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We're in Big Sur camping for the next couple of days! We really wanted some time away from home and ...
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We're in Big Sur camping for the next couple of days! We really wanted some time away from home and wifi in general to reset. Robin and I met 7 summers ago at a summer camp - we were both camp counselors! So, to ring in our 1 year wedding anniversay (the 16th) we decided we just had to go camping, and ... We're in Big Sur camping for the next couple of days! We really wanted some time away from home and wifi in general to reset. Robin and I met 7 summers ago at a summer camp - we were both camp counselors! So, to ring in our 1 year wedding anniversay (the 16th) we decided we just had to go camping, and Big Sur has always been on our list. Tune along to Stories to watch our adventure (I'll be posting when I have signal, there isn't along most of this area, which I LOVE btw). And keep giving me your Big Sur recommendations. ❤️🌊 #BigLittleLiesVibes #BixbyBridge #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul
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Still swooning over this dress - I'm convinced it looks good on everyone (all shapes and sizes!) ...
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Still swooning over this dress - I'm convinced it looks good on everyone (all shapes and sizes!) It's still in stock AND also comes in pink! Head to the link in my bio to get all my outfit details. ️ #UOonYou #whimsysoul Still swooning over this dress - I'm convinced it looks good on everyone (all shapes and sizes!) It's still in stock AND also comes in pink! 💕👗🙌 Head to the link in my bio to get all my outfit details. ❤️ #UOonYou #whimsysoul
I LOVE exploring the California coast. <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span><span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️Robin and I are heading on a camping trip to Big Sur in a ...
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I LOVE exploring the California coast. ️Robin and I are heading on a camping trip to Big Sur in a couple of days and we haven't been yet! I always love your recommendations for things to do + eat + hike, etc, so leave 'em below if you have any good tips! 🏕 #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul #sharkfincove I LOVE exploring the California coast. 🌊❤️Robin and I are heading on a camping trip to Big Sur in a couple of days and we haven't been yet! I always love your recommendations for things to do + eat + hike, etc, so leave 'em below if you have any good tips! 🙌 🏕 #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul #sharkfincove
Threw a slumber party with the girls last night (@zohamemari is moving & leaving us <span class="emoji emoji1f62d"></span>) we had a lot ...
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Threw a slumber party with the girls last night (@zohamemari is moving & leaving us ) we had a lot of + , sang along to Disney songs. We grabbed coffee this morning & woke up to this beautiful view of the city. Hope you’re having a great Sunday! #onlyinsf Threw a slumber party with the girls last night (@zohamemari is moving & leaving us 😭) we had a lot of 🍷 + 🍕, sang along to Disney songs. We grabbed coffee this morning & woke up to this beautiful view of the city. Hope you’re having a great Sunday! #onlyinsf
Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Yesterday i laid low, went to the library, ate a lot of beer, drank ...
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Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Yesterday i laid low, went to the library, ate a lot of beer, drank beer & Robin made me steak. A good way to ring in 27, eh? Thanks for all the birthday wishes! Yesterday i laid low, went to the library, ate a lot of beer, drank beer & Robin made me steak. A good way to ring in 27, eh? 😊
This flower field & how to find it is on the blog today! Link in bio <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f338"></span><span class="emoji emoji1f44f"></span> I included a lot of the goofy BTS ...
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This flower field & how to find it is on the blog today! Link in bio I included a lot of the goofy BTS photos that normally don’t make it in to posts #whimsysoultravels This flower field & how to find it is on the blog today! Link in bio 😍🌸👏 I included a lot of the goofy BTS photos that normally don’t make it in to posts 😂 #whimsysoultravels
Stretch marks and jiggly parts can't stop me from making memories & just living life. <span class="emoji emoji1f30a"></span> <span class="emoji emoji1f459"></span>Was I the ...
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Stretch marks and jiggly parts can't stop me from making memories & just living life. Was I the only one in a swimsuit and prancing around the beach at Shark Fin Cove? Totally! But the cool water and rushing waves was such a thrilling part of that day along Hwy 1. There's something magical about ... Stretch marks and jiggly parts can't stop me from making memories & just living life. 🌊 👙Was I the only one in a swimsuit and prancing around the beach at Shark Fin Cove? Totally! But the cool water and rushing waves was such a thrilling part of that day along Hwy 1. There's something magical about this place - the waves are deafening down there, and the water is so blue. Imagine if I stayed on shore, too afraid. Memories > fear, always. Don't let fear stop you from living life, ladies!! ❤️ #loveyourcurves #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul #sharkfincove
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{ #ad} Today’s #LoveMyselfMoment is about my favorite self care routine! We ditch the screens, ...
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{ #ad} Today’s #LoveMyselfMoment is about my favorite self care routine! We ditch the screens, grab Rose Honey Lattes at the @starbucks Reserve Bar downtown (earn stars thanks to our Starbucks Rewards Visa Card, booyah!) and shop for fresh veggies together at the most beautiful setting ... { #ad} Today’s #LoveMyselfMoment is about my favorite self care routine! We ditch the screens, grab Rose Honey Lattes at the @starbucks Reserve Bar downtown (earn stars thanks to our Starbucks Rewards Visa Card, booyah!) and shop for fresh veggies together at the most beautiful setting for a farmer’s market - the Ferry Building! Pop over to today’s blog post to read more about why we do this and to find a list of things self-care might look like for you. #Starbucks #FarmersMarket #StarsEverywhere
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While driving down Hwy 1, we spent time in Pescadero & stumbled upon this cute AF flower farm in the ...
