SF Adventures with Old Navy

August 28, 2015


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SF Adventures with Old Navy M Loves M @marmar
Last weekend I flew up to San Francisco to explore the city with Old Navy! San Francisco has always been like a home away from home for me since I went to school in the Bay, and also family up there, but so much is always changing. I feel like every time I’m in the city a new restaurant is opening, or occasionally a favorite is closing, brand new apartment buildings are sprouting up, and people are always talking about the new hot spot for brunch. This constant change makes SF an exhilarating place to visit. Luckily it’s only an hour plan flight from LA, or a 6 hour drive! 
As part of a collaboration with Old Navy, I swapped cities with an SF blogger Amanda of Advice from a 20 Something. I gave her some LA spots to check out, and she gave me some of her favorites in SF. I was so excited, especially when I found out that one was a favorite, one was a new place I’d been dying to go, and another was a city must!
burgundy hat with floral dress at Golden Gate Bridge M Loves M @marmar
One of the most iconic spots in San Francisco is the GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE. It looms high in a burnt orange color, occasionally hidden by that typical SF fog {p.s. the fog has a name and it’s Karl!}. One of the best spots to see the Golden Gate Bridge is at Crissy Field. It’s also a great place to picnic, bike along the trails, or walk your dog {if only Ginger could have come with me!}. There’s even beach access but that’s only for the brave! There are many trips where I don’t even see the bridge, but I feel like this is something you absolutely have to do, especially if you’ve never been to SF before.

the one thing you have to do in san francisco M Loves M fashion blogger @marmar
fall outfit with burgundy floppy hat and dress and cardigan M Loves M @marmar
navy and brown floral dress with cardigan and ankle booties M Loves M @marmar
I brought along a cardigan to wear with my floral dress since it’s definitely a little cooler in this part of town. This burgundy floppy hat is perfect for fall but make sure to hold onto it on a windy day! Otherwise, it will go flying and end up at Alcatraz!
Los Angeles blogger exploring SF. 3 Must Visit Spots.  M Loves M @marmar
Jane on Fillmore visit by M Loves M @marmar
One of my favorite spots to grab breakfast and a coffee is at JANE on Fillmore, so I was so excited when this was on the list! Fillmore Street is full of some awesome boutiques and restaurants, but make sure to stop at Jane. They make some incredible coffee and their baked goods are delicious. Also, a decor plus is their chevron tables! I mean, how perfect are they?!
coffee and a pastry from Jane on Fillmore in San Francisco M Loves M @marmar
M Loves M blogger visit to San Francisco @marmar
great spot for coffee and breakfast in San Francisco M Loves M @marmar
I wore this white eyelet blouse tucked into a yellow flowy skirt. This was a great outfit for exploring the cute area afterwards! {also, it’s super close to where Matthew and I got engaged!}
white eyelet blouse with yellow flowy skirt M Loves M @marmar
best rooftop spot in San Francisco M Loves M @marmar
Rooftop bars are hard to find in the city, but EL TECHO de LOLINDA is a great one. I’ve never been before but have heard a lot of great things about it. It’s in the popular Mission area of SF that’s full of tons of great food, especially Mexican food! El Techo de Lolinda is the rooftop portion of the Lolinda restaurant, although there’s a separate entrance. You take an elevator to the top, check in with the host and grab a spot along the outside of the patio or, if you’re lucky, snag a table for dinner.
rooftop happy hour in San Francisco M Loves M @marmar
El Techo de Lolinda makes some amazing drinks- I got the Paloma with tequila, fresh grapefruit juice, agave and lime. So fresh and yummy! We grabbed some of their Latin American street bites {chips and guac, ceviche, shrimp skewers} and settled in to enjoy the sunset. What a great way to spend a summer evening!
city swap with Old Navy M Loves M blogger in San Francisco @marmar
paloma from el techo de lolinda in san francisco mission M Loves M blogger visit @marmar
margarita and ceviche at El Techo de Lolinda in San Francisco M Loves M blogger @marmar
We might not have been able to see the sun go down, but the skies looked gorgeous! I paired a white tank {so great to wear casually or dressed up} with a pair of bright coral culotte pants from Old Navy! I love that it almost looks like I’m wearing a midi skirt but nope..pants! Rooftop happy hours definitely call for wearing something fun!
white tank and bright pink culotte pants M Loves M @marmar
Outfit 1: dress Old Navy, cardigan Old Navy, boots Sole Society {also here},
hat Old Navy, bag Henri Bendel

Outfit 2: top Old Navy {size down}, skirt Old Navy {size down}, sandals Vince Camuto {40% off!},
bag Ted Baker {similar}, sunglasses Karen Walker Number One

Outfit 3: top Old Navy, pants Old Navy {size down}, heels Aldo {similar height style},
sunglasses Karen Walker Super Duper Strength
Have you been to any of these three spots in SF before? Regardless if you have or haven’t, you’ll have to stop by on your next trip to the city. I’m definitely adding El Techo to my SF favorites list!
Just for fun, I’m curious, if you could go anywhere in the US for two to three days where would it be? This trip inspired me to think about more long weekend trips. It’s so fun to explore another city for a few days. At the top of my list: Charleston and Nashville!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Old Navy but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thanks so much
for supporting my incredible sponsors!

Photos by Em the Gem

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