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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Dressing the part


Today I'm flying cross-country to San Francisco! I'll be giving a presentation on Wednesday morning, so my trip is just 24-hours long. I haven't taken a business trip in like five years, and it feels exciting. Also my twin sister Lucy lives there, so we'll be jam-packing some quality time into one evening together. (We're thinking Italian food and Mindy Kaling.)

If I could pack anything in my suitcase, I'd choose one of these shoes or bags. J.Crew has been nailing it with their new handbag and shoe shop. They'd transition well from work to play, and wouldn't they lovely for fall? See the full collection here.

Yahoo, San Francisco, here I come! (I've been told not to call it San Fran:)

(Top photo by Max Wanger; graphic design by Rachel for A Cup of Jo)

84 comments:

Charlotte said...

Those bags definitely make me want to shop!

Nicole said...

I've lived here for years and I call it San Fran :-) !

Lynn said...

I was told not to call it San Fran either, SF will do for them! I was there for a long weekend recently and I ate so well!!

Rachel said...

Yay have a lovely time! And yes, definitely NO San Fran!

dizzy_izzy said...

Is Frisco acceptable? I had a college friend that always called it Frisco.

Trina said...

How fun! Are you ladies going for Italian food in the city or on the peninsula?

a lovely being said...

mmm, those top mary jane pumps are beautiful!

have fun, joanna! x

kosenrufu mama said...

have a wonderful time in san francisco, i love the bags!they would be perfect for fall time...

Diana McNeill said...

never frisco. sf or san francisco should suffice.

Elsa de Diego said...

Awesome! Have fun and good luck on the presentation! xoxo

Karen said...

I've always been told that Frisco was completely unacceptable by my relatives who live up there.

Jojo A. said...

It's not quite fall here just yet. Supposed to be 80* in SF this weekend. But drops in the evenings. September and October are our "summer" months here :). Enjoy!!

Erin said...

Have a great time, Joanna! And if you can, enjoy the time to yourself (even if only on the plane). You've earned it!

And the mary janes are to die for...

Katherine Kulwiec said...

Just moved from SF and I miss the food! Eat way too much for me.

kathryngb said...

I LOVE that you said not to call it San Fran. I live there and cringe every time I hear it. Problem is there's really no polite way to tell somebody that noooo one who lives there would ever say that, b/c it's such a minor thing. So yes, thank you.

Alina Valero said...

i hate when people call it san fran! and i hate when people call california "cali", i don't know why!

Trina said...

P.S. Didn't you guys already watch the MK preview on Hulu?? ;) Haha, but it's worth watching again.

c & b said...

Born and bred. Frisco is the worst, San Fran is next worst. SF, San Francisco, or the City.
Period.

Yes, we're very adamant, very possessive about the name.
cg

The Slow Pace said...

Have a nice time! I would love to visit San Francisco! My favourite TVshow when I was a kid was Full House ;-)
And those loafers (or are they slippers?) would be perfect to walk up and down the hills. Love them!

www.theslowpace.wordpress.com

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

eeek im going next month too for two days!!! that is so cute your twin lives there. and yes mindy is gonna be awesome i cant wait to watch it!!! have fun be safe

Aya said...

Me too! Pet peeves of mine for no good reason!

Kirsten said...

Oooo! SO exciting!
I dearly want a job that will involve a good bit of travel.
San Francisco sounds grand!

Have fun with your sister : )

-Kirsten
mylifetintedpink.blogspot.com

Gina said...

I'm going there Thursday for a long (bday) weekend! And trying to figure out the best place to go out for dinner Friday night...so many options!

Jill Turner said...

I don't think there is anything wrong with San Fran...most of my friends call it SF, San Fran, or San Francisco...never Frisco though!

Where are you grabbing Italian food? Flour + Water is amazing in SF and Osterria is a great place in Palo Alto. Have a fun trip and welcome to the Bay! :)

XO Jill

ariana said...

If you are in Hayes Valley, swing by and see me at Gimme Shoes!
Amazing shoes and fun and friendly staff.

Gimme Shoes
381 Hayes street

Have fun and enjoy time with your twin!