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While driving down Hwy 1, we spent time in Pescadero & stumbled upon this cute AF flower farm in the middle of town! You can pick your own Dahlias at the @thepescaderoflowery and I had a ball running around picking out the best flowers in golden hour with my girls. SWIPE to see a video from that ... While driving down Hwy 1, we spent time in Pescadero & stumbled upon this cute AF flower farm in the middle of town! You can pick your own Dahlias at the @thepescaderoflowery and I had a ball running around picking out the best flowers in golden hour with my girls. 👉 SWIPE to see a video from that afternoon! 💐🌺🌸🌼 🌊 #whimsysoultravls #whimsysoul #flowerfield #pescadero #hwy1 #pescaderoflowery
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*wanders Palace of Fine Arts, pretends like she's in Italy* <span class="emoji emoji1f61c"></span> This San Francisco gem and this fab ...
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*wanders Palace of Fine Arts, pretends like she's in Italy* This San Francisco gem and this fab red wrap dress is on the blog today! Use the link in my bio to find out the best time to visit the Palace and get outfit details on this dress. It's so cozy but chic and I'm convinced it'll look good on ... *wanders Palace of Fine Arts, pretends like she's in Italy* 😜 This San Francisco gem and this fab red wrap dress is on the blog today! Use the link in my bio to find out the best time to visit the Palace and get outfit details on this dress. It's so cozy but chic and I'm convinced it'll look good on everyoneeee (curves or no curves!) 💃🏛 #palaceoffinearts #onlyinsf
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I've been clearing out photos on my phone (somehow had over 20,000 OPPS, no wonder my phone was being ...
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I've been clearing out photos on my phone (somehow had over 20,000 OPPS, no wonder my phone was being so grumpy ) and I found this one from Joshua Tree earlier this year. We only spent a couple of hours in the park on this visit, but I quickly fell in love with the strange rock formations and pastel ... I've been clearing out photos on my phone (somehow had over 20,000 OPPS, no wonder my phone was being so grumpy 😂) and I found this one from Joshua Tree earlier this year. We only spent a couple of hours in the park on this visit, but I quickly fell in love with the strange rock formations and pastel sunsets. Everyone should put this national park on their bucket list!! ❤️ Pro-tip: buy an annual national park pass to save $$$ on future park visits. Plus, you'll be supporting parks. Leslie Knope would be so proud of you. #joshuetree #npa #whimsysoultravels
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I love to travel for so many reasons - I firmly believe travel is the adult version of school. One of ...
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I love to travel for so many reasons - I firmly believe travel is the adult version of school. One of my favorite aspects to traveling is the connection you make with others. From brief encounters with locals to drunken friendships at hostels to good friends becoming great friends, travel ... I love to travel for so many reasons - I firmly believe travel is the adult version of school. One of my favorite aspects to traveling is the connection you make with others. From brief encounters with locals to drunken friendships at hostels to good friends becoming great friends, travel has a mysterious way of bringing people closer together. I really loved my recent day trip down the coast with @justinavannessa and my new friend @the.abstract.life 👯‍♀️ We bonded over a love of lighthouses, vintage style dresses & cheese. Go check her profile out!! // Have you ever made a wonderful connection from traveling? I want to hear your stories!! Tell me below ☺️ http://liketk.it/2xce0 #liketkit @liketoknow.it #pigeonpointlighthouse #whimsysoultravels
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This morning I sent out the first of my brand new email newsletter "Whimsy Soul Chats". My favorite ...
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This morning I sent out the first of my brand new email newsletter "Whimsy Soul Chats". My favorite new section is the "Snaps For" feature area where each week I'll be featuring a community member doing something awesome. To kick it off, I shared my friend @designbybrianna's story where she ... This morning I sent out the first of my brand new email newsletter "Whimsy Soul Chats". My favorite new section is the "Snaps For" feature area where each week I'll be featuring a community member doing something awesome. To kick it off, I shared my friend @designbybrianna's story where she chats about her body love journey and what it was like attending high school as a minority. ❤️ If you haven't signed up yet, the link to subscribe is in my bio! #communityovercompetition #whimsysoul #positivevibes
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Lazy end of summer weekend days are meant for books and wine. Robin and I are always GO GO GO and I'm ...
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Lazy end of summer weekend days are meant for books and wine. Robin and I are always GO GO GO and I'm not going to lie - it's hard for me to slow down. I'm a Type 3 personality, it's not easy for me to not do anything! I've been personally working on work/life balance and taking days off just to do nothing, ... Lazy end of summer weekend days are meant for books and wine. Robin and I are always GO GO GO and I'm not going to lie - it's hard for me to slow down. I'm a Type 3 personality, it's not easy for me to not do anything! I've been personally working on work/life balance and taking days off just to do nothing, relax. That's one reason I love traveling. Being in areas Calistoga (pictured here) really help force me to shut the computer and open a book. Who else is a workaholic? Hope you're taking some time off this weekend to enjoy the last bit of summer! ☀️📚 #labordayweekend #booksandwine
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As a child, I loved splashing in the pool. <span class="emoji emoji1f4a6"></span> As a teenager, you could usually only find me glued to the ...
