Monday, January 31, 2011

My 30 for 30 Winter Challenge Picks

Tomorrow begins the 30 for 30 winter challenge with the remix master Kendi of Kendi Everyday and many other fabulous bloggers. I have just finalized my pieces and without further adieu, here are my choices: 

Weekend Reflections- Calistoga

Enjoyed a wonderful weekend at the passport event in Calistoga. It was a weekend filled with good wine, delicious food, beautiful scenery and fabulous girlfriends. (Thanks ladies for all the memorable moments.) Next up, the 30 for 30 challenge, bring it!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Challenge Accepted

As you know from an earlier post I decided to participate in the winter edition of the 30 for 30 challenge sponsored by Kendi Everyday. I personally felt that I failed miserably at the Fall challenge so I am hoping that I can redeem myself this time around. I am in process of picking my 30 pieces and will post on Monday. Challenge starts February 1st (yikes, not much time I better get my act together). Will last minute shopping occur since we are not suppose to shop for 30 days? I suspect so, sorry to the hubby ahead of time. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, I am heading to Calistoga for some girl time and wine.

Happy Friday!

Graphic by Kendi Everyday

To learn more about the 30 for 30 challenge, stop by Kendi Everyday here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Catalog Copycat

I was having a litte love/hate moment with my closet this morning and feeling a bit uninspired so I perused my J Crew catalog for a little inspiration.  What a big copy catter dirty ratter I am!   

Skirt- The Limited
Tee- Club Monaco
Tank- J Crew
Shoes- Simply Vera Wang
Bag- Mulberry for Target

J Crew Catalog Inspiration

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lacey Bits

I am feeling oh so girly and flirty today. Loving this skirt with the little bit of lace peeking through.  It adds a nice texture to the tweed.   We are half way through the work week and I am looking forward to my girl’s weekend in Calistoga. Is it Friday yet?

Skirt- H&M
Top- H&M
Tights- J Crew
Necklace- J Crew
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Take This Dress Please

On a whim I passed by the Kenneth Cole store a week back and they were having a relocation sale. Stepped inside and there was a rack of dresses that were already marked down and then they added an addtional 70% off. It was like they were begging me to take a few, to which I obliged. An added bonus, the hubby said "pretty dress" this morning. Thanks Kenneth for moving.

Dress- Kenneth Cole
Necklace- Banana Republic
Shoes- Steve Madden
Tights- Simply Vera Wang

Monday, January 24, 2011

Minimal Monday

Good morning my lovelies, are you ready for the week? I know I am. I spent a very low key weekend in my super comfy sweats so in keeping with that theme I decided that today's outfit needed to be minimal.  I have to ease in right?  Also during my lazy weekend (well, I did do chores, yuk) I decided to sign up for Kendi's 30 for 30 winter challenge starting February 1st.  I was really on the fence about joining this time round as I felt I did so poorly on the fall 30 for 30 challenge a few months back.  I did not pick the right things and my pieces just did not come together like I hoped, but I love a good challenge so feeling good about this one.  Can't wait to see everyone's creativity, all were such inspirations. Who else is joining in?

Top- Bebe
Jeans- Paige Premium Denim
Shoes- Urban Outfitters

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lip Service

I have recently re-discovered all of my lip stains (when I say re-discover it means I cleaned out my make-up drawer) and thought I would share a few favorites with you. Happy Friday! 
My favorites are Wine and Cinnamon.

My first stain and still a goodie.

I love this stain in Sheer Luck.

Mango Crush in the summer makes everything better.
Bloom Cosemetics

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Make A Wish

In honor of the furry family I just lost and the new one I adopted my BFF gave me the most adorable little necklace created by Dogeared and I just had to share. These tiny trinkets are so sweet and subtle on the neck. Who wouldn’t want a wish to come true, I know I do.

Note inside the necklace card:

Make a wish and put on your necklace. Every cat is unique. Some are fiercely independent, some are sweet furballs who love attention, and some are in between. But your cat is the purrrrfect one for you! When your necklace wears off, your wish is ready to come true.

To see the make a wish jewelry collection see here.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Boutique of the Month- IBISS

I stopped into this adorable boutique the other morning as I was out running errands, it had been a while and I was glad to be back.

They’ve got everything from casual and dressy apparel, shoes and handbags to jewels and baubles to tickle your fancy. Reasonable prices points and the layout is great. I walked out with a great sunny yellow clutch and layered coin necklace. Can’t wait to do some shopping there when the weather warms up as I know they will have countless sundresses to choose from.

If you ever have the chance, swing by. They have 2 locations.

Willow Glen:
1261 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125

Santa Clara:
1231 Franklin Mall
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Photo via IBISS

Photo via IBISS

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday's Should Always be a Holiday

Holiday Monday's are always such a treat. (Thanks MLK) Spent the day doing a little lounging (reading magazines and spring catalogs, organizing spaces (closets and spare bedroom) and playing (49ner locker room tour and golden globe gathering). I wish all weekends could be 3 days!

