San Francisco is a huge part of my personal identity. On my mom's side, my sister and I are both fourth generation SF born, which I think is awesome. My grandma has lived in the city her whole life both my mom and dad grew up in the city as well. Jonny and I moved to the city going on seven years ago and since we moved here, I have grown very connected to San Francisco. I love the energy, the food, the neighborhoods, and the unique landscape that has become my home. One of my favorite parts of living in such an incredible city like San Francisco are the gems, like The Human Condition, that I stumble upon along the way.
This is the kind of outfit that you can find me wearing almost daily. In the winter, I basically wear a black turtleneck everyday because I tend to run pretty cold. Also, for style reasons alone, a black turtleneck is one of the chicest and EASIEST things you can wear because it goes with everything and it always seems to elevate any outfit. While we're talking about black turtlenecks, I also want to give a shout out to these incredible Reformation jeans that I have been wearing almost daily since I bought them back in December. I even bought two more pairs because the fit is SO good that I didn't want to risk not having them. Black jeans, black turtleneck, a plaid blazer and a statement boot is really the type of outfit I want to wear every day. Not only does it help me feel put together, but it makes me feel chic AF and I'm okay with that.
When I first entered the blogging world four and a half years ago, I really didn't see myself connecting with a lot of women. I place a lot of the blame on myself being a total homebody and introvert (yes, I am super shy when I don't know people!). I found myself not going to events because I was afraid I wouldn't know anyone so I just stayed home and missed out on great opportunities. As an adult, I also found it very hard to create genuine friendships with other women because I have pretty high standards for those I choose to spend my time with. When I don't feel comfortable with someone, I often feel a great deal of pressure to make that person like me (I am a total people pleaser by nature) even if I don't see us becoming friends. I know, it's really weird, but that's just who I am and I've come to accept it. I choose my friends very carefully and I can honestly say that blogging has been the best way for me to make some of the best friendships that I have ever had.
Sarah (check out her blog here!) and I have been friends for almost two years now. As I wrote that, I thought, "wow, has it really been almost two years already?" because I honestly cannot imagine my life without her in it. When Sarah and her husband Robbie moved to San Francisco, I remember meeting her for the first time at my other good friend's (Veronica!) event and I felt like we hit it off right away. She was kind, funny, and had the most contagious laugh that I just had this feeling that we were going to be friends. We had so much in common and from that day on, we have been the closest of friends. Even our husbands are now friends and we try to hang out with them as much as possible.