Getting Tree’d Up With Donna Lou

donna lou birch bark shirt1.jpgHow lovely is the Birch Bark print top from San Francisco designer Amanda Lefebre’s Donna Lou Fall 2007 collection? Like all the pieces in her latest collection, this top has an effortless quality mixed with a hint of surprise that comes from the cut and the print. It’s the sort of thing I feel like I could wear almost anywhere and to anything, especially in San Francisco. I’m always looking for pieces, like this one, that could offer serious mileage. The bar, profesh meeting, brunch, futzing around on a Saturday (and I don’t mean in that order…). I only wish I had a larger image of it to show off here.

If you’d like to see Donna Lou and a slew of other rad designers in the flesh this weekend, don’t miss the 2nd annual Michaelangelo Gallery Runway Show in Santa Cruz on Friday evening. If you missed San Francisco Fashion Week, this show is an excellent way to see designers of the same caliber – and for only $12. Way, way easier on the wallet. And hey, you can use the money you saved to snag some fab indie gear to sport this fall.