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As a child, I loved splashing in the pool. As a teenager, you could usually only find me glued to the safety of my beach towel (you may have caught me quickly rushing to the pool, jump in, and rush back to the towel.) Now, I'm back to actually having fun in a pool. Guys, pools are FUN - when you shed ... As a child, I loved splashing in the pool. 💦 As a teenager, you could usually only find me glued to the safety of my beach towel (you may have caught me quickly rushing to the pool, jump in, and rush back to the towel.) Now, I'm back to actually having fun in a pool. Guys, pools are FUN - when you shed any body insecurities, pools are really freaking fun. They aren't the enemy, they aren't a freakshow platform with you as the star, they aren't there to make you feel bad about yourself. They're fun and I hope, as the summer is winding down, you find time to have FUN at the pool (or lake, or ocean!) 💦🌊👙 #loveyourcurves
swimsuit - @summersalt
sunglasses - @zerouv
Headband - @headbandsofhope
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This adorable bungalow is up on the blog! <span class="emoji emoji1f3e0"></span> Pop over to the link in my bio to see the inside of @thebungalowscalistoga ...
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This adorable bungalow is up on the blog! Pop over to the link in my bio to see the inside of @thebungalowscalistoga - spoiler alert - I fell in love with all the whimsical decor! ️ We're always running around and I very rarely get time to sit down and read. I loved curling up on this couch and the ... This adorable bungalow is up on the blog! 🏠 Pop over to the link in my bio to see the inside of @thebungalowscalistoga - spoiler alert - I fell in love with all the whimsical decor! ❤️ We're always running around and I very rarely get time to sit down and read. I loved curling up on this couch and the back porch with The Shinning, one of my favorite Stephen King books that I'm currently re-reading. What are you reading right now? #whimsysoultravels #tastesfromthetop #visitcalistoga @visitcalistoga
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Had SUCH a fun time on our spur-of-the-moment bike ride around Calistoga this morning! <span class="emoji emoji1f6b2"></span> We biked ...
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Had SUCH a fun time on our spur-of-the-moment bike ride around Calistoga this morning! We biked along part of the Silverado Trail, which is a wine country bucket list item I got to finally check off. This part of the valley is just so dang beautiful with the mountains and vineyards (and sunshine ... Had SUCH a fun time on our spur-of-the-moment bike ride around Calistoga this morning! 🚲 We biked along part of the Silverado Trail, which is a wine country bucket list item I got to finally check off. This part of the valley is just so dang beautiful with the mountains and vineyards (and sunshine and palm trees and flowers and... I could go on and on!) #visitcalistoga #TastesFromTheTop #whimsysoultravels
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We're up in Calistgoa for a few days! It's the most Northern portion of Napa Valley and has some of ...
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We're up in Calistgoa for a few days! It's the most Northern portion of Napa Valley and has some of the BEST wine country gems - like Sterling Vineyards, the winery you have to take an air tram ride up to the tasting room (casual) and are rewarded with sweeping views of the valley. Have you been ... We're up in Calistgoa for a few days! It's the most Northern portion of Napa Valley and has some of the BEST wine country gems - like Sterling Vineyards, the winery you have to take an air tram ride up to the tasting room (casual) and are rewarded with sweeping views of the valley. Have you been to Calistoga before, or is it on your bucket list?? #visitcalistoga @visitcalistoga #whimsysoultravels #napavalley
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This midi dress is now on whimsysoul.com! <span class="emoji emoji1f483"></span> Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s meant I was surrounded ...
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This midi dress is now on whimsysoul.com! Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s meant I was surrounded by either grunge style or mini skirts or dresses under chunky belts. As a curvy woman, mini skirts have always been a struggle for me – they just have never been something I feel 100% comfortable ... This midi dress is now on whimsysoul.com! 💃 Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s meant I was surrounded by either grunge style or mini skirts or dresses under chunky belts. As a curvy woman, mini skirts have always been a struggle for me – they just have never been something I feel 100% comfortable in. It wasn’t until college that I realized skirts and dresses don’t have to be short. Midi dresses are AMAZING for gals with curves, and they now a staple in my closet! This dress is ✅ comfy ✅ but makes me feel pretty at the same time ✅ flatters my curvy stomach and tighs ✅ can be worn year-round! Pop into the link in my bio to read how I style midi dresses in all season (because they are a curvy girl's best friend!) and to get outfit info. ❤️ http://liketk.it/2x7K1 #liketkit @liketoknow.it ⠀
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Never fear the pool... or the lake, or the beach. Avoiding wearing a swimsuit can cause you to miss ...
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Never fear the pool... or the lake, or the beach. Avoiding wearing a swimsuit can cause you to miss out on such amazing things - like this stunning view of NYC! When I was younger, I honestly think I would have hidden in my room instead of enjoying this experience. Summer may be almost over, so ... Never fear the pool... or the lake, or the beach. Avoiding wearing a swimsuit can cause you to miss out on such amazing things - like this stunning view of NYC! When I was younger, I honestly think I would have hidden in my room instead of enjoying this experience. Summer may be almost over, so if you have a chance to make water-side memories during Labor Day weekend (happening soon!) and are fearing the swimsuit, just go do it!! Regrets are awful and 10 years from now, you'll only remember how much fun you had, not how you looked in a 👙 // body love is just one of the many chats covered in my new "Soul Chats" email newsletter. If you haven't signed up yet, head over via the link in my bio to learn more and join thousands of other women in the Whimsy Soul community! #loveyourcurves #whimsysoul
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Ahhh, and that's it! My San Francisco Chameleon City photo project is over! Robin and I had so much ...
