LookBook: Coming Up Roses

chelsrose3Recently I had an interview for a very cool position.  I’m not going to jinx it by giving away any details just yet but cross your fingers for me!  The position is more on the creative side of things so I wanted to show my personally a bit but still be first interview professional.  Now I’m a very girly girl most of the time so this rose print pencil skirt fit the bill perfectly.  The peter pan collar makes the otherwise plain silk blouse much more interesting.  And the pointed toe basic black pump make this staple shoe modern.  I felt like I could take on the world!  Wish me luck!!

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#FWSD15: Fashion Week San Diego Spring Showcase

DSC_0188There really is nothing better to get you pumped about new up and coming designers then a teaser runway show.  At Fashion Week San Diego‘s Spring Showcase, they let us take a sneak peek of the featured designers set for the main event next October.   Each designer selected only one look to send down the runway.  This year might be the most sensational yet!  Just look at some of these pics I took from the show!  I’m super excited about the move to La Jolla as well.  It’s literally shutting down a full street for the show!  Incredible.

Pre-Sale tickets are available online now but are going fast.  I have my tickets, do you have yours?!  Click here to purchase.  See you there!

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Wine Tasting in Washington

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So I’ve been a really bad blogger and am so incredibly behind on all my photos!  For those of you that follow me on my social media outlets (Thank you!!), you know that I went to Washington for Mother’s Day.  It was probably the most beautiful I’ve seen Washington since I tend to visit in the rainy winter months.  The sun was shining and every day was pure perfection.

To celebrate Mother’s Day, we went to brunch at Columbia Winery over in Woodenville.  If you like wine & wine tasting, you’ll think you’ve died and gone to heaven in Woodenville.  There are so many tasting rooms and distilleries that it’s super hard to decide which ones to visit.

For my Mother’s Day look, I decided to go girly and modest.  My Kate Spade New York dress fit the bill perfectly.  Of course, heels were a definite must so my Givenchy floral printed pumps added a nice little touch.

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Dress:  Kate Spade New York (Similar), Belt:  Kate Spade New York, Clutch: Kate Spade New York, Sunglasses: Dior, Heels: Givenchy

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You Win… This Time

Ok, Take One Pass It On Challenge.  You win… this time.  It was totally a terrible idea for me to take on the burden of the Take One Pass It On Challenge knowing I had family coming for 10 days and was starting a new job.  Oops!  So I didn’t really get enough outfits into the challenge to really consider myself a winner.  Here’s my remix round up of what I did get accomplished.  Next time though… I’ll be more prepared to take this challenge by the horns!  Promise!

Which look was your favorite?Remix Roundup

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Unexpected Casual Look

DSC_0171It’s Day Two of my self-imposed Take One, Pass It On Challenge.  I decided that I’d start out by remixing the blouse I wore in yesterday’s look.  Today, I paired it with a beaded Zara skirt for a casual yet chic look.  I don’t know why but I never wear this skirt for nights out on the town.  I mean, it’s a beaded mini skirt so you’d think that’s what it was meant to do!  It’s my fancy beaded day skirt!  It’s unexpected but still totally appropriate for a day time look.  Just add some funky earrings, like these vintage telephone ones, and your look is done!

I’m having fun with this challenge so far!  I spend most the previous day thinking about what I’ll do tomorrow.  Two looks down, 28 more to go!  Wish me luck!

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REMIX ROUNDUP DAY 1 & 2

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#RedStyle: Embrace Your Personal Style

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When RedEnvelope contacted me about joining their #RedStyle campaign, I was quick to jump.  Not only is RedEnvelope a company I’ve used for years for great gift ideas but the campaign is all about embracing your personal style.  I think what’s so fun about blogging and fashion is that we get to share with everyone our mood, inspirations, and style just by what we decide to put on that day.  I describe my personal style as classic with a twist.  I tend to gravitate toward classic shapes but also love fun pops of color and loud prints.  I also like accessories and such that have a little humor to it, like my Kate Spade donut bag or the “Shopping is My Cardio” Wildfox sweater.  I included my mary jane Manolo Blahniks because they are the very first designer thing I ever purchased.  They’re classic is shape but the twist is the bright and shinny patent leather.  A perfect epitome of my style!  As far as jewelry goes, I’m usually getting ready in a rush so I like to be able to grab something like a giant Samantha Wills ring or a huge gold chain vintage necklace.  A statement piece can really pull your look together!

Another aspect to my style is blending designer pieces with stuff I’ve found at the Goodwill or vintage shops.  That’s truly when I feel most me.  The gorgeous gold and black lace skirt and the beat up old Coach crossbody bag are probably some of my most favorite things in my closet!  I have no problems with second hand clothing and sometimes it’s amazing what you’ll find!  It’s just what you didn’t know you always wanted!

How do you describe your personal style?

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#LOTD: Casual Faux Leather Skirt

DSC06281I got a great response last time I wore this skirt but this time I wanted to make it more casual.  It’s really a very versatile skirt now that I’ve started playing with it a little more!  To sort of tone down the fanciness of the previous look, I wore a super comfortable vintage Led Zeppelin concert tee and my favorite polka dot Kate Spade for Keds pumps.  I kept the jewelry a little bit more simple by just using delicate gold pieces.  The skirt is kind of loud on it’s on so it doesn’t really require much in the way of accessorizing.  The Stella and Bow Mean Girls collection makes me giggle inside every time I look at it.  And this bracelet is actually small enough for my super tiny wrists!  Double score!

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T-Shirt: Vintage (via Bad Madge), Skirt: Calvin Klein (Similar here & here), Sneakers: Kate Spade for Keds, Bracelet: Stella & Bow, Double Ring: via Gilt.com

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