Spring has arrived in San Diego which means it’s time to roll out the new Spring/Summer trends. Fashion Valley Mall shared some amazing new looks from retailers like Boss Hugo Boss, White House Black Market, Scotch & Soda, Anthropologie, Halston Heritage, AllSaints, Ted Baker London, Joe’s Jeans, & Macy’s. If that lineup doesn’t get you excited, you need to check your pulse! One of my favorite trends is the boho vibe including platform shoes, flowing maxi dresses, and fringe covered coats and bags. If only my mom had kept her clothes from her teenage years! I’d be right on trend!
There really is nothing better to get you pumped about new up and coming designers then a teaser runway show. At Fashion Week San Diego‘s Spring Showcase, they let us take a sneak peek of the featured designers set for the main event next October. Each designer selected only one look to send down the runway. This year might be the most sensational yet! Just look at some of these pics I took from the show! I’m super excited about the move to La Jolla as well. It’s literally shutting down a full street for the show! Incredible.
Pre-Sale tickets are available online now but are going fast. I have my tickets, do you have yours?! Click here to purchase. See you there!
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!
I love New Year’s Eve. It gives you a defined point to start fresh, make new goals for yourself, and grow. It also gives you a chance to reflect on the past 12 months. It’s so easy for me to get caught up in the here and now and forget where I’ve been. I’m always really surprised how much I got accomplished, all the amazing people I’ve met, and all the fun places we’ve visited in just 1 year. Starting this blog in June was one of the best moves I’ve made recently. It’s opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and is just a blast for me to work on. Thank you so much for helping me to grow my blog over the last 6 months. Here’s a collection of some of my favorite photos of looks/travels from 2013 (You can click on the image to view the original post). Cheers to a brand new year! Let’s make it the best one yet!!
It’s the time of year when there are holiday parties, family dinners, drinks with friends, etc etc basically every day until New Year’s Day. If I were to buy a new look for all of these festive occasions, everyone would get coal under the tree only because it’s cheap and I’m sure they were bad at some point this year. The remedy for this holiday party conundrum? Finding a dress you can tweak to wear in many different scenarios (this is when a NOT boring LBD comes in handy). This dress from House of Eleven is a perfect blend of sexy and conservative. It hugs your curves while allowing a long enough hem line that your boss won’t freak. Here’s how I’d wear this dress to the office then out for the night with my friends.
DAY LOOK: Wearing the dress with a white blouse underneath makes it much more work appropriate. I kept accessories simple with just a big ring, simple necklace, and sparkly studs.
NIGHT LOOK: A fun night look is all about accessorizing a great dress with statement pieces. I took two chunky necklaces and layered them. I mean, they’re great on their own so isn’t it even more fantastic to wear them together?! Add a fun clutch and some booties and you’re ready for that holiday party!
NIGHT LOOK RUNDOWN Dress: House of Eleven c/o, Multistone Necklace: Sole Society c/o, Gold Chain: Vintage, Ring: Samantha Wills, Clutch: Hype, Booties: Steve Madden
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Jackets with contrasting sleeves are simply everywhere right now. They make every outfit look like you’re an expert at that ever so chic winter layers look. I paired this fun denim and terry cloth Gilt.com find with a few more layers. There’s a simple white tank and a thunderbolt tunic under there too! I can’t help but reiterate my love of vintage here (again… sorry!) by topping off this look with a pair of beat up vintage Coach boots. They’re so deliciously soft now that I’ll wear these babies until they fall apart!
There’s nothing I love more than combining fashion and charity. So it was a no-brainer to attend the Heels2Heal Fashion Show & Luncheon. Heels2Heal is a great charitable organization that hosts fashion related events throughout Orange County and San Diego in order to raise donations for Miracle Babies. Miracle Babies helps to support those families with critically ill newborns in the Intensive Care Unit. This event was held at the Sea & Smoke Restaurant in Del Mar, CA. We sat outside and enjoyed the fashion show of Flower Hill Promenade retailers in 80 degree November weather. Only in San Diego!
I was really impressed with the styling for the fashion show. I didn’t realize how many great retailers there are in that location! All the beautiful models were decked out in some amazing fall fashion looks. Here are some shots of my favorite outfits.
My Look Dress: White House Black Market, Necklace: Vintage, Shoes: Calvin Klein, Bag: Bottega Veneta (via shop-hers.com)