Guess what?!

It's bloody raining and I couldn't be more thrilled. Afternoon tea that doesn't feel absurd! Soft, cozy blankets and crackling fires! Pot roast dinners! It's so exciting I can hardly stand it. There's even word that Lake Tahoe is expecting its first light dusting of the season tonight - albeit, at an elevation of 7500 ft.  I've already begun to solicit my friends for magical snow and ski-filled weekends. Who knows, they may be our last for a while!

This was a breezy little outfit from last week, when Indian Summer was still shoving itself down our throats. The shirt dress is Tibi, and it must be pretty old - I thrifted it because of its adorable rainbow grid print and all the bright green buttons, knowing it'd be perfect with the skinny little mint green Asos belt I already had at home. It feels a little bit 1980s, even though Tibi didn't come into existence until 1997 (the same year my petite was born).

I mentioned we were headed out to the Santa Cruz last weekend for a lesbian Sunday brunch wedding, and it was really lovely. The location was beautiful, a sprawling 300-acre retreat in the mountains with incredible, panoramic views of Monterey Bay and Spanish-style grounds. We managed a truly amazing feat: arriving early, so we had lots of time to catch up with old friends and get introduced to new ones fountain-side in the courtyard, sipping blood orange mimosas and letting the morning sun warm us.

Then I realized in our haste to get out of the door on time, I'd left my camera behind. Darn!

The lucky brides had such perfect weather for their touching, short-but-sweet outdoor ceremony, and all the guests seemed to enjoy themselves, whether they were in stitches on the dance floor (bless any DJ who can move seamlessly between new wave, Lady Gaga, Night Ranger and Neil Diamond), going back for seconds of the crème brûlée french toast or pouring their creativity into the fun little flip books generously provided by the folks at The Laugh Box. It all ended with a bang when the last song ended, and we all ran out to the entrance to see the newlyweds off in a gorgeous old convertible Cadillac!


Dress: Tibi Belt: Asos Shoes: Vince Camuto Necklace: Three Sisters

So, even though I forgot the camera, we have this sweet little memento from the wedding - enjoy!