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Find Your “Summer Essentials” at Fashion Valley!

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Can you believe it’s 4th of July weekend already?  Where did the time go?  If you’re still trying to figure out what to wear or pack for the upcoming season, I’ve teamed up with Fashion Valley to share some of my favorite summer picks and I’m also giving away a $100 gift card to get you started!  I recently ran around Fashion Valley to show you some of favorite “Summer Essentials” all available now!


FABULOUS FLATS

There really isn’t a better way to run around during the summer than in flats.  I know a recent blogger favorite are a cool pair of sneakers (which I own many of), but my favorite flats for the summer are lace-up sandals, slides and mules.  I like lace-up sandals because they can be worn casually with a great pair of shorts or wide-legged cropped pants, or dressed up with a cute little sundress.

Slides and mules are my favorite shoes of the moment because they’re so easy: slip them on and off you go!  For the beach, the slides are the perfect alternative to flip-flops.  For everywhere else, mules feel so preppy, yet modern.  They’re like really dressy bedroom slippers!

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Clockwise from Top left: The Bridget Lace-Up Sandal in Thai Chili by Madewell; The Boardwalk Lace-Up Sandal in Heather Soot Metallic by Madewell; The Willa Slide Sandal in English Saddle by Madewell; French Connection slip-on loafers from Bloomingdale’s (no longer available, but they have a great selection of mules and slip-on loafers available!)


SHORT STORY

Shorts are a summer staple, but they don’t need to be basic.  Check out the scalloped edge pull-on shorts below at Madewell.  Aren’t they adorable?

Denim cut-offs just scream summer to me.  I always prefer a raw edge when it comes to my denim shorts, like the ones below from Madewell.

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Scallop-Hem Pull-On Shorts in Coastal Blue and True Black; Denim Boyshorts in Thornecliff Wash, all by Madewell


BEYOND BASICS

I have my go-to items that create my “uniform”, which consist of striped t-shirts, great pants and easy dresses.  I also choose items that are easy to mix and match, stretching your wardrobe to more than just basics.

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Radio Tee in Delray Stripe by Madewell

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Cropped Wide-Leg Chinos by Pilcro in Sand at Anthropologie

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Cleophee Tunic Dress by Cloth & Stone in Mint at Anthropologie


PURPOSEFUL PURSES

I could spend all day on the subject of purses, but for the summer, I like to stick to the most practical: totes and cross-bodies.  Totes provide the room needed to carry all of my loved one’s essentials to the beach or outdoor family gatherings.  Cross-body purses are the best for amusement parks and exploring anywhere!

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Pomaria Tote at Anthropologie

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The Holepunch Transport Tote in English Saddle (leather) by Madewell

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The Brisbane Camera Bag in Dried Rose and The Transport Tote in Dark Cocoa, both by Madewell

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The Take Two Connor Handbag in Purple Wonderwall and The Take Two Abbot Handbag in Black Island Style, both by Kipling

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The New Addison Crossbody Bags by Kipling


THE FINAL TOUCHES

These are my final go-to items for the summer: hats, sunnies, sunblock and lip balm.  The hats and sunglasses below are not just cute, but incredibly necessary if you’re going to be under the sun for longer periods of time.  You will always find me in a hat and sunglasses, especially at the San Diego County Fair.  And if you are going to be out and about in the sun, I highly recommend the Super Fluid Sunscreen and #1 Lip Balm at Kiehl’s, which I restock again and again.

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Hat assortment at Anthorpologie

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The Row Parquet sunglasses by Oliver Peoples

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Super Fluid Sunscreen and Lip Balm #1, both by Kiehl’s


THE GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

1. Find and “Like” the picture below on Instagram
2. Follow @fashionvalleyca and @any2ndnow on Instagram
3. Leave a comment telling me about your favorite “Summer Essential” at Fashion Valley mall
4.  Tag a friend for a bonus entry!
Winners will be chosen at random by July 8, 2016 midnight PST and is open to those living in the San Diego area or nearby cities.
Good luck and have a wonderful holiday!
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DAISO Japan Grand Opening in Kearny Mesa & Deluxe Goodie Bag Giveaway!

Daiso_Orange_FaceI’m SO excited!  DAISO Japan is opening a new location in Kearny Mesa, and they have a grand opening celebration happening September 12th & 13th, starting at 10am!  If you are unfamiliar with DAISO Japan, they are a bright and cheerful retail store who’s mission is to help customers “find surprises and fun!”  Their stores are filled with lots of Japanese based items where most of the prices start at $1.50.  I’ve been to the Mira Mesa location more times than I care to count, and I can easily lose track of time because they have so many adorable yet useful items.