Xx

melissa said...

As a native, I can tell you all that there are currently 2 acceptable ways of referring to San Francisco: 1. San Francisco and 2. SF.

Have a great visit here!

Lisa said...

Those Mary Jane pumps are to die for.

**As someone who lives here, calling it San Fran or Frisco immediately gets you labeled as a tourist. We call it the city or San Francisco.

AVY said...

Loving that first pair of shoes.

/Avy

http://mymotherfuckedmickjagger.blogspot.com

myheartscontentblog.com said...

Or The City.

so excited you're going to be here!

M.M. said...

Just don't call it Frisco. (I almost feel like I shouldn't even be typing that.)

-An SF resident

Zoomie said...

No San Fran. No Frisco. Just San Francisco. Or SF. Or "The City." Enjoy your quick visit to our fair city.

Mia Stizzo said...

hahaha...it's "san francisco" or "sf". have a good time!

Sarah Tucker said...

Ahhh I love all of those shoes and bags!

Have fun!

-Sarah {tuckerup.blogspot.com}

Chelsea said...

Wow, good luck in San Fran! Love the shoes!

Meg said...

Aw, how much fun! And yes. Never call it, 'san fran'. All of the locals can tell ;)

Dana DeVolk said...

I've always wanted to go to San Fran, hehe! I'm totally jealous. P.S. Love the read bag!

<3 Dana @ This Silly Girl's Life

Cheryl Hurley said...

Those bags are fantastic! They're the perfect blend of well-made, leather, almost luxe.. but nearly workhorse-level versatility. Oh, and none of them even creeps towards $1000. You've inspired me on my handbag investment!

Have a safe trip :)

Cheryl
www.thestylistquo.com

Cheryl Hurley said...

I've heard the locals used to call it Frisco.. and then I heard only non-locals call it Frisco! So what DO the locals call the City by the Bay?

Sparkling Ruby said...

No Frisco either!! : )

domonique matthews said...

you sound as excited as this SF girl is when i get to fly to NYC!! not sure where you are going to be, but these are a few of our italian favorites. A16, Farina, & Delfina.

Sarah said...

That makes me feel better because I'm a newbie to the bay area and have been calling it San Fran too. I didn't want to get thrown out lol!

sev2108 said...

please please please never call it San Fran. It's either San Francisco or the "city" (though I realize that's a bit provincial for someone from NYC. Where is your presentation?

sev2108 said...

AGREED!!!

Emily said...

I loooooove! The double strapped mary janes are so adorable! I hope you have a great presentation..... and that you'll share about it when you're done!

xoxo
Emily
emilyannestyle.com

Nantucket Daffodil said...

Happy travel!

hennypenny said...

Yes, definitely not San Fran nor Frisco. San Francisco or SF work fine. But who knows, maybe a few years from now calling it SF will be touristy and us locals will be calling it something else (like Oakland :) )

asiajane said...

I want the Booker boot.... must have Booker boot. Some day :)

amiechristo said...

Have a safe trip and those shoes all need to be in my closet right away!

marjorie picner said...

ohh fun - something big and exciting in the works?



picner.com

madiebaby said...

We call it "the city". Or San Francisco, which comes out sounding like "Sarencisco". Sometimes "SF" is appropriate. It's true that some very old-timers can get away with "Frisco" but they're the only ones... and San Fran just pegs you as a transplant, usually from the Midwest. :)

Ribbons Undone said...

oh! you guys should eat at Allegro Romano! My husband and I went to San Francisco for our honeymoon and we ate there two nights in a row! we had such a wonderful experience! Food, service, and atmosphere were exactly what we wanted. very nice place but with a casual/intimate vibe.

Carmen said...

Love those burgundy shoes. Hope you have a great time in San Francisco....one of my favorite cities!

xx,

http://www.VivaFashionBlog.com

Rachel said...

I lived in SF for a couple of years and definitely NO San Fran! San Francisco or SF. Have fun!

Jocelyn Pascall said...

Love those loafers! Have fun in San Francisco!

Tristen said...

