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Under-dressed and Distressed

distressed shorts

I had to head to a last minute dinner meeting with a celeb client of mine for an upcoming project she’s working on.   Super excited btw!!  I had on my boyfriend shorts with a casual v neck tee and espadrilles.  Obviously couldn’t show up to a dinner meeting in my slouchy look but was limited on time.  I stuck with the boyfriend… The boyfriend short can be a tricky piece to pull off, but if done right it can make your look so unique and effortless. Since it’s meant to be SUPER over sized and slouchy, I normally pair it with a fitted top and detailed jacket.  In this case, I was feeling a little tom-boyish.  This symmetrical blouse added balance to these disoriented shorts. lol.  I really wanted to try something new yet still keep a feminine approach.  The ruffled stilettos and tasseled clutch created a styled outfit with edge and grace.  I love the contrast created by the bagginess of the distressed boyfriend short with the streamlined accessories.  And of course I added a pretty pink lip.

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Top: Zara / Short: Jbrand Boyfriend Nash / Clutch: BCBG / Shoes: Christian Louboutin /  Sunglasses: West Coast Eyewear / Watch: Chanel

Street Chic

street chicSo no matter what, always, always, always invest in a good leather jacket.  TRUST ME!  You will have it forever.  There are some things you sometimes have to splurge on and I believe a good quality, non trendy leather jacket is the perfect investment.  So this adorable little number has style and practicality.  I would throw this on over a cute cocktail dress when heading downtown or wear it on a chilly day in san diego to go grab coffee with the girls.  I’m also loving this distressed leather jacket by Mackage (it’s on my wishlist!) Today I had a million errands to run and didn’t really feel like bumming it in my VS tee and skinnies.  So, the jacket, rose gold sunnies and ZARA camo espadrilles gave me a cute street chic look that was perfect for my busy day.leather2leather3leather casual street chicstreet chic

Leather Jacket: BCBG  / Pants: Jbrand / Cross-body bag: Vintage Prada / Tee: VS Victoria’s Secret / Necklace: Skova / Espadrilles: Zara / Shades: West Coast Eyewear

New York Fashion Week Photo Diary

NYFWherve To think I barely made it into this show! Phew!  Here at Herve Leger runway show, there were a bunch of interesting details that caught my eye.  As a side note, did you know BCBG’s Max & Lubov Azria acquired Herve almost 16 years ago!?  Thank god for them as a lot of BCBG bandage dresses and skirts are very reflective of this ultra luxe brand.  Anyyyways, just wanted to touch on a little Fashion FYI for those interested in the brain behind the brand.   So, back on track… Herve Leger… When I think of spring, I immediately think of a pop of color, a dominant color, something to show us winter is over and summer is right around the corner.  This collection was absolutely amazing! I loved the details they added to the already famous bandage dress however, the subdued color ways threw me off.  Fortunately enough, the exposed peek-a-boo zippers up the front and around the bodice and the jacquard fringe accents made me fall in love all over again.  It was nice to see that peplum and flurry skirts will be back and better than ever this spring.


This is the hub of fashion week standing ever so proud in the middle of Lincoln Center.   The epicenter if you will where all amazing fashion is captured.  How do you think “Street Style” came about?? Right hur.  So while we are at home glued to our laptop drooling over Anna Dello Russos Tom Ford gold gladiators, there are incredible photographers sweating their tushies off to get “THE” perfect pic for all of us to enjoy.

shoeThese beauties were spotted while I was dining at Freds @ Barneys NY. Im not sure which looked more yummy, these Gianvito Rossi two-toned caged booties or my Nicoise salad. Mmmm.

pinkdressI ran into my favorite blonde duo the Nubry girls who invited us to check out Katya Leonovich a Russian designer.  This collection had a lot of colored leather, flowy dresses and water color prints.  It was very different from the other designers I saw, which made her line very intriguing.

nyfw photo diaryHere is another delicious find at Barneys NY.  If you don’t know already, Im mildly OBSESSED with my Givenchy.  This Lucrezia printed bag is artwork on your arm.  I would rock the crap out of this in an all black look.  Leather pants, oversized cashmere sweater, black floppy hat, motorcycle boots, round shades and a cherry red lip. Hello Gorgeous!

NYFW PHOTO DIARYThe Anna Sui Show was bohemian bliss! Although I’m not much of a bohemian girl, I really loved the way she incorporated fringe with soft prints.  I also loved the crochet cardis and printed shorts. My favorite piece out of the collection was this paisley rust romper.  The cut, fit and print was absolute perfection!  


Behind the pawn shop sits a favorite restaurant of mine Beauty & Essex.  The tasty and inexpensive tapas mixed with yummy craft cocktails got me ready for a night on the town.  The loud music & club vibe really gets you going.  Its a place filled with beautiful people dressed to the nines in a very dim lit setting.  Theres even a champagne bar in the ladies lounge! A must try!


Big time sad face, this was the last day of New York Fashion Week before I hopped on a plane back to Sunny San Diego. Between the delicious eateries, tasty cocktails, beautiful people, jaw dropping fashion and inspiring shows, this trip to NYC is a must-have for the fashion obsessed.  For the city that never sleeps, there’s something about this time of year that makes it shine brighter than before.  I can’t wait to go back this February to get my NYFW fix.