Monday, January 19, 2015

OVERSIZED

There are so many great things about living in the Bay Area and impromptu trips to wine country ranks high on my list of  reasons to love it here. I always find myself in Napa, but on the first weekend of the new year, I did something different and headed to Sonoma instead. I'll do a separate post later about my experience there, but for now let's talk about this Zara coat...

I was unsure about this coat. Don't get me wrong — I love it, but I wasn't sure that I loved it for me. I'm short and small a.k.a petite and I wasn't sure the oversized silhouette was good for my frame. But you know what? I said, it's a new year, let me try something different + this thing is extremely warm and it was rather chilly this day, so I went for it! What do you think of the coat? 

WEARING: ZARA COAT ON SALE FOR $39, forever 21 scarf (how about this HOODED INFINITY SCARF), h&m sweater, CENTS OF STYLE NECKLACE, banana republic pants, vince camuto wedges, furla bag, target mirror glasses
WORN TO: taste wine (the beautiful LEDSON WINERY) featured here

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Monday, January 12, 2015

THE BLUEPRINT

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Do you have a favorite color? I don't think I do or at least not one that I am really loyal to. If I had to pick a color it certainly wouldn't be blue, however I am loving all the shades and prints of blue in this outfit. Happy Monday! 

WEARING: GAP SCARF, chambray shirt & jeans, cardigan & sunnies from tj maxx, dolce vita boots, MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE SPORT WATCH, DAVID YURMAN BRACELET and ring
WORN TO: run errands

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Monday, January 5, 2015

RED BOTTOMS

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Dad: Your shoes have red bottoms!
Me: OMG! Mom did you just hear that?
Mom: No, what?
Me: Dad said "Your shoes have red bottoms". 
Me & Mom: *Uncontrollable laughter*
Dad: I don't get it???

Hahahahahahahahaha! Happy New Year!!

PS. Did you notice the double peplum?

WEARING: bebe leather jacket (VERY SIMILAR FOR $110), statement necklace from macys, GAP MERINO SWEATER, banana republic peplum skirt (CUTE BLACK/WHITE PATTERNED OPTION), very old christian louboutin booties (EYEING THESE)
WORN TO: midnight mass

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Monday, December 29, 2014

CAPED

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Time is winding down for this year and I am ending  things on a high note with one of my favorite discoveries of 2014  — THE CAPE! I guess it's not completely accurate to say I made the discovery this year, but it's 100% true that I fell in love with them this summer while in Paris and back here in the States, I've treated myself to two of them! This lovely grey sweater cape and a tan plaid one that is more of an outerwear piece (coming soon to a blog near you).

 I also fell in love with pearls and brooches this year. Sophisticated much?

Happy New Year kids! See you in 2015.

WEARINGANTHROPOLOGIE CAPE, old navy snake blouse (SIMILAR UNDER $35), GAP 1969 LEGGING JEANCOLE HAAN ADLER GREY BOOT on sale for under $250
WORN TO: church and holiday event at the DUNSMUIR HOUSE

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Monday, December 22, 2014

SIMPLE & CHIC

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Black pants, white blouse and a pop of color with a killer pump — to me that is simply chic and a great way to wind down the year.

WEARING: vest from sample sale, h&m blouse, urban outfitters pants, jean michel cazabat pumps
WORN TO: thanksgiving dinner

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Monday, December 8, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR: HOLIDAY PARTYING

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There are so many things to love about this time of year, and holiday partying is definitely on my list. I mean, who doesn't like an excuse to dress up? I certainly do, although this year I toned down my dressing up to kick off the holiday party season. In fact, I could (and would) wear this skirt and sweater combo just about any day of the week. But with the red shoe, lip, and nails, and a little gigantic statement necklace, I think it took the look from everyday to holiday chic! 'Tis the season...

Here's what I wore to this same holiday party LAST YEAR & the YEAR BEFORE. Which look is your favorite?

WEARING: GAP MERINO SWEATER  on sale for$29, j crew necklace (SIMILAR), anthroplogie midi skirt (LOVE THIS ONESIMILAR), neiman marcus bag, jean michel cazabat pumps (RED MANOLO'S), david yurman rings

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Monday, December 1, 2014

STRAWBERRY BUBBLEGUM

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving & Thanksgiving weekend! I certainly did — the food, the people, the partying, the shopping :-/ I was supposed to be good and not participate in Black Friday, but....that didn't happen. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a deal, and now I'm eating ramen for the next two weeks. Ha!

And speaking of deals, I got this dress for the super low-low at Urban Outfitters many moons ago. It was one of those things where I wasn't in love with it, but it was so cheap I thought "Why not?" Glad I did. Turns out, I actually like it. 

WEARING: urban outfitters dress (SIMILAR), free style revolution denim jacket (SIMILAR), thrifted belt, necklace from nordstrom, nine west booties (THESE are hottttttttt), TARGET GAMMA RAY SUNGLASSES
WORN: day-partying 

P.S. A special s/o to my fav photographer, my dad, for having fun with me on our shoots and capturing great candid moments!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR: FRIENDSGIVING

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are enjoy the day with loved ones, counting all your blessings and taking naps in between online shopping ;)  
 Last Saturday I hosted Friendsgiving and this is what I wore and how I set the table.
I love THIS COBALT BLUE DRESS (under $20 from Forever 21), but I don't necessarily recommend bodycon when you plan on stuffing your face, but I do however recommend keeping it cute ;)

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Sunday, November 16, 2014

HEY PUMPKIN

Hey Pumpkin! You know I love clothes, and you know I love blogging and you know I love food, but did you know I love to cook? I'm not big into desserts and baking (I'd rather eat chips and make some tilapia), BUT I love pumpkin anything. I've shared an easy, pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe with you below just in time for Thanksgiving! You can thank me later :) On to the fashion...
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 I've never been one to shy away from white after Labor Day. In California, sunless days are few and far between, especially with this crazy drought we are having. So, why not wear white in Noevember when it's 65 & sunny. In fact, to me this look is very fall chic with the dark grey blouse and animal print pumps. What do you think—is this fall look #simplychic or simply wrong?

WEARING: zara blazer, nordstrom blouse, macys necklace, gap jeans, jean michel cazabat pumps,
WORN TO: church and brunch

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PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE RECIPE
*i added a mashed banana, you know...to make it healthy ;) and i also didn't use allspice (isn't that a deodorant ha!) or ground cloves