Outfit of the Day, Vol. 2: Comfy and Casual at the Museum

Published in: Beauty Tips, Just For Fun

Because I got up a little late yesterday and didn’t have much time to get reader for my de Young museum date with Cindy, I went with an outfit that 1) I could comfortably walk around in for a few hours and 2) I wouldn’t have to iron.


This light pink dress by Soprano, another brand from the Juniors section at Nordstrom, got the job. The material, a rayon-linen blend, resists wrinkles, and because it’s soft and stretchy, I can move around in it without feeling constricted.

I knew Cindy and I would be covering a lot of ground, so I traded my usual high heels for a pair of comfy sandals. These t-strap wedges by Jambu have a manageable 2.5-inch heel, and I think the bronzy color plays well with the oversized brown belt by H&M.

You never know what the weather will be like in SF, not even in the summer (it turned out to be overcast and cool), so I topped the dress off with this cropped olive green jacket by Therapy. A blue scarf from H&M (a gift from my brother and his girlfriend last year) with pink, green and yellow flowers ties the outfit together and provides a little extra warmth and texture.

A little bling never hurts, so I added a necklace from Kate Spade and a sparkly bee ring from Cara Accessories. If you prefer simpler pieces, I think a big pair of gold hoops would also work really well with this outfit.

A breakdown of the outfit…

  • Dress —Soprano (check availability at Nordstrom stores)
  • Shoes — Jambu Camden Wedge (now available online)
  • Jacket — Therapy by Lane Crawford (no longer available)
  • Belt — H&M (no longer available)
  • Scarf — H&M (no longer available)
  • Necklace — Kate Spade Shimmer Short Necklace (available now online; also check Kate Spade and Nordstrom stores for availability)
  • Ring — Cara Accessories Critters Bee Crystal Stretch Ring (available now at Nordstrom stores and also online)

When you go sightseeing or spend a day at a museum, what kind of clothes do you like to wear?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Gotta give special props to my BFF, Cindy, who not only did a great job as my photo assistant yesterday (thanks, Cindy!), but I think she also looks great in Evolution Revolution Lipglass. 🙂


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  1. YadiQ says:

    You girls are so cute ! Very well put together outfit !

  2. Sasha says:

    Love your ensemble, Karen! Very comfy chic:)

    I saw a simliar scarf in Esprit the other day, but in another color. Your blue scarf definitely added that extra oomph in the outfit:)

    Makeup? Flawless:) I have always loved the “natural” or “no-makeup” makeup look.
    Do you have any tutorials for this kind of look? It’s been hit or miss for me for quite a while now:(

    Thanks, Karen!:) – Sasha

  3. Tammy says:

    Love the outfit! I wish I had more fashion sense. I’m just a jeans and T-shirt kinda gal.

    • Karen says:

      Ya know, I go through phases when I’m all about the jeans/t-shirts too. The weather’s been nice here so I’ve been dressing up a little more!

      Hope you had a lovely weekend. 🙂

  4. Beka says:

    You look so cute!

  5. Jessi says:

    Wow Karen, I don’t know how you manage to do it- putting outfits together and accessorizing are complete mysteries to me. And Cindy has amazing hair and is super cute! I’m glad you guys had a great day. I wish I had someone to go to museums with (and actual museums to go to!).
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Jessi,

      I bet you could do it, too! It’s a lot like building a makeup look — find a few basics that you love, then switch out the accessories (like bright eyes or bold lips) to suit your mood.

      Hope you had a lovely weekend!

  6. Chris says:

    I used to work at a museum! Yup, I was a sales associate in the gift shop. I always recommend sneakers or at the very least comfy shoes. Once a guy ran into the shop asking if we sold flip flops, because his girlfriend was wearing a lovely pair of heels that absolutely killed her feet! I hope she learned her lesson after that day.

  7. Terri says:

    That outfit looks so chic and comfy! I love the neutrals with the colorful scarf.

  8. im loving this dress! After the last outfit of the day I went to BP at Nordstrom and found a couple cool accessories! I decided I need to start shopping there again. =)

  9. Heidi says:

    Cute outfit! I covet that jacket and scarf!

    I’ve definitely learned to dress in layers when going to San Francisco. It can be blazing hot in Marin or Sonoma County and once I cross that bridge — brrrr!

