Fashion Week San Diego: Day 1



FWSD lookFashion Week San Diego is finally here!  After watching weeks of fantastic fashion activity from around the world, it’s our turn to have some fashion fun!  Night 1 kicked off with the Art & Beauty Behind Fashion event.  We got to listen to industry experts about upcoming trends for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.  We also got some amazing tips to recreate some of the hair looks we saw on the runway into wearable everyday looks.  One of the panelists, Dean Hall of HALL & SAKS,  even gave me a shout out because of my super loud McQ Alexander McQueen dress!  If you ever wanted to see me blush to a deep shade of red, that was your moment!

One of my favorite discussions was about upcoming nail trends.  I love nail trends so for me it was really exciting!  The co-founder of CND, Jan Nordstrom Arnold, gave us some really great inspirations for the coming months.  I’ll share more of her tips in another post.  Stay tuned!

Fashion shows will take over for the next 3 nights and I couldn’t be more excited.  It’s so inspiring to see the designers’ imaginations come to life.  I’ll be taking photos and posting them on my social media and on the blog so make sure you’re following me for the most up-to-date news!  Here are some night 1 highlights.


The final product from one of the live art demontrations

The final product from one of the live art demonstrations

panel discussion

Marylle Koken of Sebastian International giving us some hair trend tips

Uh Oh, Where's my lipstick?

Uh Oh, Where’s my lipstick?

Leopard Clutch

These babies got me through 4 hours of standing room only

These babies got me through 4 hours of standing room only

Claudio Lazo of Wella gave us some great tips to recreate some fun runway hair looks

Claudio Lazo of Wella gave us some great tips to recreate some fun runway hair looks

Another great live art moment

Another great live art moment


Dress: McQ Alexander McQueen, Shoes: Proenza Schouler, Bag: Forever 21, Bracelet: Swarovski

Monday Must-Have Lust List


I love sweaters.  Period.  Do I really need to say more?  This year, the trend is heading towards intarsia sweaters.  All that means is a picture is knitted into the sweater rather than embroidered or ironed onto it.  It’s so much fun!!  You can basically pick anything that makes to happy for this trend.  I tend to be partial to sky prints, animals, and faces.  Here are a few of the ones I’m currently lusting over.  (Click the image for details)

 Elizabeth and James Raincloud Intarsia Sweater  Star Intarsia  Marilyn Monroe Sweater



CND’s Solar Spreed Spray has been my at-home mani savior!  I had this used once during a professional manicure to help set my polish and I knew I had to have it!!  Not only does it have a delicious almond smell, it instantly dries my polish and lets me go about my day!  No longer do we have to sit for an hour to let our polish dry!  Let’s rejoice!!

CND Solar Speed Spray



I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I’m a huge Jo Malone fan.  So I’m anxiously excited to try the latest from the Jo Malone collection: Peony & Blush Suede.  It’s described as luxurious and seductive… does it get much better than that?!

Peony and Blush Suede Cologne


It’s hard to imagine living in a world without power.  Life as we know it would change forever.  That’s exactly what happened on NBC’s Revolution.  I absolutely love this show for the action, suspense, and strong women fighting for what they believe in.  It’s back this Wednesday, September 25th for Season 2.  (Check your local listing for times)



I’m one of those people that buys a travel book every time I go anywhere.  I like to have all the tips and tricks right at my finger tips.  And they really help to figure out what I want to do while I’m on my trip.  There’s always something in there I wouldn’t have thought about myself.  I’ve found Lonely Planet does the best job covering everything.  I just ordered a new one for an upcoming trip but that’s a secret!!  🙂  You’re welcome to guess where to if you like though!