Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Boo!  Happy Halloween!  I think my iphone camera is playing a trick on me today. I have no idea what happened to my close up picture but the coloring is way off and I tried to fix it and I think I just made it worst.  Tomorrow, is my upgrade date so I am headed to my local Apple store hoping to get my hands on the iphone5.  I am totally out of memory on my phone so I seriously need a phone with bigger memory.   Who knew 16GB would not be enough for a non-techie like me. ...I don't even download movies on it.  According to my hubby, all I do is play games & Facebook on it.

Back to my outfit, I am participating in Marion Berry's Style Blog's monthly challenge. It's boots!  I have a love / hate relationship with boots.  I love the look of them but I hate them because they are very difficult for me to find the right fit with my monster sized calves.  I used to buy the extended calf boots and they were great.  Since I've lost some weight, the extended calf ones are now too large and regular boots are just too tight.  So I am always on the lookout for larger shaft sizing and great quality leather.  Leather boots are an investment and meant to last more than 1 season so I don't mind spending a little more on them.

Is there a particular boot style that you are hunting for?

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Sweater (Similar)
Ann Taylor Blouse (Similar)
Kohl's Skirt (Similar)
Ann Taylor Long Necklace (Similar) Monogram Necklace (Customize your own Necklace)
Tory Burch Bracelet (Same)
Ann Taylor Ring (Same on Sale Now)
Banana Republic Boots (Same)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Eggplant or Barney?

I am always afraid to wear purple because I never know if I look like a giant eggplant or Barney.  I am hoping the I don't look like either of these items today.  

Is there a color that you are not fond of wearing because it reminds you of something silly?

Today, I am linking up with Not Yet Dead StyleStill Being Molly, & Mingle Monday.

Outfit Details:
The Limited Blazer (Similar)
Loft Top (Same)
Loft Sunnies (Similar)
The Limited Pants (Same)
White House Black Market Bracelet (Similar)
Banana Republic Ring (Similar)
Sam Edlemen Heels (Same)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Girls Night Out - Wish List

Yesterday's post was about finding something in my closet to wear for a girls night out.  If I actually had the time (and the money),  I probably would have picked up something like this to wear. I don't own any one shoulder clothing and like this dress is fun and yet still covers up the right places.  I am also love how cobalt blue looks against black/gunmetal.

Natasha Couture Lip Ring
Spring Street Design Group Blue Stretch Ring
Chan Luu Wrap Bracelet Blue Grey Mix
DVF Blue Clutch
Alexis Bittar Earrings
B Brian Atwood Bea Pump
Adrianna Papell Dress

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sunday Sales

I remember growing up as a kid that my mom would look forward to the Sunday paper to check out the all the sales for the week.  Well, this is the internet version of sales that I found.  Enjoy!

BaubleBar F&F 25% off...Code: BBFAMILY

Tory Burch Private party sale until October 28....up to 60% off.

J Crew extra 30% off Final Sale items...Code: OURTREAT

J Crew Factory extra 25% off sitewide...Code: MOREPLEASE

Banana Republic 25% off purchase of $150 or more...Code: BRSHOP25

Madwell extra 25% off sale and free shopping with purchase of $100 or more..code: YIPPEE

Old Navy online only 30% off (valid only 10/28), 25% off (10/29) & 20% off (10/30)...code: ONTRICK

ASOS 20% off New...code: WOW20

Ladies Night

Last weekend, my friend had a girls night out celebration and I had no idea what to wear.  I panicked and immediately went to the stores looking for something fun and festive to wear.  Then reality kicked in and I told myself that I DO NOT need to buy something new to wear.  

I really had no idea where to start since I did not want to wear something that was tight or short - really needed to find something age appropriate that I was comfortable wearing.  My clothes tend to be either very casual or very business like so it was a conundrum for me.   I've had this top for a couple of years and typically wear it during the holidays and thought this would work for a birthday celebration.  

What do you wear for a fun night out?

Sorry for the scary color and eyes photos...I took these pics too late in the evening.

Linking up with Steppin' Out and Casual Friday Link Up.

Outfit Details:
Loft Top (Similar)
White House Black Market Belt (Similar)
White House Black Market Leggings (Similar)
Unknown Earrings (Similar)
Stella and Dot Cuff (Same)
Banana Republic Ring (Similar)
Banana Republic Clutch (Similar)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lost and Found

Please tell me I am not the only one.....I have been searching for this top high and low (in my closet) and almost needed a search and rescue team.  Why?  Shhhssshhh...don't tell my hubby but I could not find it because I hate to admit it - I have a closet stuffed to the gills so I never find anything.

So glad I found it because it was found - I was starting to miss this top.

So I've been thinking about doing a series for bloggers sharing how the organize their closet and for us to get a glimpse of how their closet looks like.  If you are interested, please email me.  

