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Celebrating Galentine’s & Valentine’s at Kendra Scott!

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It’s rare that I put up a blog post so soon after an event, but I felt it necessary because today is Valentine’s Day!  Yesterday, I was invited to celebrate Galentine’s Day at Kendra Scott in the Fashion Valley Mall with my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers, co-hosted by Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic and Vanessa of Vanessa Balli.  Of course there was plenty of laughter and bubbly, but we also had the chance to customize some beautiful Kendra Scott jewelry courtesy of their Color Bar.

If you’re looking for a fun last-minute gift for your gal pal or Valentine, the Color Bar is the perfect place to get it!  Either make the selections yourself based on what you know your special someone likes, or have them do it themselves by bringing them there!  Start off with the style of jewelry you want (necklace, rings, earrings or bracelet), then choose the metal and stone to complete that special piece!  It’s easy and there are so many choices.  All of the pieces are under $150 and are so incredibly beautiful!  I chose the Mason necklace and Elton bracelet, both in silver with black stones.

I hope you enjoy the pictures from last night’s event below, and I want to wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day, cheers!

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Nancy of Happily Ever Nancy and Jealeyni of Dainty Jea work on customizing their selections at the Color Bar!

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My pieces went from this…

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…to this!

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Back Row: Stephani of Sass and Sun; Kristy of SHIFT; Vanessa of Vanessa Bali; Gina of On The Daily Express; Moi; Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez

Front Row:  Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic; Nihan of Style With Nihan; Nancy of Happily Ever Nancy; Jealeyni of Dainty Jea; Laura of Laura Neuzeth

(Group photo courtesy of Paulina)

Blogsgiving 2016

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Our family Thanksgiving happens annually in Las Vegas and it was filled with fun and food, and of course a little shopping.  But prior to our family gathering, I celebrated “Blogsgiving” with a few blogger friends at Hotel La Jolla where we previewed the new fall menu at CUSP Restaurant by Chef Ingrid Funes.

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Our table was dressed with gorgeous flowers by Melissa from Madmade Designs and Louie from 656 Photography documented the entire evening!

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I was in superb company with these beautiful bloggers!

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Above: Tiffany of Glitz & Glam By Tiff, Moi & Paulina of Lil Bits of Chic

Below: Maria of Savvynista, Kali of In-Spades, and Jenna of Lucky Little Mustard Seed

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Bloggers doing what we do best!

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This is the Fall menu for Cusp Restaurant, and we pretty much sampled a bit of everything!  But I’ll feature what I ate that evening, which was simply amazing!

My appetizer was the Crab Cake with sweet and sour bell pepper relish & green goddess sauce (above, in front of the Crispy Pork Belly).  My main dish was the Lobster Gnocchi with Mushrooms & Kale as my side dish.  Both dishes were savory and absolutely delicious!

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I closed the evening with a Sweet Potato Tartlet with cinnamon ice cream.  I think heavenly would be the appropriate way to describe this delectable dessert!

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Chef Ingrid Funes came to meet with us during our dinner.

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We had a blast all through the evening, sharing stories and laughing (a lot)!

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After dinner, Louie from 656 Photography captured more pictures, including this one we’re all calling our “Real Housewives of San Diego” pose.  Maybe someone can come up with a bloggers version for reality TV?

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Our lovely co-hosts for the evening, Jenna and Paulina!

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 Many thanks to Hotel La JollaCUSP Restaurant, their staff and Chef Ingrid Funes for the delicious dinner.  Thank you again to Melissa from Madmade Designs for the lovely floral table setting and to Louie from 656 Photography for the amazing photography.

Special thanks to Jenna, Paulina, Maria, Tiffany and Kali, who I’ve come to know and love as my friends.  It was a great evening filled with laughter and I was glad to have spent it with all of you!

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Get Your Stroll On!

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Last month, I attended a special blogger private preview party of Stroll’s new location!  I had a great time celebrating with owner Katie McCarthy and my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers!

Stroll is located in Little Italy and it’s a great new space that they share with Craftmossphere.  Prior to the brick & mortar shop, Katie used to own the fashion retail truck called Stop Shop and Roll (post featuring her truck here).  After trying out this venture for a year, she opened Stroll in its first location back in 2014.  At the end of September this year, Stroll re-opened in its new location, just a few blocks down, still on India Street.  I took a few pictures of the festivities, which included bites, sips and more importantly, shopping!  I bought a great new dress there, which will be perfect for fall, and I’ll be sure to put up an outfit post featuring it soon.

Be sure to head over to Stroll in their new location for some fantastic boutique shopping!

Stroll Boutique

2360 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101

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The new location is lovely, with everything on trend!

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The mules were made with an infused bourbon.  So delicious!

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I felt like a boho butterfly with these wings by Craftmossphere!

(Photo taken by Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea)

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The first 10 bloggers received a fantastic gift bag, which had a beautiful plant from Craftmossphere (below)!

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Bloggers Gonna Blog:  It was great to celebrate with old & new blogger friends!

