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Valentines Day

Why not be a little festive tomorrow?

We are feeling inspired by these street style snaps below…

…here are our own favorite pieces from Cassis for adding a little feminine charm to our Valentines Day ensemble.

Lightweight knit coat by Three Dots.  A good weight for this time of year in California.  Smart looking and a very affordable price.

Spotlight on: 1961 Denim

Starting this fall, we will be carrying a fantastic new line, 1961 denim. A favorite of Courtney Cox, Halle Berry, January Jones, Blake Lively, and countless other celebs, these denim masters launched with the lofty goal of making “the perfect pair of jeans.” Dare we say they succeeded?

Look out for these styles at Leaf and Petal and Cassis!

California Ave Farmers’ Market Bounty + Fashion Bounty

A petite diary of life with Leaf and Petal and the incredible market that takes place just outside our doors every Sunday...

Luscious, quirky, gorgeous bell pepper that was latter split in half: one half to be tossed into a fresh summer salad, the other half to be enjoyed like an apple.

Delicate squash blossoms that were later stuffed with feta and mint, breaded, then lightly fried in olive oil.

Elegant silk blouse that was later paired with the black J Brand skinnies that just came in for fall, creating a nice polished look for an evening in the city. 

 Blooming beauties that later filled all the spare ball jars and vases in the house, brightening every corner.

Fantastic, floral, and dare we say foxy dress that was later paired with shimmering Donald J. Pliner sandals from Leaf and Petal and a thin gauzy wrap for an anniversary dinner with our love. 

Succulent berries that were later folded into Tahitian vanilla ice cream along with chopped dates and a dash of cinnamon. 

Striking print on an Aaron Ashe skirt that we donned later with a simple white silk Joie blouse and Cordani heels for a working lunch.

       We would love to see you next week after your trip to the market!

Staff Fall Favorites..

Many of you know our beautiful and talented Chloe… she has a tremendous eye and an amazing memory not only for every piece we carry, but also for all of our customer’s preferences… this post, however, is about her own preferences! Check out the photos below to glimpse a few of Chloe’s fall favorites.

Blue silk blouse by Vince, scarf by Camilla Olson, blouse by Gypsy 05, Clutch by Graham and Spencer. 

Chloe favors cool tones, delicate fabrics, and gold jewelry for fall.

Chloe’s picks for fall
From right, going clockwise: blouse by Gypsy 05, scarf by Chan Luu, blouse by Vince.

Chloe’s picks for fall

From right, going clockwise: blouse by Gypsy 05, scarf by Chan Luu, blouse by Vince.

Transitioning those summer pieces for cooler days ahead

I wore a sundress today in gorgeous balmy Palo Alto, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to for some time to come. When it does get a bit cooler though, I would like to incorporate some of the breezy fabrics and bright hues I’ve been sporting all summer long into my fall wardrobe. Here are a few ideas for still showing off those delicate summer tanks, lightweight knits, and white or bright denim as temperatures drop.

For long summer days: white denim by Hudson, blush lace blouse by Joie, Feldie wedge by Donald J.Pliner, rosary necklace by Chan Luu.

Come fall, slip this blush Joie blouse under one of your lightweight summer knits like this rose cardigan, and then throw on this lovely trench by Le Phare de la Baleine. The blush silk will be such a welcome spot of color, texture, and femininity during a chilly fall. You can still sport those white jeans, but perhaps pair them with these Frye riding boots for a pulled together look.

This little lady has the right idea!

Now what to do with that bright denim?

From left to right: Rich and Skinny, J Brand, and Joe’s Jeans

Tucked into your Frye riding boots, these vibrant hues will carry over into fall beautifully. Cozy up in a neutral pullover or layer one of your summer knits over a long sleeve tee, glitz with a bit of eye catching jewelry, and you are all set.

Frye boots shown here with Papillon Blanc cream cardigan, Rich and Skinny jeans, and Joie grey sweater. 

These ladies sure know how to warm up even the chilliest of days…

Garden Parties on the Mind…

Over here at Leaf and Petal, we are hoping these cloudy skies have left for now, so we can host a dreamy fête amongst summer blooms.

Here are a few of our inspiration shots..

What to wear to a garden party? Well, we are feeling awfully inspired by these ladies donning all Johnny Was

but should this gypsy look prove to be a bit much for us to carry,  we will  wear this Johnny Was Reedy Dolman top from Leaf and Petal

and compliment it with vibrant jewelry or a peony colored scarf
 such as this, from our beloved Chan Luu….
or perhaps, we will echo those gorgeous summer blooms in our romper by Equipment, now on sale at  both Cassis and Leaf and Petal
or maybe, the vibrant Shannon Mini Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg at Leaf and Petal, perfect with gilded sandals and a few long simple necklaces
we may not be quite sure about the rest our menu, but one thing is for sure, we will be making this for dessert, courtesy of The Forest Feast (http://www.theforestfeast.com)

Oh, the choices! Our easy white summer blouses to take you from beach to barbecue to day to night, all of which look great paired with our vibrant patriotic denim