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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

CROPPED

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I've been dying for a crop top skirt set, and finally when summer is over, I get one...go figure. Initially I thought this would be more of a night time look, but I don't know about baring my belly and wearing heels at the same time. Not quite sure that's me, so instead I opted to do the crop top thing during the day with sneakers and a flannel. I like to think of it as down to earth sexy and/or California cool.

WEARING:  boohoo crop top set (ASOS SKIRT SET), old navy flannel & necklace, xoxo leaopard sneakers (VANS LEOPARD SNEAKERS), michael kors bag, TOMS AVIATORS
WORN TO: the movies & saturday erreands

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Monday, November 3, 2014

ORANGE IS THE NEW CHIC

Well, since it's November, we just celebrated Halloween, AND the Giants won the World Series, I think some orange linen pants are in order.

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Orange is a tricky color to wear, but I think I found what works for me — stay away from black and go with grey and/or brown instead. Happy Monday!

WEARING: zara blazer & blouse, j crew necklace & pants, bcbgeneration wedges, louis vuitton bag
WORN TO: church & movies

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PINK POST: BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who joined in to be part of this Pink Post and support the fight against breast cancer. I will be donating $10 on behalf of each of you to the CAROL ANN READ BREAST CENTER, a place near and dear to my heart. I've had a lump for 10+ years and because I discovered it when I was so young it was always assumed that it was benign. Well 3 years ago, while I was in grad school and under-insured the lovely folks at this center held my hand, hugged me, checked in on me, did a biopsy on the lump and gave me a mammogram all for FREE! I am so grateful that everything was/is benign and so grateful that a place exists that a woman with little to no insurance can go and know that she will be taken care of. Now that I have insurance and a full time job, $100 is the least I can do to help the next under-insured lady who walks through those doors.  

DID YOU KNOW...
Did you know that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer?
Did you know African American women are more likely to be diagnosed with the disease before age 40 than other races?
Did you know most women who develop breast cancer do not have a family history of the disease?
Did you know around 40% of lumps are discovered with self exams? (I found mine!)
Did you know 80% of biopsied breast lumps are benign? (I'm part of this 80%!)
Did you know extra pounds increases your risk of breast cancer and decreases your chances of survival?
Did you know 2,000+ men will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year?
Did you know breast cancer is not a death sentence?

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This post is dedicated to my Aunt Linda. May 20, 1956-October 20, 2014. May she rest in perfect peace. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

CONFESSIONS

If you haven't submitted your pink moment (clothes, polish, accessories or whatever you want) to be featured in my Pink Post, there's still time! Email your submission to iamsimplychic@gmail.com or use the tag #simplychicpink on Instagram. Don't forget, your submission also means a donation to the CAROL ANN READ BREAST CENTER. Go Pink!
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I hope you enjoyed traveling through London, Paris & Amsterdam with me. I am back to regularly scheduled posts for now. I wore this particular look to church/brunch and then I turned around later in the week and wore it to work ;) Confessions of a lazy fashion blogger.

WEARING: target jacket via NIC'S PICKSBANANA REPUBLIC PANTS, neiman marcus purse, nordstrom necklace & blouse, JEAN-MICHEL CAZABAT PUMPS

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