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

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LookBook: Plaid and Perfume

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Normally I’m the most girly of all girly girls but sometimes I just need a comfy top and denim type of day.  Scored this ridiculously soft Bella Dahl top at the Bloomingdale’s friends and family sale.  It’s so soft it’s like daytime appropriate pajamas!  The high side slit gives it a little more of a sexy vibe than its “I borrowed this from my boyfriend” counterparts.  If you aren’t being ironic by pairing your plaid shirt with a fluffy skirt or sparkles than distressed denim is just an easy “Do”.

This perfume bottle purse is just too fun for words.  We spotted this gem walking home from dinner one night and I had to go back and get it the next morning!  It was at one of my favorite vintage and novelty shops in San Diego called Bad Madge.  It’s a fantastic destination for unique gifts and really really cool vintage pieces.

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Top: Bella Dahl, Jeans: Paige Verdugo ‘Carmen’ (Similar), Shoes: LuLu’s “Fay 1 Lemon Sandals’, Perfume Bottle Purse: via Bad Madge (Similar), Bracelet: House of Harlow ‘1960 Tessallation Cuff’

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Lust List: Practically Impractical

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Sometimes a pair of shoes will come into your life that are so wonderfully impractical that they come full circle to become practical again.  These Kate Spade Go Taxi Flats from its Monaco collection are exactly that.  They’re decked out to look like your typical cab: yellow as the sun with checkered trim.  There are even little wheels on the side!

Now as fantastically darling as these babies are, I obviously wanted to actually be able to wear them with my current wardrobe before pulling the trigger.  Truthfully, I’m not a yellow person and don’t own much in the way of yellow, so no matchy matchy outfits were in order.  That’s fine with me.  Color, though, I have plenty of hanging in the closet.  With funky flats like these, I think you should just go all out and wear more color!

They’re surprisingly easy to wear but just make sure you’re not in a hurry because you will be stopped by people for complements and photos.  Seriously!  People just can’t help themselves around these adorable flats!  Oh, and a crucial side note, they’re actually comfortable!  I can wear them all day and not feel the need to kick them off immediately when I get home!  I’m in love…

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Lust List: Erin Fetherston x JewelMint Collection

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Get ready to fall in love with this adorable collection!  Erin Fetherston has created a Studio Series in collaboration with JewelMint and the results are perfection.  There’s a lot of rose gold, whimsy, and romance in this collection and any (or all!) pieces would be an easy addition to your look.  Now let’s get what we really want this Valentine’s Day and just send the link directly to our loved ones.  Why beat around the bush?

Shop the collection here!

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Lust List: Mean Girls Inspired Jewelry

Can you believe it’s been almost ten years since Mean Girls came out?  Raise your hand if it’s still one of your top 10 movies to watch on repeat.  Obviously you can’t tell but my hand is totally up!  There are so many memorable lines in it that Stella & Bow has created a new jewelry line inspired by “Mean Girlisms.”  Perfect timing to celebrate the movie’s anniversary.  That’s so fetch!  I picked out a few of my favorites to show you but there is more to choose from on their website (here).  Everything is available for preorder and will ship in February.  Now go on an embrace your inner mean girl, Bitches!

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“That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets.”

Grethen- Gold

“And on Wednesdays we wear pink.”

Cady- Fetch

“That is so Fetch”

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Lust List Gift Guide: Hostess Gifts

You never want to walk into a party empty handed, especially if the host isn’t a really close friend or relative (even then at least bring a bottle of wine or cookies!).  Make a great impression by bringing a unique hostess gift!  It doesn’t have to be expensive but a thoughtful gift is always appreciated.

Hostess Gifts

1) West Elm Snow Globe – $25

2) Crate & Barrel Alexander Decanter – $19.95

3) Pottery Barn Beaded Monogrammed Bottle Stopper – $19.50 – The host will likely put your gift to use right then and there!

4) Williams-Sonoma Ornament Tiny Taper Holders – $24.95

5) Anthropologie Ladybug Trivet – $12

6) Bloody Mary Gift Basket – $79.99 – It’s a tradition for my boyfriend’s family to have bloody marys on Christmas morning.  A fun gift basket would be a great way to share your traditions with the host.

7) Kim Seybert Set of Six Shoe-Embroidered Cocktail Napkins – $54

8) Jonathan Adler Champagne Pop Candle – $42 – Champagne scented candle?  Done!

9) Mark and Graham Hand Blown Ice Bucket – $45 – You can personalize it too!

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Brand Alert: United Nude

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United Nude is by no means new but it was recently brought to my attention by my fashion loving doppelganger (really, I’m her doppelganger), Sandra Espinet.  I’ve mentioned her before because of her fantastic taste in shoes (and let’s be honest here… her taste in everything style!) but I’m so excited about United Nude.  These shoes are art people.  I mean, look at these babies!  And get this… Sandra says she wore these all over a furniture show in North Carolina, did a speech, then continued on to an Architectural Digest party and was COMFORTABLE!  Just add in how amazingly unique this line of shoes is and I’m now officially swooning.  Anything from this brand is on my Christmas wish list for sure.  *hint hint*

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