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Sunday, October 30, 2011

My True Colors

 Before I ever came to Cal - University of California, Berkeley, I was in love with it. 
 Time has only increased my adoration and appreciation for Berkeley, the city I proudly, thankfully call home.  So my true emotional colors are blue and gold, Golden Bear country.  I love to wear & look great in red, but that's our BIG rival, Stanford's color.   Today was a casual day.  Morning coffee date, breakfast with extended family celebrating daughter-in-laws birthday, cheering for oldest grandson's basketball team in the playoffs and long walk, hike, run at the beach with dog, Rio (black lab-Great Dame).  Albany Bulb is a spigot of landfill on the San Francisco Bay, with views of the Bay Bridge (left), San Francisco (middle) and the Golden Gate Bridge (right).  The hilly terrain is populated with beautiful art of/for the elements and many homeless encampments.
Cal visor: UC Student Store.  Long sleeve Cal shirt and tan jeggings:  Target girls.  Asics running shoes: TranSport.  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Laces Have IT !

 The laces have it!  Black lace, Sigrid Olsen, turtleneck top and black bowler hat: Sola Lucy, my fav consignment shop.  Black lace-up Miz Mooz boots: Rabat Shoes.  Black lace skirt: Target girls.  Black, faux leather Kova&T leggings.  My fav watch: Omega Constellation gifted to myself for my 50th birthday.  

Pumpkin and Black


Even with our sunny afternoons it feels like Halloween with fallen leaves crackling under shoe, nippy mornings and evenings.  Black, Ann Taylor, cotton cardigan: gift from cousins Kathy & Danielle.  Black Tribella shorts; pumpkin bead, Victorian style necklace and black tank: Sola Lucy.  Black, Miz Mooz, leather boots:  Rabat Shoes (  Filigree bracelet inherited from Mother.  Pumpkin hat: Target.  Spent a stimulating day @ FotoClave.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Red and Gun Metal

This evening I enjoyed an inspiring, educational presentation by Canon Explorer of Light photographer Jennifer Wu:
Cavaricci jeans and silver bracelet:  Sola Lucy Consignment.  Tank: Walgreens.  Red sweater: cousins Kathy & Danielle gift.  Gun metal Joan & David shoes: now closed Calistoga outlet.  Movado sterling/diamond bracelet watch: Calistoga outlet.  Red bead bracelet: cousin Gina gift.  Hat: Target.  

I know I run like a girl (try to keep up)

Today is for running and photography. I usually convert my outfit for our daily run but today I'm hanging out in the running togs all day.  Brown tights: Rainbow, Emeryville.  "I know I run like a girl" brown, cotton shirt: Team In Training Expo. Emporio Armani brown/white wool scarf: Fink girls. Fingerless gloves - also called wristies - handknit by Alice.  White visor and brown snuggly boots: Target.  I took up running in the 1970s when I took a course at Esalen from Duvika Spino; it was very liberating.  I've been blessed to be running ever since, even after arthroscopic surgery in both knees for meniscus tears. These days I run barefoot at the beach with Rio dog. Running supports my good mental, physical and spiritual health.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pink & Charcoal


Pink & charcoal were the colors I choose as a teen for my room.  As an adult I rarely wear pink, usually preferring red. But I love the pink watch with "diamonds" from The Breast Cancer Store.  (Help fight breast cancer now! It's FREE! Pass it on! Click to fund mammograms for women in need at
Pink shirt gifted from cousins Kathy & Danielle. Gunmetal, platform, sandals from Joan & David Outlet in Calistoga many moons, suns & stars ago.  Prana, charcoal shorts: Sola Lucy Consignment.  Charcoal felt, cloche hat with flowers: Target.  Pink pearl necklace: San Francisco street vendor.  Pink heart: gift.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Orange & Black: Halloween

Halloween's approach and this elegantly embroidered Sugar Lips jacket inspired the orange & black look. The jacket is another of the many gifts from my dear cousins Kathy and Danielle.

Cotton, black, stretch D'all Jeans: Margaret O'Leary:

Cowgirl hat: Target. Ann Taylor black wool sweater shell; indigo black sandals and wire with sparkle necklace rechiced: Sola Lucy: Earrings:Forever 21. Electric blue toenail polish with "diamonds": Time for Nails.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Navy and Tan

Fall is upon us. Sweater time - this beautiful tan tweed was gifted from my generous, cousin, Kathy. It's a blessing that Kathy, her daughter, Danielle and I are the same size. Navy Ralph Lauren turtle neck thrifted @ Sola Lucy.
Tan, warm & cozy boots: The Breast Cancer Site Item# 42869. Tan jeggings and navy, felt cloche hat: Target.
Fotos by Anita.