Outside Lands – Festival Style – The 10 Year Anniversary

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Update: I originally wrote this post the Friday of Outside Lands… before it came to my attention that I am far too old to attend Outside Lands for three straight days. My phone was stolen Day 1. A Tribe Called Quest broke my heart twice by canceling on both Friday AND Saturday and by Day 3 I was an exhausted shell of myself…in the rain. Oh, Outside Lands I loved you in my twenties, but I am fairly certain that after 30 you are a one-day event in my calendar. But hey, take a look at my ‘Outside Lands Festival Style’ – an outfit that I wore the Monday before Outside Lands in the Presidio. Continue reading for my happier less jaded perspective on the 10 year anniversary of Outside Lands….

Outside Lands 2017 – It’s finally here!

My camera is charged, every portable cell phone charger I can get my paws on is charged and my bag is filled with countless clothing layers to add to this outfit! Now, let’s be real here for a second and talk about the fact that without fail Karl the Fog has made a guest appearance at every Outside Lands festival for the past 10 years. It is cold, it is foggy, it can be windy – but despite all of this, it is one of my favorite weekends in San Francisco.

Outside Lands is not Coachella.

We may not have the hot weather, but we do have the delicious food!

It is the first gourmet music festival and this is the 10 year anniversary. In addition to prancing around Golden Gate park in my best festival outfit – this year I will be covering the food scene. And we are talking about a very serious food scene. This year’s festival will feature 81 restaurants, 41 wineries, 30 breweries, and 6 cocktail bars. Outside Lands features 8 over-the-top food and drink destinations: A Taste of the Bay Area, Wine Lands, Beer LandsOutside Clams, Choco Lands, Cocktail Magic, Feast in the Trees with Roy Choi, and GastroMagic. So follow along on KatFoodSF for all the Outside Lands Eaaaaats!

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Check out some of my previous posts from Outside Lands:

Outside Lands 2016Outside Lands Festival Style – I Survived Outside Lands 2014

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What I Wore:

Dress: Azalea, 3/4 Sleeve Ruffle Dress

Hat: Will Leather (c/o), The Lola Hat. Check out how I styled it here too.

Sunglasses: Free People, Shoot for the Moon Sunnies

Shoes: Freda Salvador, Star. Found a similar style from Freda Salvador here.

Friday Forecast: The Oversized Denim Jacket

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[Boohoo, Leah Embroidered Distressed Oversized Denim Jacket]

We all own at least one denim jacket. My go to Gap denim jacket seems to get softer and more stylish every time I wear it. It is actually a replacement jacket for my FAVORITE denim jacket that I lost after a crazy night of Karaoke… but anyways I’ve recently jumped onto the oversized denim jacket trend of the season. They’re a little different than the ones you might have worn in the past. You know and love the slightly slouchy fit and perfectly worn-in feel of boyfriend jeans—well, now it’s time to meet the boyfriend jean jacket. The oversize lightweight layer offers a fresh spin on an old summer classic, and it can be paired with almost anything, making it a must-have piece.

Here are some simple styling suggestions for the oversized denim jacket trend:

Don’t be afraid to wear it with jeans (or no pants ABOVE). I love a denim-on-denim look.

Try rolling up the sleeves. This works especially well if you have sleeves with a cool pattern underneath.

Experiment with it. Try wearing it off your shoulders or in place of a top. The sky’s the limit.

[Pretty Little Thing, Pink Au Revoir Felici Oversized Denim Jacket]

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Are you a fan of the oversized denim trend too?

Shop some of my favorite styles below:

Tuesday Shoesday: The Gucci Loafers of My Dreams

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Has there ever been a time when you wanted a pair of shoes so bad it hurt?

My answer: YES!

Last Christmas I had my eyes on a pair of Gucci loafers. And by my eyes on a pair of Gucci loafers I mean I looked at them every day online (I borderline stalked them) and I secretly hated every blogger who featured them on their Instagram feeds. I created an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my love and desire for everything Gucci (and it is still up there – here). Well fast forward to the week before Christmas when my lovely mother took the train from the Peninsula to San Francisco to spend the evening shopping and admiring the holiday decorations with me in San Francisco’s Union Square. Our first stop was Neiman Marcus. Home to one of the most stunning Christmas trees in San Francisco and one of my favorite restaurants, The Rotunda. After admiring the tree and all its beauty we headed up the escalator to the shoe department…and there they were MY SHOES! The Gucci loafers of my dreams. I picked them up. I tried them on. I cradled them like a baby.

And then I asked my mother to buy them for me…

Mind you I am a 30 (almost 31) year-old adult in the middle of Union Square begging for shoes. It was as if I was a teenager at Hillsdale Mall begging for shoes at Nordstrom. Well, my lovely mother held strong until I finally broke her. I mean I spent nearly two years of high school working in the Banana Republic shoe department. I knew all the features and benefits of these shoes: the clean lines, the classic elegant loafer shape, the supple leather and of course the signature Gucci horse bit hardware. Well…my adult (baby) tantrum didn’t work because my poor mother had already purchased the Gucci loafers for me and they were wrapped and waiting for me under our Christmas tree. She finally screamed at me, “I ALREADY BOUGHT THEM!” Well, I guess my not so subtle hints paid off and Santa hooked me up.

Fast forward to over eight months later and I am still just as obsessed with these shoes…and still a total brat (working on that). Check out how I’ve styled my Gucci Loafers over the past couple of months below AND if you are not in the mood to splurge I am 100% obsessed with these mules from my main man Sam Edelman.