I highly recommend Ragazza... best Italian food in SF!

http://www.ragazzasf.com/

Happy trails : )

L8Blmr said...

As a native - dear lord, please NO on both counts (Friso or San Fran) :-)

L8Blmr said...

Yay! My favorite blogger in my home town...enjoy!

Julie said...

have fun !
xx http://www.yuliamoscow.com/

Stephanie said...

Safe travels! Have a lot of fun!

http://sartorialstateofmind.blogspot.com

Michelle Cheng said...

I love everything jcrew!

Allison Thompson said...

You should check out Flour + Water!! Best food in the city and it just so happens to be Italian. Have a safe trip

Sapir @ The Sapphire Queen said...

How exciting! I've only been to San Francisco once when i was little and would LOVE to visit again! I hope your presentation goes well and you enjoy your 24 hours there haha
Sapir
thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

Vale Cervarich said...

Hallelujah!! Finally a blog post on this, that gets it right! :) I have yet to meet an old-timer who says Frisco. ps. I'm allergic to "Frisco" - I break out in hives when people say it. pps. the only time I don't call it the city is when I'm around New York people.

HI. I'm Julie. The Stalker. said...

What? We shouldn't call it San Fran? I'm freaking behind the times. Per usual.

http://www.etsystalkers.com/

Kirsten said...

My absolute favorite Italian restaurant is Locanda in the Mission. Great food, great wine, and beautiful decor. It's my go-to recommendation for friends who come into the city!

Ashley said...

I have lived in the Bay Area for 8 years--I love to call the city Frisco just to see people cringe.

Katie said...

Joanna, you and Lucy are going to have the best time!!! You must be beyond excited!

P.S. Favorite comment of the day: "I have lived in the Bay Area for 8 years--I love to call the city Frisco just to see people cringe." -Ashley
Hilarious!

CP and KW said...

gorgeous collection! enjoy the trip!
kw, Ladies in Navy

anna | Today I like Blog said...

wow so what is this presentation about?? good luck!

Lynn said...

I'm curious -- is this a sponsored post? I don't see any mention.

gratis total said...

Have a good trip!

Vicky said...

I wish i could also hop on a plane to SF today! Isn't it somehow the most european of all american cities? It's got such a nice vibe to it. Good luck with the conference!

http://suddenly-one-summer.blogspot.de/

Victoria said...

Lucky you! San Francisco is a beautiful city! ... I like the brown bag with brown boots!

Stylelinx said...

It's been a while since I've seen San Fran--have a fab trip

Elizabeth said...

Yes. Native San Franciscans (like me!) only abbreviate the name as either SF or The City. Do NOT, under any circumstances, refer to it as 'Frisco!

Have a wonderful trip!

Unknown said...

San Fran is fine. Just don't call it Frisco.
Enjoy our amazing town. If I may suggest...you can get tremendous Italian food in NY, but there is a tiny wonderful little restaurant by Ocean Beach called Outerlands (at Judah and 45th Ave) which will make you want to go home, pack up the family, and move to SF ASAP. I highly recommend it. No reservations. Just show up at 6pm when they open. Have fun!

Danielle said...

San Francisco is my favourite city to visit. Enjoy.

I love those mary jane pumps.

danielle_b said...

Haha I was just going to say, the city is also perfectly acceptable!

Alex said...

San Fran is okay! its just like every other abbrev out there. FRISCO IS NOT OKAY.

gi. said...

how exciting!
But oh no, from a native, never san fran and never ever frisco.
SF or 'the city' when you're in town and 'the bay' covers a lot of territory but includes the city, you're in 'the bay' when you're in the city.
it's so funny, these things.. have a wonderful trip.

Rachel Powell said...

We went to San Francisco on my honeymoon and my best friend (who'd lived there) said the same thing about not calling it San Fran. She said it's a sure-fire way to tell you're a tourist! Funny :)

Love all the J.Crew stuff too... I've been pining for that top left (red) satchel in blue! Love!

Stephanie Fazio (aka lealou) said...

just bought those jcrew boots 5 mins ago! :)

Marissa said...

It's true. We just call it "the city."

Marissa said...

It's true. We just call it "the city."

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