Sunday, July 31, 2011

Elephants & Tribal Prints

Target Top & Skirt/ Bamboo Heels/ Kate Spade Sunglasses/ Melie Bianco Bag/ Dear Mina Necklace/ Michael Kors Watch/ Timex Watch
I am loving all of the tribal prints and bright colors I've been seeing lately! Add some elephants and I feel like I'm on a safari...maybe a Clueless safari?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dusty Rose in the Wind

On a Doily Basis Dress, LuLus/ Top, thrifted/ H&M Belt/ Bryna Nicole Bag/ Bamboo Wedges/ Free People Sunglasses/ Timex Watch/ Forever 21 Bracelets/ SWAK & Target Rings/ Necklace, ebay
Friday was a great day! Work was productive but not stressful. My boyfriend got some errands done for me that I have been putting off for weeks. I scored a couple of fabulous deals at my favorite consignment shop. And the weather was amazing, high 80s with a slight breeze :-)
I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Best Farmer's Market Around

Simply Vera Tee Shirt/ Banana Republic Shorts/ Michael Kors Bag/ Zoe & Zac Sandals/ Lulus Belt/ Fossil & Seiko Watches/ Necklace, ebay
 I am a huge fan of Farmer's Markets, I love the fruit, I love the fresh veggies, I love the people, I love the baked goods....I love it all! Lucky for me every summer my hometown hosts THE best Farmer's Market around. There's usually live music, there's family night with games for kids and {my favorite & the busiest night} every third Thursday is Thirsty Thursday with wine tasting. The only Farmer's Market I have been to that came close to this caliber was the Malibu Farmer's Market, and the fact that Tori Spelling was there really upped it's coolness factor{in my book!}
Today I saw a stand at the Farmer's Market that I have never seen before; they had Lemon Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Sweet Basil, and other unique varieties of herbs. Immediately I thought of the Strawberry Basil cocktail I had this past weekend, so I bought Cinnamon Basil and Strawberries and then headed to the grocery store for the alcohol. They didn't have all of the ingredients I needed, plus I have been dying to try the Skinnygirl Margarita, so I decided to improvise. The result wasn't as amazing as the real thing so I'll have to do it again with the right ingredients, but it was definitely refreshing on such a warm summer evening!
I love these neon green shorts!
Crushed Strawberries, Basil, & Skinnygirl Margarita

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thawing Out

Target Cardigan & Skirt/ Nordstrom Dress [worn as a top]/ Jessica Simpson Pumps/ B.Makowsky Bag/ Free People Sunglasses/ Necklace, via Swap Lulus event/ Timex Watch/ Forever 21 Bracelets
All year long I can't wait for my favorite part of the year: Summer! Anyone in Northern California knows that our weather this Summer has been all over the place. Finally it seems like the warm weather is here to stay which of course has me absolutely thrilled!...If I only I didn't spend my days freezing from the air conditioning inside of an office cubicle. Is it the weekend yet?

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Cause I'm an Adult Business Lady

Target Top, Blazer, & Pants/ Nine West Peeptoe Heels/ B.Makowsky Bag/ Michael Kors Watch/ Forever 21 & Kohl's Jewelry
Today I had an interview for another position in my company {fingers crossed!}. I wanted to look polished and cute whilst keeping an 'I mean business' kind of air. So I paired a blazer with a bright top and black slacks and kept my accessories fairly simple with classic pearls. Of course, after work I loaded up on the bracelets, added a headband, and put on some bold lipstick to bring more fun to my look!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

If the Shoe Fits, Wear it!

Steve Madden Wedges/ Olivia + Joy Bag

It was Saturday, my boyfriend and I were getting ready to head to Brentwood to visit my sister. I went to put on shoes and realized that I had nothing to go with my red striped top, tan blazer, and white shorts {sorry no pics!}...why didn't I pack my tan and white sandals?? Oh well, black will have to do. Fast forward a couple of hours and I'm making my sister and boyfriend go to Good Will with me (Brentwood is a pretty upscale neighborhood so I figured they had to have some good inventory). A gorgeous leopard print satchel practically screams my name from across the room, score! And then I head to the shoe section and see these adorable wedges gleaming at me. It felt a bit like Cinderella and the Wizard of Oz all wrapped in one. I slipped one on and they fit perfectly. This is what I mean when I say 'it was fashion fate'! And we lived happily ever after :-)

Light Up Dance Floors and Strawberry Basil Cocktails

Target Top & Pants/ Chinese Laundry Heels/ Juicy Couture Clutch/ Kate Spade Sunglasses/ Nordstrom Watch/ Guess Watch/ Necklace, gifted/ Forever 21 Bracelets

This weekend I decided I wanted to head down to Southern California to visit both my sister and one of my best friends. After a bit of research I booked us a hotel room in Huntington Beach since I'd never been there before and I wanted to be near the beach. My friend took us to one place where we had the perfect summer cocktail, it included strawberries and basil {I'll definitely be trying to recreate that one!} and we went to another place where we were endlessly entertained by the light up dance floor. The only downfall of the night was that the DJ didn't play Britney Spears after he promised me he would {well it seemed like a major downfall at the time}.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

What I Wore {Launch Party}

J. Crew Pants/ Target Tank Top/ Melie Bianco Bag/ Qupid Heels/ Free People Necklace/Nordstrom Bracelet/ Target Frog Ring/ Rose Ring, thrifted
 On Thursday evening Shop It To Me hosted a launch party in San Francisco for Jessica Quirk's new book What I Wore: Four Seasons, One Closet, Endless Recipes for Personal Style. I brought two friends along and we had a great time meeting some of San Francisco's fabulous bloggers and enjoyed champagne and mini cupcakes. Of course I left with a copy of What I Wore signed by Jessica herself; she was every bit of lovely I thought she would be and I can't wait to delve into the book!

Me with Jessica!
My gorgeous friends Crystal and Jaclyn <3
There seemed to be an infinite supply of mini cupcakes in a billion different flavors, yum!
Meghan {Voila!} and I were wearing the same Gold Glitter Heels that I love love love!

The Lovely Kaboodle Ladies Adiel {It's Because I Think too Much} and Maria {Kitties + Couture}

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Shiny Gold Things

Aryn K. Blazer/ Target Tank & Jeggings/ Michael Kors Heels & Watch/ B.Makowsky Bag/ Dear Mina Necklace
Growing up I always preferred to wear silver jewelry, but in recent years I've taken a serious liking to all things gold; it always makes me feel more glamorous! So when I saw this blazer {on} with gold mesh hardware on the collar and cuffs I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe or I'd regret it for the rest of my life {possibly a slight exaggeration]. I was bummed when it arrived that I definitely should have ordered a size smaller, but I've learned that you can always make oversized work by using other form fitting pieces in your outfit. So I paired this with jeggings and other gold accents to really play off the detail on the blazer. Yay for Shiny Gold Things!

I'm obsessed with this necklace I got at the F3 event last weekend!