Category: Fashion

Latest Loves ~ Handbags, Shoes & Sunnies

Latest Loves

Since I’ve sent so much time on the couch this week because of this.  I thought I would show you some of the handbags, shoes, and sunnies I have been crushing on.

Spring and Summer should be about fun and color and no matter what you’re doing your handbags, shoes and sunglasses should reflect that.  I love the thought of matching your shoes and sunglasses, it’s a subtle way to tie your whole look together.

I decided to choose one handbag, one pair of shoes and one pair of sunglasses from each designer and/or store.

Which is your favorite trio?

I think my favorite handbag at the moment is the Kate Spade straw bag with the pom pom’s.  You will definitely make an entrance no matter what room you walk in with this adorable straw bag on your arm.

My favorite sandals are the Draper James.  Can you find them?  I just love the line and would wear anything she makes!

And, last but certainly not least, the sunnies…  Surprisingly, they are the least expensive item I picked out!  Sometimes it’s great to have a casual fun pair.

It’s all about the fun!

Which latest loves are your favorite?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

 

 

Spring Fling Fashion

Nothing says Spring Fling Fashion like white pants and a chambray off the shoulder blouse.  Pair the two with a few well thought out accessories and you are ready for anything!

Spring Fling

Melissa Joy Manning – 14-Karat Gold Pearl Earrings

G.V.G.V. – Denim Off-Shoulders Blouse

FRAME – Le High Straight-leg Jeans

Saint Laurent – Amber Ankle Strap Sandal

Tory Burch – Women Cat Eye Sunglasses

Talbots – Straw Tote

Cartier – Ballon Bleu Watch

Charlotte Chesnais – Heart Gold-dipped Two-finger Ring

Ileana Makri – Thread 18-karat Gold Diamond Eternity Ring

JINsoon – Nail Polish – Ube

It’s feeling a lot like Spring Time now in Southern California.  So I’ve got my open toed shoes out of hiding (in case you didn’t hear we had quite a wet winter here).

Now, if I only had a convertible again!

Until next Time

XOXO

It’s Beginning To Feel Like Autumn

its beginning to feel like autumn

It’s beginning to feel like Autumn (at least in my head!).  

I’m in Southern California where there has been a huge heat wave, lately.  Today, it is suppose to get up to 90 degrees, again (5 days in a row).  That is just too hot for me, even during the summer!  To give myself the feeling of Autumn (inside my home) I have been decorating with pumpkins and Autumn scents.  This heat wave could only last so long, right?

Here is my favorite Autumn look:

ACNE STUDIOS DEBORAH V-NECK WOOL SWEATER $380.00 at Matchesfashion   I’m loving this Camel-beige colored cozy sweater.  The ribbed-knit style with the classic v-neck gives that relaxed silhouette.  Perfect to be worn with a vest or without.

H&M – FAUX FUR VEST – LIGHT BROWN $39.00 at H&M    A faux fur vest is a must have this season.  I love that this one by H&M is lined and comes with side pockets (perfect for holding you cell phone) and has hook-and-eye fasteners to keep it closed in front. 

STUART WEITZMAN TIELAND OVER-THE-KNEE BOOTS $981.00 at mytheresa   These over the knee boots look great with skinny pants as well as a skirt or romper.

STREET LEVEL REVERSIBLE FAUX LEATHER TOTE & WRISTLET $48.00 at Nordstrom   I have been wanting this versatile tote for some time now.  I think it’s time to go buy this reversable tote.

ELIE SAAB ‘LE PARFUM’ EAU DE PARFUM $98.00 – $125.00 at Nordstrom   “A harmony of white flowers, cedar woods and a drop of honey creates an encounter as feminine as the trail of an evening gown. An addictive, refined fragrance with a Mediterranean spirit. The exceptional in the everyday”.

BURBERRY WATERLOO WATCH $145.00 at TheRealReal   This Burberry watch is the perfect day-time casual watch.  I really like the toggle closure as it adds a bit of fun to any outfit.  It also looks great combined with a chunky bracelet.

VANESSA MOONEY ‘DEMI’ BOLO WRAP NECKLACE $55.00 at Nordstrom   I’m loving this bolo-inspired necklace!  Made of suede, it length is a whopping 72″ (tassels are 2 1/2″).  It’s the perfect necklace to give you that choker-look plus a playfull looking long necklace!