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Ahhh, and that's it! My San Francisco Chameleon City photo project is over! Robin and I had so much fun being creative & making this series. If you don't know what I'm talking about, pop over to my feed to see a whole 8-part series where I make San Francisco transform into other cities/countries. ... Ahhh, and that's it! My San Francisco Chameleon City photo project is over! Robin and I had so much fun being creative & making this series. If you don't know what I'm talking about, pop over to my feed to see a whole 8-part series where I make San Francisco transform into other cities/countries. 🇮🇹🇨🇳🇫🇷🇮🇷🇮🇩🇯🇵🇳🇱 When one door closes, another opens... I'm so excited to finally share our 100% reconcepted email newsletter with you! We've been working hard to totally reformat the Whimsy Soul newsletter into something that's more enjoyable + helpful to read. I'll be the first the admit that a good blog + company email newsletter is hard to come by. We spent a lot of time reading comments from you and coming up with something unique, which we are dubbing the "Soul Chats" newsletter. Go learn more + sign up to get it (once a week) via the link in my bio! 🙌🙌 Can't wait to hear your thoughts!! #mysf #emailnewsletter #whimsysoul
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Rome... or San Francisco? The Palace Of Fine Arts in SF gives me MAJOR Roma vibes. At times it looks ...
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Rome... or San Francisco? The Palace Of Fine Arts in SF gives me MAJOR Roma vibes. At times it looks SO much like the Roman Forum, the ancient ruins that sit next to the Colosseum. 🏛 Did you know I studied abroad in Rome while in college? I lived a few blocks away from the Vatican. It happened to ... Rome... or San Francisco? The Palace Of Fine Arts in SF gives me MAJOR Roma vibes. At times it looks SO much like the Roman Forum, the ancient ruins that sit next to the Colosseum. 🇮🇹🏛 Did you know I studied abroad in Rome while in college? I lived a few blocks away from the Vatican. It happened to be the Spring when the pope resigned (which hasn't happened in over 600 years) and the Cardinals had to pick a new pope. People from all over the world came to the city to be present for the conclave. All the cardinals gather in the Sistine Chapel and basically stay there until they pick a new pope. To communicate with the outside world, they burn special papers. Black smoke means they still haven't settled on someone, but white smoke means they did. The night that Papa Francesco was voted in came as a surprise, as most people thought it would be the next day that the conclave would end. Thankfully we had the news on and one of my roommates noticed that the smoke was white this time. I had my shoes on already - I remember grabbing my keys and running with my roommates to the Vatican. Within a block or two, other people in the city join us running and the closer we got to the Vatican, even more people were running in the streets. Probably only 20 minutes passed since the white smoke appeared but St. Peter's Square was PACKED. It felt like what I think the World Cup probably feels like -- people from all over the world with their country flags, cheering and hoping their cardinal will be the new pope. When the Cardinals and Papa Francesco emerged on the balcony, the plaza erupted with cheering. I'm not a very religious person, but that night was one of my most favorite memories while living in Rome. I highly recommend you visit Italy one day! Especially Roma, my seconds home-a. #sfchameleoncity #onlyinsf #rome #romanforum
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Bali... or San Francisco? This waterfall at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park feels like it shouldn't ...
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Bali... or San Francisco? This waterfall at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park feels like it shouldn't belong in the city, because it's always so misty and tropical feeling. We take a lot of walks around this area & this waterfall is always my favorite part! ️ // Having so much fun sharing all these ... Bali... or San Francisco? This waterfall at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park feels like it shouldn't belong in the city, because it's always so misty and tropical feeling. We take a lot of walks around this area & this waterfall is always my favorite part! ❤️ // Having so much fun sharing all these #SFChameleonCity photos with you! Tomorrow is the last day, I'll be taking you to a city I lived in for 5 months... any guesses?? #whimsysoultravels #whimsysoul #onlyinsf
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Japan... or San Francisco? The Japanese Tea Garden makes you feel like you were magically transported ...
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Japan... or San Francisco? The Japanese Tea Garden makes you feel like you were magically transported to the other side if the world. It’s hard to believe that just outside this garden is a bustling city. I have this garden on the blog today! Pop over to the link in my bio to learn the hack for entering ... Japan... or San Francisco? The Japanese Tea Garden makes you feel like you were magically transported to the other side if the world. It’s hard to believe that just outside this garden is a bustling city. I have this garden on the blog today! Pop over to the link in my bio to learn the hack for entering for free (usually it’s $9!) & other tips for visiting! 🇯🇵 #SFChameleoncity #japaneseteagarden
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Iran... or San Francisco? 🇮🇷 I was giddy to discover this theater on Geary Street that looks a bit ...
