While trying to get through this whole moving process, I have really been in casual and comfy mode with the my attire. Sunday Brunch yesterday included a gifted dress from Rachel Pally. My husband loved this dress. I thinks he likes to see me be more relaxed like he is..LOL. Anyways, I'm hoping to get back to regular me by next week. I thought I'd share a few of my notations on the Bay area so far.
Things I've learned about California so far:
- Gnats and mosquitoes vacation here.
- I live around the corner from Samsung, but my Galaxy S3 won't get a signal to save my life
- Calories are listed on every single item in every restaurant - which just makes you want to ditch eating all together - It should be a punishable offense to list the calories at Cold Stone Creamery.
- Steve Jobs (RIP) used to live here, I just know it
- People walk a lot here.
- I am at the mercy at nail shops, if they don't feel like doing something then they won't - No polish changes for me.
- People swim when it's cold outside -- for real. I see them at the pool and I'm wearing a jacket.
- Safeway is wayyyy too expensive. Everything you pick up is $5. I was fooled, it sounded cheap. I may have to end my strike against Walmart.
- Gas is almost $5/gallon. BLASPHEMY! (No wonder everybody is walking)
- Everybody here is an engineer, which makes everyone smarter than me. I don't know how I feel about this (as I shamefully shove my liberal arts masters in a deep dark corner of my closet. No need to further embarrass myself).
Style Note: Sometimes looks like these can make people feel too dressed up. Adding a denim jacket on top of maxis, long skirt, and dresses in general can help you feel more casual, but still put together. I wore this to brunch, but then threw a denim jacket on and took wore it to the grocery store. Sidenote: Denim jackets are great items to thrift, if you are looking for a budget friendly option. Don't be afraid to visit the men's section for one, as well.