KENNETH JAY LANE CHUNKY SATIN-FINISHED HAMMERED OVAL LINK BRACELET $52.50 at Last Call by Neiman Marcus   The perfect addition to wear with the Burberry watch.

H&M – SLIM-FIT PANTS HIGH WAIST – BLACK – LADIES $19.99 at H&M   You just can’t beat the price on these go-to black pants.

DIAMANTISSIMA RING by GUCCI $965 at Gucci   What can I say…I love this ring!

Is it beginning to feel like Autumn where you are?

Until Next Time…

XOXO

Spring…It’s Not Over Yet!

Spring...It's Not Over Yet!

 

It’s my favorite time of year.  The peonies are blooming, the birds are singing, and the butterflies are dancing!

 It’s Spring, of course.

Marc Jacobs Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses, Bloomingdales

The floral print on these sunglasses are the perfect way to bring flowers with you wherever you go!

Down the rabbit hole straw daisy tote, Kate Spade

Isn’t this straw bag a fun springtime accessory?   It’s the perfect tote when you have lunch with friends or heading to the beach.

Love Spring Leather Watch, Olivia pratt

An adorable watch desgin by Olivia Pratt featuring a soft and comfortable genuine leather strap in spring colors, a large polished metal bezel, a colorful spring-centric dial design.

Carrie Ceramic Shift Dress, Diane von Furstenberg, Orchard Mile

The perfect dress to have as a staple in your wardrobe.  It’s simple, yet has the exposed zipper in the back for that surprise detail.

Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet’ Eau de Toilette Spray, Nordstrom

A sparkling floral, Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet is a composition fashioned like a dress embroidered with a thousand flowers. Its floral bouquet pays homage to Christian Dior’s legendary passion of flowers, glorifying the mandarin and the peony on downy notes of white musk. The peony is at the heart of the new signature while its unique trail combines the rose Damascus essence with fruity notes to recreate the outstanding scent of the flower, elusive in its natural state.

BE LEGENDARY CREAM LIPSTICK, Smashbox

My new favorite color.  I know this color will take me right through Summertime.

Kate Spade 14k Gold-Plated Yellow Stone Daisy Stud Earrings, Macy’s

Nothing says Spring like yellow daisey’s.  Everyone needs a pair of these daisey stud earrings (I love that they are 14kt. Gold-Plated)

Jack Rogers Whipstitched Flip Flop, Nordstrom

These Jack Rogers sandles are not easy to find in California, so you could imagine my delight when I realized Nordstrom carries them.

Until Next Time…

XOXO

JORD ~ Have You Got The Time?

 

Do you have a person on your gift-giving list this year that is difficult to buy for? They either have everything or when you ask them what they want, they tell you they don’t know.

I have a person very close to me like this; it’s Handsome.

I had been going crazy looking for something to buy him for Christmas. Then the wonderful people at JORD said they would send me this stunning handcrafted Zebrawood and Maple Wood Watch from their Fieldcrest series. I was so excited I couldn’t contain myself, but I had to or else I would wreck Handsome Christmas morning surprise.

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Wait. Back up. You have never heard of JORD Wood Watches? 

These wood watches are absolutely a stunning work of art.  The craftsmanship and spectacular designs are second to none. I was pleasantly  surprised by just how lightweight the watch is. The wood watch will look great on Handsome when he wears it into a board meeting or just hanging out with his friends at the bar to watch his beloved Vanderbilt Commodores play.

The packaging it self looks like a gift.  Just look at the impressive presentation of the maple wooden box engraved with the JORD logo.

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When you received your beautiful wood watch in it’s maple wood box, you will also be receiving:

  1. A card to remind you to hashtag all your fun times while wearing your JORD wood watch.
  2. One year warranty card
  3. Cleaning cloth
  4. A cool pillow for your one of a kind wood watch to rest on while it’s in it’s box.

Jord

Jord

Ok, now that I have told you how great these watches are I’m going to let you in on a little secret!  I have been eyeing these wood watches for quite some time now and while I am absolutely thrilled that the wonderful people at JORD were kind enough to send me a wood watch for my Handsome, I am a tiny bit jealous he is the one getting this beautiful watch.  Maybe on Christmas morning I’ll give him a BIG hint that for Valentines Day I would love to have the CORA series maple & silver of my very own.

An added benefit; JORD offers custom sizing and FREE worldwide shipping!

So, If you you have someone special in your life give them the gift of something truly special…A JORD Wood Watch!