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Top (Similar)
Banana Republic Skirt (Similar)
Ann Taylor Belt (Similar)
Jeweliq Necklace (Similar)
Jeweliq Earrings (Similar)
Stella and Dot Cuff (Same)
Loft Ring (Similar)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)
Alfani Heels (Similar)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Brights for Fall

I know we are in fall but I won't give up my bright colors just yet.  When I went to put on this dress, it felt so dark that I needed to brighten it up.  What better way than to add yellow and give me a little sunshine on this cloudy day :)

Today I am linking up with: The Pleated PoppyRolled Up Pretty, and Create Hope Inspire.

Outfit Details:
White House Black Market Dress (Similar)
Zara Jacket (Similar)
White House Black Market Belt (Similar)
Accessories Auction Necklace (Same on Etsy)
Sam Edleman Heels (Same)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Sweetest Thing

Today is my 6th year wedding anniversary so I thought I would try and recreate that special day.  I wish I could wear my wedding dress to work but I might get some funny looks.  So instead of wearing that special dress (which I donated), I will be wearing our wedding colors - blue and brown.  The idea of our colors was inspired by U2's Sweetest Thing song.  The lyrics about blue eyed boy meets a brown eyed girl which we also incorporated this into our wedding invitations too.   I have always loved aqua/Tiffany blue with brown.  

What are your some wedding colors that you've liked?

Linking up with Not Yet Dead StyleStill Being Molly, and Glamamon

Outfit Details:
Loft Top (Same)
The Limited Skirt (Similar)
Loft Belt (Same)
Forever 21 Necklace (Similar)
Banana Republic Ring (Similar)
Forever 21 Heels (Same)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

Happy Anniversary to my best friend and love of my life!  

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Cars Land

So like most people, I NEVER win anything.  I really wanted to run the Nike's San Francisco Marathon and it was sold out and entered a contest on Verizon Wireless website.  They had a whole bunch of other contest going on and I decided to enter them all.  I didn't win an entry to the Nike race but I did win 4 tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure.  What was cool about the prize was that they closed California Adventure at 9 PM and kept Cars Land opened for the contest winners to enjoy.  

We do not have annual passes so this was our first experience at Cars Land.  They did an awesome job recreating Radiator Springs and my son was in heaven. I tried to take some pictures but none of them came out.  It was so nice to try all 3 rides with hardly any wait at all (I think the typical wait for Radiator Springs Racers is about 90+ minutes!)  

Here's what I wore to spend a day at Disneyland/California Adventure.  It got a bit chilly at night, so glad I brought a little cardi with me.  What would you wear to spend a whole day/night at a theme park?

Outfit Details:
Banana Republic Top (Similar)
Old Navy Jeans Same)
Loft Sunnies (Same)
The Limited Earrings (Similar)
Accessories Auction Necklace Same from Etsy)
Banana Republic Ring (Similar)
Coach Purse (Similar)

My son was so excited about Cars Land that he drew us a map on how to get there from his school and from our house.

This was the best picture that I have of the 3 of us in Cars Land.  They did such an awesome job on the boulders.

A snap shot of the thrilling Radiator Springs Racer.  I think I look more scared that everyone in the car.  

And of course, our photo with Lighting McQueen.  They rotate between Lighting McQueen and Mater and both of these cars talk.  Our picture with Mater came out with scary eyes and I am horrible at fixing them.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Pearl Collar Necklace

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I was bummed about not finding the pearl collar necklace at H & M (below).  I went to 3 different locations and still no luck.  They did have a similar version that I did pick up. I think I've given up on finding this's available on ebay but I am not ready to bid for it just yet.

Are you into the collar necklace trend?

Outfit Details:
Jax Dress (Similar)
H &M Necklace (Similar)
Unknown Bracelets (Similar)
Ann Taylor Bow Ring (Same)
White House Black Market Stacked Rings (Similar)
BCBGeneration Heels (Updated Version)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


I have been on a hunt for a pleated skirt for some time and was surprise to find this skirt at Target.  The fit was good (I am always afraid the pleats made me look hippy) and the price was right (only $22).  Hoping the quality of this skirt will stand the test of time and I will be able to wear it for years to come.  

BTW, I love shopping at Target for clothes - especially when they do collaborations with designers.  I can't wait for the Neiman Marcus collection to come out.  Are you excited for this too?

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy today, stop by and join me.

Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Top (Same)
Mossimo Skirt (Same)
White House Black Market Belt (Same)
BCBGeneration Heels (Similar)
Stella and Dot Bracelet (Similar)
Ann Taylor Bow Ring (Same)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Colorful Stripes

What can I say about today's post...I love stripes!  There was a point in my life - I avoided stripes at all cost because the old saying that horizontal stripes makes you look fat....especially wide stripes like this dress.  But somehow I overcame my fear and now I embrace them.  

Are you a fan of stripes?

Outfit Details:
Loft Dress (Similar)
Kate Spade Belt (Same)
Old Navy Earrings (Similar)
The Limited Bracelet (Similar)
Banana Republic Necklace (Similar)
Loft Ring (Similar)
The Limited Heels (Similar)
Tory Burch Purse (Same)

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