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Union & Fifth | San Francisco OOTD #3

Saturday of our San Francisco trip involved lots of commuting and even more walking than the previous days so I put together a no fuss, easy peasy OOTD that is comfortable and classic. You can not go wrong with a timeless button down and broken in denim. With the exception of my converse, this entire outfit is from Old Navy. I could literally just move into Old Navy because I feel like so much of my wardrobe comes from there. Even with all of the hustle and bustle of the day I was comfortable the entire time.

Day 3 was spent hanging around 4 amazing women! Saturday was all about doing good! My sister and I hooked up with the fabulous Union & Fifth team for a fun filled photo shoot. Christine, Kat, Christena and her mom made it such a wonderful experience.

Union & Fifth raises money for non-profits by selling donated gently worn designer clothing on www.unionandfifth.com. Imagine getting a HUGE discount on like new designer clothing and shopping for a good cause at the same time. The U&F office is wonderfully organized and neat. There is a room for just about everything and let me just tell you how hard it was to leave the purse and shoe rooms.

My favorite parts about shooting with Union and Fifth was having a relaxed set with positive vibes all around and getting to shoot with my sister for the first time. I feel like it went by too fast and I really didn’t want it to be over. My sister is┬ánot a super fan of being on the spot. She’s a photographer and would rather be taking the shots. That was an experience that I won’t soon forget and I thank the entire Union & Fifth team for giving us that experience. Be sure to check out the photos for some behind the scenes exclusives from the shoot! We ended the day with amazing Chinese food and a shower. As our trip was coming to a close, all I could think about is…there wasn’t enough time to eat all the yummy food! Lol Enjoy!

BKR Visit & Tote Challenge OOTD #2

Day 2 in San Francisco was super busy! We did tons of sight seeing but not before we went  to visit the BKR office. You may ask what is BKR? BKR is the luxe water bottle that will change the way you hydrate forever!

Founders Kate and Tal met and became friends in law school. They had successful careers as lawyers but decided to recreate their lives when they saw a need in the most basic element of the beauty industry, HYDRATION! Being hydrated is so important when it comes to beauty because it shows from the inside out. Here were two fabulous, healthy, beautiful, successful women who felt like every time they went to drink water, they were drinking from trash. They wanted to create something more healthy, sustainable and fashion forward for the woman that is cultured and wants it all. Everything in your life can  be beautiful, even your water bottle.

My sister and I were greeted by BKR’s social media director Max. He welcomed us and made us feel at home right away. The BKR office is a very beautiful, bright space with tons of natural light coming through all of the large windows. From the lunch area to the conference room, every area is a dedicated space. I got to say hello to the team and I even met a BKR team member from Louisiana. It was so cool to get an inside look at all the awesome things going on behind the scenes and view some exclusive silicone sleeve colors. I honestly could have wandered around and hung out there forever.

Over the past year I’ve been adapting my shopping habits to say no to a “disposable” lifestyle when it comes to fashion trends. I don’t need to have a bunch of things and follow every trend. I just need quality items that I love. From the clothing I choose to purchase to my water bottle, having the essentials and only acquiring pieces that I adore has proved to be so rewarding. Now that I have added BKR to the equation I feel a sense of completion.

I can not thank Kate, Tal and Max enough for welcoming me into their beautiful work space! It was great to see the team behind the beauty essential BKR.

 

 

Let’s talk OOTD. On day 2 I chose my horizontal striped dress/tunic and paired it with black leggings. Of course white chucks and my green cargo jacket were there too! Oh yeah, lets talk a bout the orange scarf! It was windy in SF and I didn’t bring a scarf so I thrifted this Banana Republic scarf in the Mission District. Great find right?!


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After we left the BKR office we stopped by Marlowe for some mouth watering lunch. Next up was Lombard to check out San Francisco’s “crookedest” street. It was beautiful to witness and we even made the trek up to the top to see the amazing view!

We attempted to ride a trolly but the line was so long that we didn’t want to wait. Instead we went back to Fisherman’s Wharf for the views, fresh seafood and more freshly baked donuts from Trish’s. Join me tomorrow for another OOTD and day 3 in San Francisco, Enjoy!