Organized my cami's with a belt organizer.  (Can you spot the pink belt that got left behind?)

All my colored tights in a basket, now my sock drawer is so clean!

Found some inspiration and my wish list is growing for Spring items. 

Watching sleeping kittens lie.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Fuzzy Friday

Happy Fuzzy Friday Everyone!

No, no I did not come to work with fuzzy unshaven legs (although that does on happen occasion, I am not gonna lie).

After a really sad end of 2010 and the begining of 2011 with the loss of 2 of our beloved cats, we just adopted 3 kittens last night (YIKES!) It has been long time since we have had little ones running around and not sure what we got ourselves into. Hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. I am sure the hubby and I will have our hands full.

Top- Blue Tassel
Pants- Sanctuary
Shoes- Target

(Top and Pants purchased at Bella James)




Thursday, January 13, 2011

Latest eBay Purchase

I stumbled across this Stella & Dot necklace that regularly sells for $79.00. This treasure was a must have for a whopping $24.99. Thursday never looked so good.

What is your lastest eBay purchase?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Places I Love- Wine Affairs & Merchant

There is nothing better than having a wine bar within walking distance from your house.  Love to pop in every once in a while to have a flight of something yummy.  The tapas are delicious treats that can be easily paired with any of the wines they pour.  Live music on the weekends is an added treat.  If you have a beer drinker in your group, never fear they pour beer from all over the world as well.  If you are ever in town, let me know and I will be happy to meet you for a glass.  Cheers.

Wine Affairs
1435 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126

Another lovely wine bar the hubby and I love to visit is the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant located in the Ferry Building in San Fransciso.  We have a blast sipping on wine and watching the people walk by with all of their treasures. 

For more information see here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Springtime Flowers in January

We are only in mid January and I am already dreaming of warmer weather and springtime flowers.  I must admit I am not a huge fan of Winter (brrrrrr). I picked up this adorable Kate Spade ring to get me through the cold months. 

See here for Kate Spade Collection.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Inspiration- Wide Leg Jeans

The other day I was reading Cheetah is the New Black (one of my favorite blog's by the way) and she had a great post about wide leg jeans. I have been so focused on my skinny jeans that I have been completely ignoring all my others (I was hearing soft wimpers everyday when I opened my closet door).  She gave me such inspiration that today I pulled out the big guns wide legs.

Happy Monday!

Jeans- Miss Sixty
Vest- H&M
Boots- Banana Republic
Top- Amanda Uprichard

Thanks Alicia for giving me the inspiration to put down my skinny jeans!   

To visit Alicia's fabulous blog, see here

Friday, January 7, 2011

Born to Shop, Forced to Work

I am born to shop, forced to work. On that note, I did a little sale online shopping today while at work to put me in a good mood for the weekend.  Woo Hoo!

Happy Friday All!

Here are a few sale items I snagged:


J Crew

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Striped Sequins

Wear sequins in I dare? Yes! These sparkly discs make everything better. Sequins are not just for breakfast holidays anymore.

Dress- Nanette Lepore
Tights- Hue
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Buttoning Up Loose Ends

The last couple of days I have been buttoning up on a few loose ends from 2010. I have spent the evenings putting away all the holiday decorations and dishes. Writing thank you notes and organizing all the mish mash of stuff that stacked up during the holiday craze. It is a great feeling to organize and renew!

Sweater- Banana Republic
Skirt- Gap
Boots- J Crew
Tights- Simply Vera Wang

Today I am day dreaming about Champagne and Cran.  I wish the office served them each morning. The hubby snapped a photo of me the other day at breakfast, I am one crazed happy girl here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year Resolutions for Simply Bubblelicious

I am one girl that can never keep a New Year Resolution, but always tries to the best of my ability.  I really believe that everyday is a chance to make resolutions to better one's self, but I am going to try again this year anyway. 

Ok, here is my resolution.... are you ready?

I am going to buy more cute clothes to share with all of you.  (That is a good one right?) 

No, seriously, I really did make a few in the hopes to better myself and make 2011 great!

1. Step outside my comfort zone, take a few chances.
2. Work on the blog to improve content. (Starting with the outfit pictures, I am the worst at posing.)
3. Enjoy the little things. 
4. Try something new each month.
5. Maintain the 23 pound weight loss that I achieved in the last 6 months. (This will be a tough one!)
6. Watch less television. (I think this one will be even harder, I LOVE TV!)
7. Wear more color.

Here's to a fabulous 2011!

What resolutions did you make? 

Dress: H&M
Cardigan: Banana Republic
Shoes: Target
Tights: Simply Vera Wang
Bag: Mulberry for Target

I was sad to take down abominable this weekend.