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San Diego Style Bloggers at Old Navy

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This past Monday, I attended a “Blogger Night” event at Old Navy in the Fashion Valley Mall through San Diego Style Bloggers.  I’m always happy to attend these fun and fashionable events because I get to see my favorite SD Style Bloggers, in addition to meeting new blogger friends!  It was a great evening of styling ourselves, as well as customers who shopped that night.  I didn’t get a chance to style anyone myself, but I did watch my fellow bloggers put together some great outfits.  It was lovely to see Jess, Tuyaymya, and Alessandra again, in addition to meeting other San Diego Style Bloggers for the first time.  Below are some pictures of the event, plus a list of all the bloggers in attendance.  Hope you have a great weekend!

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As you know from my outfit pictures, Old Navy is in heavy rotation in my wardrobe (check out posts here, here, here and here just to name a few).  Above are some hopefuls for my wardrobe!

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This is actually the second outfit I tried on.  Adore the printed pants.

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With Amanda, Jess, Tuyaymya and Alessandra.  Aren’t these girls gorgeous?

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Having a blast!  Need I mention everyone’s fab shoes?

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My final outfit choice of the night:  The Plaid Madras Shirt and bright yellow 3″ Everyday Khaki Shorts.  (Picture courtesy of OldNavyFashionValley’s Instagram…follow them!)

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Bloggers Pictured:  Elvy of Pigtails & Pearls; Amanda of Amanda Kathryn; Jess of A Glam Diary; Tuyaymya of White Tee Black Dress; Maria of Savvynista; Alessandra of Alessandra Gonzalez; Daniel of Seamed; and of course, moi!

Made Well

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I’m not sure how it happened, but I have accumulated quite a collection of printed pants in the last few months.  I like what the printed pants add to my wardrobe, making it very dynamic.  It’s always easy to pair printed shirts with jeans or dress pants, but I find it more challenging to build an outfit around printed pants.  These wonderful printed pants are my first purchase from Madewell.  I also don’t really pick a color theme for my outfits, but I ran with the blue in this one (you may recognize the blue purse, as I wore it during my many days and nights out in London last year, orignal post here).  Believe it or not, the blues were not all the same shade, but they appear that way in these pictures.

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Outfit – Madewell pants (on super sale at the location in South Coast Plaza, only $17!); Old Navy shirt; H&M sweater; Rebecca Minkoff purse; Betsey Johnson shoes; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Necklace from Southwark Cathedral (London); Mimi Boutique zipper bangle; Wendy Brandes ring; Suki Bijoux rings; Michael Kors watch

FTC Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  Although this is a sponsored post, the opinions, pictures & content of this post are strictly my own.

You May Be Blue

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When trying to figure out titles to my posts, especially outfit posts, I’m usually inspired by song titles and lyrics.  Typically, I can come up with a title or lyric from one of my favorite bands.  If something doesn’t instantly come to me, then I do a search for a few key words to spark my memory.  In the case of the title to this particular post, I just couldn’t find anything using the words “may” and “blue” from my staples like Depeche Mode, Joy Division, Duran Duran, or OMD.  So into the search engine I typed “lyrics, may, blue” (the color of the amazing skirt I bought from Bella of The Citizen Rosebud’s Etsy store, and name of the Miista boots).  Lo and behold, out came a song by a group called Vetiver called “You May Be Blue” on Subpop Records.  I’m so glad I did that because I discovered an amazing band that I had not heard before.  There are great live versions on You Tube (such as this one recorded in London back in 2007), but I dig the album version.  In fact, I liked the song so much that I included the video below and bought the album To Find Me Gone (Vetiver’s second album).  Oh the places you’ll go when fashion blogging, no?

(Note: I wore the outfit with thick black sweater tights and a black jacket.  My new job is keeping me busy with long hours, so I haven’t been able to take outfit pictures like I should.  I hope to include myself wearing the outfit in a future post.)

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Outfit – Old Navy sweater; The Citizen Rosebud skirt; May booties by Miista, purchased from Shoescribe.com

Tailored Textures

It’s finally starting to cool down, so I’m feeling like wearing textured clothing and layering them in different ways.  These pieces are not new, but I’ve never worn them together so it feels like a new outfit.  The jacket is a colored tweed or boucle and the pants are corduroy.  I kept the layering simple, but all in the same muted shades.  I’m also starting to embrace wearing different shades of the same color.  I was always hesitant to do so, but I think that it makes an outfit more dynamic and now actually expands my wardrobe possibilities!

Outfit – din bin jacket (from Nordstrom a long time ago); LEI corduroy pants; Old Navy blouse; Wet Seal tank; Poetic License shoes; Rebecca Minkoff MAC purse; Michael Kors watch; iSee glasses from GlassesUSA; Vintage brooches; Tiffany & Co necklace; Wendy Brandes ring

Fully Entrenched

I’ve been reading and referring back quite a bit lately to a book my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas called Parisian Chic: A Style Guide by Ines de la Fressange.  I love the section about staples that a Parisian woman has in her wardrobe, and one of them is a trench coat.  I had one before, but I have been longing a more classic one that is actually functional (can be worn in the rain).   The book mentions that Burberry is in the “Hall of Fame” of trench coats, to which I agree wholeheartedly.  But if you’re watching your budget like I am, this London Fog one will fulfill all of your trench coat needs.

Outfit – London Fog trench coat; H&M shirt; Cotton On cardigan (unseen); Old Navy jeans; Gunmetal shoes; Forever 21 necklace; Bloomingdales bracelet; Wendy Brandes ring; Rebecca Minkoff purse; iSee glasses c/o GlassesUSA

Easy Pieces

I wore this to work before reading a post from Cupcakes and Cashmere on how Emily was becoming inspired by simple basics and paired down pieces.  There’s something about easy classics like a white top & jeans, or a basic black dress.

I like going back to basics because it’s like beginning with a clean slate to be creative again.  When things are this simple, you notice details like the inverted lapel of this jacket.  It also makes it easy to add great little touches like something sparkly and a pop of color.

Outfit – H&M coat (only $15 at their recent sale!); Old Navy tank top & jeans; Poetic Licence shoes (from Must Have Shoes);Pashmina scarf (a gift from Janice on her NYC trip last year); Wendy Brandes ring; Mini MAC purse ℅ Rebecca Minkoff

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

I love the fact that my little man lets me play dress up with him.  Dominic’s only requirement is that he gets to wear his “Cars” shirts.  Other than that, it’s up to me on how to create the rest of the outfit around it.  I know the poses are practically the same, but I just couldn’t resist because of the look on his face in each shot.  Hope you had a great Christmas weekend!

Dominic’s Outfit – Disney “Cars” t-shirt; H&M striped shirt (layered); Guess jeans (handed down from cousin Riley); Kids Play jacket; Target cap; Urban scarf; Old Navy boots (and of course, one of many Lightning McQueen cars)