Flowers From My Garden

imageOn my days off work, I love hanging with my flowers in my little garden.  Since I’m just renting and want to take my flowers with me when it’s time to go, it has turned into my little potted piece of paradise.  I’ve been getting lots of bug visitors lately though.  Viva spider season!  I saw this green one catch a fly and a bee out of mid air!  Freaky much?  Um, Yes!

Here’s a little sampling of some of the flowers I’m growing currently.

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#OOTD: My New ‘Do

DSCN0130Recently, I went to see my new hair artist (because that’s the only way to describe her hair cutting skills) Candice from Goldline Salon in South Park, San Diego.  I wanted to mix things up but not go toooooo awfully crazy.  I’m ecstatic with the results!  It frames my face exactly the way I was hoping!  I think my hair is now a perfect accessory for my summer look.

High waisted flowy shorts are a perfect piece for any summer style (also worn before as a transitional piece).  Of course, I love to have some sort of sassy accessory, done here with a fun little toucan purse.  My favorite part about it is that its beak is the handle!  How hilarious is that?!  You just can’t help but get comments about it!DSCN0126DSCN0134DSCN0120DSCN0127DSCN0124DSCN0131

 

Top: J.Crew, Shorts: Zara (Similar), Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Handbag: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York
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#FWSD Viva La V Series – Stefan McKellar


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Fashion is so much more than just clothes.  It’s accessories, handbags, shoes, and even luggage.  That’s what I had the pleasure of experiencing at the first Fashion Week San Diego Viva la V series featuring Stefan McKellar at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.  His luxury luggage is so wonderfully full of detail that it is a perfect blend of the past and present.  It evokes memories of vintage train cases while remaining very of-the-moment.  It’s classy tough girl chic at it’s ultimate finest.  This is the type of luggage that is not to be checked but carried with pride through the airport to your next adventure.

I am so very much looking forward to seeing more at Fashion Week San Diego this year (Sept. 29th-Oct. 5th 2014).  Purchase your tickets to the show now!  See you there!

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My look to this day time fashion event was a simple and classic sleeveless sweater dress by Kate Spade.  I love dresses you can either dress up or down depending on the event.  Expect to see this one a lot over the holidays when I’m dashing from party to party!

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Dress: Kate Spade New York, Bag: Tiffany & Co. (Via shop-hers.com), Sunglasses: Dior (Similar), Heels: Givenchy (Similar)

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Up In The Air

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Man, I am so not a fan of flying.  I love travel, experiencing new places and cultures, and sampling my way through new foods but I just don’t like the act of travel.  So I distract myself by taking pictures, reading magazines, and catching up on shows like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos that I’ve downloaded.  These pics are from my last flight to Washington for a bit of crabbing and 4th of July festivities.

 

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Tank: J.Crew, Skirt: Splendid, Sandals: Stuart Weitzman

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#MyVegasStyle: Pool Look

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I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Las Vegas many times throughout my life.  I’ve gotten to do the girls trips, the family trips, and the ultra romantic trips.  That’s the beauty of this desert destination.  There is truly something for everyone!  That’s why I felt totally qualified to do a few style postings about how I would style a trip to the Aria Las Vegas for the lovely people of Vegas.com.  This hotel is absolutely stunning and a premier Vegas destination, so how could I pass up something like that?

Of course, whenever I visit, I start my days at the pool so that’s where we will start my styling posts (even though I’m in San Diego for the pics).  To me, Vegas is all about glitz and glamour all day and all night.  So don’t be afraid to add some fun accessories!  Of course, you’ll need your beach bag for tons of sunscreen, magazines, and a bit of cash for a poolside beverage.  Go for some short shorts and nude sandals for a great leg lengthening effect.  Just be careful with your shoe choice.  Don’t be the girl at the pool at noon in stilettos.

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Top: Equipment (Similar & Similar), Shorts: Wildfox, Sandals: Sole Society, Sunglasses: Dior (Similar), Earrings: Lulu Frost (Similar), Ring: Samantha Wills, Bag: Kate Spade New York

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Salon on 30th Hair Show

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Remember that super fun event I posted about forever ago?  It was so awesome!  I got to be a hair model for my stylist Beth Chambers at Salon on 30th.  She went with a kind of 60’s retro vibe so I wore my fun Kate Spade New York flowy shift dress to match the feel of my new ‘do.  I can never get my hair to curl quite like this on my own but it was perfect for a girl’s night out!

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Dress: Kate Spade New York, Shoes: Forever 21 (Similar & Similar)

 

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Crabbing in Washington

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWho says a fashionista can’t fish?  It cracks me up every time to think I have a clamming and crabbing license in Washington.  It just doesn’t sound like something I would do and actually enjoy!  Dropping our 4 pots into the water on opening day was so exciting!  We were at a friend’s cabin watching them pull up their pots full of crab and dreaming of what we would catch in the following hours.  All in all we ended up with about 13 keeper crabs and 4 or 5 starfish that were fun to take pictures with but promptly returned to their ocean home.

While waiting for our pots to “soak”, we picked up some oysters off the beach and I got to learn to shuck them!  It’s easier then I thought it would be actually!  And super tasty!

Getting The Crab Pots Ready

Getting The Crab Pots Ready

Crab Pot Selfie

Crab Pot Selfie

Our First Pull

Our First Pull

Gorgeous View from the Cabin

Gorgeous View from the Cabin

The Big Kahuna

The Big Kahuna

Shucking Away...

Shucking Away…

How could you not love this place?!

How could you not love this place?!

Why hello there Mr. Starfish!

Why hello there Mr. Starfish!

The Loot

The Loot

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