Sunday, July 29, 2012

9 to 5

I've been MIA from the blog and FACEBOOK and TWITTER and PINTEREST because...I got a J-O-B!!! Bare with me as I try to juggle the new gig, the blog, my personal life and the capstone project for my degree...

There are many things I love about my industry, including that most corporate retail  offices are laid back in terms of dress code (and you are often surrounded by stylish women). I decided to go the extra mile and not wear jeans on the first day, but it's been sundresses, skirts and some sort of denim most other days...basically what you would catch me in on any other day. I've said many times if I have to dress up for work everyday, I'm doing something wrong :)

wearing: zara jacquard blazer (SIMILAR) & top, gap pants, sam edelmen sandals
worn to: my first day of work

There's still a few days left to enter the TACORI GIVEAWAY.Good luck to everyone!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

tacori giveaway

The TIFFANY & CO GIVEAWAY was such a hit, I figured I'd give away something else in a little blue box. These beautiful TACORI EARRINGS  ($250 estimated value) will go to one lucky reader. To enter simply:

Required (1 entry)
1) Follow via Google Friend Connect by clicking "Join this site" on the left side of the page
2) Let me know what name you are following me under so I can easily find & confirm you if your lucky name is selected :)
3) Leave a comment with your email address and all the ways you've entered

Optional (1 entry each)
1) Follow on FACEBOOK
2) Follow on BLOGLOVIN
3) Follow on PINTEREST 
4) Follow on TWITTER & tweet about this giveaway saying "@simplychic08 is giving away a pair of tacori earrings. check it out here"

The winner will be selected using on August 1st. Good luck! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


This silhouette is a different spin on the high/low trend that I've been seeing so much of lately. The long sleeves and the buttons down the front make me think of a shirtdress and the black and white color makes me think of tuxedo

wearing: forever 21 shirtdress, jessica simpson heels, target & steve madden arm candy
worn to: black firefighter association benefit dance 

P.S. I'm in the mood for a giveaway. Are you? Stay tuned. Like the LAST GIVEAWAY, the next one also comes in a little blue box :) 

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Sunday, July 15, 2012


Every time I wear and post shorts, I say I'm not really a shorts kind of girl (EXHIBIT A), but because I keep wearing them, maybe that's not necessarily the case. My love/hate relationship with shorts is because...well I don't really know what it is. Maybe they are too casual for my style, maybe they are too juvenile and make me look younger than I already look. I don't know what it is, but until I figure it out and there is no more love in our love/hate relationship, I will keep on wearing them :) 

worn to: greek lunch at LA MED...the pomegranate chicken is delish

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

sway chic + simply chic

I don't shop at many boutiques, unless they are vintage/consignment. But of course there are exceptions to every rule, and the exception to this rule is SWAY. Since being back in the Bay Area it's the only boutique I've purchased from, so you can imagine how excited (and shocked) I was when I received an email asking me to partner with them! If you live in California definitely stop by one of their STORES,  but if you don't you can shop online at SWAY CHIC
As soon as this GYPSY COLORBLOCK SKIRT arrived in the mail, I was in love. It moves so freely and it really looks great from every, single angle. It's perfect for tall ladies because it's super long, but for us petite gals, grab your tallest heels and enjoy :)


Color Blocking | Everybody, Everywear

Sunday, July 8, 2012


I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July. I certainly did. I went out Tuesday night, Wednesday day, Wednesday night and thought it was Monday for 1/2 the day on Thursday. I was pooped, but in the words of one of my favorite quotes via PINTEREST "no one looks back on their life and remembers the nights they had plenty of sleep"

For the Fourth, I debated on being a walking cliche with a blatantly red, white & blue ensemble, but I took a more subtle approach and just added a red lip at the end. Definitely glad I went this route... 

wearing: gap tee, f21 skirt (SIMILAR STYLE), urban outfitters sandal (SIMILAR ON SALE $19), TOMS KATHMANDU SUNGLASSES c/o, michael kors bag (MICHAEL KORS JET PYTHON TOTE)
worn to: fourth of july festivities

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

instaberry: june

The month of June was full of festivals, food, parties and all around good old fashion FUN! Here's a recap via the lens of my Blackberry camera
Cutoffs and converse...lots of casual wear this month
Food truck festival with a sea salt caramel cupcake to die for
Pool party, or shall we say around the pool party, as there was no one in the pool and 500 people standing around looking cute :) 
Weekly Farmer's Market visits to get fresh fruit and fresh flowers
In honor of NATIONAL SOUL FOOD MONTH dinner and drinks in mason jars at PICANMISS PEARL'S, & FARMERBROWN
Backyard BBQ/game night/Sunday Funday and a mocha cookie crumble to get me through Monday
And last but not least a little retail therapy (GAP 1969 CROPPED LEGGING JEAN on sale), and celebrating the preschool graduation of mi amor

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