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Iran... or San Francisco? 🇮🇷 I was giddy to discover this theater on Geary Street that looks a bit like a mosque! I've been having a blast sharing my #SFChameleonCity photo series with you! If you don't know what I'm talking about, go check out that hashtag! I have three more photos to share, ... Iran... or San Francisco? 🇮🇷 I was giddy to discover this theater on Geary Street that looks a bit like a mosque! 😍 I've been having a blast sharing my #SFChameleonCity photo series with you! If you don't know what I'm talking about, go check out that hashtag! I have three more photos to share, so hold onto your butts, because I'll be taking you to 🇮🇩🇮🇹🇯🇵 ✈️ #iran #whimsysoultravels #onlyinsf
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Paris.... or San Francisco? This house is just a block North of Alamo Square and has major France ...
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Paris.... or San Francisco? This house is just a block North of Alamo Square and has major France vibes! I love all the different architectural style of houses in this city, but this is the only one that makes me feel like it was originally built in Paris. Make sure to check it out next time you ... Paris.... or San Francisco? This house is just a block North of Alamo Square and has major France vibes! I love all the different architectural style of houses in this city, but this is the only one that makes me feel like it was originally built in Paris. Make sure to check it out next time you visit the Painted Ladies! 🇫🇷 🏠 // psstt - shop this dress and purse right here! http://liketk.it/2x34J #liketkit @liketoknow.it #SFChameleonCity #Paris
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The Netherlands...or San Francisco? If you venture out to the West side of the city, you'll find ...
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The Netherlands...or San Francisco? If you venture out to the West side of the city, you'll find two windmills on their side of the Golden Gate Park! They were originally installed to help pump water to help build the park and other structures in the city. They aren't operational anymore, ... The Netherlands...or San Francisco? If you venture out to the West side of the city, you'll find two windmills on their side of the Golden Gate Park! 💨 They were originally installed to help pump water to help build the park and other structures in the city. They aren't operational anymore, but are still incredibly beautiful, especially when all the tulips are in bloom (like right now!) I recommend visiting at golden hour on a clear/sunny evening. Afterward, walk across the street to Ocean Beach to catch the sunset!! #SFChameleonCity #GoldenGatePark #windmills #onlyinsf⠀
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China .... or San Francisco? <span class="emoji emoji1f1e81f1f3"></span> This Chinese Pavillion is a hidden gem on the banks of Stow Lake. Right ...
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China .... or San Francisco? This Chinese Pavillion is a hidden gem on the banks of Stow Lake. Right after we snapped this photo, an elderly woman walked up and started doing her morning exercises in the pagoda. I love that it gets actively used for prayer, exercise and all sort of gatherings. ... China .... or San Francisco? 🇨🇳 This Chinese Pavillion is a hidden gem on the banks of Stow Lake. Right after we snapped this photo, an elderly woman walked up and started doing her morning exercises in the pagoda. I love that it gets actively used for prayer, exercise and all sort of gatherings. ❤️ #SFChameleonCity #whimsysoultravels #onlyinsf
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The Redwoods... or San Francisco? Did you know there is a patch of Redwoods within the San Francisco ...
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The Redwoods... or San Francisco? Did you know there is a patch of Redwoods within the San Francisco Botanical Garden? 🌲 This photo is kicking off an 8-day photo series --- San Francisco, the Chameleon City. There are a lot of corners of SF that could totally pass as different spots in the world. ... The Redwoods... or San Francisco? Did you know there is a patch of Redwoods within the San Francisco Botanical Garden? 🌲 This photo is kicking off an 8-day photo series --- San Francisco, the Chameleon City. There are a lot of corners of SF that could totally pass as different spots in the world. Over the course of the next 8 days, we'll be taking you all across the globe... but within San Francisco. 😝This city is such a hodge-podge of cultures, I'm so excited to share all the amazing corners of this city & hopefully make you fall in love with it like I am! ❤️ Tomorrow, I'm taking you to....🇨🇳 #SFChameleonCity #whimsysoultravels #redwoods #sfbotanicalgardens #onlyinsf
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Oh my, San Francisco, I've always loved you but I'm falling in love all over again. <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️Robin and I have ...
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Oh my, San Francisco, I've always loved you but I'm falling in love all over again. ️Robin and I have been running around the city working on a photo series and it's been taking us to places we rarely go. I'll be finally launching that series tomorrow right here on Instagram! If you want to follow ... Oh my, San Francisco, I've always loved you but I'm falling in love all over again. ❤️Robin and I have been running around the city working on a photo series and it's been taking us to places we rarely go. I'll be finally launching that series tomorrow right here on Instagram! If you want to follow along with this series, make sure to follow @TheWhimsySoul and turn on post notifications so you can catch each photo. Can't wait to share with you soon!
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Been digging throwback vibes lately. Fanny packs, rainbow tops, wide leg jeans, oversized denim ...
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Been digging throwback vibes lately. Fanny packs, rainbow tops, wide leg jeans, oversized denim jackets... who’s with me? You can shop this entire look here: http://liketk.it/2wZNa #liketkit @liketoknow.it ⠀ *⠀ *⠀ Also, just finished season 7 of Orange Is The New Black & realized ... Been digging throwback vibes lately. Fanny packs, rainbow tops, wide leg jeans, oversized denim jackets... who’s with me? You can shop this entire look here: http://liketk.it/2wZNa #liketkit @liketoknow.it ⠀
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Also, just finished season 7 of Orange Is The New Black & realized my glasses in this pic totally looks like Carol’s glasses and now Robin makes prison jokes every time I wear them 😂 Are you still watching OITNB? #fannypack #oitnb #sfblogger
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Got a lot of positive support for writing weekend travel itineraries for you guys! The first up is ...
