I feel like I've begun every one of these month in film posts by saying how insane the past month has been. That was definitely true for August, and just about this whole period in general. With graduating, moving back to my hometown, getting settled, seeing friends, being on the job hunt, it feels like every month there has a lot to reflect on. I'm definitely starting to feel more settled and I know once September finishes, it will really hit me that I am here for good. While August has been a pretty hectic month, all of the changes are definitely things to be excited about.
This top, which I've been borrowing from my mom, has been a real staple this past month. Because its rayon its super easy to wash and it looks incredible with straight leg jeans, like my beloved vintage Levi 501s which are pictured here.
Before my boyfriend and I started work we headed up to Napa during a weekday with one of my best friends to go wine tasting. It was easily one of the best days of this entire summer and we spent the majority of our time laughing to near tears. This particular photo is of the gardens of the French Laundry, which are definitely worth going to if you ever find yourself in Napa.
My boyfriend's sister came into town at the beginning of the month and we took full advantage of my SFMoMA membership and went to the Edvard Munch exhibit, which I would highly recommend. I am in love with the views from the giant windows in the SFMoMA.
We also spent a considerable amount of time wandering around the main exhibits, which I've seen about five times, but still have not gotten old.
Most of the month has been pretty cloudy, which is getting me so excited for Fall and Winter weather. Although, as I am writing this we are currently going through a record-breaking heat wave.
I am going to start featuring one picture in these posts of my favorite beauty products of the month in order to pay homage to where this blog began. I've been loving the Glossier Cloud Paints in Beam and Haze mixed together and the Glossier haloscope for a super natural dewy sheen. Most of my eye looks have been consisting of either just the Fairydrops Platinum Mascara on its own, or with a bit of MAC Groundbreaker pencil, or with a touch of Tom Ford Cream Color for eyes in Platinum on the lids. I've also been using the NARS Soft Matte Complete concealer, which has quickly become one of my favorite concealers of all time.
One of my favorite parts of moving back to San Francisco has been the farmers markets. I love going to farmers markets early on a weekend morning or being able to stop by one after work.
Me and my boyfriend, Brad, at Off The Grid in the Presidio.
The Off the Grid at the Presidio is definitely my favorite of the food truck gatherings. It's basically like one giant picnic and one of the most relaxing things to do on a Sunday with family.
My family brought a little half-tent for the sun and when I was about to go in it, Brad snapped a very candid shot of me. I'm surprised it turned out as ok as it did.
One of my favorite little coffee shops in the Mission, Fayes, also shares my last name. They also always have the best chalk signs outside.
Bought some pretty incredible green suede boots from Madewell, which I have already been wearing relentlessly and will continue to do so through Autumn and Winter.
The Zen Center in San Francisco is easily one of my favorite-looking buildings in the city. I am a bit obsessed with brick buildings!
Been going to Boba Guys a bit too much this month.
Gonna take quick moment to gush about this guy right here, he's had a pretty crazy month of starting work all while continuing to be the most supportive person I could hope to have at my side. He's also been encouraging me to put time into this blog and has been helping out in order for me to do so.
Went to the Friday night Off the Grid with my sister and Brad's roommate. I took this snap of my sister while we were standing in line for food.
The neon sign for Off the Grid is very instagram-worthy.
Another favorite outfit combo of the month: vintage cashmere sweater from Courtyard LA and Levis Wedgie Fit Jeans.