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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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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Lust List: Roses and Peonies

Every spring, inevitably floral prints make their way back into our wardrobe.  I can’t help but giggle a little inside when I think about spring florals because of the line from Devil Wears Prada where Miranda drawls, “Florals?  For spring?  Groundbreaking.”  This year, it’s not just bright florals in general, roses and peonies are having their turn in the limelight.  You guys know I have a small obsession with roses so I’m in fashion heaven!  I’ve put together a handful of my favorite prints available right now.  Happy  lusting!

Roses and Peonies

1) Givenchy Antigona Coated Canvas Pouch

2) Joie ‘Rain B.’ Print Silk Top

3) MSGM Floral Silk-Chiffon Blouse

4) Kate Spade Notebook Set

5) Mother of Pearl Jim Lambie Canvas Sneakers

6) Adidas Trefoil Rose Terry Hoodie

7) Adidas Trefoil Rose Leggings

8) GoJane Rosy Disposition Nylon Bomber Jacket

9) Givenchy Floral-Print Leather Pumps

10) NO. 21 Lace-Back Rose-Print Crepe Top

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This is What a California Girl in Chicago Looks Like

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I’m in Chicago!  It feels weird to be here since I’ve been planning my styling weekend at Trunk Club for what feels like forever!   It didn’t feel like it would ever happen!  So far I must say I really love this city!  We’ve been walking all over the place getting the tour from our good friends that moved here almost a year ago.  We’ve totally lucked out at this point weather wise too.  Everyone in San Diego looked at us like we were nuts to go to Chicago in the winter but it really hasn’t been too bad.  I mean, I’ve been pretty bundled so really I have no excuse to complain about not being warm!  It snowed a few inches the first day while I was at Trunk Club and it felt like I was living in a beautiful snow globe!!  I know the novelty of snow has worn off for most of you people that live in snow on a regular basis but I just absolutely love it while I’m on vacation.

My absolute essentials for cold weather are ear muffs and long scarves.  I hate how my ears and chin feel when they get too cold.  Those are the first items I pack in my carry on so I can whip them out easily when we are leaving the airport.  Otherwise, having a nice thick wool coat that hits almost at my ankles has been a life saver in windy moments.

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Ear Muff: Micheal Micheal Kors, Scarf: Zadig & Voltaire (Similar), Coat: Jones New York, Sweater: Equipment,  Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Nine West (Similar)

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Pants On Repeat

DSC05861I warned you I’d be wearing these pants a lot this winter.  Even though every time I put them on, my boyfriend teases me with things like “You’re wearing your pajamas outside again?”  But when pants like this are sitting in my closet, I’m wearing them!  Pajama look or not!  hehehe.  I try to make it less bedroom looking by piling on lots of jewelry.  Stacks of bracelets glam up everything!

DSC05871DSC05880DSC05891Top: Zara, Necklace: Zara, Pants: J.Crew, Bracelets: Kate Spade (Both outside ones) & J.Crew (middle), Shoes: Chanel (via Shop-hers.com)

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80 Degree Winter

ootd pajama trendSo California has decided to not participate in winter this year.  We got like 3 sprinkles of rain and that was it!  It’s summer again.  From what I understand, temperatures are expected to drop but for now, my look is more spring time than winter.

These velvet pajama pants are hands down the most comfortable thing I own.  They’re lined with a silky material and feel so luxurious on that these will be making a regular appearance in my wardrobe over the coming months.  I mean, if its secretly pajamas, I’m in!

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Top: Halston Heritage, Pants: J.Crew, Shoes: Sole Society c/o, Necklace: Samantha Wills, Bracelet: Brighton

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