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Got a lot of positive support for writing weekend travel itineraries for you guys! The first up is Seattle! If you can’t take anymore PTO, you still can travel on the weekends! My itinerary covers Sat-Sun in Seattle - flight time/airport navigation included! Pop over via the link in my bio ... Got a lot of positive support for writing weekend travel itineraries for you guys! The first up is Seattle! If you can’t take anymore PTO, you still can travel on the weekends! My itinerary covers Sat-Sun in Seattle - flight time/airport navigation included! Pop over via the link in my bio ✈️ Happy travels! When you are exploring, don’t forget to use #whimsysoul for a chance to be reposted on @whimsysoul! ❤️👏 #seattle #pikeplace #whimsysoultravels
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I don't know why, but straw + wicker bags will ALWAYS be my favorite! This one is $44 and super roomy. ...
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I don't know why, but straw + wicker bags will ALWAYS be my favorite! This one is $44 and super roomy. It would make a good vacation purse because it can totally fit a camera on top of the necessities. Plus, it looks great after a farmers market run. Shop this bag + my whole outfit right here: http://liketk.it/2wYOu ... I don't know why, but straw + wicker bags will ALWAYS be my favorite! This one is $44 and super roomy. It would make a good vacation purse because it can totally fit a camera on top of the necessities. Plus, it looks great after a farmers market run. 💐🌻 Shop this bag + my whole outfit right here: http://liketk.it/2wYOu #liketkit @liketoknow.it #UOonYou #ltkunder50 #travelstyle
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Asked you guys yesterday what cities you want city guides from & where we should travel to next. I ...
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Asked you guys yesterday what cities you want city guides from & where we should travel to next. I got a lot of great recommendations (thank you!) but I also got requests for guides from places we've already visited/wrote about and that made me realize we have a lot of new community members here ... Asked you guys yesterday what cities you want city guides from & where we should travel to next. I got a lot of great recommendations (thank you!) but I also got requests for guides from places we've already visited/wrote about and that made me realize we have a lot of new community members here (hiiii guys!!!) and not all of you know of all the destinations we've already covered. SOOO, long story short, I'll be reposting my favorite photos from past city guides on Instagram more regularly + putting the guide link in my bio so you can rediscover oldies but goodies to help you with future trips! To start out, this photo is at Barton Springs in Austin! The girls and I went last year for my bachelorette party and I fell in love with the city. My Austin travel guide is linked in my bio if you want to check it out, as I know a lot of you were interested in learning more about the Texan gem! #austin #bartonsprings #whimsysoultravels #throwback
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Robin and I have been brainstorming what cities/destinations to visit + feature next. We'll always ...
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Robin and I have been brainstorming what cities/destinations to visit + feature next. We'll always keep sharing city and travel guides, but I'm really into the 48-hour weekend guide - you guys seemed to be into it, too! What city should we create a guide for next? Got a place on your mind we can ... Robin and I have been brainstorming what cities/destinations to visit + feature next. We'll always keep sharing city and travel guides, but I'm really into the 48-hour weekend guide - you guys seemed to be into it, too! What city should we create a guide for next? Got a place on your mind we can help with a guide? Let me know and we just may visit!! #whimsysoultravels #weekendguide⠀
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Had the most fantastic lunch at @StockhomePetaluma today in up in sunny Petaluma. Escaped the fog, ...
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Had the most fantastic lunch at @StockhomePetaluma today in up in sunny Petaluma. Escaped the fog, visited some charming antique stores, made friends with a dog named Toby and had Swedish food for the first time! Next time you're visiting wine country, swing by these guys for dinner. #StockhomePetaluma ... Had the most fantastic lunch at @StockhomePetaluma today in up in sunny Petaluma. Escaped the fog, visited some charming antique stores, made friends with a dog named Toby and had Swedish food for the first time! Next time you're visiting wine country, swing by these guys for dinner. #StockhomePetaluma #visitpetaluma @Emily_E_Martin #lunchtime
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I'm told Mercury is in retrograde and I've never believed in the moon or planets effing your shit ...
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I'm told Mercury is in retrograde and I've never believed in the moon or planets effing your shit up, but I've been feeling a little off lately and I'm wondering if that's to blame? Who actually knows things and can tell me? 😬 I'm told Mercury is in retrograde and I've never believed in the moon or planets effing your shit up, but I've been feeling a little off lately and I'm wondering if that's to blame? Who actually knows things and can tell me? 😬 ✨
Been reminiscing about last August when I spent a week hanging out in San Diego with @genniferrose_blog. ...
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Been reminiscing about last August when I spent a week hanging out in San Diego with @genniferrose_blog. I loved waking up each morning, grabbing coffee and sitting on the beach. Then eating tacos, exploring and ending the day at the beach again. This photo was taken on Coronado Island, which ... Been reminiscing about last August when I spent a week hanging out in San Diego with @genniferrose_blog. I loved waking up each morning, grabbing coffee and sitting on the beach. Then eating tacos, exploring and ending the day at the beach again. This photo was taken on Coronado Island, which is AMAZING! This hotel behind me is on my hotel bucket list - it's fancy AF, right on the beach and supposedly haunted (all the things I love!) Have you been to Coronado Island before? #whimsysoultravels #sandiego #coronadolsland
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Organic skincare = <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ Today on whimsysoul.com I'm gushing over @evanhealy + taking about what serum ...
