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.

DSC_0050DSC_0086DSC_0047DSC_0116Top: Ella Moss, Pants: 7 for All Mankind (Similar), Jacket: Burberry (Similar), Hat: Brixton (Similar), Shoes: Sole Society c/o, Bangle: Hermès, Necklace: Zara (Similar & Similar)

3 DAY REMIX ROUNDUP

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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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What I’m Wearing: Velvet Overalls

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You read that right.  Today I’m wearing velvet overalls.  Like the ones we wore as kids… But velvet.  I got these babies on mega sale at ShopBop and couldn’t be happier.  I mean, just try having a bad day in overalls.  I bought these in a size larger than I normally would for comfort but pinned the front flap in a bit to give it a little more shape.  Just a small tip with wearing overalls would be to make everything else a little more ‘adult.’  Meaning, don’t wear ballet slippers or pig tails too.  Then you’ll just start looking silly.  Otherwise, have fun with it!  I was so surprised how many good comments I got while wearing these!  They might just become a staple!!

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Top: Chanel (best hand-me-down ever), Overalls: MinkPink (similar), Earrings: Jeweliq (similar), Shoes: Sole Society

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One Dress: Day to Night

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.

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H of 11 dressDSC01456DSC01412DAY LOOK RUNDOWN  Dress: House of Eleven c/o, Blouse: Equipment, Ring: Samantha Wills, Necklace: Nadri, Earrings: Gift, Heels: Michael Kors

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!

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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

For more on House of Eleven, check them out here:

TheHouseOfEleven.com

Instagram:  House_of_Eleven

www.facebook.com/thehouseofeleven

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Hippy Chic Birthday Brunch

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My friend recently had a Hippy Chic themed birthday brunch in Ocean Beach.  Why don’t we do themed birthday parties anymore?!  It was really fun to get dressed up with a specific idea in mind.  The birthday girl even made us all flower headbands to wear at brunch.  Let’s bring back themed parties!!  This is my take on a modern hippy look.

 

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Hat: Vintage (via Bad Madge & Co), Sunglasses: Dior (old) Necklace: Cara (old), Shirt: Majestic (old), Skirt: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target, Shoes: Sole Society

 

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Have an Awesome Day!

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Today is awesome.  Why, you ask?  Well other than my super “Awesome” Topshop sweater, it just is!  So I felt like wearing hot read lipstick for no reason other than it felt like a red lipstick kind of day!  Do we really need a better reason?!

Have an awesome day!!

 

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Sweater: TopShop, Shorts: Citizen of Humanity, Jewelry: Vintage, Shoes: Sole Society

History Happy Hour

Oh you know... just chillin' with my homies at the Saloon.

Oh you know… just chillin’ with my homies at the Saloon.

It's amazing how similar beer garden parties are today!  This image was from the late 1880s!

It’s amazing how similar beer garden parties are today! This image was from the late 1880s!

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San Diego Beer

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We were invited to attend The San Diego History Center’s History Happy Hour this past Friday and I’m so happy we were able to go!  It was such a blast!  There were about a dozen booths set up throughout the exhibit to taste beer created by home brew clubs from San Diego County.  This whole event was to promote the Bottled & Kegged exhibition that shows San Diego’s beer history.  I was surprised by how long craft beers have been produced in my home town!  Some of the images and fact were dated back to the 1880s!  This is a must see exhibit and the History Happy Hours are a fun way to do it!  Hope to see you at the next one on September 27th!

Dress: Bailey 44, Shoes: Sole Society, Necklace: Nordstrom BP, Bag: Kate Spade

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