Wednesday, July 30, 2014

3-D Skirt

Technology has come a long way.  Remember fax machines, pay phones or Beta/VHS tapes?? I am pretty sure that my son will think these are all made up things and never believe they ever existed.  He has asked me what did I do before there was fire.  

I have been around for awhile and fire was invented when I was born.

I wished that there was an option for you to feel this skirt on your screen.  It's not soft and cuddly but  the stripes on the skirt are actually ropes and it's textured.  So it feels like a 3-D skirt with the rope design raised.  

What's on your list of things your wished was invented?

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Top (last worn here & hereSimilar
Ann Taylor Rope Stripe Skirt Same on Clearance
Ann Taylor Belt Similar Love Sign Necklace c/o Same
J Crew Factory Isabella Printed Bow Heels (last worn herehere & hereSimilar
Banana Republic Bracelet Similar

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Back in Paradise

When I went on back to Hawaii, I spend most of days in shorts and tees and didn't take any outfit pictures.  This was the only outfit I took and what better way to wear this tropical hibiscus top than in Hawaii.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we surprised our son by going to the Disney's Auilani Resort.  We have been to the resort a couple of times and have always enjoyed our stay.  When we checked in they upgraded us to a one bedroom room with a pool view which  was a nice surprise.  When we got up into our room, my son was jumping for joy how big the room was.  We had a blast and wished I was already back there.  But in the meantime, I will wore my hibiscus top to take me back to paradise.

With all the beautiful locations, you would think I would have some great shots.  Well, you can take girl out the alley but you can't take away the awkward poses :)

Outfit Details:
J Crew Twist Back Top in Hibiscus Floral Same on Clearance
Loft Denim Skirt (last worn hereSimilar
Loft Sandals Similar
Merona Hat with Black Sash Same

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  Get Your Pretty OnTransatlantic BlondeBecause Shanna Said SoThe Pleated Poppy and The Mummy Chronicles.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pleated Maxi

Typically, I don't like to buy final sale items online unless it's a brand that I know how it fits or something that I've tried on in person.  I saw this maxi skirt online as a final sale for under $20 and took a chance on it.  The reviews said that it's super long and need to be 6 feet tall to wear it.  The reviews were right and I just hiked up the skirt all the way above my waist.

Do you take a chance on final sale items online?

J Crew Factory Banana Collector Tee Same
Sabine Pleated Maxi Skirt Similar
Gap Sandals Similar
Chico's Bracelet Similar
WHBM Indigo Beaded Double Drop Earrings Same
Loft Aviator Sunglasses Similar
Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Little Minka Satchel Same in Different Colors

Maxi Skirt Options:

Linking up with: Style Elixir's Style SessionMyriad Musings & Trend Spin Link Up.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

First Blogging Event

I know that I have a blog but I don't really consider myself a real blogger since:
1. I don't wear high end designer clothes
2. I don't have beautiful background (unless you call an alley beautiful)
3. What I wear is not trendy at all
4. I am still awkward in front of the camera and have not figure out how to achieve the nonchalance look
5. I don't have a lot of followers (and thank you very much for those that do stop by and read my blog, I know there are many great blogs out there!)

So imagine my surprised when I was invited to attend an open house hosted by Shopstyle.  I debated about attending because I would be stuck in a lot of traffic (about 1 1/2 - 2 hours each way) and I was honestly a bit nervous about attending a blogging event since I don't consider myself as a real blogger.

I figured the attendees would all be young and so super stylish.  What was I to wear?  How do I act?  What if not one wants to talk to me?  You know typically fears for attending an event that you probably don't know anyone and then some.

