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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‘Tis The Season Holiday Shopping Event

I loved all these great Kiehl's gift sets!

For as long as I’ve been in San Diego, I’ve never had the opportunity to visit The University Club, a members-only club at the Symphony Towers in downtown.  So when the invitation came along for me to attend their ‘Tis The Season Shopping event, I jumped at it!  We got to sip champagne and browse vendor booths from Fashion Valley Mall.  The view of downtown from the club is beautiful.  I was there after dark but I would imagine it’s a stunning place for sunset cocktails.  It was a perfect way to get my holiday spirit sparked and get some gift ideas.  I was particularly tempted by some gorgeous Chanel sunglasses but refrained.  Can’t let the champagne do my spending!  😉

 

These boots can be worn as booties or just trap on a top piece to wear them as knee high boots!  Genius!

These boots can convert from booties to knee highs! Genius!

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Being silly at the Ugg booth

Being silly at the Ugg booth

How do you like my new 'do?

How do you like my new ‘do?

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The view from The University Club is spectacular!

The top pair are the ones I'm lusting over.  There are little pearls on the top!!

The top pair are the ones I’m lusting over. There are little pearls on the top!!

I'm still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses...

I’m still swooning over these Chanel sunglasses…

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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A Secret Hike in Hilo

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After we said our goodbyes to the North Shore, we took an island hopper flight over to The Big Island to stay in Hilo for a few nights.  Originally we were supposed to visit the Volcano National Park but because of the government shutdown we weren’t able to go.  No worries though!  Hilo was full of super fun things for us to do!!

One of my favorite adventures was a totally unplanned stop on our way up to Akaka Falls.  There was a teenie tiny trail head on the side of the road with a stunning view.  So we pulled over to take some shots and decided to head down the trail a bit.  I’m so glad we did!  There were little hidden beaches, mini waterfalls, and plenty of ocean views.  If you’re looking for this secret spot, it’s about 1 mile South of the Hawaiian Botanical Garden entrance.  Just keep your eyes peeled for a small trail head sign just before one of the bigger curves in the road.

Tip:  Do this hike before buying your tickets to the botanical garden.  Once you’re a ticket holder, you can’t do this hike for insurance reasons.  Also, bring some water shoes.  You’ll be walking across a few streams and things you won’t want to miss out on!

 

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Secret Beach

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Fashion Week San Diego: Day 3

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San Diego Fashion week continues with another fashion show for emerging designers to win the votes of the viewers.  The audience got to see some amazing work tonight.  There was everything from edgy swimwear, to bright floral swimwear, to amazing hats!

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society also did a doggy fashion show!  If you ever wondered what a warehouse of collective swooning sounded like, you would have heard it during when the first pooch entered the runway.  These cuties will have no problem finding homes!  I got a great seat tonight (and my camera decided to start functioning again) so I was able to get some fun shots of the show.  Here are some of my favorites!

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Fashion Week San Diego: Day 2

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Day 2 of Fashion Week San Diego kicked off the runway events!  I was so impressed by all the emerging designers and floored by the spectacle of the “Styled to Rock” preview.  All the emerging designers were hand picked to present their collections over the course of the 3 days of runway shows in an effort to be voted as Best Emerging Designer.  The winner will receive cash, an opportunity to meet with buyers, and many more amazing prizes.  So you know they’re showing us their absolute best!!  With everything from gowns to swimwear, the audience was fully captivated.

The show closed with a preview of 3 designers from the coming series “Styled to Rock.”  I can’t even begin to find words to describe the incredible designs.  It was just amazing to see these visions!  Here are some of the highlights of the event.

For today's show I wore a vintage skirt with a moto jacket.

For today’s show I wore a vintage skirt with a moto jacket.

Here's a shot of the detail on the vintage skirt I wore tonight.

Here’s a shot of the detail on the vintage skirt I wore tonight.

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Emerging Designer C Venti

Emerging Designer C Venti

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Photo Credit:  All photos other than the images of myself are were taken by Fashion Week San Diego.  I was having camera problems that day but never fear!  You will see Chelsea vision again at the next show!

Breaking out the Boots

Boots!

Boots!!  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about being able to wear my boots again.  They make me feel pulled together even when I’m just wearing jeans and a tank.  These ones from Stuart Weitzman work with basically everything and have a thin enough calf that I can’t wear them on their own.  Three cheers for no slouching!

 

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Tommy Hilfiger Handbag

Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots

Wandering In Heels

Wandering In Heels

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Tank: Equipment, Jeans: J Brand, Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Tommy Hilfiger, Necklace: Target, Ring: Forever 21