Monthly Archives: September 2013

Blending Seasons

I’m THRILLED to announce that Audi of Fashion for Nerds has joined the Already Pretty team! She’ll be contributing outfit posts as well as topical posts about travel, being a shoe lover who copes with chronic foot pain, and more. Please welcome Audi!

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Blending seasons: peach summer top and fall layers

Top: Club Monaco
Pants: Sanctuary
Shoes: Tom’s
Bag: Lucky Brand
Scarf: Ambiance San Francisco
Vest: thrifted

This year I’m really making a concerted effort to dress for the season, and right now that season is somewhere in between summer and fall. Using Sal’s handy cheat sheet for transitional dressing, I integrated my summer brights in sheer or open weave fabrics with some loose layers and fall neutrals to create a few functional looks that work well for the mild, but often changeable, San Francisco climate.

Blending seasons: open weave sweater with neutral pants and cropped boots

Sweater: Jigsaw
Pants: Dylan George
Boots: Fiorentini + Baker
Bag: Lucky Brand
Necklace: Ambiance San Francisco
Bracelets: Cost Plus World Market

My summer wardrobe was filled with items in ocean colors, and I love how they integrate so seamlessly with my fall pieces in gray, olive, and navy.

Blending seasons: sheer coral top with midnight blue pants

Cardigan: Monsoon
Top: Lost April
Pants: Club Monaco
Tote: East
Necklace: Ambiance San Francisco
Shoes: Cole Haan Gramercy Oxford

A bright coral top and teal cardigan are tempered with the addition of deep midnight blue pants and patent leather oxfords. The canvas tote keeps the look from becoming too heavy for the season.

Fall transitional accessoriesSummery accessories

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Audi is a biotech professional in San Francisco, California. Her blog, Fashion for Nerds, was born out of the frustration of feeling as if science and fashion were doomed to be forever divided. Through her blog she discovered she wasn’t the only one who believes that style has its place even in a scientific workplace; over the years she has met countless other women who struggle to prevent their love of fashion from hindering their credibility as technical leaders. Now in her mid-forties, Audi particularly enjoys testing the boundaries of “age-appropriate” dressing and thinks most style rules were made to be broken. Another important influence on her style is the problem of chronic foot pain, an issue which is exacerbated by San Francisco’s hilly streets and one that she is resolved not to let defeat her obsession with great looking shoes.

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