Here it is, folks, the first official FFAF post of the year!
Picking out the first outfit of the year was a challenge - I felt like it had to be special, but at the same time the tomboy and I wanted to get ready in a jiffy for an afternoon playing around in San Francisco and at the beach after a deliciously long morning in bed.
Luckily, we spoiled Californians had lovely weather. All of these photos were taken at the Pacifica Pier, a quarter-mile long pier jutting out into the Pacific Ocean from the tiny coastal town of Pacifica, which is about a five-minute drive from our house.
Blue skies, just a hint of chill in the air, and a bit of haze around the edges to soften things up a bit. (I'm sure the hungover masses appreciated that last merciful touch.) If it'd been a touch cooler, I would have layered my lime green blouse under the sweater - how cute the pointed collar would have been against the black! Alas, t-shirt weather.
Even though in my world this is a pretty un-fussy, low-key outfit, I sure got some looks from the anglers on the pier in Pacifica! Good thing these tights are nearly as thick as pants, what with all the wind blowing around. I could never wear this skirt without super thick leggings underneath - in addition to being terribly sweet it's also obscenely short.
Sometimes I see other style bloggers bare-legged in skirts this short (sometimes shorter still) and my mind is thoroughly blown. What about wind? What about sitting down? What if - God forbid - you drop your bloody lens cap? Are they outfits for blog purposes only and not IRL? If not, what's their secret and must it exclude modesty? I NEED TO KNOW.
Here's a sweet moment with a wee one discovering a starfish!
Leggings: Silence + Noise
Studded Suede Ankle Boots: Trouvé
Patent Leather Clutch: Alice + Olivia for Payless
Silver Cuff Bracelet & Ring: BCBG
Silver Thorned Bangle: Made Her Think
Rhodium “bamboo” hoop earrings: Lauren Adams