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Organic skincare = ️ Today on whimsysoul.com I'm gushing over @evanhealy + taking about what serum I'm using to help battle an eczema rash. Totally not sponsored, I'm just a fangirl. Pop over via the link in my bio to learn all about this awesome USDA-certified skincare brand! #evanhealy ... Organic skincare = ❤️ Today on whimsysoul.com I'm gushing over @evanhealy + taking about what serum I'm using to help battle an eczema rash. Totally not sponsored, I'm just a fangirl. Pop over via the link in my bio to learn all about this awesome USDA-certified skincare brand! #evanhealy #organic #skincare http://liketk.it/2wW1T #liketkit @liketoknow.it
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Today was our semi-annual deep cleaning day. #adulting <span class="emoji emoji1f602"></span> Ended up rearranging the main room and ...
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Today was our semi-annual deep cleaning day. #adulting Ended up rearranging the main room and so in love with the new position of our couch. Kitty is too (more sunshine for him to sit in!) Hop into Stories for an apartment tour if you want to see more! * * Robin and I moved to San Francisco a ... Today was our semi-annual deep cleaning day. #adulting 😂 Ended up rearranging the main room and so in love with the new position of our couch. Kitty is too (more sunshine for him to sit in!) Hop into Stories for an apartment tour if you want to see more!
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Robin and I moved to San Francisco a little less than 4 years ago, right after college. We had nothing other than my savings. No job, no apartment. Just a cat and a desire to escape winters. Shout out to Robin's aunt for letting us crash at her house for 2 months at first. Our savings went FAST in the Bay Area and the first year was really hard, but we found jobs, found an apartment, made friends. We slept on an old futon mattress for over a year. Sat on a $10 couch from Savers for 2 years. Slowly started saving more money, and earning more money over time. I wasn't until this year that I felt comfortable enough to buy home decor that 1) liked and 2) that was actually functional. Tiny apartment living requires furniture that doubles as storage! We've been in this apartment for almost 4 years and just now finally making it what I want it to be. Cute, homey, functional. If you're a recent college grad or starting out in a new city, just remember that good things happen over time. You can't have the cute apartment AND the awesome city AND the well paying job where your coworkers respect you AND a car AND friends AND cute clothes AND the vacation time AND the happy hour drinks weekly all in one go. If you ever want someone to chat to about packing up and moving your life to somewhere totally new, I'm your gal! It's hard, but when you get to that point when your "new place" just feels like home, that's the best. #homesweethome #studioapartment #sanfrancisco
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Chatting fanny packs over on the blog today. Do j love em or hate em? Better yet - do YOU <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ or 🤨? Link ...
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Chatting fanny packs over on the blog today. Do j love em or hate em? Better yet - do YOU ️ or 🤨? Link in bio to read + get outfit info! (This top is so soft!) http://liketk.it/2wV4I @liketoknow.it #liketkit #fannypack Chatting fanny packs over on the blog today. Do j love em or hate em? Better yet - do YOU ❤️ or 🤨? Link in bio to read + get outfit info! (This 🌈 top is so soft!) http://liketk.it/2wV4I @liketoknow.it #liketkit #fannypack
So nice to be back home in SF. I love traveling but I was missing this amazing city too much. Plus, our ...
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So nice to be back home in SF. I love traveling but I was missing this amazing city too much. Plus, our summer is about to begin -- gotta plan a lot of park days!! I know a lot of you are in town for Outside Lands. Robin and I aren't going but instead are heading to a show tonight in the Mission to get ... So nice to be back home in SF. I love traveling but I was missing this amazing city too much. Plus, our summer is about to begin -- gotta plan a lot of park days!! 🙌 I know a lot of you are in town for Outside Lands. Robin and I aren't going but instead are heading to a show tonight in the Mission to get a lil music action before the weekend. If you are going to the festival, don't forget to bring a jacket - it's always chilly in that part of the city! Also, the Outer Sunset has so many cool coffee shops, good eats, local stores and some breweries. Explore a bit 😄 #mysf #twinpeaks
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After a whirlwind trip to Seattle (a highlight is watching the sunset at Kerry Park!) it's nice to ...
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After a whirlwind trip to Seattle (a highlight is watching the sunset at Kerry Park!) it's nice to be back home in San Francisco! We're trying our best to ground ourselves and stay local for the rest of the month. I love cool views like this one, but I'm straight up missing my cat too much // this ... After a whirlwind trip to Seattle (a highlight is watching the sunset at Kerry Park!) it's nice to be back home in San Francisco! We're trying our best to ground ourselves and stay local for the rest of the month. I love cool views like this one, but I'm straight up missing my cat too much 😂 😸 // this top is still in stock! Shop it here: http://liketk.it/2wTyP #liketkit @liketoknow.it ⠀
#whimsysoultravels #kerrypark #seattle
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Neon signs get me EVERY time! <span class="emoji emoji2764"></span>️ In case you missed it, I popped my Seattle guide link in my bio - it was ...
