Seafoam and Coral

It rarely gets very warm in San Francisco. In the winter it’s usually in the 50s and 60s — which is wonderful for someone who dealt with chilly Pennsylvanian winters for most of her life! But in late spring and summer it’s usually in the 60s and low 70s, and layers are always required.

Except for every once in awhile when the weather warms up a little, and I rejoice by wearing a sundress!

Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

I love the retro styling of this coral Bettie Page dress, which is actually based on a 1950s Elvgren painting: “That Low-Down Feeling (Who, Me?)”. This dress was one of a series that Bettie Page did last year, all based on Elvgren pin-up paintings. The series was fantastic and I’m hoping Bettie Page does something like it again!

"That Low-Down Feeling (Who, Me?)" by Elvgren, 1957

“That Low-Down Feeling (Who, Me?)” by Elvgren, 1957

I paired the sundress with seafoam green accessories and nails:

Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

And added nude-colored patent-leather heels. And my dog, Jasper – isn’t he a great accessory? :)

Nude patent leather heels by Jessica Simpson. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Nude patent leather heels by Jessica Simpson. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Then Rocky joined for a photo too!

Yay for totally cheesy smiles. ;) Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Yay for totally cheesy smiles. ;) Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

What’s your favorite warm-weather wear?

Dress: Sweet Coral-ine Dress, Bettie Page via ModCloth
Purse: Nordstrom
Bracelet: From a clothing exchange
Earrings: A gift
Shoes: Wishing and Taupe-ing Heels, Jessica Simpson via ModCloth

[All photos by Pat Zimmerman]

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Fire Ants!

This weekend my friend Lisa visited Pat & me, and to celebrate, I donned my fantastic Charlotte Taylor fire-ant-print maxi dress. We headed out to brunch on Saturday morning — and on the way, passed my closet.

Kate's Closet. Photo by Lisa.

Kate's Closet. Photo by Lisa.

(It must be my closet, because the sign says so!)

Once we reached our destination — Plow — we had a bit of a wait, so I decided to snap a couple of pics of Lisa.

Lisa. In black. 'Cause that's how she rolls.

Lisa. In black. 'Cause that's how she rolls.

The thing about Lisa is that she always wears black. ALWAYS. (We kinda have totally different styles, in case you can’t tell from the photos.) She looks amazing, but bright colors make everything better. *nods sagely* Hence the mural!

The colorful mural totally brings out Lisa's eyes. Or something.

The colorful mural totally brings out Lisa's eyes. Or something.

And then the wait was over and it was time for FOOD!

Plow's namesake breakfast, The Plow. Nom!

Plow's namesake breakfast, The Plow. Nom!

And HUGS!

Lisa and Pat crazy hug!

Lisa and Pat crazy hug!

And then we headed back home. And found some flowers along the way!

Fire ants and red roses. Photo by Lisa.

Fire ants and red roses. Photo by Lisa.

In the evening we went to the Chinese New Year’s Parade, but my camera died. *sadface* So I have to see if I can swipe some pictures from Lisa . . .

When we got home, to make up for lost photo time, Pat took some artsy photos of us on the roof. Oh, and it’s kinda hard to see here, but Lisa was rocking a red shirt — that she bought at Kate’s Closet. (It was a necessity for the Chinese New Year’s Parade, really.)

Kate and Lisa strike a pose. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Kate and Lisa strike a pose. Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Gasp! Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

Gasp! Photo by Pat Zimmerman.

And so ended day 1 of Lisa’s visit. :)

Dress: Charlotte by Charlotte Taylor Fire Ants Maxi Dress via Anthropologie
Cardigan: Pointelle-ism Cardigan, Tulle via ModCloth
Shoes: Red-y Steady Flat via ModCloth
Earrings: gifted
Necklace: vintage