Left to right (top): Lindsay of Affordably Accessorized; Brittany of Pennies into Pearls; Ashley of Ash Poppe From Wear to Where; Nihan of Style with Nihan; Devon of Seventeen Dresses; Rhea of Sew Stylish Rhea; Lilia of Curls and Fashion

Left to right (bottom): Katie owner of Stroll; Gray of GILGU; Moi; Bel of Bunk Beds and Mascara

(Photo courtesy of Lindsay of Affordably Accessorized)

Fashionably Late: January 2016 Events With San Diego Style Bloggers

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I guess I’m doing fairly well with documenting events lately, especially since I’m only two weeks behind in posting them (yikes)!  I attended a couple of events to help support my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers: Girls Night Out at La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique and the 2016 Style Refresh Party at Bliss 101.  I’ve got a couple more events to catch up for January, which I will post up before the end of the week.  In the meantime, please enjoy my recaps of these fun events!


Girls Night Out With with Tiffany of Glitz and Glam by Tiff at La Femme Chic Consignment Boutique

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Gorgeous model/blogger Tiffany hosted a Girls Night Out at La Femme Chic!

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La Femme Chic is located in Solana Beach, and they specialize in combining high-end chic with affordable pieces.  You can find lovely Chanel and Christian Dior purses next to well cared for Madewell and H&M items.  My kind of consignment store!

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All of the displays in La Femme Chic are so gorgeous!

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I found my opera coat!  I fell in love with the ones Carrie Bradshaw wore on “Sex And The City”, and I have been looking for something similar to what she wore on the episode “Anchors Away”.  I found that gorgeous vintage one picture above, and at such a great deal!


2016 Style Refresh at Bliss 101, Hosted by San Diego Style Bloggers

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Bliss 101 is located in Encinitas, and they specialize in all things having to do with art, home and body.

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Bliss 101 helped to host San Diego Style Bloggers (SDSB) for a meet up.  They provided sips and snacks, in addition to a DIY project!

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Our DIY project: a decorative lamp made with re-purposed wine bottles!

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SDSB Event Coordinators Jen of Sprinkles on Sunday and Kali of In Spades; blogger Aylin of Stylin’ by Aylin; and SDSB Local Business / Designer Spotlight Contributor, Devon of Seventeen Dresses.

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A mix of bloggers and patrons all participating in the DIY project.  And I finally got to hang out for a bit with Laura of Laura Neuzeth; it’s been awhile since I have seen her!  

Thank you Bliss 101 for a wonderful evening!

Trendy And Tipsy: Where Boho Chic Meets Vintage Cool

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I first learned about Trendy And Tipsy at the DaisyMae PR #Popshop & Industry Party earlier this year (post here), and I immediately loved their mix of current Boho Chic trends with various types of vintage clothing.  I was invited last month to their storefront grand opening in Pacific Beach, and got to hang out with a couple of my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers.  The best part of the night (other than the shopping):  I won a raffle prize, which included a $25 gift certificate!  Below is a pictorial recap of the event. Have a great weekend, cheers!

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Look, Duran Duran was in my dressing room!

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So lovely to see Kali of In Spades and Tiffany of Glitz and Glam by Tiff!

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Can you believe I won?  I bought that Metallica rock t-shirt/vintage flannel, along with another shirt with my gift card, AND received an extra 20% off for the grand opening)!

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The goodie bag I won along with the gift certificate from the raffle.  It’s always fun to win!

Ice Machine

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I finally got my Val Tex ankle boots by Miista.  Free People had them on super sale, so I just had to grab them.  They named it the “Glacier Ankle Boot”, probably because the pattern looks like it could be from the aurora borealis.  I fell in love with them when Miista introduced their Electromancer line, and I used it in a Polyvore collage (post here).  I kept my outfit very simple, allowing these lovelies to steal the show.  These booties are even prettier up-close and personal, and many co-workers stopped me to ask me where I got them.  This is my fourth pair of Miistas, and I can safely say that I’m hooked.

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Outfit – H&M cardigan; Old Navy shirt and jeans; Val Tex ankle boots by Miista in topaz/mauve ($69.95 on Free People); Rebecca Minkoff MAC; Michael Kors watch; Wendy Brandes and Suki Bijoux rings; Honeybadger glasses by BonLook; bracelet, necklace and earrings were birthday gifts from my niece and sister

(‘Ice Machine’ is a song by Depeche Mode, the B-side to ‘Dreaming of Me’)

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(Check out the cute bonus pictures of my beautiful niece wearing my Miistas.  She loves all of my shoes, purses and clothes, so I thought it would be fitting to get her in this outfit post.  I’m telling you, she’s a natural, no?)

(Photos by Rholnna Jiao)

A Posh Party With Poshmark Tonight (and It’s My Birthday)!

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Not only is it my birthday today, but I’ll be celebrating in style at a Posh Party with Poshmark!  One of my favorite local bloggers, Paulina of Lil’ Bits of Chic and San Diego Style Bloggers will be co-hosting the Sunshine Style Posh Party with three other lovely ladies (Jocelyn of Bossy Jocey, Vanessa of Vanessa Balli, and Kelly of Messy Dirty Hair) for a night of fashion and fun.  I just joined Poshmark recently, so I’ll be sure to create my closet and then check out other fab fashionistas and their closets.  You can join the party in person, or virtually on their app or online.  Hope to see you there!