Behind The Scenes Pics

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On Left Model – Silk Jacket: Alice + Olivia, Eyelet Skirt: Alice + Olivia, Polka Dot Heels: Charles David – On Middle Model – Crop Sweater: Haute Hippie, Floral Skirt: Haute Hippie – On Right Model – Tweed Coat: MSGM, Sheer Bird Top: MSGM, Shorts: Alice + Olivia

Definitely one of my favorite jobs is when I get to assist with styling runway shows.  These photos are from the Beauty Trend Show at Nordstrom Fashion Valley.  This event is particularly fun because we get to go a little wild with print on print action and lots of bold colors.  The hardest part of the job is trying to not come home with every single thing (and the 6am call time)!  I’ve provided links for some of the items under the photos for your shopping pleasure!

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Top: Alice + Olivia, Culottes: Alice + Olivia, Heels: TopShop

IMG_20150418_075818827Blouse: Haute Hippe, Skirt: Haute Hippie
image-3On Left Model – Skirt: Haute Hippie – On Middle Model- Top: Rag & Bone, Pants: Rag & Bone – On Right Model – Jumpsuit: TopShop
IMG_20150427_123022image-10Top: Theory (The matching skirt is adorable too!), Bermuda Shorts: A.L.C., Heels: gx by Gwen Stefaniimage-4Sandals: Eileen Fisher

Other show Stylists were the very talented Jennafer Grace and Sabrina Feldman.

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Happy 4th of July, Lovlies!!

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Right now, I’m writing this post on a ferry to Seattle to catch a late night flight home.  I’m always surprised when and where I can upload posts to my blog and all it makes me want to do is travel more.  I honestly don’t think that’s a bug that can be fixed!  I do feel better knowing we’re heading to Fiji and Australia soon but still!  Here’s to a happy, fun, and safe 4th of July to all my lovely followers!

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Dress: Emilio Pucci, Sandals: Stuart Weitzman, Bracelet: Hermesstilettos

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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Behind the Scenes: Spring Designer Preview

DSC06439One of my many hats is to work behind the scenes ever so often at Nordstrom fashion shows in San Diego.  It’s so much fun to touch all these amazing swoon-worthy designer clothes that are outside my budget.  Not to mention, the models make everything look like perfection!  Frankly, it’s not fair.  Being behind the scenes can be a lot of work but it’s a lot of fun too.  Here are shots of some of my favorite looks backstage.

Givenchy

Givenchy

Gucci

Gucci

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Valentino Valentino

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#RedStyle: Embrace Your Personal Style

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When RedEnvelope contacted me about joining their #RedStyle campaign, I was quick to jump.  Not only is RedEnvelope a company I’ve used for years for great gift ideas but the campaign is all about embracing your personal style.  I think what’s so fun about blogging and fashion is that we get to share with everyone our mood, inspirations, and style just by what we decide to put on that day.  I describe my personal style as classic with a twist.  I tend to gravitate toward classic shapes but also love fun pops of color and loud prints.  I also like accessories and such that have a little humor to it, like my Kate Spade donut bag or the “Shopping is My Cardio” Wildfox sweater.  I included my mary jane Manolo Blahniks because they are the very first designer thing I ever purchased.  They’re classic is shape but the twist is the bright and shinny patent leather.  A perfect epitome of my style!  As far as jewelry goes, I’m usually getting ready in a rush so I like to be able to grab something like a giant Samantha Wills ring or a huge gold chain vintage necklace.  A statement piece can really pull your look together!

Another aspect to my style is blending designer pieces with stuff I’ve found at the Goodwill or vintage shops.  That’s truly when I feel most me.  The gorgeous gold and black lace skirt and the beat up old Coach crossbody bag are probably some of my most favorite things in my closet!  I have no problems with second hand clothing and sometimes it’s amazing what you’ll find!  It’s just what you didn’t know you always wanted!

How do you describe your personal style?

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My Valentine’s Day Look

DSC06403 Happy Valentine’s Day my loves!  I hope you all are getting showered with hugs and kisses from all your loved ones today!

My honey and I tend to celebrate Valentine’s Day not on the actual day.  We love doing the gorgeous pre-fix menus with wine pairing meals but sometimes it’s nice to go out a few days later and have the place to ourselves.  This year, we’re celebrating our 5th Valentine’s Day together later this weekend (plans still a little TBD).  I wanted to give you all a little sneak peek of my what I’ll be wearing!

The Diane von Furstenberg and Andy Warhol Collaboration is so colorful and amazing!  It basically spoke to me!  Now isn’t that a good enough excuse to purchase?  It’s a perfect nice but not over the top look.

Did I mention it's fun to twirl in?!

Did I mention it’s fun to twirl in?!

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Dress: Diane von Furstenberg (sold out but check out the rest of the collaboration here), Ring: Samantha Wills (Similar here), Heels: Proenza Schouler (Similar here & here)

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Monday Must-Have Lust List: Spooky Edition

Halloween 2013

1) Topshop Knitted 3D Spider Jumper

2) Eugenia Kim Bathilda Goldtone Headband

3) Charlotte Olympia Trick or Treat Suede Slippers

4) Topshop Metallic Bug Necklace

5) BP Kitty Stud Earrings

6) Erickson Beamon Mistress Masquerade Mask

7) Hot Sox Jack O Lantern Crew Socks

8) Marc By Marc Jacobs ‘Rue’ iPhone 5 Case

9) Topshop Halloween Nail Wraps