Chanel Fashion Show

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Sometimes I just feel like the luckiest girl in the world.  I love all of my jobs and that is truly a special thing.  Recently, I helped backstage at a Chanel fashion show for Nordstrom.  It was so fun to see all these beautiful clothes up close and personal.  The detail is really astounding!

The theme of Chanel’s collection is Cowboys and Indians.  Think fringe, ponchos, and desert colors.  My favorite pieces were the knee high cap toe boots (one the right side model) and the star sweater.  The little sheriff buttons make me so giddy!!

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What I’m Wearing: Velvet Overalls

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You read that right.  Today I’m wearing velvet overalls.  Like the ones we wore as kids… But velvet.  I got these babies on mega sale at ShopBop and couldn’t be happier.  I mean, just try having a bad day in overalls.  I bought these in a size larger than I normally would for comfort but pinned the front flap in a bit to give it a little more shape.  Just a small tip with wearing overalls would be to make everything else a little more ‘adult.’  Meaning, don’t wear ballet slippers or pig tails too.  Then you’ll just start looking silly.  Otherwise, have fun with it!  I was so surprised how many good comments I got while wearing these!  They might just become a staple!!

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Top: Chanel (best hand-me-down ever), Overalls: MinkPink (similar), Earrings: Jeweliq (similar), Shoes: Sole Society

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Pants On Repeat

DSC05861I warned you I’d be wearing these pants a lot this winter.  Even though every time I put them on, my boyfriend teases me with things like “You’re wearing your pajamas outside again?”  But when pants like this are sitting in my closet, I’m wearing them!  Pajama look or not!  hehehe.  I try to make it less bedroom looking by piling on lots of jewelry.  Stacks of bracelets glam up everything!

DSC05871DSC05880DSC05891Top: Zara, Necklace: Zara, Pants: J.Crew, Bracelets: Kate Spade (Both outside ones) & J.Crew (middle), Shoes: Chanel (via Shop-hers.com)

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Fun with Black & White

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My first look for 2014!  Man, it feels so weird to type 2014!  Today I decided to wear all black and white.  I’m always preaching my love for color but hey!  Why not mix it up a bit now and then?!  I actually purchased this skirt a while ago but it just sat in my closet because it’s kind of heavy and, according to the tag, is only to be spot cleaned with a wet cloth.  Didn’t notice that until I wore it… oops!  So it’s not exactly the kind of skirt you want to run around town all day in heat in, if you catch my drift.  Even though San Diego is still not participating in winter, at least it’s cooled down enough to think about adding more vaguely wintery clothes into the mix.  So… ta da!  My heavy skirt is making its first appearance.  I had some fun with today’s look by adding a bold black and white print top and some fuzzy puff heels!  Of course, I feel weird with zero color on so the red lip makes me feel more… me!

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Top: Chanel (Awesome Hand Me Down), Skirt: Calvin Klein (Similar), Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

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I Just Want To Be Comfy

Striped ScarfSometimes your look is literally all about comfort… with a dash of fun of course!  That’s what I was feeling with today’s outfit.  It’s a totally casual look with Kate Spade doughnut flats and a Jennafer Grace striped scarf to add a little spice.  And it wouldn’t be me without a little color so I added my Chanel long sleeve shirt I was so generously gifted a while back.

I’m so loving the cool weather finally arriving in San Diego!  Although, I know a lot of you are experiencing actual real cold so this is nothing!  In a week we will be heading to Washington for Thanksgiving and I’m crossing my fingers for a bit of snow!

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Scarf: Jennafer Grace, Shirt: Chanel, Vest: Echo, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity, Shoes: Kate Spade

Monday Must-Have Lust List

1)  SOPHIA WEBSTER FOR J.CREW COLLECTION

Anybody that even kind of knows me knows that I have a teeny tiny (ok, HUGE!) obsession with shoes.  Like, it’s unhealthy.  So when I got wind of the Sophia Webster for J.Crew collection, I nearly had a shoe induced heart attack!  The only problem with the unveiling at NYFW is that I have to wait until Spring 2014 to get my hands on them!  The torture!!

