A Day in the Life

simple and dressy for summer

The last few days have been lovely and warm in the afternoon. It’s like SF is giving it all it’s got to make us not want to move this weekend. “Don’t go!” it says, “I can try really hard to have good weather! See? Look! Sun!”

So I threw the city a bone and broke out some polka dot shorts I recently bought in anticipation of the hot Manhattan summer. Don’t tell New York that I let SF get the shorts first, ok?

Yesterday was as typical as any for a gal who’s working, cleaning out her apartment, and prepping to move cross country. Here are some snapshots: 


I stopped by the art store to pick up a gift certificate/thank you gift. Do you find that art stores are totally dangerous impulse purchase zones? I do. Between all the lovely sketchbooks (that thick, luscious paper!), the spectrum of paint colors, and all the fun types of brushes, it’s a wonder I don’t walk out of there with the entire store. I have no skills in drawing or painting, but art stores make me yearn for elementary school craft time, just so I can play.



After the art store, I swung by the Palace Hotel to mail something at the UPS store (oddly enough, yes, there’s a UPS store in this swank hotel). I’ve been in the lobby of the Palace twice in the last week, which is twice more than I’ve been in it over the last seven years. I was kinda bummed I didn’t know how gorgeous it was before — check out that ceiling! The exterior of the hotel has all kinds of cool architectural details too. It almost reminded me of being in Paris (um, almost).

At home, Joe and I got busy creating lots more piles of trash and giveaway stuff. We have a charity coming by today to pick up all the things we want to donate (or didn’t have time to sell). Did I actually just show you a picture of some junk piled up in my apartment? Yes, because welcome to my life right now. Our house is a freaking disaster zone.



With the weather being so sunny, Joe and I walked over to a local Caribbean place. It’s a total hole in the wall; if you didn’t know it was there, you’d walk right past it. Once inside, you still wouldn’t know anything great is happening — it’s when you walk all the way to the back and arrive at a big outdoor patio that you realize what a gem this place is! Huge servings, reasonable prices, delish jerk chicken. Perfect in the summer!


I worked and sorted junk throughout the afternoon, and around 5pm, welcomed my friend Maryann to our (very messy) home. We all shared a bottle of sparkling wine, then headed to dinner at a local sushi joint. I adore their happy hour — everything on the menu with an asterisk is half off. You can’t beat it! It was so great to catch up and say goodbye to a dear friend before we leave this weekend.

In this post:
Madewell Polka Dot Shorts (here or here) | Joe Fresh blouse | Sam Edelman wedges

Palace Hotel | Primo Patio | Tsunami Sushi

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  1. 5.15.13
    Rachelle said:

    It must be so exciting to move to NY, I would love a big change like that. Love your outfit, the wedges are so cute.


  2. 5.15.13

    I love your easy breezy outfit! I hope everything goes well this weekend, we are looking forward to getting you over here on the east coast!

    X Kenzie


  3. 5.15.13

    Big moves are scary and exciting– it’s fun to share it with your husband though. I’ll never forget our move from Boston to Chicago. Fun memories. Good luck!

  4. 5.15.13

    You’re looking fabulous as always… LOVE the sandals! Hope the move is going smoothly and looking forward to seeing you on this side of the continent! X

  5. 5.15.13
    kelsey said:

    your first photo, of the chic shorts and blouse – so gorgeous
    kw ladies in navy
    enter our giveaway!

  6. 5.15.13
    Mikala said:

    I’m in the same boat, we’re moving to Boston on June 1st. It’s a crazy ride and I’ve loved following your moving process. Makes me feel a little bit more sane knowing that it’s crazy for other people too!

  7. 5.15.13

    You are the cutest! I thought that blouse was Equipment ’til I got to the bottom of your post. I still haven’t been to a Joe Fresh! Need to get on that.

    Good luck packing! Looking forward to seeing you in NY.

    x Hallie

  8. 5.15.13
    sarah said:

    I really love your whole outfit! I’m glad you got some shorts-wearing in, as it’s currently way too cold in NYC. I must say, I’m a big fan of these ‘day in the life’ type posts!

  9. 5.15.13
    Rachel said:

    Love your outfit here!

  10. 5.15.13

    love your outfit! good luck with the move… so stressful! xoxo

  11. 5.15.13
    Kayla said:

    Aww I loved reading a day in the life about you! You are adorable! : )


  12. 5.15.13
    Meg said:

    Your outfit is adorable!
    p.s. I hate organizing and saying good-bye.


  13. 5.15.13
    Phoebe said:

    cute outfit! i miss playing around with gouache :) good luck on your move!

    hashtagphoebe on bloglovin

  14. 5.15.13

    Darling sandals and shorts! Your day totally brought me back to my out of state move last summer. Hang in there, it can be daunting!

  15. 5.15.13
    Hitha said:

    That shirt looks great on you! Best of luck with the move and coming into NYC!


  16. 5.15.13

    You’re right…that hotel is insanely gorgeous. Just like your statement necklace.

  17. 5.15.13
    Alexa said:

    Such a cute outfit Victoria! That is crazy about the SF weather! Man I love that city though. Love New York too…it’ll be a good home.

  18. 5.15.13
    Lena said:

    How have I never take advantage of Tsunami’s happy hour–until now, that is!

  19. 5.15.13

    Victoria, I love this look. Easy and so put together at the same time. Gorgeous color on you btw!

  20. 5.15.13

    you are adorable. and you would feel better about your junk if you saw my office right now. scary sauce.

    i always go straight for the sharpies and spray paint at the art store! color. whore.

  21. 5.15.13

    Ooh, what sushi place is that?

    • 5.15.13
      vmacandcheese said:


  22. 5.15.13

    Sounds like a great day. I really love your green top by the way. Perfect colour for summer.

  23. 5.15.13

    Great shorts! How exciting to be moving to NYC!

  24. 5.17.13
    Ailee said:

    I love this outfit! You look gorgeous :)

  25. 5.17.13

    You look adorable! LOVE the ensemble!

  26. 5.19.13
    Abby said:

    Oh my goodness, I love your shoes, haha, I wore them to my HS graduation this past Friday! So comfortable!

  27. 5.27.13
    Connie said:

    Cute shoes on cute feet!