Striped Shirt Dress

On a recent trip downtown, I stopped into Madewell and left with a mini summer haul.  Living in an apartment here in San Francisco, I’ve had to work on the size of my ever growing closet.  I’ve recently done a few closet clean-outs, attempting to only keep things I actually wear (we all know how that goes).  However, I have been trying to maximize space by stocking up on basics- pieces I know I will re-wear and are versatile.  Madewell is such a great line to pick up summer basics since their clothing seems to last forever and are always incredibly comfortable.

I grabbed this striped shirt dress (which comes in a few different colors) and immediately fell in love. They are one of my favorite things to pack while traveling during the summer since they can be easily dressed up with a cute sandal or dressed down with a sneaker or slide.  This is such a great summer wardrobe staple and I can guarantee you’ll get a lot of use out of this one being so soft and comfortable!

A fitted jean jacket is also a really great piece to invest in.  I upgraded from an old one a few months ago and this comes with me almost everywhere (also seen here).  I love this one since it is more of a flattering fit and not boxy like some of the others I tried on.

We shot this look in Pacific Heights- which is such an easy neighborhood to shoot in since all of the homes are beyond beautiful.  When we stumbled upon this gorgeous white mansion and I had to stop. Luckily it was under construction so we were able to snap a few in front of it.  I was a little worried about some of the work being done effecting the photos but sometimes the most impromptu locations turn out to be my favorite shots!