LookBook: Banana Dress

DSC_0145I love fashion with a sense of humor.  That’s why brands like Kate Spade New York, Markus Lupfer, and Anya Hindmarch speak to me.  The dress fits like a dream but it has bananas on it!  I mean, come on!  It’s like this dress was made specifically for someone like me.  I wore it for a night out to the Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase at Harrah’s Resort.  I felt great in this baby.

There’s obviously a lot going on with the dress so I kept accessories simple (for me at least) and just wore a statement necklace.  No bracelets or rings required (that purple thing on my wrist is my admission ticket).  My Kate Spade New York wristlet was relatively simple as well in plain white leather but kept it more ‘me’ with the little frog prince patch.

DSC_0280DSC_0144DSC_0141Banana DressDress: Markus Lupfer ‘Frankie Bananas’ (Also available in pink here), Necklace: Kate Spade, Wristlet: Kate Spade (Similar), Heels: Proenza Schouler (Similar)

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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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How to Wear a Statement Necklace

DSC_0239One thing I love about summer is it really motivates me to get out and explore my own city.  It’s silly how often we just go to the places we know and love without checking out what else is available!  One weekend a bit ago, we went for a nice drive around the Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, and Bird Rock area.  We so wanted to go to Belmont Park but gave up after driving around a few square blocks for a half hour and unsuccessfully finding parking.  It was one of the first weekends of summer so I guess I can’t be too annoyed.

We ended up in the gorgeous Bird Rock area for brunch and a little beach exploring.  These photos were taken along the cliffs just between Bird Rock and La Jolla.  It’s definitely a great place to pack a picnic and chill to the sound of the waves.

I wore this amazing statement necklace that Tyler brought home for me after a trip with his family.  He picked it out all by himself!  Aren’t you impressed?!  I sure am.  It’s so perfectly me!  I don’t believe you have to wear statement necklaces against boring neutral palettes so I picked out a shirt that was full of similar colors instead.

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Necklace: Gift (Similar), Tank: BB Dakota (Similar & Similar), Hat: Bebe (Similar), Sunglasses: Dior (Similar), Jeans: Paige Denim, Shoes: Chanel (via Shop-hers.com), Bag: Kate Spade

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Wine Tasting in Washington

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So I’ve been a really bad blogger and am so incredibly behind on all my photos!  For those of you that follow me on my social media outlets (Thank you!!), you know that I went to Washington for Mother’s Day.  It was probably the most beautiful I’ve seen Washington since I tend to visit in the rainy winter months.  The sun was shining and every day was pure perfection.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we went to brunch at Columbia Winery over in Woodenville.  If you like wine & wine tasting, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven in Woodenville.  There are so many tasting rooms and distilleries that it’s super hard to decide which ones to visit.

For my Mother’s Day look, I decided to go girly and modest.  My Kate Spade New York dress fit the bill perfectly.  Of course, heels were a definite must so my Givenchy floral printed pumps added a nice little touch.

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Dress:  Kate Spade New York (Similar), Belt:  Kate Spade New York, Clutch: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Dior, Heels: Givenchy

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You Win… This Time

Ok, Take One Pass It On Challenge.  You win… this time.  It was totally a terrible idea for me to take on the burden of the Take One Pass It On Challenge knowing I had family coming for 10 days and was starting a new job.  Oops!  So I didn’t really get enough outfits into the challenge to really consider myself a winner.  Here’s my remix round up of what I did get accomplished.  Next time though… I’ll be more prepared to take this challenge by the horns!  Promise!

Which look was your favorite?Remix Roundup

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Date Night Look

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I’m just going to be super honest here.  I’m a girly girl and I believe in girly looks for date night.  Skirts, heels, color, sparkles, etcetera are all things I gravitate toward.  It also must show off my girlish curves.  That’s why I added the belt to accentuate my waist.  The silk tank from my last look was the perfect piece to remix for this occasion.  Who doesn’t love the feel of silk on their skin?!  The moto jacket does help to even out all of this girly-ness by adding a little edge.  I mean, even a girly girl doesn’t want to turn out looking too innocent.  It’s date night after all!  Make sure to add a dash of sass.

DSC_0032DSC_0035Date Night LookDSC_0039DSC_0091DSC_0057DSC_0066Tank: Equipment, Jacket: Romeo & Juliet Couture (Similar), Skirt: DKNY (Similar), Belt: Bebe, Necklace & Earrings: Jeweliq, Heels: Ella Moss (Similar), Clutch: Kate Spade (Rent It Here!)

3 DAY REMIX ROUNDUP

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