Saturday, November 26, 2011

Breakfast at Nordies

Target Lace Top & Blazer/ Express Vest/ 7 for all Mankind Jeans/ Cathy Jeans Boots/ B.Makowsky Bag/ Forever 21 Necklace & Bracelets/ Bauble Bar Bracelet/ Michael Kors Watch
Last Saturday Morning we kicked off my quarter century birthday celebrations at the Nordstrom Fall Cosmetics Trends Show. My posse and I sat front row as all of the Makeup Lines showcased their hottest products and models walked the runway in Nordstrom's latest fabulous designer wear. After the show we had appointments for complimentary Dermal Quench facials at Kate Somerville and makeup appointments with Chanel, Dior, and Bobbi Brown. Amidst the crowds of hundreds of women, everything was pretty hectic and appointments were really behind, but we all managed to have at least two services done. It was basically a girly girl's it was the perfect event for my birthday! The next show should be in April, so keep a lookout on the Nordstrom calendar and be sure to attend!
Floral Arranging Presentation
Candy Bar at Philosophy
Oxidation Peel with Philosophy
Makeup at Chanel
Left to Right: Monica-Sister-in-law, Margi-Mom, Jessica-Friend, Me-Old Birthday Lady, Jessi-Friend, Lauren-Sister

Monday, November 21, 2011

Merci, Gracias, Grazi, Thank You!

Olive & Oak Blazer/ Top, vintage/ Old Navy Jeans/ Charles by Charles David Loafers/ Leopard Clutch, via Poshmark App/ Bershka 'Love' Necklace/ Forever 21 Necklace & Bracelets/ Tiffany & Co. Paloma Picasso Loving Heart Earrings/Michael Kors Watch & Sunglasses
Fall is finally showing up all around us! I'm reminded of this every time I step outside of my house; the air is crisp and our streets are lined with gorgeous red, orange, and yellow trees. I've baked pumpkin pancakes, a pumpkin roll and I'm hoping to attempt pumpkin bread today! I am officially loving the season!

Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving it only seems fitting to give a little thanks and praise where it's due. So thank you to all of my favorite fashion icons, my fashionable friends, and fashion bloggers out there who continually inspire me to step outside of my comfort bubble and have fun with my wardrobe. Even more importantly, thank you to everyone reading this! I love writing it and sharing my ideas and pictures with you, so thank you for taking the time to follow me!

Happy Thanksgiving Friends! XOXO

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wild Thing!

Hear Hear, Hear Hear! I {Kristen} am having a party and YOU are invited!

The coolest new App in the iTunes store {Poshmark App, duh} has invited me to co-host {w/Chandamheer of Pancake Stacker} a Wild Things{Animal Print} Posh Party!

What does this mean? Download the Poshmark App yesterday, pop some bubbly, put on your heels and/or sweats and join us for the fun!
What is a Posh Party? A virtual theme party where you sell, buy, and drool over fab clothes and accessories that are looking for a new home
When? Thursday, November 17th 8-9pm PST
Where? On your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad
Find more info and RSVP on Facebook

Here's a sneak peak of a few items I'll be listing for sale!
H&M Racing Stripes Kaftan
Bebe Lady in Leopard Dress
Express Ch-ch-ch-cheetah! Dress
Hope to see you at the party, I'll just leave you with a few songs to get you pumped up! :-)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Blood, Yelp, & Tears

Aryn K. Blazer/ Glam Top, via StitchFix/ Bauble Bar Chevron Necklace/ Michael Kors Watch/ Belina Bracelet

Yelp events are always a seriously fun time and this past Monday's party at Maria Maria in Walnut Creek was no exception! We arrived to find the usual awesome Yelp swag available for taking, so of course I grabbed sunglasses and a rad sweatband. To kick things off we ordered a couple of refreshing Don Pilar Margaritas and chatted with other Yelpers. Servers came around with plates full of mini quesadillas, flautas, chimichangas, and burritos, and I successfully stuffed my face :-). Anyone who knows me could tell you that I looove Mexican food so I can be a tough critic, but everything at Maria Maria exceeded my expectations. The setting is intimate with well-appointed decor and the service was amazing. I was really impressed with the whole event and I can't wait to come back to Maria Maria [anyone up for Taco Tuesday?!]!

