Dune Legs

Welcome to Roosevelt State Beach, sometimes also known as Naples Beach, just down the way from Princeton-by-the-Sea and the rather famous Mavericks. We are very fond of it due to the fact that it has a long stretch of beautiful dunes without the hikes required at Fort Funston and Devil's Slide. On a sunny Wednesday afternoon, there was hardly another soul around.Β Isn't it lovely?

We're clearly still experiencing rather warm days even as New York City and Boston have flung themselves headlong into winter. (I'd mention Denver, but it's always the Wild West over there, as far as weather's concerned.) I've been dying to wear this H&M L.O.G.G. scarf since I bought it. It's enormous and comprised entirely of toasty autumn shades, and it was just the thing to keep from getting chilly as the wind picked up and the waves soaked my jeans up to the knees!

We found so many perfect sand dollars and pretty shells. Not a single live crab, but there were dozens of carcasses that M fished out of the water with her bare hands. (Gross!) The heart-print blouse with a cheeky Peter Pan collar is also from H&M, but the waffle cardigan is from Hyden Yoo, a small menswear designer (who actually just last year launched a women's line, too) based in New York. I found it at Gilt and fell in love with it, so I got it even though it's made for the boys.

M snapped these and did a terrific job. She was very bossy, demanding that I make the scarf "as big as possible, flail it in the wind" which of course just cracked me up. Can you see the bits of hay in my hair? Well, we'd just been to the pumpkin patches where we had a little hay ride, and M tossed a handful into my 'do. (I guess it was my fault, I'd complained that a photo we'd taken didn't look like we were on a hay ride at all, and then you can guess what happened...)

Denim: James Jeans Cardigan: Hyden Yoo Top, Scarf: H&M, H&M L.O.G.G. Cuffed Ankle Boots: Nine West Necklace: Spoiled boutique in Oakland Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Earrings: House of Harlow Gold Bracelet: Lori's Shoes

What's everyone got planned for the weekend? M & I are off to a romantic dinner at Elizabeth Falkner's Orson tonight, as it's closing its doors on their restaurant to move it into the next phase as a private events space. I wonder if the mood will be one that's bittersweet, or business as usual!

We're also hoping to ride some horses sometime this weekend with all this glorious weather. Giddyup!

Hope everyone has a happy and safe Halloween weekend! The petite is dressing up as a referee, and her friends are all going to be football players, which is kind of adorable (especially for thirteen-year-old girls). I am still trying to sell M on dressing up as Popeye and Olive Oyl - I think as long as I get her a fancy pipe, she's in!