Wednesday, May 30, 2012

instaberry: memorial day weekend

I have a Blackberry and therefore STILL don't have Instagram, but that doesn't mean I can't share my Memorial Day Weekend fun with you through the eyes of my cell phone camera. I stayed in the Bay Area, but had a friend in town which made it feel like a vacation. Fun times! 
shopping for shoes & lipstick
tourist by day (UNION SQUARE), party goers by night (ERA ART BAR & LOUNGE)
chicken apple sausage omelet, strawberry & grapefruit mimosas at LAKESHORE CAFE
metallic heels (SAM EDELMAN YELANA ON SALE) & denim jackets
wine with a view at ROCK WALL WINE COMPANY
cucumber water (FARMER BROWN+ pretty flowers = SUMMER

Thursday, May 24, 2012

hat lady

On my trip to Hawaii I made a pivotal self discovery. I like hats!!!! Why didn't anyone tell me when you wear hats you don't have to wear makeup or do your hair? 

wearing: NINE WEST CLOCHE HAT, TOMS KATHMANDU SUNGLASSES c/o, forever 21 jumper (I WANT THIS ONE), necklace from nordstrom (SIMILAR), old navy ring
worn to: explore hawaii

Here are some cute hats for those looking to build or add to their collection

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Physically I've left Hawaii but mentally I'm still there, and sorting through my pictures is not helping me to reinsert myself into the real world any quicker :-/ On this particular day I went to a luau and it was such a treat...unlimited food and island drinks, men with no shirts or shortage of muscles and beautiful women with hips that would make Shakira blush :) SO.MUCH.FUN!
When I ran across this dress, I immediately knew I wanted to wear it to the luau. With the midsection cutout detail, it's not something I would wear day to day, but for 20 bucks, I figured why not. And I'm completely obsessed with this 60's footwear trend (just purchased THESE on super sale). The chunky semi-low heel was perfect for strolling the island.

wearing: forever 21 dress (PURCHASE), CALVIN KLEIN LANETTE SANDALS
worn to: a luau...ENJOY THE VIDEO!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

april showers, may flowers

It rained a lot in April, but the first half of May has been beautiful! Let's see how long this gorgeous weather lasts. Happy Wednesday :) Hawaii pics up next! 

P.S. I took the flower pictures in my very first photography class with KATRINA DAVIS :) Not bad huh?

P.P.S I paid $7 for these Levi jeans :) 

wearing: f21 necklace (SIMILAR) & bracelet, urban sweater (I WANT THIS ONE), burberry jacket (ASOS VERSION), levis jeans (SIMILAR), hunter boa rain boots (SIMILAR)
worn: shopping & lunching

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

packing for...


In the midst of all the Lucky FABB excitement and preparation, I forgot to mention that I GRADUATED :) That's right folks, I graduated and I can barely believe it. As part of my graduation celebration I'm doing what I do best, and love most...taking a vacation! I've never been to Hawaii but it just seems like the perfect place to decompress after the ridiculousness that is grad school. I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to taking a nap on the beach underneath a palm tree...ALOHA!!!!!!!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

oldies & goodies

I like to shop. I have a lot of clothes. Sue me. One thing I can say is that I keep and wear my clothes for years. Whether it comes from FOREVER 21 or SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, I will wear it until it can't be worn anymore. This skirt and these shoes are exhibit A & B. I've had both for at least 3 years and although I have purchased plenty of skirts and black heels over the course of those years, I don't plan on getting rid of either of these anytime soon. I love new stuff, but there's something special (and cost efficient) about oldies and goodies
I've also had my Michael Kors tortoise watch for years and I literally wear it everyday. Literally. It's such a good piece to have in your jewelry box and believe it or not (I didn't believe it) it's ON SALE!! Not sure how long this sale will last, so run, don't walk...

wearing: gap sweater, forever 21 skirt, steve madden luxe heels, jewel mint earrings, forever 21 & old navy accessories, michael kors watch (ON SALE!!!!!!
worn: lounging at the W

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

lucky FABB

I got back from Lucky FABB yesterday and a few hours later I was headed out for drinks and dinner for a friend's birthday. I was so completely exhausted, couldn't think straight, and had no desire to put together something cute to wear. Thank goodness you can never really go wrong with jeans and a white tee, especially when worn with cute heels and a jacket with leather sleeves...

wearing: zara jacket (SIMILAR) and heels (FANCIER VERSION), j crew white tee, gap jeans (SIMILAR), my mom's nannini bag (CUTE OPTION), nordstrom bp necklace (LOVE THIS ONE)
worn to: happy hour at LAKE CHALET & dinner at KINCAIDS 

So Lucky FABB was an incredible experience. Aside from the great speakers ranging from Jessica Alba and Zac Posen to Randi Zuckerberg, it was so inspiring to be in a room full of well dressed women who also happen to share your same passion.The Editor in Chief of Lucky, Brandon Holley is sooooo fierce, and while she loves her job at Lucky, she was encouraging us women to be entrepreneurs, quit our jobs and really turn our blogs into a business. Food for thought for sure. Anyway, I was stressing myself out trying to figure out which photos to post, so I just created two Facebook albums one with pictures (and comments) from THE LUCKY FABB CONFERENCE and one with photos from the KICK OFF PARTY AT KELLY WEARSTLER'S BOUTIQUE. I hope you enjoy them!