn --but running back to the airbnb nightly rarely happened (there was too much to see). What I loved was wearing my jumpsuit or a dress for the day and packing my espadrilles in a bag to dress up my look at night. 

Pro Tip: When packing and you're tight on space roll your clothing and utilize packing cubes. They'll keep you organized on the go and save space and time by eliminating the daily repack.

The Packing List--My Equation

Shoes (3)

Dresses (2)

Jumpsuit (1) 

Bottoms (4)

Layers (5)

Tops (5)

Accessories (5)

Other

Stay Stylish, 
K&M

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4th of July Style: What We are Wearing to That BBQ

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Choosing the best 4th of July look can be a lesson in layers in San Francisco. Karl the Fog has crashed many of our celebrations over the years and watching a fog filtered fireworks show is the norm.  This year both Megan and I are leaving the city for the holiday to celebrate (hopefully) with a little more sunshine.

We think this look is the perfect solution for your next BBQ or summer celebration, regardless of the location. It balances out fun and colorful, without sacrificing comfort. If you are staying in the city, layer on a scarf and leather jacket.

Chose One Fun Statement Piece & Go From There

The focal point of this look is a flirty one shoulder ruffle top. The red color is certainly a pop for the season and a popular shade for this summer (many designers have used it in their collections). I love that it is slightly oversized so it's easy to wear and you won't overheat in it. 

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Keep It Casual With A Great Pair of Jeans

Denim is the foundation to a great Californian wardrobe. We've said it before, having a great fitting pair of jeans in a dark and medium wash has endless outfitting options. I picked up these AG jeans from Nordstrom Rack this spring and have been reaching for them every week. The fray bottom and lighter wash help keep all of my spring looks a little softer.  I also chose my espadrilles to give me a little more height and offset the wide top.

Pro tip: If you are outfitting with a flowy top, match it with a tailored or skinny bottom to create balance.

Top It Off With Metallic

Since it's a holiday that's known for its sparkle, adding a touch of metallics seems appropriate. We love the versatility of these J.Crew bangles and the novelty of the Jigsaw London clutch to tie it all together in a clean way.

Have a safe a Happy 4th!

Stay Stylish,
K&M

Shop the look: J.Crew One-shoulder ruffle top in eyelet (ON SALE in THREE COLORS), AG Stilt Jeans (other options), Jigsaw London Alana Large Silver Leather Pouch (ON SALE), Lace Up Espadrille (similar bargain, similar investment), Jessica Thompson Earrings (similar) and J.Crew Gold Bangles

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Posted on June 30, 2017 and filed under Style Stories.
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