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2) THE HOME. T

I love when fashion and charity collide.  It’s impossible to have buyer’s remorse when you know your purchase is doing some good!  The Home T-shirt is a great way to do good AND be fashionable… basically the best combo ever, right?  For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to multiple sclerosis research.  Now show your state some love!

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3) OVERALLS!!

You read that right!  On this week’s Lust List is Overalls!  Remember those pants with a bib look you probably rocked in the 90s?  They’re baaaaaack!  So turn up some Nirvana and slip into some overalls, right now!  Make them a little more modern by trying them in leather (or faux!) or a dark wash denim.  I like these and these.

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4) KATE SPADE SPRING 2014 COLLECTION

I have spot reserved in my heart just for Kate Spade.  The colorful girlyness is basically me spot on.  I feel like they are reaching into my brain and making clothes specifically for me and my style.  This season was no exception!  Inspired by traveling through Europe, this collection is fun, flirty, and totally wearable!  Is it Spring 2014, yet?

This is one of my favorite looks from the collection…

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5) THE WORLD ACCORDING TO KARL BOOK RELEASE

The World According to KarlThe illusive and always sunglass clad Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld, is now sharing some words of wisdom with us underlings in his new book The World According to Karl.  His notorious wit (in both the good and shocking spectrum) are synonymous with the man’s impeccable style.  I’m looking forward to this collection of word gems.  Here’s a small sampling of Karl Quotes: “Think pink. But don’t wear it.” “I like everything to be washable.  Including myself.” “I only know how to play one role: me.”  Releases September 17, 2013.

Happy Reading!

Monday Must-Haves: 5 Items on My Weekly Lust List

Welcome to my first weekly Monday Must-Have Lust List!  Every Monday, I’ll share with you five of the things I’m currently obsessing over.  It can be anything from shoes (duh!), movies, books, beauty products, trends, places… you name it!   Call it my weekly inspiration board!  Happy lusting!

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1) THE RELEASE OF MAN REPELLER: SEEKING LOVE, FINDING OVERALLS

As a regular reader of Leandra Medine’s blog, I’m really looking forward to her debut book!  She has a sharp engaging writing style that’s sure to make you laugh, cringe, and totally relate all at the same time.  It’s like Chelsea Handler meets Fashion Police meets Rachel Zoe.  If you’re a hopeless fashion addict with an unabashed love for a little sarcasm, I believe you will not be disappointed.

Releases September 10, 2013.  Pick up your copy here!

2) 3.1 PHILLIP LIM FOR TARGET LAUNCH

OMG!  All this talk about 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collaboration for Target has got my mind on fire!  The designer’s obvious skill can now be enjoyed for a fraction of the brand’s regular prices.  Have you seen all those beautiful handbags?!  Swoon!  How about the fun graphic tops?!  So on trend!  The evening dresses?!  Perfection!  You can count on me being front and center at this Sunday’s release!

Lauches September 15, 2013.  Check out the preview here!

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3) NEW YORK FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know New York Fashion Week is underway. One of my favorite things about the fashion weeks all around the world is checking out the amazing street style.  It’s fun to see how real women wear the trends.  The photos are infinitely inspiring, often outlandish, devilishly daring, and always stylish! Don’t worry… it won’t be long until you see my photo among these!  😉

Some of my favorite websites for street style photos are The Sartorialist, Style.com, W Magazine, and Jak & Jil.

4) TOPSHOP ‘AWESOME’ POLKA DOT SWEATSHIRT

I probably need to move somewhere that sweaters, pants, and jackets are a more regular occurrence because I tend to be supremely drawn to them.  When I saw this sweater, it was immediately added to my shopping cart and my mind began creating outfits with this, well, awesome sweater!  Officially obsessed.  Available Here!

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5) CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW SHEER COLOUR SPF15

The luxury brand is at it again creating more irresistibly tempting beauty products.  This sheer glow powder sounds like it will be perfect for those of us living in more humid climates.  At least for me, when humidity strikes, there’s no point in wearing any foundation because it’ll just melt off anyway!  A nice powder like this with just a hint of color might be just the ticket!  I’m looking forward to picking up this product soon!

Try it for yourself!

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