Faux Leather Leggings


I’ve found them—the perfect leggings for wearing in or out of the house. The high rise and the faux leather pattern makes them so much more chic—and winter-worthy—than traditional cotton leggings or yoga pants. And since they’re made by Spanx, they really hold everything in and make you feel like Superwoman. It’s a motherhood miracle, really.

I honestly bought them a while ago and only recently pulled them out of my closet last month. And now of course I wear them almost every day! I’ve been pairing mine with these simple black d’orsay flats, but they also would look great with boots. Sizing-wise, I sized up in these because I knew they would be SUPER snug and I’m really glad I did. Mine fit pefectly and offer just the right amount of suck-everything-in support without suffocating me.

Merona sweater (similar style), Merona top (similar), Spanx leggings (also available here), Madewell shoes, Warby Parker sunglasses (similar), Natalie Borton necklace


Golden Hour


This has always been the dreamiest time of day, but it feels even more so in our new space. The way the light hits the trees and shines through onto the whitewashed brick is insanely beautiful. Needless to say we’ve been spending a lot of time out in our backyard lately! We’ve even had friends over several times, deciding that it’s better to be invitational now (while our house is messy and full of boxes) than to wait until everything is “perfect.” I love this article on the topic—funny and inspiring.

This top is one I’ve worn several times this summer and plan to keep on wearing through fall with a cardigan over it. It’s lightweight and breezy—a perfect layer for these strange fall days we have in San Diego where it’s super chilly at the beginning and end of the day but quite warm in the middle. It’s a little cropped, so it’s a perfectly paired with high rise denim.

Outfit Details

Natalie Borton necklace | Madewell top | Madewell jeans (similar) |Target shoes (similar) | Warby Parker sunglasses