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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LookBook: Banana Dress

DSC_0145I love fashion with a sense of humor.  That’s why brands like Kate Spade New York, Markus Lupfer, and Anya Hindmarch speak to me.  The dress fits like a dream but it has bananas on it!  I mean, come on!  It’s like this dress was made specifically for someone like me.  I wore it for a night out to the Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase at Harrah’s Resort.  I felt great in this baby.

There’s obviously a lot going on with the dress so I kept accessories simple (for me at least) and just wore a statement necklace.  No bracelets or rings required (that purple thing on my wrist is my admission ticket).  My Kate Spade New York wristlet was relatively simple as well in plain white leather but kept it more ‘me’ with the little frog prince patch.

DSC_0280DSC_0144DSC_0141Banana DressDress: Markus Lupfer ‘Frankie Bananas’ (Also available in pink here), Necklace: Kate Spade, Wristlet: Kate Spade (Similar), Heels: Proenza Schouler (Similar)

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LookBook: Mini Road Trip

DSC_0068Sometimes one night away is all you need to hit the refresh button.  With Fashion Week San Diego’s Spring Showcase as our excuse, we set out on a mini road trip to Harrah’s Casino for the night.  Along the way, we stopped for a bit of wine tasting (my favorite thing!) and strolled along these beautiful orange groves.  The trees were blooming and the scent was divine!  The air smelled like warm honey and fresh squeezed orange juice so strong it was shocking.

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Dress: Kate Spade New York (Similar), Clutch: Samudra, Shoes: Keds, Sunglasses: Ray-Banstilettos

#LookBook: Romantic Dinner in Fiji

DSCN0537As if Fiji wasn’t the hands down most romantic place ever, just add a fancy lobster dinner literally over the water!  Tokoriki Island Resort went over the top to make us feel like we were the only two people in the whole place.  With a moment like that, it required a very special outfit.  I decided to wear a jumpsuit with an open back for an understated but super sexy appeal.  I added just a single sparkly bracelet and fun (but still subtle in the taupe shade) gladiator heels.  I felt like a million bucks!  If you ever have the pleasure of visiting Tokoriki Island Resort, you MUST do the romantic  lobster dinner!  It was an absolute highlight of our visit.

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Jumpsuit: Finders Keepers, Heels: Stuart Weitzman (Similar), Bracelet: Kate Spade New York (Similar)

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Fall Fashion in the Valley

 

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There’s nothing quite like a fashion show.  With the music bumping and models stomping in the season’s most gorgeous trends, you can’t help but swoon over all the lust-worthy looks.  The Fall Fashion in the Valley show at Fashion Valley Mall yesterday just made me want to start rain dancing so I could have an excuse to wear all the beautiful fall layers!  Some of my favorite trends are capes (like this gorgeous grey cape from C.Wonder), polka dots, and girly girl dresses retro chic cuts.

Now if only this weather would cool down so I could actually enjoy all these fun fall looks myself!

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#OOTD: My New ‘Do

DSCN0130Recently, I went to see my new hair artist (because that’s the only way to describe her hair cutting skills) Candice from Goldline Salon in South Park, San Diego.  I wanted to mix things up but not go toooooo awfully crazy.  I’m ecstatic with the results!  It frames my face exactly the way I was hoping!  I think my hair is now a perfect accessory for my summer look.

High waisted flowy shorts are a perfect piece for any summer style (also worn before as a transitional piece).  Of course, I love to have some sort of sassy accessory, done here with a fun little toucan purse.  My favorite part about it is that its beak is the handle!  How hilarious is that?!  You just can’t help but get comments about it!DSCN0126DSCN0134DSCN0120DSCN0127DSCN0124DSCN0131

 

Top: J.Crew, Shorts: Zara (Similar), Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Handbag: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York
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Salon on 30th Hair Show

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Remember that super fun event I posted about forever ago?  It was so awesome!  I got to be a hair model for my stylist Beth Chambers at Salon on 30th.  She went with a kind of 60’s retro vibe so I wore my fun Kate Spade New York flowy shift dress to match the feel of my new ‘do.  I can never get my hair to curl quite like this on my own but it was perfect for a girl’s night out!

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Dress: Kate Spade New York, Shoes: Forever 21 (Similar & Similar)

 

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