Thursday, June 28, 2012

tree of life

I love a good statement necklace, but lately I've been eyeing more subtle pieces, like this TREE OF LIFE NECKLACE  that I purchased on Etsy from ROBERTA VALLE. It was my first time purchasing from Etsy (crazy I know), and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. I think next I will get a horizontal cross necklace. That's been on my wish list for a while. 
When I bought this skirt I thought it screamed beach vacation. However, I think pairing it with my new favorite JEAN JACKET that I warned you about, and my new favorite CHUNKY HEEL SANDALS makes it much more suitable for day to day to wear. What do you think? 


wearing: freestyle revolution denim jacket (LEVI'S DENIM JACKETBDG DENIM JACKET), thrifted skirt (SIMILAR FROM TARGET), thrifted belt, SAM EDELMAN YELENATREE OF LIFE NECKLACE,MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WATCH
worn to: boyz II men concert


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Monday, June 25, 2012

sugarlips: hanky panky






Meet the newest addition to my never ending skirt collection...the LEOPARD HANKY SKIRT courtesy of the lovely folks at SUGARLIPS. I love skirts because you can wear them so many different ways, and you might not think a LEOPARD HANKY SKIRT is versatile, but I came up with several different ways to wear this skirt. Ultimately I decided to keep it simple up top to let the bottom stand out, but it also looked really cute with my black and cream polka dot blouse...

A special thanks to KATRINA DAVIS for teaming up with me and shooting this look! You can see more of work HERE and I will post some of the out takes from the LEOPARD HANKY SKIRT and THIS SHOOT (which also features leopard) on my FACEBOOK page. 


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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

writings on the wall

Gosh I'm sleepy. The only thing I have energy to say is HAPPY SUMMER and good night :) 

wearing: j crew ruffle cardigan, necklace from nordstrom, joes boyfriend jeans (CURRENT/ELLIOTT BOYFRIEND JEAN), christian louboutin booties (CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN DUGUECLINA SIDE DIP BOOTIE), ENGLISH LAUNDRY HAVANA SUNGLASSESMICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WATCH, nannini bag, target belt (SIMILAR)
worn to: happy hour at OZUMO, dinner at PICAN


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Sunday, June 17, 2012

forgive me

It took me 3 years to find a denim jacket that I LOVE, so please forgive me, as this jacket will make many, many, MANY appearances on the blog. I love it so much that I honestly wish I would have bought two before they sold out. 
Happy Father's Day to my dad (without him there would be no blog b/c since being back in Cali, he PATIENTLY takes 90% of my photos), and all the other dads out there reading. 


Check out my guest post on CHUNKY HEEL SANDALS over at GLOW KOUTURE.

wearing: freestyle revolution denim jacket (LEVI'S DENIM JACKETBDG DENIM JACKET), j crew bow top, thrifted skirt (LOVE THIS LACE ONE), zara heels (SIMILARONLY $25 ), nannini bag (ON MY WISH LIST)
worn to: father's day dinner/graduation celebration at MISS PEARL'S


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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

light bright




This outfit was a complete accident. I was changing out of one look into another and I discovered that I actually really like this light peach top and bright yellow bottom together, so I went with it...


wearing: h&m blouse (SIMILAR), GAP 1969 CROPPED LEGGING JEANSSAM EDELMAN YELENA SANDALS, thrifted belt, f21 necklace, earrings from nordstrom (VERY SIMILAR), MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WATCH, soulstice nail colour in ibiza
worn to: dinner at FARMERBROWN 

If you are in the Bay Area, and enjoy southern food and southern charm definitely check out Farmerbrown. They are all about "supporting local and african-american farmers, using organic, biodynamic, and/or sustainably raised foods, and beverages whenever possible".


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

obnoxious

Thanks to Ms. Jolie, side slits are all the rage, but I prefer mine across the back :)
This dress is so obnoxiously leopard, which is why I always were with a jacket. BUT I wanted to give you the full affect, and of course show off the back. 
For these photos I teamed up with the lady who taught me everything I know about photography, local photographer and teacher, KATRINA DAVIS. I had so much fun shooting with her, and I can't wait to do it again. Stay tuned, but in the meantime you can see more of her work HERE.

wearing: urban leopard dress (SIMILAR, MAXI VERSION), macy's denim jacket (VERY SIMILAR),MICHAEL KORS TORTOISE WATCH, zara heels (SIMILAR COLOR SCHEME), revlon fuchsia lipstick & mac oversexed gloss
worn to: dinner at MUA, drinks at SOMAR

By the way, have you connected with me on FACEBOOK? If not, you just might want to do so! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY for these SOULSTICE NAIL COLOURS.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

as the sun sets

I'm not really a casual shorts kind of girl, but A) I love blue and pink together B) I'm all about prepping it and what better way to do that than with madras shorts and boat shoes, which apparently are in style now??  I got these shoes probably 3 or so years ago from a vendor back in my shoe buyer days, and in style or not, I never stopped wearing them.

wearing: gap denim button down (SUMMER FRIENDLY SLEEVELESS OPTION), old navy madras shorts (TOMMY HILFIGER VERSION), sperry boat shoes (I ALSO HAVE THIS COLOR), Michael Kors bag, (GORGEOUS SNAKESKIN VERSION), ENGLISH LAUNDRY HAVANA SUNGLASSES

worn to: POLYNESIAN CULTURE CENTER 
The sunset in Hawaii is spectacular!