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**I received this beautiful JORD Wood Watch in exchange for this post.  The opinions are all mine.  I must tell you I have been interested in a JORD wood watch for quite some time and I couldn’t be happier that I was asked to review one.

Favorite Autumn Fashion

Favorite Autumn Fashion

Handbag ||  Vest || Earrings || Bracelet || Jeans || Watch || Boots

Many of you know Autumn is my favorite time of year.  I just love the cool crisp days (I’m sure they are coming to Southern California soon!), and with cooler days come cozy Autumn fashion which is one of the reasons I love this season so!

The look of vests this year layered over any comfy long sleeve T-shirt paired with a darker jean is “the look” for the season.  And booties along with the handbag will help pull the whole Autumn cozy look together.  A few accessories and you have the perfect Autumn style for attending a football game or just hanging out with friends.

This Autumn fashion looks handbag:

Years ago when I was living in Europe I bought myself a Longchamp bag in Paris.  I had used that handbag as my everyday bag for years, it held up like a champ!  They are definitely worth every penny.

Until Next time…

XOXO

Clean Out Your Closet

poshmark, facebook. thredupA few weeks ago I was invited to a clothing exchange party.  Even though I was not able to attend, it got me thinking how badly I needed to clean out my closet of all the clothes stuffed in the back that I will never wear again.  That following weekend I was determined to get my closet in order and I did just that.  Before I knew it I had 2 quite large piles, one to donate and one to sell.  I put all the clothes in my car and drove to the consignment store I had previously gone to, when I arrived I saw that they had gone out of business.

I immediately Googled consignment clothes and online re-sale apps poped up.  After doing a bit of research I quickly realized how easy these apps are to use.

So far my favorite re-sale app sites are:

POSHMARK This app can be used with Your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad.   Just add your pictures set your price and your item is up for sale.

The RealReal is a luxury consignment site that consigns women and men’s luxury fashion, fine jewelry, watches, and fine art.

ThredUP they evaluate your clothes and they decide weather they will pay you upfront (Items listed under $60) or your items will be on consignment (items listed over $60).  They take the picture of the items and list them.  When your item sells they will pay you through Paypal.  If your items do not sell you must let them know if you want your items back or they will donate them for you.

There is also Tradesy & Depop

You can even find groups on Facebook.  Just search for Online Yard Sales in your area.  It’s perfect if you don’t want to deal with the post office and shipping of the item.  You just meet the person locally to do the exchange.  I would suggest meeting the person in a busy public place.

Make sure you read exactly how each of the online apps work and what percentage of the sale they will be charging you for the sale of your item.

In order to receive the highest amount you can for your item take a picture of the item against a neutral background.  Make sure the clothing is ironed.  Most charge between 30%-60% of the original price.

Hope this has inspired you to clean out your closet!

Until next time!

Look Fabulous On The 4th of July

 Independence Day is approaching fast and that means you need to look fabulous on the 4th of July.  Pick your perfect place to watch the fireworks, fire up the grill, and enjoy the day with family and friends!

Get your Red, White & Blue on and show your patriotic spirit!Look Fabulous On The 4th of July

Dress – ModCloth Sleeveless A-line Frappe

White Denim Jacket – Tommy Hilfiger

Handbag – Polka-Dot Soft Ricky Bag, Ralph Lauren

Sandals – Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Pandy’ Sandal, Nordstrom

Lipstick – Rouge Allure Velvet Intense Long-Wearing Lip Colour, Chanel

Ruby Stud Earrings – Lab-Created Ruby Round Stud Earrings

Sunglasses – Charlotte LOUIS VUITTON

 

Happy Fourth of July!

Weekend Ware

 Weather your weekend is filled with fun summertime activities or reading a book by the pool this weekend ware outfit will keep you feeling comfortable.

Weekend Ware

Jimmy Choo “Cindy” Gold Copper Cat-Eye Sunglasses

Ambercrombie & Fitch Embroidered off-the-shoulder Peasent Blouse

Boutique 1 Current/Elliott The Boyfriend Shorts

Target Merona Oversized Woven Straw Tote

Nordstrom “Georgica” Jelly Sandal

Cartier Love Bracelet Pink Gold

Can you believe there is only a few more days and then it is the unofficial start of summer?

It’s Memorial Day Weekend!

One of my favorite weekends of the year!  Once Memorial Day is here, so is all the fun, beach days, backyard BBQs, and so many more fun outdoor activities.

It’s also time for Nortstom’s Half Yearly Sale!

Until next time…