    Looks like you had a great time. I LOVE looking at art!

    • Karen says:

      Oh, no kidding. It was so warm in the North Bay when I left. The minute I crossed the bridge I was like — DOH! Now I remember what it’s like to live in the City. 🙂

  10. Jenny says:

    You look stunning. I wish I had a sense of style (and a bod) like that! =)

    PS – I got Evo Revo this week! It’s my first MAC gloss, and I love it!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Jenny,

      You could probably easily re-create this outfit with stuff in your closet. 🙂 Do you have a go-to dress? Add some accessories and you’d be good to go!

      So glad to hear you’re loving Evolution Revolution. When you get the chance, put on a layer and go out into the sun — you’ll be able to see the sparkles even more.

  11. Vixen says:

    A full body shot is so rare, LOL! Your legs are looking great, almost makes me want to go and do something about them. I think. Nah *grabs a cookie* 😉

  12. Sonya says:

    Cute and chic! I LOVE the ring!!!

  13. Ariel says:

    I love your outfit! Perfect for a day of museum-going. I especially like the scarf.

  14. Kelsey says:

    “When you go sightseeing or spend a day at a museum, what kind of clothes do you like to wear?”

    Um, jeans, sneakers and a t-shirt. 🙂

  15. sillylilacs says:

    I saw your scarf and I literally squealed in real life, then pointed to the screen and yelled “that’s MY scarf!” No, I’m not trying to be a creeper LOL

    But I’ve never thought to wear the scarf like that! Great ensemble! Casual, cute, and chic! =D
    sillylilacs recently posted … Comparisons & Dupes: MAC Warming Trend vs Coastal Scent Hot Pot S29

  16. Y. says:

    super cute outfit karen!
    yes, do you think maybe you could do a FOTD of the makeup you’re wearing here? It looks so natural!

  17. Advah says:

    Ok I covet every single item in your outfit! I especially love the look of that cropped jacket, it’d go equally well with back jeans or other items.

    Oh and Evolution Revolution looks just lovely on Cindy! (great to e-meet her 🙂 )

    • Karen says:

      I love that jacket too. I wish it was easier to find! It was a random piece I picked up from a nearby discount store (Marshalls) for like 13!

  18. Issa says:

    oooohhhh, i love love love the jacket! nice neckline! 🙂

  19. Nina says:

    girls day out — yay! they are the best! 🙂

    i am loving that dress!

  20. Marina says:

    This is a great idea to post your OOTDs day, Karen! I like both posts, you look very nice in both outfits, hope to see more in the future 🙂

  21. Jade says:

    I love this outfit and the ring! I have one like that but it’s a fish.

  22. karo says:

    You are so cute and you BFF is so sweet!
    Wonderful pictures!
    And your ring ans scafr….so amazing!
    karo recently posted … MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder "Truth&Light" Review

  23. iris says:

    OMG Karen you look so gorgeous You should do outfit posts more often thought.

  24. Lovely Outfit! I love love love summer scarfs!

  25. Harshleen says:

    You look lovely karen……really like your outfit especially the jacket and sandals!
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  26. Sarah says:

    Cindy took great pictures! I am loving this outfit of the day post! you have great style

  27. Diane Grimes says:

    My favorite kind of outfit— cute AND comfortable! Sounds like a fun day. 🙂

  28. Miri says:

    This is a very cute outfit! I went to Nordstrom today on my lunch break and bought the bee ring. Thanks so much for the link. It’s so cute. I am still waiting for my Evolution Revolution lipglass to complete my outfit. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Hi Miri,

      Yay! Isn’t that ring super cute? I love how it sparkles!

      Speaking o’ sparkle… once you get your tube of Evolution Revolution, be sure to put on a layer and then go outside into the sun. You’ll see it sparkle like crazy!

  29. Christina says:

    very cute outfit….keep those OOTD posts coming! 🙂

  30. Jen W says:

    Love the peachy pink dress and the necklace!

  31. Cute outfit! I covet that jacket and scarf! Your legs are looking great, Looks like you had a great time. I LOVE looking at art!

  32. BRIANA says:

    totally love that cute olive colored jacket! I wish I knew where to get something similar

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