The New York Baby leaves Kennedy Airport in what would normally be her late-Spring/Summer "uniform"--a sweet little sundress, preferably sleeveless. (This little number was brought home from Paris by none other than our favorite airport driver, MacBeth.)
It did not take many days of fifty and sixty-something San Francisco Spring for Mom to figure out that this would not work. In the City by the Bay, it is all about layers! Here is a step by step guide:
Start with the pale purple sundress Baby appeared in all Spring back home in New York. Add her sister's hooded pullover sweater (because, on those last sweltering days at home, you forgot to pack a proper one for her), rolling up the sleeves. If the pullover is the color of the Pacific on a sunny day, so much the better!
Pull on a pair of thick stockings to keep out the cold, but easy to remove if the day turns warm. A pair of sturdy little moccasins will keep Baby steady on those challenging hills. If the moccasins feature luscious little strawberries as a reminder of Kristen and Suzanne's upcoming Strawberry Festival, so much the better!
Do not forget a floppy safari hat to keep the sun off Baby's face, because, cool as it is, it is still summer. If the hat has the words "San Francisco Zoo" emblazoned across the top, so much the better!