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In addition to goodie bags for the first 100 customers who present a receipt for that weekend and other fantastic prizes DAISO Japan is giving away during their grand opening, I’m also giving away a deluxe DAISO Japan goodie bag filled with items from their store to one lucky local Any Second Now reader, who will receive their prize at the grand opening!

TO ENTER THE DELUXE GOODIE BAG CONTEST:

  • Input your information in the Rafflecopter widget in this post for one entry.
  • For an additional entry, post a blog comment in the “Comments” section below.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on this blog on September 9th. 

Cheers and good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Edited to add on 9/22/2015:  For transparency, the original winner, Ronald D. did not respond to the initial and subsequent emails sent, and did not pick up his prize at the grand opening. I randomly selected another winner and have contacted Judy L. as the new winner!)

$50 PinkBasis Gift Certificate Winner!

A winner has been selected for the $50 PinkBasis Gift Certificate:  Please help me congratulate Chevy!  Chevy has been notified by email and PinkBasis will send her the code for her gift certificate to shop online.

Congratulations Chevy!

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FTC Disclosure: The winner of the gift card was chosen at random using Rafflecopter.  This post and the initial contest announcement post (seen here) were in partnership with PinkBasis, and I received product.

Giveaway: Win a $50 Gift Certificate from PinkBasis!

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The lovely folks at PinkBasis have given me a $50 gift certificate to give away to one lucky Any Second Now reader!  They’ve got so many cute clothes, shoes and accessories, it will be easy to put that $50 to good use.  The dress I styled above is the Black Sleeveless V Neck Dress, and is still available on their site.

Just comment below and you’ll be entered (the giveaway is also on Instagram here)!

The contest ends November 24, 2014 and I’ll announce the winner here on the blog and on Instagram.

Good luck to all!

Outfit details – Houndstooth Candies jacket (old); Vintage Judith Leiber clutch purse; Enzo Angiolini ‘Coadi’ Cross Strap Pointy Toe Pump from Nordstrom Rack in houndstooth; Black Sleeveless V Neck Dress c/o PinkBasis

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.

(The contest is open to US residents only.)

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I Won a Furla Candy Bag From Duty Free City!

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If you recall, I posted about a contest not too long ago where you can win a Furla Candy Bag from Duty Free City’s Facebook page (original post here)?  Well, I won!  I completely wasn’t expecting to win, but I’m so glad I did, because the bag is adorable.  The contest is still open until October 22, 2014 so click on the link in this post for the details on how to win.  Additionally, their store is beautiful and they have a grand opening on November 6, 2014 (flier on their Facebook page).  I’ll be there (with my Furla Candy Bag).  Hope to see you there, cheers!

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Furla Bag Giveaway at Duty Free City!

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I always love sharing contests because it’s SO much fun to win, right?  For instance, I won a Lego set for my hubby and new Michael Antonio shoes for myself recently on Instagram (click to see pictures of my prizes).  Here’s the latest contest I just entered, and I’m sharing it with all of you who live in the San Diego/San Ysidro area.  Duty Free City is giving away a Furla Candy Bag every Friday, no strings attached, totally FREE until October 22, 2014! Details are below from their official Facebook page, which includes a link to the contest.  Good luck to all and cheers!

Enter for a chance to win a Furla Candy Bag!

Simply enter your name and email, and you’re entered to win a Fulra Candy Bag. We are choosing winners weekly from August 22, 2014 to October 22, 2014. Winners are announced every Friday at 12:00 PM PST through Duty Free City’s Facebook. Winners are required to pick up their Furla bag at Duty Free City within five (5) days of notification on Duty Free City’s social media.

Store Location:

601 East San Ysidro Blvd
San Diego CA 92173
619.621.2600

(To enter, click here!)

Winner of the Lavishy Necklace!

A winner has been selected for the scooter necklace from Lavishy:  Please help me congratulate Karin!  Karin has been notified by email and Lavishy will send out her lovely new necklace, congratulations Karin!
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FTC Disclosure: The winner of a necklace was chosen at random using Rafflecopter.  This post and the initial contest announcement post (seen here) were in partnership with Lavishy through Tomoson, and I received product.