Friday Forecast: Bring On the Feathers! Feather SZN

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Feather SZN

Back in San Francisco from NYFW with the Friday Forecast series! I always leave New York feeling inspired to level up my street style game and this season was no exception.

Fashion trends right now are all about making a statement and what better way to make your statement than with FEATHERS? Trim your trousers with feathers, elevate your blazer with feathers on the sleeves…put feathers on freaking everything because I am obsessed!

I managed to get my hands on this little affordable feather top before fashion week, but it was a real struggle to snag it! The feather trend is here and showing up all over the runways and streets in New York but next to impossible to find at an affordable price point…

SO I scoured the internet for all the best feather pieces for fall at all price points! There are definitely more options at the high price point, but I did my best to find a ton of options that are under $100 and sure to have you feeling FEATHER SZN this fall.

Tops + Pants


Shoes and Handbags

More Friday Forecast posts here + here

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August Top Sellers + Stories


What did we shop in August? A ton of American Eagle, comfortable boots and my favorite M. Gemi sneakers

August Top Sellers

1.  American Eagle, Aerie Off The Shoulder Sweatshirt | currently 40% off

2. Charlotte Tilbury, Scent of a Dream | my favorite scent and apparently YOUR favorite scent in August

3. Brixton, Joanna III Wool Felt Hat | a favorite during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and after

4. Chinese Laundry, Davinna Bootie| I wore this during Outside Lands and walked over 20,000 steps pain-free

5. American Eagle, Aerie Baseball Hat | currently 40% off

6. M. Gemi, The Palestra | I wear these shoes ALMOST every day | snag them with my discount code here.

7. American Eagle, Aerie Desert Sweatshirt | currently 40% off

8. Target, Women’s Lounge Jogger Pajama Pants (tie-dye) | shop all my tie-dye favorites here

9. Target, Women’s Tie Dye Long Sleeve Hoodie | shop all my tie-dye favorites here

10. ASOS, Sheer Organza Short Sleeve Top with Stitch Detail

August Top Stories

1. Apparently I wasn’t the only person loving tie-dye last month -> Tie-Dye SZN: The Best Pieces to Buy.

2. M. Gemi sneakers are always popular.

3. The Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich was hot on KatWalkSF too!

4. We all love a Sephora Sale.

5. And learning about how Lee Brock saved my hair.

What I Ate: The Popeyes Spicy Chicken Sandwich

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I did it. At 10:33 am on 8/24/2019, I placed an emergency Uber Eats order to the Popeyes on 1426 Fillmore St in San Francisco. Why? Because the internet told me to.  I’d never even tried Popeyes fried chicken and oh, by the way, I wasn’t even hungry and just happened to be two weeks deep into the keto dietAdios ketosis!

Now, this was not my first attempt at ordering the Popeyes spicy chicken sandwich. Every time I saw it show up on my Instagram feed I checked the Uber Eats and Postmates apps to see if the infamous chicken sandwich was available and it was always sold out. But on 8/24 the day before my 33rd birthday and just three minutes after Popeyes opened up shop, the spicy chicken sandwich was available on the Uber Eats app. It was only available as a Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combo so I went with it and ordered two. I didn’t even look at the drink and side options and hit order as quickly as possible.

$30.08 and thirty minutes later I was the proud owner of two Spicy Chicken Sandwich Combos. Now let’s talk about the drink and side options. This was my major mistake. The Uber Eats app automatically selected unsweet iced tea and cajun fries for you. Did I need two of each? Absolutely not. I would have 100% preferred a fountain soda (to cure my hangover), mashed potatoes, maybe some condiments and a biscuit. Unfortunately, all I got was two iced teas, two orders of cajun fries and two spicy chicken sandwiches.

To be honest, I didn’t really touch the iced teas or the fries. I fired up my camera and had a full-on photo shoot with my spicy chicken sandwiches. I placed them on a piece of marble, I scattered the fries around them and then I stacked them on top of each other and carried them out to the courtyard of my building -> producing the photo above.

About twenty minutes later I was done with my shoot and ready to eat.

The sandwich itself was very basic. It features a slab of crunchy fried chicken breast on brioche with pickles and mayonnaise. It comes in two varieties: the mayonnaise can be either spicy or not. I went with the spicy. The highlights for the sandwich included the brioche (very elevated in my mind for Popeyes) and the pickles (love a thick cut juicy pickle).

Am I glad I tried it? Yes. Do I need to eat it again? Nah dog. We have plenty of premium fried chicken option here in San Francisco and honestly if I am going for a spicy fried chicken sandwich I prefer more of a Nashville hot chicken-style sandwich versus a fried chicken sandwich with ‘spicy’ mayonnaise.

