Monday, June 29, 2015


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As of late, I have a thing for bodycon dresses in solid, bold colors. It's a way to be chic without putting much (or any) thought into the look, and right now the less energy I can put into figuring out what I'm going to wear, the better.
WEARING: FOREVER 21 BODY CON DRESS, nordstrom necklace, neiman marcus bag, dolce vita sandals (SIMILARVERY SIMILAR), DAVID YURMAN OVAL LINK BRACELET

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Friday, June 19, 2015


You all know I am a fan of eShakti (check out all of my posts HERE) and if you think it couldn't get better than cute, customized, affordable clothing, you my friend are wrong. First let me start off by saying eShakti now carries one of my favorite clothing items on the planet — JUMPSUITS!!!!

Secondly, they now make it easier for you to shop by providing you with thematic categories to shop from.


And lastly, if you create an account you'll get a $30 shopping credit and for this weekend only if you use the code SIMPLYCHIC35, you'll get $35 off your order!

So what's your favorite item? What style do you most identify with — Contemporary, Bohemian or Retro Modern? I see a bit of my schizophrenic style in all 3 :) Maybe the next theme will be Urban Chic or Cali Cool!

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Monday, June 15, 2015


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Remember in THIS post when I told you I would show you the dressed up version of my zara sweater jacket? Well here it in my LBD (leather black dress). It's the complete opposite of pairing it with sweater joggers but it's so versatile that it still works. I especially love how the leather panels coordinate so perfectly with the leather cutouts on the dress and my Zara strappy sandals & statement necklace from ROCKSBOX pull it altogether.

WEARING: perry street necklace via ROCKSBOX, zara heels & jacket, banana republic dress, bag via tj maxx
WORN TO: party & drinks at the DRAKE

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Monday, June 8, 2015


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Every time I go to Napa, I discover a new favorite winery. During last month's visit, that new winery was ARTESAThe grounds are breathtaking and the wine is sooooo good that I looked into becoming a member :) A detailed Napa post coming soon to a blog near you...

WEARING: american apparel crop top, skirt from marshalls, dooney & bourke bag, MIA TAYLOR SANDAL (UNDER $30!!!), necklace via ROCKSBOX
WORN: wine tasting in napa

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I don't know what I love more — my sweater jacket from Zara, or my sweater joggers from Gap. I wear the jacket a few times a week because it makes everything a bit more chic. You will see how I dressed it up in a future post.

And, the joggers are soft like cashmere, for a fraction of the price. In fact, I enjoy them so much, I went back to get them in black. They are perfect for travel, running errands or of course you can dress them up a bit with heels like I did here.

I highly recommend both!

WORN TO: watch the WARRIORS game

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Monday, May 25, 2015


When you want to dress for the occasion, but not be so obvious, go with stars in black & white. Happy Memorial Day! 

Monday, May 18, 2015


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Don't let the sunglasses fool you. It's cold! And it's been cold for weeks now. We are finally getting our May.

WEARING: the limited cape (BROOKS BROTHERS CAPE), BANANA REPUBLIC SLOAN SLIM FIT ANKLE PANTS, louis vuitton speedy bag, nine west pumps (GOOD OPTION)
WORN TO: church

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Monday, May 11, 2015


Last month I headed back to Scottsdale for my semi-annual (hopefully no semi—just annual) girl’s weekend/#spacation. Aside from the laid back, pure relaxation component of this trip, one of my favorite things about going to Scottsdale is that there is very little planning involved. We can just show up, and we already know where to eat, where to spa & what to do because if it ain’t broke…

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This year we did try one new restaurant for breakfast that I highly recommend (DAILY DOSE), found a dinner spot we’ll try next year (SUMO MAYA), stumbled upon the cutest vintage boutique (FASHION BY ROBERT BLACK) & stayed at the vibrant instaready SAGUARO HOTEL
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In keeping with the laid back nature of the trip, I kept it comfy most of the extended weekend in flowy maxi dresses, kimonos, cut offs, bikinis and flats. All in all, it was a great weekend with great company!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


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I had the pleasure of teaming up and shooting with Brittany of WORK IT, BERK. Here's a snippet from our Q&A:

What’s your name? Where do you live? What do you do?Hi! I'm Simply Chic. I'm originally from Oakland, currently living in Emeryville and working in San Francisco, doing online marketing for a department store.

What do you like the most about blogging?My favorite thing about blogging is looking through and editing all the pictures, which is odd because my least favorite thing is taking the pictures. I also really, really appreciate all of my loyal readers and I enjoy reading their comments and checking out their pages. 

What do you do when you’re not blogging?I am trying new restaurants and recipes, taking a trip or planning one, checking my Instagram feed, pinning on Pinterest, volunteering, working my 9-5, and any & everything that involves being outdoors, except amusement parks. I’m terrified of roller coasters. 

Read the full interview HERE.

WEARING: GAP MERINO SWEATER (on sale for $19), ann taylor skirt (NEED THIS ONE FOR $23), DOLCE VITA TESSAH SANDALS (on sale for $56), earrings via ROCKSBOX, calvin klein necklace, neiman marcus bag
WORN TO: shoot with brittany & brunch at THE FRONT PORCH

PS. Loving my Gorjana earrings via ROCKSBOX, so much so that I am going to buy them at a discounted price with my shine spend! Don't forget to sign up & get your first month free with the code iamsimplychicxoxo. Details HERE. 

Monday, April 27, 2015


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S I X years ago to the day this blog came to life. Can you believe that? It's hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that my first post was in 2009...crazy-bananas!
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Back then, the blogesphere was far less saturated than it is now. Most of the bloggers I followed  at the time were dressed to the     N I N E S in every single post, and while they were fun to look at, what they wore wasn't really feasible for my every day world of going to work, and brunch and Target. Ha!
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I created my blog as a place where women can see how other women who live ordinary lives dress. I created a place to hopefully inspire you and give you outfit ideas. I created a place to show you that classic, doesn't always mean boring especially when you add pineapples (and great pumps) on top.
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So, cheers to 6 years, sticktoitvness, classic style, and you — my lovely readers!

WEARING: h&m blazer (J CREW NAVY BLAZER), j crew pineapple sweater (SIMILAR), GAP 1969 WHITE SKINNY JEANS, nine west thorie pumps (SUMMER OPTION), cents of style california necklace (SIMILAR FOR $6)

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