“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci.
Stripe Hoodie Dress + Calafia Palo Alto Review
Dress: I have 2 options for you, and they’re both markdowns from $98 to $19-$24. It’s my holiday present to you! (And yes, I paid full price a few months ago. :-()
- Max Studio Stripe Hoodie Dress. Available in Coral-Ivory and Blue-Ivory (grey stripe sold out).
- Max Studio Hooded Stripe Shift Dress. Available in Grey-Ivory (Blue-Ivory sold out).
Shoes: I’v done both pumps and flats with this dress (no, not at the same time, smarty pants), and they both work really well. I wouldn’t recommend anything too ‘pretty’, like sandals, instead try something edgier. My top two recommendations are: Sperry’s two-eye boat shoes in mint leather are so cool. These pumps by BCBGeneration are neutral (beige), and still have a lot of character (love the laser cut out) – aaaaand they’re on sale!!
So, back to Calafia Review – this is a wonderful neighborhood spot (in Palo Altos California, across the street from Stanford University) specializing in farm-to-table California cuisine, serving organic, sustainable, healthy, delicious food. I like how extensive their vegetarian section is. I also appreciate their service – it can often get busy, and in spite of that, they’re pretty attentive without hovering (I’m not a fan of hoverers). My friend ordered Fiery Bottom BBQ Pork Bowl (it was delicious!). And I ordered the Guanciale Burrata Pizza with cured Pork cheek (it was really tasty). Here’s their menu page (if you haven’t been there already).