Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BIRTHDAY (JUMP)SUIT II

Can I just tell you that I scored this pink snake print jumpsuit for $13 at Marshall's?! Talk about a steal! It could have been, $43 $33 and I would have bought it and thought to myself "this is a great deal", so $13?? Wow! As my grandmother would say, you can't beat that with an egg beater. 
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And speaking of deals, I don't remember exactly what I paid for THIS bag (currently under $150), but she came in under what I budgeted for a nice black bag. I kid you not, I searched for years for the right bag at the right price and finally, I found her!
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On another note, I'm headed to 3 countries in 5 days! Talk about a whirlwind. I won't be posting while I'm away, but as always you can join me on my trip via INSTAGRAM! Toodles! 

WEARING: snake print jumpsuit from marshall's (INC INTERNATIONAL SNAKESKIN JUMPSUITVINCE CAMUTO PRINTED COWL NECK JUMPSUIT), FURLA PAPER MOON SAFFIANO TOTE BAG on sale for under $150, free style revolution denim jacket (BDG DENIM JACKET TOM'S AVIATORS c/o, DAVID YURMAN RING
WORN TO: wine tasting at ROSENBLUM CELLARS, & dinner at CHOP BAR for my birthday celebration part 2
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

WORK IT

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I swore up and down that I would never work in a business casual office. In fact, at one point I didn't take a second round interview because the office (people, ambiance, outfits) was too stiff for me. Welllllllllllll guess what? Times have changed and so have I, and I've taken a new job at a company with a business casual dress code!
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I was nervous and excited because on the one hand I thought that meant I would have to go out and buy a whole new wardrobe but on the other hand — guilt free shopping! Turns out a lot of what I have in my closet will work for a business casual environment,  prime example being what I am wearing in this post. 
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Aside from these new babies, which I bought as my comfy commuter & office pumps (ha!) and my statement necklace I won in a giveaway, nothing here is new or was bought for my new work wardrobe.
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I didn't wear this exact look to work but with a slightly dressier pair of black pants I certainly could, and this would be considered business casual (in my mind at least). At the end of the day, I still work in eCommerce/corporate retail/fashion and I think bringing your own style to business casual is totally acceptable. Over on IG, I'm calling it #officechic. 


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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

BIRTHDAY (JUMP)SUIT

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Well kids, if you follow me on INSTAGRAM you already know, this past weekend was my birthday weekend and this is what I wore on Friday night — just me and my birthday (jump)suit! Last year when I turned 30, I wanted so badly to wear a jumpsuit and I couldn't find the right one anywhere. Now, they are taking over my closest (wait for my next post) but this one just felt right for 31! 

WEARING: zara jumpsuit (similar fabulous options 1,2,3) j crew necklace (J. CREW CRYSTAL SPIKE NECKLACE), prada heels (GOOD OPTION FOR FALL), MAC REBEL LIPSTICK
WORN TO: dinner at EUREKA RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, followed by partying at THE CELLAR

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Monday, August 4, 2014

OLD LADY CHIC

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Fisherman on my feet, searsucker on my head, Hawaiian print on my back — it doesn't get more old lady than this.

WEARING: j. crew cap (MONOGRAM OPTION), nordstom necklace, OLD NAVY BLUE HAWAIIAN SHIRTGAP 1969 LEGGING JEANSCROWN VINTAGE BABS SANDAL
WORN TO: my church picnic

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Monday, July 28, 2014

BEACHY CLEAN

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I love the Bay Area and Northern California, but we are definitely in short supply of warm beaches, and if you live in San Francisco, warm weather in general.  I don't know if it's a good thing or a bad thing, but because of the mild temps, we have warm blood. If the forecast says 65 and sunny that means bring out the short shorts and tank tops because it's gonna be hot ;) On this particular day my journey started at a very chilly 6:00 a.m., so I left the daisy dukes and bikini top at home and opted for a maxi skirt and crocheted sweater instead.



WEARING: gap sweater (OASAP YELLOW CROCHETED SWEATER, urban outfitters skirt (SIMILAR,SIMILAR), furla bag (VERY SIMILAR), nordstrom necklace
WORN TO: Carmel by the Sea (SEE PICS OF CARMEL HERE)
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Monday, July 21, 2014

CARMEL BY THE SEA

I recently took an impromptu day trip to Carmel California and I was so impressed with the beautiful beach and the quaint town that I thought I'd share some of my pictures from the trip. Enjoy! 

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Early morning overcast skies only add to the beauty of this beach.
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The sand is white, smooth and pebble free, but beware of the kelp and flies that come with it! 
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This grey and white bungalow is a house after my heart! Can you imagine sitting in that rocking chair and looking at...
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this view everyday?
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Art in the form of a tree.
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Did I mention this town is quaint? 

I didn't get a chance to do one of my favorite things in life while in Carmel...EAT. But I did in Monterey. 
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Lots of fresh seafood at Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf if you're into that sort of thing.
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Lots of candy and other goodies if you're not. 
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I personally recommend the clam chowder and hot crab sandwich at OLD FISHERMAN'S GROTTO.

Monday, July 14, 2014

WHAT TO WEAR: TO THE CLUB

I’m a once a quarter/special occasion party girl mainly because I am high maintenance when it comes to clubbing. I don’t want to wait in line. I want a place to put my purse and rest my feet. I don’t want to wave my hand for 10 minutes trying to get the bartenders attention and I don’t want to get bumped into as people pretend they don’t see my 5’2” petite frame. So the only way to avoid all of this is bottle service and we know that can get pricey, so as I said to start, I’m a once a quarter/special occasion party girl.
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For this reason, I typically don’t buy “club clothes”. For what I do on the weekends, (lounges, dinners, day parties etc.) I don’t need a special wardrobe. So when I saw this dress on the clearance rack at Urban Outfitters, I almost left it.  But I’m so glad I didn’t! Nearly a year after I bought it, I dug it out of my closet (still in the bag) for my friend’s birthday party and I kinda love it! 

WEARING: urban outfitters dress, thrifted bag, dolce vita heels, mac rebel lipstick 
WORN TO: party,party,party

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Monday, July 7, 2014

7th OF JULY

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Happy 7th of July!! Did you have a fun long weekend? I certainly did — perfect mix of fun, relaxation, and some outlet shopping. I can't think of a better way to celebrate the 238th birthday of our great nation than to help the economy with some retail therapy. 
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O by the way, how do you like the new hair? Her name is YASMINE, she's a quick weave/half wig and I love her :)

WEARING: h&m blazer (J CREW NAVY BLAZER UNDER$100), thrifted blouse, (love THIS navy/white option) GAP 1969 LEGGING JEANS, jean michel cazabat pumps (FABULOUS OPTION), macy's necklace, kenneth cole watch, target cap (recently purchased this J. CREW SEERSUCKER BASEBALL CAP)
WORN TO: dinner at JASMINE BLOSSOM

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