LookBook: Seattle Shenanigans

DSCN2267We recently flew to Seattle to celebrate a very exciting graduation for my man’s sister.  She graduated from Commercial Dive school!  How crazy cool is that?!  For the big event, I went classic chic with a knee length skirt and sweater.  It was a little colder than I thought it would be so ended up wearing this faux leather jacket basically the whole day.  I got a gross bug bite on the side of my toe that was really bothered by my Charlotte Olympia kitty shoes I was planning to wear so I wore my sandals all day.  Even in the rain!  I guess I am a California girl so we can get away with things like that… *wink wink*

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Tyler’s Mom’s new puppy… I almost packed her in our suitcase! What a little cutie patuti.

2015-05-14-22-33-57-7852015-05-14-22-35-44-440Jacket: Romeo and Juliet Couture (Similar & Similar), Sweater: Kate Spade (Similar & Similar), Skirt: Halston Heritage (Similar), Sandals: Kate Spade (Similar)
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Monday Must-Have Lust List

1) SUPER FUN BACKPACK

After my last vacation, I realized I really need a backpack for when I’m traveling.  It’d be nice when I’m at the airport and on the go to just throw my bag over my shoulders and be hands fee.  I was using this big messenger bag and it was so heavy and annoying to drag around!  So on the hunt I go!  I found a few really cool options like a Vince Camuto Convertable Backpack and a gorgeous B Brain Atwood.  But I think the winner is this Patent Croc Topshop one!  It’s a good size that I can pack some essentials (and some non-essentials… hehehe) but not too huge so it’ll work for every day too.  Sold!

Topshop Patent Croc Backpack

2) BENEFIT COSMETICS ADVENT CALENDAR

Holy smokes this is the most amazing idea ever!  Not only do I love Christmas and traditional treat-filled advent calendars but fill that calendar with fun Benefit products?!  Gasp!!  You get a new product every… single… day from December 1st until Christmas.  WHAT?!  It’s a dream come true!  Basically, this is the best gift ever for any beauty-holic in your life.  No doubt these will sell out fast so pick up yours today!

Benefit advent calendar

3) IT BY ALEXA CHUNG

Ok fashionistas, how much do we love Alexa Chung?  I mean, her style is so fabulous it boarders on a level of insanity!  The good insanity that makes us all say “Damn, that’s freakin’ awesome!”  So when I heard she was penning her first book, I pre-ordered immediately.  It came out on October 29th and Amazon promptly delivered it that day!  I’m looking forward to sitting down to read this “It Girl’s” book sooner rather than later!  If you’ve had a chance to read it already, what did you think?

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4) SOCIAL MEDIA OVER HALLOWEEN

I forget every year how amazing and sometimes totally hysterical it is to see everyone’s Halloween shenanigans on social media.  You guys have gone crazy with all your awesome costumes!  Celebrities seemed to be extra creative this year too!  What did you go as?  What celebrity do you think had the best costume this year?

5) WILDFOX PAJAMAS

I’m a fan of Wildfox’s fun whimsical designs (see here and here) so I love that they’ve expanded into PJs!  Their cheeky designs and saying always make me smile and laugh.  These are a few of my favs from the new collection.

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Monday Must-Haves: 5 Items on My Weekly Lust List

Welcome to my first weekly Monday Must-Have Lust List!  Every Monday, I’ll share with you five of the things I’m currently obsessing over.  It can be anything from shoes (duh!), movies, books, beauty products, trends, places… you name it!   Call it my weekly inspiration board!  Happy lusting!

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1) THE RELEASE OF MAN REPELLER: SEEKING LOVE, FINDING OVERALLS

As a regular reader of Leandra Medine’s blog, I’m really looking forward to her debut book!  She has a sharp engaging writing style that’s sure to make you laugh, cringe, and totally relate all at the same time.  It’s like Chelsea Handler meets Fashion Police meets Rachel Zoe.  If you’re a hopeless fashion addict with an unabashed love for a little sarcasm, I believe you will not be disappointed.

Releases September 10, 2013.  Pick up your copy here!

2) 3.1 PHILLIP LIM FOR TARGET LAUNCH

OMG!  All this talk about 3.1 Phillip Lim’s collaboration for Target has got my mind on fire!  The designer’s obvious skill can now be enjoyed for a fraction of the brand’s regular prices.  Have you seen all those beautiful handbags?!  Swoon!  How about the fun graphic tops?!  So on trend!  The evening dresses?!  Perfection!  You can count on me being front and center at this Sunday’s release!

Lauches September 15, 2013.  Check out the preview here!

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3) NEW YORK FASHION WEEK STREET STYLE

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know New York Fashion Week is underway. One of my favorite things about the fashion weeks all around the world is checking out the amazing street style.  It’s fun to see how real women wear the trends.  The photos are infinitely inspiring, often outlandish, devilishly daring, and always stylish! Don’t worry… it won’t be long until you see my photo among these!  😉

Some of my favorite websites for street style photos are The Sartorialist, Style.com, W Magazine, and Jak & Jil.

4) TOPSHOP ‘AWESOME’ POLKA DOT SWEATSHIRT

I probably need to move somewhere that sweaters, pants, and jackets are a more regular occurrence because I tend to be supremely drawn to them.  When I saw this sweater, it was immediately added to my shopping cart and my mind began creating outfits with this, well, awesome sweater!  Officially obsessed.  Available Here!

Awesome Topshop Sweater

5) CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW SHEER COLOUR SPF15

The luxury brand is at it again creating more irresistibly tempting beauty products.  This sheer glow powder sounds like it will be perfect for those of us living in more humid climates.  At least for me, when humidity strikes, there’s no point in wearing any foundation because it’ll just melt off anyway!  A nice powder like this with just a hint of color might be just the ticket!  I’m looking forward to picking up this product soon!

Try it for yourself!

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