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Neon signs get me EVERY time! ️ In case you missed it, I popped my Seattle guide link in my bio - it was the very first city guide I wrote 3 years ago! I'm thinking of starting a new travel guide series focused on weekend trips - as in, 2 days, 1-night trips for ya hard-working travel addicts with ... Neon signs get me EVERY time! ❤️ In case you missed it, I popped my Seattle guide link in my bio - it was the very first city guide I wrote 3 years ago! 🙌 I'm thinking of starting a new travel guide series focused on weekend trips - as in, 2 days, 1-night trips for ya hard-working travel addicts with limited to no PTO. Would that be something you'd be interested in? Let me know below! #whimsysoultravels #pikeplace
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My favorite time to visit Pike Place Market is sunrise. You can grab a cup of @starbucks at the original ...
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My favorite time to visit Pike Place Market is sunrise. You can grab a cup of @starbucks at the original store and wander through the market before it gets crazy crowded. ️It's like having the whole place to yourself. It's fun watching the flower stands slowly transform into blossoming ... My favorite time to visit Pike Place Market is sunrise. You can grab a cup of @starbucks at the original store and wander through the market before it gets crazy crowded. ☕️☀️It's like having the whole place to yourself. It's fun watching the flower stands slowly transform into blossoming stalls and I always get a kick out of the fish guys who toss 🐟 back and forth. // Did you know that Seattle was my first city guide I wrote? We visited about 3 years ago and writing that guide made me fall in love with discovering hidden gems and sharing them with you. I popped the link to my Seattle guide in the bio-check it out! #whimsysoultravels #seattle #pikeplacemarket
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Have you tried out @uber Express POOL yet? We have it in San Francisco and it’s ALWAYS what I take when ...
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Have you tried out @uber Express POOL yet? We have it in San Francisco and it’s ALWAYS what I take when I hang out with the girls for The Bachelorette Monday viewing parties! It’s different from Uber Pool because you usually have to walk a couple blocks to meet the driver, but it’s so much cheaper. ... Have you tried out @uber Express POOL yet? We have it in San Francisco and it’s ALWAYS what I take when I hang out with the girls for The Bachelorette Monday viewing parties! It’s different from Uber Pool because you usually have to walk a couple blocks to meet the driver, but it’s so much cheaper. Tonight’s the finale (ekk!!) & I’ll be biting my nails to see who gets the final rose and, better yet, who the next Bachelor is! Any guesses??? I chat more about the finale and Express POOL over on today’s blog post, link in bio! #uber #sponsored #uberexpress #bachelorette #whereto
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San Francisco or Hawaii?? <span class="emoji emoji1f60d"></span> This spot is in Golden Gate Park but could easilly pass for somewhere ...
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San Francisco or Hawaii?? This spot is in Golden Gate Park but could easilly pass for somewhere tropical. We've always loved the Botanical Garden but it's extra pretty right now because they just finished a makeover. So many new trails and plants added. Make sure to stop by on your next visit ... San Francisco or Hawaii?? 😍 This spot is in Golden Gate Park but could easilly pass for somewhere tropical. We've always loved the Botanical Garden but it's extra pretty right now because they just finished a makeover. So many new trails and plants added. Make sure to stop by on your next visit to SF and if you live here, get your butt over! It's 100% free for San Francisco residents. ❤️ // this dress is my favorite that I own. It has POCKETS!! Shop it here: http://liketk.it/2wQax #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkcurves⠀
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Sunshine in the city AND an inbox zero calls for an early happy hour. What are your weekend plans? ...
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Sunshine in the city AND an inbox zero calls for an early happy hour. What are your weekend plans? #drinkswithaview Sunshine in the city AND an inbox zero calls for an early happy hour. What are your weekend plans? #drinkswithaview
This beautiful hotel is on the blog today! Pop over via the link in my bio to learn why @thefarmhouseinn ...
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This beautiful hotel is on the blog today! Pop over via the link in my bio to learn why @thefarmhouseinn has made our personal list of top favorite hotels everrr. Hint: 🐈️ #whimsysoultravels This beautiful hotel is on the blog today! Pop over via the link in my bio to learn why @thefarmhouseinn has made our personal list of top favorite hotels everrr. Hint: 🍷💦🐈🛀☀️ #whimsysoultravels
Missing sunshine!! If you aren't familiar with San Francisco, August (aka Fogust) brings hella ...
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Missing sunshine!! If you aren't familiar with San Francisco, August (aka Fogust) brings hella fog. I haven't seen the sun in dayzzzz. (Pop into my Stories to see what out my window looks like ATM 😬) I grew up in Wisconsin and 100% am happy to have a couple foggy months over an entire winter of ... Missing sunshine!! If you aren't familiar with San Francisco, August (aka Fogust) brings hella fog. I haven't seen the sun in dayzzzz. (Pop into my Stories to see what out my window looks like ATM 😬) I grew up in Wisconsin and 100% am happy to have a couple foggy months over an entire winter of -10 degrees, but dang, I do miss sunshine! This photo is from last year when I dragged Robin out of bed early to watch the sunrise over the city. Just a few more weeks until the San Francisco summer hits!!! 🙌 // this outfit is old but I've linked similar pieces for you here: http://liketk.it/2wOq9 #liketkit @liketoknow.it
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