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.