Hello and welcome to Friday Favorites! This week’s round-up includes a little of this-and-that, ranging from Style and Fashion (transitional styling tips), Home Organization ( is your wardrobe ready for fall?), to Shopping (this week’s picks + deets on how to pre-shop the Cashmere Sale Burlingame). Crunched for time these days? This week’s recipe for Overnight Oats uses Steel Cut Oats, Chia, Almond Milk and whatever else you want to throw into the mix, for a healthy breakfast you can prepare the night before.
1. This Weeks Wear-To Work Outfit | 20’s Inspired Flapper Vibes
A long multi-strand vintage necklace seemed like the perfect pairing to today’s 20’s inspired Zero Maria Cornejo dress (Similar | HERE and HERE ). Today’s outfit is what I wore last week, while hosting an open house at one of our most recent listings, 309 N. Sunnyvale Avenue in Sunnyvale, CA (now in contract!). My snakeskin mules are a go-to for work as I find them to be a comfortable height for standing, offering a more “fall forward” look than a sandal. My O-bag is so roomy, I’m able to stash a few waters, snacks, and a pair of ballet flats – for when I need to walk around outside or venture down into a basement.
ASB Style Tips:
- When the weather refuses to cooperate with your stye game (it’s fall but feels like summer); wear-now silhouettes in fall colors will keep you from overheating, while “heavier” accessories create a transitional look. Switching up your sunglasses or bag will feel and look “fall”, even when it’s 90+ degrees outside.
- Bi-polar weather is all about layering. Here are a few examples of how I wore the same orange dress; with a blouse UNDER it, a blazer OVER it, with boots and mules – for different looks.
2. Is Your Closet Ready for Fall?
Speaking of bi-polar weather, we went from running the air conditioner at full blast last week, to turning up the heat 5 days later. Twice a year, I overhaul my wardrobe area. I start by taking everything out of the closet. After eliminating the dust and garbage, I apply the familiar “give away, toss, sell” approach to assess each piece before it makes its way back into the closet. To accomplish what needs to get done in my closet, I set aside about 2 uninterrupted hours. When the time comes to clean, I turn up the music, grab a mug of coffee and go to work. My 5 step guide to overhauling your wardrobe can be found (HERE).
3. Overnight Oats | HERE
Between packing lunches, last-minute homework, sports and hunger pangs – mornings with 2 hungry teenagers can get a bit crazy, which is why I love to plan my morning routine the night before – coffee on a timer and pre-made healthy breakfasts. My husband refuses to eat my Overnight Oats – he just can’t get his head wrapped around how they look (kinda mushy and unappetizing), but my daughter and I cannot get enough of (THIS) Overnight Oat Recipe, made with Steel Cut Oats, Chia Seeds, and Almond milk. I like to add a few slices of fresh fruit, raisins and a dash of cinnamon on mine – yum!
4. On My Mind: Booties
The minute the weather shifted, I dug deep into my closet to locate my boots. After some unboxing, I found 2 of my favorites pairs, along with a few others, and realized I was in need of a new pair of booties. On a mission for a pointy toe pair to wear with flares, bootcut, crop pants, and midi skirts/dresses (ok, that’s kinda a tall order) – did I mention comfort was a factor as well?
I went ahead and ordered the Steve Madden Missie in brown snake, also available in black or brown (HERE), along with the Franco Sarto Luca Bootie, available in 4 colors plus leopard. I ordered the tan color (HERE), shop leopard (HERE). I just saw that the Vince Tasha bootie is being price matched at Nordstrom (25% off). I love the front seam detail and the colors are gorgeous | (HERE).
Snake for less?
Check out the Jameson Bootie from Target, available in brown, black, burgundy, AND faux snakeskin | (HERE) | $34.95.
Is your bootie game ready for fall?
Browse and shop this week 20 picks below. Click on any image to link to the boot of your choice for details. For my friends on mobile devices – swipe left to view all of today’s picks, double tap any image to link to details.
5. Let’s Shop! | The Cashmere Sale in Burlingame VIP Pre-Sale
One of my favorite sales of the year, The Cashmere Sale (more here) is back on Burlingame Avenue starting Tuesday, October 22nd. Gail Karp (IG HERE)wanted me to pass along the scoop on the VIP Presale. Presale runs
10/14-10/21, and all of you are welcome to shop in advance of the public sale. Can’t make the sale? Use her free shipping code, ‘BURLINGAME2019’ to have the items shipped to your home. Follow The Cashmere Sale Burlingame on IG (HERE).
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Pamela Taft says
Is the cashmere sale a pop-up that comes only once a year to Burlingame? What sort of things do you find there? Love, Pamela
Hi Pamela! Yes, the Cashmere Sale is a pop up that comes once a year and is run by my friend Gail. It runs October thru December, but it is super popular and the good pieces go early which is why if you have an interest it’s a good idea to go early. It’s new Cashmere pieces at awesome sale prices. I love their wraps, their scarves and accessories, the pullovers – the have long and short cardigans, fashion and basics. It’s crazy. everything is in boxes, but the ladies are super helpful and you try on in the back. It’s not fancy at all – one cash register. but if you love cashmere, it is worth a trip – awesome gift items as well! Hope that helps. You can message Gail if you have questions, I put her contact info in the post. xx Suzanne