Remember not too long ago in THIS POSTwhen I was ragging a bit on California style? Well, one good thing about Cali style is Converse! I don't know the history of Converse and why people associate the brand with California (maybe because of Ice Cube???) but we'll take it!
As I stated in my last post, I went on a little adventure this past weekend, and that little adventure took me and 6 other ladies and gents to Lake Tahoe and we had a ball!!! We rented a condo in the Tahoe Keys and ate, drank, played games, gambled, and partied!
(emerald bay state park)
(el dorado beach)
Yes, skiing is missing off the list because unfortunately it was too windy to ski. But, I was just fine looking at the snow covered mountains in the distance. California is such a beautiful state!
PS: Has anyone ever played Cards Against Humanity? So fun!
**Simply Chic Travel Tip: Lake Tahoe**
If you want to stay in a vacation rental property, I recommend booking through LAKE TAHOE ACCOMMODATIONS. They give you complimentary wine when you arrive and after you book with them once you get 10% off all future rentals!
Also, EMERALD BAY is a must visit. The views are stunning and worth every minute of the windy drive up. Remember to bundle up. It's significantly colder up there than the "flatter" parts of the area.
Remember when I talked about HAT HAIR DAYS? They use to be few and far between, but now that I am growing out my relaxer, they are taking over my life. I am used to doing my hair myself once a week, but now I go to the salon every 2 weeks, and around day 10, I have no idea what to do with my limp, bodyless hair (suggestions welcomed). Until I figure it out, I will be growing my hat collection.
PS-I'm going on a little adventure this weekend. Make sure you follow me on INSTAGRAM to tag alone.
I love California and I love the Bay Area, but people are so casual here. And I am not talking about during the day. That's fine (although there is nothing wrong with getting cute for brunch). I'm mostly talking about nightlife. Back when I was living in Atlanta, I could have worn this dress on any given Friday or Saturday night, but not here. This dress sat in my closet for months before FINALLY an event came my way where I felt like I could wear it and not be overdressed. Perhaps it's just the places that I'm going because after all I'm a good bit older than I was when I was in Atlanta, and I tend more towards nice dinners, drinks and lounges than I do clubs and big parties these days. But whatever the reason, I miss not needing a special occasion to get dolled up :-/
In 2014, maybe I should wear what I want when I want and when people look at me like who does she think she is, I'll say Simply Chic. BAM! Cheers to a prosperous week ahead.
ETA: Read what author Danielle Steel has to say about San Francisco style HERE. It’s not very pleasant :-/
I always enjoy seeing how YAHOOgrades celebrities on their fashion. I rarely agree with what they say and I think "Is it me or is it them?". So I'm comparing their grades for last night's Grammys to my own. Read along and let me know what you think.
Beyonce in Michael Costello
Simply Chic B The dress is a work of art but the hair is too beachy and the make up is too heavy.
Madonna in Ralph Lauren
Simply Chic B+ I love it. It's so simply chic!The only reason she doesn't get an A is b/c she has gold grills in her mouth :-/
Pharrell in Vivienne Westwood (hat)
Simply Chic C- When I fist saw him, I thought "O no!!! His hat needs to be pushed down!" Then I realized that's how it was supposed to be WTH?
Ciara in Emilio Pucci
Simply Chic A+ What a sight for soar eyes! I love how the dress blends in perfectly with her skin tone. She's my best dressed.
Chrissy Teigen in Johanna Johnson
Simply Chic D And this how NOT to do metallic folks. I love Chrissy but I hate this dress and her hair. It's so tacky. Not sure what Yahoo was looking at.
Kelly Osbourne in Badgley Mischka
Simply Chic C Kelly is part of the Fashion Police and this is NOT fashion. It looks like a costume.
Simply Chic F- Really Paula? She needs to fire her stylist. She's my worst dressed.
Simply Chic A I love the color. I love the fabric. I love the fit. Kendrick did good!
The Queen in Carmen Marc Valvo
Simply Chic A+ Finally Yahoo and I agree. From hair to makeup and outfit choices, the Queen always gets it right. Take a cue from her Paula.
So what do you think? I'd love to see some of your letter grades for these and other celebrities last night.
Are folks still wearing sneaker wedges and liquid leggings? I shot and wore this outfit over a year ago and rediscovered these photos while trying to de-clutter my computer. So here you have it; my #tbt for the day!
You remember THIS post, where I kept you in suspense about what was underneath my coat? Well, here's the big reveal! It's a $2 thrifted skirt from good ole Goodwill. Happy Monday folks. I'm officially counting down to Friday.
WEARING: necklace from nordstrom, target sweater, thrifted skirt and belt from goodwill, nine west booties