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Fashionably Late: October & November 2016 Events!

Catching Up Any Second Now

Wow, it’s already December!  I’ve got a few holiday posts to put up to ring in the season, but I thought I’d catch up on some events that I attended in October and November that I didn’t get the chance to post.  Who’s ready for Christmas?  I am!

The Luxe Show at Fashion Valley – 10/29/16




Back in October, I attended The Luxe Show at Fashion Valley, featuring cocktails and a trends display, followed by a runway show and after party at Louis Vuitton.  It’s always fun to not only see great fashion, but to also spend some time with my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers!  After the runway show, we each got to choose one gift from a selection of shops at Fashion Valley and I picked something cute from Henri Bendel.

Malia Designs Trunk Show With San Diego Style Bloggers – 11/16/16






This picture with Laura of Laura Neuzeth and Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez is definitely a tradition!  Check us out here and here!

(Above photo courtesy of Laura)


It has been quite sometime since we have had a San Diego Style Bloggers get together, and we finally had one in November!  I love getting together with my favorite blogger friends, and meeting new ones.  This event was extra special because it was a private trunk show for Malia Designs, where a portion of the proceeds goes to help fight human trafficking.  I purchased that amazing purse above and wore it on my most recent trip to Las Vegas.

Bloomingdale’s 10 Years of Beauty & Style – 11/16/16







There are times when more than one event is scheduled in one night.  I’m lucky enough to call on my friends and family to help me out with attending an event when I’m already at another.  Case in point:  as I attended the San Diego Style Bloggers trunk show with Malia Designs, my best friend Janice attended “Bloomingdale’s 10 Years of Beauty & Style” at Fashion Valley on the same evening.  She got some great pictures, celebrated with delicious drinks and received a gift card.  Thank you Janice for attending and representing my blog, and I’m glad you had fun!

Warm Leatherette

The weather is starting to cool off, but I can still get away with wearing some sleeveless clothing now, that I know I can layer later.  I love these studded boots, and have been figuring out ways to always incorporate them into my wardrobe.  When I got this soft furry vest from Bloomingdale’s, I couldn’t wait to pair them up with these boots.  The cool colors and softness of the vest together with the leather and studs of the boots make me feel like a rock star (Warm Leatherette by The Normal was playing in my head while posing for these shots).

Outfit – Aqua faux fur vest; H&M Jeans; Steve Madden “Fraankie” boots; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Michael Kors watch; Coach sunnies; Personalized leather cuff from the San Diego County Fair; Unknown brand studded silver bracelet; Wendy Brandes ring; Cross necklace from Southwark Cathedral in London

All photos by Rholnna Jiao

Spike It

Other than the music, something that I have carried through from the 80’s are the appearance of spikes in my wardrobe in the form of a bracelet or belt.  My choice of metal is usually the pyramid spike, but I’m leaning towards the cone-shaped spike more and more these days.  I then discovered these ever so sexy open-toe “Lorissa” pumps from Sam Edelman, which are sprinkled with cone-shaped spikes and bejeweled with gems.  Since yesterday was my birthday, I bought a pair at Bloomingdale’s as a present to myself (black is no longer available, but Endless still has them here).  Our son was a bit concerned that my new shoes may hurt, but I assured him that they were only for decorative purposes and will not hurt anyone.  My niece wasn’t afraid at all and walked around the house for a good 15 minutes.  I think I know who’s going to be raiding my closet in the next few years!

New Shoe Round Up

New Shoe Round Up
This is just a quick tally of my recent shoe finds.  Although the prices reflected are current, I included the prices I actually paid for these great shoes.   Remember:  be prepared to hunt and try your best to avoid settling for full price.  Have a great weekend!

Laird by Vince Camuto
$125 – bloomingdales.com (Final price: $108)

Bongo by Axxiom
$142 – musthaveshoes.com (Final price: $55)

Pozina Boot by Guess 
$189 – endless.com (Final price from Guess: $99)

Spotted at the Office

I wear so many different things to work because I like to keep things fresh and fun for myself and I’m really loving this kind of full skirt more and more.  I saw this on the Bloomingdale’s website and I had to pick it up because of the leopard spot print, and discovered how wonderfully lightweight it is.  For the summer, I think I will buy a few more of these types of skirts because I think they will transition nicely into the fall by adding tights with ankle or tall boots.

Outfit – Old Navy shirt; Calvin Klein skirt; Guess shoes; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Michael Kors watch