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Warm Hues for Winter


Because you can’t always dress to the nines, I opt for dressed up duds with an effortless twist.  Coated denim is my go to pant, it looks dressy but its still denim.  I currently have 4 pairs of coated denim in 4 different shades.  They really go with EVERYTHING and are a great alternative to pricey leather.  I wore a basic neutral pump, and cable knit sweater in warm hues, which are sure to be a perfect fit no matter where you’re heading.  This look is standard for me running around the store helping clients or if I have a last minute meeting.  It’s put together without trying too hard.  Another great thing about neutral hues, they are understated and non threatening.  Meaning, you stick with a basic color way and you can throw in 3 or four shades without looking like you got dressed in the dark. lol.  Remember this, neutrals are like all black, its polished and perfect all year round.

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Sweater: BCBG / Pants: Jbrand Laquer Super Skinny / Belt: BCBG / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bag: Chanel / Sunglasses: West Coast Eyewear

Holiday Shopping and Gift Guide

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Holiday Shopping can be a drag, I know… But you’re gift giving to the ones you love, SO, make the most of it.  I always try to get my shopping done in 2 days.  I split up the mall shopping with the specialty stores and anything I forget or need last minute, I buy online.  Besides, everyone is giving away 2 day shipping, so why not!?

If i know I will be shopping for awhile, I always wear a cute, comfortable outfit. It’s been chilly in San Diego so I layered my lightweight tee with a jacket and scarf.  San Diego always feels like summer time even when its chilly so I opted for a resort style with mixed prints.  *2014 TREND ALERT* Bell bottoms are back and even stronger this 2014.  I think they missed their mark this past summer.  The bells were way too ‘that 70s show’ and the white wash made everyone except the Mary Kate look a-likes look HUGE.  This year they were done right.  I love this light retro pant.  The extra long inseam adds height to lengthen the leg and adds a slimming effect.  I love the 2 inch hem detail that gives a little bit of edginess.  I am crushing over these lightweight long sleeve undershirts by BCBG Max Azria.  They go with everything, they’re perfect for layering a sweater or jacket. This pretty printed tee accented the navy stripe in my jacket.  This season is all about mixing prints.  Don’t be scared, just go for it!  I grabbed one of my favorite scarves to match the simple flower detail in my top. Last but not least, I wore a neutral bag and nude pumps.  Now bring on the SHOPPING!!



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Jacket: BCBG / Jeans: Jbrand / Tee: BCBG / Scarf: Terracotta NYC / Bag: Gucci / Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Aviators: West Coast Eyewear


Sometimes gift giving is one of the hardest things to do.  Especially when you need to shop for that person who has everything! UGH! So, first and foremost.  Get to know who you’re shopping for.  If its your barista at Starbucks who happens to always have your drink ready right after you pay, while everyone else in front of you just gives you the evil eye.. Opt for a tasty treat and a funny Holiday card.  I’d go with something non traditional like red and green macaroons!  They’re tasty, pretty and not chocolate Santas.

If your gift giving to a close friend, buy her something she will use and get a kick out of.  My bff is a social media QUEEN!  She tags a hashtag… You know, one of those! Anyway, I found an adorable sequin make-up pouch, could be used as a mini clutch that reads.. “#HASHTAG F#CK YOU” Perfect, easy, not that expensive and I can add little girlie things into the bag.  Starbucks gift card, lip gloss, and a girls night out coupon.. (Must be redeemable before January 31, 2014.)

If you are a guy searching for the ultimate gift to buy your babe.. And you won’t go broke in the process, buy her a classic Chanel bag. TRUST ME, you will be a KING in her eyes. Chanel is timeless, it never goes out of style, she will have it until she’s an old lady so thats why you should buy it for her. Not to mention, you will be the best boyfriend ever and get the seal of approval by all her girlfriends.  (Guys, get in good with the girlfriends, it will make your life easier.)


Shopping for your sister or mom, the important ladies in your life…  Rituals is one of the best most inexpensive products you can buy. They are smell-good body products providing the most luxurious feel.  Perfume, candles, and beauty gadgets are always a good choice too! All of these products are available at Cos Bar in La Jolla.


5 Simple Outfit Essentials for Traveling


You can’t go wrong with these five outfit essentials for traveling in style. They are simple, comfortable pieces that are practical and chic. My favorite styles are from Ray-Ban, Jbrand, Gucci, Miu Miu, and James Perse. I always try to keep the accessories to a minimum, as I love to shop on my trips and buy jewelry, scarves, and other accessories from the area. And, it’s never a bad idea to pack light (I know, I know.. easier said than done) so you have room for any spontaneous purchases.

Grab your passport and take a trip!

Fall Fashion: Cardi Cool

The Champagne Blonde does Cardi Cool in free people, jbrand, and forever 21

Feels like Fall and I couldn’t be happier. (I love fall fashion!) Today I had a million errands to run.  I’m heading to South America next week for a month and needed to get my affairs in order! Yikes, being a business owner and trying to go on vacation for a weekend is hard enough let alone leaving for a month! Ayayai!! Being the OCD person that I am, I had back to back meetings and silly annoying things I needed to get done before I left.  I grabbed my favorite oversized Free People card and this cute forever21 fedora and headed out.  San Diego fall probably feels like summer to most but today had a little bit of a breeze and I thought a fitted tank, my J brand photo ready jeans and this cardigan were the perfect fit for my day.

I love adding a pop of color in an all black outfit.  It adds a bit of pizzaz.  Instead of warm boots I wore my Zara lace up pumps.  They are a comfortable shoe for popping from place to place. I needed a bag where everything from my cell phone to credit cards were easily accessible.  The bigger the bag I carry the more of a black hole it becomes! To top off this look I grabbed my hamsa bracelets and headed out.

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Cardigan: Free People / Pants: Jbrand / Shoes: Zara / Bag: Forever21 / Hat: Forever21 / Watch: Chanel J12