My partner in crime

Don Pilar shakin' it up!
Thirsty Monday ;-)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Zaarly Crawl

Civil Smith Blazer/ Olive & Oak Dress/ Qupid Booties/ Cara Accessories Necklace/ Nordstrom Watch/ B. Makowsky Bag
A couple months ago I discovered Zaarly. I obviously didn't understand the concept or purpose of it when I accidentally posted an ad for Seared Ahi, whoops Zaarly is more of a classified system, NOT a search engine {and the fatty award goes to..}! Fast forward to this Thursday and I was participating in the Zaarly Startup Crawl....basically a Pub Crawl where Startup businesses turned their offices into College Parties {yes we played flip cup AND foosball}. We did a bit of networking and pretended to keep up with everyone's drinking energy, but ended up slipping out early in the second to last stop to get our grub on at our favorite crepe spot in the city. For the next Crawl I've vowed to come more mentally prepared and at least make it to the last stop, hope to see you there :-) 
DJ K in the mix!
Moustaches, although equally handsome worn as eyebrows...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shecky's Girls Night Out

Lulu's Sweater/ Old Navy Top/ Mossimo Jeggings/ DV by Dolce Vita Boots/ Coach Bag/ Dear Mina Necklace/ Scarf, Souvenir - Playa del Carmen, Mexico/ Nordstrom Watch/ Bauble Bar Bracelet
Last week my roommate and I attended Shecky's Girls Night Out at Fort Mason in San Francisco. I've been to this event twice before and always love it! They have tons of drinks, all sorts of different shopping vendors, and usually some sort of complimentary beauty services. At this event they did a mixology class with Cointreau and Benefit was giving complimentary eyebrow waxing! My favorite discovery at the event was the company Via Rue Travels; they plan group tours to Europe that make stops at some major fashion hot spots. Next spring Jessica Quirk of What I Wore is even co-hosting a trip with Via Rue to Paris! I'd love to do a trip with them one day!
Benefit Brow Bar
Anyone up for a Fashion Tour of Paris with Jessica Quirk?

The table at Via Rue Travels
Cointreau was mixing up yummy cocktails!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Treasure Island Flea

Forever 21 Jacket/ Victoria's Secret Top/ Bebe Jeans/ B.Makowsky Bag/ BCBGirls Flats/ Kate Spade Sunglasses/ Forever 21 Jewelry/ Michael Kors Watch/ Bauble Bar Bangle
The weather this past weekend was gorgeous once again! So my boyfriend and I headed out to the city for the Treasure Island Flea Market. I can't emphasize enough how seriously impressed we were with this event! It wasn't like an ordinary Flea Market where you can expect to find people slinging stolen goods and crazy knockoffs; I would describe it as an Artist's Flea Market.
There was tons of gorgeous vintage jewelry and clothes--which is exactly what I was hoping for, so I left with quite a few items at really great prices. My boyfriend and I were in awe of some of the amazing pieces of handcrafted and repurposed furniture; it almost made me want to buy a house just so we had a reason to take something home! They also had vendors with fun finds for my boyfriend, like old tools and vintage signs that he loves. Besides the flea market vendors there was music, tons of different food trucks, and Treasure Island's own The Winery even had a booth. We had such a great time, I'm hoping we can make it back on November 27th for their last flea market of the year!

I got this necklace with green stones, can't wait to wear it!

We ate the most delicious asian inspired sandwiches!
For dessert we devoured a dozen maple glazed mini donuts with bacon sprinkled on top..delish!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Town

New York & Co. Dolman Sweater/ Express Jeans/ Route 66 Rain Boots/ Scarf, TJ Maxx

I had so much fun celebrating Halloween all weekend long! We put the finishing touches on our Halloween decor, went to the Dell'osso Family Farm Pumpkin Patch, carved pumpkins, watched Halloween movies, and went to a Hillbilly themed Halloween party! How did you celebrate Halloween this year?