Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pink Rock

Leather Jacket: Old Navy
Dress/Tunic: Target
Leggings: Forever 21
Shoes: GUESS 'Rally'
Scarf: Raj

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Tumble, Tie, Repeat

The air conditioner in the office gave up yesterday and even without my sweater, I was in long sleeves and sweltering, so this morning I dressed with both a blizzard and a meltdown in mind.

I should note that while I'm not a fan of polka dots, I am a fan of a $6 dress that fits properly...but if we're being honest- who really cares about the dress anyway?? The star of this ensemble is the delicious, butter-soft, chocolate brown, washed leather trench and while it wasn't $6, I did get away for close to 90% off original retail!!! Another Wardrobe Dream come true :)

Dress: Target
Coat: Pasha & Jo
Shoes: GUESS 'Rally'

Monday, December 29, 2008

Double Duty

I'll be frank; I'd love nothing more than to claim that I remain perfectly coiffed and pressed while on Holiday, but the truth is. . . I don't so much as drag a mascara wand across my lashes when I have every good intention of spending my down-time in a blissful state of contemplation interspersed with periodic bouts of slumber.

I threw this together on Saturday to run errands and grab a burger with friends, but this morning, when both Monday and the brisk air caught me off guard, I reached for a re-run.

Cardigan: The Limited, Dress: Forever 21, Tights: Juicy Couture, Boots: Nine West 'Sorin'

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas Eve

Sweater Dress: Target
Scarf: Gap (RED)
Boots: Nine West 'Sorin'
Socks: Target
Bracelets: Forever 21
Earrings: Nordstrom

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


Dress: Forever 21 'Theodora'
Tights: Via Spiga
Shoes: Nine West 'Ufficio'
Bracelets: Express

Monday, December 22, 2008

From 'Malibu' with LOVE

Wool that feels like cotton, bell sleeves and a scorpion-- Can you even stand it!!?? The best thing about uncovering buried treasure on a sale rack, consignment shop, or mass discount retailer- is going online to discover who is behind the label. In this case, there was just something about the detail of this cardigan that prompted me to get in 'Holiday' queue for the cash wrap; fully aware that doing so, would make me late returning to work from my lunch hour.

Once I got it home, tried it on, and fell in love again- I started the online 'dig' for more information on the designer. First came the glee of finding that I had just scored a $374 cardigan for $39.00 **Wheeeee!** Then came the story of when and how this line came to be. It seems that aside from ski weekends and Sunday brunches, my motivation for purchasing this piece was very much in line with Yael's inspiration for creating it.

Cardigan: Yaya Aflalo 'Malibu'
Tights: Juicy Couture
Boots: Miss Sixty 'Dance'

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Winter Safari

After days of rain, the sun finally snuck in, giving my Zebra pumps a chance to greet the light of day. I would have loved to share a photo of the front of the dress but they were taken elsewhere and the color simply didn't translate as richly as it did against this background.
Dress: Jonathan Saunders for Target
Shoes: Steve Madden 'Rummble'

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Grey's Have It

Sunny San Diego hasn't seen a ray of light in a few days hence the clash of plaids and vinyl.

Coat: Tommy Hilfiger
Boots: Target
Hat: Victorias
Bag: Marshalls (Unknown)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

R U Blue

Jacket & Tee: Mossimo/Target
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Boutique 58 'Opinion'
Bracelet: Kenneth Cole

Monday, December 15, 2008

I finally got to wear this dress today and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! I bought it several weeks ago but I was holding out for the right shoes. It's playful but chic, warm but not heavy, textured but not busy and it suits the festivities of the season. My favorite detail is the exposed metal zipper; it adds dimension- catching the eye and drawing it down, hopefully down to the grey suede heel :)

If I were attending a private school in the North Pole, this would HAVE to be my uniform.
Dress: GO International/Target
Tights: Hue
Shoes: Nine West 'Bright Sky'

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Five-Dollar Find

My marathon run through Target on Friday did yield one small treasure... this adorable little clutch! It's a brownish-burgundy color with black piping and gold-tone hardware. No sale goggles here- turns out it's the perfect compliment to the selections I have in mind for my remaining Holiday engagements.
Clutch: Anya Hindmarch for Target

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I Choose Shoes

It's cold and rainy. I want to play dress up, but that would mean getting out of my warmmies, so I've decided to share my new heels instead- they remind me of a Safari, which reminds me of heat, which makes me savor the cold :)

I'm not certain where we are on animal prints these days, but no matter- I was presented with a gift card and consequently, I divided and conquered. So many options; motorcycle jacket, skinnies, scarves, pencil skirts, trench. . . We'll see what happens.

Shoes: Steve Madden 'Rummble'
Sweater Leggings: Target

Friday, December 12, 2008

The Hap and The Hazzard

Am I the only person afflicted by Friday's that feel like Monday's? Dry Cleaners, Post-Office, Target, Gas Station, Market, Bank, Voicemail, E-Mail - As you can see, I dressed simply for the ease of in and out of the car. . . . and I'm saving myself for the party dress I've pulled for another Holiday bash this weekend :)

Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: 7 For All Mankind
Shoes: GUESS 'Rally'

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Peace on Wednesday

This scarf was one of my “Currently Coveting” picks last year. A few months after that post, my little sister gifted it to me. I love it for many reasons; it was a gift from her, the colors remind me of the occasion when I received it, it’s hand-painted, and it’s large enough to double as a sheet/blanket when I travel. Thanks Sis!

Dress: Arden B.
Scarf: Alistair Rai
Boots: Nine West 'Sorin'
Socks: Target

Monday, December 8, 2008


I really do love this dress and the Green Mary Jane’s make me smile,so the concept of the two together was a good idea- in theory. The look fell flat once I saw it in the fluorescent bathroom lighting. I think it was a little plain . . .

I guess I could have added something; bracelets, scarf, or a beaded necklace but I kind of thought the voluminous sleeves and knee-high socks were accessory enough. Ah well, dress and learn.

Dress: Forever 21
Socks: Via Spiga
Shoes: American Eagle/Payless

Friday, December 5, 2008

Dear Friday, I heart you.

A friend of my Grandparents called from outside the country to wish me a Happy Belated Birthday, a surprise gift from my father arrived and I was able to decipher the password on the first guess, moments ago a friend strolled in with a Gingerbread Man and a Chamomile tea for me, I was just invited to a Holiday Party at a new downtown club tonight AND I got to hear my moms voice (a beautiful thing- any day). Hope you all have a lovely weekend! **Hearts**

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Day-After!

My 30th Birthday was fantastic!! There were sweets, treats, well wishes, hugs and kisses. To my Friends and Family, "Thank you all so much for your affection and support through 30 years of Me. Your love has carried me into this milestone, fearless and radiant."

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

30 Years, 4 Cupcakes, 100 Wishes

Dress: Jonathan Saunders for Target, Shoes: Boutique 9 'Giganta', Cupcakes: My Friend Lili