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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!


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!)


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


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


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


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


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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Free Ray-Ban Giveaway from Eyeglass World on June 19th!

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I love sharing giveaways, and this will be a great way to kick off the weekend:  Eyeglass World will be giving away free Ray-Ban sunglasses on Friday June 19, 2015 to the first 100 visitors at their grand opening in Vista!  They will be handing out numbers from 7am-9am.  With the sun shining brighter than ever already, get there super early to score some great high quality sunglasses!

“Help us celebrate our Grand Opening on June 19th, and you could win a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses!

Starting at 9:00am, the first 100 people in line will receive a ticket for free Ray-Bans. You don’t have to buy anything to win, just be one of the first people to line up. See our Official Rules for full details.” – From the Eyeglass World website

This location is the first of eight to open in the Northern San Diego area.  Additionally, the grand opening of Eyeglass World marks the first retail offering of prescriptions for smart glasses in the San Diego area, which includes Google Glass!


Vista, CA Eyeglass World

North County Square
1811 University Drive Suite 102
Vista, CA 92083

Phone: (760) 726-4074| Fax: (760) 724-1966

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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Free Children's Bike Helmet Giveaway This Weekend at Fashion Valley!

Here is a great event happening at Fashion Valley Mall tomorrow here in San Diego.  I’ll be stopping by to get Dominic fitted, maybe I’ll see some of you there!

Free Children’s Bike Helmet Giveaway at Fashion Valley

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

Kaiser Permanente and the Cox Cares Foundation are partnering for a Bicycle Helmet Safety event at Fashion Valley on Saturday,  August 16, starting at noon. Parents and grandparents can bring children to be personally fit by San Diego Paramedics, for a properly fitted bicycle helmet. Free bicycle helmets will be given to the first 250 children aged 12 and under, just for showing up. Children must be present to be fitted.
(Thank you again to Noelle from Curator PR for allowing me to share this exciting event!  Photo courtesy of Fashion Valley.)

All For Fun, Fun For All: Lavishy Necklace Giveaway!

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Yesterday was my birthday, but I’m giving away something to one of YOU!  Lavishy was kind enough to provide me with another scooter necklace to give away to one lucky Any Second Now reader (silver one in the outfit post here)!  The contest starts today and ends May 17, 2014.  To enter, just click the link below, then follow Any Second Now and Lavishy on Facebook.  .  Good luck to all!


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

BonLook Giveaway!

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It’s definitely no secret I absolutely adore BonLook glasses (I own four pairs myself).  Which makes me very excited to announce that I have teamed up with BonLook so that one lucky Any Second Now reader can win your favorite pair!   Here’s how:

1. Leave a comment on this post with which style you would like to win (they have an awesome selection!) 

2.  Click on the link below to enter your email address

BonLook and Any2ndNow.com Giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win your favourite pair of BonLook glasses!

3. Sign up for their newsletter here

The contest ends November 30, 2013.  Good luck to all!

(Pictured clockwise, from top left:  La Marquise in Black; Eva in Sepia Kiss c/o; Honeybadger in Chocolate Tortoise; Cavalier in Burgundy)

Fashion Week San Diego Tickets Giveaway From Lil Bits of Chic

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This month is brimming to the rim with news from and about all the Fashion Weeks happening around the globe.  Locally, San Diego has it’s own Fashion Week, which starts September 30th and runs until October 6th.  All of the details can be found at the official site, Fashion Week SD, where you can purchase tickets to support San Diego’s emerging designers.  I’ll be attending all of the runway shows, along with many of my fellow San Diego Style Bloggers.  Paulina Mo, of Lil Bits of Chic and founder of San Diego Style Bloggers, has a fantastic contest on her blog.  In addition to her awesome coverage of the press preview of the designers that will be showcased during FWSD, she has been given two tickets to give away!  If you are local to San Diego and would like a chance to win tickets to FWSD, please visit her blog at the link below.  Good luck and hope you had a great weekend!

Fashion Week SD Preview & GIVEAWAY on Lil Bits of Chic

(Photo courtesy of Lil Bits of Chic)