Join Me at “Sip Shop Swap” on September 26th!

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A panel of some of my favorite San Diego Style Bloggers friends and I will be styling and swapping at a wonderful event hosted by Ayana of Thrifting Diva on September 26, 2015 at Miss Match Boutique in Coronado! Enjoy appetizers, champagne and other sips, swag bags, and discounts for Miss Match Boutique in addition to a styling session with myself, Tiffany of Glitz & Glam, Ashley of Array of Style, Bianca of The In-Between Girls and our hostess Ayana!

Early bird tickets are available for $7 at http://www.thriftingdiva.eventbrite.com/ until September 2, 2015, and remember to bring five items to swap.  After September 2, regular tickets will be $10 if you bring the five items to swap, but $15 if you want to attend the event without swapping.  Any leftover clothing that is not swapped will be donated.

It will be a fun night of fashion, so come join me and other San Diego bloggers on Saturday September 26th to Sip Shop & Swap, cheers!

When:
Saturday
September 26, 2015
7pm
Where:
Miss Match Boutique
1201 First Street, Suite 217
San Diego, CA 92118

Sunny Essentials: Strolling at Seaport Village

Strolling at Seaport Village

 

Salt City Optics challenged select bloggers to create a board expressing what we think would be our “Sunny Essentials” for the summer, and where we would use them.  I’m a big fan of all of our local sites in San Diego, one of my favorites being taking a leisurely walk around Seaport Village.  I like to take walks in the late afternoon to early evening during the summer, right when it’s still light enough to throw a blanket down on the grass and bathe in the glow of the sun, but cool enough to enjoy the breeze while watching the sun dip into the horizon.  I’m lucky to live in a city where shorts and sunglasses are the standard, nearly all year round!

If you would like to purchase a pair of prescription sunglasses from Salt City Optics (like those awesome “Mulholland” ones by Spy, pictured above), use the code SUNNY20 to get 20% off at check out. Cheers!

Strappy tank top
modcloth.com

Converse rose shoes
$81 – office.co.uk

Turkish beach towel
dianesbeachwear.com

Sunglasses
saltcityoptics.com

Monkeying Around at Kipling’s Fashion Valley Grand Opening!

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I took my family to the grand opening of Kipling’s first full price retail location in the San Diego area at Fashion Valley.  As I’ve mention previously, my mum is a big fan of Kipling, and really only carries their brand of crossbody bags, totes, and backpacks.  After getting to know the company, I can see why!

Our tale is a fun one that dates back to 1987, when three designer pals in Antwerp, Belgium stumbled upon a happy accident on a loom and discovered crinkled nylon fabric … and voila! A world of bright and colorful bags and accessories were born. Playfully dubbed Kipling, after the clever little spirit of the monkeys in Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, our story came to life and has been an inspiration around the world ever since. – From the official Kipling Website

The new store is bright, colorful and fun just like their bags!  I know my mum loves the utility of Kipling’s purses in their signature crinkle nylon.  She never has to worry about her purses getting wet or having stuck zippers, and is never lacking for easy style.

It was a change of pace for me to bring more than just my hubby or son to an event, but it made for a fun late afternoon with my family.  Be sure to visit Kipling’s newest location at Fashion Valley, cheers!

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IMG_7197My favorites: The metallics

IMG_7228No detail was spared!  How cute are the decorative elements on the tables?

IMG_7201Dominic and Mei-Lin are enjoying the sounds of the DJ

IMG_7231Grabbed a quick picture with one of my blogger buddies, Vanessa of Fashion Mixtape!

IMG_7233It was fun bringing my family to an event, and of course my mum couldn’t leave without purchasing a new Kipling backpack (which earned her the free gift with purchase)!

IMG_7592My new little pouch c/o Kipling is so cute!

Daisy Mae PR #Popshop & Industry Party Recap

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I have a tiny bit of a lull in-between all of the fun happenings I’ve been attending, so I’m going to finally post up some of the recent events I’ve been to in the last few weeks.  Last month, I attended Daisy Mae PR’s first annual #Popshop & Industry Party that I posted about on the San Diego Style Bloggers site (post here), located at Luco Hair & Skin in Hillcrest.  I’ve never been to that salon before, and it’s quite an interesting location.  I guess you could say it’s nestled in a canyon of sorts, in among beautiful trees, which takes you a bit away from the urban sprawl located just a stairway away.  The event was created to showcase local talent in fashion, food, music and beauty.

Thank you Alisa (Daisy Mae PR) for inviting me to your debut San Diego event!

Featured Designers, DJ, Photographer, Bites and Sips:

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Come to Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR Wrap Party This Weekend at Fashion Valley!

Kiehls LifeRideKiehl’s is having a wonderful event tomorrow to support the final stretch of LifeRide for amfAR, which is their philanthropic collaboration to ride across the US to raise funds and awareness for AIDS research.  This two-week motorcycle ride culminates right here in San Diego at the Kiehl’s location in Fashion Valley from 12pm-1pm.  There will be bites and sips courtesy of Soda & Swine and Juice Saves, and you can also meet all the riders!

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I’ve always known about Kiehl’s and their wonderful products, but got a chance to know Kiehl’s a little better recently by trying some of their more popular ones.  In reading up on their history, I had no idea they started out as a pharmacy back in 1851!  That alone lets me know they’re experts in understanding what’s best for my skin and how to take care of it.  My immediate favorites were the Ultra Facial Cream and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.  Both are rich and creamy, so you don’t need much to get what you need out of the product, and my skin just drank it up!  My next favorite was their Lip Balm #1.  I have incredibly dry lips that are constantly peeling, especially in summer weather.  My lips stayed soft and didn’t peel at all the entire day!

My next on the list to try will be the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate and the Super Fluid UV Defense Sunscreen.  I’ll definitely be using the sunscreen at this weekend’s event, as we know it’s going to be a hot one here in San Diego.  It’s +50 SPF, so I know I’m going to get the protection I want!

I’m excited for Kiehl’s event with amfAR tomorrow!  Be sure to follow along on my Instagram (@any2ndnow) for all the fun, and you can join the conversation by using #LifeRide6.  Additionally, Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic and founder of San Diego Style Bloggers will also be on site to cover the celebratory festivities, so please come on by.  Cheers!

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FTC Disclosure:  I received product and was asked to review the product in return.  Although I did receive product, the opinions in this post are strictly my own.

(All photos taken by me, except for the flier which was courtesy of Kiehl’s.)

Girls Night Out with Sassy City Chicks August 12!

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(I posted this on San Diego Style Bloggers, and wanted to post it here as well, since it’s this Wednesday!)
Looking for something to do on Wednesday night with your girls?  Check out Sassy City Chicks Girls Night Out event on August 12, 2015.  Here’s the best part: we have 25 tickets to give away!  It’s first come, first served so follow these instructions below to get your complimentary ticket!
Redeem a ticket by using the code SHOPSD
Click on the SAN DIEGO button and enter the code.
A complimentary ticket option will then appear!
When:
August 12, 2015
6pm-10pm
Where:
Parq Restaurant & Nightclub
615 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

“Bride & The City” Brunch at The W San Diego August 9th

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Calling all brides-to-be:  The W San Diego Hotel will be hosting a lovely brunch at 10am, followed by the Elle Bridal Boutique Fashion Show on Sunday August 9th, 2015.  I’ve always found these types of events to be very helpful when trying to plan for a wedding because there’s SO much to manage regarding one of the biggest events in your life.  Why not gather as much help and information as you can get, directly from experts?

If you’re interested in attending, tickets can be purchased at the following link:  www.thewsandiegohotel.com/brideandthecity

Cheers!