Outfit Details:
Zara Printed Dress Similar
Ann Taylor Belt Similar
Nine West Brigider Cage Sandal Same
Kate Spade New York Cobble Hill Little Minka Satchel Same in Current Colors
J Crew Factory Crystal Sunburst Necklace Same

So how did I do?  I survived my 1st blogger event!  The event was very intimate (maybe 20 people) and I did not feel old or stuck out like a sore thumb at all.  The staff at Shopstyle were all so friendly. And while I was checking in, Rita of Coast With Me walked in.  I was so relieved to see a familiar face.  Let me tell you, she is as sweet as she is on the blog and even more beautiful in person.

This was a quick program (only 2 hours) but I learned so much.  We had 2 guest speakers: Nikki Phillippi and Jeanette of J's Everyday Fashion.  Nikki covered the art of Youtube which is so foreign to me.  Jeannette shared how she started her blog and what she contributed to her success.

In addition, the staff at Shopstyle offered tips of creating collages, how to increase your SEO.  I am such a non computer person that this was so valuable to me.  

I did get a chance to talk to Jeannette for a few minutes and she is so down to earth and sweet.  I think we typically put people of a pedestal based on their success and imagine they would not have time for a small fry like me.  She is passionate about what she does and genuinely want each blogger to be successful too.

I didn't take too many pictures, I was busy taking notes.  So this was the only photo I have and proof that I sucked it up and attended a blogging event.  Would I attend another event?  You bet ya!  

Have you attended a blogging conference/event? How was your experience?

They also gifted a dainty key necklace to us and there were even cupcakes!  No pictures of the cupcakes, those were consumed very quickly by me.

Totally unrelated...but...

A few weeks ago, I posted this post about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I did order these Nine West Bridgider Cage Sandals and can report they are really comfy.  Here's how I wore them more casually with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a easy stripe top.

Outfit Details:
Loft Striped Tie Tunic Same
Loft Cami Similar
Old Navy The Boyfriend Cropped Skinny Same on Sale

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stripes & Leopard

So happy it's Friday and the weekend is upon us.  I know I just came back from vacation and should not complain but looking ahead, the next holiday is Labor day which is still 2 months away.  That is a long stretch without a holiday.  I am not complaining since I do love my job.

So here's a simple outfit to start the weekend of doing laundry and grocery shopping.  I hope we squeeze in a little bit of fun too.

Enjoy your weekend!


Outfit Details:
Old Navy Vintage V-Neck Tee Same
Ann Taylor Riviera Shorts (last worn here)
J Crew Reversible Belt Similar Necklace Same
Tory Burch Logo Bucket Bracelet Similar
Old Navy Faux LeatherTassel Bucket Bag Same
Gap Leopard Print Slip Ons Similar
WHBM Gold Crystal Pave Drop Earrings Same

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Stripe & Allover Floral

It's back to reality today for me.  After taking a week off, I am back at work.  I normally take an extra day off so I can do laundry, grocery shopping  - you know not so fun stuff.  I have taken a bit of vacation this year so any vacation days left are too precious to waste.  Can I say that with the time difference and transitioning from vacation to work mode, I am tired.

My brain is way too tired to talk about this outfit.  Some days, it's just clothes.  

Have a great day!

Outfit Details:
J Crew Factroy Ponte Peplum Top in Allover Floral Same on Clearance
Anthropology Belt Similar
1 State Organza Skirt (last worn hereSimilar
WHBM Bracelet Similar
Prabal Gurung x Target Heels Similar

Linking up with these fabulous ladies:  

Monday, July 21, 2014

$9 Dress

I swear a good deal always gets me.  Take this dress here, I got it from Old Navy when they and a dress sale and got it for $9.  With the warm days, it helps to have a comfy sleeveless dress. I originally had ordered this dress in multiple colors because it was so inexpensive and comfy.  I decided I was being silly and just kept this one.  

What great deals have you scored recently?

Outfit Details:
Old Navy Striped Sheath Dress Same in Black & White
The Limited Belt Similar
J Crew Factory Tortoise Crystal Pendant Necklace Same
J Crew Purse Similar
Tory Burch Logo Bucket Bracelet Similar
Forever 21 Posh Peep Toe Booties Same

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