LookBook: Tutti Frutti

c12I’m not sure why but I love food shaped/printed clothing and accessories.  They just make me happy in the silliest way possible!  This watermelon clutch is no different.  It’s essentially the easiest conversation starter too!!  I originally thought pairing it with this raspberry print dress would be too much but… whatever!  Summers call for flowy silk dresses.  I love how light this dress feels!  It’s going to be an easy choice for the upcoming super hot San Diego days.  Gladiator sandals are really ‘in’ right now and I like the subtlety of these ones.  They’re kind of a pain in the buns to get in and out of since there is no zipper and I have to relace them every time.  Ah the things we do for fashion.

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FWSD Preview Lunch: Bjashi and Responsive Textiles

DSCN2296Fashion Week San Diego is teasing us again with an amazing sneak peek of two designer’s looks for the October showcase.  We sipped champagne and ogled over the incredible talent it takes to create pieces of this caliber.  The knitwear from Responsive Textiles is created entirely from one string of yarn.  That means no cutting and sewing pieces together.  Amazing!  And Bjashi mixed her Native American heritage with couture fashion creating looks that are beyond unique.  Just take a look at some of these deigns!  I also added pics of my look to the event with my new Responsive Textiles necklace!

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Details for My Look –  Crop Top: Alice & Olivia (Similar) , Skirt: Like Mynded (Similar & Similar), Necklace: Responsive Textilesstilettos

LookBook: Spring Transition

chelshoot2-4In San Diego, transitioning from winter to spring isn’t as extreme as most places (I’m looking at you, New York!) but there are a few things I look forward to still.  I move my heavier coats into the garage and dig through my shorts to remind myself and my white legs what I own.  I’ve come to embrace my paleness and don’t bother with sunless tanners anymore.  I get tempted by the latest greatest sunless tanners on the market but I’ve never found one that looks quite right.  Oh well!!  I’m still taking these pale legs out!  My favorite way to transition into spring/summer is to wear shorts with a sweater or jacket.  It’s a comfy easy way to layer for the cool evenings.

P.S.- I found this rad Chanel bag at a consignment store here in San Diego.  I basically fell on the floor when I found it.  My momma taught me never to pay full price for anything (not that buying a Chanel 2.55 full price was ever an option)!  Try checking out online consigners like Shop-Hers or TheRealReal to score your designer deal.

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Denim Jacket: Vince (Similar), Tee: J.Crew, Shorts: Zara (Similar), Sandals: Stuart Weitzman (Similar), Necklace: Eddie Borgo, Sunglass: Ray-Ban ‘Clubmaster’, Bag: Chanel (via Consignment)

Photos by @Corneliusj_photo

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Nordstrom Designer Preview

IMG_20150319_192106243OMG.  The Nordstrom Designer Preview is my absolute favorite show I get to help put on every year.  Who wouldn’t want to touch all these beautiful art-like pieces of designer clothing… and get paid for it?!  Even more so, it’s inspiration for my real life looks for the coming season.  Here are my favorite outfits from the event.  P.S. – My birthday is coming up if anyone is looking for ideas. *wink wink*

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LookBook: Mini Road Trip

DSC_0068Sometimes one night away is all you need to hit the refresh button.  With Fashion Week San Diego’s Spring Showcase as our excuse, we set out on a mini road trip to Harrah’s Casino for the night.  Along the way, we stopped for a bit of wine tasting (my favorite thing!) and strolled along these beautiful orange groves.  The trees were blooming and the scent was divine!  The air smelled like warm honey and fresh squeezed orange juice so strong it was shocking.

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Dress: Kate Spade New York (Similar), Clutch: Samudra, Shoes: Keds, Sunglasses: Ray-Banstilettos

Coronado Beach Day Look

DSCN0245Sometimes a day of relaxing on the beach with the girls is the best R & R you could ask for.  I got a really annoying sunburn a month or so ago and now I’m hyper about making sure I’m protected from the sun.  I want my super pale skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible!  Other than caking on tubes of sunscreen, I wore a UPF 50+ hat and a long maxi dress topped with a luxuriously soft white Equipment blouse.  Take that, Sunshine!

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Hat: Eric Javits, Blouse: Equipment, Maxi Dress: J.Crew (similar)

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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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