Denim Jacket Remix

DSC_0066It’s finally that delightful time of year that’s full of warm days and cool nights.  That means layers are essential.  For today’s Take One, Pass It On Challenge item, I’m remixing my Burberry denim jacket to be more of an accessory by tying it around my waist.  It’s part of the look but also practical when the temperatures start to dip.

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3 DAY REMIX ROUNDUP

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Unexpected Casual Look

DSC_0171It’s Day Two of my self-imposed Take One, Pass It On Challenge.  I decided that I’d start out by remixing the blouse I wore in yesterday’s look.  Today, I paired it with a beaded Zara skirt for a casual yet chic look.  I don’t know why but I never wear this skirt for nights out on the town.  I mean, it’s a beaded mini skirt so you’d think that’s what it was meant to do!  It’s my fancy beaded day skirt!  It’s unexpected but still totally appropriate for a day time look.  Just add some funky earrings, like these vintage telephone ones, and your look is done!

I’m having fun with this challenge so far!  I spend most the previous day thinking about what I’ll do tomorrow.  Two looks down, 28 more to go!  Wish me luck!

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REMIX ROUNDUP DAY 1 & 2

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Take One, Pass It On Challenge

DSC_0101How often do you stand in front of your closet and think, “I have nothing to wear!”  Chances are that’s a total lie and we’re just not feeling creative that day!  That’s why when I read about Sarah’s Real Life Take One, Pass It On Challenge I so wanted in on the fun!  The idea of the challenge is to take one item from the previous day’s look and pass it on to the next look.  For example, today’s outfit is a comfortable flowy top and twill turquoise pants.  I’ll be passing on the top tomorrow for a completely different look!  Then I’ll pick one piece from tomorrow’s look and pass it on to the third day’s outfit!  Get it?!  P.S.- You can’t repeat an item more then once.  So I can’t wear the same shoes for 30 days and call myself a winner… that’s just plain cheating!

It’s so easy to get stuck in a routine of wearing certain tops with certain bottoms.  Most of our stuff is so much more versatile then we give them credit for!  I’m going to try this challenge for a full 30 days!  I know, it sounds totally nuts but it’s time for a closet overhaul without buying a ton of new stuff I don’t really need!  Thanks for the great idea, Sarah!

DSC_0099Today’s look was casual, causal, and more casual… with sparkles!  I mean, isn’t every day better when you’re wearing sparkly shoes?!  These kitty flats are just the pick-me-up I need on a blah morning.  It’s also fun to add an unexpected lip color during the day too. Here I’m wearing Maybelline Lipstick in Vibrant Mandarin.

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Top: Halston Heritage (Similar), Pants: 7 for All Mankind (Similar), Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (Similar), Bracelet: Kate Spade

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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

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Gucci

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Valentino Valentino

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Silver Pointed-Toe Flats & an Oversize Coat

DSC_0074Sometimes a girl just wants a little comfort.  It was my mom’s birthday last week and she came down to San Diego for a little thrifting, wine tasting, and celebrations.  That meant lots of walking and plenty of different scenarios.  I mean, I don’t exactly want to wear Givenchy heels to the thrift store but I also wanted to feel chic for my favorite wine pub, The Rose.  Some metallic flats and an oversize coat fit the bill perfectly.  

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Jacket: Burberry (Similar here), Sweater: Forever 21, Jeans: Paige, Shoes: Elorie (via Gilt.com), Ring: Samantha Wills, Sunglasses: Fossil

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What I Wore: Cobalt Blue

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Cobalt blue is really having a moment right now.  I’m stoked because blue works for my skin tone.  The pale pastels that are coming out this spring though… not so much.  So I’ll stick with beautiful bright blue cobalt, please!  I totally scored this skirt on mega sale at J.Crew after the holidays and this shirt from the Peter Pilotto for Target collection was purchased with a gift card.  Don’t you love a good deal?!  I know it’s strange but I love the things I’ve found a deal on more than the things I’ve paid full price for!  I guess that’s the frugalista in me.

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Top: Peter Pilotto for Target, Skirt: J.Crew (Similar here & here), Shoes: Sole Society c/o (Similar), Bag: Frye (Similar), Bracelet: Hermès (via TheRealReal)

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#LOTD: Casual Faux Leather Skirt

DSC06281I got a great response last time I wore this skirt but this time I wanted to make it more casual.  It’s really a very versatile skirt now that I’ve started playing with it a little more!  To sort of tone down the fanciness of the previous look, I wore a super comfortable vintage Led Zeppelin concert tee and my favorite polka dot Kate Spade for Keds pumps.  I kept the jewelry a little bit more simple by just using delicate gold pieces.  The skirt is kind of loud on it’s on so it doesn’t really require much in the way of accessorizing.  The Stella and Bow Mean Girls collection makes me giggle inside every time I look at it.  And this bracelet is actually small enough for my super tiny wrists!  Double score!

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T-Shirt: Vintage (via Bad Madge), Skirt: Calvin Klein (Similar here & here), Sneakers: Kate Spade for Keds, Bracelet: Stella & Bow, Double Ring: via Gilt.com

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