Saturday, July 30, 2011


How can I manage my life when I can't even manage my hair?

Hoping I have a managable Saturday and can get it all done. Well, better stop playing around and get to it!  Have a good one all. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Under Water

Nothing like waking up to a leaky pipe in the basement and finding a waterfall of mess to get your blood pumping in the morning.  Let's hope the stars align for a water free weekend, unless I am at the beach.

Happy Friday!

Jeans- Paige Denim
Top- Modcloth
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace- Forever 21

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hippie Hippie Bang Bang

I was feeling a little hippie causal when I got dressed this morning (if only I was as cool as Nicole Richie). Just wishing I could spend the day outside in the sunshine picking flowers. Unfortunately this girl had to drag her bootie into the office and put in her time, oh well. Have a good day all!

Yes, I drive a VW Bug. A hippie at heart.

Peace friends, have a great day!

Belt - J. Crew
Necklace- Purchased at Nordstrom
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell
Tank- Old Navy
Top- Collective Concepts
Skirt- Matty M

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wish List for Wednesday

A girl can never have enough leopard printed pieces.  Just when I think I could not possibly want (need) more of the spotted pattern some other must have's pop up.  Here are a few that I am currently wanting to add to my collection. 

1. J. Crew  A perfect shirt in Leopard
2. J. Crew Printed iPhone Cover
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs  Colorblock Cat's Eye in Havana

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Celebrity Copycat- Rachel Bilson

Sometimes I stare into my closet at a sea of possiblities and other times I see nothing at all. Finding inspiration from the pages of magazines and internet helps me realize that I have many options just waiting for me to try.  Rachel Bilson is another celebrity that I find her fashion sense fun to re-create, she is effortlessly chic.  

Via Frugal Fashionista

Tee- Old Navy
Skirt- Modcloth
Wedges- Nine West
Bag- Purchased at IBISS

Monday, July 25, 2011

Coming Up Roses

Have you ever have one of those Monday's where nothing falls into place?  My morning was just that, and to top it off I locked myself out of the house without my car keys. I was a little late for work, but thank goodness for great friends that have your spare key!  It can only get better from here. 

Jacket- J. Crew
Skirt- Anthropologie
Shoe- Simply Vera Wang
Belt- Anthropologie
Tank- The Limited

Friday, July 22, 2011

Hold the Glow

I am slowly starting to loose my cabo glow, so there are a few favorite items that I like to use to make me feel as though I just came from the beach. 

Happy Friday

1. Benefit - 10 (Bronzing & Higlighting Face Powder Duo
2. Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer
3. Lorac TANtalizer Award Show Glow

Thursday, July 21, 2011


So, have you ever heard of Jewelmint? I joined several months back when I saw an article in Lucky magazine  and thought it would be fun and I must say I enjoy getting a little treasure each month to add to my vast collection of jewelry (which we all know I love jewelry!)  Joining is super easy and fun, you just follow a few simple steps. 

1. When you sign up, you are asked a series of questions, such as “which fashionista would you love to trade closets with” or "if you had an unlimited budget, what top designers would you shop". The answers allow the jewelmint team identify the pieces from their collection that they feel best suits your style personality.

2. Purchasing  is easy, once you’re a member, any piece you select is $30 (shipping included), but only once per month. You are allowed to purchase more items in a given month, but of course, the full retail price. They also let you know via email that if nothing catches your eye, you can skip a month. A nice option.  I chose not to purchase anything this month since I was going on vacation.

Give it a try if you dare and see what little treasures you can add to your jewelry box each month.

My first purchase, love the orange!

I wear this cuff all the time, the classic lucite works with everything I own.

The packaging is so sweet and simple.

The Bullet Necklace I got last month makes me feel oh so tough!

For my inner rock chick. I really like the hardware on this piece.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rainbow Bright

Jeans in colors are nothing new (I have had a red pair forever now), but brightly colored denim, especially skinny jeans have become so hot that they've become a fashion necessity for all (well at least for me anyway).

If you dare, keep your bright jeans simple, go with along the lines of color blocking, It will keep the look simple and clean. I certainly don’t want to repeat some of the crazy outfits I did in the mid 80’s (Can you say bright aqua peddle pushers and big oversized shirt with shoulder pads, Ugh).

I especially love these hot pink skinny jeans by Current/Elliott that I just added to my closet (see below). They are going to be paired perfectly with a black top and little black sandals and simple black bag.

via Popsugar

Current/Elliott Skinny Stretch Ankle Jeans

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


A yummy lemony yellow always puts me in a summer frame of mind.  This bright cardigan is currently making me smile as well as a tall glass of a sparkling limonata.  Just can't get enough of either!

Cardigan- J. Crew
Dress- Gap
Shoes- Simply Vera Wang
Ring- A little treasure I picked up in Mexico

Monday, July 18, 2011

Scarf Swap

I participated in the "Scarf Swap" presented by a team of lovely ladies headed by Jessie of The Concrete Catwalk.  Such a fun idea, thanks ladies for letting us play along!

Received my fabulous scarf in the mail while I was on vacation from my Scarf Swap Partner and new friend Rebekah of From the Mixed-up files... 

Thanks Rebekah for a fabulous find, here is how I styled it.   

Dress- Purchased at Bella James
Shoes- Jeffrey Campbell
Necklace- Lia Sophia
Scarf- Gift from Rebekah

Friday, July 15, 2011

Love at First Stripe

Fell in love with this maritime stripe dress from J. Crew. The thick cotton is an easy and relaxed fit that is perfect for this unusually cool Friday. It is almost like wearing my nightie to the office! The next time I wear it I am thinking about pairing it with a bright colored belt and platforms for a more dressy look.

Happy Friday!

Dress- J. Crew
Trench- Banana Republic
Shoes- Steve Madden

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Red Hot Chili Pepper

I am back from vacation and all I have to say is reality is NO BUENO. Keeping this post a little short as I have a lot of catching up to do at work and at home.  Very much looking forward to getting back to it after a long relaxing time away.   Laziness makes me tired.

Skirt- H&M
Stripe Tank- J. Crew
Sweater- Forever 21
Necklace- H&M
Shoes- Steve Madden

Cerritos Beach Club

Yummy Margatitas

Friday, July 1, 2011

Paradise Awaits

Leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for eleven glorious days in Cabo San Lucas to celebrate my hubby's big 50th birthday.  I see a lot of delicious meals, refreshing beverages, beautiful beaches and silly fun with friends and family filing up my days.  Talk to all of you when I return.  Hugs!

Happy Birthday to my hubby, LOVE U!