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Love a good Tuesday Shoesday post? Check out some of my other favorite shoes here + here.

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Ready to style the Gucci loafer trend but not ready to break the bank? I’ve picked out some similar styles at ALL different price points below:

I went to Wente and so should you – Livermore Valley Wine Country

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Have you ever been to Livermore Valley Wine Country?

If you asked me this question two weeks ago I would have said, HARD NO. The only reason to go from San Francisco to Livermore was for the outlets, specifically the Gucci store at the San Francisco Premium Outlets (that just happens to be in Livermore). So when the invite came to join the Livermore Valley Wine Country for their Taste Our Terroir weekend I was a little hesitant and decided to do some research. Livermore is the birthplace of California Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon – two of my favorite wine varietals and it is less than an hour from anywhere in the Bay Area. So, I called one of my girlfriends and we decided to pack our bags and head to Livermore for the weekend.

The drive from San Francisco to Livermore Valley Wine Country on Saturday morning was quick…surprisingly quick. From my friend’s house in San Francisco’s financial district to Wente it was less than 40 minutes. I had always heard good things about Wente, so we decided to make it our first stop on our Livermore Valley Wine tour.

Now, let’s talk Wente: Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country’s oldest continuously operated family owned winery. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding collection of wines.

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What do you wear to Wente?

First things first let’s talk about the weather! Livermore is hot. I’m talking almost thirty degrees warmer than San Francisco…so be prepared. Most of the wineries (including Wente) have indoor and outdoor options for tastings and I chose to taste outside at Wente both times because:

1. I love the heat 2. We had the dogs (and Wente is VERY dog-friendly) and 3. They had outdoor music.

Now let’s talk dress code in Livermore. It is not nearly as formal as Napa and most closely aligns with Sonoma when it comes to apparel – so casual. Think summer dresses, sandals, a statement hat, and shorts. There were a few parties that were pretty dressed up celebrating birthdays and bachelorette parties so you can easily get away with dressing up, but I love the fact that you don’t NEED to!

This look is from my second visit to Wente and if you follow along on Instagram you know that this dress has been on heavy rotation this summer. Now, I’ve easily worn this dress 3 or 4 times and this is the 1st time I have ever worn it correctly (shout out to my friend Lindsay for showing me how to tie it). It is actually quite simple to tie, but I do recommend having someone else do it to ensure that the ruffle details lay flat correctly. The 100% cotton feel of the dress was perfect for the Livermore heat and made me never want to take it off! And at $87 this piped ruffle dress with an on trend off-shoulder neckline makes this a summer wine tasting MUST.

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And clearly, I love me some Rosé (have you seen my Rosé post) and Wente’s Rosé did not disappoint.

What I Wore:

Dress: Line & Dot, Lorena Off The Shoulder Dress

Shoes: Shellys London, Platform Wedge Wingtip. Last seen in black and silver.

Bracelets: Marrin Costello (c/o), Fiesta Bracelet

The Ultimate Rosé Party with Brit + Co and Pinterest

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We are smack dab in the middle of summer and if you are anything like me you love to wind down with a little Rosé on a warm summer afternoon, or evening…or all day. So why not throw the ultimate Rosé Party?

And apparently, I am not the only one drinking Rosé this summer. There are over 150,000 Rosé cocktail ideas on Pinterest and searches for rosé cocktails are up over 138%! So with that in mind, I partnered up with the teams at Pinterest and Brit + Co to throw the Ultimate Rosé Party last Friday at the Brit + Co headquarters. We shared 5 simple ways to up your Rosé Party ways – check out the full Facebook live post below.

Love Pinterest as much as I do? Check out my post with Pinterest lens here.

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A little behind the scenes action from the Rosé Party with my girl Beth from Brit + Co.

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This was by far one of my favorite recipes from the rosé party! Not only are they delicious, they are BEYOND Instagramble!

Rosé Popsicles with Edible Flowers

Step 1: Buy popsicle bags from Amazon (I found these amazing Frozip bags here).

Step 2: Add a teaspoon of rosemary + lavender simple syrup to rosé until the bag is almost full

Step 3: Sprinkle in edible flowers

Step 4: Set overnight (make sure your freezer is set to the lowest setting- Enjoy!

Check out the full Facebook live post from the rosé party above.

And before you comment on my voice YES I am well aware that I have a valley girl accent!
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Cherry Frosé + Rosé Lemonade from our Rosé Party.
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Post rosé party by the Brit + Co sign and the ‘Summer Rosé Spritzer’
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The stunning set up for our Facebook Live Rosé Party! 
If I learned one thing from teaming up with both the Pinterest and Brit + Co teams is that the devil is in the details.  From blush colored flowers in reclaimed glass vases to edible flowers in the ice cubes + popsicles to adorable striped straws – They are ALL essentials when throwing the ultimate Rosé Party.
And, can we also take a moment to admire this stunning Rosé bottle from Tank Garage Winery? The Stars Like Ours Rosé is summer in a glass. This fresh vintage Rosé is filled with aromas of watermelon, strawberry, rose petals, mint and grapefruit rind. Perfect on its own or as the featured Rosé in our Rosé Ice Cube recipe!
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And a little post-Rosé Party cheers in the Brit + Co garden. Our Facebook live was less than 15 minutes long…so I had to stick around to finish off all the cocktails, right?
What was your favorite recipe from the Rosé Party? Let me know in the comments.

What I Wore:

Dress: H&M, Wide-Cut Dress
Shoes: Valentino, Tango Pumps
Hair: Mckenzie Cusick // Hair by Mckenzie Cusick

Photos by She Dwells