Have you tried it? If your answer is no it looks like you lost your shot (for now). Just two weeks after the launch of the fried chicken sandwich the chain announced yesterday that it’s going to temporarily stop serving it. Bummer for now, but I have a strong hunch that it will be back ASAP.

If you are in the Bay Area here are some of my favorite spots when I’m craving a fried chicken sandwich:

Hotbird – Hot Chicken Sandwich | find them at the Sunday Off the Grid Presidio Picnic

Shake Shack – Chick’n Shack | Marin and Palo Alto

Starbird – Nashville Hotbird | San Francisco, SFO, Foster City, San Jose, and Sunnyvale

Hillstone – Ding’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich | everywhere | the best restaurant in all the land

What spots did I forget? Sound off in the comments.

Forget Fashion Rules! White Before and After Labor Day

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Forget Fashion Rules!

The old fashion rule to not wear white after Labor Day is going out of style. It may have originated because people wanted to stay cool or because it was a sign of wealth. But now people are wearing white whenever they want <- and I’m with them.

For this look, I threw together a classic crepe straight coat from Theory with a trendy organza top and high-rise wide-leg jeans. The coat was a MAJOR splurge, but I honestly can’t stop wearing it and its cost per wear is slowing coming down and down. The other two pieces are far more affordable and just happen to be on promotion this week thanks to all the Labor Day sales.

What are your thoughts on fashion rules? Sound off in the comments.


KatWalkSF in the Theory Classic Crepe Straight Coat

KatWalkSF wearing the ASOS DESIGN sheer organza short sleeve top with stitch detail.

KatWalkSF in the Theory Classic Crepe Straight Coat

Forget fashion rules fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing a white outfit.

Labor Day Sales

ABERCROMBIE & FITCH | 50% off the entire store

ANTHROPOLOGIE | extra 50% off all sale items

AMERICAN EAGLE | 25-60% off everything

ASOS | up to 40% off new season styles

BANANA REPUBLIC | 40% off your purchase 

BANDIER | up to 80% off when you take an extra 50% off sale styles | stock up on all the adidas x missoni

BAUBLEBAR | up to 80% off

DIFF EYEWEAR | 40% off everything including my favorite CARSON sunglasses

EVEREVE | everything is on sale

GOOD AMERICAN | up to 70% off 

INTERMIX | 30% off select styles

J.Crew | 40% off your purchase | with the code: SUNSET

M. GEMI | extra 20% off sale

OLD NAVY | 40% off everything

SHOPBOP | up to 40% off

TOPSHOP | 20% off everything with the code: WEEKEND20

URBAN OUTFITTERS | take an extra 40% off all sale items

KatWalkSF wearing the ASOS DESIGN sheer organza short sleeve top with stitch detail.

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What I Wore

Jacket: Theory, Classic Crepe Straight Coat

Top: ASOS DESIGN, Sheer Organza Short Sleeve Top with Stitch Detail| currently 20% off

Jeans: Banana Republic, High-Rise Wide-Leg Cropped Jean with Raw Hem | currently 40% off

Fannypack: Gigi New York, Kylie Belt Bag

Shoes: M. Gemi, The Estatto | use the code KAT60: for $60 off your first order

Earrings: Oscar de la Renta via Rent the Runway, Beaded and Pearl Hoop Earrings

Tie-Dye SZN: The Best Pieces to Buy

Fashion blogger KatWalkSF on the beach wearing the POLO RALPH LAUREN Big Fit Tie-Dye Shirt on a lounge chair with a missoni towel, Tie-Dye SZN

Tie-Dye SZN

Outside Lands is over, but my summer of love vibes are still going strong and I am tie-dye obsessed.

While tie-dye is typically associated with hippies and the Grateful Dead, it just so happens to be one of fashion’s current obsessions. After turning up on a number of runways for spring 2019, as well as a few for fall 2019, this trend is here to stay and I AM HERE FOR IT.

Despite what you might think about tie-dye, it’s actually quite versatile, since it comes in a number of color combinations, patterns, and intensities. If you’re more of a “dip your toes into a trend” type of person, I’d say the easiest way to pull off tie-dye is to start with smaller items like socks, shoes or a T-shirt, while keeping everything else pretty basic. A tie-dye T-shirt can easily pair with jeans, trousers or a skirt. You can also go for the reverse, pairing tie-dye bottoms ― one notch bolder than a T-shirt ― with something simple on top.

Blonde fashion blogger KatWalkSF wearing the tie-dye Palermo Blazer by Lioness

Palermo Blazer (tie-dye) 

KatWalkSF wearing the ASOS DESIGN trapeze maxi dress in black tie dye print

Trapeze Maxi Dress (black tie-dye print)

KatWalkSF wearing the Monki tie dye classic hoodie and skirt in gray.

Tie-dye classic hoodie + skirt in gray

SHOP |Tie-Dye SZN | The Best Pieces to Buy

More from this trend here.